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Are Cabin Photos Prohibited?  
User currently offlineSpikecat From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

When I boarded a United flight from Newark to Lima, Peru, in June, 2013, the first thing I did was take out my camera to photograph the cool-looking seat pods in my business-class cabin. Within moments, a flight attendant told me photos of the cabin were prohibited and referred me to the in-flight magazine for confirmation. Not wanting to be escorted off the plane for disobeying an order of the flight crew, I meekly sat down and complied. I didn't find anything in the magazine that supported the FA's claim that photos of the cabin are prohibited.

Later on in the fight, a FA told me that I couldn't even photograph the map on the IFE screen on the seat back in front of me!

So - are passengers now prohibited from taking photos of airliner cabins? Or was the FA misinformed?

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User currently onlinebaldwin8 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4088 times:
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I never heard of cabin being off limits for photography. And am an major airline aircraft mechanic. Sounds more like a power hungry FA. In fact there are very specific do's and don't in the Operations Manual on the aircraft, everything from how the crew should keep up there appearance to how to fly the aircraft. I will check tonight when I go into work.

User currently offlinekiffy From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

United seems to have a very strict no photo policy:
Booted Off A UA Flight For Taking A Photo (by psa188 Feb 20 2013 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlinemegatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

They can make up whatever rules they want since it's their private property, but they'd have to be smoking crack rocks to think that no one will ever take pictures on their planes. I myself will vote with my choice of carriers

User currently offlineVTORD From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

A year ago I flew UA to LAX and I asked the FA if I could take a picture. I am a member of O'Hare airport watch and I showed her my ID and explained what I intended to do. They did not let me take a picture. I kind of sat down without a word for the same reason Spikecat mentioned. I had no intention of being escorted off the flight once the plane landed.


Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as you like.
User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

This is where Iphones come in handy, do a "text message" and take a pic (on the ground of course or in flightsafe mode in the air) Guess United is so scared now since 9/11 but thats another topic.

User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

They are not prohibited by most airlines.

I wish they were prohibited by Airliners.net.



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User currently offlineac888yow From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

I recently flew United and was told by an FA that cabin photos are no longer allowed after she saw me snapping a few. She didn't make a big fuss about it, though, probably because a) I complied right away, and b) was one of her J pax.

Still, I got the shots I wanted (of the new 764 J cabin).


User currently offlinetopgun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

My motto in this instance would be: "It is easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for a permission". When you snap a photo without asking, worst case is they will ask you to stop (probably not even delete it). Even if they would ask you to delete the photos, just undelete them later. As long as you don't cause a fuss, you should be OK.


I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

I often think the real reason is that they dont want to be in the background or in the vicinity of someone taking a photo due to their current situation, shyness or feel it affects their work. When the seatbelt sign is on and they have sat down, fire away, abeit discreetly of course.

User currently offlineblackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2986 times:
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Quoting viv (Reply 6):
They are not prohibited by most airlines.I wish they were prohibited by Airliners.net.


        
I fully agree...

[Edited 2013-10-14 12:27:40]

[Edited 2013-10-14 12:28:31]


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