|Quoting Philb (Reply 1):|
Terminal 3 is useless. Almost every view available is from a gate area and then only of the immediate ramp.
At both ends of the Terminal 3 concourse used by American and United, there are a couple of big windows with some decent photography angles. The problem is that the way the terminal is constructed, arriving international passengers can mingle with outgoing passengers before going through passport control - which I understand is not an optimal situation. They try to minimize this by not allowing outgoing passengers into the concourse until their flight is ready for boarding, meaning that anyone roaming around outside a gate area stands out like a sore thumb. On an outbound AA
flight last year, I decided to head for the concourse about an hour early instead of sticking around the duty-free area. Bad idea. I was snagged as soon as I stepped off the moving walkway onto the concourse (I was just walking, didn't even have my camera out) and told I'd have to go back to the waiting area. This meant I had to clear security once again - it was transit security with no wait but still a hassle.
On an earlier T3
visit I was told by an AA
employee that photography is prohibited there. So, while you might get lucky with some views, it will be a challenge to spend any time with your camera out.