|Quoting N200WN (Reply 4):|
Then a great view of the city and the airport as you approach LAS. The best views are on the left side of the A/C. For me this has consistantly been my number one scenic route.
The gambling in Las Vegas always starts, for me, with the plane ride (WN) as I have to bet on which approach we will be doing when deciding which side of the aircraft to sit. I have done many different approaches, the most spectacular being the visual for 19L/R. Based on my experience
, Bay Area flights tend not to do the dominant 25L approach. If you sit on the right side for a 19L/R approach, you will have a nice view of the strip as you basically turn and pivot around the Stratosphere at an altitude just higher than the stratosphere itself. But, if you sit on the right and they decide to do the 25L approach, you will not see much of anything at all. Like I said, it's a gamble.
Personally, my favorite scenic flights are SJC
(I'm sure OAK
as well). Sit on the left side and you can see LA
and surrounding areas from 3x,000 feet. They usually start the descent around the LAX
region. As you continue to descend, all of Southern California is visible to the left. After you turn final for SAN
, you can see downtown, the Coronado bridge, and the harbor.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.