Almost two years have passed since I’ve stepped on a plane, much less taken a flight. Much of the reason is due to the pandemic still going on, but it’s also been due to life obligations (e.g. work, family, etc). Although I’ve never really cared for airplanes, i.e. they aren’t my preferred mode of transport, I do miss their means of getting to whatever destination I’m heading– and the views from thousands of feet above certainly don’t hurt.

That said, here are some photos of airplane views I’ve taken over the past couple of years I’ve travel. Granted, such views are nothing more than just clouds and sky, but I think that’s the beauty of it. To be capable of being so high up in the air goes to show just how far we’ve evolved in the evolution of aviation, to be able to get sights like these that our ancestors couldn’t access. Here they are!

PS I will also include the airlines I took, as I’ve worked in an airport before and am low-key fascinated with the variety of airline companies out there. Especially during these hard times, such airlines aren’t faring so well, and this post is also meant to shed light on them, hopefully for future travels. ❀

1. Lima to Cuzco, Peru

20180702_113915Views of the Andes while descending into Cuzco (July 2018, LATAM Airlines).

2. Los Angeles, California to Denver, Colorado (USA)

20180731_085845Leaving Los Angeles and its views (August 2018, Spirit Airlines).

3. Paris, France to Reykjavik, Iceland

IMG20180514215412Flying into Reykjavik (May 2018, WOW Air– now defunct).

4. Bucharest, Romania to Lyon, France

20190223_190214Snowy Carpathian Mountains while leaving Bucharest (February 2019, EasyJet).

5. Cork, Ireland to Glasgow, Scotland

Sneaking a peek at the clouds (December 2016, Aer Lingus).

What have been your favorite flights you’ve taken? Let me know!

— Rebecca

50 thoughts on “Five Airplane Views (that make me miss travel)

  1. Amazing views! There is a special place in my heart (and in my blog πŸ˜‰ ) for shots from the top πŸ˜€ And your photos, they really makes me miss flying… Hopefully soon we get to step on the plane again!

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    1. I’ve definitely noticed the aerial shots in many of your posts! There really is something exhilarating being that high up in the air, something that we as humans can’t naturally achieve. We’ll see where the next few months to couple of years take us in terms of air travel!

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  2. Nice collection of windows. I miss the destinations, but not so much the flight, always too long. Sign of the times I booked my next trip by train, we don’t go that far these days.

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    1. I’m also not much of a flight person, especially long-haul trips. Being stuck and cramped inside the metal bird and breathing in the stale, recycled air is no fun, but it’s also the excitement of knowing you’ll get to your destination and have a good time!

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  3. I’ve taken quite a few flights into Seattle and it’s always great spotting Mount Rainier and/or other peaks in the Cascade range depending on the side of the plane your sitting on. Last summer I flew into Jackson Hole. The runway parallels the Tetons. Phenomenal view from a smaller aircraft connecting from Salt Lake City.

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    1. I’ve only road-tripped through Seattle/Mount Rainier, so alas, I never got to see the views of the lovingly-craggy mountain…I’ve seen photos of it online from the aerial view, and I’m so jealous you got to see it!

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  4. I too can relate to your blog and s I have relished some picturesque aeroplane views in my travels such as flying over J&K /Leh Ladakh mountain ranges, mesmerising views of Dubai at night and view of Bay of Bengal flying to the Andaman Nicobar Islands,India! If interested pl visit my site for blogs on Kashmir/Andaman Nicobar/Leh Ladakh/Tour of Netherlands for Dubai aerial views

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    1. Thank you, Tanja! I have enough blog post ideas to tie me down for another year or so. You can most definitely do your own take on airplane views; I’d like to see it!

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      1. Lovely view of the skyline and the airport is right on the harbor so it kind of looks like you’re landing in the water (not in a scary way though)!

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  5. I love your little photo collection of plane window views from around the world. It’s one of my favourite things to do when I fly: watching the views that unfold outside the plane window. They never fail to inspire! I’m well aware that the window seat comes with a few slight disadvantages β€” less legroom compared to the aisle seat and the fact that you have to wait longer to exit the plane when the time comes β€” but I still always choose the window isle. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day πŸ™‚ Aiva

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    1. To be honest, I’d rather get the aisle seat over window or middle seat any day. I tend to fidget and go to the bathroom frequently, so I need quick access as a result! If anything, I just reach over for the window views whenever the fellow passengers are away! πŸ˜‰

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  6. I normally don’t look forward to the airport wait and the flight in all my travels but seeing these, I miss flying now. I imagine the next time I hop on a plane would be a surreal experience.

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    1. I’m with you on that; I like airports, but the waiting for departures and customs are no fun. To step on a plane and go somewhere post-pandemic would definitely be a strange, yet familiar sensation, I can imagine! Hopefully, it will be soon. πŸ™‚

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    1. I actually prefer aisle seats, as I get easily restless and need to move around a couple of times per hour. But to grab a shot from the window seat when fellow passengers aren’t in their seat is effective…and then I can return to the comforts of my aisle seat! πŸ˜‰

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  7. This is such a creative post! I like how each view you shared is so unique and also gave us an idea of the weather at that moment in time. I agree it is beautiful to view the world from above in an airplane. In that moment you realise just how much there is to explore in the world. It is a sad time for the travel industry. When the world opens back up, traveling could be very different but hopefully many of us will experience more happy travels.

    I remember one time I requested a window seat on a plane, wanting a nice view up high. When I got on the plane (somewhere in the middle of the plane), it turned out there was just a wall with no window beside my seat. Bad luck πŸ˜‚

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    1. Viewing the world from above is truly a unique experience, especially since merely a century or two ago, it wasn’t feasible! I’ve seen inner plane seats without a window, and it’s a shame you couldn’t get a view (and also the hassle of being stuck inside if you need to get up and walk around)! One day, we’ll board a plane again…

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      1. I think you got to be really unlucky to get an inner plane seat without a window which was what I experienced. And it’s always hard to change seats once you are already on the plane πŸ˜‚

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