The New Best Spot For Planespotting In The United States? [Roundup]

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  1. “Wow, an AA Airbus! Wow, another AA Airbus! Wow, yet another AA Airbus!”

    (Despite this, I am, in fact, looking forward to the new overlook at CLT opening.)

  2. On a social media group devoted to the Charlotte Overlook (which I always thought sounded like an assisted living facility), general feedback is that the most-missed feature from the old area is the ability to sit in your car and have an equally great view (kinda like how DFW still is at Founders Plaza). Lots of people drive up to take their lunch break there, or prefer to sit in comfort of A/C or heat depending on the season. Consensus seems to be: it’s nice, but it’s too much. Everyone local would like to see a separate area much more like the old one which honestly was little more than a parking lot up next to the top of the hill.

  3. Best planespotting: The Kimpton Overland, overlooking ATL. Get a track view room (or go to the rooftop bar) and get views of both planes AND cars down at the Porsche track.

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