flywrite
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Best Hotels For Spotting

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:02 pm

Recently read this great article posted in The Age newspaper in Australia about the best 'Runway Rooms', or spotting hotels.

http://www.theage.com.au/travel/runway-rooms-20120816-24b2o.html

Was wondering if there are any more you'd recommend?
 
LN-KGL
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:27 pm

At Manchester the Radisson BLU at the airport is a must - just remember to order a business class room facing the apron between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
 
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:03 pm

I have thought of flying to Atlanta for a weekend and staying here. They have rooms that overlook the airport and runways.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...e-concourse-atlanta-airport-hotel/

This has the map and shows the proximity to the runways/airport:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-...e-concourse-atlanta-airport-hotel/

From the exterior there appear to be balconies.

I think it is cool, but then again I like planes too much.
 
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:51 pm

http://www.plane-spotting-hotels.com/

Got all the Info you need ...
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andrew50
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:22 am

The Renaissance at LAX. If you stay there you have access to the parking garage. Go to the top level and you get shots like this, you can shoot all the 24R arrivals, also a very nice hotel!



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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:52 am

Quoting Andrew50 (Reply 4):
The Renaissance at LAX. If you stay there you have access to the parking garage. Go to the top level and you get shots like this, you can shoot all the 24R arrivals, also a very nice hotel!

Except that the hotel security doesn't like that and will probably ask you to leave. I had that twice in 2010 when I was staying in that hotel.

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andrew50
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 5):
Except that the hotel security doesn't like that and will probably ask you to leave. I had that twice in 2010 when I was staying in that hotel.

I never had a problem with security in 6 days. Were you staying there?
 
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RE: Best Hotels For Spotting

Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:02 am

Quoting Andrew50 (Reply 6):
never had a problem with security in 6 days. Were you staying there?

Yes, for 5 nights. But, good to read that you didn't experience any problems. That means that the hotel can remain on my list for a nice place to stay when spotting  .

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