Mar 6, 2014

27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

 

There are plenty of reasons to ask for a window seat. For starters you can lean on the window if you want to sleep, and you never have to get up for someone else! But it’s what’s outside of that window that is most compelling. The world is a wonderful place, one that looks entirely different from above. From sunrises and sunsets to landscapes, cityscapes and all kinds of cloud formations in between; there’s beauty out there as far as the eye can see.

Here are 27 reasons you should always ask for a window seat.

 

 

1. You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan

 
Chicago Reflected in Lake Michigan from an Airplane by Mark Hersch

Photograph by MARK HERSCH
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2. You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance

 
distant-storm-cloud-seen-from-airplane-window

Photograph by HALEY LUNA
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3. Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is pretty cool

 
solar eclipse from an airplane ben cooper

 

 

4. And seeing the highest point in Africa
will take your breath away

 
mount kilimanjaro from an airplane snow covered

Photograph by KYLE MIJLOF

 

 

5. For the sunrises

 
sunrise from an airplane window

Photograph by FLORIAN SEIFFERT

 

 

6. And the sunsets

 
sunset from an airplane window

 

 

7.And the waterfalls you’ll never see from the aisle

 
kaieteur falls guayana from an airplane

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana | Photograph by CODY H. on Flickr

 

 

8. You could witness a forest fire

 
forest-fire-from-an-airplane-big-sur-california

 

 

9. And finally understand why everyone
thinks Norway is so beautiful

 
norwwegian coast from an airplane aerial from above

Photograph by MARIUSZ KLUZNIAK

 

 

10. You could ride an endless sea of clouds

 
sea of clouds from an airplane

Photograph by MARK STEVENS

 

 

11. Come up with creative ways to frame a shot

 
cool angle out of ain airplane window

Photograph by TIM CAYNES | photopacity.com

 

 

12. And appreciate the expanse of a mountain range

 
The Pyrenees mountain range from above aerial airplane view

The Pyrenees | Photograph by MARIUSZ KLUZNIAK

 

 

13. Maybe you’ll see your first frozen lake

 
lake mendota frozen from an airplane aerial view from above

Photograph by ALAN WOLF

 

 

14. Or a city enveloped in fog

 
warsaw poland covered in fog from an airplane aerifal from above

Warsaw, Poland | Photograph by CHRIS on Flickr

 

 

15. Cities at night can be mesmerizing too

 

Los Angeles, USA | Photograph by Tom Anderson on Google+

 

 

16. And you can see history in an entirely different light

 
prambanan temple aerial from an airplane

Prambanan Temple, Indonesia | Photograph by killerturnip on Flickr

 

 

17. You can laugh at clouds because they look like cotton balls

 
cotton ball clouds from an airplane

Photograph by FRANCISCO MARTINS

 

 

18. Or perhaps, see your first volcano

 
mount taranaki volcano from an airplane aerial from above

Mount Taranaki, NZ | Photograph by JON SULLIVAN

 

 

19. You can find a river through a sea of clouds

 
river of clouds from an airplane

Photograph by JONATHAN NIGHTINGALE

 

 

20. And nothing beats the view of a city from above

 
new-york-city-from-an-airplane-window-aerial-from-above

New York City, USA | Photograph by LINH NGUYEN

 

 

21. The same can be said for mountains like Fuji

 
mount fuji from an airplane above the clouds

Photograph by mloge on Flickr

 

 

22. And Rainier

 
mount rainier from an airplane

 

 

23. Forget outside!
Even the windows themselves can be interesting

 
frost on an airplane window close up

Photograph by PEDRO MOURA PINHEIRO

 

 

24. And there’s always time for another sunset

 
sunset above the clouds from an airplane

 

 

25. Now that’s amore

 
the moon from an airplane

Photograph by KIMG SENG on Flickr

 

 

26. It gives you a chance to say a final goodbye
to the place you just left

 
philippines from above in an airplane

 

 

27. And last but not least…
Beverage carts and passengers
won’t bump into you on their way by!

 
the aisle seat of an airplane

Photograph by RYAN DESIDERIO

 

 

 

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