Not true!!! In September, I had printed September 2003 timetables in the aircraft cabins. A FA
told me they were 'back by overwhelming demand' - and are the same data, but they do not have the airline hub maps, flight number indexes and page one of this new edition just jumps right into Aberdeen UK's flights (to save paper).
Because of the economics of the industry, I only took one for my collection (usually I take a bunch).
I was on a about 12 DL
mainline flights in September and this far into October and only about half of the flights had the timetable in the traditional slot - the rest had the credit card application. It may be working its way through the route or be by request only.