Do you look out the window of the airplane?

Clouds on the plane - Looking out the window on the plane
@reinydawn (11651)
United States
September 1, 2008 9:59pm CST
I love looking out the window of the airplane while I'm flying. Although I do love to see the land down below, I also love looking at the tops of the clouds as we fly over them. They just look so cool to me as the sun hits them from the top!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
2 Sep 08
hey reiny, I love to look at the clouds too! It's really cool when the sun is shining and you can see the top of the clouds or when your in the middle of them. I like to look down at the land as we come into Florida or New York as we are decending right before the landings. I'm kinda scared but it's also sort of fun to watch at the same time. I never sit by the window, I always ask for an aisle seat, but then I end up looking out the window anyway. There was one time that I was flying in a severe thunder storm and the lightning was going right through the plane. Now that wasn't fun! It was downright scary. Even the flight attendants were looking scared. The pilot kept ascending then decending to try and get away from the lightning and we were getting sick from the motion of the plane going up and down. I guess I don't need to say anymore. It was a horrible experience. I was glad to get off that plane safely!
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• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Kinda peaceful too - it's like you are up above everything.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Oh I've had trips where I felt it was necessary to kiss the ground when we finally landed! Those are pretty rare though. I usually get the window seat and my husband leans over to watch what's going on :)
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
16 Sep 08
If I am sitting near a window, I will look out of the window while I am flying in an airplane. I love to see the clouds from way up high.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 Sep 08
It's usually pretty peaceful up there :)
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
5 Sep 08
If I am flying into a place I have never ssen before then I will always try to get a window seat; but if it is somewhere I have been before then the aisle allows me to get off the plane quicker so I will go for that! I have seen some amazing cloud formations from my window and wish I had of had a camera at the time. What is really bizarre is when you see another plane!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Oh yeah, I've seen another plane before too, that is kinda strange!
@maximax8 (27049)
5 Sep 08
I feel happiest sitting next to the window when I am on a plane. The wing can stop me getting a great view so sitting before or after that is ideal. I flew home from Kenya and got an excellent view of the pyramids. Wow! In the Maldives I went on a tiny plane and it flew low and so I saw the islands and reef below. Everyone got a certificate to say they had flown over the Equator so that was unusual. I like the way you describe the sight of bright yellow sunlight hitting the puffy white clouds.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
6 Sep 08
It always feels like you've actually visited the place when you can see it from the airplane. I really like that!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
2 Sep 08
The few times I've flown I've loved looking out the window. It is so neat to be that high up and see everything so tiny below. Flying through clouds was kind of scary b/c you lose your sense of direction but other than that it was fun. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Oh, I love looking at the clouds, they're so white and fluffy!
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I flew in June of 07. I spent a lot of the flight looking out the window and day dreaming about sailing the clear area and into the fyords of the beautiful cloud landscape.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Oh, that sounds like heaven!
• United States
2 Sep 08
I enjoy looking out the plane window, also. However, it always seemed as though the flight crew wanted the shade down for the movie. It's been awhile since I've flown so that might not be the case anymore. I've seen some interesting things out the plane window, but I've always been on the wrong side when flying into New York and have never seen the Statue of Liberty.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I've never flown to New York, but I'm sure that'd be a site to see! I have never had them tell me to close the window because of the movie - I usually fly Southwest and they don't even show a movie any more!
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Sure I do. It is nice to be able to see the clouds up close though we can't touch them. But we don't always get the windows seat or people are usually sleeping so it is considerate to shut the light. I especially love it when there is turbulence. LOL
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
OH yeah, we ALL love the turbulence :) Sometimes when I'm watching the clouds I feel like I'm actually in them...
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I haven't flown in ages and I was the only one in the family who would fly as both my grandmother and mother in particular were deathly afraid of flying. My very first flight at 16 I did all alone...couldn't get my mother on a plane if you gave her a million dollars. So with my very first flight I had a window seat..the timing was perfect for the flight as it was nearing sunset....and it was like wow....if I thought sunsets were spectacular on the ground, nothing compared to being on a plane...and you can bet I whipped out my camera to photograph the sunset.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Oh that sounds like such a memorable experience! I don't remember much of my first flight - I was about 7 months pregnant with my first child at the time. I do remember my second flight though - he was 18 months old and ran up and down the aisle most of the flight. Not a lot of window watching for me that time :)
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
I love looking out the window as well. I like the bird's eye view of the city when I take off and land. When I travel across the ocean sometimes I am fortunate enough to cross the international date line. Have you ever seen the sun set in front of you and the night just behind you? I have. It's wonderful. And so amazing. Of course, I need to stay up all night just to see it but it's really worth it in the end.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I have never seen that, but hope to at some time! That just sounds so awesome!
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
I love it too. I can see clouds, sometimes dark clouds if it was going to rain. I love to see lightning if it was raining heavily, but scares me a little though. There was one trip on a bright sunny day to an island on a plane. It was so beautiful. When we were about to land on the island, we could see the blue sea below. It was like we were going to plunge into the water. But we didn't of course or we would have made news. The runway was close to the sea, that was why we felt like we were going into the water. It was lovely on the island.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Yes, it was like that for us when we went to Jamacia. That was soooo cool seeing the nice blue water like that up close.
@GardenGerty (88853)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Sep 08
I love looking out and being wrapped in a thick blankety cloud.I also find that the green squares of lawns look like a fancy board game.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I also like when you're over a city and you can watch the traffic patterns of the lights changing from red to green. It's funny watching all the cars moving and stopping at one time.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
i love to have the window seat when i'm flying. however, i only look out when i am taking off or hovering before landing. i love trying to make out what i am looking at or where is that road situated. mid-flight, i'm usually watching a movie or sleeping. most times it's too bright to look out the window. it hurts my eyes seeing the sunlight bounce off the clouds. cheers ;p
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I usually read or try to sleep (not successfully though), but I do enjoy looking out the window a lot. I always wonder "where the heck are we?"
@nynapper (82)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Yeah I have to look out of the window specially on long flights. Airplanes are so stable now that without the window you won't even know how fast you're moving or if you're moving at all.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Oh, I can definitely tell we're moving without looking, I just like the scenery!