Nwafan20 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 158 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4716 times:
After the very recent fuel crisis, massive losses, and major cut backs in service, which airlines still provide plastic wings for children on their flights? I was pleasently surprised to see them being handed out flying MCO-DTW on NW a couple months ago, since I hadn't seen them for a while. I was just wondering what other airlines are still doing this?
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7443 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
There are a lot of those things still laying around. I can't speak for NW but DL stopped giving them out ages ago but they already had a sh*t ton of them and you would still see them every now and then but they weren't being made anymore.
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4680 times:
I still see some of ours (WN) around from time-to-time. But with sticky backing, not old school pins.
They are one thing I have that I wish I had more of. I relish the ones I have from Hughes Airwest, original Frontier, Wien Air Alaska , and two from Delta.
ElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4523 times:
While cleaning recently I found a set I got from DL back in 96. To be perfectly honest, I think that was the last time I saw anyone giving them out, when I was 7. Maybe I'll get another pair at some point in the future
SQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4470 times:
United on a UA PS flight LAX-JFK in December 2008 an F/A in the rear galley saw a little girl waiting in line for the bathroom...called her over to her and gave her little plastic clip on United wings. I mentioned to her that I didn't know UA still gave that stuff out, and her response was something like "oh we still do, we're still worth something when it comes to customer service, or at least we try with what we have!" Had a laugh and started talking about stuff, flying for EK (interestingly enough she had applied but was rejected) and the industry in general...ended up in the rear galley talking for hours over several vodka sodas, the last one being comped by the crew.
I know CX and TG still do in Asia, but I think SQ stopped a while back.
StarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4422 times:
I know NW gave my grandmother a bagful after she told the FA wbout my mission to collect NW stuff lol. I do believe US has them, but unless the FAs aren't busy, they dont really get handed out unless somebody asks.