My Best Spotting Yet (PART TWO): KORD Heavies and Specials! (Star Alliance, Copa, DHL, and more!)


Arrivals onto 28C. Photos were taken at the Schiller Park Metra Station.

Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 Registration of XA-AMO.

Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200 Registration of OE-LPA.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Registration of G-GYBF.

Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800 ( Livery) Registration of HP-1849CMP (not a joke)

DHL (Cargo) Airbus A330-200 Registration of D-ALMA (Rare for ORD)

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Registration of B-7837.

KLM (Asia- Pre-2015, Notice all-lowercase and no-dip on nose.) Boeing 777-200 Registration of PH-BQI

United Airlines (Star Alliance Livery) Boeing 777-200 Registration of N218UA. Was actually at local ACE harware when this guy flew over me- lucky I got such a nice shot!
Which is your favoirte photo?

  • Aeromexico
  • Austrian
  • British
  • Copa
  • DHL
  • Hainan
  • KLM
  • United

0 voters

See Part One:


Wow I love the Copa Airlines very cool pics πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

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The lighting is incredible! Great job!


Thanks! I really love it too- the livery is simple but still helps the plane stand out!

Right? It was a great day for spotting- super lucky for this kind of day in Chicago haha.

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These are some really spectacular photos. Very nice work! I love the Austrian 777 in that new livery 😍


I’ve never seen a A330F. I knew they existed, but that livery on it looks tremendous!

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Amazing photos. What camera and lens do you use?

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I remember when I went spotting at ORD I missed a UA star Alliance because I was at Portillios ordering a hot dog

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Thank you so much!

I use a Nikon D5600 with a 70-300mm Nikkor Lens.

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Maaan- totally worth it Chicago dogs are the best! Especially with portillos, cmon!

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Definitely worth it. I remember scarfing down my hot dogs just so I could get my camera lol. Great shots btw

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awesome pictures!

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You know what they say,

β€œACE is the place where you dont want to be because a special livery or plane will go right over you”

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