Aviation Geek Has A Plane To Himself And Takes The Best Selfie Ever

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A photographer named Timothy LaBranche recently had the inside of an Embraer 190 to himself, so he did what almost any aviation lover would do. He took a photo of himself sitting in the plane. Then he took 99 more — one in every seat.


Unfortunately there aren't a lot of details about how the whole thing went down, but on Tim's Flickr page it says the photo was taken on November 24th of this year, on an Embraer 190 jet. At first, I didn't recognize the interior, but then I saw the "Even More" sign with the row number, so it's definitely a jetBlue plane. "Even More" is what they call their extended legroom product.


I feel like a kid around planes, especially planes that are new to me. If I had any skills at Photoshop, I'd probably do something similar if I had the opportunity. When I have a photo op for myself inside a plane, it's almost always in the left seat on the flight deck. I know it's super nerdy, but at this point, it's more like an "I was here" collection or a checklist. In the past couple of years, I've been in the captain's chairs of the Boeing 737, 747, 787, Airbus A340, A380, a few different business jets, and a 62 year-old Convair 580.

What do you do to record the different types of planes you fly on, or (for the car guys in the audience) the different cars you get the chance to drive? Tell us in the comments below.

Top image posted to Twitter by @UnitedFlyerHD.

Paul Thompson is a aviation journalist with over 13 years of experience working in the airline industry, who maintains the website Flight Club for Jalopnik.com. You can contact Paul to submit story ideas, your own "Plane Porn" photos, and comments regarding this or any other aviation topic via email at Paul@Jalopnik.com

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Back in the day Eastern Airlines ran an hourly shuttle between DC, New York and Boston with guaranteed seating; they'd roll out a second plane if necessary. That happened one day and a business traveller found himself alone with the crew on a DC-9. After takeoff he strolled up to the front of the cabin, picked up the PA mic and said "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen; this is your passenger speaking." True story.