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Old 09-10-2016, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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My favorites that I've seen are SF and Vancouver BC.

The Vancouver airport is beautiful. It's all glass, and when you are walking to customs, etc., you can see the mountains, etc. It's just breathtaking.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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Las Vegas looks great at night with all the light.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Lax flying into Los Angeles at night. Also the Mountains in LA.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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Phoenix Arizona.
The difference with flying into Phoenix is the cloudless sky. Everyone says the same thing......I didn't realize Phoenix was this massive.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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Not in the US, but the metro that most impressed me from the air the first time I saw it was Sao Paulo. Not saying it was a positive impression, but still. (not my photo)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g3V3EIEE3h.../P3056991e.jpg
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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lots of cities, NYC, SFrn, even Miami over the water, and anywhere near tampa bay as well
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The approach to Miami from the Atlantic is pretty spectacular. If you are on the standard approach from the due East, you'll want to have an "A" window seat without wing obstruction. You'll see South Beach, the port, the bay and downtown/Brickell of Miami proper.

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Old 09-13-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia metro
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Default Airplane Views

This is gonna make me tear up a bit....

LA.

I had always dreamed of LA and remember the first time I flew over it at age 13. We had to wait for a runway to open so the pilot took us over the Pacific.

You always know you are there when you cross over the mountain range and then boom! You see the massive 405 and palms (when you grow up in Philly palms are precious and rare).

This winter I flew out to LA and it was evening. Earlier I was at Newark NJ. and saw the LI Sound when we are in the sky. After a 5 hour flight we were lifting out of LA to get to SLC and I was like "look at the buildings" to my seat mate. And she tapped me and there was the ocean and Santa Monica peer. The ocean in all it's Pacific glory, waves crashing the shoreline. It was incredible. A few years before I had laid on that beach for days and hours.
I saw Atlantic and Pacific in one day. THEN my plane dropped me into the Rocky Mountains in a snow storm for the Sundance Film Fest. Now that's what I call living!

NYC at sunrise isn't so bad, either the Statue of Liberty in the breaking light.

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Old 09-13-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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IMO, NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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Vegas, at night
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