ydna_anderson
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Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 12:46 pm

to all FA's,
what usually goes inside your head when you get a tray after a meal and see some things missing... like a cup, or fork, spoons, those little square plates and etc...

seriously, does the airline care if a couple get "lost" during a flight? i mean what is the airline's policy on these things?.....

-darwin

 
exusair
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 1:10 pm

I think that it's pretty funny when people steal the salt and pepper shakers, especially those seated in f/c or b/c.

It's also hilarious when people ask for a doggy bag full of liquor to take with them off of the plane. Or a bottle of wine or champagne.

I think it's classy!
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:17 pm

Of course the airline cares about "lost" items. They cost money.
From an FA standpoint I look at the pap's face to let him know that I know what he did but do not say anything. Some are polite (stupid actually) and ask to take the items away. Big mistake. They are not mine to give and I have to say no. But when I go to the galley I prepare a sickbag with the items and wait for the pap to go to the lavatory. Then I hand it to him discreetly.
I have a few other airlines' items too. So I know what it means.
 
TNboy
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 6:34 pm

Wow! I though I was bad taking a drink coaster with the airline logo. But in the past few days I've read of cups, cutlery, mini bottles of booze, CARDBOARD MEAL BOXES!!, safety briefing cards and more. Bizarre. I'd like to think the safety briefing cards are replaced immediately (even though they may never be used), but they must be one of the higher-cost replacement items. What else do people nick?
"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
 
cabincrewboy
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 6:54 pm

U talking about me TN boy when u say the meal boxes  Laugh out loud

Having said that i am not wasting the airlines money in that they recycle the boxes and reuse them for other passengers. Yes it had lowered QF costs.

This is/was also the case with UAL who recycle their cardboxed meal containers. Have these as well.

Maybe i am a weird person or just an overdedicated airline enthusiast  Nuts
 
Braniff Place
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:20 pm

It sickens me knowing that many, many ppl steal the emergency instructions of the planes and sell them and gain 100% profit, even in the aviation hobby forum they are doing it  Sad

-BN
 
TNboy
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:44 pm

Yes, Cabincrewboy, you did come to mind! I've eaten out of the boxes, but never had an urge to "collect" them, although the dot pattern inside IS cute! Must admit, I am guilty of asking for QF playing cards on more than one occasion. They make great gifts (only kidding).
Bill
"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
 
cabincrewboy
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:19 pm

See TNboy i have done that too. (not given as gifts though) Ie. Playing cards in my collection - bought Duty Free or asked and given by Cabin Crew are:
-QF
-Air Pacific
-United Airlines
-Lauda Airlines
-Ansett Australia
-Air New Zealand
-Cathay Pacific

And these i would not sell. Seriously though i do agree with Braniff Place in that selling safety cards is somewhat depressing only to the extent that these are things that could save lives in an emergency - unlike playing cards and cardboard boxes  Laugh out loud

Finally and probably most depressing i have collected an Impulse servette and sugar sachet. I know what you are thinking TNboy but seriously they are no longer around so could be considered a collector's item .......... maybe  Innocent
 
ARG-777
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:55 pm

In two AF flights EZE-CDG-EZE on 777's I have kindly asked (don't think stupid) for to take the glass with the airline logo and the FAs said yes. Hopefully as it's a very long-haul near 13 hours I got two of them in each flight, one at luch and other when breakfast was served.

As an Argetine I can tell you that when we fly, the FA's know we usually ask for that kind of souveniers because por an average Argentine was always very expensive to fly intercontinental an even more now as you can imagine and is like we save that as a Trophy or Cup showing we have flown intercontinental.

Mike.
 
TNboy
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:12 pm

hmmmmm cabincrewboy, just like my Compass Mk1 headsets (and many other one-jack headsets!). But that was long ago when I was young and irresponsible. Now I mainly collect playing cards (BA's are good), writing sets, pens, airline mags, toothbrushes and other items which you don't actually have to steal. (OK, you don't have to steal used cardboard boxes, you just need to be desperate! Or enthusiastic? Although I must admit the QF dot patterns inside the boxes are cute.). And, probably like you, I never use my souvenirs, just look at them and remember when and where they came from.
Although, I must admit that, in the days when PanAm put trays of miniature after shave and perfume bottles in the toilets (much more hygienic than the open-top big bottles), my pockets used to clink with tiny bottles of Onyx a/shave as I left the aircraft. Man, I smelt good for months. Somehow menus and sleepmasks aren't quite the same!
But emergency cards - that's low-life.
Bill
"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Fri Mar 15, 2002 12:00 am

I´ve read that BA loses 1000 spoons PER DAY on the LHR-Australia flights.
Daniel Smile
 
lmml 14/32
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Fri Mar 15, 2002 12:06 am

Losses are not only due to passengers taking them away. The caterers may help themselves too. And sometimes airlines are catered with other airlines' equipment. This either happens accidentally or when an airline uplifts additional catering from a station where it does not have its own or a contracted supplier.
 
greenjet
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Fri Mar 15, 2002 12:16 am

Virgin's Upper Class salt shakers are the best. On the bottom of them they have 'pinched from Virgin'  Smile
 
chepos
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RE: Missing Trays, Cups, Utensils, Etc...

Fri Mar 15, 2002 3:23 am

When I went to Cancun a friend of mine took the cups, Utensils ,everything in the tray for her apartmernt I thought it was hilarious- we later used the cups as shot glasses. I like to collect the airline utensils(with airline logos), napkins( only if they have the airline logo), I must admit I take the emergency card (if it's the first time I have flown on that airline or on that equipment) but I don't sell it it's just for my collection. It's things I like to collect as a souvenir of the airlines and aircraft I have flown. I've asked some friends that are flying airlines that I have never flown to bring me back the safety cards, one of them got in trouble.
Chepos
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