Frankfurt part 3

Now time for the pictures from the Visitor Terrace located on the upper level of Terminal 2 (just take the sky train from Terminal 1 and you’re there) It is accessible for anyone, you don’t need a boarding pass or anything to go there. Tickets are €5 for adults and €3 for students and children. You will have to pass through a security check so I wouldn’t recommend going there with baggage you intend to check in, just because the security check will take a lot longer…

Once you’re cleared, you have access to, I would imagine, an area that measures about 150 x 10 meters. It’s huuuge. And the view is spectacular. I let the photos speak for them selves…🙂

Starting the photo series with this overview shot from the visitor’s terrace. Lufthansa A380, B747-400 and one Etihad A330-200

Condor (German branch of Thomas Cook) 767

Two Condor 767, one is holding short of 25C

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 – I’m lucky enough (or old enough) to have flown on this plane as a passenger. Legendary aircraft!

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

SAS MD-81 (SE-DMB) just arrived from Copenhagen as SK675

TAM 777 pushing back

Emirates Cargo 777 landing on 25L, Korean Air Cargo 747 and British Airways A319 taxiing to 25C, Condor 767 parked at the remote stand

Aeroflot, United, Lufthansa, US Airways and Delta Air Lines

United Boeing 767-400 with the Star Alliance paint scheme, just arrived from Houston, TX (I think?)

Lots of exotic birds in Frankfurt, including this 777 from Vietnam Airlines

Head-on with a Cathay Pacific 747

Kuwait Airways A340-300

Delta pushing back, destination possibly New York-JFK?

Delta 767 meets ANA 787

Needless to say my heart was beating so fast when I saw the 787 taxiing towards me, because they started putting some heavies to runway 18 for take off, instead of 25C that I was looking at. But it came towards me and my trip’s goal was fulfilled🙂

787 take off roll – the sound of it was amazing, and to see it lift towards the skies was incredible. One day, 787, I will PIC you!

Beacon-shot!

That’s all I have from the Visitor’s Terrace. After the 787 took off, I went to the Lufthansa Senator lounge by the A-gates, took a shower, had lunch and waited for my Copenhagen-bound flight with SAS later that afternoon. More on that later🙂

 

Posted on August 14, 2012, in aviation, travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love these photos! The Visitor Terrace is great idea. I didn’t even know it existed.

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