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DL: No More Pillows!  
User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

i dont know if someone already posted this, but i hope im the first one. im watching dateline right now and Brian Williams just said that DL, starting today, is getting rid of pillows on their flights. He also said that AA and NW are thinking of doing the same. i dont know why they are doing that. Maybe to save money??.......

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User currently offlineDeltaamtrak058 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

wow!!!! is it eff. today!!!! that is a shocker....if that is starting today than when will the BOB service stop?  Wow!


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

BOB stops on April 2, 2005.

User currently offlineRydel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

That makes sense to me. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Anyway, PAX in need of a pillow can just bring their own.

User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

Finally a move with some sense. Less mess, less dirty and nasty pillows and I am sure the F/A's are happy, no-one can ask them now "Can I please have a pillow?" Next move is getting rid of the trashy blankets. Less clutter always helps.

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2832 times:



Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Thread starter):
He also said that AA and NW are thinking of doing the same.

I know AA has already had that rule for a while, not sure about NW, though.


User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2816 times:



Quoting LegendDC9 (Reply 4):
Finally a move with some sense. Less mess, less dirty and nasty pillows

True. i never use the pillows anyway. not to mention how dirty they are...who knows where some peoples heads have been. lol.  fever 


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6761 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

I can't recall.. do the pillows have pillowcases? If so, are they changed.. if not, Ewwwww.....  scared 


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Good Riddance filthy little disease bags.....I'll just roll up my jacket like I've been doing thanks

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

What about DL's int'l flights? Will they have pillows on them?

geek


User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2709 times:



Quoting Airgeek12 (Reply 9):
What about DL's int'l flights? Will they have pillows on them?

its on ALL of DL flights. so, yes, im afraid int'l flights will be pillowless too. but thats a good question. i would think on long haul flights in first class, they should have something. maybe washable pillow cases. after all, if pax pay more for a fist class ticket, airlines will treat them better than the cattle in coach.lol.


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
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Actually, it's not on all flights. Read the following excerpt from Delta's news release.



"Beginning in mid-March, Delta no longer will provide pillows on flights within the 48 contiguous states, Bermuda, Canada, and Central American and Caribbean destinations. The change is part an effort to provide more room for carry-on luggage in overhead bins while reducing costs. Blankets will continue to be available."



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

The only use I have for those things are to prop me up when on an international flight to see the movie if I'm in coach. Otherwise, I'd just sit up and grow up Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

I will miss them as a prop between hard armrests and my forearm and elbow to keep them from falling asleep and getting numb...


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User currently offlineNWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

It's a done deal on NWA aircraft since 2/17!

Cheers,
NWADTWFA


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Did AA ever get rid of the pillow service on their a/c?

Regards.


User currently offlineNWAskyteam From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

NW still has them in int'l flights. To answer the question about pillow cases, yes hey do have covers on them that are disposable and are changed nightly at NW. If you are on the first flight in the am your cover will be new, but that pillow inside could have been around awhile. Seeing as they are now only on int'l flights the pillow covers will be new on each flight. Like at Delta the blankets will stay for now.

User currently offlineWingnut135 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Ok, pardon my ignorace, but what is BOB service?  confused 

Wingnut



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

I heard Independence Air will start selling neck pillows and fleece blankets for passengers to keep at 1/2 the price of what they would charge in an airport shop. I think about 10 dollars


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User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Someone at DL must have read Michael Boyd's weekly column on his
aviationplanning.com site a couple of weeks ago when he discussed
about AA's decision to take pillows out and how they should have
taken them out long ago, them being such carriers of filth and disease.
 yuck 



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 7):
I can't recall.. do the pillows have pillowcases?

Of course they have pillowcases, and they are supposed to be changed every single flight.

Quoting Wingnut135 (Reply 17):
Ok, pardon my ignorace, but what is BOB service?

"Beverage on board" I think.

[Edited 2005-03-10 03:45:06]

User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Where did anyone hear about BOB stopping? I have heard nor seen anything on this. Can anyone provide a link or something?


Nevermind, found it!!!!


Thanks,

OttoPylit

[Edited 2005-03-10 03:46:48]

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

I would assume that the pillows will pretty much just stay on the 777 and 767-300 ER fleets.

Anyway, no complaints here...I've only used them twice in the past ten years, so I'm not complaining...plus, it helps frees up some overhead space.

Jeff


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2473 times:

"Beginning in mid-March, Delta no longer will provide pillows on flights within the 48 contiguous states, Bermuda, Canada, and Central American and Caribbean destinations. The change is part an effort to provide more room for carry-on luggage in overhead bins while reducing costs. Blankets will continue to be available."


Hogwash. Do they think we were born yesterday?



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User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2442 times:



Quoting Jhooper (Reply 23):
The change is part an effort to provide more room for carry-on luggage in overhead bins

Actually that part is true. there is nothing more frustrating in flying than boarding a full flight, finally finding a place to store your bag, only to find it is stuffed with 20 pillows that have been shoved in there by all the passengeres that boarded before you. These pillows, could be as many as 150 of them, sure take their share of space in the overheads.


25 NWADC9 : Buy On Board
26 FriendlySkies : Who's next...UA, CO, or NW?
27 ScottB : Jhooper- I gotta agree with LegendDC9 here. One of my little peeves is that the pillows always end up in the bins over the exit row, which I try to re
28 Mrniji : What a dumb, silly comment.. saying 'if you want one bring it of your own' is not a customer-satisfaction approach Soon they will get rid of toilets
29 Greaser : As you can see, a majority dislike the pillows, and everyone knows it will save the carrier money. Though i often place a pillow between by back and
30 Post contains images Mrniji : Could you please prove this statement?? Or is a.net the majority for you? Agreed, but then your careers should not wonder about bancrupcy then and wh
31 Post contains images SongStar : Pillow cases, at best, are changed when a plane remains over nite ( RON ). Why anyone would want to use it to rest their head on is beyond me...and th
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