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Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?  
User currently offlineTravel7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

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?

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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Nope. I like the observation areas better than the terminal tho.
My grandparents live within walking distance of CVG so I visit them often.


User currently offlineCaptainAD From United States of America, joined May 2001, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

of course, you're not the only one... i dare say the vast majority of users on this website also love to visit the airport for whatever reason

User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

I love the airport Love

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

I like to go to the airport and park the car near the fence, and watch the planes taxing around, taking off and landing


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User currently offlineTravel7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

SFO doesn't really have an observation deck like CVG, but they have parking by the runways.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1787 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)

Jeff


User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

I can spend hours walking the terminals of DFW. I've done it many times before just for fun. Those parking fees can add up.
sax



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User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

hanging out at airports is the best.

User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

I love visit the airport, take photos wacth the planes when saty at the terminal during the taxiing, the take off and the landing. What a shame that in SCL not exist a good point to wacth the planes.

RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Hanging out at airports is something I absolutely love doing.

I always like to walk around airports, ride the airport train (if there is one like in ATL, DEN, etc.) to other parts of the airport and watch planes.

Regards.



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I love going to the airport!!!!

Chris



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User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

I hang out in the AIRMALL in PIT when I have free time. I like to eat in Fridays in their big glass room that gives really cool views of the C,D, and commuter (E) concourses.

pgh234


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

What, are you kidding??? Of course not.

We all love going to the airport, which is why we are on airliners. We are a support group. Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Not at all. I love the airport, though I wish I could afford parking at YYZ. If I could, I would spend a lot more time there than I do now. The airport is awesome  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I love going to the airport. Watch all the planes that lands and t/o is just great. Even though it might get boring on a small airport like GOT sometimes.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

I love going to the airport, too.
And I'd love to work there!!!!


User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

The airport is one of the funnest places to hang out!

User currently offlineMDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1709 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.


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Travel7,

What airport do you spot at?

Happy Spotting,
David Horne
President of the Bay Area Spotter's Association-BASA
www.bayareaspotter.org
ILUV767@hotmail.com


User currently offlineEddgge From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I like to hang out at ARN/ESSA! It´s a greate place, will be even nicer when the new north terminal is ready in 2 years!!

Anyone who has a good spotting place at ARN? Would like to take landing and take off pictures!

Best regards,
Gustaf


User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1692 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  Big grin

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.


User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1678 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!

User currently offlineVapourTrails From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

As you can probably tell you are not alone here! I love going to the airport  Smokin cool 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!!  Laugh out loud. Visiting large airports is even better, and I also try and get long connections or check in early...

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