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 27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

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




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 27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat



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

norwwegian coast from an airplane aerial from above




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 |



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 at night aerial photograph tom anderson 27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

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




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




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

new york city from an airplane window aerial from above 27 Reasons Why You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

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




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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