From: Peter on
"C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On 2010-05-18 17:38:12 -0700, nospam <nospam(a)nospam.invalid> said:
>
>> In article <4bf32972$0$30201$8f2e0ebb(a)news.shared-secrets.com>, Peter
>> <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
>>
>>> In the mid- 70s cockpit doors were usually shut. The one exception I
>>> remember was flying Concord. I was permitted to stand at the entrance,
>>> with
>>> the door open. I could not take any pictures, not because of
>>> regulations,
>>> but because I had no film in my camera.
>>
>> concorde didn't have a cockpit door. that was one of the reasons for
>> its retirement post-911, where a reinforced cockpit door was mandated.
>> retrofitting it would have cost quite a bit.
>
> More than the value of a Concorde?

I have not done airline accounting so I canot respond to him/her.

>
> <sigh> There was a day when pilots could afford to be friendly to
> passengers.
>


Even in the early 70s they closed the door during the flight. However, every
so often a pilot would say hello to the passengers. At least prior to 9/11.



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Peter

From: Peter on
"Neil Harrington" <never(a)home.com> wrote in message
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>
> "C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote in
> message
> news:2010051819271316807-christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom...
>> On 2010-05-18 17:38:12 -0700, nospam <nospam(a)nospam.invalid> said:
>>
>>> In article <4bf32972$0$30201$8f2e0ebb(a)news.shared-secrets.com>, Peter
>>> <peternew(a)nospamoptonline.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> In the mid- 70s cockpit doors were usually shut. The one exception I
>>>> remember was flying Concord. I was permitted to stand at the entrance,
>>>> with
>>>> the door open. I could not take any pictures, not because of
>>>> regulations,
>>>> but because I had no film in my camera.
>>>
>>> concorde didn't have a cockpit door. that was one of the reasons for
>>> its retirement post-911, where a reinforced cockpit door was mandated.
>>> retrofitting it would have cost quite a bit.
>>
>> More than the value of a Concorde?
>>
>> <sigh> There was a day when pilots could afford to be friendly to
>> passengers.
>>
>> --
>> Waddling Eagle
>> World Famous Flight Instructor
>
> Just curious, C J: Are you really a flight instructor?
>

Does it matter?



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Peter

From: Peter on
"MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote in message
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> nospam wrote:
>
>> In article <b8h4v5lslqnpcd6fvrs1m9vn2u5m8ok288(a)4ax.com>, Bruce
>> <docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > But I don't think the OP is from the USA. I think he wants to
>> > > take pictures on Cathay Pacific flights. I think if I wanted to
>> > > take pictures on a Cathay Pacific flight, I would just take
>> > > pictures until a crew member asked me to stop.
>> >
>> > Only a complete fool would do that.
>>
>> why?
>
> There is no answer to his comment.
>
> I travel a tremendous amount and I have seen many of these so called
> "fools" (tourists) do it, on many different airlines. Nobody has ever
> so much as sighed. Unless you are going to set up tripods and lighting
> rigs, or take many flash pictures over and over, nobody on board will
> give a damn.


Ever travel on MGM Grand Air when it flew? They don't need to tell you
straight out to put the camera away. You just know to do it. On that flight
we expected privacy. I only did it a couple of times, but what a way to fly.
For what it was, it was not expensive. IIRC the fare was lower than first
class on other airlines.



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Peter

From: MC on
Peter wrote:

> "MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote in message
> news:xn0guaopo8act9002(a)news.virginmedia.com...
> > nospam wrote:
> >
> > > In article <b8h4v5lslqnpcd6fvrs1m9vn2u5m8ok288(a)4ax.com>, Bruce
> >><docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> >>> > But I don't think the OP is from the USA. I think he wants to
> >>> > take pictures on Cathay Pacific flights. I think if I wanted to
> >>> > take pictures on a Cathay Pacific flight, I would just take
> >>> > pictures until a crew member asked me to stop.
> > > >
> >>> Only a complete fool would do that.
> > >
> > > why?
> >
> > There is no answer to his comment.
> >
> > I travel a tremendous amount and I have seen many of these so called
> > "fools" (tourists) do it, on many different airlines. Nobody has
> > ever so much as sighed. Unless you are going to set up tripods and
> > lighting rigs, or take many flash pictures over and over, nobody on
> > board will give a damn.
>
>
> Ever travel on MGM Grand Air when it flew? They don't need to tell
> you straight out to put the camera away. You just know to do it. On
> that flight we expected privacy. I only did it a couple of times, but
> what a way to fly. For what it was, it was not expensive. IIRC the
> fare was lower than first class on other airlines.

Can't say I have :o)

However, it would not have been the sort of airline on which you would
find "common" tourists with their little digital cameras (not that
digital was around during the MGM Grand days). I have only seen a
couple of cabin photos of the MGM Grand Air and these were, indeed,
without passengers. :o)

MC
From: Neil Harrington on

"MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote in message
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> nospam wrote:
>
>> In article <b8h4v5lslqnpcd6fvrs1m9vn2u5m8ok288(a)4ax.com>, Bruce
>> <docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > But I don't think the OP is from the USA. I think he wants to
>> > > take pictures on Cathay Pacific flights. I think if I wanted to
>> > > take pictures on a Cathay Pacific flight, I would just take
>> > > pictures until a crew member asked me to stop.
>> >
>> > Only a complete fool would do that.
>>
>> why?
>
> There is no answer to his comment.
>
> I travel a tremendous amount and I have seen many of these so called
> "fools" (tourists) do it, on many different airlines. Nobody has ever
> so much as sighed. Unless you are going to set up tripods and lighting
> rigs, or take many flash pictures over and over, nobody on board will
> give a damn.

That is my experience too. I am not a frequent flyer, but when I do fly I
always take photos from my seat, usually out the window (I always reserve a
window seat) but sometimes of the interior as well, e.g. the cockpit if the
door is open and my seat is close to it -- which is often the case when I'm
on a regional jet. I do this in full view of the flight attendant(s) and no
one has ever objected.