Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22 Posted (13 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
Ok.. This probably belongs in the hobby forum (so sue me) but it will probably get a better response here..
I collect safety cards, as do many others here.. The question: With the new random searches, what happens if you take a card (or 2) off the plane, go to your connection gate, get searched, and they find them? Do you just say the F/A gave them to you? Or what..
My bro just came home a week ago from PDX.. Flew PDX-MSP-FNT... Well, the PDX-MSP was on a A320 (NW) and had the newest card on there.. He asked the f/a, she gave him one (in great GREAT condition) and he went to the gate for MSP-FNT.. Well, he got searched.. They didn't see it, or they did and didn't care.. But if I (or someone I know that is getting them) DOES get stopped, what should be said?
Thanks a lot!
PS if you don't want to post it, just email me.. in my profile..
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CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
Just tell them that the F/A gave it to you. If they ever get suspicious then they should find whoever gave it to you and ask them. I never thought of something like this would happen but it didn't to me and I hope it never does.
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Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
I am a flight attendant and at many times, passengers, especially teenage boys will come to me and ask me if i have extra emergency cards, and i give them out most of the time. well, i dont think they should be a big deal if they find them out with you, just make sure to place them in a file with documents if you had some papers with you when you are traveling or place them in one of your magazines. I dont know what is the penalty for this actually and never thought about it
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1274 times:
Hehe. My friend got me like 5 safety cards! He doesn't really care for Airliners, but I do and asked him to get me some. He got me like 2 from each plane. That would suck if you get caught and have to return them or something. I don't think they'll care much.
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AluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Security wouldn't care. They are not airline employees and could care less about the safety cards as having them is not a security violation.
The only thing I would suggest is to ask a F/A for one since F/As or cabin cleaning crews do not always have time to look for missing safety cards. It is a regulation that there must be a safety card in each seat back pocket and a missing one carries a fine to the carrier.
Metwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
Security shouldn't care, but the airline might. They are required "safety equipment" on the aircraft. You are breaking the law if you steal one. You are putting the airline at risk by removing them. Go ahead and ask the Flight Attendant for one. Better yet, go to their web sight and start asking for one.
My last job was at an Alaskan based Regional; we got many requests by mail, email, fax for our briefing cards. We always complied. We were quite proud of our cards. We hired a professional photographer and had a "Cabin Safety Specialist" form the FAA editing every step.
We are doing the same thing at the Airline I'm now working for.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1197 times:
If it's really an issue, take them on your last leg. To extend the topic further, what do you all think would be the reaction of security if they found four or five pilot training manuals in my luggage? (When I was a student pilot, I actually did carry them around with me frequently). Obviously, it isn't a crime to carry training materials aboard aircraft, I'm just wondering what the reaction would be.
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