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User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7006 times:

with all of the major carriers cutting back on amenities, what airlines offer FREE use of pillows and blankets on flights? I know JetBlue and Southwest do but does anyone else? I am talking domestic operations not international flights. please help

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User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

UA had a few pillows spread through economy.

also, on there are usually pillows stashed in the overhead bins for people to grab.

on AA in F though, there are always blankets and usually pillows.


User currently offlineCrash65 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 74 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

Continental has recently cut back on blankets but they are available on all flights. Pillows are in such abundance that they get in the way of carry on bags.

User currently offlineS5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6935 times:

Delta still offers blankets. We get them on our -170s. We do not, however, get pillows. I think Delta Mainline might still offer them in First Class on some domestic flights, but I'm not positive.

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6906 times:
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SAA, every international flight, every seat has a clean blanket sealed in plastic and a pillow. If you want more, just ask!


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6899 times:

America West has bunches of pillows and blankets. All free....and as long as there are plenty on the plane, you can have as many as you want.

I don't know who'd want to use those filthy airline blankets for ANY airline though.


User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6876 times:

DL has nice big fluffly pillows and large (albeit thin) blankets in Business Elite. But, that would be expected. Although they could get away with tiny thin coachy pillows so I'm glad they still have big ones.


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User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

Anyone know about AirTran?

User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

Quoting PropilotJW (Thread starter):
I know JetBlue and Southwest do but does anyone else?

Yeah Southwest does still have them. But I wouldn't use them unless it was on a morning originating flight. It's not like they're all changed out after every flight throughout the day. Your better off bringing in soft sweatshirt and one of those little horseshoe shaped pillows you can find in the airports these days.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
I don't know who'd want to use those filthy airline blankets for ANY airline though.

Agreed.


User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6784 times:

we still have blankets and pillows in first and coach on alaska

User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 937 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6720 times:
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Quoting S5FA170 (Reply 3):
Delta still offers blankets. We get them on our -170s. We do not, however, get pillows. I think Delta Mainline might still offer them in First Class on some domestic flights, but I'm not positive.

DL mainline domestic has not had pillows for over 6 months... blankets yes.


User currently offlineMidnights From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

Just a word of advice from someone who sees what these aircraft cabins go through over time, IF there are any blankets on the plane, I would strongly recommend folding one up and placing it on your seat to sit on. These seats have drinks spilled on them as well as other "accidents" often enough and the cover might be changed but the cushion is not always. And if the spill or accident is not reported to a F/A then no one sits in that seat the next leg, it may be dry by the time you get to it, but not entirely clean, if you know what I mean.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7165 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

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I think most longhaul overnight flights have pillows and blankets, I've never been on one that didn't


User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 4):
SAA, every international flight, every seat has a clean blanket sealed in plastic and a pillow. If you want more, just ask!



Quoting PropilotJW (Thread starter):
I am talking domestic operations not international flights

need to read a little before posting



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6468 times:

Quoting Midnights (Reply 11):
These seats have drinks spilled on them as well as other "accidents" often enough and the cover might be changed but the cushion is not always.

I'd rather contaminate my ass with the seat itself than with those blankets. Possibility of nasty cushion vs. KNOWN nastiness of blanket, plus with the cushion, you aren't getting the long hairs and dandruff of ten people before you on yourself from that.


User currently offlineMoneypenny From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6429 times:

NW has discontinued pillows and blankets in coach. Just have to remember to steal any you need from first on your way back. Flight attendants don't seem to mind...

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6325 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
America West has bunches of pillows and blankets. All free....and as long as there are plenty on the plane, you can have as many as you want.

I recall America West's blankets having a tag saying something similar to "an alarm will sound if blanket taken off the aircraft"  Smile

Quoting PropilotJW (Reply 7):
Anyone know about AirTran?

I think all you have at AirTran is your pretzel bag to keep yourself warm with.


User currently offlinePAAClipper707 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6174 times:

Alaska Airlines has pillows and blankets free of charge.


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User currently offlineFOMEA From Lebanon, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

MEA Offers Pillows and Blankets on all flights.
(Just recently received a Pillow and A Blanket from MEA). Big grin



Regards
F-OMEA.



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User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

BA:

Worldwide:
A pillow and blanket on each seat in all classes (of course the quality of both items increases in each cabin, all the way to velvet pillows and egyptian cotton duvet covers in First).

Eurofleet:
A pillow and blanket on night flight (mainly Athens, Larnaca) for all passengers.
A small stock of pillows and blankets for Club Europe on all other European flights, crew usually give to EuroTraveller too if requested.

Domestic:
No pillows or blankets available. (Although the odd one may be found in the wardrobes or overhead lockers if the aircraft has come from a European service).

Best,
Alan.


User currently offlineDJ738 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

We don't have either on Virgin/Pacific Blue, and HOW sick do we get of being asked for them!?  Smile

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1599 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

AirTran has a few blankets on all flights; many blankets on west coast services. Pillows are normally found only on charters.

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6008 times:

All youse guys are living in the wrong century.

If you really wanted to travel in first cabin STYLE, the Pullman Company really knew how to treat the paying customers. But that was before you were born.

As a young pup I rode the Silver Meteor to Florida from New York and the Silver Star northbound. They were not Pullmans, but the service was outstanding.


User currently offlineTeixeim From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Just flew Delta round trip RIC-GRU via ATL.

RIC-ATL-RIC: saw no pillows or blankets on the pristine MD-88s flown both ways. Short flights, so I did not look or ask for blankets - pillows were probably not even on the plane!

ATL-GRU-ATL: pillows, blankets and headphones waiting on each seat before the flights (767-300ER).

Regards,
MitchellT
Richmond VA region


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5829 times:

Why would anyone want to use a pillow or blanket obtained on an airliner? They've been drooled on, farted on, sweated on. It could have flu virus, SARS, or other communicable critters in/on them.

I'd rather have a stiff neck and be cold than to use one of those flithy things.

Mark


25 Post contains images Olympic707 : Olympic has a clean, sealed in a plastic bag a pillow and blanket on every seat when boarding on a long haul flight. You could get extra pillow and bl
26 777jaah : Agree 100% AR offers some scattered through coach in their domestic flights. Actually I only did EZE-Bariloche -EZE, but still found them, and it was
27 HA_DC9 : Hawaiian has them on their flights to/from Hawaii and the continental US and South Pacific.
28 Sideflare75 : Midwest still has pillows and blankets also.
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