Dl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2164 posts, RR: 8 Posted (15 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1455 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.
Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1078 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
ChucknSteph From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1051 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.
A student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1041 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.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1013 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.
Flygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1006 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.
David_mx From Mexico, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 994 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.
Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5351 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 995 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
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
Flygirl From Canada, joined Jun 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 993 times:
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.
DC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 983 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
CXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 978 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!
DMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 975 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...
YMQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 974 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!
Koolguy40 From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (15 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 969 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?