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Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!  
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5575 times:
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I read all the trip reports on the site and few have pics.

Why do members habitually post their reports with no pics?



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Why do members habitually post their reports with no pics?

Because they are not all as clever as you that's why.  Wink  Big grin


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5562 times:
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Quoting 9V (Reply 1):
Because they are not all as clever as you that's why.

Haha...I stole the smiley from McTruder.  duck   yes 


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5534 times:

In my case, there are usually three reasons:

1. Couldn't take my camera onto the plane because of security reasons
2. Couldn't be bothered to bring it onto the plane because I wanted to travel light and the camera is heavy
3. Wanted to sleep and not waste time taking photos!!



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5527 times:

Or because their camera got stolen at the end of the trip, as is the case with the trip report that hopefully I'll finish today...  Silly

User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3077 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 5424 times:

Some people just feel uncomfortable taking pics all over the place with tons of people standing around watching you, myself included!

User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

My comment would be that if the thread is so useless without photos then dont read it.

I personally love to see the photos but if a particular TR interests me then I dont really mind whether there are photos or not.......

Am not trying to be aggresive just adding my two pennith worth.

Treeny


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

Some are blind.

That is the reason.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 2):
Haha...I stole the smiley from McTruder.

Man you stole NOTHING from me!  Silly

Alex



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

Quoting 9V (Reply 1):
Because they are not all as clever as you that's why.

I like the sarcasm! Us English are so funny (not being sarcastic)



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 4):
Or because their camera got stolen at the end of the trip

There'll be a baggage handler in LHR looking at the pics on the camera he's just stolen saying, what the f#$k is this guy takin pics of
 Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

I always end up packing it only to find the battery has gone. The problem I have is that I always fly with bmi from gate 8 and apart from all the ba 319/320 thats not always that much anyway.


Living the jetset life! No better way to be
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Are photos that essential to a Trip Report? I really don't care if the actual report has them or not; nor will I go out of my way to take photographs during my flight; my memory card is much better used capturing what I actually see when I'm going someplace rather than taking shot after shot of a DL MD-88 (hence, another reason I don't really write TRs anymore; it's gotten to the point where I could cut and paste most of my previous TRs and just change the date, cities and flight number).

User currently offlineXAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
Are photos that essential to a Trip Report?

They are not essential, but I think that a Trip Report looks much better with them, and you can get an idea of how that trip was, probably what was the author feeling at the time of his trip and things like that. Big grin
Jorge



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
Are photos that essential to a Trip Report?

It depends on the report.

Are reports without pics not worth reading? NO!

See:

Finally First At Last! (by Door5Right Jan 2 2006 in Trip Reports)
Giggles, Fizz & A Fright! (by Door5Right Dec 19 2005 in Trip Reports)
A Smile And A Surprise On SQ318 (by Door5Right Dec 21 2005 in Trip Reports)

These are my top 3 A.net trip reports actually. So well written that I felt like I was at the plane while reading.

I read every report with an (IMO) interesting routing/airline/country/etc., no matter of there are pics or not.

Patrick


User currently offlineJumboForever From Japan, joined Jul 2005, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
Finally First At Last! (by Door5Right Jan 2 2006 in Trip Reports)
Giggles, Fizz & A Fright! (by Door5Right Dec 19 2005 in Trip Reports)
A Smile And A Surprise On SQ318 (by Door5Right Dec 21 2005 in Trip Reports)

These are my top 3 A.net trip reports actually. So well written that I felt like I was at the plane while reading.

I agree 100% here.

This could be the title of another thread:

Trip Report With No Words, Why?!?!


User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

I've written a few trip reports without photos and I'm always happy with the response I get from fellow a.neters, so I suppose the answer is no you don't always have to have photos.
Although to be honest I will would never write a report if there wasn't a bit of a story to tell.

See example: CO 757 - MAN - EWR (by Jamman Nov 13 2006 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineRaventom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4445 times:

It's pretty embarassing for some to take pictures on a plane. Imagine from a non aviation nut's perspective... "That guy is taking a picture of his food [lol]"


I love the smell of burnt kerosene!!!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

My trip reports all have pics, mostly everywhere but the cabin of the aircraft. If it is a good time, I will and have take pics inside the cabin.


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

Well, I have only posted one trip report. The trip took place back in the mid-1950's, when I was about 8 years old. Went with my Mom from YVR-LAX via SEA. My Dad actually did have a camera, but he wasn't on the trip, busy taking pics in Europe. I think I got a Kodak Brownie when I was 10. Sorry 'bout that, I'll try and do better next time!
cheers,
AY104

[Edited 2007-02-03 08:26:14]


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

Are you telling me that a porn mag is there for the photos? I knew I had been doing something wrong.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1739 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Or do a video report like mine Big grin

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

I personally enjoy some reports without pics. I read almost every report. Always read crew reports regardless and if they have pics is a bonus. When crew did take pics Seven3Seven as an example he got shot down each and every time, because some people on this site are backseat drivers who cant keep their mouths shut.

 Smile



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Why do members habitually post their reports with no pics?

why do people like you habitually insist on trip reports having photos? sounds kind of narcissistic to me.



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Why do members habitually post their reports with no pics?

Basically because I know I can write well enough and with enough detail not to require them. One of my reports I took photos, but that report is on the Airways Magazine web site http://www.airwaysmag.com/

Pictures don't make a report if it's written badly.

That said, I am going to take pictures from now on, but it's not the be all and end all. A well written report will give me a better idea than a badly written one with 400 pictures any day of the week.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
25 ExFATboy : True! I took a pic of my meal on my last flight (TR coming, someday soon I hope) and the woman sitting next to me looked at me for a sec like I was i
26 BAGoldEx : Perhaps they don't feel like looking like some tourist who's never been on a plane before by taking dozens of pictures of the seat, cabin and trashy f
27 LipeGIG : I should ask another question to answer this one. The persons that right trip reports with pics, do they take pics on all trips ? If you are with your
28 Post contains images Jafa39 : There are only so many overwing pics and pics of food that one can stomach
29 Post contains images Norcal773 : Interesting point. I personally don't feel very comfortable taking pictures with people all over. Most of the pictures I take are 'undercover'. And t
30 Post contains images COFanNYC : I mainly read trip reports for an idea of what to expect when I fly on a new airline or a new aircraft (or route) on an airline I've traveled before.
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