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Best View you've seen from an Aircraft Window?

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31. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 6y

on the flight from Lima to Iquitos in the afternoon,fantastic forms of the clouds we where flying through,and then there was the view of this giant silver snake meandering between the green of the jungle. The Amazonas River.
It was realy a breathtaking view.

very beautyful was also a flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago,flying over the snow covered Andes,the wether conditions where absolut perfekt,not one cloud who disturbed the view,had never a flight so perfect to Patagonia again.

32. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 6y

No....thing better than that afterthought Brendan

33. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

No problem with me either (as far as mentioning these in the newspaper column).

P.S. I would think that since SamIAm is the admin here (he and his brother own the website), you probably don't need everyone's okay, since I believe the postings officially belong to the website's owner(s) once posted.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Nov-2009, at 23:13 by Calcruzer ]

34. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting Calcruzer

P.S. I would think that since SamIAm is the admin here (he and his brother own the website), you probably don't need everyone's okay, since I believe the postings officially belong to the website's owner(s) once posted.

This is luckily completely not true. By posting, you grant travellerspoint the right to use what you posted, but the ownership (copyright) of your words remains with yourself.

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Or see for example this question from the FAQ:

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35. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

Sander's right, we are pretty careful about this stuff (unlike some other sites :)). Whilst I can make a general assumption that most people posting in these forums wouldn't mind for that to be quoted in a newspaper or another site, I can't 'give away' the copyright myself. I'm not really sure what it means for short quotes in newspapers actually, as I imagine as long as it's credited back to 'username at Travellerspoint' for example, then it would be fair use.

But if Brendan wanted to really quote someone by name and use several paragraphs, probably best get permission from the user first, just to be on the safe side :)

36. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 6y

One of my most memorable views was seeing the sunrise as I neared Tokyo. It was simply breathtaking to see the rays break over the horizon.

37. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 6y

Quoting zaksame

Hi again folks,
Gosh this thread has really gottn you all fired up; I'm reallly enjoying your answers.

I didn't set out with any ulterior motive to this thread but now that is generating such interest it's given me an idea for my weekly newspaper Travel Column. Here's the rub...

How would you guys feel if I used some of your examples to explain my points? If you say no that's the end of it, no problems.

I personally think it would get a lot of people who never look out of aircraft windows thinking about what they're missing.

As I said, this is an afterthought to my original post so don't be afraid to say NO if you don't want your offering used.

Thanks as usual.

There would be no problem from me, Zaksame. But I have to agree with Sam . . . As long as I can still get a window seat . . . .

38. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

Flying into Wellington, NZ, was really pretty, as we flew really low right over the harbour. Also flying into Puerto Iguacu airport in Argentina was great, as the jungle scenery was dramatic and we could see the spray from the falls in the distance.

39. Posted by Caitlin39 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

The Alps flying from Frankfurt to Rome in July. I loved seeing the villages nestled between the scraggly snow capped mountains.

40. Posted by grmoski (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

The Siberian Tundra is amazing. I'm sorry for opening the shade so much while we were trying to sleep on that flight!