British Airways bans flight attendants from posting work photos on social media

British Airways banned flight attendants from posting work photos on social media

Heathrow-based airline, banned employees from creating media content by posting even the most innocent photos taken during work, that is, when they are “professionally busy.”

Fearing that they could face serious disciplinary action up to and including termination, many employees took to social media the day before and announced that they would no longer post illustrations of their workdays.

It is believed that the new rules were introduced after surge of activity of pilots and flight attendants in social networks, which carried the risk of leakage of confidential data.

Some of the most popular types of photos that could break the new rules include pilots at the controls, flight attendants taking pictures of themselves and their colleagues anywhere on the plane, and any celebrity photos taken by passengers when the former did not give written consent to the publication of materials.  

British Airways banned flight attendants from posting work photos on social media

So, now it is expressly forbidden to publish photos and videos taken in “secret” crew rest compartments, as well as during meals, during embarkation and disembarkation.

The iconic shots of flight attendants in short skirts sitting inside an aircraft engine are also on the list of prohibited ones.

A spokesman for British Airways denied reports that guidelines forbid employees from posting their photos on social media. On the contrary, the new rules bring order. “We have not banned any colleague from posting on social networks — in fact, quite the contrary, », — the airline said in a statement. “We have given our employees clarity about what is appropriate and when. For example, when our colleagues fly an aircraft, they are responsible for the safety of everyone on board. It's only reasonable to ask them to wait until the break to take photos.

Meanwhile, the competitors are not yet raging against their employees. They have been publishing similar content for years without any negative consequences, and they continue to do so.

One of the main exceptions to this rule is Qatar Airways, which, by the way, owns a stake in the parent company British Airways. “Qatari” effectively banned flight attendants from posting photos of themselves in uniform while working for an airline.

Sure, flight attendants still take photos of themselves in uniform and on board aircraft, but they have to wait until they quit their job before they will be able to post these photos on social networks. TURIZM.RU

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