I’m going on a trip in a few weeks, and of course, plan to do some aviation photography as well. In about a month I’ll be flying BA 268 (LAX-LHR) and BA 768 (LHR-OSL), and then a couple of weeks later, BA 761 (OSL-LHR) and BA 283 (LHR-LAX). BA 268 and 283 will be on 744s, and BA 768 should be an A319, with BA 761 being an A320.
I’d like to get some nice window shots on these flights. Preferably, I’d like to have some of the wing in the shot, yet I don’t want to be too close to the wing either. I’ve tried looking up window views from certain seats on the BA aircraft in question, but I haven’t found many pics. Also, I’d want to have a view that’s not backlit. This was where I was wondering if any of you had any experience and might be able to help me.
On BA 268, I’ve been looking at seats 40A-42A. Hopefully, this should at least get me a non-backlit view, perhaps of Greenland if it’s not cloudy. Does anyone have any pictures of the window view out of these seats, or any suggestions? As for BA 768, I only know that I'd like a seat on the right hand side, as well as with BA 761, as to not have a backlit view. I don't know what seats would be good on these flights. As for BA 283, I've looked at the same rows as BA 268, but on the right hand side to perhaps see Greenland - but will the view be too backlit? Furthermore, is there a way to know whether the window and the seat are lined up? I've had "fake" window seats before (not a pleasant experience) and I've had "misaligned" window seats. I'd like to avoid those if possible. Honestly, I'm looking for ANY sort of input, pictures, or help choosing seats. I know that you can't select seats on BA more than 24 hrs in advance unless you pay, so I want to be ready when the time comes.
Also, has anyone tried night photography from the Tom Bradley terminals at LAX? As it'll be dusk or dark by the time I'm airside for BA 268, I'd like to give it a try. Have any of you tried this before? Are there good, unobstructed window views of the parked aircraft at the gates? I'd really like one of my plane.
Whew. That was long. I'd really appreciate any sort of advice you guys might be able to provide, especially on the seat selection. Hopefully I'll be able to get some a.net worth shots out of this trip!