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Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?  
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3870 times:
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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?


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User currently offlineSCEagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

Oh absolutely! On a recent (Jan '06) trans-Atlantic with CO, my child received stick-on pilot's wings!

Oooooooooooh.


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5651 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

CSA does.

http://www.csa.cz/en/czechia/cz_cestujici/cz_paluba/detskyprogram.htm


User currently offlineVAtlantic101 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Virgin Atlantic is very good for kids, you can get "kid packs" which has different things to keep kids occupied...

VA101



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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

I do believe SQ has a FFP for the kids.

Regards



Hmmmmm....
User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

BA certainly have kids packs, Finnair too, and I think BA has their SkyFlyers scheme for kids?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Quoting SCEagle (Reply 1):
Oh absolutely! On a recent (Jan '06) trans-Atlantic with CO, my child received stick-on pilot's wings!

I hated getting those as a kid. I only liked the pin on ones  Silly.



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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

NZ has kids packs on long haul flights as well ..


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3783 times:
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Do any of these programs include the flight logbook I mentioned?


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I only liked the pin on ones

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.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3742 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.



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User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Air Transat does as well:
http://www.airtransat.ca/en/kids_club/
click on "become a member"


User currently offlineSeamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 3689 times:

I used to be a member of CX's kids-club..  Smile

User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 3670 times:

I remember going on VS back in '95 and they had great facilities then, games consoles, cartoons etc
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User currently offlineHAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3638 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...


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7401 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

AF has a full product for its youg travelers, a whole concept, called "Planète Bleue" (Blue planet).

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3722 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

I think US had/still has the "US Airways Kids Club", but I'm not sure if it's something everyone can get in on or if it's just for unaccompanied minors.

Quoting Seamefly (Reply 12):
I used to be a member of CX's kids-club..

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).

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I hated getting those as a kid. I only liked the pin on ones Silly.

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3508 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.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3503 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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User currently offlineShamrock133 From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3448 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.


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User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting DavidT (Reply 5):
BA certainly have kids packs

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!  Smile


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7363 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting DavidT (Reply 5):
I think BA has their SkyFlyers scheme for kids?

Yes. See: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/child/public/en_gb


User currently offlineDeltaMD88 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3391 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  Wink) 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?


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2999 posts, RR: 27
Reply 25, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

Aeroflot has an entirely different FF program for kids. In-flight they also give kits out to their young passengers so that they can amuse themselves throughout teh flight.

Aeroflot777


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