Joge
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HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:46 pm

I'm going to these three during this month and looking for the best day to go for spotting (infrequent visitors, cargo traffic...). Won't be in HKG for the A380 though.

Local spotters and others, feel free to post your opinions.  Smile

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:26 pm

For the best days in HKG, you may visit: http://www.hongkongairport.com/
for the flight info.
 
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:51 pm

BKK: All day long! But the new airport's so called viewing gallery is pretty much obscured by the building's design, not as fun as Don Muang.

HKT: Traffic is a little slow as you know, this is not a MAJOR international airport. Once in a while a heavy flies in from Australia (TG) and if you can get to the road that slopes upwards towards the control tower, you are in for some awesome spotting.
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:56 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
Once in a while a heavy flies in from Australia (TG)

Well all TG domestics are AB6/333/777/747 too apart from the last departure from BKK sometimes.
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:03 pm

Oh yeah that's true... A lot of the BKK-HKT flights are an extension of an international flight of some sort so dont be surprised to see TG wide-bodies ALL DAY LONG.
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:25 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
But the new airport's so called viewing gallery is pretty much obscured by the building's design

Ah, that's definitely bad news.  Sad

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
if you can get to the road that slopes upwards towards the control tower

I've tried to find information on this, but haven't managed. As I've heard, however, that place should be no longer accessible. If so, I might just stick with the beach. Don't mind at all.  Big grin

I suppose the Russian charters haven't started their flights yet?

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:52 pm

Quoting Joge (Reply 5):
I've tried to find information on this, but haven't managed. As I've heard, however, that place should be no longer accessible. If so, I might just stick with the beach. Don't mind at all

If you search the database for plane photos in HKT, some of the more dramatic shots have been taken from that hill i mentioned. Send an instand message to the photographer and find out more. Otherwise, yeah, the beach will do just fine. If the approaches are for Rwy 09, you can pretend you are in St Maarten or something. If it is the opposite, you might as well not waste your time because by the time the aircraft rotates and lifts off rwy 27, it will be quite high up by the time they are overhead you on the beach.

Just a little present for you from my previous flight out of HKT...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/sirius_cruiser/phuket/100_7413.jpg

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:07 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 6):
Just a little present for you from my previous flight out of HKT...

Thanks for that!  Smile And thanks for all the info, of course.

I'll definitely have a look at the hill.

BTW, when was that picture taken? Part of the terminal seems to be under construction.

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:39 am

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:03 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):

Nice reports! They remind me of my flights between SIN and CNX back in February this year. The service was... Well, what service?  tongue 

The good thing was, that even with the free seating I could get the seat I wanted, at the window in the aft half of the plane. All the rest passengers seemed to prefer having a seat as front as possible.

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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:48 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):
The photo was taken in August this year.
A Tiger's Growl: SIN-HKT (pics) (by Ryanair!!! Aug 14 2006 in Trip Reports) A Tiger's Growl: HKT-SIN The Return (pics) (by Ryanair!!! Aug 15 2006 in Trip Reports)

Nice trip reports... Smile
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:07 pm

http://the-wu.org/hkgspotting/

If you have any other Hong Kong spotting questions.
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RE: HKG, BKK, HKT: Best Days For Spotting?

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:12 pm

Quoting N754PR (Reply 11):

Cool!

Dor tse!  Smile

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