Ahhh, a topic I have pretty good knowledge of. My office is about 2 miles down the normal departure pattern for SJC
and I watch the various aircraft fly by my window in my office. I also use that airport a lot when I have to travel.
There is one flight that does not follow the "loop" departure pattern. AA
), Japan">NRT, it heads straight west pretty much and then banks to the left after crossing the 237 freeway to clear SFO
traffic and then off to AA
I really like the UA
terminal. It's odd, but I prefer using airstairs to board a aircraft. You get some great views of the AC
that you normally don't see when using a jetway.