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User currently offlineNwafan20 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Hey guys,

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?

Long live the Red Tail! | WMU Flight Science major
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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7310 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 4561 times:
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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.

What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2745 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 4561 times:
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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.

[Edited 2009-03-04 11:12:29]

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlinePaaClipper707 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Alaska Airlines still passes wings out, Disneyland coloring books as well.

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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2882 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

A few weeks ago, I got wings on UA893, SFO-ICN  Smile

User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

CO has them on occasion, I've found, but the one's I usually get don't have a pin, rather, a small adhesive strip, which makes the souvenir rather non-resumable.

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User currently offlineElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 4404 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

User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1759 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4351 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.

Keep Discovering
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4303 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.

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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4902 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

NW had them to the death, replacing the compass logo with the new logo and "nwa" spilling over to the right wing.

You can see a pic here:

(And thanks to a $2 off coupon I got, those wings are coming my way  cool  )

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