AirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 607 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5410 times:
Suprisingly the best airline with responce is COntinental. They sent me all their cards and keep my adress and send me more when they get new planes.
Also Sun Country, Skywest, Southwest, Royal Airlines, Air Ontario, Air Midwest, AMerica West, Atlantic SOutheast AIrlines, Bahamas Air, Champion Air, Miami Air, Fronteir AIrlines, Jetblue and North AMerican all sent me cards after I sent them a letter.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5276 times:
Those models are quite expensive for them to buy. Most likely there are very strict guidelines as to to who and on what occasion they may be handed out.
Safety cards are cheap, especially as they are replaced quite often (and there are thus usually old ones waiting destruction, and loads of spares)
Delta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 455 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5266 times:
When I wrote to Aer Lingus, they sent me a pen, a postcard book and a Herpa Wings A321 model. This was suprisingly the day after I recieved an Aer Lingus Herpa A330 from the Airplane Shop. (I bought that one)
Interflug A310 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5243 times:
I asked nearly 50 airlines in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. And 10 sended me some (Aer Lingus, Tyrolean, Virgin Express and others). I live in Germany and don't think that American airlines send me cards.
But I try to ask these airlines, which AirOne said.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5218 times:
Just write to them, that you are about to fly on on of their flights, and that you would like to study the safety instructions in advance
No, seriously, just tell them that you are, like all of us, an aviation enthousisast and that you are collecting safety cards and other things of the major airlines. You are seeking to enlarge your collection (is that correct sentence??), and that you would like to know if there is any change that they might send you some of their stuff!
AirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 607 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5221 times:
About writing letters:
You should really think about what you write. It has to be nice because this letter should encourage you to go the extra step to send you things when you will probably never even fly the airline. So make is nice and make your points on what you want clear.
I have found in sending letters out in the past five years that an actual letter instead of an email works a lot better. I mean A LOT better. I don't know why but when I send emails I get very few but when I send letters I get reponces from almost all of them.
Don't be discouraged. I had to send five letters to Royal Airlines to get safety cards. I waited a few months and nothing so I tried another letter.
Also I have recieved two models from airlines. One, I recived a plastic B737-300 w/stand from Maresk Air. and A herpa B747-400 w/stand from Virgin Atlantic. I looked in the Herpa catologue and this model cost 41 dollars. I don't know why they were sending those out, I didn't even ask for them. Also another type of model are the styrofolm (sp?) ones that are great to hand from your ceiling. I have recieved these models from Sun Country Airlines and Mexicana.
AirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 607 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5192 times:
Yes they do!!! I once sent a letter to Miat Mongolian to Mongolia and got a responce from them with bunches of postcards. Just give it time becasue it may take up to three to four months before getting anything back...
From the US the best responding continent is Europe then the Middle East and Asia then Africa and finally the worst is South AMerica and Central AMerica..
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 25, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5180 times:
I emailed just about every airline I've ever heard of and asked them to send me free stuff in the mail (I didnt say it like that though, I was much more polite, and I might have even stretched the truth just a little bit ).
Northwest told me that they were going to send me some things in the mail, and I could expect them within 7-10 days. They also said that they were unable to provide safety cards however
Jet Blue said that they had some stuff in the office and they would be happy to send it to me.
I hope to get a response from all the other airlines. But if I don't, I might use regular letters instead of email.