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fxramper
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Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:22 am

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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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:42 am

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
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:46 am

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 
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:34 am

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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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:41 am

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
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:58 am

Some people just feel uncomfortable taking pics all over the place with tons of people standing around watching you, myself included!
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:22 am

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.

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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:51 am

Some are blind.

That is the reason.
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:12 am

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

Man you stole NOTHING from me!  Silly

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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:47 am

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)
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:51 am

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
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:43 pm

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.
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:31 am

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).
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:54 am

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
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:16 am

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.

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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:30 pm

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?!?!
 
jamman
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:18 pm

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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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:43 am

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]"
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:08 am

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.
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:14 pm

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!
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:48 pm

Are you telling me that a porn mag is there for the photos? I knew I had been doing something wrong.
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fca767
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:15 am

Or do a video report like mine Big grin
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:31 pm

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.

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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:15 am

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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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:34 am

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.
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting Raventom (Reply 17):
Imagine from a non aviation nut's perspective... "That guy is taking a picture of his food [lol]"

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 insane.
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:40 am

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 food. It reminds me of a great line from a great movie(caddyshack): "hey wang it's a parking lot" That's great that you flew MCI-STL and got peanuts and a coke, and hooray, you got the whole can, I for one have always wondered what a bag of peanuts and a can of coke look like on the seatback tray in a 737. If you want to see the food in British, Emirates or Singapore First, do what I do, buy a ticket and for the people who always seem to say "I wish I could afford first/business", work harder.
 
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:54 am

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 boss talking about an important project do you remember to take pics ? No.. but probably you need the major details to give us a very impressive trip detail in written.

And by the end, no one is obligated to see or not a trip report because of photos, you can decide just to see those with (pics) reported.

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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:03 pm

There are only so many overwing pics and pics of food that one can stomach  Wink
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:28 pm

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 5):
Some people just feel uncomfortable taking pics all over the place with tons of people standing around watching you, myself included!

Interesting point. I personally don't feel very comfortable taking pictures with people all over. Most of the pictures I take are 'undercover'. And to think I just did two TR's with a ton of pictures.  biggrin .
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RE: Trip Report With No Pics, Why?!?!

Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:53 am

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. I don't need pictures to help me with that....I'll see for myself when I get on the plane. But words describing the check-in process and boarding and staff friendliness are all helpful to me. Moreso than a picture of the food.  Smile

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