DXB-SEA - pretty view?

Old Apr 26, 14, 1:15 am
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DXB-SEA - pretty view?

Trying to make the aisle vs window decision on this flight (EK229), wondering if the views are good.

For perspective, I think the views out of EK201 are worth being in the window seat for. (Although that is an A380, and being in the front section means no wing to block your view)
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Old Apr 26, 14, 2:08 am
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I think it has great views as you go right over the North Pole. The mountains as you fly over Canada are awesome.
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Old Apr 26, 14, 10:06 am
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Just keep in mind: in a few weeks the arctic will be 24-hrs daylight. I am sure the FAs will ask you to lower the window shade in order to allow other passengers to sleep!
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Old Apr 26, 14, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by whimike View Post
I think it has great views as you go right over the North Pole. The mountains as you fly over Canada are awesome.
+1. You can even spot the US-Canada border if you concentrate.
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Old Apr 26, 14, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by JTXC View Post
Just keep in mind: in a few weeks the arctic will be 24-hrs daylight. I am sure the FAs will ask you to lower the window shade in order to allow other passengers to sleep!
Ha! Not in F if the offender has his suite doors closed and the privacy sigh on. I had to suffer through a 14 hour night flight with the cabin lit up like daytime.
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Old Apr 27, 14, 1:19 am
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Thanks for your input everyone. Window it is, then
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Old Apr 27, 14, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by whimike View Post
Ha! Not in F if the offender has his suite doors closed and the privacy sigh on. I had to suffer through a 14 hour night flight with the cabin lit up like daytime.
Identical situation in my recent DXB-BOS flight. Person in 2A decided that that the reading lights were not enough and he needed some natural light to review his documents....
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Old Apr 27, 14, 3:34 am
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Personally I was never able to get more than about a couple of hours (continuous) sleep on a plane, and even the arrival of the F suite with all its comforts hasn't made much difference in that regard. I do like the overall cabin noise level to be as low as possible during the night, but the light factor doesn't really make much difference to me. I will generally be listening to music or reading - though with blinds closed out of respect for others, and reading light on.

But for those who ARE troubled by natural light ...... I always assumed eyeshades were the answer ...... ? Are they are of no help to you ...??
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Old Apr 27, 14, 10:23 pm
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But for those who ARE troubled by natural light ...... I always assumed eyeshades were the answer ...... ? Are they are of no help to you ...??
I can't sleep with something pressing my my eyes/face.
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Hot chocolate and being read a story for me.

Should EK provide these?
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Old Apr 28, 14, 9:28 am
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Hot chocolate and being read a story for me.

Should EK provide these?
Sounds like a great new perk they can implement!
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Old Apr 29, 14, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by Zol View Post
+1. You can even spot the US-Canada border if you concentrate.
I imagine some people think this is sarcasm, but it is not. On a clear day in and out of SEA you should be able to see the border. The entire border has a 6m "no-touch zone" where all the trees have been clear cut. Quite distinct. Somewhat interesting and definitely visible if you know what to look for.
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Old Apr 30, 14, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by JTXC View Post
Just keep in mind: in a few weeks the arctic will be 24-hrs daylight. I am sure the FAs will ask you to lower the window shade in order to allow other passengers to sleep!
I've been on this route four times. In every case the FAs asked everyone to close their window shades - and everyone in my section complied. That seems to be the expectation on this flight.
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Old Apr 30, 14, 1:32 pm
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Or in my case on A380 LAX-DXB the windows were locked in the shut position
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