People watching – everybody does it. We even stopped a few travelers at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to ask: What’s the best thing about flying?

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LIISA-IRMELEN LIWATA, student
I enjoy letting someone else take control in the air, and not having any responsibilities for the duration of the flight.

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JASON FULTON, CEO
The moment I'm settled in my seat on the plane, all the stress comes off and I can simply sit back and relax.

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JULI SPARFVÉN, writer
I like the liveliness of airplanes. So many different people travel together, excited about their destination.

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MIKEL MARTIS, hairstylist
i love to fall asleep on the plane and wake up in a different place - especially Mallorca, one of my favorite destinations.

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PETER BOT, retiree
Airplanes connect my hometown, Amsterdam, to my new home, Thailand. On the plane, I am always excited about whichever home I'm headed to.

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ANYA NIE, student
I like flying because it takes me to new places and brings me new experiences. And I love watching the clouds out the window.

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