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2014-04-06 11:52:56 PM  
10.) You could be mesmerized by an endless sea of clouds.

Which is what you're going to get for 95% of the flight.
 
2014-04-07 12:06:23 AM  
I aways prefer a window seat if I can get one.  Yes, for most of the flight all you see are the tops of the clouds, but there's generally some cool stuff to see during takeoff and landing.  It's annoying that the seats on the planes don't line up evenly with the windows though, it sucks to get a window seat where you're split between two windows with no good view through either.
 
2014-04-07 12:19:19 AM  
I love window seats, and aisle seats are ok. Middle seats are great because you own both armrests.

The thing that sucks though is having an aisle or middle seat with a young girl at the window seat. They don't like that you're head is turned towards them the entire time as you're looking out the window. And sometimes they shut the window to "sleep".
 
2014-04-07 12:23:13 AM  
So hopefully they have nice breasts.
 
2014-04-07 12:50:09 AM  
Still sticking with my aisle seat, especially if you're next to a large passenger it's much more pleasant.
 
2014-04-07 12:52:07 AM  
Tell that to Malaysia 370.
 
2014-04-07 12:58:06 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Tell that to Malaysia 370.


Do you have some contact info you could share with us? I'll be the first to call or email them if you do.
 
2014-04-07 01:36:54 AM  
Window is best. Have a place to lean your head. Don't have to get up every time people next to you go to the restroom. Just put me by the window and leave me the eff alone.
 
2014-04-07 01:38:25 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Window is best. Have a place to lean your head. Don't have to get up every time people next to you go to the restroom. Just put me by the window and leave me the eff alone.


Sorry, I'll be the guy in front of you reclining his seat all the way back or the guy behind you constantly playing with the TV embedded in the back of your seat.
 
2014-04-07 01:40:38 AM  
 
2014-04-07 01:43:32 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I aways prefer a window seat if I can get one.  Yes, for most of the flight all you see are the tops of the clouds, but there's generally some cool stuff to see during takeoff and landing.  It's annoying that the seats on the planes don't line up evenly with the windows though, it sucks to get a window seat where you're split between two windows with no good view through either.


Unless it's night time there's usually plenty to see.  I love the map-on-your-phone deal you can get on Southwest.
 
2014-04-07 01:54:26 AM  
I took this one a few weeks ago, BOS - BUF on an E190. Definitely pleased with the result - no post processing except converting to JPG

www.mikepirone.com
 
2014-04-07 01:55:23 AM  

jaylectricity: Strongbeerrules: Tell that to Malaysia 370.

Do you have some contact info you could share with us? I'll be the first to call or email them if you do.


Email their names and nationalities to he­l­p­d­e­sk[nospam-﹫-backwards]r­ekcol­s­e­no­j­yvad*n­et with the heading "Recent Arrivals"

/I'm a terrible person
 
2014-04-07 02:05:37 AM  
I've never been to St. Petersburg, but I have seen it from 30,000 feet directly above. Our plane to Moscow made a sharp turn over the city, allowing one to look down at it.

Venice is also nice from the air.
 
2014-04-07 02:42:51 AM  
i took these on my trip home from Hong Kong.

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farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-04-07 02:49:49 AM  
I'll buy a postcard for $2 when I land rather than pay $25 to the airline.  At least with postcards I feel I'm getting something of value for the extra money I spend.
 
2014-04-07 03:01:59 AM  
I'll stick to the aisle. It's nice to not have to stick both knees into the back of the a seat. Aisle gives me a bit of room to spread out my legs. The extra shoulder room doesn't hurt either. I'm not a 12 year old girl. My shoulders extend well beyond the armrests. Against the side of the plane, they can only go into the other person. At least I can lean into the aisle otherwise.
 
2014-04-07 03:04:28 AM  
You can keep your window seat, looking out gives me air sickness.  If I am stuck by the window and try to shut the little slider everyone in my row loses always their goddamned minds.  It's not like you can see shiat out of it from your vantage point anyway!!

/angry exclamation marks!!!
 
2014-04-07 03:20:57 AM  
spacebison.com
 
2014-04-07 03:24:17 AM  
media.phuketgazette.net

love the view from the window
 
2014-04-07 03:29:54 AM  
I'm with the air sickness crowd. Just give me a screen to watch something on, and an aisle seat. I don't care if I have to get up now and again for people. It's not like planes have legroom these days.
 
2014-04-07 03:31:11 AM  

fusillade762: 10.) You could be mesmerized by an endless sea of clouds.

Which is what you're going to get for 95% of the flight.


Sometimes that endless sea of clouds can be awesome. On a night flight to India we flew over the monsoons, and lightning storms were lighting up patches of the cloud blanket for miles around. I was quietly and happily mesmerized; felt like I was flying above some crazy mythical battle.
 
2014-04-07 03:57:53 AM  
worldufophotosandnews.org

11) You can see some strange shiat.

img1.wikia.nocookie.net

12) You can see some strange shiat again at 20,000 ft.
 
2014-04-07 04:00:06 AM  
Thunderstorms are pretty cool to watch in the distance. Also, the Grand Canyon seen from a plane is pretty damn amazing.
 
2014-04-07 04:00:46 AM  

andynz81: fusillade762: 10.) You could be mesmerized by an endless sea of clouds.

Which is what you're going to get for 95% of the flight.

Sometimes that endless sea of clouds can be awesome. On a night flight to India we flew over the monsoons, and lightning storms were lighting up patches of the cloud blanket for miles around. I was quietly and happily mesmerized; felt like I was flying above some crazy mythical battle.


I took off out of the Marquette, MI airport at midnight one night.  Completely overcast on the ground, but at about 12kft we broke out into absolutely clear skies with a full moon shining on to the tops of the clouds.  Looked like we were flying over fields of cotton balls.

The we descended down into Detroit and that ended that.
 
2014-04-07 04:15:32 AM  
www.funnycutestuff.com
 
2014-04-07 04:31:30 AM  
I can almost see my house in picture #9.
 
2014-04-07 06:12:29 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: [www.funnycutestuff.com image 490x654]


AFLAC!!!
 
2014-04-07 06:12:47 AM  
Flying to Yellowknife I got to see the sky cut in half as the sun was dropping below the horizon. It was quite strange.
 
2014-04-07 06:23:28 AM  
That's Entertainment?

I prefer a Mac seat, thank you.

Two cool sight I saw were flying out of Italy on a clear day over the Alps and flying east to west watched the pilot turn to fly around a large thundercloud directly ahead of us.

Oh, and passing over my college town flying west to east.
 
2014-04-07 06:55:49 AM  
If you are over 12, or have flown at least three times, the window seat really loses it's novelty, ya rubes. Just get the damn disease tube down on the ground so I can get away from everyone with sweatpants and bad dental hygiene.
 
2014-04-07 07:02:03 AM  

AltheaToldMe: Summer Glau's Love Slave: [www.funnycutestuff.com image 490x654]

AFLAC!!!


collegecandy.files.wordpress.com

AFLAC???
 
2014-04-07 08:24:45 AM  

GungFu: 11) You can see some strange shiat.

12) You can see some strange shiat again at 20,000 ft.


thegentlemanblog.files.wordpress.com

/THIS is the image you were looking for
 
2014-04-07 08:26:03 AM  
www.glitchsgarage.com
Disagrees with subby.

Thanks, GungFu. Came here for Shatner.
 
2014-04-07 08:26:42 AM  
Well, shiat.
 
2014-04-07 08:27:28 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: If you are over 12, or have flown at least three times, the window seat really loses it's novelty, ya rubes. Just get the damn disease tube down on the ground so I can get away from everyone with sweatpants and bad dental hygiene.


i527.photobucket.com

Can relate to that.
 
2014-04-07 08:44:44 AM  
These look like a good desktop background theme. Please tell me they're in 1920 1080 for when i get home
 
2014-04-07 08:48:32 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: GungFu: 11) You can see some strange shiat.

12) You can see some strange shiat again at 20,000 ft.

[thegentlemanblog.files.wordpress.com image 300x227]

/THIS is the image you were looking for


NEW & IMPROVED!

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2014-04-07 09:06:34 AM  
Yeah, those are nice, but before you get even one of those views, you have to deal with:

•  expensive airfare
•  the TSA
•  mechanical problems
•  "We're sorry, the plane is oversold."
•  "Sorry for the delay, we can't seem to locate the flight crew."
•  either 10 minute or 4 hour connections
•  the kid kicking the back of your seat
•  the guy with pleurisy hacking up a lung across the aisle
•  the 450 lb guy next to you taking up half your seat
•  the toddler in the seat next to you who shiats his pants as the plane is backing away from the gate and you have to smell it all the way to Atlanta
• etc.

No farking thanks.  I'll just look at your pictures and pity you for what you had to go through to get them.
 
2014-04-07 09:18:06 AM  
I was flying a while back and got up in the air just in time to see the Sun set, Mars set, Venus set, and then Jupiter set in to the cloud layer within an hour or so.
Granted, if you don't know what you're looking for you won't see anything, but if you keep tabs on astronomy events it can be pretty cool

shower_in_my_socks: Window is best. Have a place to lean your head. Don't have to get up every time people next to you go to the restroom. Just put me by the window and leave me the eff alone.

YES. And if you don't want to make awkward small talk with the people on your sides, you can just stare out the window. Instant excuse! In a related story, if the air is rough and the sexy german hotel manager from cologne needs to occasionally cling to you, having the wall for extra support just makes you seem like a bigger stronger guy.

ADHD Librarian: [media.phuketgazette.net image 500x333]

love the view from the window

Is that a constrictor?  A very very big constrictor?

DarthBart: I took off out of the Marquette, MI airport at midnight one night.  Completely overcast on the ground, but at about 12kft we broke out into absolutely clear skies with a full moon shining on to the tops of the clouds.  Looked like we were flying over fields of cotton balls.
The we descended down into Detroit and that ended that.

I'm always flying out of Detroit, so I really really enjoy that experience - but in reverse.  Drive through detroit, fly up over detroit, fly through the factory smoke of detroit in to the clouds, burst out in to clear skies and knowing I'm going somewhere else for a while!
 
2014-04-07 09:36:55 AM  
Flying into Japan on a long low approach and seeing all the traditional architecture.  It was like a bird's eye view into the past.
 
2014-04-07 09:39:02 AM  

HugsAndPuppies: Yeah, those are nice, but before you get even one of those views, you have to deal with:

•  expensive airfare
•  the TSA
•  mechanical problems
•  "We're sorry, the plane is oversold."
•  "Sorry for the delay, we can't seem to locate the flight crew."
•  either 10 minute or 4 hour connections
•  the kid kicking the back of your seat
•  the guy with pleurisy hacking up a lung across the aisle
•  the 450 lb guy next to you taking up half your seat
•  the toddler in the seat next to you who shiats his pants as the plane is backing away from the gate and you have to smell it all the way to Atlanta
• etc.

No farking thanks.  I'll just look at your pictures and pity you for what you had to go through to get them.


Either you people have had hellish flight experiences, or never been on a plane and only go off jokes you head comedians tell.

I've never once had any of those experiences, on any flight. Hell, I had a 23hr trip from Hawaii to Baltimore that was just fine, aside from the length. But it sure beats driving to Hawaii.
 
2014-04-07 09:39:17 AM  
The window seat has all the cool controls

i63.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-07 10:03:46 AM  
Aisle is best for any flight over about 20 minutes.

/Disagree?
//Wait until you're over 50 and we'll talk.
 
2014-04-07 10:09:48 AM  

INeedAName


I've never once had any of those experiences, on any flight. Hell, I had a 23hr trip from Hawaii to Baltimore that was just fine, aside from the length. But it sure beats driving to Hawaii.


How did that take 23 hours??

BWI to LAX - about 5 hours
LAX to HNL - about 6.5 hours

Did you have a monster layover somewhere? Multiple connections? Was there a boat involved?
 
2014-04-07 10:13:31 AM  

ADHD Librarian: [media.phuketgazette.net image 500x333]

love the view from the window


what....the....fark?
 
2014-04-07 10:17:09 AM  

jaylectricity: I love window seats, and aisle seats are ok. Middle seats are great because you own both armrests.

The thing that sucks though is having an aisle or middle seat with a young girl at the window seat. They don't like that you're head is turned towards them the entire time as you're looking out the window. And sometimes they shut the window to "sleep".


I had the opposite problem on the way to Hong Kong last month. On the trans-Pacific leg, a girl (late teens maybe?) on the opposite side kept her window open when everyone else closed theirs. It's at best a distraction, often an annoyance because of the glare on the video screen, but in this case it was particularly annoying because the angle of the sun came right at my son's face so he couldn't get to sleep. And of course she falls asleep a couple of hours into the flight with her window still open.

INeedAName: HugsAndPuppies: Yeah, those are nice, but before you get even one of those views, you have to deal with:

•  expensive airfare
•  the TSA
•  mechanical problems
•  "We're sorry, the plane is oversold."
•  "Sorry for the delay, we can't seem to locate the flight crew."
•  either 10 minute or 4 hour connections
•  the kid kicking the back of your seat
•  the guy with pleurisy hacking up a lung across the aisle
•  the 450 lb guy next to you taking up half your seat
•  the toddler in the seat next to you who shiats his pants as the plane is backing away from the gate and you have to smell it all the way to Atlanta
• etc.

No farking thanks.  I'll just look at your pictures and pity you for what you had to go through to get them.

Either you people have had hellish flight experiences, or never been on a plane and only go off jokes you head comedians tell.

I've never once had any of those experiences, on any flight. Hell, I had a 23hr trip from Hawaii to Baltimore that was just fine, aside from the length. But it sure beats driving to Hawaii.


If you fly often enough you'll eventually end up with most of those, but there is no hassle-free method. The "just drive!" crowd conveniently leaves out blown tires during rush hour in the rain, finally finding a road stop after 40 minutes only to find the restrooms out of order, standing in line for 20 minutes to get a half-warmed burrito, kids in the back fighting and/or needing to stop at every exit, etc.
 
2014-04-07 10:20:14 AM  

All Latest: Milo Minderbinder: If you are over 12, or have flown at least three times, the window seat really loses it's novelty, ya rubes. Just get the damn disease tube down on the ground so I can get away from everyone with sweatpants and bad dental hygiene.

Can relate to that.


I was talking about the crew. Don't get me started on the mouth-breather passengers.
 
2014-04-07 10:24:43 AM  
But back to the topic. Things I have seen from an airplane window:

An erupting volcano
Glaciers in Kamchatka
Aurorae
The Korean DMZ
Several hundred miles of unbroken Brazilian rainforest
Coral atolls surrounded by several translucent shades of blue and green
Mountain peaks right outside the window that appear close enough that you could reach out and touch them
The Grand Canyon
Tikal
Dallas from a DC-9 at night (OK, fine, it was really an MD-80)
 
2014-04-07 10:47:05 AM  
If I see anything on a flight that isn't directly related to keeping my kids quiet, in their seats, and happy, it's a miracle.
 
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