Spikecat From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4855 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?
baldwin8 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4840 times:
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.
megatop412 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4729 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
VTORD From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4585 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.
ac888yow From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3994 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).
topgun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3846 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.
Flyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 3801 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.