FantasticFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5054 times:
Me personally I love evening flights. Not necessarily dark during takeoff but the one's where the sun is setting mid flight ! I've been fortunate enough to have had a couple of those, one in particular was a 6:35pm flight out of LGA to MCO we arrived a little after 9pm. I always have my window seat, and I was able to catch the perfect view of the sunset !
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
I went home about once a month last semester, and since my first Monday class wasn't until 3:15 PM, I always wound up on Monday morning 7AM flights, which were a real pain. I didn't mind getting up because I'd be excited to go flying and stuff, but by the time my 3:15 class rolled around I would be totally shot. Now I try to get evening flights when I fly, but usually not super late flights (I don't sleep well on planes and it is annoying (but no one's fault) when everyone else is asleep and I don't want to. I wind up just sitting there listening to my iPod until the battery dies. So my favorite flights are early evening flights.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12040 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5017 times:
I love early morning flights during the winter; when I go back up to Uni after a weekend at home I catch the 06:30 PLH-BRS flight and then get a train to Birmingham - its great to soar up over the cloudes and see the sun rising over England. Evening flights are also very nice, can get some wonderful colors in the sky which provide great photo oppotunities!
This was one of the best flights; LHR-BCN, its a shame that my PC crashed and I lost all the pictures bar this one that I uploaded;
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
I would rather have a departure for most domestic flights or east to west Euro-USA flights is late morning to early afternoon avoiding the rush hours. That way too, I don't have to wake up at 4 am to make the departure in the early am or if a bit later, but still before dark at my place of arrival. I do like flights when there is a clear sky anytime. Near sunset at the right place can be awesome, like on the 'river route' going to LGA. Or at the edge of sunrise on an overnight flight like my 2003 trip on BA (777) EWR-LHR, and seeing the southern coast of Ireland out the starboard side windows.
AAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5000 times:
Quoting FantasticFlyer (Thread starter): Me personally I love evening flights. Not necessarily dark during takeoff but the one's where the sun is setting mid flight ! I've been fortunate enough to have had a couple of those,
I love landing at sunset my favorite is the lax approach at 6:30pm