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Do Airlines Still Offer Stuff For Kids?  
User currently offlineAFKL From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9082 times:

Hey fellow a.netters,

I remember when I used to fly long-haul as a small child on KLM (which wasn't all too long ago  Wink ) that me and my brother always used to receive KLM wings (I still have some of them!)from the stewardesses and stewards and colouring-in pictures which came with a set of small colouring pencils. In the days of no IFE in the seat backs of each seat I'm sure it was done to keep us kids more quiet than entertained for the duration of the flight, though it was always awesome to receive free goodies from the flight crew (in Economy, though my parents would fly WB), which I haven't seen happening well... ever since.

Do carriers still offer these free extras to the kids on a long flight? If so, which ones?


ALLARD.


ALLARD. First flight: KLM DC-10, LLW - AMS.
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User currently offlineVScaptain From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9038 times:

VS still offer the K-ID packs on flights leaving the UK. Mainly from LGW/MAN due to the nature of the routes, but you can still get them from LHR.


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User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1302 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9003 times:

Frontier has coloring books and crayons on each aircraft.


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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8996 times:

Swiss still offer them. They were giving out stuff to kids the other day on my flights.

[Edited 2008-10-17 14:54:36]

User currently onlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8974 times:

I was on a WN flight recently and they gave the little one behind me some pictures to color and a packet of peanuts + packet of pretzels for each of the kids in her kindergarten class. I thought it was very nice of them.

User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Hey

I also remember flying as a kid and never being big enough to see the screens at the front of the cabin, I used to have to stand on the seat to see and then it was difficult. Thank God better TV’s were installed in BA’s First cabin when I was in my very early teens.

Also back in the day Britannia Airways (talking 1984 thru 1992) was really good with kids. I remember getting a bag full of goodies, including a doll (I am female here, I so wanted the model plane my brother got lol). Also got a coloring in book, crayons, stickers and a flight log book! At one point I had so many log books I was giving them out at school! Lol. The log book you handed to the FA who would take it to the pilots to fill out. It took information about the aircraft, departure points, arrival points, weather, distance, altitude and cruising speed. It was FAB!

These days the model plane/doll and log book does not happen for free!

I would have to admit Virgin Atlantic is by far the best for freebies with kids. They get a rucksack with a coloring in book, crayons, a soft toy and other goodies for them. They also have V:Port which is packed with entertainment for kids including video games, movies, TV shows and music. One thing to remember is you get the same pack no matter what class you and your children are traveling in. There are toddler packs, kid’s packs and young teen packs – once you’re over 12 then you’re on your own.

British Airways supplies child packs on long haul services only. We do two different qualities of packs, World Traveler/World Traveler Plus and Club and First

The WT/WTP packs include a small plastic rucksack which has a coloring in book, crayons, a small BA bear (we call him Roger lol), a BA fact book and a flight log sheet (part filled by the child and part pilot). There are also a few post cards in the pack as well.

In Club and First you get a proper rucksack which has a coloring in book, a story book (according to age), crayons, magazine, log book for that flight (pages you fill in, information pilots fill in, even some the cabin crew fill in, about what the kid had for a meal etc – crazy time consuming stuff lol), a pen, teddy and model aircraft (the same type you are flying on)…

You also have a load of entertainment on the IFE system.

For charter airlines the only airline that I have flown with that seems to want to entertain kids is Monarch Airlines. They will give kids a coloring in book and pens (big mistake, everything gets covered, well, anything that can’t defend it’s self!). On long haul flights they get a small bag which has a bear in it as well, along with some cards, pens and information about Monarch.

I am yet to had kids but one thing I know, if the flight is over 5 hours we will be in Club at least and over 9 hours its First (or different flights if there is no First available).

Kimberly.


User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 738 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8892 times:



Quoting Kimberlyrj (Reply 5):
British Airways supplies child packs on long haul services only. We do two different qualities of packs, World Traveler/World Traveler Plus and Club and First

I didn't realise that Kimberly, I always thought on long haul there was just one type of pack for the under 6's in a little blue nylon bag and then a different one for the 6-12s in a white bag. They also carry the little comic books on shorthaul, and I think some longer shorthaul flights get the same kids packs as on longhaul, possibly only during the school holidays.


User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8888 times:

I too had log books - hmmm Pan Am...

I have a ton of wings (pin type and stick on) from back in the day, sadly a number of those carriers are no more (TAA, TWA, Pan Am, Ansett, etc) - playing cards, even a sticker book from LH - with the static cling type stickers to allow you to create all kinds of scenarios.

Since PTVs came along I have seen very little of this.



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User currently offlineRedcenterflyer From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

QANTAS offers little activity packs to the kids on domestic routes and International
routes. Nothing as exciting as getting a set of wings 30 years ago, but still good for the
little ones.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8752 times:

Midwest has an oversized postcard with a cartoonish 717 that the kids color in. I saw them EVERYWHERE this summer.

Korean Air has a vibrating 747 for the infants.

Just about everyone has/had wings.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8736 times:

Well I know that BA offer stuff for kids. I dont know if LH does it anymore (last time I flew with them was back in 2004 to LAX, and back then they offered stuff for kids)


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8731 times:



Quoting Kimberlyrj (Reply 5):
a pen, teddy and model aircraft (the same type you are flying on)…

Heck with the kids, I want this swag!  Silly

Hadn't thought about it, but now that it's come up I can't remember the last time I saw a kid get anything on a plane. When I was little and dinosaurs roamed the earth, we got wings, playing cards, postcards, and such. Do any of the US carriers even have wings any more?


User currently offline767nutter From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8720 times:

I think due to the advancement of IFE major carriers such as BA, Virgin, Qantas, Cathay rely on the IFE to entertain people, especially youngsters nowadays.

On a flight with Virgin, ( granted was flying to Florida so it was a holiday destination ) there were a few things for kids such as little snap together models. But i think you will find it will be more like charter airlines such as First Choice Airlines and Thomson that still gives these little things. When we flew i was ( again ) given models ( this was about 8 years ago but was given to my little sister recently eg 15/09/08) Also on this flight apart from the little models on the TV there was one programme called Numbers ( for the adults though still watchable for kids ) then the simpsons.

So in all i think it more depends on which sort of airline you choose, BA is more like a flight only airline for tourists and business for obviously business travellers, whereas FCA, Thomson, MyTravel are holiday airlines and know there will be children onboard.


User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

B6 has "Junior Crew" wings for the kids, I can't think of anything else.

Hell if it wasnt for the crew interaction when I was young, I would have never gotten into aviation. Kinda sad. At about 3 years old flying JFK-MXP on AZ, the captain picked me up and took me up to the flight deck on the MD11... Showed off the various controls and such, took me back to the cabin and gave me a LOT of stuff they had in the galley for kids. Funny... I was so young, but all the details are embedded into my mind. So long to the good things from yesteryear I guess... Unfortunately.


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8661 times:



Quoting Redcenterflyer (Reply 8):
QANTAS offers little activity packs to the kids on domestic routes and International
routes. Nothing as exciting as getting a set of wings 30 years ago, but still good for the
little ones.

I have some of these at home. They are handy for when kids come around to the house, as it keeps them quite for a while.


User currently offlineSL1200MK2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8631 times:

Hello everyone!

This discussion has me thinking, are there airlines that are more kid-friendly than others? I ask this beyond toys and other giveaways. Are the ages minimums for lap flying and the such the same throughout the whole industry? Since I do not have kids I am ignorant to what it is like bringing kids along these days.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8617 times:

9W sure does.  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNwafan20 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8596 times:

Northwest when flying DTW-MCO-DTW had wings for all the kids, I thought that was pretty cool because I remember that as a kid and I thought they no longer did that. I asked the flight attendant for a few just so I could have them.


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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8585 times:



Quoting Kimberlyrj (Reply 5):

British Airways supplies child packs on long haul services only. We do two different qualities of packs, World Traveler/World Traveler Plus and Club and First

The WT/WTP packs include a small plastic rucksack which has a coloring in book, crayons, a small BA bear (we call him Roger lol), a BA fact book and a flight log sheet (part filled by the child and part pilot). There are also a few post cards in the pack as well.

In Club and First you get a proper rucksack which has a coloring in book, a story book (according to age), crayons, magazine, log book for that flight (pages you fill in, information pilots fill in, even some the cabin crew fill in, about what the kid had for a meal etc – crazy time consuming stuff lol), a pen, teddy and model aircraft (the same type you are flying on)…

Really? Iv flown longhaul for 5 years and never seen the Club/First packs you mention!!!

We are in the process of changing the kids backs. The new junior ones will have a Paddington Bear theme, not sure what the senior packs are going to be.

Its a shame however that we dont still have little wings to give out but atleast the logbooks are back and free! Remember they were charging them for a while...ok it was only for £1 but still!!!!



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User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8538 times:

I think all the big Asian carriers offer kids packs as standard. SQ and CX probably lead the field. GA gives out kids packs on domestic routes as well as international. I don't think MH does on domestic any more.

User currently offlineRafflesKing From Singapore, joined Mar 2007, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8524 times:

Delta used to have a kids club. I used to get a box with PB&J sandwiches vs. regular airline food (score!  bouncy  ), some word games and a aircraft trading card.

User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8524 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16):
9W sure does.

Yeah they offered my brother a coloring book with a box of colored pencils.


User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8212 times:

Was just on a QX flight, a short hop on Q400, and the FA gave one little girl a small box of crayons and a picture to colour. I didn't see what the picture was.

User currently offlineAcNDTTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8108 times:

I remember back in the 70's flying on DL as a kid. They gave us little books that you could "color" with a pencil and a picture would appear. We also got wings and a little L-1011 toy - oh, and the best postcards.

User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8078 times:

I remember getting a McDonald happy meal-like meal on a few UA flights back in the day. A few years ago, my parents flew on JL and they asked for a few souveniers for their "grandson" (aka "me") and they gave them a bunch of stuff such as a few model planes and a couple of JAL-themed anime books. As for CO, I see most of the FAs hand out wings that sticks rather than with pins.


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25 Boeing727 : I gave a kid a set of Continental wings tonight going from CLE to SDF...CO5588. I always love having kids in the cockpit, reminds of my kid days flyin
26 Ukkiwibird : Took our children back to see the Grandparents last christmas from Auckland to Gatwick on EK, and they got bits and bobs. i kept the bags as they were
27 ConcordeBoy : *sigh* Memories of Dusty, the Delta Air Lion
28 SCL767 : Onboard some AA flights I've noticed that they do offer kids coloring books and crayons. However, I've only seen this on a few occasions this year.
29 SmithAir747 : On my first ever flight, a CO 727 IND-IAH back in my day (1993, I was 18, not such a kid, but I digress), I got a set of CO wings. These were plastic,
30 Post contains images FXramper : At my company, FedEx, we offer plenty for employees that enjoy giving back to the community. I visited my brother's wifes pediatric patients and got t
31 Higgi91 : i remember going on an Air2000 flight when I was younger and I got a Air2K backpack and pencil case etc. Those were the good old days Dan.
32 Jakobsen74 : The last 3 flights I have been on with my kids did: Swiss from ZRH to LAX, Air France from CDG to MIA and even Air Berlin from HAM to ALC...
33 Vtmaa : We travelled with my 1 yr old on BA from US to India last fall and they had a little blue sling bag with a soft toy airplane and some other stuff in t
34 RoyalAirMaroc : IB do aswell, they give out a canvas to colour on, small colouring pencils and a huge Aero-Lolly
35 Uluru : I am not sure if it is common, but when I was younger, I would always meet the pilots before the flight, and they would give me an Air Canada cockpit
36 NWADC9 : I think United gave out little airplane trading cards, and I know Northwest did (still do?) as I have the set including the DC-9-30, DC-10, 727-200, 7
37 Post contains links Lufthansi : On Lufthansa flights children are served at least as good as 1st class travellers. At least that's what I've seen day in day out at Frankfurt airport.
38 Post contains links Lufthansi : On Lufthansa flights children are served at least as good as 1st class travellers. At least that's what I've seen day in day out at Frankfurt airport.
39 Ojas : Ah the memories! I remember as a child I got a very nice goodies pack from KLM, airplane models. And upon request to visit the flight deck the Capt. g
40 Peh : My 1 year old son and I flew with MH last week and he got a little wristband rattle. The staff were so good with him (and me). I really do like Malays
41 AFKL : Its great to hear the airlines are still offering all these great perks to the kids! I personally thought with all the cost cutting that has been goin
42 Ben175 : A friend of mine had a child that came along with us to Japan & Hawaii this year, and on our JO flight from NRT to HNL, he received a model 747 (plast
43 Airbazar : Yes, every non-US carrier On a more serious note, I find LH and BA staff to go above and beyond all others when it comes to taking care of kids. I've
44 Chinook747 : WS also offers colouring etc for kids who are flying unaccompanied.
45 NQYGuy : Funny that this thread should pop-up, I was looking through my cupboard yesterday and found a Virgin Atlantic Kids bag circa 2004 and a WoodyWoodpecke
46 Boeingluvr : WS gives kids wings as well as colouring packs.
47 EUROBUS : IB give children a complete pack and have an ongoing drawing competition which can give them prizes. These have been given several times to my kids an
48 Afboy : At Air France, we have a special product called "Planete Bleue" for children travelling alone or with their parents. 3 different sets of kits are give
49 CastropRauxel : Just found out about that one the other day - this quite big plush KE 747 that runs and swirls. now, I'm far from being an infant, but I couldn't hel
50 Delta767 : Can anyone comment on what airlines do NOW for kids? Do any airlines give travelers goodies THESE DAYS for kids (including me asking for some for fami
51 Gkirk : Airlines used to invite kids to the flight deck
52 Post contains links FlySSC : Air France has a full range of products called "Planète Bleue" (Blue Planet) http://www.airfrance.us/US/en/common...=ccdeadefhdfikdgcefecekedgfndghk.
53 AFKL : Yes, I clearly remember being invited several times to the flight deck on KLM, however being so young I don't remember specifically what aircraft typ
54 LongHauler : At Air Canada, we can still pick up "kids stuff" in flight operations before a flight. Cockpit postcards and plastic wings are the normal things to g
55 Rikkus67 : One of the coolest free things I ever received was a thin punchout-style styrofoam aircraft from Hughes Airwest...(wow, dating myself). If I remember
56 Mortyman : SAS also offers stuff for kids.I don't know exactly what it is currently though. But I know kids got something on my last flight with SAS.
57 Luv2cattlecall : WN has these postcard things that come with 4 crayons. I make a point to ask for one "for my niece."
58 KaiGywer : NW still has wings. If you ever fly Mesaba or Pinnacle out of MSP, we have them at every gate, just ask. Not sure whether or not mainline stocks at t
59 TylerDurden : For $7 bucks they can get a crappy pillow on JetBlue.
60 Luv2cattlecall : All the ones I've seen have a little sticky strip on the back (about as sticky as a post-it note, so they won't ruin clothing) Nominate for comment o
61 TxAgKuwait : As previously noted, WN still offers the plastic wings, coloring pictures, and some sort of crayon(s). At times (not sure about right now) the crayon
62 Legacytravel : Northwest gave my kids wings as well as a certificate of their first flight. It reads something along the lines of " On this date Brett W left the gro
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