Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12291 posts, RR: 35 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
I'm sure most of us, when we fly, enjoy taking photos from the aircraft. Generally speaking, would this be frowned upon by onboard security staff or cabin crew? I've heard stories of pax being reported by other pax to security once they disemarked and having their bags searched. Does this happen. The problem is that no one seems to know what the law actually is.
It occurs to me then, apart from domestic flights, when one obviously has to fly with US carriers, that it's best to stick to non US carriers on international flights? Can't imagine JAL or Virgin caring much about pax taking photos?
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
Can't imagine JAL or Virgin caring much about pax taking photos?
The US carriers are fine with it also, you may get the odd person frowning, but you'll get that on any carrier. I'd fly Continental over Lufthansa for example and have PTV and games all the way rather than an A340 with nothing to do...
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6197 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
I've never had a problem pulling out the camera and snapping a few shots or taping with my video camera on board. It's not on any kind of prohibited item list, so it should be ok. Even still, I won't try to draw too much attention to myself; some people are just paranoid and think someone can do something bad with photos of the interior or exterior of an airplane, or even photos out the window!
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1507 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
Whichever carrier you try, make sure you do not try photography on board any Indian commercial airplane over Indian airspace. Our law making mandarins are paranoid over anyone clicking pictures of India / Indian airports without their permission - all in the name of national security. While cabin crew themselves may not bother too much, chances are you will be harrassed if somebody reports you to the authorities.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
The only time I ever saw anyone admonished for taking pictures was on an Air France flight, while disembarking at CDG. (It was a flight attendant giving my son a hard time.) I often take pictures on US airlines and at US airports and have never been stopped.
Killerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
I always fly with KLM or with one of its partners. The never made any problems with me when I walked around with my camera even think that they are a bit proud when I do that.
By the way, on a flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam with KLM/NWA, de captain promoted taking pictures....From Table mountain,Cape Town and Robben Island because it was soo clear outside...
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2593 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
I've taken pics from Delta, American, United, U.S. Airways, Southwest, Northwest, and any other airline you can imagine(except Continental, whom I am flying very soon), and I have not had a problem with it.