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Old 06-18-2021, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Absolutely. That's why I always try to get a window seat. I love looking down at the world from so high. Some of the uninhabited areas are gorgeous. The winding rivers, mountains, and different colors of the landscape can be stunning. Even miles and miles of flat farmland is fascinating with the patchwork of different crops & fields.

I also like looking down when it's pitch black to see the odd little cluster of lights that denote a town or sole house in the middle of nowhere. And busy highways at night, looking at the long rivers of cars going to who knows where.
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Old 06-18-2021, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Absolutely. That's why I always try to get a window seat. I love looking down at the world from so high. Some of the uninhabited areas are gorgeous. The winding rivers, mountains, and different colors of the landscape can be stunning. Even miles and miles of flat farmland is fascinating with the patchwork of different crops & fields.

I also like looking down when it's pitch black to see the odd little cluster of lights that denote a town or sole house in the middle of nowhere. And busy highways at night, looking at the long rivers of cars going to who knows where.
Agree it is as fascinating today after hundreds of trips as when it was when I had my first flight in my 20's. We take flying for granted, we tend to forget that human flight is still an amazing experience. Now grinding your way through airports to GET to the flight is another story entirely.
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Old 06-18-2021, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Yes, it lessens my chances of crashing and burning. Lol
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:23 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Absolutely. That's why I always try to get a window seat. I love looking down at the world from so high. Some of the uninhabited areas are gorgeous. The winding rivers, mountains, and different colors of the landscape can be stunning. Even miles and miles of flat farmland is fascinating with the patchwork of different crops & fields.

I also like looking down when it's pitch black to see the odd little cluster of lights that denote a town or sole house in the middle of nowhere. And busy highways at night, looking at the long rivers of cars going to who knows where.
I flew back overnight to New Jersey from Las Vegas once. I was dozing and waking, and at one waking point, I looked out the window and saw all these lights that ended abruptly with pitch darkness to the north of it. Took me a few seconds to realize I was looking at Chicago and Lake Michigan.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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Absolutely!!! I love looking out, I have seen some amazing things, night landings in London, NY, LA etc. are spectacular, flying over Greenland is always amazing, i've seen Mt. Rainier, Kilimanjaro and a few other volcanoes - it was simply breathtaking. I've also seen some cool stuff like people de-icing the plane etc.

For this reason I love being at the window even though it isn't the most convenient as I like to chug a few beers and possibly a glass of wine as well with my meals and that requires me to visit the restroom - sometimes either a) people are asleep and I have to bother them or b) they just look at me with a mad look that I "inconvenienced" them...well more recently i've learned not to give a damn
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Old 06-18-2021, 10:41 PM
 
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On my very first flight to London, I remember how exciting it was to see Greenland and Iceland.

Flying over the Grand Canyon is amazing.

On a redeye into Washington, DC, we zoomed past the lit- up Washington monument. I felt like I could reach out & touch it.

And even though I did this many times, flying into the airport in San Diego, CA after dark was always a thrill. The descent is steep, right over the city. If the Padres had a home game, it felt like the plane was going to land in Petco Park!
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Old 06-18-2021, 11:22 PM
 
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I once flew out of Los Angeles, north along the coast, and could see very conspicuous lines of white surf, seemingly miles from shore, near cruising altitude. Is this normal?
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Old 06-19-2021, 06:34 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I really wanted to answer the thread title with..."Window? What window?"
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Old 06-19-2021, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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All the time!........of course, I am air crew, pilot, navigator, aerial photographer......
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Old 06-19-2021, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I've gotten to the point that when I fly the local routes, I always book the F window.

As soon as the door closes and we start pushback, I tend to rest my head in the window area and fall asleep soon after takeoff.

Then I usually wake I with the tones telling the FA's to prepare the cabin for landing.

That's the best way to fly anymore.
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