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Old 11-30-2015, 05:45 PM
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LAX, O'Hare and LaGuardia offer great approaches.

LaGuardia is my favorite...the views of Manhattan are excellent.

Aside from the aforementioned, both D/FW and Love Field have fantastic views of Dallas:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDnw65ndQsY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO6kP0U9l1A
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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LAX, O'Hare and LaGuardia offer great approaches.

LaGuardia is my favorite...the views of Manhattan are excellent.

Aside from the aforementioned, both D/FW and Love Field have fantastic views of Dallas:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDnw65ndQsY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO6kP0U9l1A
Looks like flying over cow pastures rather than a major metropolis.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kx7SxTTLDg

You definitely want to sit on the left side of the plane when landing in San Diego
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:19 AM
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Looks like flying over cow pastures rather than a major metropolis.
Open your eyes up, Calisonn.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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O'Hare has been mentioned, but Midway can also offer impressive fly ins and outs, depending on your direction. Here's a plane leaving Midway. It starts passing downtown around 3:24

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Old 12-02-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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I've only been once but Seattle through the Cascades is amazing
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If you still enjoy window seats, please chime in here!

For me, no other way to enjoy flight. Unless you need to use the lav a lot. These folks should require aisle seats! And for the poor souls who end up in the middle, sorry, but you either booked too late, have a bunch of kids, or well perhaps you just enjoy being sardines in a can.

I also miss some of the captain/co-captain comments which have become rather passe'. It really is an art, and the best ones will point out some important landmarks, but others won't even mention a word. There should be an in-between, in which most US airlines do a pretty good job at, even if just updating the passengers on whether they are on-time or how far they are from the destination. I'm sure this is all taught in airline flight school, but my impression this part of the curriculum is glossed over.
Unfortunately, I missed my flight from DFW to DC on Monday and was on stand-by. Got a middle seat and missed the fly in at night for DC. I always get window seats. Do not want any other type of seat.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Vegas at night

Chicago (Spectacular in the day and night approaching from the lake. Also at night, the rows of street lights seem to go forever)

Salt Lake City (Especially north ops)

Seattle (North and south)

NYC/LGA (rwy 4 approach, seeing laundry hanging on the brownstones!)

Unbeatable: Hong Kong/Kai Tak
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I have fond memories of flying into San Francisco. Nice approach.
Also Honolulu. Always exciting to see land after hours of water.
Flying into Amsterdam from overseas is a treat. Beach, farmland then Schiphol.

My favourite is coming home to Vancouver. Two approaches that are different. Coming from the rest of country eastwards the approach is nice, but not as spectacular as approaching from the north, ( from Europe for example ) over the North Shore mountains.
This video is from the north. Kind of long, but the interesting part starts at around 14:20 and around 16:00 you go from total wilderness to farmland. They swing around and head west to land.

You see clusters of towers, but those are in suburbs. You don't actually see downtown in this video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB69inK5Zn8
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Since a take-off from Chicago's Midway going past Downtown and over Lake Michigan was posted.... I thought I would one I found to post of a Landing at Chicago's O'Hare up Lake Michigan's Shoreline of the city from Near Downtown to turning inland and a QUICK GLIMPSE OF WRIGLEY FIELD as it flies over it and photographer tilts the camera for a second.... don't blink.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWxHPOlERI

You can click on the FULL SCREEN VIEW since it is kind of distant to see in this small screen version by the sight below the square above.

Photo of a landing at O'Hare along with other planes flying over Downtown too.


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