It seems almost every flight I have taken into Sydney from overseas lans heading north, so right side always best for views. As for the interrupted checkin process, just call them
If your landing to the north you won't see much of the CBD on the right side as you join downwind. Sitting on the left will get you a nice view as you overfly the city for downwind or should the wind mean an approach to 16.
Now that I think about it, I suspect my landings must usually be to the south. I always sit on the right on flights from SCL, and I suspect that we fly just to the south of the airport, then head north (travelling then west of the airport), then turn right right to do the landing, which would then be actually southbound. Am unsure, but I always get a beautiful view of the CBD and bridge, etc.
Tks - not that it matters anymore as I have left it too long on the choose your seat page and it has timed out. The new QANTAS check-in pages now means I am noted as checked-in, don't have my boarding pass and can no longer choose my seat. Sometimes you wonder why they bother changing their websites when all it does is make things less useful.
If landing from the north, left hand side (A seats) for one of the world's most scenic approaches. If landing from the south, you may have a good view from the A seats from higher up as the flight circles to line up with the approach from the south - depends on the path taken. It was a fabulous view from QF549 in 25A last night.Flying in on QF82 into SYD. Anyone know which side of the plane to choose for window views of CBD?