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British Airways Cabin Crew and Pilots Banned From Posting Photos of Themselves

Old 3rd Feb 2023, 06:24
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Well there’s no shortage of Pilots I see posting on all forms of social media with the obligatory Raybans always at hand in some nauseating and cringy pose. I’m not surprised this policy has been introduced.

I don’t wish to generalise, but it seems to be the younger generation that’s most guilty.
FWIW not that long ago (well, maybe half a decade) BA were quite keen on cultivating a small, officially approved cadre of influencers who were even exempted from some of the restrictions on taking images that were suddenly imposed on the rank and file...that group contained one or two quite senior Rayban users who weren't exactly fresh out of the box.


I wonder if that group still exists or if they've been clobbered by these rules?


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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 07:02
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"tell me you're old, without telling me you're old".
Yeah, all the young people are posting on insta, snap, tiktok, aso constantly. You know who else is on their phones constantly? Everyone else.
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 08:38
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Here's a thought for the rayban bashers - you did things when you first joined that the senior lot of the day despised. I'm quite sure of it.

(I'm not on social media, i despise it, and I agree people are too obsessed with it, but I do think a little perspective is required rather than assuming it's always just the younger generation at fault)
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Explorer View Post
I donít wish to generalise, but it seems to be the younger generation thatís most guilty.
Imagine if the older generation had similar means of self-affirmation available. And then (well, before) was the misoriented 767 CP...
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 17:29
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Originally Posted by Busdriver01 View Post
Here's a thought for the rayban bashers - you did things when you first joined that the senior lot of the day despised. I'm quite sure of it.

(I'm not on social media, i despise it, and I agree people are too obsessed with it, but I do think a little perspective is required rather than assuming it's always just the younger generation at fault)
Yeah, but they were miserable old coffin dodgers full of sh*t, whereas now I have many pearls of wisdom to share with those under-appreciative whippersnappers..
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Old 3rd Feb 2023, 17:33
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Talking

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Yeah, but they were miserable old coffin dodgers full of sh*t, whereas now I have many pearls of wisdom to share with those under-appreciative whippersnappers..
🤣🤣 Ah of course..!
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 08:49
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I still have my BA issued Raybans from 1987 in mint condition
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 10:56
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Its not only BA that has this policy. Another UK airline in Yorkshire has something very similar. All about protecting the brand.
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 14:03
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One of the main reasons young people want to be airline pilots is to post stuff on social media.
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 15:22
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If itís to stop all those ĎInsta-moronsíÖgo for it! 👍🏽
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 22:07
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At BA we have a room full of 'SM executives' on one side and some highly paid PR gurus on the other. Their role is to jump on potentially embarrasing stories that emerge on the two different media. Taking control of the PR narrative at the earliest stage is key to limiting brand damage that arises out of yet another company self-inflicted ****up.

If you have your own employees lifting the wraps on what may be the real world embarrasing truth, those attempting to control the narrative become redundant.

There becomes no point in retaining those highly paid SM & PR gurus!
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Old 5th Feb 2023, 09:33
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Yes but whatabout photos of pilots dressed as Hosties and hosties dressed as pilots, in the hotel pool. Happened all the time in my piloting career.
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Old 5th Feb 2023, 16:29
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Originally Posted by kikatinalong View Post
Its not only BA that has this policy. Another UK airline in Yorkshire has something very similar. All about protecting the brand.
Yorkshire Airlines? Thanks for bringing this pre-IG classic up👍🏻

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