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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5236 times:

Where in the world do you get those things!?!??!?!!??!?!?? Now, obviously you can just go on eBay and there you go, but I want to get it from the AIRLINE. Where do you get them?


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5199 times:

Don't they sell them onboard the aircraft?

I got a Flying Colours one, but a pilot brought that into school as part of a recruitment drive years ago.

I know the charter airlines over here sell them onboard as part of the inflight shop but I'm not sure what the scheduled carriers do over in the US.

Perhaps you could contact the airline and ask if they have any promotional material etc... most are usually more than happy to send you some.

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5185 times:

I get loads of Postcards, Just write to some airlines, asking if they sell any and When i have done so, i have recieved some, an airline based in my home Airport, European, Have sent me loads of Postcards.

Here are the Airlines that i can remember that have given them to me in 2004.

FRONTIER
British Airways
European Aviation Aircharter (Loads, as written to them quite a lot)
Flybe
Lufthansa (18 postcards)
Cyprus & EuroCypria
Turkish
Virgin Atlantic


They are just the airlines that have given me postcards in 2004, many more airlines have given them to me a few years ago, Like British Midland (o/c) and Monarch (o/c) are just some of those airlines.

You can also get postcards in little Shops inside airport over here in the UK.

Hope i have helped you.

European
Jimmi


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5132 times:


Another good place to find them (and where I get most of mine) are at airline memorabilia shows.



User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

Where do I contact the airline and ask them? And is it free?


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

I would assume you would just go to the airline website and email customer service, if there nice they should send it to you for free...

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Oh, Secretary! I have a job for you! Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

Or you can go here:

http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQgotopageZ1QQsassZrussianQ2daviationQQsorecordsperpageZ200QQsosortorderZ1QQsosortpropertyZ1

Selling over 1,000 for low prices -- NT$34 = US$1

BTW -- these days the airlines are getting stingy. US airlines don't help anyone. Middle Eastern and Asian airlines to some extent will help. European airlines are the best bet. Africa, Australia, South America, Caribbea, Central America and Russia -- basically don't even bother writing to them.


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1632 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

If you're looking for vintage airline postcards, here's a site just full of them:

America's Postcard Post (run by a Larry Myers):
http://www.postcardpost.com

I've done lots of business with Larry Myers at this website for years, and the site lists all eras of airline postcards--from the old propliners to today's jumbo jets. Also, there are lots of airport postcards--chances are your hometown airport has some listed there, too!

I have a sizable stack of 747 postcards from the PostcardPost website, and recently, Larry Myers helped me find an old FWA (Fort Wayne--Baer Field Municipal Airport) postcard!

Larry Myers and his PostcardPost website--I would HIGHLY recommend for vintage airline/airport postcards!

I hope this is of help!

SmithAir747



I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

NWADC9,
Did you ever get them?


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

My secretary (FutureUAPilot) was supposed to do it for me Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4976 times:

What airlines are did you get them from?

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

He didn't do anything, so I'm gonna find some NWA ones on eBay...


I'm tryin' to get FutureUAPilot to get me some HP ones, but he's busy Big grin



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

I'm sorry i'm taking so long... but you have to pay me BEFORE i will start work!  Big grin From previous experience, emailing the airlines for memorabelia will only work with HP.

-Sam




The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

Do I have to pay the airline for the postcards and other memorabilia?


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

Hey, LH just told me no...

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

FREEBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin

Now all I need is to know who I email, and I'm good to go Big grin



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4881 times:

Don't just send a mail simply asking for freebies, or you'll never hear from them again! You'll have to work at it.

Try and cook up a nice little letter laced with a good bit of flattery. Search for any recent positive news/developments at that airline and use it as a talking point. If you can recount any personal memories with them or an "unforgettable" flight with them, it's probably even better. After all that sweet-talking, then it's time to mention any memorabilia (e.g. postcards) which they might have.

A few years ago, some of my friends sent out dozens of such letters to every major airline around the world they can think of. Mind you, real letters, not just e-mails (some $$ expense required, but they probably came across as a bit more sincere, especially in this day and age when few people write anymore). Naturally, a fair bit of customization of the letters were required for different airlines, so you can imagine the work required.

The results aren't too shabby either. Although many didn't respond or just sent back standard form-letters, a good number of them did send back at least something (postcards, sticker, buttons, etc). I recall the most generous of them all was the old Swissair, with one of my friend receiving a package with postcards, poster, Swiss chocolates, and even a small Swissair backpack!!!

Not sure how many airlines still print their own postcards nowadays or are still well-off enough to send such goodies, but it's worth the try. You never know what you might find in your mailbox one of these afternoons you got home from school!!

'949


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

I bidded on a Hawaiian Airlines 767-300ER postcard on eBay, and won! Now I'm gonna bid on an Ozark DC-9, and so I have at least SOMETHING Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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