2006 Checking In From Paris
Hello from Paris, where I have a short 2 hour stopover here on the way to Bangalore, India.
I am flying Air France, an airline I have not flown in a long time, so this may be old news to some, but it was a first for me, and had to share. The plane was equipped with personal screens in the back of each seat, and while at the gate, while manouvering through the airport, and throughout takeoff, the screens displayed the view as seen from the cockpit window. Seeing the runway, the plane in front of us, the white lines on the runway moving faster and faster towards us, coupled with the side window peripheral views ... all made for a really cool flying experiance, a view most of us usually never get to see. Throughout the flight the screen could be switched to view what was directly beneath us, but that takeoff experiance was something special. Too cool!