Spiderguy252
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How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:27 am

Hi,

I'm betting that I'm not the first person to ask for this advice, but I've always been facing trouble when I request permission from the FAs for a cabin shot. Every time I ask an FA if I can take one, regardless of whether it is during or after the flight, the response is always in the negative, without any reason stated.

I was thinking if I should just go ahead and do it, permission not withstanding? I have no problems with other shots in-flight and have made many TRs.

Strangely enough, these very FAs don't mind me taking other kinds of shots, it's just cabin shots they seem to have a problem with.

Maybe I'm just unlucky?

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:01 am

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Thread starter):
Strangely enough, these very FAs don't mind me taking other kinds of shots, it's just cabin shots they seem to have a problem with.

Because other passengers might have a problem with it, obviously.

Thanks God FAs are saving us from boring cabin shots   

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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:25 am

Hahaha Peter 

I never ask, on the other hand I shoot from the back, and with no FA's in the aisles. But, since I suck immensely at cabin shots there is little risk of me boring you guys with any of them  
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:59 pm

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 1):
Thanks God FAs are saving us from boring cabin shots

I second that!
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:55 pm

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Thread starter):




[quote=Spiderguy252,reply=0]Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Well Spiderguy252,

It doesn't look like we're about to get an answer to your question "How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?" but also would like to know.
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:41 am

Maybe FA's are tired of fisheye cabin shots...Know I am,...besides it makes their noses bigger...chickies don't like that...g
 
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:55 am

About the only thing more boring than flying in a modern airliner is a cabin shot.
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:35 pm

I would just take the shot when the opportunity presents itself. There is no law against taking a cabin shot. When you open your mouth to ask permission, you make it so much easier for someone to just say "no" instead of them having to approach you and starting the conversation. You've done pretty much all the work for them. Totally unlike the cockpit shot situation.

And if someone ever said something to me about it, I would just act like a dumb tourist and say "Oh I didn't know". No one needs to know that I'm an aviation photographer except the people I want to know. And those people get a business card(like the TSA/police).
 
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Best advice, don't ask. I quickly took these without any FA's seeing   :


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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:07 pm

I would just wait until everyone got off the plane, and then ask. I think the main reason they would say no during cruise is other's privacy. They shouldn't have much a reason once everyone's off.
 
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:15 pm

The chances of being allowed to do that in-flight with passengers is rather slim. I would suggest taking a quick snap after all the passenger's have disembarked.  
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:36 pm

Quoting SAA738 (Reply 8):
Best advice, don't ask. I quickly took these without any FA's seeing

Bingo. Most my friends who get that shot from the back of the plane have to have some extremely quick reflexes to put that camera down afterwards 
 
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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:37 pm

I'd say just quickly jumping up and then back down would make you seem rather suspicious if a FA does see it ... what I always do is just have a nice chat with the FA's (without camera in hand yet) about how long they've been with the airline, etc. After that, then ask "hey, would it be ok if I went and got my camera to take a shot really quick?". They always say yes when done that way. I've had several QANTAS crews in on the photo taking (they are especially fun FA's normally), having pax sit down and having fun with my camera themselves too. It was great. That same way of doing things works with getting free inflight snack packs, etc.

Also works with getting into the cockpit for the coveted heavy jet cockpit shots. Always works for basically everything while flying. Of course, I always milk the "pilot in training" line too, that helps some.

Best wishes in your adventure to get cabin shots, they might be boring--yes, I agree--but they sure as hell get you to the front page!

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RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:49 am

I've taken several on WN flights. Most of them have been during the evening. Everyone is looking forward/dozing off so no one notices. I have an artist friend who asked for "candids" but i asked the people for permission of them look out of the window. Of course you need to be nice.




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