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Oddest Thing You Have Recived From An Airline?  
User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 609 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6963 times:

Hi,

I am just curious what the most peculiar things is that an airline has sent you. I have recieved clothing mainly tee shirts. Also from British AIrways I recieved a rubics cube that when you solve it it says British Air on each side, also from the I got a CD with the music they play while the plane is boarding, like the jazz music. From Crossair I got chocolate.
I think it is interesting and would like to hear what you have gotten...

Thanks,
AirOne

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User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6790 times:

During my trip to Cuba, we had a computer problem on the A320 so we have to turn around and go back to YYZ. We finally arrived in Varadero 4 hours late.
Few days after I came back home I received a letter form Air canada saying that they are sorry for the U-turn and they will add 2500 points in my Aeroplan account.


User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

ive had nothing !!!!! what, do you just write to them and ask them for stuff??

User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6778 times:

ive had nothing !!!!! what, do you just write to them and ask them for stuff??

Pretty much.



User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6771 times:

well i think thats pretty RUDE begging for stuff haaaaaa

User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

BA-747-

Think of it this way. I ask for magazines. At the end of the month an airline probably has about 100 magazines that have become obsoleet to the new months issue. You can think of it as doing them a favor by taking some off their hands. hahahaha

AirOne


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

I got some strange candy from Crossair, several photocopies of saftey cards from Krasair and a letter from an airline that I forget saying that they cant send me anything.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 6743 times:

LOL. Be polite about it though Big grin

User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6731 times:

Costs more for the airline to send heavy magazines to you via the mail than to throw them away though.  Smile

User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

A whole bunch of Concorde stuff from BA, and a month later the Concorde went down.... freaky.......

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

Oh yeah LH sent me a bunch of 70s black and white photos and ATA sent me a 757 photo with tape already on the back.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineCoolair From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Does anybody know where can I find addresses of airlines so I can ask them too?

User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6714 times:

My geography teacher told our class that NG (LaudaAir) were handing out cond**s on flights to Bangkok and Phuket. I wonder how he happens to know that... Big grin




User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 609 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6740 times:

Coolair-

Simply go to an airlines website and look for a Contact Us button or something simalar to that. Pretty much every airline website has their address.

This site lists a bunch of airline websites if you want to check it out....

http://home.soneraplaza.nl/mw/prive/mdn/airlines.html

By the way,

KLMfan-

interesting story, I have never heard one like that before..

AirOne


User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

ANDDDDDDDDD

User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

Yes, Lauda has condoms as part of the Amadeus Class amenity kits.

User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

I received a book from a Brazilian airline about their history. On the cover it says that it is worth 30 US$. This airline also send me postcards, calenders, a domino game....

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8911 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6667 times:

TransBrasil sent me the book too, which was very generous of them. It is on my bookshelf in my room with my other aviation books.
I have received chocolate (Crossair, and it was good chocolate), keychains, rulers, magnets (I have my WN ones on the fridge), etc.

Jeff


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

-Blink In-

Nothing because I sue all the airlines I have been on for stress because of my fear of flying.


(this is a joke btw...)

174thfwf

-Blink Out-


User currently offlineKlmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6649 times:


If I want some stuff from an airline, how should I put it? What should I ask for (I don't want magazines) ?


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6644 times:

Just say that your a collector and tell them your name and age and that you like safety cards etc. But you have to be really nice and say please and thankyou  Smile



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6646 times:

You can get things from airlines many different ways. Most are not as forthcoming with a large amount of items anymore. I did most of my writing to airlines (only write to an airline ONCE because if they are like most companies, they keep track of who sends in letters/requests and the dates... so if you send multiple requests, they'll know it) several years ago. I received lots of items from airlines many of you say no longer send out items. United Airlines, for example, sent me a box with amenity kits, a Schabak model, safety cards, inflight magazine, postcards, catalog of United items, pen/pencil set, stationary, etc. Reeve Aleutian Airlines sent me a large envelope with all of their safety cards plus a book on their history and several brochures/booklets. I even received a good sized package from Uzbekistan Airways. I think that due to the ideas people receive from sites like this, airlines are taking in a much larger volume of requests and simply can't fill them all on a cost basis. It does cost money to mail heavy packages or boxes to collectors. It does cost money to give away safety cards, models, t-shirts, books, etc. It may not be very much on just one item, but say every person on airliners.net writes to the same airline requesting free things. The cost does add up and is significant. Some airlines refer safety card collectors straight to the printing companies now.

I had some success faxing to a few airlines. Not many collectors try that method and often the fax number reaches a different department than snail mail letters. E-mail seems to be the least effective method. On many airline websites, the e-mail address simply goes to the website manager or programmer who wouldn't be able to fill any requests for memorabilia even if they knew what you were requesting.

Customer service agents at ticket counters/offices and gates sometimes will get items for collectors but that is becoming rare. The last couple of times I have asked flight attendants on board my flight for a safety card, I have told "Here is one, but you did not get this from me" and was also reminded to never just take one off of an airplane as they are required safety equipment. As my flight textbooks say, they are required under airline operations to be available for every passenger. It is a crime to remove them from an aircraft without permission. Airlines in the past have been heavily fined when an FAA inspector finds seats mid-flight without safety information cards.




Jason Seiple
JAX
jasonseiple@hotmail.com


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

I was flying HNL-IAH on a CO DC-10-30. It was the pilots last flight and I was sitting in BusinessFirst, I received a framed photo and autograph from the pilot. Regards:

380


User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

In February 1981 I called the 800 number for Sunbird Airlines in Charlotte, NC and requested a timetable to be mailed to me. Not only did I get a timetable but an invitation to a party in Columbia, SC where they would announce new service to Columbia. I was 14 at the time.

User currently offlineUsair737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

one airline sent me the floating part of the seat!!!! weird....

25 Post contains images Klmfan : Sushka, of course I will say "please" and "thank you". Thanks for your advice, I will try. Jason, Thank you for your advice, I will try to get some th
26 Post contains images Elal106 : hahah now thats funny usair!!! cool!! next time try and ask for a gorgeous Flight attendant! cheers fly LY777s! elal106
27 Danialanwar : Must have been my special meal on Singapore Airlines on a flight from Zurich - Singapore. Breakfast was basically the same as the appetizier I got for
28 L-188 : My first W-2 from Reeve Aleutian..... Since I was hired in December I didn't receive a check during that tax year but since I was on the books before
29 EK777-31H : I got a exercise thing from Emirates and bags.
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