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Best Plane Spotting times at SFO

Old Sep 2, 16, 11:00 am
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Best Plane Spotting times at SFO

What are the best times to go to SFO for plane spotting. I have about 30min to 1hr of time.

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Old Sep 2, 16, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Seby12 View Post
What are the best times to go to SFO for plane spotting. ....
from outside of the airport? or in one of the terminals?
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Old Sep 2, 16, 12:37 pm
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You have Asian widebodies departing at around noon time and then the European flights leave in the afternoon and some in the evening.

The Terminal 2 Airtrain station would be your best bet for departures on the 28s at those times.
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Old Sep 2, 16, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
from outside of the airport? or in one of the terminals?
Outside at Bayfront Park, also would prefer landings over takeoffs.
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Old Sep 3, 16, 4:37 pm
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This probably won't apply given you have a small window of opportunity on an undisclosed date at an undisclosed time, but for future reference, SFO sponsors a monthly planespotting meet-up.

https://www.facebook.com/flySFO/events
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The OP needs to advise what types of planes he (or, I suppose) she wants to spot. Is it particular aircraft types, or particular airlines? Is it take offs or landings, or is it airfield operations?

Without knowing the answers to those questions, it's impossible to advise.
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Old Sep 8, 16, 10:34 am
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Loved eating at Kincaid's just to see the planes land.
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