By now you’ve probably read about the travel blogger who was thrown off a United Airlines flight from Newark to Istanbul for taking a picture of his seat when he boarded the plane. Quotes by fellow passengers back him up, so it appears the flight attendant involved was off her rocker.
But I’m still not clear… Is it legal to take photos on a plane? I know you aren’t supposed to use anything electronic during takeoff and landing but how about the other times?
I’ve literally taken thousands of photos on airplanes and have only been told to stop twice. Once was during decent on a Horizon Air flight from Los Angeles to San Jose and the other was by some crazed TAP flight attendant before the cabin door was even shut on a New York to Porto flight.
Somebody, please help me out. Is it legal or not and have you ever been told to stop taking photos?