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51. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 6y

Whenever i got short distance flights ( anything less than 3 hours) , i always 'attack' the window seats ...
Mine was a big huge rainbow view along with big puffness of the thick white cloud...
U remember the cartoon series 'carebear' ??? i swear they were there that time ....

52. Posted by Templar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

My wife and I were flying from Delhi to Leh to start a 14 day trek in the mountains of Ladakh located north of India. Leh is the capital city with its military airport and is situated 1000 klm from the Pakistan border.

To land in the military airport the aircraft must makes its approach down a deep valley with snow-covered peaks either side. Normally when landing in an aircraft the views from the windows are always of open skies, so it was strange to have both windows full of close mountain ranges for a full 5 minutes before landing..

Most of the passengers (including my wife and I) had no idea this was a normal flight route into Leh so we were all a bit to stunned to be frightened…..just excited about the closeness of the mountains, it was, after all just a deep valley.

A thrilling flight.

53. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Great thread...
I love looking out the window on flights! Even if youre above the clouds and cant see the ground, I get really cranky if I dont have a window seat, I find it really interesting but sometimes frustrating trying to figure out what im looking at from so high up!

The best is Definitely flying over the India on a really clear night, seeing the reflection of the moonlight in the Ganges (or at least I think it was the Ganges) like a silver silk ribbon stretched across the land, breath- taking and beautiful.
I also flying over the alps was pretty amazing.

I remember on a red-eye to cape town, I was obsessed with watching the sunrise- so stayed awake all through the night, and then when the sun did start to come up it was so bright I had to close the window. gutted!

54. Posted by gcorridore (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

this post reminds me of a time (years ago) when I took my two sons camping... my youngest was still in diapers. When we got back from the camping trip, the next day I had to fly out to a meeting in another state. As the plane took off it followed the course right up the mountains where I had been just the day before with my boys. As we leveled off in altitude, I saw the same campground and river where we were and the roads we had walked just days before. An unforgettable moment for me!

btw, my diapered son graduates from medical school this coming year.

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56. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 6y

flying over cuba. Very cool.

ice

57. Posted by andrieperk (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

the best view that I've seen from the aircraft window is the tallest and the scary mountain and the cloudy forest in Himalayas during out trip in China last month with -snip-. This was the most memorable scenery I've been experienced in all of my travels.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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

Quoting gcorridore

this post reminds me of a time (years ago) when I took my two sons camping... my youngest was still in diapers. When we got back from the camping trip, the next day I had to fly out to a meeting in another state. As the plane took off it followed the course right up the mountains where I had been just the day before with my boys. As we leveled off in altitude, I saw the same campground and river where we were and the roads we had walked just days before. An unforgettable moment for me!

btw, my diapered son graduates from medical school this coming year.

Wow! It is always amazing to see familiar things from a completely different point of view. And congradulations! You must be so proud of your son!

59. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 6y

Returning from LA on AA, we were circling over central London and the view of all the stadiums, monuments, parks, stations, roads was incredible. Easliy worth £140 to do normally

60. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 6y

sydney is my favorite:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photographerpaul/2388859988/in/set-72157611584167749/