DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
I love visiting airports, especially ones that are not close to my home (MHT/BOS). I just go because I like to watch airliners (I can see Cessnas from my house anyday, but not 777s) etc. I guess I am a nut of sorts (I have hung out at BOS when it was -20 F wind chill)
MDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
I love going to the airport. Every time I fly United, I look at the itinerary and hope for a long (not too long) layover in ORD.
I go out to Charlotte-Douglas quite a bit, especially since I found the observation area, which has a great overview of runway 36L/18R. I spent about 2 1/2 hours out there the other day watching planes take off an land. It's very relaxing.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
Travel7--I like to go the airport just to hang out, talk to pilots, visit the facilities, collect schedules and luggage tags, and watch the planes. Am I the only one who likes to do this?
Hmm, hope y'don't think that now, if ya did before
No looka, particularly if in teens or twenties, and if the airport's big enough to get daily mainline jet service, (maybe, million passengers a year or bigger), it can be a lot of fun. Into the thirties, life's responsibilities can tend to make it somewhat more difficult to do. But the feeling still can be there of course, in patches, and some memories from past days to superimpose 'em onto as well.
AC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
I love going to the airport to watch planes take off and land do the same as you, collect luggage tags and airline schedules. Unfortunately my local airport is VERY boring! All you will ever see are Canadian Regional F-28's and Dash 8's. And 2 hours could go by without one plane coming in or out. But when I am at the larger airports I love it! I even drive out to my airport often just incase something different is in. Sometimes I am surprised!
VapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
As you can probably tell you are not alone here! I love going to the airport when I can, to watch the planes and absorb the atmosphere and goings on. In fact, if I could I would move the the airport!! . Visiting large airports is even better, and I also try and get long connections or check in early...
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