DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8945 posts, RR: 11 Posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
Today, I was looking through my new pictures on airliners.net, and I am pretty sure I have detected a fake picture. If you look at http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=68463, you will see a VS 742 (G-VBEE) landing, and Delta Air Lines L-1011 (N753DA) taxiing into take-off position. THIS PICTURE IS A FAKE!!! I did some research, and VS' arrival from LGW lands at 4:10 PM. Delta's closest L-1011 t/o from BOS is at 3:15 to ATL. That leaves about an hour difference. I live in Boston, and I doubt there were any delays since it was 50 and sunny here. I also took a look at all his pictures (67), and noticed that a little over half appeared to be fake. I have discussed this issue with other BOS spotters in the past, and they have all agreed with me. By the way, the photographers name is Mark Garfinkel.
TriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1221 times:
I remember the former discussion mentioned by Scooter, in which emotions ran quite high at times. Anyway, I'm not going to elaborate on that. All I wanted to say, is delays are not only caused by the weather conditions at the final destination. What about the weather at departure? Late arrival of the aircraft from a previous flight? Missing pax (hence having to offload baggage)? Strong headwinds en route?
The list goes on and on...
If anything, I'd say having two particular (types of) aircraft in one picture, is hardly enough to blame the photographer of uploading fake pix. IMHO, that is.