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Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:47 pm

For spotting wide bodies from around the world, which is the better airport and where at each are the best places to go spotting?
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petera380
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:09 pm

I would say Houston.
 
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Definitely Houston (IAH).
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:17 pm

True, but DFW gets the SilverBird 777s!
And great spotting terrace!
 
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:56 pm

I love a good Houston v. Dallas thread, but this is one that Houston wins quite easily I'm afraid  cry 
 
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:58 pm



Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 4):
I love a good Houston v. Dallas thread, but this is one that Houston wins quite easily I'm afraid cry

TAKE THAT DALLAS  box   Wink
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:06 pm

Yep, go to Houston. More variety from international carriers.

See, DFW fans are the ones that can admit things like this without getting all up in arms and starting a stupid war.
 
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:17 pm



Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 3):

Do you mean Founders Plaza? I think that's what it's called?
 
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:40 pm

IAH, especially spotting in the afternoon when the heavies come rolling in such as EK, SQ, QR, KL, BA, AF, LH, Privatair, AM, and TA as well as CO heavies heading to Europe.
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Houston wins on variety of colour no doubt though I think DFW has a nicer watch area.
Although IAH also has a viewing area on the southeast side of the airport IIRC
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:40 pm

Houston, hands down!
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:13 pm

If you have an MD-80 fetish go to DFW.

Otherwise go to IAH and enjoy a day at the Lee Rd. location.
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:44 am

I sincerely appreciate the feedback. Houston it is.
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:20 am

As a side note, both airports also have various cargo colour as well. IAH gets Saudi Cargo for example, and Volga-Dnepr has one of its main US offices in Houston so the An-124 is a frequent visitor.
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RE: Plane Spotting - Houston Or Dallas

Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:35 am

Great thread, i'm actually in the process of moving from Houston up to DFW (better job offer) and i'm curious to hear about some spotting options at DFW. Also, is there a spotter community up in DFW? I'm looking for friends as well, so if any fellow a.netters in the DFW area want to PM me to meet up and talk about planes let me know!  Smile

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