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Which side of plane to sit on?

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Sacramento...
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Which side of plane to sit on?

Hello,

We'll be coming to the Cook Islands for our first time this June. Was wondering if I could get some help on choosing which side of the plane to sit on for maximum views when arriving.

Which side of the plane to sit on when flying Aukland to Rarotonga?

Which side to sit on when flying Rarotonga to Aitutaki?

Thanks in advance!

Arorangi
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1. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

Best views are always from the outside - but it can get a bit chilly...

Aitutaki, Cook...
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2. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

On the flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki the left side window seat is usually the best but it depends on the wind direction and the plane may come in from the North instead of the South.

Sacramento...
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3. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

RarotongaBigBoy,

I plan on bringing a jumpsuit type windbreaker and industrial suction cups, so it might work! ;0)

Rural
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4. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

From Auckland sit on the right side of the plane for a good view of the island from the air as you approach. You can select your seats online by going to the Air NZ website and click on 'Seat Select' bottom right hand side under 'Your Bookings'.

LA County
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5. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

Coming from LAX you might get a spectacular sunrise!

LA County
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6. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

Sorry, I should have added "sitting on the left hand side of the plane!

Brisbane, Australia
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7. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

Coming from Sydney arriving 7am is there a preferred side?

Rural
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8. Re: Which side of plane to sit on?

Right side (window seat) for views of the island before landing, but of course that depends on weather and which way you land at the airport. Most time you land west to east, but weather conditions can mean you go further and land east to west, but right side window seat will give you the best view of the island.

Edited: 10:49 pm, May 16, 2013
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