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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6531 times:
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While browsing most popular photos today, saw a few cabin shot and I've always wondering other's peoples views on cabin photos.

For myself, I always prefer clean cabin, no pax, no crew, no lovely FAs, and fresh cabin if possible. (mostly before flights or press tour) but I know this is not always possible and sometimes I took some "messy" pictures as well (a compromise to my own belief and standard)

Examples of what I try to strive


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Perhaps I am just very narrow and extreme, but that's just my way of taking and seeing a cabin photo should be like. But since this hobby is very wide and no definition of right or wrong, I would like to see others view of cabin pics.....share your thoughts.

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6526 times:

I don't see the point of cabin shots. I find them boring. Each to his own.


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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6522 times:

Well, you do have great cabin shots and sometimes its hard to get the plane that clean and no crew or pax.

However seeing shot after shot after shot of the same airlines from the same people of the same angle for me just gets boring. Same goes for people that upload 40 pics of Southwest 737-700's taken from the same place on the same day  no 


User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6520 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
Each to his own.

I agree with Viv here, their just not my thing. They do get alot of hits on this site so they are a very popular motive. I'm more of a cockpit fan over the cabin. Uncluttered shots to do look better of course.


Nice shots Sam

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6508 times:

As I don't like cabin shots either (boring), and there seems to be a trend here, I wonder where all those hits come from...

BTW, unless there's something spectacular outside, I'm not a great fan of cockpit shots either.



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6497 times:

I have a lot of cabin shots but i dont find them interesting to upload .
Unless its a classic like a Connie or something i dont really bother with them.
Like Viv said each to their own.
Cheers



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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6491 times:

IMHO empty cabins are quite boring ... but each to his own.


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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6475 times:

Quoting N178UA (Thread starter):
For myself, I always prefer clean cabin, no pax, no crew, no lovely FAs, and fresh cabin if possible.

Yes, I also prefer clean cabins, but its very hard to preboard or get access .....
Just as a sidenote - overall I think cabinviews are highly overrated ...

Robin



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6471 times:
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Personally... Can't see the point in them, I guess that is not the opinion of many Anet visitors tho.
I guess I have spent far too much time being cramped, uncomfortable and tired in airliner cabins to be excited by pics of them.
Good cockpit shot with interesting details on the displays and maybe something going on outside.. that is a different thing.

Cheers



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6472 times:
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They aren't bad, this is one of my faves



User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6460 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9):
They aren't bad, this is one of my faves

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Quoting N178UA (Thread starter):
I would like to see others view of cabin pics.....share your thoughts.



Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
I don't see the point of cabin shots. I find them boring.

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Quoting Linco22 (Reply 3):
their just not my thing.

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Quoting StealthZ (Reply 8):
Personally... Can't see the point in them,

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Quoting Rotate (Reply 7):
overall I think cabinviews are highly overrated ...

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Never click on them, especially don't like the wide angle effect. The distortion makes them unnatural.

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9):
They aren't bad, this is one of my faves

 thumbsup  Now that's a cabin!


User currently onlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9):
They aren't bad, this is one of my faves

Is that a '47 cabin? Big grin

Danny



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Hi all,

Some cabin views I find interesting just to see what a particualr airline and aircraft looks like but normally I don't like them.

I think some (not all) people like cabin shots as it boosts their ego by putting a comment like "shot from biz class" "shot from the front cabin" "lovely flight on board this 747 as I enjoy free champagne and caviar" "I get double AAdvantage miles for this flight" etc

Ben


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6727 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9):
They aren't bad, this is one of my faves

Lots of legroom in that one.


Personally, don't get too excited about them. Nice to see how the rich folks fly in comfort, but other than that....



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6413 times:
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I can safely say that I have never opened up a cabin photo in about 4 or 5 years viewing this site. I find them completely uninteresting, possibly because I don't have the opportunity to fly a lot. But there can be no doubt that they are very popular photos. I have always assumed this is because many people are interested in seeing what the seating will be on their plane prior to a flight, and come here to check them out. But some of the massive viewing figures they get are fascinating.

This raises a potentially very interesting debate about what should and should not feature on the database, and what the aims of the site are - ultimately, of course, Johan's decision. Contrail shots - now there's another one  wink .

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6394 times:

I agree with Paul but like to add something.

Allthough I'm not very interested in cabin views, I can understand why they generate a lot of hits.

Not all hits are generated by us photogs. Lot's of non photogs are just very interested in how the cabin will look at their next flight and how the cabin could have looked if they were able to pay for that premium class ticket, because chances are high that they will never fly that way.

I think you can compare it like peeking into your rich/famous neighbour living room  eyepopping . From that perspective I can understand that those shots generate a lot of views and serve a purpose.

Roel.



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6394 times:
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Cabin shots can be interesting if they show new cabin layout with some nice features or VIP a/c interiors but there's hardly something more boring than just row after row of empty seats showing nothing else than ... empty seats.  bored 

As cabin shots however mostly get some thousands views certainly motivates some people to upload them in more or less greater number. Getting these numbers with an exterior view of an a/c is definitely more difficult...

But as Viv said: "Each to his own!"

Thierry



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6391 times:
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Quoting Psych (Reply 15):
Contrail shots - now there's another one

Oh yeah... just can't get that excited by them either!!!

Some of the inflight ones are awesome but the ground based ones... mostly a waste of ones and zeros!!



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User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6388 times:

Quoting Psych (Reply 15):
have always assumed this is because many people are interested in seeing what the seating will be on their plane prior to a flight, and come here to check them out.

Personally, I think cabin shots are interesting, but only when the shot is totally uncluttered. Whenever I'm flying on an airline I have never been on, or in a class of service that I have never been in, I always do some research on the site to see what to expect. I also like seeing what different airplanes around the world look like on the inside, since I'll never be on many of those planes and have the opportunity to see for myself first-hand.

Quoting JeffM (Reply 11):
especially don't like the wide angle effect. The distortion makes them unnatural.

100% agree with that.


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

I only ever like to look for cabin shots for when i am flying on an airline and i want to see what the interior should look like.

Aaron  swirl 



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User currently offlineDC3 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 50 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 4):
As I don't like cabin shots either (boring), and there seems to be a trend here, I wonder where all those hits come from...

This is exactly what I've been asking myself since the first time I found Airliners.net!


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3302 posts, RR: 30
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

Cabin shots are great because they can be used to compare one airline's interior from another, which can prove to be helpful when choosing which carrier to book, etc.

But seriously Sam, drop the fisheye...It makes the photos look awkward and clumsy.  Wink



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6352 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 22):
Cabin shots are great because they can be used to compare one airline's interior from another, which can prove to be helpful when choosing which carrier to book, etc.

But seriously Sam, drop the fisheye...It makes the photos look awkward and clumsy.

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User currently offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6338 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
I don't see the point of cabin shots. I find them boring. Each to his own.

I agree, boring, no skill required and it annoys me when they get top of day positions when there are utterly beautiful photos around which get missed.

Cheers Dom



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25 Post contains images Ptrjong : Almost without exception, I find cabin shots uninteresting, but I guess their popularity is entirely consistent with what the CivAv and Preferences fo
26 LOCsta : i only enjoy the ones that look like they're from star trek with trippy lighting.
27 Post contains images Historic747 : I think this site these days caters to an audience beyond photographers. This is the best place to get an idea of how a cabin on a particular aircraft
28 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Nice but this is more my style:
29 Post contains images Domokun : My wife is an interior designer; she is sometimes quite interested in cabin shots. For her, it is interesting to see the materials, construction, use
30 Post contains images Mygind66 : Are you 100% sure? Did you opened the Hooters cabin one? Who did not?Raise your hands people from outer world! ... Paul, You've written 16 lines, I'm
31 Fly747 : I'm with you Enrique, I like cabin shots as well. I don't go around and click on every one of them, but there are some that catch my attention. It is
32 Avsfan : I personally dont like the airline cabin shots. I will say that it is nice to see the interior of corporate jets. Unfortunately I dont really prefer t
33 Post contains images N178UA : Wow 32 replies so far..of course each to their own! My original post also wondering people like clean ones or crowded ones (or neither of course) I fo
34 Dazed767 : I enjoy cabin photos. Always cool to see what the cabin looks like on certain airliners/airlines. And there are a few lucky guys on here like Sam and
35 Eadster : What get's me is there are constantly pictures getting accepted of seats and interiors yet there are many airport overviews that get rejected. I'd rat
36 Post contains images JeffM : LOL.... How about self portraits? I wasn't doing anything but 'takin' pictures' and goofing off.... what you can't see if the barf bag in my G-suit!
37 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Doesnt matter to me either way.
38 Avsfan : JeffM....With over 3000 military flying hours in my logbook, I will admit that I have only upchucked twice. On my F-16 ride, I did not have to pull ou
39 Post contains links and images JeffM : The actual aircraft..... View Large View MediumPhoto © Ian Powell The A-4 had a roll rate of 720 degrees per second, and could pass a Tomcat goi
40 N754PR : Certain people post crap loads of them for one reason... HITS!!
41 Post contains images ThierryD : And you don't even need a jet to do that; a good old T-6 Texan can do the job as well. Didn't need the barf bag though. Thierry
42 Ag92 : I personally like to go on Anet before my flight, and i get a small sense of idea what my flight in economy would be like for today Cheers
43 JAT74L : Cabin shots? I can take them or leave them but the viewers seem to want to take them so when I'm in a nice cabin I take a shot. I don't like the fishe
44 Post contains images Joffie : I like cabin shots. Say for example, you are going on a flight on an Airline or Acft you have never been on, you can simply pull up a.net and see the
45 Post contains images TRVYYZ : I like cabin shots and I thought taking a cabin shot inflight was a challenge especially w/o flash. I wonder how guys don't like to click the first cl
46 Paulinbna : Well put from some one living in Hong Kong. Imagine you are at an airport (BNA), and there is only one spot to take pictures from (every other place
47 Chris78cpr : I personnaly like cabin shots as you can see from my shots in the DB. Like most people here i like to look at them to see what i can expect from a fli
48 Post contains images Jkw777 : Who on earth could you be possibly referring to?!?!?!?!?!?! These are some of my own faves - Yeah they're fisheye: Overall I like cabin shots for the
49 Willo : Not sure how a picture of tens of rows of back of seats can tell you what to expect from a flight. It doesn't tell you what the food will be like, ho
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