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I'm referring to this:

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(I thought of pre-boarding platform or waiting area though I'm not very sure if I'm correct).

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Observation Deck is the usual I believe. –  Frank May 14 at 12:47
    
Some airports have areas like these available for non-passengers as well, so I would certainly not refer to it in a way that implies it is always linked to boarding or waiting for a flight :) –  oerkelens May 14 at 13:12
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It is the window of the waiting area. –  ermanen May 14 at 14:30
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The question and the pictures can be interpreted differently. The pictures you put seems like just waiting areas with windows. But there can be specifically designed observation lounges or decks also to watch the planes. –  ermanen May 14 at 15:37

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It is known by many names.

There is no standard, although the most common one is viewing area.

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Are we talking about the general public, or only passengers and staff who have been cleared through security? I would think that airports and airlines would be nervous about letting unscreened people close to airliners, so are all of these only for screened passengers' use? –  Phil Perry May 14 at 14:13
    
@PhilPerry Close? No. These aren't really close to any airplanes. And these are used to describe the area, whether or not they're for public or passenger use is down to the individual airport. There are some airports that have a Passenger Viewing Area and a Public Viewing Area. –  Tucker May 14 at 14:41

They are called view platforms if they are on top , often in the open air, but often they are simply part of the waiting area inside the airport like in your pictures.

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Consider:

We observe something standing at Observation area.

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You're missing an article there, bud. –  Tucker May 14 at 13:40

It is called "observation room".

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