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Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:26 am

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?
 
jessman
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:30 am

Nope. I like the observation areas better than the terminal tho.
My grandparents live within walking distance of CVG so I visit them often.
 
captainAD
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:37 am

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:46 am

I love the airport Love
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:47 am

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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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airpo

Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:02 am

SFO doesn't really have an observation deck like CVG, but they have parking by the runways.
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:07 am

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:23 am

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.
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:46 am

hanging out at airports is the best.
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:51 am

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.

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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:58 am

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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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:14 pm

I love going to the airport!!!!

Chris
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:46 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:49 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:53 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:39 pm

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
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:19 pm

I love going to the airport, too.
And I'd love to work there!!!!
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:07 am

The airport is one of the funnest places to hang out!
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 1:18 am

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.
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airpo

Mon Aug 27, 2001 2:54 am

Travel7,

What airport do you spot at?

Happy Spotting,
David Horne
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eddgge
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airpo

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:04 am

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
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:09 am


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.
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 5:41 am

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!
 
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RE: Am I The Only One Who Likes To Visit The Airport?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 6:03 pm

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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