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What side of plane to sit?

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What side of plane to sit?

A somewhat random question here! Is it best to choose seats on the left or right of the plane for the best view on approaching Cape Town?

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1. Re: What side of plane to sit?

The two times I have flown into CPT, both from JNB, the aircraft flew out over the ocean, turned around and then landed. At least on those two flights it would not have mattered.

No idea if that was chance, or the most common arrival routing. I also do not know if the direction you are arriving from impacts the route.

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2. Re: What side of plane to sit?

Hi hergest

It depends on which way the wind is blowing. We usually have a south easter wind and Table Mountain faces North, making it a North Western approach, so the RHS would probably give you a view of the mountain if the cloud is not too heavy.

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We always fly LHR - CPT on BA059 ( 6 times in last 3 years ) and sit on right side and havent see mountain on approach to airport but sometimes gone out over simonstown and back in or landing straight down .

Have a great trip

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