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
, and seeing the southern coast of Ireland out the starboard side windows.