AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 54 Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5134 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!!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4474 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).
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.
JumboForever From France, joined Jul 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4369 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.
Jamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4284 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.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 7 Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3900 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!
[Edited 2007-02-03 08:26:14]
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
Pilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3648 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.
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 Jafa39: There are only so many overwing pics and pics of food that one can stomach
29 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 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.