If I don’t get a window seat during the rare times I fly, it seems like a wasted trip. A window seat clear of the wing, that is. I’m glued to the window, as they say, suffering later from a twisted neck during my extended view downward. Salon’s “Ask the Pilot” series talks about passing over Greenland and seeing the sights:
If you are going to pass over Greenland, be sure to crack open your window shade, lest you miss one of the most spectacular views ever to be seen from 35,000 feet. The picture above was snapped from the cabin on such a crossing.
Along the coast you can see fields of enormous icebergs drifting below, their twisted, wind-sculpted tops discernible even from seven miles up.
Too many times I’ve watched passengers sitting there with their shades drawn, oblivious to the entire show. They don’t deserve window seats.