Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8496 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4306 times:
When I was younger I was a member of the Junior Jet Club. I had a logbook that you gave to the captain on each flight and he would log the flight distance, aircraft reg, his name etc. I can recall having a similar logbook from British Caledonian. Do any airlines still have such things or have they also been consigned to the past along with gorgeous flight attendants, free drinks and good manners?
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4178 times:
Quoting SATX (Reply 9): That's the only kind they had when I was a kid. Still overrated IMO. I never understood why everyone was so excited about them.
I think it was having the Captain pin them on in the cockpit and getting to see the cockpit(often during flight) that made it so special. It's a shame it's gone, my 9 y.o. son got to do this once, I'm afraid my younger daughter won't have the chance.
HAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4074 times:
I flew QF to Australia when I was a kid and on each of their longhaul flights, I got a nice rucksack full of toys and kids magazines. Since I flew LHR-BKK-SYD and then Darwin-SIN-LHR, I ended up with 4 bags and I liked it.
I also had a LH logbook back then and as a member of the kids club I received birthday gifts every year + quarterly magazines. Those were the days...
My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida when I was 2. I can't remember what all came with it, but I do remember getting a "membership certificate", a magazine every couple of months with aviation-related stuff in it aimed for kids & other things included. I also remember getting a set of "baseball cards" in one issue with details about a different Delta plane type on each one. It even had the A310, IIRC. I found a couple copies of the magazine a while back & I remember seeing something in one about how they had movies on the L-1011 & 767 flights only (at that point).
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2156 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3944 times:
Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 16): My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida when I was 2.
I was a Delta Fantastic Flyer too! I remember getting a certificate, wings, and a magazine four times a year. The magazine had the Fantastic Flyer mascot, Dusty (the Delta "Air Lion") and usually a lot of interesting stories about places where Delta flew. I remember when Delta acquired Pan Am's transatlantic routes there was a big article about all the new destinations (a lot of which have now been dropped.)
Another time, the Fantastic Flyers were all sent a fold out Delta route map with one city located in the wrong place. If you correctly identified it, you were eligible for a drawing to win a free trip to Walt Disney World. I didn't win, but I still remember the mislabeled city was Dublin, Ireland - they put it on the Isle of Man.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3939 times:
I was on a flight to NRT last year and there was a mother on the flight with 3 kids up in Biz class with us. (all well behaved) They were on the way to meet their dad/husband in Bangkok and the kids all had coloring books and other trinkets from Thai Air who they would be transferring to in Tokyo. Looks like they sent stuff to them before they even took off from the States.
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Shamrock133 From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
I know Aer Lingus had the kids logbook, I don't know if they still do. I remember when I was young getting the logbook and having the captain sign it after a short visit to the cockpit. This was back when Aer Lingus still had the 747's.
BA has a simply fantastic program for kids. My three kids received a bag heaped with all kinds of games last time we traveled with them. They received all kinds of individualized attention too. My daughter happened to turn 9 years old that day, and somehow the crew had picked on that from our conversation. They managed to have a card signed by the entire crew just for her, and a BA teddy-bear to go along with it. Clearly outside the scope of duty. I will never forget how well we were taken care of on that flight.
To top it off - the Captain congratulated by daughter personnally over the PA system as we were parking the gate at LHR.
Priceless memory that we still talk about today. Talk about feeling special!
DeltaMD88 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3827 times:
Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 16): My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida
I was also a DL Fantastic Flyer (now a DL FF ) my aunt or grandmother registered me on a trip from LHR to (eventually) MCO in 86. I remember the magazine, wings, a trip to the cockpit and these little plastic models of the plane I was on, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. BTW, I fly DL all the time and dont see anything about this program anymore, does anyone know when it was discontinued?