Taxiway Photos from Chicago O’Hare

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Chicago O’Hare is a pretty huge airport, certainly, with all kinds of traffic coming in from all over the world, from 747’s to E175’s. When I was there back in April, I was so impressed by what I saw that I couldn’t help but take pictures. As our aircraft was taxiing, I shot a number of photos of aircraft taxiing, landing, or just parked at the gate. Here are some.

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Starting with the small stuff. Here is a United Express E175. I noticed the tiny, little wing-mounted engines. They’re so tiny.

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Getting much larger, here we have an SAS A340, operating the flight to Copenhagen. SAS’s livery is simple, with most of the aircraft, except the tail, left unpainted, with a blue vertical stabilizer with the letters SAS at the base.

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Up next we have an American Airlines 777-200 in the old livery. In the background is a little American Eagle regional jet.

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As we sat on the tarmac, I shot this photo of a landing Lufthansa 747-8 on final approach. The 747-8 is the latest variation of the 747, with a longer upper deck and cookie-cutter nacelles on the engines.

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Sitting at its gate in this shot is an Etihad Airways 777, departing for Abu Dhabi. The old livery looks just fine, though I like the new one applied to the A380 better, given that it has a clean and metallic feel, far more than the desert-sandish current livery.

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Here we have a Japan Airlines 777. For a time, JAL had the idea that it would be nice if the tail of their aircraft looked like a bloody shank. Seriously. Google “Japan Airlines Arc of the Sun Livery” and you will see what I mean. The current crane logo is far more elegant, understated, and good-looking.

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Saving the most exotic for last, take a look that Air India 777. I don’t think the photo conveys in accurately, but the plane was actually more brown than white. I don’t think this was intentional, given that I don’t think anyone likes a plane kind of dirt brown as how this aircraft looked up close. Seriously. It looked dusty, or dirty, or something like that. Nonetheless, I don’t think I had ever seen an Air India aircraft before, so this was an interesting find.

 

 

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Alex
I'm Alex, and I am an enthusiast in all things travel: miles and points, airplanes, airline products, and more. On this blog, you can read my take on recent travel/ commercial aviation news, trip reports, ramblings, rants, and opinions, and I'll even share some of my aviation photography from time to time. Hope you enjoy reading, and happy travels!