This upcoming summer my family and I will be taking a trip to Nice and Paris where we have rented a villa for the first week and have an apartment for the second. From what my mother has said it will be in the town of Menton which is only a train ride away from NCE and when in Paris CDG and other airports are always in reach from Paris either by train/cab. I was wondering what kind of spotting takes place at these two airports (surrounding airports if you know of any) and if it's a harder area to spot or an easier one. Our flights are;
Friday, July 15, 2005 United Flight 900 Departing SFO at 2:30p.m. Arriving FRA at 10:30a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2005. (Equip. 744 "upgraded" from a 777)
**1hour & 35min Layover**
Saturday, July 16, 2005, Lufthansa Flight 4134 Departing FRA at 12:05p.m. Arriving NCE at 1:30p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2005. (Equip. A32S)
Sunday July 31, 2005, Lufthansa Flight 4211 Departing CDG at 9:25a.m. Arriving FRA at 10:55a.m on Sunday, July 31, 2005. (Equip A32S)
**1hour & 55min Layover**
Sunday July 31, 2005, United Flight 941 Departing FRA at 12:45p.m. Arriving ORD at 3:00p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2005. (Equip 777 )
Sunday July 31, 2005, United Flight 863 Departing ORD at 6:00p.m. Arriving SFO at 8:35p.m, on Sunday, July 31, 2005. (Equip A320)
From past experiences at FRA there will be no time for getting to the deck but that near the gates there are these huge glass windows near the taxiway. Though I will have to find a cheaper season to go to FRA for say a short vacation or quick trip.
However, I will be in Paris and Menton for a week at a time so I hope there is time for me to go to the airport. Well I know there will but I'm a lost sole over there and was just wondering what to look for, where to go, and what to expect. Any help would be great!
If anyone knows of any other locations that would be great to see please feel free to let me know. With flights from NCE to CDG as low as $15.99 it shouldn't be hard to get away thoughout the country for a day or two.
I shoot with a Canon Digital Rebel (300D) [Black Body]. I have the stock Canon EF 18-55mm lens, Canon EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM Lens, and a Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 Aspherical RF APO Lens, with 2 1GB Compact Flash cards and a Canon Extra Battery Pack. (Just provided the list in case time, distance, or any other issues might become an issue with these locations)
Lastly, can anyone recommend a good lens that would be useful for cabin shooting. I get some access into a/c both at SFO and CCR and was wondering if my 18-55 would do the job or if there were better solutions out there that wouldn't cost me too much.
Thanks again for all your help and I hope this summer provides me with some great shooting!