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User currently offlineEhgearbox From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

When I was younger, I remember that various airlines would hand out free decks of playing card with their logo on it. Does anyone know if any airlines still hand out free playing cards?

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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Hawaiian Airlines has 24 Decks of cards to give out on every Trans Pacific and South Pacific flight but most people don't think airlines give out cards anymore so nobody ever asks us for cards. Just ask your flight attendant, and you shall receive.

Aloha,
HALFA



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User currently offlineLoggy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

I got some a couple of years back while boarding after lengthy delays from Srilankan at Bandaranaike as compensation, I think you could have a gift box of tea or some cards  Smile. Usually you can buy them at the gift shops .

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

I have a deck of AA cards I got about 5 years ago or so....


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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

I picked up a deck of DL cards just this year, nice surprise.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4891 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

TG, SQ, MH do still as far as I know. BR and EK in J. BA, LH, AF, RA used to, not sure if they still do. Other than that I'm not sure. Being the compulsive gambler that I am I always have a deck of Bicycles on me anyway.

YOWza



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User currently offlineEwr767 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

We at CO gave them out for free on international flights until earlier this year. Cost Cutting. They had to go.

User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

ATA has them on some flights

User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

KLM has given me playing cards. I flew in Y class and they dished out 3-4 packs to me... although I forgot to ask for some last august. oh well... maybe next time.

Leo



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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

I have a deck of AF cards. I got them CVG-CDG in '01. They're a good, quality deck of cards, too.

-Meister



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1985 times:

American used to give out comp playing cards some time ago. Don't know whether they still do or not. I have about a dozen just from AA alone. If you're into collecting any airline's playing cards, check out E-bay. I can guarantee you that they list hundreds of them for sale on any given day.
Regards.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 10):

IIRC, they came in red and blue with either silver or gold trim, and they featured a DC3 on the reverse. Or was it another plane?



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User currently offlineAsianFA From Malaysia, joined Jul 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

My airline gives out lots of playing cards.We always have them on all flights.The theme is regularly changed every few months.They have just introduced a new one with First to Fly A380.3 guesses wat airline i work for.  Smile

User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

QF gives out cards. Just got the Vegemite ones. Yes I know that technically they are the kids ones, but the 2 yr old wanted me to have them!!!

The have normal blue ones too.

SAS give out cards, and postcards too in J.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

American had playing cards that featured the DeHaviland DH-4, the Ford Tri-Motor & the Douglas DC-3, along with the various AA eagle logos over the years. I have one deck of cards whose box is like felt-lined on the outside.
It's interesting to watch (for yours truly anyway) how American's playing cards have changed over the years. The older decks are of better quality card stock while the newer ones are rather filmsy. Regards.



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Do the airlines that don't hand them out anymore (like CO) still have them onboard for sale? Or are they gone alltogether?


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User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I got UA playing cards once.

-IR


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

I wonder how many decks Qauntas will need to carry on the 777 ULR flights from London to Sydney...(asuming they order the plane) ???????


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

AF still does. In all the classes. Just ask the F/A.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2007 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
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Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 17):
Qauntas

Ooooh Major faux pas! It is QANTAS, an acronym. Therefore, no U.

I have decks from quite a few airlines that are no longer with us. I have old sets from AA, UA, DL, US, HP, KL, AF, MH, and SW. I also have from airlines no longer with us: PA, EA, WA and PI

[Edited 2005-10-05 20:55:50]


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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I have got cards on the following airlines over the past year.

SQ (various cities themes), MH, TG, JL, NH, AI, PR, Cebu Pacific, and OZ. Guess all Asian airlines.

-A.



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