Grab a window seat and sit back for some of the best in-flight entertainment you could dream of. Yes, these spectacular plane journeys are something everyone should see with their own eyes!
Window seat or aisle? You’ve guessed it. I’m ALWAYS a window seat girl. I don’t care if I need to clamber over people to go to the loo every now and then. I don’t care if I feel a bit jammed in. I just want to look out and get lost in the views.
Whether it’s taking off and leaving somewhere special behind, or that first glimpse of your next destination as you come into land, on a clear day, it’s pure magic.
Just this year I’ve clocked up 33 flights, and some of the views have been totally incredible. Flying to Canada via Iceland took us right over Greenland. I glued my face to the window as I spotted a land covered in a blanket of white, with mini dots of icebergs floating on the water.
Caribbean views are always incredible. Whenever I’ve flown over the small islands, I’ve thought the sparkling turquoise water looked so inviting. If only I could jump out of the window and dive in!
Taking off from Innsbruck in Austria a few months ago felt particularly epic. With snow-capped mountains to the left, lush landscapes and the sprawling towns and villages below, it was such a dramatic view. Add in the super-steep ascent and the dainty propeller whirring at the front, it felt like we were going to touch the caps of the mountains as we jetted off towards Vienna.
Later this month World Routes 2017 is taking place in Barcelona, with over 2,500 people attending from the world’s biggest airlines, airports, tourist boards and more. They’ll be discussing new routes and ways to make the world even more accessible. I never realised just how much planning went into deciding a new route, with airlines having to really do their research into whether there will be enough demand to make it successful.
So after revealing a few of my favourite plane journeys, here are here are a few more that look particularly special. Some I’ve experienced, some I’m still dreaming of!
Island hopping in Hawaii
Earlier this year I visited Hawaii, and split my time between Oahu and The Big Island. The flight between the two was INSANE! Hawaii’s crazy volcanic landscapes already look like something from a sci-fi movie, but add in snow-capped volcano Mauna Kea, with its numerous stargazing observatories glinting in the light, and it’s a whole level more epic. I never realised Hawaii had snow, it’s a place I associated with high temperatures and beaches, so this view was a huge surprise. I also LOVED the views of Diamond Head crater on Oahu. You only see its shape and scale once you’re overhead.