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User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2176 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?

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User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Apart from the obvious being that the device needs to be off for takeoff and landing, most if not all airlines prohibit the videotaping of its crewmembers while performing their duties.


You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I never record the crew,I only record out of the window,mainly the clouds and the wing.

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3461 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I video taped several flights inside the plane and outside the windows
MP AMS-SEA, OZ HNL-SEL, TG SEA-YYZ-SEA, AA LGW-DFW and more. Never been asked to shut down. Granted some were pre 9/11



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User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Just curious. When did you fly TG SEA-YYZ-SEA?

User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3461 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1775 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


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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1994 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1740 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.


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User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1691 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.

User currently offlineqantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1662 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?


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User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1636 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.

User currently offlineqantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Zipsy,
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  



Airplanes Flown on..B-727-100, B-727-200, DC-9, F-27, B-707, B-717, B-737, B-747SP, B-747-100, B-747-200, B-747-300, B74
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Not being funny but why didn't you ask the cabin crew member why he wanted you to turn it off?

Was it company policy, was it annoying other passengers, was it his personal preference, was it a national security thing?

There are loads of cabin videos on youtube so it's not universally banned. On the AF A380 everyone was walking around with video cameras all the time and no one battered an eyelid.


User currently offlineqantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Babybus,
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  



Airplanes Flown on..B-727-100, B-727-200, DC-9, F-27, B-707, B-717, B-737, B-747SP, B-747-100, B-747-200, B-747-300, B74
User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

Qantasguy,
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.


User currently offline1r7flier From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

i used my video camera extensively on KE and DL just last week, no one ever said a word...


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User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
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Quoting Zipsy (Reply 7):
It was so annoying as that was the best flight ever with lots of turbulence

That might have been the issue, was the seatbelt sign switched on while the f/a asked you to stop filming?



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User currently offlineZipsy From UK - England, joined Jul 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

No,the turbulence started alot later in the flight.

User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1297 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  


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1212 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.


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