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Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:55 pm

Hi,

I plan to travel via GVA this summer ( at the end of July to be more precise ).
During my 2 flights, I will have about 4 hrs to spend there and I wonder if there's a good spot in walking distance or even better, a viewing deck or something similar.

Also, what are the best days in terms of traffic?

Thank you, Florian

[Edited 2004-06-28 12:56:17]
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RE: Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:00 pm

There is the restaurant of the Swissair Centre that has a nice spot :

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Just walk out of the airport to your left towards the train station, there shall (les eaux) be a sign indicating the Swissair centre.
the restaurant (more like a canteen, actually) is on the penultimate floor.
Beware, it is only open until 3PM.

However, if you contact the other Elbonian, he might give you a tour of the GVA spots in his 707mobile.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Will
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RE: Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:28 pm

Indeed, if you contact me, I'll be happy to show you around (especially since I am going to INN around mid July and was about to ask you the same thing).

I don't go everyday to GVA, but would be more than happy to be your guide, as I begin to know the good spots.

When do you plan to be in GVA ?

Incidently I was there just Saturday, with some quite peculiar spotting fellows :


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cheers,

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RE: Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:31 pm

Thank you for the info so far Will! I'll arrive there at 1320, so I might visit this canteen...

Looks like you had some nice traffic there... Hope I'm having them too  Wink/being sarcastic

EDIT: Just seen the new post:

The exact dates are not fixed so far, I'm gonna handle this tonight, as I'm going to visit my family in NCE. I may book the flights this evening.

Having a guide ( with a car  Wink/being sarcastic) would be very helpful indeed! If you're coming to INN, I can show you around too. Just tell me. Oh, and make sure you visit on a SAT, the best day in terms of traffic in summer!

More informations later on, thanks

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RE: Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:49 pm

For more info about GVA you might also want to visit http://www.dpts.org. There you will find lots of info about the main photo points and maybe more interesting, unusual visitors. Well worth a visit!

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RE: Geneva Spotting

Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:59 pm

Thank you a lot for the link, very useful, really!

regards, Florian
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RE: Geneva Spotting

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:21 am

Hello Antoine, finally the flights are booked:
Here are the details:

Wed, 28th of July:

I'm arriving at GVA onboard Swiss Air Lines flight 2806 from ZRH at 1320 local time

I'm departing GVA at the same day heading for NCE onboard EasyJet flight 929, which leaves Geneva at 2025 local time.


In case you don't have time then, I'm flying back on the 3rd of August.

Arriving at GVA onboard EasyJet flight 924 from NCE, which arrives at 0925 local time.

I'm departing to ZRH onboard Swiss Air Lines flight 2813 at 1555 local time.


Hope to meet up with you Antoine!

regards, Florian
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RE: Geneva Spotting

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:10 am

Antoine,
was your Greek salute taken from the Swissair centre?
 
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RE: Geneva Spotting

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:13 am

Hey there

Unfortunately I will not be at GVA for the 28th July (will be at AMS that day)

However, I will definitely come for the 3rd August if the weather is fine !

Donder, no, it was not taken from the Swissair/IATA center (closed on weekends !) but from a quite new spot on the Palexpo parking lot.

cheers

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