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Your Treasured Airline Crap  
User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1996 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

What is your most treasured airline memorabilia? I have my first safety card that I stole (TW 707 dated 1972) and a Pan Am 1:100 707-321 Travel Agent model. Also, do your families or significant other understand your airline obsession? My girlfriend will never understand.


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 949 times:

i have a ton of those bags that they give to buisness and first class passengers. my new obsesion is stealing airline blankets. i also always take the inflight magazine and anyhting else that i can possibley steal. (i am 16 you know). i had a friend that stole a seat bealt and used it as a belt for his pants

User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 943 times:

I have a 24 year old wisky bottle never been open seal i thank god still in tack and it from western from its 50th anaversery so it has a special logo on one side very neat

User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 927 times:

I got all sorts of things, and my friends don't get why I like airplanes.

User currently offlineChucknSteph From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 922 times:

I'm working on a collection of 1/200 scale models. I want all the series of commercial aircraft since the Ford tri-motor to the 777. I have the L-1011, 747-100, 747-400, 727-200, DC-4, and the 707. All this stuff means allot to me, and I'm sure that sometimes my family thinks that I get carried away. But for me, like some people think the corvette or the titanic was awesome, I love the history of commercial aircraft. We take it for granted that we can just hop aboard a plane and get LA in just a few hours. For me, like when the first pressurized Boeing 307 rolled out, it's still absolutely incredible that mankind contained this wonderful, trecherous, awesome ability of flight.

User currently offlinePratt-Whitney From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 917 times:

KLM 747-300 model
KLM 747-400 model
Balair A310 Model
Air France 737-200 model
Boeing 777 model -Boeing colors

My luggage is American Airlines luggage

I have United and Northwest cups from the 80s.
Delta, Northwest, Eastern, and United playing cards
Air India timetable from 1972

Pratt and Whitney sales and information literature from the 70s to the early 90s.

I have a lot more, but these are my favorite things. Nobody really understands my love of aviation either. Good thing nobody holds it against us!


User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 912 times:

I used to collect timetables and in-flight magazines, but those times ended when my wardrobe exploded. Now I have to survive on stealing the engines of the planes I fly one. Well, I guess everyone is allowed to steal a little something, right?

Stupid remarks aside, I collect posters, postcards, photos, and basically anything that looks like a civilian airliner. And nope, no one understands me, and even the thought of preferring civilian airliners to military ones makes my fellow students laugh in my face.....

Well, I guess they have never seen their little pathetic Su-29s standing beside (or under the fuselage of) a 747, that's all.


User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Probably Ticket on BOAC and KLM .. ( KLM dated in 1969 and BOAC dated 1971 ) BKK - MNL and back , from my aunt's friend...

Noone would understand my obsession!!! When I travel with my friends.. i tend to keep the obsession down!


User currently offlineAirbus60 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 893 times:

my most treasured airline thingy, would have to be a first class boarding pass, off British Airways.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 907 times:

I would love to take a DVD player from AA or some airline like that. That would be great. You know it is not stealing. The airlines expect you to take something ??
Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 886 times:

My treasure is my North Central Gate sign with Herman on it from the Green Bay Airport. Or my set of Northliner employee newsletters I collected 


The right decision at the wrong time, is still a wrong decision. "Hal Carr"
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 884 times:

I just have boxes and boxes and more boxes taking up an entire closet filled with timetables, brochures, ticket jackets, luggage tags, and numerous other odds and ends. I don't want to get rid of it, but I have nowhere else to put it. I also have a USAir gate sign, measuring about 1'X3' just sitting behind a doorway collecting dust. I don't think it has been moved an inch since '95. I love it, but have no use for it or anywhere to put it. I think it's time to put that thing on e-bay.

User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Ive got about 200 OAGs from the 60s,70s,80s, Ive also got about 1500-2000 timetables from the same time period. My most prized items are from my large Hughes Airwest collection.

User currently offlineFlygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 877 times:

I realize you are young and have not faced rising ticket fares as an adult. May I point out that the attitude you displayed in your earlier posting about "the airline expects it" is a main reason why airfares escalate and are so high today. Due to the latest advanced technology and the competition between airlines to provide the latest and greatest in travelling comforts, the cost to these airlines for these onboard features is quite high. A DVD player for example could cost an airline $500.00 per unit. Imagine if numerous other passengers felt as you did and a trend started to "remove" this equipment from flights. By taking these expensive items offered on board, you change the projected operating cost for this amenity from a life expectancy budget to an ongoing replacement budget for the airline. This type of cost increase can only be recouped through a rise in ticket pricing if the airline is not willing to cut the budgeted amount in another area...such as inflight meals. Safety cards, inflight magazines, etc. are the items that an airliner expects to supply constant replacement for. Electronic equipment is not in this category.

One way or another, you or the rest of the travelling public, are paying for these high ticket items being taken off the aircraft. Another consequence is this and I shall relate a true story from one of my flights. An army captain was given a power adaptor to operate his laptop computer from his seat for the power supply built into the seat he occupied. When he deplaned, he took the adaptor with him instead of turning it in at the end of the flight. Flight crews have charts to fill in recording who used what in the way of electronic equipment provided by the airline and the passenger PNR gives the airline all the information that is needed to find this person. In my case, the captain was contacted by phone by the airline at his office and advised that he"forgot" to hand in the adaptor. This adaptor BTW costs $250.00. It was dropped off at the local airport the next day and I'm sure the captain was embarrassed that he had been caught and contacted.

Don't set yourself up for this kind of humiliation and do your part to keep the price of travelling at an acceptable level for everyone.



User currently offlineDavid_mx From Mexico, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 865 times:

I have the first airline ticket i ever saw, Mexicana in old pink and gold livery. My first interesting flight from MTY to MEX and MEX - Acapulco on a very old 727. (Thank God I didn't knew nothing about planes on that time - I was 9 -) And American Eagle safety cards.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 866 times:

I am not mad you no. I do not steal stuff. You should know that. IT WAS A JOKE !!!!!!! Ok. I am sure the air fares do not rise by me taking an inflight magasine (that you are allowed to take) . Take a look at it this way. Did you watch AIRSHOW on the BB2 last Friday. 250 000 silver spoons were taken from Crossair last year. I often fly Crossair and I would never even think of taking one............why not check out the hobby section where people take blankets, earphones, safety cards and everything else that can be taken. I DO NOT DO THAT

Jeremiah Teahan

Jeremaih    that someone called him a stealer when he only was joking. Right glad to have got that straight....



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineFlygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 864 times:

Teahan:

Forgive me if you interpreted my message as a direct hit on you. I was trying to be careful not to make an accusation of stealing and hanging you as a culprit because I really do understand why you made your original post...it is tempting but no direct asperations on your character were intended. Because you brought the subject up I saw an opportunity to caution anyone contemplating this action to beware of the procedures that airliners have in place to chase you if this form of theft occurs. This is a public forum, read by people around the world, and that is the audience I am addressing on this subject. I read your post as planting the idea; my post was pointing out the potenial consequences. Safety cards, inflight magazines, etc., of course you are right; not a consideration and help yourself. Unfortunately there are many people that fly who do not see anything wrong with lifting expensive equipment. Although nowadays much of it is repossessed by the methods I touched on, it still takes time and manpower to trace each incident and track down the perpetrators.

Again, I apologise if you thought my post was a direct accusation to you.

Friends?  


User currently offlineDC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 854 times:

My wife only tolerates my collecting habits. I mainly collect silverware, glasses, and coffee cups. Occasionally I will stray from my norm and abscond with an emergency card or two (depending on the aircraft), but my most prized possessions are items I collected from Condor's 2nd to last DC-10 (D-ADQO); a Condor clothing hangar, passenger seat back kit (headsets, emergency card, in-flight magazine, barfbag), and some assorted first class food service items. I know they aren't worth much but I'm keeping them for sentimental reasons, I know eventually she'll understand. ADIOS

User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 849 times:

I never really take anything, except for the complimentary stuff. I always ask for airline playing cards. I only have one model, and that was from in flight shopping. It is a 1:200 QANTAS 747-400 in the regular livery. I actually wanted the Nalanji or Wunala Dreaming ones, but we did not have enough Australian dollars to buy it. Why my mother didn't take out American dollars is still a mystery to me. I know she had at least three credit cards with her!

User currently offlineAA fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 848 times:

My most treasured item is probably a picture of a SWA 737 signed by the captain.

User currently offlinePA006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Soy sauce from a KE flight in 1980...

User currently offlineDMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Well take what ever I can...I remember the first time that I flew I was so excite I didnt sit down the whole time....I dont think that my girl friend will ever understand I mean she just says nice plane or cool...She trys   Am I crazy? Im only 14 but still love airplanes...I have no idea but oh well...



DMD-11


User currently offlineYMQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Utensils from AF. I could invite friends and still have extra forks, knives and spoons -late 70s early 80s model-...I chose well because now these sets show up in books about design. They're a classic!

User currently offlineKoolguy40 From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 840 times:

I just recently acquired a tarp from the Boeing plant that reads "Twenty Eigth Boeing 777 for Brithish Airways". It was on the 777 while it was being built. It is wonderful! The thing is HUGE!!! It could cover my car. It is white, 18 feet long and 6 feet wide. It's outlining boarder is blue(like the color for "boeing"), the letters are all printed in blue except the British Airways which is printed in their letters like on the plane but in Black. It has the Red and Blue Swish. I wonder how much one of these things would go for?



User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Well, a piece of it anyway! (The one he crash landed in the Algerian desert). About 6 by 6 inch piece, framed and personally signed by Virgin Atlantic's Chairman Richard Branson.


25 Westjet_737 : My: Westjet B737-200 model. All of my canadian airlines stuff... Canadian 737 and A320 safety cards. Both in Old livery Cp Air pouch/bag And sooooo...
26 Post contains images OH-LGA : Well, I have a bit of treasured airline stuff But it's mostly Finnair, since that's the airline I fly most. Here's what I have Finnair - -3 napkins an
27 Trident : Apart from post cards and the usual "stuff" (tickets etc), ny favourite bits are some technical manuals and promotional material passed on to me by my
28 Prinair : My most precious airline collectible is a TWA menu that was used on the JFK-ROM papal flightin 1965. It is in mint codition and even includes a passen
29 Matt D : In going through some of my old airline stuff, I discovered something I long since forgot I had.... A metal sign, measuring about 8"X13". It is painte
30 MCOtoATL : Many years ago when Pan Am and National Airlines merged, I was given a pin that is some sort of halogram. If you look at it from one angle, you see th
31 John : My aircraft models. And yes, basically no one in my family can understand my obsession with this hobby. Just a few of my airline pals can relate. This
32 UK FLY : I take everything that is possible, the inflight magazine, the sick bag, the safty card, the salt & pepper sachets, the suger and creamer sachets the
33 UK FLY : I take everything that is possible, the inflight magazine, the sick bag, the safty card, the salt & pepper sachets, the suger and creamer sachets the
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