HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 7019 times:
With prevailing winds from the west, runway 25L likley is used for arrivals for flights arriving from southern origins. If this is the case, it hardly matter where you sit: LV Blvd will be too far away to enjoy in detail. If you want to take in LV's scenery in general, get a window seat on starboard side.
Best views usually canbe get if arricing to LV from places northwest like the Bay Area or RNO.
Form starboard side you will see The Stratesophere (Tower).
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aklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 1068 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6940 times:
I'll bet you land on 25L . (Get used to the idea of betting.) If approaching from the north or west you will get a nice view of the strip from the left side while on the downwind leg. From the east or south the left side will have no view of the strip but you may have a nice view of Hoover Dam.
For any flight, the right side usually has a fairly good view of the strip skyline, but you will not see down the street. For the best view of all go up to the top of the Stratosphere tower. It's worth the money. Then try the Big Shot ride at the top. This is as high as you will get in Las Vegas without wings, and higher than short final. Try to open your eyes at the top.
goblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6933 times:
I saw the grand canyon via the air and bus in '06. I'd recommend doing that if you want just good aerial views of the area. However, the strip is actually pretty good if you're landing from the north. That's what happened to me. if things don't go the way you plan you can always buy a picture of the strip at any local gift shop there. A picture is worth a thousand words.
B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6825 times:
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 6): Like I said before, you never know. Last three times I have been there it's been 19R and the two times before that it was 1L, all within the last month or so. Pick your poison.
I know that it can be any of the runways. The other guys gave me at least a general idea.
vegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 6720 times:
Quoting B747forever (Reply 7): I know that it can be any of the runways. The other guys gave me at least a general idea.
I'd recommend sitting on the Starboard side (right facing forward) as you will see the Strip on approach to 25L from a distance, or, if lucky enough to land on the 19's you'll be eye-level with the buildings on the Strip the last ~ 3 miles until landing. Kind of like landing in San Diego on 27.
If landing the 1's, really nothing you can do as the only good view of the Strip will be from the cockpit. Taking off on the 1's with a west-bound departure is fun, sit on the Port side for a great circular view of the Strip from take-off. Landing on the 7's, usually during monsoon season in the summer, sit on the Port side as the Strip will be directly out your window prior to landing.