Garri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3435 times:
no clue, i have one pack of piedmont cards, and 4 packs of pan am, pan am are slightly used, and piedmont unused in original box, unopened. Wont sell unless someone tells me theyd offer a hellofalot on ebay
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 2040 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3418 times:
QF - Qantas papers, one pack of cards and pens
CX - Stationary, few postcards and one pack of cards
KA - Postcards
WN - Postcards
UA - Ted Postcards (hehe) if you buy UAL box meals
AS - Ask pilot to give ya an AS postcard or kid packs
Boeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
Quoting Garri767 (Reply 2): no clue, i have one pack of piedmont cards, and 4 packs of pan am, pan am are slightly used, and piedmont unused in original box, unopened. Wont sell unless someone tells me theyd offer a hellofalot on ebay
Actually, just picked up 2 packs of Pan-Am unopened, One pack of eastern, one pack of National and one from TWA for a combined total of $11.00, so good luck...
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3380 times:
UA was still giving out stationery in coach (at least on flights to Hawai'i) in the early 80's. I wrote all my thank you notes for one Christmas on it and wrote "Onboard United flight 181" at the top to be cheeky. It was nice, substantial paper, too, with envelopes.
Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3357 times:
A family friend brought me some United stationary from when he flew somewhere in Asia in the late 90s. I think they still gave it out to first class passengers. The last airline playing cards I have are from Southwest, from around 1999-2000 or so.
On a sidenote, I actually paid $20 for a pack of unopened Continental cards from the late 70's or early 80's. Rip off? Maybe. But at least they're mine now!
(To those in the LA area, if you ever go to Laguna Beach I highly reccomend a stop at a store called Aviation Arts...it's mostly military aviation stuff, but at any given time they usually have a bunch of random airline models and artifacts such as cards, magazine advertisements, timetables, swizzlesticks, etc.)
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3254 times:
I liked the Braniff playing cards. Each card had a picture, along with an English phrase that went with the picture and the Spanish and Portuguese translations.
My father used to complain that on Hughes Air West, the F/As used to pick up the playing cards before landing. As he said, "No wonder Howard Hughes is so rich. The cheapskate won't let anyone take a deck of cards."
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2434 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
Got QF playing cards, pens, postcards etc. etc. because the F/A in my section of the aircraft was a spotter too and was so excited when I told him I lived in Shannon (at the time) and wanted to know about the An-124s there .
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
Nikeshashar From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3102 times:
Ive got some old cards lying round still in their wrappers. 3 sets of BA ones with decent pics on them, and about 4 different EK ones all with different designs. They only stopped doing them recently cos I remember getting them in 96 on LHR - DXB flight with them.
But like everyone else, they will never leave my possession...they are too damn rare now to sell...