Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
About a year ago (April 04') I was on an AA MD-80 (LAX-SFO) and I thought that they were VERY strict about photographers but the crew was nice and even moved so that I could take a picture of the exit door, someone asked... But at the end of the flight I went up to the flight deck and talked with the f/o who was alone in the a/c and he talked to me about the MD-80 and their bulk numbers over at AA and at the end of our little talk he allowed me to take a picture of the cockpit.
Photos taken that day were of low quality (Nikon Coolpix 3200) but if needed just ask and I will find them and post them.
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1575 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
Their policy is for ANY of the company's equipment. Test stands, tools, parts, and aircraft inside and outside.
It's always up to the employee's discretion to enforce/not enforce this policy. Most of the time they are going to enforce it. I don't think too many employees would want to jeopardize their jobs by breaking company policy (that is well publicized) and allow someone to take a photo of their aircraft. You may get lucking, but since September 2001 I have yet to find a crew that has allowed me to take photos of the cockpit before or after the flight.
LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
Maybe it's b/c I can pass as a kid...
How old are you again?
As for that policy, it wouldn't surprise me if most of the cabin crew had no idea what the rule is! I find it to be similar about cockpit visits. I have asked many times on short-haul LH flights, to see the flight deck after the flight. Answers have ranged from "not since 9/11" to "sure, of course, let me just ask the captain". I would just always ask...if you get a cranky F/A, suck it up, and say thank you, good day!
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
CC, Thanx for that link.. I found some... AA is pretty paranoid about photography, but I could probably get around that. I have some "techniques" that if you find a crew member in a good mood, you'll get some shots..
I took a smorgasbord of 717 Shots from Midwest (which I will post on myaviation.net) Nobody seemed to care