Silverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Just to info everyone - SFO just lost its' drive-in area to progress. I still don't know what that area is going to be, but it will be missed by alot of folks. The other spot you definitely need some binocs.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
If you want a good deck go to ZRH. It is the greatest. They also do (suspended currently but hopefully coming back) bus tours where you get to get out at the runway intersection and watch planes takeoff and land right in front of your nose. (ear plugs recomended)
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
MSP has one. It's in the green concourse. It's no longer called GREEN concourse, so I don't know what it's called. It has 3 flights of stairs to get up to it. It has a PERFECT view of runway 30R/12L. It's awesome! You can look down on a whole bunch of planes!! I go to the airport about 4 hours early (seriously) before I go on a flight, and stay in the observation deck the whole time.
Boeing764 From Canada, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
I agree with Swissgabe about the observation deck at Narita, especially the one on Terminal One. It is perfectly situated so that you can see all the landings and take offs on the main runway aswell as aircraft taxiing by. I was there for three hours on March 24 and if you'd like to see my photos just email me at email@example.com and I'll send you a link to my album at Ofoto.com.
These three photos were obviously taken from the Terminal One deck.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2056 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
EWR has a nice monorail connecting the three terminals; as it is levitated over the terminals, you get nice unobstructed views. Downsides: (1) movement of the monorail when it's not at one of the stations, (2) tinted glass. On a sunny day, however, one can snap decent pictures.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
Auckland (AKL) has a nice observation deck in the International terminal with theatre style seating, although since they extended the gate area, the view isn't as good as it used to be.
If you want to watch from outside, they've even provided coin operated gas barbecues for your use (if they're still there).
There's also a purpose built carpark at the end of RW05 for viewing purposes.
Rydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 869 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Can someone tell me if the deck atop the theme building at LAX is still open? I have asked this before but just gotten many "I thinks..." Can someone confirm? Or will I have to pay $30 for some pasta and the view inside Encounters? Thanks RY
You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
My hometown airport, Ottawa has some pretty good observation areas, but Terminal 1 in Toronto can't be beat. It was (still is for a bit longer) arguably one of the best places to spot in the world. Get there while you still can.