The777Man
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Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:19 am

Hi !

I hope to go to FRA this weekend for spotting and then I mean only looking for registration numbers, not taking pictures. I guess the best place is a McDonald's in T1 (LH Terminal) ? I haven't been to FRA for a while so would appriciate any suggestions.

Thanks !

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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:17 am

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):
I guess the best place is a McDonald's in T1

This is at the McDonalds in Terminal 2, where all others besides LH/Star Alliance are handled.

Happy spotting!
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:38 am

As Joost says, this is T2, the airside open air deck will be open, have fun, think I'm there next month.
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:33 pm

Correct! There is currently no spotting location around Terminal 1.
But the platform in T2 is not bad, especially if it's sunny. But you have to pay a fee for entering it.
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:52 pm

For more info about the platform look here:
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/cms...rik/24/24877.visitors_terrace.html

The airport also offers bussed tours airside:
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/cms...9.airport_experience_tours@en.html

And also a link to an enthusiats website:
http://www.rmas.de/

Enjoy your trip!



[Edited 2010-02-23 05:54:51]
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Take rain safe warm clothes with you, no good spotting weather here currently.
 
The777Man
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:21 pm

Thanks for the links and the info!

There's a McDonalds's in Terminal 1 Area B level 3 that I went to, is that airside or landside ?

It will be way too cold for me to be outside......

Thanks again!

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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi Lars,

T1B L3 must be an airside McDonald's!

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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:19 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 6):

There is a McD where you say and it is airside. Get a table near the window at Kuffler & Bucher next door, I have spent many a pleasant hour there watching the planes go by.
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
There is a McD where you say and it is airside. Get a table near the window at Kuffler & Bucher next door, I have spent many a pleasant hour there watching the planes go by.
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/cms...ault/dok/345/345334.mcdonalds.html

As I see it, it's airside.
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 pm

Quoting robffm2 (Reply 9):
As I see it, it's airside

Thank you so much! I think that's where I'll spot from!

Thanks again for your input!

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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:59 pm

Quoting robffm2 (Reply 9):
Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
There is a McD where you say and it is airside. Get a table near the window at Kuffler & Bucher next door, I have spent many a pleasant hour there watching the planes go by.
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/cms...ault/dok/345/345334.mcdonalds.html

As I see it, it's airside.

Which is exactly what I said. Thank you for confirming my information.
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:51 pm

I heard/read the "no liquids " rule also applys to people who want to go out on the observation deck. Anyone confirm this? If true I think its a bit silly...but then so is just about all aspects of airport security.
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:44 pm

Quoting cgnnrw (Reply 12):
I heard/read the "no liquids " rule also applys to people who want to go out on the observation deck. Anyone confirm this?

From the link above:

Security Note:

* Visitors to the terrace are subjected to the same security checks as passengers.
* No sharp or pointed objects or weapons, explosives or liquids of any kind may be taken onto the Visitors Terrace.
* You may not take any luggage, luggage carts or animals onto the Visitors Terrace.
* If you have a heart pacemaker, shunt or catheter (e.g. to treat hydrocephalus), please report to the security personnel.
 
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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:30 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
There is a McD where you say and it is airside. Get a table near the window at Kuffler & Bucher next door, I have spent many a pleasant hour there watching the planes go by.

Thanks again for the info ! Had a great time spotting and got 110 new registrations in one day. Finished the day with a excellent Wienersnitzel at Kuffer & Bucher!!!!!

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RE: Spotting At FRA?

Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:08 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):

That's good to hear and I'm glad you enjoyed the food!
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