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5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:26 am

I'm arriving in JFK from TLV Tuesday morning and was curious what there was to do for 5.5 hours while I wait for my connecting flight.
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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:33 am

If I was you I would go for some spotting at JFK  Smile

Terminal 4 has great viewing areas (just the outside of the terminal), you can view 3 runways and other ramps and taxiways  Smile

Just a hop on the skytrain, or if you are flying on EL Al your already there  Smile

Do you take photo's or just view aircraft?

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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Terminal 4 has great viewing areas (just the outside of the terminal), you can view 3 runways and other ramps and taxiways

I didn't know that T4 had a decent viewing area. You're more likely to get a better view from a foodcourt in T1.

If you're not from NY, I'd suggest hopping on a train and going to see the city a little. It's about one hour each way and should be fun. Let me know if you want more details.

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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:44 am

I'm on Israir... Should be an experience from all I can gather. Anyway, I arrive at 0700 and leave at 1230. I figure by the time I clear customs, claim my bags, then check back in it will be nearly 9.

I've never posted any photos, but I love taking them. Then again, just looking at planes excites me. I didn't spend 4 years studying aerospace because I thought it was boring.
 
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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
I didn't know that T4 had a decent viewing area.

I didn't either until I tried it out  Smile

Here are a few examples that I took from just outside of the Departure area of T4  Smile









I apologise for the rubbish quality, with my crappy camera as my Cannon 300D (Digital Rebel) broke during my NYC trip  Sad

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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:54 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
I didn't know that T4 had a decent viewing area.

I didn't either until I tried it out  Smile

Here are a few examples that I took from just outside of the Departure area of T4  Smile









I apologise for the rubbish quality, with my crappy camera as my Cannon 300D (Digital Rebel) broke during my NYC trip  Sad

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
You're more likely to get a better view from a foodcourt in T1.

The advantage of Terminal 4 is that there are no windows blocking your view  Smile

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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:15 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
The advantage of Terminal 4 is that there are no windows blocking your view

Rob, could you please be more specific on where you can spot from T4?
Thanks.

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RE: 5 Hours At JFK

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:55 am

Sorry about the double post above  Smile

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 6):
Rob, could you please be more specific on where you can spot from T4?

Yea sure....

Where the black spots are on the following image is where I took the above photo's:


The lines are the runways which you can view from the two area's.

They are located on the ramp where you drop of PAX for departures and check in:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/Rob_canada/38407662-O.jpg

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