Flying might not be as
glamorous or luxurious as it once was, but there are still some things about flying that are... pretty.
So instead of burying your head in your book jockeying for position to get off the plane first upon landing, why don't you actually look out the window and take in the surroundings? At these 11 places, they're bound to be beautiful.
Princess Juiliana Airport, St. Maarten, Caribbean
Barra Airport, Scotland
Las Vegas, Nevada
Anyone who has flown into Vegas' McCarren airport have witnessed the stellar view of the Strip and the surrounding mountains seen during takeoff and landing.
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Part of the Grenadines, this secluded, private island has an adorably quaint (and, of course, chic) runway tucked neatly and calmly into grass.
Paro Airport, Bhutan
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The runway juts out into the famously clear waters of the Maldives. What more could you ask for as a welcome (or departure)?
St. Barts, Caribbean
The famously terrifying landing between two hills aside, once you land all you see is lush greens and oceanside villas (oh and a beautiful beach, to boot).
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Queenstown, New Zealand
This needs no explanation, really, but if you must know, the airport sits on New Zealand's South Island surrounded by the area's famous lakes and mountains.
South of France. Airport. That's it.