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Old 03-10-2009, 01:43 PM
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Default Are we allowed to take pictures while landing or taking off?

Hi my dear friends!
I always take pictures while landing or taking off! It's said it's forbidden to keep your laptops, videocameras, cell phones, videogames while landing or taking off, they never say photo cameras. I always keep my camera on my lap, so everyone can see and tell me I'm not supposed to keep that on while those procedures are taking place! This includes all national and international flights! I might ask some hostess next flight, but I have this terrible doubt...
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:16 PM
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as far as i know photo-cameras don't interfere with anything ;o) (like mobile phones would or laptops connecting to the internet)
... and i took pictures while taking off - nobody complained!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:16 PM
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Default Cameras during take off and landing

Hi Neyvan,

The only electric devices that are not allowed during landing and take off are those that emit a signal. Most airlines are even OK with laptops provided they don't have a wireless NIC or at least it has been disabled during the flight. On a recent flight on Easy Jet I'm pretty sure it specifically stated this and that cameras were OK. The British Airways instructions state:

11c) Using electronic devices on board the aircraft

For safety reasons, we may decide not to allow you to use electronic devices when you are on board the aircraft, including:
mobile phones
laptop computers
personal recorders
personal radios
MP3, cassette and CD players
electronic games or
transmitting devices (for example, radio-controlled toys and walkie-talkies).

You must not use these items when we have told you that they are not allowed.

We will allow you to use hearing aids and heart pacemakers.

If in doubt just ask the crew as you get on board if its OK. They probably will say yes.

Cheers!

Bob G.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Are we allowed ...

Thank you for the hints... I feel much calmer now!
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Cameras during take off and landing

Hi Bob!
It's very nice to read that!
I really appreciated your words, very welcome!
Best regards,
Neyvan
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Cameras during take off and landing

I normally have a camera on hand when taking off and landing (sometimes even the big 5D with zoom), and I've never had anyone say anything. Don't think it's an issue.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:17 AM
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Default P6000 and bewarwe what you are seeing!

The Nikon P6000 with the built in GPS? Is that a potential problem?

I once found myself accidentally taking military installations and aircraft over a rather sensitive Middle East country.......whoops!
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:33 AM
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next time you tag sensitive things in the middle east, reduce it to 800pixels and 300kb, and send it in.
you get extra points if there is a big cow in the photo, and even more if you attach a 5000 word essay from wikipaedia
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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Now that is an excellent advice - can I turn my points into further air smiles to do it all over again ....maybe even make a career out of it!? ;-))
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: P6000 and bewarwe what you are seeing!

They are not allowed.

Really they are not dangerous. There is no real problem with them in take off or landing, but in both moments all kind of electronic devices are strictly forbidden.
Why? There are a few reasons, all of them are about the safety of the plane and passengers and please, when flight attendants ask you to switch off it: do it.

In the other way, if you ask to use it, maybe the answer is yes (but that's an exception).


Ooops.. I had forgotten, I work in a Spanish Airline Company
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