I'm making a trip to NYC in a week or so. I'm planning on one full day of spotting at JFK. I checked the excellent spotting instructions on NYCaviation, those are most helpful.
However, a couple of questions remain for you good people who might know about spotting there:
1. Safety. I'm not going to rent a car, so I'm relying on public transportation. On the site mentioned, there are instructions to all the locations by train/bus etc. But is it smart safety/otherwise? How about taking a taxi, would that be smarter?
2. The inevitable spotter-ping-pong. How much changing of runways is there typically? Let's assume the wind stays constant for a day.
3. Traffic. Coming from Europe, I don't really find the BA or LH aircraft that interesting, but would rather take photos of stuff from the Americas. Any smart moves along these lines? Which runways should I prefer for spotting?
4. Scanner. Is a radio-scanner allowed/frowned upon/prohibited?
I hope someone can help me with these questions and all help is much appreciated!