We always ask at the airline counter. If we get one, we are elated, else we are visibly disappointed. We pay for the transportation and the view comes free !! I always take pictures from the airplane, but posted here are only the ones with the window outline.
At the designated seats, we check out the views from the windows; something like checking out the views from the balcony of your hotel room and the holiday has officially started !!
Once onboard, the online entertainment take over; but during the take-off and landing, all eyes are on the windows.
The views from the windows are another reason for my preference for travel during the day. A bird’s-eye view of the ground below, a peek into the heavily guarded working world of an airport, a close-up view of the aeroplanes with their multicoloured tails from various countries, first impressions about a new land, peering into the clouds and making sense of their odd shapes……