Posted on Useful Stuff a few years ago.
I'm on the way to Dallas for an Original Green speaking engagement. Checking in this morning, I had the opportunity to change seats. I must have been half asleep, because I picked a seat on the right (Eastern) side of the plane, which of course is the sunny side on a morning flight. The sunny side is never good because of reflections off sunlit stuff in the cabin and glare on the window. But today, the window was scratched enough that shooting to the east was completely worthless. A real pity, too, because it's a beautiful morning. Memo to self: ALWAYS sit on the shady side of the plane, especially early or late in the day!