su
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LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:59 am

Hi All,

I will be spending a night in LAX and was wondering which hotel offers the best view of the airport/aprons/runways etc. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
SU
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N1120A
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:01 am

The Radison (former Hyatt), which is inside the LAX roadways offers a good view, so does the Sheraton Gateway LAX (which is also where WN crews stay).
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danpio
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:52 am

Try this link, although the overview pic is not loading right now. But it is great info.

http://home.hetnet.nl/~mvdb22/spottersunited/laxspot.htm
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danpio
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 4:05 am

Or use this 2004 aerial photograph to map out where you'd like to go:

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?t=4&s=13&x=231&y=2347&z=11&w=2
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PanAm747
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:38 am

I don't know which hotels offer the best views, but there are a lot of them around, so you'll be fine.

However, you MUST proceed to Lincoln Parkway and Sepulveda Blvd, and have lunch at the In & Out Burger...take it to go, and eat at the little parkway (actually a grassy island). Bring your camera, because here's what you will see:


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The views are unreal. Even in post 9/11 America, these kinds of views are still possible.

Have a great trip!!
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AAplatnumflier
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:52 pm

Sheraton Gateway is the best Hotel for spotting
 
su
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RE: LAX Spotting

Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:33 pm

Thank You all for the help. I'll let you know in my trip report where I stayed and hopefully will post some nice pictures
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