people might be bored from teh standard SXM Jumbo over the beach. I would say it's just the interest in the Cabin or even the pax which might be in there. You won't see much uncommon things at an A-340 infornt of blue sky.
Nothing's wrong with them, they just don't really do much for me. To me, it's like taking a picture of my bedroom or my office - not very dynamic.
I do understand others disagree, clearly because the number of hits they're getting. They're now a large portion of the top photos. I'm just curious why people like them so much. As in, what's the appeal, and what am I missing?
Iadbound From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
I've used them a lot for the "what I am going to get" question. It's also interesting to see how different airlines make very different use of the same space. To me, it's really no different than the interest in different or unusual livery.
some of them are really nice to look at (see Misha Popov recent one). Personally I like the ones where the photographer adds something special and unusual : some wierd angle, a particular close-up or something...Usually these shots are taken only by pilots during flight, so obviously there must be something special in them, something that we poor souls do not see...
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 3):
people might be bored from teh standard SXM Jumbo over the beach
Personally I get bored of them very, very soon : seen one, seen them all (apart from someone who has enough creativity to shoot something from a different angle)
Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 7): While the rest of us, the poor and downtrodden, get 3-5-3 cattle seating.
LIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2739 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 9):
I'm not talking about cockpit shots. I'm talking about pictures of airplane seats.
I see, sorry for the misunderstanding : actually I think it's fun to have a look at the interior of the aicraft which you will fly on. Some parts of the cabin then are just an "authorized personell only" : as someone said before it's fun to take a loof at a 5000$ seat layout...
LHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1342 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
To be honest as an aviation photo i cant stand them....
BUT i use them when picking a flight to travel on.... It a lot easier to do a quick search on A.Net to see whats looks
nicer. For example im off to MCO this year so wanted to see what looked better. US 330 , DL 777 , DL 767 , AA 777 , UA 777 or BA 777. Just from a couple of photos you can see the cabin layout. Type of seats. And more important do the seats have TV's in the back. Rather than the pathetic 1 screen for 20 people jobs !!!!
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It has to do with being a TRUE aviation/airline enthusiast and this is part of it. If you don't get it then you probably are not really a die hard airliner fan. It reminds me of that saying "If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand". I think the cabin shots are great and its neat to see different airlines that I have not flown on.
Quoting D L X (Reply 13): (It looks the same as it does on other airlines.)
Not true at all. There is a big difference between seats on airlines. So you are telling me a coach seat on United looks the same as a coach seat on Emirates? Not even close to each other. I have been on both. In fact, that statement reminds me of a person who I know who said "why do you take pictures of airliners, they are all the same just different paint on the outside". He was an airline pilot too, sad.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion though. I do think people have absolutely overkilled the SXM, St. Maarten shots. I am just about as numb as a pounded thumb from these.
EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4954 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 4): Nothing's wrong with them, they just don't really do much for me. To me, it's like taking a picture of my bedroom or my office - not very dynamic.
I think it also has to do with the fact that many people don't have the chance to fly often, or at all in many cases, so they can get a sense of how it is with the pictures. And in the case of First class cabin shots, I think its a matter of looking at what everyone would like to have but few can get. basically it's like looking at pictures of mansions and envy the rich life
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10930 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2668 times:
Quoting UALDUDE (Reply 14): If you don't get it then you probably are not really a die hard airliner fan.
I'm pretty sure I qualify as a die hard airliner fan, even though I think cabins are boring. I don't see coach cabins as being inherently aviation-related. It's like saying because I'm not a fan of the screwdrivers that are used to screw screws on a wing, that I'm not a real airliner fan.