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Palm Beach International Airport
|Continent: North America||Country: United States||Region: Florida|
|Palm Beach International Airport|
|Location||West Palm Beach, Florida|
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Official Spotting Locations
Other Spotting Locations
Short-Term Parking Garage
View: Mainly your view for this location is the terminal, so you can get good ramp shots. You can also get good shots of 28R and 10L, but the sun gets in the way during sunset and sunrise.
Location: Follow the signs for short-term parking at PBI. Once you get there you will need to either use Sunpass or take a ticket (this is a paid location). Follow the signs for the 7th floor and once on top park somewhere and start taking pics.
As of June 16, 2016, it cost $1 every 20 minutes for a max of $17 a day. I also believe if you stay there for only 20 mins you still need to pay $2. Also you will get charged for the next 20 minutes even if you only stayed there for 21mins (the extra minute triggers the extra dollar).
Security: Not an issue just always be considerate and mindful carry ID. I once parked right next to a sheriff and he never approached me.
Photography: Recommend 150MM-200MM for terminal shots. 200MM-400MM for Runway shots.
Locations to Avoid
Commercial Airlines and Aircraft Type
|Air Canada (seasonal)||A320, A321||C|
|American Airlines||A319, A320, A321, 737-800, 757-200||B|
|Delta Air Lines||A319, A320, 737-900ER, 757-200, MD-88, MD-90||C|
|Frontier Airlines (seasonal)||A320||C|
|Silver Airways||Saab 340 (twin-turboprop)||A|
|Spirit Airlines (seasonal)||A320||C|
|Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)||737-700/800||C|
|United Airlines||A320, 737-800, 737-900||B|
|United Express (seasonal)||E170, E175||B|