Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
I'm going to be traveling to DC and was planning on stoping by BWI. Where is the best spot to spot? Are non-passengers allowed at the international gates? That's probably a dumb question, but it has been about 7 years since I've been in a large international airport. Doesn't the Concord fly there? Thanks you all.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
The concorde I think years back flew into Dulles.
In an Airliners or Airways magazine they did a feature of BWI. There is some kind of actual designated place for Spotters, but I couldnt tell you exactly where it is. It actually is in a building with a restaurant somewhere near a runway.
But if you are looking for International while you are in Washington, BWI is probably the wrong place, you probably would want to go to Dulles.
BWI is good if you want to see a lot of Southwest and Air Tran
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5645 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
No Concorde, unless it's a charter. Try the observation deck between the B and C concourses. Not allowed in the International Gates (or any gates) without a ticket. There is a perimeter spotting area if you're driving.
Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
BWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
The spotters lounge is between B and C concourses. It is directly beneath the control tower, so it gives a good view. I haven't been there since Sept. 11, but I don't think it is behind security. There is an designated outdoor viewing area off of route 176, which I believe is still open. Non-passengers won't be allowed at the international gates, which is a shame. It's a nice new facility. Enjoy the trip!