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Blogging and privacy of other passengers
So, I was following another miles & points blogger who shall remain nameless, and noticed on one of their latest posts on Instagram that during their video coming on board the plane, they just point the camera at a woman and film her for 7 seconds receiving the newspaper / drinks. I asked politely on the post what the blogger’s privacy protocol was and if he had asked to film her. The comment was simply deleted (my girlfriend said ‘of course, that’s the internet’ but I was actually a little surprised). This blogger has over 50k followers so many people will see this video.
So, I’m curious both
a) how other passengers feel especially in business / first being the subject of videos I assume the blogger as not asked permission for and ..
b) what Lucky’s stance is? I notice other passengers rarely (if ever) feature in photography on OMAAT therefore I imagine that is deliberate.
Personally, if I travel business or first, I don’t expect to become a part of some blogger’s video whether I realise or not at the time, unless I was explicitly asked before or after filming or doing something absurd that would make the news anyway.
I think Ben has talked a little bit before this in terms of his quest to get on board as quickly as possible so he can get pictures of empty cabins before other passengers arrive. In terms of legal issues I’m not sure what the expectations are. Airplanes are public transportation on a private entity and I’m not sure there is an assurance of privacy in such a setting. You might expect more privacy in a premium seat but I’m not sure that’s legally assured.