There are plenty of reasons to ask for a window seat. For starters you can lean on the window if you want to sleep, and you never have to get up for someone else! But it’s what’s outside of that window that is most compelling. The world is a wonderful place, one that looks entirely different from above. From sunrises and sunsets to landscapes, cityscapes and all kinds of cloud formations in between; there’s beauty out there as far as the eye can see.

Here are 10 reasons you should always ask for a window seat:


1)   You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan

Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan

2)   You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance


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

solar eclips

4)   Seeing the highest point in Africawill take your breath away

highest point in Africawill

5)  For the sunrises and sunsets

sunrise & sunset from plane

6)  The waterfalls you’ll never see from the aside

waterfalls from plane

7)   You could witness a forest fire

forest fire

8)   Finally understand why everyone thinks, Norway is so beautiful

norway from plane

9)   You could ride an endless sea of clouds

Sea of Cloud from plane

10)   Come up with creative ways to frame a shot

creative photo from plane

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