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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 09:28:16 PM »

If you can ever make it to Z├╝rich, the observation deck in the E-Terminal (midfield) is a good spot.

http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.php?title=Zurich_Airport

The Singapore A380 parks on the west end of the E-Terminal, same end as the deck.

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2011, 12:33:02 AM »

Well, I am going to make my reservations, and purchase tickets next week, I'm going to LAX. What runway do they usually bring the Qantas A380 in on, and takeoff from? I would like to possibly meet up with some fellow plane spotters to get to the best spots. Thank you again, I appreciate all the feedback.

QFA likes to enter ZLA at ELKEY, putting them squarely on the SADDE6 into the field. That puts them into the north complex, traffic permitting. If they come in on that (most of the time they do), In-n-Out on Sepulveda will be your best place.

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2011, 02:30:57 PM »

Well, I am going to make my reservations, and purchase tickets next week, I'm going to LAX. What runway do they usually bring the Qantas A380 in on, and takeoff from? I would like to possibly meet up with some fellow plane spotters to get to the best spots. Thank you again, I appreciate all the feedback.

QF12 ( the A380) inbound from Sydney daily at or around 9:45 am, lands on the 24's. The In n Out Burger viewing park is an excellent way to see it.  Also later on after landing, you can get some great shots of it parked from the apartment complex parking lot directly to the north of the parking stands. It will be there for about 12 hours

QF11, it's departing flight doesn't leave till about 1130pm, and I BELIEVE is uses the 25's. Could be wrong about that. Might still use 24R. Would depend on weather, and when they turn the pattern around. Have been out there that late to see.

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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2011, 03:29:50 PM »

Well, I am going to make my reservations, and purchase tickets next week, I'm going to LAX. What runway do they usually bring the Qantas A380 in on, and takeoff from? I would like to possibly meet up with some fellow plane spotters to get to the best spots. Thank you again, I appreciate all the feedback.

QF12 ( the A380) inbound from Sydney daily at or around 9:45 am, lands on the 24's. The In n Out Burger viewing park is an excellent way to see it.  Also later on after landing, you can get some great shots of it parked from the apartment complex parking lot directly to the north of the parking stands. It will be there for about 12 hours

QF11, it's departing flight doesn't leave till about 1130pm, and I BELIEVE is uses the 25's. Could be wrong about that. Might still use 24R. Would depend on weather, and when they turn the pattern around. Have been out there that late to see.

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Great info, I certainly appreciate It. I am In the process of making plans to come out there. So far Frontier Airlines rates are looking good.
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 11:48:57 PM »

If you're looking to view one that's parked, go to western side of airport, take Pershing to World Way West, just keep going down it past the old offices and construction.  I rode a bike and would recommend it.  Thought it would make me less suspicious looking.  You can get so close that it seems like you must be trespassing to be there, but there aren't any signs and literally 3-4 police cars cruised by in the half hour I was there and didn't seem to mind.  The Qantas was there just chillin.  This was back in mid-Jan.  Good luck!

Google map link:  http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.943106,-118.41551&spn=0.002826,0.004683&t=h&z=18

(Note that the Google maps sat view is outdated.  There's a tunnel and stuff you have to go through now.)

And check this out too, a recent pic of the spot I'm talking about:  http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1033317
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2011, 04:25:04 PM »

Well, I am going to make my reservations, and purchase tickets next week, I'm going to LAX.

Was another visitor just scared off from visiting NY?  We really are a nice place to visit, and most of us are very friendly, once you get our humor.... smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2011, 05:36:43 PM »

Well, I am going to make my reservations, and purchase tickets next week, I'm going to LAX.

Was another visitor just scared off from visiting NY?  We really are a nice place to visit, and most of us are very friendly, once you get our humor.... smiley
No, my next trip out will be to the big Apple. I have really been wanting to see a A380 In the Qantas livery for a long time, and I just decided this time to go West, but I do look forward to coming to New York In the near future. I have never been to either city or state.
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 05:46:10 PM »

If you're looking to view one that's parked, go to western side of airport, take Pershing to World Way West, just keep going down it past the old offices and construction.  I rode a bike and would recommend it.  Thought it would make me less suspicious looking.  You can get so close that it seems like you must be trespassing to be there, but there aren't any signs and literally 3-4 police cars cruised by in the half hour I was there and didn't seem to mind.  The Qantas was there just chillin.  This was back in mid-Jan.  Good luck!

Google map link:  http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.943106,-118.41551&spn=0.002826,0.004683&t=h&z=18Thank you Brendan, that Is just the info I'm looking for. I have other plans once I'm there to see other stuff like the beach, and Marina Del Ray, but I think the absolute highlight of my trip will be to see the A380 In those beautiful Qantas colors, to bad the Singapore A380, and the Korean Air A380 Is not there yet, because I want to see them to. I live In OKC, and about the biggest thing that comes In here Is a FedEx A300-6, and UPS 757, other than that a good bunch of Southwest 737's, and a few other nice smaller birds as well. Thank you again, and I'll try and get to this location.


(Note that the Google maps sat view is outdated.  There's a tunnel and stuff you have to go through now.)

And check this out too, a recent pic of the spot I'm talking about:  http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1033317

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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2011, 10:40:47 PM »

If you're looking to view one that's parked, go to western side of airport, take Pershing to World Way West, just keep going down it past the old offices and construction.  I rode a bike and would recommend it.  Thought it would make me less suspicious looking.  You can get so close that it seems like you must be trespassing to be there, but there aren't any signs and literally 3-4 police cars cruised by in the half hour I was there and didn't seem to mind.  The Qantas was there just chillin.  This was back in mid-Jan.  Good luck!

Google map link:  http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.943106,-118.41551&spn=0.002826,0.004683&t=h&z=18

(Note that the Google maps sat view is outdated.  There's a tunnel and stuff you have to go through now.)

And check this out too, a recent pic of the spot I'm talking about:  http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1033317


Just to clarify..that picture was taken from the air, not from Pershing/World Way.

BCF
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2011, 08:40:01 PM »

If you're looking to view one that's parked, go to western side of airport, take Pershing to World Way West, just keep going down it past the old offices and construction.  I rode a bike and would recommend it.  Thought it would make me less suspicious looking.  You can get so close that it seems like you must be trespassing to be there, but there aren't any signs and literally 3-4 police cars cruised by in the half hour I was there and didn't seem to mind.  The Qantas was there just chillin.  This was back in mid-Jan.  Good luck!

Google map link:  http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.943106,-118.41551&spn=0.002826,0.004683&t=h&z=18

(Note that the Google maps sat view is outdated.  There's a tunnel and stuff you have to go through now.)

And check this out too, a recent pic of the spot I'm talking about:  http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1033317


Just to clarify..that picture was taken from the air, not from Pershing/World Way.

BCF

In the pics I posted of the A380, it's sitting on the same ramp...just taken from the opposite side... cool

Neat pic btw...
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2011, 12:31:55 PM »

If you wanna buy cheap tickets fly sun country out of JFK, they fly out of T4 and you can see the A380 up close sitting at the gate. 
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