When you travel, does it matter to you where you sit? We’re not talking about coach vs business here but Aisle or Window?
When I’m travelling alone, I prefer access to aisle. But when travelling with someone (almost usually Zombie), I prefer window.
On mid to long haul flights, I use the window to rest my head and sleep. And of course, to look at the landing view.
Nothing gets me more excited than seeing a birds eye view of the city or place I’m about to spend days exploring.
I was inspired by the Telegraph’s list of World’sMost Scenic Airport Approaches, and their list is definitely ones that wallpapers are made of and makes you want to jump out of the plane immediately.
I also am in the habit of taking photos of landing views, and here’s some from my travels.
This was about 6AM, and we were landing in Abu Dhabi from Paris. I actually expected it to be more brown than this so I was pleasantly surprised to see a patch of vibrant green.
COFFS HARBOUR, Australia
I flew to Coffs Harbour from Sydney and this was just a short domestic flight it was one of the smaller planes we took. The upside to this is we flew low enough for me to get a glimpse of the wonderful harbourside just before we landed
Ah, My Manila. It’s congested, crowded, and it may give the claustrophobic a mini-heart attack mid-air. But it’s a view that gives my heart a jolt of excitement.
Landing into Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Airport is in Sepang), the greens and trees seem to be giving out steam and smoke. Quite reflective of my mood at that time as I was quite hungry!
BORA-BORA, French Polynesia
I’ll be first to admit that this photo doesn’t do Bora-Bora justice. That’s because when we were landing, the views were much too stunning that taking photographs totally escaped me. So what was left to snap was this.
This view makes me happy. Because it’s good to know that some parts of the Philippines are still lush, green and undeveloped. I hope it stays this way.
The view can be overwhelming, and this is the general feeling I get whenever I’m in the US. Overwhelmed by food, size, the fast way of living, and amazing shopping!
MALDIVES part 1
The Maldives really has more than 50 shades of blue and this can be seen when landing from a seaplane.
MALDIVES Part 2
This deserves a part 2 because there’s something cool about landing on water don’t you think?
Sometimes you just can’t get a window seat. But if you fly Etihad business class (am unsure if this feature is available on economy), you can switch the entertainment system to the live camera from different angles of the plane. This was the real time view landing early morning into Dublin.
SYDNEY Part 1
There’s a sense of comfort that welcomes me whenever I fly back to Sydney, most especially when I see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in one view.
SYDNEY Part 2
Still Sydney, a different and less popular view than above, but this has got to be one of the coolest landing views I’ve seen ever.
I was on a Qantas plane, and from my landing view, another Qantas plane was also trying to land! It’s quite amazing 🙂
I really love flying and watching the view as the plane lands is one of the joys I get from it.