Photos of the Week: Iconic London Arrival

Scenic views cap nonstop flight from PIT to UK’s main gateway

By BlueSkyStaff

Published January 29, 2024

Read Time: 2 mins


It’s a ready-made picture.

Yes, getting to London has never been easier thanks to British Airways’ year-round nonstop route connecting it to Pittsburgh. But in addition to quickly and efficiently getting travelers across the pond and beyond, flying into London offers its own scenic perks.

Take, for example, the image Matt Grossman captured before landing at London Heathrow Airport.

Clearly visible is the Big Ben tower clock. (Strictly speaking, the name refers only to the 15-ton bell, but it’s commonly associated with the whole clock tower at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament.)

Also visible are the London Eye, the River Thames, Buckingham Palace and many other iconic landmarks.

British Airways flies to London from Pittsburgh six days a week during summer travel season and offers four weekly flights in the colder off-season.

We hope you enjoyed your time in London, Matt!

For another scenic shot a little closer to home, Ingrid Bengston-Eberle took this photo of the Golden Triangle over Pittsburgh while flying on Delta. Clearly visible is Point State Park, most of Downtown, PNC Park, and two of our three rivers.

Thanks, Matt and Ingrid!

Our readers continue to pass along shots of unique aircraft, international airports, historical events, gorgeous views and even family vacation photos for this feature. We love them! Keep them coming — you can click here for submission guidelines.

A Delta Air Lines flight flies over downtown Pittsburgh while on final approach to PIT. (Photo submitted by Ingrid Bengston-Eberle)

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