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Wings They Used To Give Kids, Do They Still?  
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6177 posts, RR: 29
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10379 times:
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When I was between the ages 4-10 (1980-1986) I remember airlines giving me these little plastic wings. I recall you had to ask for them. Does any airline still give these out to kids or is that one of the many things that has gone away due to cost cutting. I had, and still have: Ozark, TWA, Continental, Delta, Republic, American, Eastern, Northwest, United, Frontier (the old one), Aspen, and Piedmont. I remember trading kids in the neighborhood for a USAir and PanAm. Those little wings were always so cool. I have not asked for any since I was ten and I have not seen any kids ask either. TWA and Frontier were my favorites. Eastern and United were my least favorites because they were stick-on and they always fell off when you stuck them to your shirt.

Was this something that only US airlines did or did others do it too?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31436 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10376 times:
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UA still hands out plastic ones with the double-sided tape backing.

User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10375 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
UA still hands out plastic ones with the double-sided tape backing.

B6 does the same, just say's Junior Crew under the JetBlue.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10363 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
UA still hands out plastic ones with the double-sided tape backing.

Ditto with CO



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User currently offlinePhilly From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10306 times:

NW still does not pin-backed ones. The double-sided tape variety.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10257 times:

AirTran still has them. Pretty high quality ones too, they actually have a real pin on the back, not like those cheap ones with the glue strip on the back.

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10215 times:

US does give them out still, I have one stuck on my refrigerator

User currently offlineLredlefsen From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10209 times:

What about those little log books? I think mine was from Pan Am.

IIRC, it listed date, flight number, departure and arrival airports, distance/duration, and captain's name. I was really proud of mine, having filled a couple of pages by the time I was 10 or so...


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10193 times:

Quoting Philly (Reply 4):
NW still does not pin-backed ones.

They used to, I think I had two pairs...they were easily my favorite.

In addition to those, I had sets from AA, AS, and UA and I'm reasonably sure WN as well. I didn't do much flying in my youth, so I got all those from check-in/boarding desks at SEA back in the good old days when you could go past security without a ticket.



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 10124 times:

I got a metal KLM Junior Pilot wing from the captain during a visit to the cockpit of a DC-10 in 1984. I still have it and it still is in very good condition too. I also got a 747-200 plastic model (which hasn't survived).

User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 10050 times:

Sun Country does. You have to ask. Sometimes the F/A will give them out as everyone gets off the plane. The kids think its great.


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User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 10033 times:

I got metal A320 from China Eastern Airlines on one flight

User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 10013 times:

I remember that BOAC /BA had their Junior Jet Club log books, which the Captains would fill in with all the details and sign, and as a young crew member it was sometimes a bit embarrising to look at a teenagers log book and find that he/she would sometimes have nearly as many hours as you did.

In later years many mature men would come to visit the flight deck still clutching their Junior Jet log books with pride and rather shyly ask if they could be filled in. Was it a much better/innocent aviation age then, or am I sadly just getting old

littlevc10  crying 


User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9750 times:

Quoting Lredlefsen (Reply 7):
What about those little log books? I think mine was from Pan Am.

IIRC, it listed date, flight number, departure and arrival airports, distance/duration, and captain's name. I was really proud of mine, having filled a couple of pages by the time I was 10 or so...



Quoting VC10 (Reply 12):
remember that BOAC /BA had their Junior Jet Club log books, which the Captains would fill in with all the details and sign, and as a young crew member it was sometimes a bit embarrising to look at a teenagers log book and find that he/she would sometimes have nearly as many hours as you did.


In later years many mature men would come to visit the flight deck still clutching their Junior Jet log books with pride and rather shyly ask if they could be filled in. Was it a much better/innocent aviation age then, or am I sadly just getting old

Lredlefsen,

They still have them on BA, you pay a pound. I have seen lots of kids buy them.

VC10,

No you are not getting old! It still happens!

BAguy


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9606 times:

We used to at Qantas but they became an OHS safety hazard so they were taken off!!! Bummer if you ask me!

Cheers


User currently offlinePAAClipper707 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9565 times:

Alaska Airlines gives out Wings (with old style pins) to our kidos  cheerful 


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User currently offlineAK From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9546 times:

WN still does. Cheap plastic, two sided tape ones that stick to you for about one leg.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9539 times:

Quoting VC10 (Reply 12):
Was it a much better/innocent aviation age then, or am I sadly just getting old

I still have my JJC/Flightriders/Skyflyers (as the name morphed through the years) logbook - even though I stopped filling it in about 10 years ago! Nowadays, an Excel workbook does the same job.

It was definitely a more innocent age then though. Let's appreciate it for what we once had and enjoyed rather than mourn its passing!


User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9431 times:

Quoting PAAClipper707 (Reply 15):
Alaska Airlines gives out Wings (with old style pins) to our kidos

AS has discontinued them.

Tod crying 


User currently offlinePAAClipper707 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9309 times:

Tod....AS has NOT discontinued them. We just got more in and I passed them out to a plane load of kids.


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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9279 times:

ATA still got 'em ...


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9263 times:

Delta has the "sticky" wings too.

Jeremy


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9223 times:

I used to have DL pin ones, and TWA can;t find them.

I have WN's sticky one and ATA one as well.

Alex



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9094 times:

Quoting PAAClipper707 (Reply 19):
Tod....AS has NOT discontinued them. We just got more in and I passed them out to a plane load of kids.

Woo-hoo, thanks for the good news PAAClipper

Glad to hear that. The last two times I asked the FA's told me that AS did not do that anymore. My daughter will be happy about hear this.

Tod


User currently offlineArgento From Argentina, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9054 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Was this something that only US airlines did or did others do it too?

I have some from VARIG , Lan Chile , TWA and Eastern.


25 StealthZ : I had one of those, filled in by the Captain between BOM & SIN in 1968, and traversed the Subcontinent in the jumpseat, likely stayed there all the w
26 DeltaDC9 : I remember Delta giving me plastic planes as a kid and wings. I dont remember if the plastic plane was the same type as I was on at the time though.
27 WMUPilot : I always have a huge stack with me in my bag to give out to little kids. We also have tons in the plane that get stocked regularly. All you usually ne
28 Bhill : Karma....sooo cool, my sons are about ready for their first flights...I was thinking about this today...My Uncle used to be a UA skipper...every time
29 Bridogger6 : I don't know about US East, but on the HP side the wings have been discontinued. We ran out in PHX months ago and word is that we're not going to be
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