Above/featured: Departures information in English, French, and Chinese: YVR Vancouver airport – 1 Jul 2014 (6D1).
Once upon a time when I lived and worked on distant continents, I flew on many international transcontinental overnight flights to the accumulation of over 1 million miles in the air. A worldwide pandemic has forced not only air travel to a crawl, but also a rethinking about what long-haul travel in the context of climate change might look like in the future. For the time being, I consider here what it once meant to “take flight” with various images of planes as some time spent as occasional planespotter and images within airports as previous frequent-flyer.
As of posting, some planes in the following images have been decommissioned, retired, and/or dismantled for parts.
- Berlin Tegel, Germany: TXL airport
- CFB Comox, Canada: YQQ air base
- Dallas-Fort Worth, USA: DFW airport
- Frankfurt am Main, Germany: FRA airport
- Honolulu, USA: HNL airport
- Sydney, Australia: SYD airport
Berlin Tegel, TXL
• Berlin Tegel airport (IATA: TXL).
• Airplanes on descent and west approach to runway 26R/8L.
• TXL closed November 2020 with the opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg BER airport.
CFB Comox, YQQ
• Canadian Forces Base Comox, Comox Air Base (IATA: YQQ).
• Comox Air Show, in 2005.
Dallas-Fort Worth, DFW
• Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW).
• DFW Founders’ Plaza, landside at the northwest corner of the airport.
Frankfurt am Main, FRA
• Frankfurt am Main international airport (IATA: FRA).
• Massive departures board in Terminal 1.
• Honolulu international airport (IATA: HNL).
• Sydney international airport (IATA: SYD).
• Inside a frequent-flyer lounge, before flight to Auckland.
I made all photos above between 2005 and 2014 with the following devices: Canon PowerShot A510 (A510), Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D), and Canon EOS6D mark1 (6D1). Acknowledgements go to Tina for LAPC no.144 in the week of 17-23 Apr 2021. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kLA.