I flew from CCS to IAH last Tuesday. As we approached the TX/LA region of the gulf, I started looking down and this is what I saw.
Note: I've tweeked the contrast on these photos for the oil spill to be more visible.
737 at 40,000 ft.
A line of oil stretching out on the sea.
Several blobs of oil...
Orange booms to corral the oil as it approaches the coast. The plane was descending into Houston at this point.
Some of the wetlands on the LA/TX border area vulnerable to the spill.