Flying into Venice.

Apr 18th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Flying into Venice.

Which side of the plane should I sit on to get the best view when coming into Marco Polo, Venice?
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Apr 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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The bottom.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 03:43 AM
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I sat on the right side for both arrival and departure and saw Venice each way.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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I don't really know, but letsgo39 certainly gave me the laugh of the day!
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Apr 19th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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The vast majority of flights landing at Marco Polo Airport approach from the south and the view from the right side of the plane can be magnificent.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Jeff is right and it really gives you a heads up on how the city is laid out. It is also depending on arrive the side the sun is on so its in your eyes after noon or so.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 02:17 PM
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I was just there a month ago and I was on the left. I had a quick view as we circled around but the right is best.
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Apr 19th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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The right side it is, thankyou all so much.
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Apr 20th, 2010, 08:06 AM
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Why should it matter as long as you land safely?
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Apr 20th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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> Why should it matter as long as you land safely?

Actually, it's important for those infrequent cases when the plane crashes and burns on arrival.

The people on the right side will at least have had a moment of pleasant viewing before their fiery finale, while those on the left will have perished in boredom.

rizzuto
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Apr 20th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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We need a comprehensive statistical study of survival rate between passengers on the left side of the plane and on the right in crashes.
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Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:42 AM
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The only time I flew directly to Venice, it was completely fogged in, and we landed at Vicenza instead! View from the plane (none) was identical on both sides.
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Apr 24th, 2010, 07:11 AM
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Thats why safety is #1!
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Apr 24th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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MagsBags

Did you then block your window seat on the right side ? Try to avoid those on the wing !!
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May 7th, 2010, 11:46 PM
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A really cool way to fly into Venice is to fly a bit slower and lower.

A couple of years ago we flew "Fly Babboo" Airlines from Geneva. What a beautiful trip over the Alps as the Turboprop flies lower. They serve food on board you wouldn't expect,and, if you're lucky, their mascot, Tofu, a black lab will fly along.

It was a once in a life time. When's the last time you flew Babboo?
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