Airport Spotting

Have you heard of the pastime called plane spotting?  It involves going to various points near an airport to take photos of aircraft and often to log the airplane’s registration number.

I like seeing different airlines, but I generally have only taken photos of the plane I’m about to board.  Not to mention, to jot down the registration number, you’d need a pretty good camera lens.  Currently, my best lens is a skyscraper roof, or by asking someone taller than me to take the photo…

Then again, I find airport spotting somewhat more interesting.  Take this Kenya Airways check-in area at Hong Kong‘s  as an example:

Hong Kong Airport (HKG)- Kenya Airways Check-In Baggage

I wasn’t boarding this flight, but I’ve seen similar bottom-heavy (as in the cargo hold) check-in processes when going to the Philippines and Ethiopia.  On the flip side, the US crams in the baggage in the overheads.  Still, I’ll bet this picture would make the Spirit Airlines CEO salivate.

Anyway, what’s in all of that luggage?  Someone go shopping for mobile phones at Chungking Mansions?  Well, if anyone knows how convenient Hong Kong is for prices on a variety of goods, it’s the mainland.


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3 Responses to Airport Spotting

  1. expatlingo says:

    I really like you airport spotting concept. On that note, one of the most astonishing things I’ve spotted at the HK airport was a well dressed white lady, trailed closely by two Mandarin Oriental staff, arguing over her checked baggage allowance with the check in staff while simultaneously ‘eating’ puréed baby food.

    • Ah yes, my girlfriend likes being the center of attention;)

      Did you ride bikes much in Hongkers (what my former boss from Australia called it) or the mainland?

      • expatlingo says:

        Somehow I tend to limit my bike riding to Europe. Both in Utrecht and in Cambridge, I’ve ridden daily. I think in six years in China’s Pearl River Delta, I rode a bike once.


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