Not having to climb over snoring seat mates to get to the toilet often trumps the desire to gaze at fluffy white clouds and brown squares of farmland as the plane descends.
There are, however, exceptions.
Earlier PrivateFly, a global booking platform for private jet charters, conducted a global survey of the world's most scenic airport approaches.
When you're flying into these 10 beauties, which offer views of everything from mountainous landscapes to glittering skyscrapers, you're going to want to be in that window seat.
New Zealand's Queenstown Airport came out the big winner, followed by Las Vegas McCarran Airport and Nice Cote D'Azur Airport in France.
The PrivateFly Best Airport Approaches 2015 poll was conducted in March and April of this year and received more than 3,000 individual votes, says the company.
A total of 147 global airports received nominations.
"Our poll has become an annual checklist for the well-traveled, and offers a fascinating mix of global descents," says Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly and an experienced pilot.
"From iconic city views such as Las Vegas and London City; to tiny remote airstrips such as Saba in the Caribbean (the world's shortest commercial runway); and the unique beach landing at Barra in the Outer Hebrides."
Here are the top 10 scenic airport approaches, according to PrivateFly's 2015 survey.
1. Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
2. Las Vegas McCarran Airport, United States
3. Nice Cote D'Azur Airport, France
4. Barra Airport, Scotland, UK
5. St. Maarten Airport (Princess Juliana International), Caribbean
6. Saba Airport (Juancho E Yrausquin), Caribbean Netherlands
7. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada
8. Gibraltar Airport, UK
9. London City Airport, UK
10. Cape Town Airport, South Africa
The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on December 11, 2017, opens application process for candidates to the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. Persons selected will b...
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group providing aircraft repair and maintenance services, and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical...
Oriens Aviation, the exclusive Pilatus Centre for the British Isles, has reinforced its commitment to the world's best-selling single engine turboprop (SET), the Pilatus PC-12, and the growing SET...
First aircraft delivered with carrier’s latest cabin products and innovations Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier&...