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10 best views from the air, as chosen by British Airways pilots

Choosing from more than 180 different routes British Airways pilots have selected their top 10 views from the air.

1) NORTHERN LIGHTS - NORTH AMERICA

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If you're not already asleep this is an amazing sight three to four hours into most long North America flights. Well worth staying up for!

– Captain Dave Willsher

2) CENTRAL LONDON - APPROACH TO HEATHROW

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Most flights approach Heathrow from the east - a great opportunity to get an unbeatable view of London. A perfect welcome to London.

– Captain Mark Mannering-Smith

3) MONT BLANC - PISA

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A breathtaking view of the Alps and especially of Mont Blanc that comes around an hour into this two hour flight.

– First Officer Caroline Robinson

4) SYDNEY HARBOUR

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When leaving Sydney, sit on the right hand side of the aircraft to get the best views of Sydney Harbour.

– Captain Derek May

5) GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, ALCATRAZ AND BAY - SAN FRANCISCO

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Great whichever side of the aircraft you're on for flights departing San Francisco. You get great views of the bridge on the left hand side of the aircraft, Alcatraz from the right, and the bay from both!

– Captain Simon Scholey

6) GREENLAND

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Greenland is visually stunning. The tips of mountains can be seen poking through the snow which is over a mile deep. Occasionally you will be able to see icebergs carving off glaciers around the coast.

– Senior First Officer Peter Nye

7) VENETIAN CANALS - VENICE

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This is especially good on a departure to the North East as you circle back over the city.

– First Officer Joanne Tait

8) CAPE TOWN - TABLE MOUNTAIN

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On early morning arrivals from the North it's great for Table Mountain and the bay.

– Senior First Officer Kate Laidler

9) DUBROVNIK

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A terrific approach into Dubrovnik over the bay to the North East.

– Captain Al Bridger, British Airways

10) MOUNT FUJI

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Whether arriving or departing from Tokyo (Narita) you can see Mount Fuji sticking out of the clouds.

– Captain Chris Hanson