25 Reasons Why You Should Book A Window Seat Next Time


The next time you book a flight, you might want to consider reserving a window seat for yourself. Even though the aisle seats provide you with more independence, whenever a visit to the restroom is needed, the window seat might provide you with really magnificent views and memories you will never forget. Furthermore, the person seated at the aisle has to get up anyway each time you want to visit the bathroom.

However, traveling 30,000 to 40,000 feet or 10.000 to 13.000 meters above the ground will certainly show you a whole new perspective of our planet earth. From beautiful cities, great lakes to astonishing vulcanos, there is a lot to discover from the air.


Taking the standard commercial airliners into account, it is evident that window seats are actually limited on airplanes. Moreover, they have been always popular as a CNN article outlines: “At Expedia, 21% of customers over the past year picked window seats, 20% chose the aisle, and the rest had no preference. A United Airlines satisfaction survey for Airbus A320 passengers showed slightly higher preference for windows over aisles.”

Which seat do you prefer while flying? Have you ever seen anything extraordinary while looking from a website? Please leave us a comment below, we will appreciate it!

You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan

Image Credits: Mark Hersch

You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance

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Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is pretty cool

Image Credits: Ben Cooper

And seeing the highest point in Africa will take your breath away

Image Credits: Kyle Mijlof

For the sunrises

Image Credits: Florian Seinffert

And the sunsets

Image Credits: Neil Howard

And the waterfalls you’ll never see from the aisle


Kaieteur Falls, Guyana – Image Credits: Cody H.

You could witness a forest fire

Image Credits: Richard Skoonberg

And finally understand why everyone thinks Norway is so beautiful

Image Credits: Mariusz Kluzniak

You could ride an endless sea of clouds

Image Credits: Mark Stevens

Come up with creative ways to frame a shot

Image Credits: Tim Caynes

And appreciate the expanse of a mountain range

The Pyrenees – Image Credits: Mariusz Kluzniak

Maybe you’ll see your first frozen lake

Image Credits: Alan Wolf

Or a city enveloped in fog

Warsaw, Poland – Image Credits: Chris

Cities at night can be mesmerizing too

Los Angeles, USA – Image Credits: Tom Anderson

And you can see history in an entirely different light

Prambanan Temple, Indonesia – Image Credits: killerturnip

You can laugh at clouds because they look like cotton balls

Image Credits: Francisco Martins

Or perhaps, see your first volcano

Mount Taranaki, NZ – Image Credits: Jon Sullivan

You can find a river through a sea of clouds

Image Credits: Jonathan Nightingale

And nothing beats the view of a city from above

New York City, USA – Image Credits: Linh Nguyen

The same can be said for mountains like Fuji

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And Rainier

Image Credits: Michael Matti

And there’s always time for another sunset

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Now that’s amore

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It gives you a chance to say a final goodbye to the place you just left

Image Credits: Tom Anderson

And last but not least…
Beverage carts and passengers won’t bump into you on their way by!

Image Credits: Ryan Desiderio