Why I always choose window seats on planes

The question of “window or aisle?” gets especially tricky for long flights that you will do by yourself. But if I have the choice, I will always choose window seats. You know those scenic flights that you can never afford while travelling because you already had to pay to get there in the first place? Having a window seat on a normal flight kind of makes up for that. From take-off to the actual flying and finally the landing, you can get so lucky with what there is to see. Here are some of my favourite pictures I have ever taken from a plane:

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flying into London City Airport and getting a tour of my favourite sights just before landing

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typical Winter day where you wonder where the hell the sun has been for the past three months… and once you make your way through three layers of clouds, you finally get to see it again and understand why it had no way of getting through

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…but once the clouds do open up, there’s a wonderful play of black & white, making for incredible patterns

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the stunning mountainous landscape of the Western Cape, South Africa

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…can you see the vineyards?


seeing Mt Kilimanjaro on our way from Nairobi to Jo’burg


flying into the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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these last few photos are all from the same flight… I got incredibly lucky on my way to the US in December last year, and got to see the sun set on beautiful Greenland

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… and then later on in Newfoundland, Canada


I’m sure I’ve got many more airplane pictures somewhere… But these are definitely some of my favourites. So this is a very simple explanation of why window > aisle.



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