rw774477
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Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:49 pm

Can you go from terminal to terminal ?

How good is the AA terminal

any recommendations?

rw774477
 
Cubsrule
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:32 pm

Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
Can you go from terminal to terminal ?

Terminals 1 through 3 are connected airside.

Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
How good is the AA terminal

Decent. I prefer Concourse L, because you get a better view of Terminal 5 that way (and a little bit more diversity), but going out to the end of H or K isn't bad either. I think the ends of F and L are probably the best places to spot in the domestic terminals.
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rw774477
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:35 pm

Is there a good terminal map on-line ?
 
Cubsrule
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:51 pm

I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
 
rw774477
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:55 pm

Do they bother you for using bins ?
 
msnyx
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:36 pm

Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 4):
Do they bother you for using bins ?

By "bins" I assume you mean binoculars, which should not be a problem for you. The only time I have been yelled at at ORD was when I took this picture:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1130.jpg

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
I prefer Concourse L, because you get a better view of Terminal 5 that way (and a little bit more diversity)

You'll get a view about like this:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1040.jpg

Another good spot to hang out is in between the K and L concourses, where you also get a good view of terminal 5. It looks like this:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1038.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1043.jpg

Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
How good is the AA terminal

The thing I like about ORD is that each terminal is different and unique in its own way, much opposed to ATL, DEN... Here are a few pics of the different terminals at ORD:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1123.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1109.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1095.jpg

I'm assuming this will be your first time to ORD and I hope you really enjoy it. Although it may not be as modern or user friendly as the likes of others, ORD has a special place in my heart, and I always look forward to flying through.
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msnyx
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:01 pm

Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 4):
Do they bother you for using bins ?

By "bins" I assume that you mean binoculars, and the answer is no--the only time I have ever been bothered at ORD is when I took this picture of "security" It is actually just the check-in in terminal 5, but the security guy in the pic ran over to me and told me to stop. Airside, though, I have never been bothered. Here is the pic I got yelled at for:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1130.jpg

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
I prefer Concourse L, because you get a better view of Terminal 5 that way (and a little bit more diversity)

The view looks like this:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1040.jpg

Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
How good is the AA terminal

The thing I love about ORD is that each terminal is different and unique, much opposed to DEN, ATL... Here are some pics from down and around ORD:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1123.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1109.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1095.jpg

I am assuming that this will be your first time to ORD, and if so, enjoy it. It may not be as user friendly or modern as other airports, but it sill holds a special place in my heart. Here are some pics from my favorite place to look out the windows in between concourses L and K:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1038.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1043.jpg
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msnyx
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:02 pm

Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 4):
Do they bother you for using bins ?

By "bins" I assume that you mean binoculars, and the answer is no--the only time I have ever been bothered at ORD is when I took this picture of "security" It is actually just the check-in in terminal 5, but the security guy in the pic ran over to me and told me to stop. Airside, though, I have never been bothered. Here is the pic I got yelled at for:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1130.jpg

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):
I prefer Concourse L, because you get a better view of Terminal 5 that way (and a little bit more diversity)

The view looks like this:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1040.jpg

Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
How good is the AA terminal

The thing I love about ORD is that each terminal is different and unique, much opposed to DEN, ATL... Here are some pics from down and around ORD:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1123.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1109.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1095.jpg

I am assuming that this will be your first time to ORD, and if so, enjoy it. It may not be as user friendly or modern as other airports, but it sill holds a special place in my heart. Here are some pics from my favorite place to look out the windows in between concourses L and K:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1038.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z210/msn113/1043.jpg
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me
 
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:22 pm

In case you are wondering I spoke to the Chicago Police at ORD and they assured me that it is NOT against the law to snap pictures of the airport or airplanes from inside the terminals. Even though there are some passengers that get suspicious. So take lots of pictures. There are alot of great spots in all of the concourses in terminals 1, 2 and 3. The AA
and DL terminal 3 is probably the best.
 
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting _AA_777_MAN (Reply 8):
In case you are wondering I spoke to the Chicago Police at ORD and they assured me that it is NOT against the law to snap pictures of the airport or airplanes from inside the terminals.

Yeah they notice now that it is not illegal I took pictures from Terminal 2 and had one officer pass by me without saying anything to me, I smiled at her and she said hi but no other problems.
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rw774477
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RE: Airside Spotting @ ORD

Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:52 am

Not my first time there ... absent for 20+ years

How long ould it take to cover all concourses from AA to the end and back ?

rw774477

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