Spotting and photography is perfectly legal from all the garages at IAH
and the Houston Airport System has given us the OK
as well. Every once in a while we get the rogue cop or HAS employee who try to make up rules and say we are not allowed, however this is quite untrue. Just remember the name Mark Mancuso. If anyone bothers you let them know that Mr. Mancuso (who is one of the top guys in the HAS) has given spotters full permission to take pics, log registrations, or just watch planes from the garages. I had an HAS security guard try to run me off the Terminal E garage the other day, and I told him I wasn't going anywhere and he better call Mr. Mancuso to learn the rules. As soon as I mentioned Mr. Mancuso's name he told me to go right ahead taking pictures.
If you haven't already, check out some of our pics in the database at IAH
as most of the ramp shots you will see have been taken from the garages. You can get pretty close to the action and take some nice pics.
Have fun at IAH