When I boarded a United flight from Newark to Lima, Peru, in June, 2013, the first thing I did was take out my camera to photograph the cool-looking seat pods in my business-class cabin. Within moments, a flight attendant told me photos of the cabin were prohibited and referred me to the in-flight magazine for confirmation. Not wanting to be escorted off the plane for disobeying an order of the flight crew, I meekly sat down and complied. I didn't find anything in the magazine that supported the FA
's claim that photos of the cabin are prohibited.
Later on in the fight, a FA
told me that I couldn't even photograph the map on the IFE screen on the seat back in front of me!
So - are passengers now prohibited from taking photos of airliner cabins? Or was the FA