Zipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 37 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1806 times:
Recently I flew from Southampton to Manchester with Flybe.I always like to video the flight with my camcorder.I videoed the flight there but on my return flight the flight attendant asked me to switch my camcorder off.I'm confused now if videoing is allowed or not.I always recorded my flights without any problems before.What has changed?
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2159 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
I don't recall exactly, early 90's I think. It was just downgraded from 743 to MD-11, the routing was BKK-TPE-SEA-YYZ. I got a travel agent rate 35.00 USD r/t and since our agency did tons of KTM trips I got upgraded to Regal or Royal Imperial class. The 5 hour flight was full service and very impressive. Still to date one of the best flights I ever flew. The service ran 3 days a week and was in Oct. Came after they dropped the DFW tag from SEA. I booked lots of yhose flights for my customers. Seems fares ran between 200 -250 r/t before taxes. It was during the infamous half price sale in the USA as I flew TWA up to SEA from PDX to make this flight and paid 33.00 r/t published
Next Flights: AS PDX-SEA-KOA on DH4/738 in F, HA KOA-OGG on 717 in Y, AS OGG-PDX on 738 in F
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1893 posts, RR: 28 Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
Well I have done many times and nobody told me to turn camera off. I have filmed alot around the cabin, windows, cloud and wings. Lots of flight attendant have seen me many times and didn't say anything about it.
Zipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
It was so annoying as that was the best flight ever with lots of turbulence,the clouds were absolutly stunning.It would have been a perfect video.I don't fly very often so I was very upset to miss such an opportunity.
qantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 157 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1292 times:
Yeah, that's so frustrating. Happened to me on SFO/ORD last year on the 747. It was an early morning departure and somewhat foggy in SFO. As soon as we broke through the cloud there was this magnificent gold sunrise. We surfed the cloud tops and the wing dipped into the cloud as we turned and it was magnificent. I was in row 46 -the exit- row where the FAs sit and face you. She absolutely would not let me shoot. Not the takeoff nor the landing. I was so mad. I argued until I though I might get a private room at ORD, but still nothing. If it's so bad for the airplane to have a camera, then why don't they ban them from even going on board like they do liquids?
Zipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Yeah,it is so frustrating,specially where it was inside my favourite jet,an E-195.I also asked the FA to let me shoot but no luck either.I can't see what the problem is.It's not a phone but only a camcorder.On my other flights there was never any problems with me filming.Of course it had to be the best flight with incredible clouds.That is my luck,I guess.
qantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 157 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
Yeah, it's always the way. I found it's better to just wait until the FA's have taken their seats, then start shooting. I fly a lot, and this girl was one of the only ones who stopped me. The Southwest FAs encourage it, and want to see the videos
qantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 157 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
The United FA, said it would endanger the airplane and all the passengers. She said it would make it go off course several degrees, and it would take us longer to get to ORD. I wonder who fed her that line. If this is true, then cameras are as bad as liquids. Imagine shooting video on a LAX/SYD flight.............you'd end up in South Africa after 14 hrs
Zipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 37 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
I will hopefully fly with Flybe again in September and I will wait until the FA sit down,good idea.Perhaps I should hide my camera under my top and pretend I'm 6 month pregnant.I can always cut a little hole in my top for the lense then they won't see a thing )
Babybus,I didn't want to argue with the FA as she wasn't very friendly to say the least.The last thing I wanted,is to cause trouble.Like you say,people video on AF A380 etc with no problems so why a small airline like Flybe make such a fuss is beyond me.Perhaps this FA just enjoys her power over the pax or she suffers with PMT.Hopefully next time I will get a nice FA for a change.
noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 927 times:
I video most if not all flights (every one for the last 10 years at least), including FlyBE, and never been asked to turn the camcorder off. I was once asked on Air 2000 not to video during takeoff and landing only, but then I was sat at the front opposite the FA!
Every other time has not been a problem.
You just have to be quite discreet, and if they ask you to turn it off, then turn it off - no problemo
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21464 posts, RR: 24 Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 842 times:
Quoting quiet1 (Reply 4): Just curious. When did you fly TG SEA-YYZ-SEA?
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 5): I don't recall exactly, early 90's I think. It was just downgraded from 743 to MD-11, the routing was BKK-TPE-SEA-YYZ.
That service didn't last long. TG based an A310-300 and crew in SEA to operate the SEA-YYZ-SEA sectors. Must have been very unprofitable. Following is the only photo in the database of a TG aircraft in Canada during the brief period when that service operated.