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Photography In The Cabin.  
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Hello

I have yet to ever take a photo in the cabin, As for a few reasons.

First of all, I always think it is not allowed, as it says sometimes u cannot have electrical goods onboard playing. (EG. CD player, listening to music)

Also, I have not taken one as I feel a bit odd taking it....People must look @ you, And the cabin crew would think u r trying to do something.

I question are:

Are you allowed to take photo's?
Do you feel odd taking them?
And have u ever got "told off" for taking them?

Thanks

Jimmi

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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Quoting European (Thread starter):

First of all, I always think it is not allowed, as it says sometimes u cannot have electrical goods onboard playing. (EG. CD player, listening to music)

Dude, Please don't say you took it seriously when we said you was not allowed a CD player on a flight??


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Jimmi,

The key point here is not making yourself too apparent. I will usually only take cabin shots when I'm flying long haul, mainly because there will be "enough hours" to get the right opportunity to shoot some cabin shots. What I mean by this is, not in the middle of the meal service etc.

As for being allowed to take cabin shots, some airlines have different policies to the next. I will take pictures at my own risk, and if I am told not to by any member of the crew, then I will obey and stop immediately.

As for feeling odd, no way! You will be surprised how many "normal" pax actually take shots inside an aircraft! I've bumped into many along the way who I've had a damn good conversation with about photography and aviation.

On Northwest (LGW-DTW), Myself and Chris Sharps were spoken to by one of the Pursers who said a passenger was concerned about what were doing taking pictures. She basically said she didn't have a problem with us doing this, and explained to the passenger that we were just doing it out of pleasure and not to be too alarmed by us.

Hope this helps,

Regards,
Justin  Smile

PS: This has been discussed before, I think.


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Hey

No, Only apperently when taking off and landing........

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Yeah, you do get some funny looks, but just ignore them, most of the time the Cabin crews are more than happy to let you snap away through the windows, but you must be careful when taking shots of the cabin that you do not get any recognizable parts of people in them. Its best to walk to the back of the aircraft and ask a crew member there, if they're ok with it take a picture looking back down aisle. Or, just as effective wait until the very end of the flight when everyone else has got off and ask then, depending how the flightcrew are feeling you can have a look at the coackpit as well.

I only once been told to stop taking pictures out of the windows, although it was with Air China, and a Swedish Ryanair stewardess had a fit earlier in the year when I asked if I could photograph the cabin, but those have been the only times so far.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

The main reason for not using electrical equipment at such a critical time i.e.: take off and landing is for safety reasons.

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11719 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Jimmi - just keep your CD player hidden and they can't tell Wink


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Hey

What Thomsonfly.com Like for photography in the cabin?


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Photo © Kjc Photography



cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Hi,

Like this:


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Photo © Savvas Petoussis

they still have the stripes as far as I know.

If they have the new interior, it will be like this:


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Photo © Paul Dopson - AirTeamImages



Cheers, Ryan
SIGNALONE Big grin

P.S, why do you call them "Thomsonfly.com? and not Thomsonfly? LOL


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

Hey

I just did, I felt like it, ok? :P

I have seen the 737 cabin on "South Today" when the First flight of a Thomsonfly service from Bournemouth....

I was asking what there "policy" is on photographt in the cabin.

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Jimmi,

As far as I know, there are almost no airlines having special policies about photography. The only one I know is AA, in fact!

I took dozends of cabin shots so far, never got told off. Just go and shoot, won't be a big deal, especially in Europe.

If you don't want to get ( odd like you call them... ) looks, just go back to the lav, enter it, and when you exit again, snap a few photos. Then return to your seat, hardly anybody will notice ( if you don't use flash ).

Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

I flew BWIA and got told off for deliberately taking a photo from my seat - though it seems OK if you are taking pictures of family/friends.

If you really wanted you could wait until landing and take a photo then, though if you're flying Thomsonfly they may be on a short turnaround so may deny your request.



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User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3482 times:

LMAO I remember the faces of more that 50 pax on a DL 763 when I got in front and took some pics Big grin

User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Great way to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Go to the front of the plane and shoot backwards lol


Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2823 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Quoting BA747-436 (Reply 13):
Great way to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Go to the front of the plane and shoot backwards lol

attention seeking wh**e!  Silly hehe

It's great fun doing that, you get some well funny stares!

When im shooting i used to get a bit put off but now i just think, screw it! If anyone thinks im weird then let them, im never gonna see them again!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Hey

Quoting MADtoCAE (Reply 12):
LMAO I remember the faces of more that 50 pax on a DL 763 when I got in front and took some pics



Quoting BA747-436 (Reply 13):
Great way to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Go to the front of the plane and shoot backwards lol

LOL!!!

If I think it's worth it I may try..... Big grin

Keep posting ur experiences.

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 14):
When im shooting i used to get a bit put off but now i just think, screw it! If anyone thinks im weird then let them, im never gonna see them again!

My philosophy on life...!



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2823 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 16):
Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 14):
When im shooting i used to get a bit put off but now i just think, screw it! If anyone thinks im weird then let them, im never gonna see them again!

My philosophy on life...!

Kev, i am impressed! When i saw you had posted i expected some sarky comment along the lines of "you are weird tho ya freak!" or something but instead you agree! Big grin  Smile hehe Ta!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3359 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 14):
attention seeking wh**e! hehe

It's great fun doing that, you get some well funny stares!

When im shooting i used to get a bit put off but now i just think, screw it! If anyone thinks im weird then let them, im never gonna see them again!

Chris

You should try it on American Airlines. Me and Kev almost got in a whole heap of s**t for taking cabin pics last time. Although to their credit the F/A's were very nice about it. Not sure what they would have said if we were down the back with the cattle though  Wink



Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3351 times:

Qantas clearly state in their inflight magazine that photography is permitted at all times onboard Qantas aircraft (inflight, take off and landing included) however videography is only allowed during the cruise. However, if your photography is for commercial reasons approval from Qantas must be obtained prior to taking photos.

Having this clearly stated is a great thing and this sort of forward thinking by Qantas should be applauded.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Does ElAl allow them [cabin shots]? I don't see one in the data base.

Just pure curiosity...


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2823 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Quoting BA747-436 (Reply 18):
Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 14):
attention seeking wh**e! hehe

It's great fun doing that, you get some well funny stares!

When im shooting i used to get a bit put off but now i just think, screw it! If anyone thinks im weird then let them, im never gonna see them again!

Chris

You should try it on American Airlines. Me and Kev almost got in a whole heap of s**t for taking cabin pics last time. Although to their credit the F/A's were very nice about it. Not sure what they would have said if we were down the back with the cattle though

Dan, I have tried it on AA sitting in both Biz and Eco and both times i was lucky enough to get a friendly csm! One of their cabin crew got all snotty, but i mentioned the csm had said i could and he shut up! hehe They do like to ruffle feathers on that airline! hehe!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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