I just got back from San Diego, and I was impressed with the various spots throughout the city that are good for plane spotting. The best point, though, is a patio restaurant placed right at the end of the arrival/departure end of the runway. You get a great looking waitress, great food and drinks, and a perfect view of arrivals and departures, from the dozens of Southwest 737s, to FedEx DC10s, to the daily British Airways 747-400. I believe it is called The Windsock.
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!