shaocaholica From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4366 times:
I've become quite fond of doing landscape photos from commercial flights. However, I've come to realize quite quickly that depending on what side of the plane I'm sitting on, the views can be drastically different from simply having the cool views on the other side or having the sun on the wrong side(glare).
So, is there any way to tell what path a commercial flight will take? Is there a high degree of chance or do most flights follow the same path?
Whats the biggest thing for me is what side of the plane the downtown highrise area of a city is on during take off and landing. Those make some of the coolest views. Natural land features too but I figure thats harder to predict, right?
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4191 times:
That's what I do when I book a plane seat. I check flightaware's history on that flight and choose my side depending which might be in view of something interesting like a big city. Unless its a very early morning flight, well I know that if I'm on the side facing east I'll be in blinding sun so I'll pick the opposite side. And, when I flew non-rev I didn't have a choice but I prayed there would be a window available. When the airline booked my ride for company business the first thing I did was go into my res and change my seat....because I could.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens