Plane Spotting

Spotting Report: A Long But Productive Transit at Beijing Capital Airport

Spotting Report: A Long But Productive Transit at Beijing Capital Airport

When I was booking flights to and from Phuket, I ended up booking Phuket – Beijing – Tokyo with almost 11 hours in Beijing with the hope of being able to do some spotting from the terminal. And, luckily, it worked out perfectly. Night Spotting: Cambodia Angkor Air and More While my original intention was …

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Spotting Report: A Day and a Half at Phuket International Airport

Spotting Report: A Day and a Half at Phuket International Airport

After flying from Tokyo to Seoul onboard an Asiana A380, then to Bangkok on a Thai Airways 777-300ER, and finally to Phuket on a 747-400, it was finally time for the main activity of the trip – plane spotting at Phuket airport. The First Day: Catching ‘My’ Jumbo’s Departure Yukihiro arrived before me, and so …

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Spotting Report: One Coke and Two Jumbos, Please!

Spotting Report: One Coke and Two Jumbos, Please!

This afternoon, I had some free time, and so I decided to go to Haneda airport for a couple of hours. While I didn’t have anything particular that I wanted to catch, I wanted to at least see (I knew it would be impossible to get a good photo) the Coca Cola FIFA World Cup …

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Spotting Report: A Couple of Days at Sapporo New Chitose Airport and Chitose Airbase

Spotting Report: A Couple of Days at Sapporo New Chitose Airport and Chitose Airbase

The main target of a spotting trip to Sapporo I took with a couple of friends last month was catching the Japan Air Self-Defense Force 747 on one of its training flights. And, of course, also getting some sunny shots with snow of some of the regular civil traffic. Day 1: Off to a Good …

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Spotting & Event Report: Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 787-9 and 'Haneda to the World'

Spotting & Event Report: Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 787-9 and ‘Haneda to the World’

Another day, another visit to an airport. Yesterday, I wrote about my visit to Narita airport to get some photos of aircraft together with blossoming sakura trees. Today, I visited Tokyo’s other airport, Haneda, for a couple of hours. Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 787-9 The main reason of the visit was to see the arrival …

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Spotting Report: Cherry Blossom Season at Tokyo Narita Airport

Spotting Report: Cherry Blossom Season at Tokyo Narita Airport

Every year, millions of Japanese do hanami – cherry blossom viewing all over the country. And, hundreds if not thousands of aviation enthusiasts (as well as “non-avgeeks”) visit Sakura no Yama park near Narita airport to enjoy the cherry blossoms together with aircraft. Today, I decided to visit the park as well. And, while getting there …

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Spotting Report: A Sunny Afternoon at New York John F. Kennedy Airport

Spotting Report: A Sunny Afternoon at New York John F. Kennedy Airport

I hoped to spend at least a day spotting at JFK airport during my trip to New York back in February. Unfortunately, though, the weather wasn’t good for large part of my stay, and so I mostly enjoyed spending time in the city. The luck changed on my last day when the forecast said the …

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Spotting Report & Guide: Photographing Aircraft from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport Terminal

Spotting Report & Guide: Photographing Aircraft from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport Terminal

When making my way to and from New York back in February (and on my way back), I spent a few hours taking photos at Hanoi Noi Bai airport. I didn’t have the time to venture to spots outside the terminal. Luckily, though, it is possible to get decent photos from inside Noi Bai’s terminal 2 …

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Spotting Report: Early Morning at Haneda After The Biggest Snowfall Since 2014

Spotting Report: Early Morning at Haneda After The Biggest Snowfall Since 2014

Yesterday, Tokyo experienced its biggest snowfall since 2014 resulting in serious disruptions in air traffic. According to NHK, on January 22, 2018, over 300 flights domestic were canceled. Furthermore, international operations – mainly in and out of Narita – were disrupted as well with more than 9,000 people having no other option than overnighting in …

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