Above The Clouds

These photos were made possible due to a curious display of common sense from the airline industry. Not long time ago, it was mandatory to switch off all electronic devices during plane’s takeoff and landing. However, during past year or so, airlines one by one became much more reasonable. Nowadays, switching to “Airplane Mode” is enough to get on good terms with flight attendants.

Above the clouds over San Francisco
Above the clouds over San Francisco

Having functioning smartphone or tablet in your hands during long-haul flight inevitably leads to some inflight photo ops. Reading, eating, sleeping, watching a questionable selection of movies, and possibly chatting with your next seat comrade-in-flight-imprisonment, assuming you can speak some common language, get old fairly quickly. An ever-changing skyscape outside of plane’s window becomes an unfailing source of entertainment if you lucky enough to fly on a clear day. Cloud formations can beat any fairy tale castles, and views of some mysterious lands far below keep you guessing about airlines logistics.

Here is the path of our migration from Costa Rica to Sicily documented from above.

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8 thoughts on “Above The Clouds”

  1. Wow! You got some great shots throughout your journey! It never seems to be that clear for me >< The last journey I was on, it was pure thunder and lightening: if you can't see the landscape below, you can still enjoy the force of nature 🙂

  2. I agree with you! I love to sit by the window and compare the landscape below with any map I can get ahold of. I take pictures too when I can get away with it without bothering those around me!

    • Hi Tami, thanks for stopping by. I too felt conscious about bothering others and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible. After all, a long flight is trying and being mindful of your next-seat neighbour’s feelings is simply common sense.

      During our last flight though I noticed that photo mania is catching up rather quickly. These clicking noises from snapping pictures on smartphones and tablets were quite noticeable. I guess not everybody understands that they can be disabled. On the other hand, it is so much better to have preoccupied passengers vs. misbehaving ones 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by, Julius. Even though there were 3 stops along the way (El Salvador, San Francisco and Stockholm), but it was definitely too much time in the air.

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