British Airways says 4,000 pilots will have the ‘View From The Flight Deck’ app loaded onto their iPads from the start of August to take photos of customers visiting the cockpit before take-off or after landing. This is one thing we just get a quick glance of when we board and disembark our flights and it is a nice treat to sit inside the cockpit and have your photo taken..
This is a great idea and fans who are into travel and all things Aircraft which is something I take interest in myself. This would be neat if it caught on with other airlines and most likely will do so later on at some stage
The app automatically sends this special photo, which includes a graphic showing facts from their flight, to customers so they have an instant, unique memento of their trip.
— British Airways (@British_Airways) July 26, 2016
The information on the photo includes the Captain’s name, route travelled and distance flown, as well as the aircraft type and registration. There is also an image of the aircraft to help budding young future pilots to recognise individual plane types the next time they fly.
Describing the new British Airways app, Denise Van Outen, said: “I love travelling with my family and want to remember all those precious moments with Betsy as she grows up.
“I think this a great new way to create another fun holiday memory, and it’s a bit different to the photos you’d normally bring back from a trip.
“As souvenirs go it beats a fridge magnet by a mile!”
British Airways’ head of flight operations, Captain Charlie Maunder, said: “As pilots we love flying and naturally want to share that with everyone, so we all enjoy welcoming customers up to the cockpit whenever possible.
“We’re always looking for new ways to make sure everyone has a memorable flight every time they fly and our new souvenir photo flight app is a great way to help us do just that.”