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User currently offlineAlitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Hello,
Tomorrow I'm flying on USAirways. I was wondering if they still give out decks of cards? What airlines do still practice this method (if you want to call it a method)? Thanks in advance, and happy New Year!!


Alitalia777

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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1565 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

They hardly give you food anymore and you want cards. Good Luck.


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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Alitalia777:

Tomorrow I'm flying on USAirways. I was wondering if they still give out decks of cards? What airlines do still practice this method (if you want to call it a method)? Thanks in advance, and happy New Year!!

I can tell you for a fact that US Airways does not hand out playing cards. US has not had playing cards for about ten or so years now. As far as I know, no U.S. registered airline still stocks playing cards.

I do not know if any airlines from other countries still have them on board. I'm sure someone else will be able to advise on that question.



User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

On a DL flight from ATL to YYZ, they had cards and freely handed them out. Kind of surprised me, but maybe cause it was semi-international?


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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Graham697:

On a DL flight from ATL to YYZ, they had cards and freely handed them out.

Good Golly!! That's the first time I've heard in years about a U.S. carrier having playing cards. Maybe things are looking up a wee bit.


User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

My local stores has them still. Only us ramprats use them now. We got to do something in our down time. LOL

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

On my last ATA charter Dec 02 they had decks in every other seat on the L-1011 ;postcards also. The decks had little ATA logos on them.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-It's bigger than France


User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Lt-AWACS:

On my last ATA charter Dec 02 they had decks in every other seat on the L-1011 ;postcards also. The decks had little ATA logos on them.

Might be something that was ordered for the charter. That sometimes happens. It's nice when it does.  Smile


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Maybe, but we were going to Saudi Arabia, not Hawaii. Though you never know, they could have been left over. We would clean out the planes on the ramp in Saudi , and I did not always see the cards. We did have them on both my flights though. I remeber the British Cal packs and Pan Am packs from the late 70s and early 80s. I still have a BCal pack  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Freebies...the good ol' days  Wink/being sarcastic

I guess I should have saved a clean pack and Ebay'd it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate

[Edited 2004-01-01 00:56:24]

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
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Song Airlines sells cards onboard for either $2 or $3, I forget

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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Lt-AWACS:

Maybe, but we were going to Saudi Arabia, not Hawaii. Though you never know, they could have been left over.

That's very true. If an airline finds a case or a box of something left over from days past, it often winds up on a flight somewhere. I can easily see a bunch of cards that were in a warehouse after such time as the airline decided to stop putting cards on its scheduled flights being found and someone deciding to just put it on that charter to Saudi Arabia. The every other seat distribution makes it kind of sound like that.


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I know the airlines had all but stopped carrying Playing Cards, but wern't they charging for them-something like $2.00 for a deck? I was on a flight a few years ago and remember someone asking for them and hearing there was a charge- gosh, I have been away for a while......  Smile


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User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

AA does not have them on domestic flights, I THINK, am not sure they may have them on long haul international...

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

The flight attendant on a Southwest flight gave my daughter a deck of Southwest playing cards, plus a really cool "Rubiks cube" type of puzzle.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Last time i seen cards from n airline was on Canadi>n Airlines International. And even then it was because we were about the last ones off the plane so we stopped and asked one of the F/As...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineAATripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Southwest still has playing cards. I am an intern for their marketing dept and have all sorts of promotional items. Even a pair of Southwest flip-flops!

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I asked for cards on a Delta flight two weeks ago and of course, no joy.

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