To begin with, I am not posting this thread to bash an airline, but thought i share this incident with the readers on this forum.
I was on my way from Phoenix to Dubai, and i flew on United as i usually do. I just flying that airline. i did it in this sequence:
. the last leg was Lufthansa.
as i am a student at the ASU
masters in airline management, i do lots of papers and research involving the cabin design and the interior of the aircraft. in one of my courses, "Human factors in aviation" i was discussing the topic of how the design of the cabin doors affect the percentage of errors done by flight attendants, such as the famous mistake: "blowing the slides". i thought i take a picture of the door of the 777 to include how the design is excellent, when compared to the 767 in termss of the location of the arming and disarming levers away from the door handle
any way, so here is what happened:
on the DEN
flight 902, i was seated on business class seat 11A and i asked the flight attendant if i could take a picture of the door after i explained to her my situation and i offered to show her my university ID
, and the abstract to the paper, which i had in my carr on luggage. she said she will ask the captain and the purser and get back to me. an hour into the flight she came back to me and said that the answer was no, because any one taking pictures on an airplane is going to be "suspicious" according to the captain. i thanked her and continued watching the movie.
then on the IAD
flight, i was seated on 8A on biz class, and i was chatting with the crew, they were much younger, almost my age and i thought i mention to them what happened. the plane was a 777 too and then they were surprised from that response and they said, you can take as much pictures as you want, its all over the internet. I was so shocked of the responses!!! same airline, same airplane type, but TWO DIFFERENT RESPONSES.
I just thought i mention this incident and see what you guys think about it.