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AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:02 pm

Hi all,

I just returned from a trip on AA from DEN-DFW-TPA-DFW-DEN. It was a very disappointing trip to say the least.

It started out, being delayed a few hours and missing our connection in DFW to TPA. We caught a later flight that was delayed too, so luckily we did not have to spend the night in DFW. Of course at night, there is really no photography to do out of the window. Since we were in a hurry to make a connection, I did not stop to get a cockpit shot on the first flight, I kinda regret not doing that. On the second flight, I did stop and ask. The flight attendant told me a new policy was in place that kept their planes from being photographed. Well, I could not argue, so I left.

When coming home, we tried to check in for our flights online. Apparently, our reservation had been cancelled, because they said we missed our connecting flight, and their policy is to cancel the reservation of someone who misses a flight in their journey. We had to leave a whole day later.

Upon sitting in the seat, I took out my camera to take a few shots before we left TPA. A flight attendant passed by, he said that there was a new policy in place that prevented people from photographing their planes. Then he said in a very snobbish tone, we aren't going to have problems with that, are we? My mother was stunned by that, I just put my camera away.

The last leg of the flights, I swear, the same flight attendant was on there. He saw me with the camera, and he said, "THAT'S IT, YOU ARE OFF OF THIS PLANE!" We were then told to get off or we would be escorted by air marshals off the plane. We ended up taking a united flight home that night.

American refunded us a portion of our fare, but has done nothing else. No apology. Does this 'policy' make any sense. I have one more flight with AA, but after that, no more AA.
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:19 pm

Sounds like real stupidity to me. As if AA is doing so great financially that they can afford to lose even more paying passengers by driving them to other carriers.

Instead of trying to shoot while the F/A's are still walking the aisles, why didn't you wait until they were seated in their jumpseats? There's no way they can see you taking photos out the window unless your seat is close to one of their jumpseats.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:29 pm


Sorry to hear of your situation.

I think that you were personally put into a touchy situation and unfortunatly you lost.

I think if it were me I would have kindly asked the attendant to show you the new policy regarding photography on the aircraft. However on the return flight home I think maybe you should have clarified this first with the attendant/sr purser and then if denied asked the Capt.

I do believe that AA owes you a written explanation and verification of this policy....personally I think this attendant was on a power trip and took a long one on you. I think you owe it to yourself to file a complaint with AA and see what kind of response you get.....you still have your boarding stubs I hope or your ITN/reciept.

If AA says that the FA was ill informed and tells you that that is not theiir policy I thinkin next time Id have a copy of the letter......perhaps calling AAWHQ B4 your next AA flight would be of great benifit.

Im glad to see you flew on UAL....my pocketbook is gratful.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:29 pm

Well, it is their plane, they can do that if they want. All the more reason (as if I needed one) to fly Frontier!
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:46 pm

Actually AA has had that policy in print in their on-line magazine pretty much after 9/11 (perhaps an AA member can confirm the date). I have seen it for a few years now. It has (or had) a picture of a guy with a video camera and there is a blurb about not filming personel and equipment of AA. It seemed pretty well explained there so tha tis AA policy. I think the argument stems (ofcourse) from 9/11. There has been so much talk about the plotters taking practise flight etc...

Sorry for your bad flight but i think they got their ass covered on this one!
Unfortunatly there is a lot of paranoid people in this world.

In 2002, i had a fellow passenger flip out (one row behind me)that i was taking pictures out of the window during our taxi to the active runway (Northwest at MIA). The guy next to her calmed down before she called the stewardess...I didnt have to defend myself...though i was ready to  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:55 pm

Easy, stop flying AA fly other carriers!

Or take pictures when they are in service or seated while departing or arriving.

I hope other US or European carriers don't follow AA's policy.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:10 pm

Yep. After 9/11 American made public their company policy against photography of it's personnel and/or its equipment. This is part of the reason I don't non-rev on them any more...I can't take photos of the aircraft I'm on which I traditionally do. As bad as it is for us, it's entirely their perogative for them to do this.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:35 pm

Different situation, same excuse. What kind of policy is this? Next thing we know, airlines will be afraid to advertise for fear of making their name known to terrorists. Calling it pathetic is an understatement.

Whether you exaggerated, Ryan, or this FA was really as much of a monster as it seems, it doesn't surprise me that you were given the boot because of a camera. However, as I gather you are a white male, I am shocked that they didn't resort to a form of racial profiling and base their actions on your apparent nationality (not suggesting that AA does such).

That's either good news, that they're taking this whole thing that much more seriously, or it's bad news that NOBODY has realized that EVERYBODY knows what an airplane, airport, ground equipment, uniforms, color schemes, gates and other things look like. There are many other discreet ways to record information necessary for whatever, if not alternatives all together.


This has all been said before. Nothing new.


Part of me is sorry you went through this, but another part of me is happy. I hope you understand why.


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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:36 pm

Easy, stop flying AA fly other carriers!

That is what I plan on doing. I guess I should say, this was my first trip on them, and will be my second-to-last. (already have another flight with them this November to MSP, I booked way before any of this.)
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:33 pm

Brian,

Why are you "shocked" AA did not resort to profiling if you are not suggesting that you already think they do?
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:57 pm

May be you should write a travel magazine about this might help to get this out in the open.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:55 pm

I hope this is not the case as i have 4 flights with AA booked for october and i was planning to get some cabin and cockpit shots!

When i flew with them in April to LHR-ORD-MCO-ORD-LHR they were fine about cockpit visits and me taking cabin shots, i just made sure when i entered the aircraft i asked the head flight attendant and captain, they didnt say no any time. The captain on the ORD-LHR flight even offered me a cockpit visit! I have a number of pics accepted from my flights from AA.

Maybe you just got a rattled F/A that day, if you ask them nicely and explain the hobby and mention that you are not profiting from these and that you will not take pictures of them then most are ok.

On a recent BA flight the F/A's even joked about it ath the end of the flight, with cockpit visits and full cabin tours after deplaning. The F/A even took my camera out on to the ramp and shot a side on shot of the plane for me at LHR!

Basically i would just reccomend that you ask permission first, explain the hobby and explain that you are just doing it because you love planes! Most will understand!

Cheers,

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:55 pm

When I flew with them LHR-ORD-LAS and return via LAX shortly after 9/11 they had no issue with it, there was a lot of paranoia being exhibited from the cabin crew at times with people being told they had to sit down and not get up and talk to other people etc but photography was ok on the plane and in the gates at LAX/LAS and even at LHR where they were ok with me taking pics of the tech guys huddled around a door they couldn't close (which resulted in an aircraft swap and 5 hours delay).



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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:13 pm

What all of you need to learn first is that the camera is a weapon, not a toy or tool. The phrase "shoot planes" has a more sinister meaning than most think. Cameras can destroy planes, and can be very effective terrorist tools, err weapons. They can destroy lives, destroy jobs -especially FA's. Please, for the sake of national security, put down your cameras and turn them in to your local authorities. If you see anyone else packing or shooting, be sure to report them to the authorities too.  Yeah sure
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:36 pm

Since 9/11, I've flown 24 segments with AA. I have not been approached once about my photography. It is listed in the back of the AmericanWay magazine about no photography. I'm sure my # will be up soon and I'll be thrown off for taking a HARMLESS photo out the window.
Ryan, one more thing, I would post this on the flyertalk forum board under American Advantage. I'm sure they would love reading this.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:19 pm

Brian,

Why are you "shocked" AA did not resort to profiling if you are not suggesting that you already think they do?


Tom, there've been more instances on the news than I care to mention where innocent Muslims and Arabs suffer at the hand of racial profiling. Offhand, there was the train conductor that was sent to work--away from the public--in the train yard because he wore a turban (he eventually got his regular job back, turban and all).

I just mentioned racial profiling in the sense that it IS widley used to jump to conclusions in instances like Ryan's.


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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:16 am

Upon sitting in the seat, I took out my camera to take a few shots before we left TPA. A flight attendant passed by, he said that there was a new policy in place that prevented people from photographing their planes. Then he said in a very snobbish tone, we aren't going to have problems with that, are we? My mother was stunned by that, I just put my camera away.
I have been told by FAs that I could not take pictures of the galley/physical plane (although I will let you in on a secret that during the first beverage service, all of the FAs are all out in the aisles, so the galleys are clear  Big grin) but I have never been told that I could not take pictures out of the window.

My recommendation is that if you see a FA come by, just kind of cover up or shield your camera.

You might be interested in this topic: https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1664082/.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:29 am

Just an update, we have written emails to the following people:

-AA customer relations (both email and letter form)
-Christopher Elliott (a travel columnist)

I would post this on the flyertalk forum board under American Advantage.

I plan on it, but I need to sign up for AA advantage first.

 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:34 am

Wow Ryan, that really sucks. We missed you at the BizJet expo.  Sad
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:45 am

I'm sure my # will be up soon and I'll be thrown off for taking a HARMLESS photo out the window.

Hahah I'd just LOVE to see them tell you not to take pics, Mr. Gold Elite. But then again, didn't we have a similar situation on Jetblue?  Big grin

I can't believe they actually threw you off the plane for this, dude. Surely there was a better way to resolve the issue. All this does is further AA's reputation as a bunch of hard asses. Sad.

Brian - SPOT THIS!
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:57 am

Jeff's got it right, Ryan - start flying F9!!!

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:42 am

Again, it comes back to the same old argument: the BIGGEST danger to safe aviation is unfocused security. This is a perfect example of it. People don't think, they obey rules blindly. Okay, we let suspicious looking Arabs on board, but we did kick off the kid with the camera - check that box, we did our job. And of course, terrorists always go by the rule book.

Think! This, of all airlines, as a tragic victim of terrorism in its vilest form, should be taking the lead in focusing on what actually poses a threat to aviation.
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:45 am

Ryan - You don't need to be an AAdvantage member to post on flyertalk (AA) forum.

Escorted off by Air Marshalls for taking a photo......lord the day that happens.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:31 am

I would write a letter to AA WHQ just asking what the policy is, and tell them why you are asking, the worst they could do is tell you that you can't take pictures, which they apparently already have done.

On a side note, UA has Channel 9 though!
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:52 pm

Channell 9 Forever...except on the 757's with the bad headphone jacks. Anyways I would call them, pretend to be a really high mileage flyer (try to find a friend who is maybe) and aks them about their policy if they say differently ask them if you can have it in writing and if they don't give it to you if they allow it (becxuase they want to keep the high mileage members) remember that you should have been recording the whole tthing and that it is proof of their discrimination against you. It is illegal to record a phone conversation but if you get a lawyer I think you mihgt be able to make some cash off of this. But if you dont get a lawsuit win you are in the hole. Anyways I fly United and they don't seem to mind very much. Except the people at SkyWest were jerks and wouldn't tell me when their aircraft would be landing so I could get a landing shot of them. Anyways I suggest you try to fly United because it is great for flight enthusiasts but sucks becuase they dont care if they delay your flight. They treated me bad and I am premier during a weather delay but they let me take photos and stuff in flight and always turn on Channell 9 when I threaten to ask the captain myself before the flight leaves why it is not on. I havent flown AA in years and this just gives me more reason not too. I hope Quantas doesn't have the same policy as I will be flying around Australia in their summer.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:00 pm

what a lot of you fail to realize is that american can set whatever rules they want to set. they own the planes, the routes, the ground equip and pay the salaries of thier employees. i completely respect that policy, and would on any other airline if the time came, it should also be respected by everyone else travelling on AA.

and brian, not everyone knows what everything in aviation is. the majority of pax are stupid and them not knowing everything is exactly the way airlines want to keep it.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:08 pm

As a loyal AA customer, I also think it is a stupid policy. My advice....wait until the FA's are seated for the cabin shots. As far as taking pictures out the window, the policy states: "Photography or video recording of airline personnel, equipment, or procedures is strictly prohibited." As long as it doesn't infringe upon one of the 3 things stated in their policy, it should be OK.

Concerning the power hungry FA's....I have witnessed them on several occasions. One particular flight was when I was flying from HNL to SFO aboard an AA 757. Apparently a passenger was allergic to nuts which prevented serving nuts and consuming your own nuts. Many people coming home from Hawaii will have some Macadamia nuts with them since they are everywhere in Hawaii. During push back, a gentleman who was traveling with his family started munching on some Macadamia nuts. Once an FA saw this, she told the gentleman that he could not eat his nuts on the aircraft. She never said why. Of course the man thought this was crazy and asked why? This upset the FA even more and she went and got the purser. The purser you could tell was looking for a battle. She wouldn't even let the man speak. She kept telling him that if he didn't put away the nuts she would throw him off the airplane. All the man wanted was an explaination. The purser was very loud and completely embarrassed this passenger in front of his family and fellow passengers, not to mention the fact that she was beginning to alarm other passengers with her hateful tone. Other pax started standing up for this gentleman and so the purser went and got the captain. The captain came back and asked if there was a problem. The passenger said no. He just didn't understand why he wasn't allowed to eat his nuts and why the FA's went ballistic for no apparent reason. He simply explained that there was a passenger onboard who was allergic and any contact could cause a severe reaction. Very satisfied with the explaination, the passenger thanked the captain and all was resolved in less than 1 minute. Shortly after, the plane began its taxi and an announcement was made about the allergic pax.
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:34 pm

something doesn't sound right here. They have a policy about NO photos of their "equipment"???? Well why don't they go after this??


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Photo © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS!



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Photo © Jeremy Irish/Cactus Wings



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Photo © Juan Carlos Guerra Aviation Photography of Mexico



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Photo © Jorgos Tsambikakis



and the list goes on and on... there are 10, 981 more examples of their "equipment" in the database!!!!

BTW, do any other airlines have similar policies??? I was told in February of such a new law at Continental/Continental Express.

[Edited 2004-08-08 09:46:27]

[Edited 2004-08-08 09:47:09]
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:12 pm

Ryan,

On your next flight on AA. I would leave your camera and t-shirt depicting bare breast at home. Apparently that is why AA is having a fare sale. They are jettisoning too many customers off their flights.  Wink/being sarcastic

Bruce,

It called a power trip; apparently this FA was not working during these flights. Granted, I hear it is stated in the Flight Magazine that no photography is allowed. But it obvious it's at the discretion of the crew to enforce it. AA can afford to give their business to UA and other airlines. AA can also afford all kinds of bad PR for the Airline on this forum and others mediums on the Internet. Offending customer base such as crazy airline photographers; who would actually pay to fly to airports and take pictures and than fly back home is not a good business model for any business.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:58 pm

I'm a platinum member of AA's Aadvantage program, and have written them asking for a comment, noting that if the stories contained in this thread are indicators of things to come at AA, they're going to find me flying all airlines except AA. Like many of you, I've taken pictures through the windows and never been bothered. And I'm aware of their silly policy (though I acknowledge their right to make as many of them as they want) but I feel photography through the windows doesn't fall within the guidelines of not photographing AA equipment, personel, blah, blah, and more blah.

Interestingly, I don't have a problem with being asked to not photograph. I'd fulfill the request even if it weren't a stated policy. But the instant knee-jerk reaction of the FAs described in this thread really shocks me. They're trained in customer service, and know all too well that treating one passenger poorly results in loads of other people who relate the story to loads of other people....just as we are doing here. It's a huge bad PR snowball rolling down hill. And the excuse of "maybe they had a bad day" doesn't hold water. They're not allowed to have bad days. You paid your fare for the seat, and they get paid to treat you with respect and professionalism. It's as simple as that.

Oh, and Futterman, just a comment on your statement about being afraid to advertise. Drive to JetBlue HQ near NYC and try to find their building. I went there recently and drove in circles for a while, finally finding it by sheer chance. When I asked why there was no sign, well, you can probably guess. They don't advertise their presence in the building for fear of terrorist activity. As you said, sad.

Regards all!

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Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:45 am

Jetblue is probably the last airline any half-brained terrorist would consider....

Yes, its a sad day in America when you have to hide your corporate office from view for fear of THIS.
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Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:55 am

Oh, and Futterman, just a comment on your statement about being afraid to advertise. Drive to JetBlue HQ near NYC and try to find their building. I went there recently and drove in circles for a while, finally finding it by sheer chance. When I asked why there was no sign, well, you can probably guess. They don't advertise their presence in the building for fear of terrorist activity. As you said, sad.

What makes it even more unfortunate is that I meant what I said as a joke. Their headquarters are a five or ten minute drive from my apartment--still have to pay them a visit. One of Olympic Airways' offices is just a short walk away from me, on Austin St. in Forest Hills. Why they have one here, I don't know, nor do I know what purpose it serves, but they are by no means discreet. Big huge massive sign blaring "OLYMPIC AIRWAYS," as well as a model of an A340 ground level and a 747 on the upper level.

Last time I checked, jetBlue didn't have any association with the most likely target for internation terrorism. The Olympics.


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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:49 am

Wonder if they're sensitive about a guy like me...I have 2,566,412 photos of their MD-82's from my hours at DFW. Really a threat, I guess.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:44 am

Like everyone said AA is in no position financially to piss off paying customers, Seeing most flyers are tourists I believe there is nom big deal in photographing your plane for posterity. Like others have said they have tons of AA pics as do I (I guess the AA security goons will come get us). The worst advertising AA could have had was the video of the AA plane slamming into the WTC and crashing after t.o. from JFK. After this they are lucky anyone wants to fly them, or for that matter buy their stock. My advice to you is complain to cust service tell them you own a few hunderd shares of AA stock and you are going to dump it because of this behavior and dumb policy. I guess a stockholder might have more pull than a frequent flyer
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:20 am

Bruce, I don't think they mean a photo of their plane out in the open, more like photos of the interior etc.

Jorgos's photo was last August, I believe it was still stated in their magazine about no photography, but more than likely he took it when they weren't around. They have seen me with my camera out and haven't said anything (I fell asleep with it out around my neck, and nothing). This was last year as well....so maybe they are beginning to crack down on it. I've had this problem on jetblue with a buddy once.....they were pretty rude about it as well. They shouldn't harrass you if you want to take a photo out the window at 33,000ft, that's just stupid.
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:12 pm

To me it stinks. I am glad no Australian airline has tried it yet.
It is also free advertising for the company. You take some pictures and put them on the net for the world to see and the name gets around.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:54 am

I am not surprised at all.
Thanks to American Airlines, the big terrace in Frankfurt was closed for public. "They felt threatened" Now it is closed. It will open while the old terrace is being renovated, but then it will be closed again. Forever!

I was asked by a security guard in Zurich not to take pictures of AA. (ZRH is normally the most spotter friendly airport in the world). EL-AL has "Men in Black" on the terrace if they are in Zurich and they don't mind people taking pictures of their planes.

It looks to me like a classic US-American overreaction. (No offence!)

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:08 am

As someone said: It's their planes they are allowed to.
Yes, and just imagine AA would insist that A.net removes all AA related pictures...
Ouuch!

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:47 am

Sounds like a combination of a surly F/A and AA's long standing policy of frowning upon any photography of almost any of their equipment be it a 777 or a belt loader. While this policy pre-dates 9/11 (ask any photog who has ever tried to sell an AA image), the events of that tragic day (especially since two of their planes were used as guided missiles) has only hardened their stance on this issue. As a few others have stated, its AA's right to impose any restrictions if deems fit and it is my decision to choose another carrier and I often do.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:55 am

The reason your F/A didn't want you to have a camera on board is because she didn't want you to see her stealing all of the liquer mini's out of the cabinet. haha









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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:19 pm

Cv747 wrote:
Yes, and just imagine AA would insist that A.net removes all AA related pictures...

Actually, they tried that, years ago, before 9/11. Obviously, they weren't successful.

The prohibition is on page 109 of the July 15, 2004 issue of American Way:

Photography or video recording of airline personnel, equipment, or procedures is strictly prohibited.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:13 pm

Hawaiian717 - Where can I find that? Was there a post about AA trying to have pics removed? It's suprising.....yet it's not haha.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hel

Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:01 am

I don't remember, it was quite a while ago. I think around the same time American was also unhappy with the flight sim community for creating aircraft in AA livery for flight simulators.

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:07 am

similar thing happend to me on a qantas flight, i wanted to get some cabin shots and they said it's not allowed! i asked since when, they couldn't answer that.

i took them anyways!

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:35 pm

Whenever I have flown Qantas I have never been told not to take any pictures.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:00 pm

It doesn't help that their shiny aircraft are so bloody photogenic. Perhaps they should paint them an attractive grey/brown.
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:10 pm

Another pathetic American policy. I'm sure once they start going into some form of bankruptsy as all of their passengers are using a more reliable and friendly air service they may start rethinking their "policies"

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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:30 pm

Got this yesterday in the mail. I combined it down to one page. Also, my dad had me blur some things out for some reason or another.
 
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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:58 pm

eight roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the 50 states???

WHY CAN'T THIS EVER HAPPEN TO ME??!!




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RE: AA's New Photography Policy? (flights From Hell)

Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:10 pm

Wow ... a pretty decent result in my opinion  Big grin
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