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ATL To SEA Best Side Of The Plane To Sit On?  
User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Done this flight numerous times but I do not remember which side of the plane is best to sit on for looking out the window at landmarks, especially when on approach to SEA, what side of the plane will Boeing field be on?

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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

Boeing field will probably be on the left, as most flights seem to be landing in the southern direction these days.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9634 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6714 times:

It is hard to tell since it depends on the winds in SEA. I would recommend the left side as RwSEA did as if you are landing to the south you will see Boeing Field and on downwind for the airport, you will get to see downtown. But that all depends on if you land in a southerly direction. If you land towards the north, there isn't really anything special to see, although if you are on the left hand side you can see Puget Sound and Vashon Island, which look cool from the air.


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User currently offlineCharlib52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 164 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6675 times:

I always lean toward the left  Smile Seriously, the typical arrival from that direction on the CHINS arrival has you scoot by Mt. Rainier fairly close and about at it's summit altiude (14,000), and even sometimes when it's cloudy that thing sticks up above it all. At sunset it's awesome.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6657 times:
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I like the right for the natural attractions like Yellowstone. Pattern seems to go right between Teton and Yellowstone. I've camped so much of that country I like to look for old and new sites. I usually sit on right going up and back. That way I get both sides. As for approach to SEA, most are from the north so great shots of the Emerald city are on left before the turn then almost directly under you is the pier area and downtown after turning south. At least thats how it is when I go up each spring and fall.


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6643 times:

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 1):
Boeing field will probably be on the left, as most flights seem to be landing in the southern direction these days.

During the winter it's almost a sure bet that landings/departures will be on 16L/R. That's the only time you'll ever catch a view of Boeing Field on approach, so the left side of the plane is the side to be on. Of course, if you're coming in on 34L/R, I'd say the right side is better because you can usually catch a glimpse of the city/airport before you turn finals...looks pretty cool at night! Odds are you'll be coming from the north, so go with the left side.



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User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6609 times:

Im on Delta and took the left side, seems unanymous. Realizing its a night flight, probably doesnt matter much anyway.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

Quoting Jumbojet (Reply 6):
Realizing its a night flight, probably doesnt matter much anyway.

Don't get too down about it. If our current weather forecasts are accurate, you probably won't even see the ground until touchdown.  Smile



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User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6596 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 7):
Don't get too down about it. If our current weather forecasts are accurate, you probably won't even see the ground until touchdown.

you may be right. as of now, winds are from the south with rain for seattle on Thursday jan 19th. Looks good for landing on 16 but with no view  Sad


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

I'm gonna go with sitting on the INside!  wink 

User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6562 times:

I did DL 533 last Monday, ATL-SEA. I sat on the left side, had a nice view (although it was dark outside) of the arrival into SEA.

My advice - TAKE SOME FOOD with you. Damn $5 snack box has four crackers in it - on a 5+ hour flight. DL is getting cheaper by the minute.

Drew



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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2093 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 10):
My advice - TAKE SOME FOOD with you. Damn $5 snack box has four crackers in it - on a 5+ hour flight. DL is getting cheaper by the minute.

Another individual who has no clue about what he's talking about. DL does not charge for food. Snack boxes are FREE in coach and typically contain crackers/cheese, cookies, box of raisins. Also, toward the end of the flight another snack service is offered and is FREE. The 2nd offering is a choice of Sun Chips, Granola bar, cookies, cheese/crackers, or peanuts. Both offerings include a full beverage service.


User currently offlineVxg From United States of America, joined May 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Guys its been raining for the last 27 days in SEA (so far it hasn't rained today but it probably will soon). Cloud layers have been pretty low and there have been very few let ups in weather before today (today was an exception since the clouds opened up quite a bit in the afternoon).

So at least recently it wouldn't have mattered which side of the plane you sat on, you'd have had a great view of a big grey cloud.

- VxG  Smile


User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 11):
Another individual who has no clue about what he's talking about. DL does not charge for food. Snack boxes are FREE in coach and typically contain crackers/cheese, cookies, box of raisins

Just as DL does not charge for food in coach for snack boxes, I did AA LGA to PBI last week, they charged $3.00 for their snack box. Crackers, raisins, cheese and sausage stick and gold fish. Nothing was free except the soda and I hear thats gonna change soon to.

Quoting Vxg (Reply 12):
So at least recently it wouldn't have mattered which side of the plane you sat on, you'd have had a great view of a big grey cloud.

Question then is, what side of the cloud is best to look at, the left side or the right, LOL

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 10):
I did DL 533 last Monday, ATL-SEA.

I'm on the same flight, 533. Will be in first though, on 767-300. Got the bulkhead seat.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 10):
My advice - TAKE SOME FOOD with you. Damn $5 snack box has four crackers in it - on a 5+ hour flight. DL is getting cheaper by the minute.

Obviously you didn't fly this route "last monday", because DL hasn't offered food for sale for over a year on this route!

Nice try though ...


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