Absolutely right. There are two garages. I suggest the D/E garage, 8th floor, where, if you are there from 2pm-4pm, you are overlooking KLM 744, AF
772, 2 X BA
772 which will be switched to 744s in November, LH
744. Then from 4pm-6pm there is the EK
77L. At 6pm-8pm, EK
A332 arrives, Privatair 737 nonstop from AMS
arrives, and in October, SQ
773 from Moscow and Singapore will be retimed to arrive during daylight hours in the evening. Right now SQ
arrives at 9:30pm and departs at midnight. Edit--SQ changes its times effective today!
On the other side of this garage is CO
's Terminal E with 753s, 764s, and 772s among others.
I do enjoy IAH
. If you want to visit, go to www.houstonspotters.net
The A/B garage is good too, but you're over Co Express, and the random airlines at Terminal A like UA
The north part of both garages has a good view of runway 26L 8R. The A/B garage has a better view of departure runways 15LR as well.
There are always folks spotting in the garages. If you plan to hang out for a long time, call the police there in advance to let them know you are there and they won't bother you. Info is on the linked website. Once I was there and ran into a group of guys from Manchester, UK that were on a "spotting holiday"
To see heavy jets, LAX
are good. The garages at SFO
are decent. LAX
has the famous In-N-Out burger which I haven't done yet. JFK
is sort of hard to see everything but you can ride the train and get some good views. JFK
is definitely the most international airport in the US so you need to go there.
[Edited 2008-08-02 09:30:34]