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Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:36 pm

Have you ever "borrowed" certain items from planes. What have you taken from which airline/aircraft (eg. table from aer ingus a330, unlikely) more extreme the better????
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:46 pm


I visited many planes during turn arounds and every time i disembark with magazines,beverages,chocolate,and even model kit planes,but of course they were gifts from captains and F/As.This was mainly in the 80s and the early 90s.
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:51 pm

I've had f/a's tell me to take a pillow and blanket for later on in the airport. I usually try to round out my safety card collection too  Smile

Sometimes when I go up and make friends with the pilots, they let me have the AWABS/ACARS papers after the flight..it's nice to go over it afterwards and see what all happened. Good collectors items!

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:54 pm

I collect air sickness bags and magazines. Sometimes I take safety cards. I've also taken pillows in the past.
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:05 pm

Is it true that pillows and blankets are used only once, so it's no problem taking them?
However, why on earth take a safety card?! That must be a headache for the cabin crew because doesn't every seatback have to have a safety card included for the next flight?
Did the chicken or the egg get laid first?
 
A340600
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:10 pm

Yes but they can replace them and besides its fun to collect them (safety cards)
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:17 pm

Tokolosh, no, it's not true that pillows and blankets are used only once. They are all rewashed and used over.

Why on earth anyone would want to take a pillow from an aircraft is far beyond me!
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:21 pm

So A340600.......your saying its 'fun' to steal.......?? and why does it say " DO NOT REMOVE FROM AIRCRAFT" on the back of every saftey card..???? Because if it's found missing, it's a gounding item....!! Yes, they may have an extra on board, but if they don't...that plane is not going anywhere....
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:24 pm

Phil (Flykal)

I agree. I've even been on a flight where a group of passengers (first flight ever, I suppose) took everything they could -- blankets, pillows. cutlery, safety cards, you name it). It's like shoplifting ...
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:35 pm

Tokolosh, yeah, I've seen that before too...the most difficult thing for our airline is trying to stop people taking the blankets. They are a very popular item to walk off the aircraft. I guess we should see that as a compliment that our blankets are so nice, people want to take them...but they all cost money!
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:35 pm

Pillows and blankets for me. I do occasionalyy take the safetycard.  Smile

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:40 pm

Thanks for nothing, thieves. Of course, you do realise that you have now completely forfeited the right to complain about ticket prices, as you are pushing the price of tickets higher with every item you steal?
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:45 pm

These are the same people who whinge about the cost of insurance and yet wouldn't hesitate to overstate a claim, or indeed create a bogus one. The sooner the law catches up with these people the better off we will all be.
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:46 pm

How can you stop this happening? Probably almost impossible. Comes down to proper upbringing, I suppose. It's really disturbing that some people consider taking safety cards etc as "fun".
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:56 pm

actually i have never stolen anything off an aircraft
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:06 pm

Removal of non promotional items from an aircraft (ie the inflight magazine) is not borrowing but theft. Sadly the fallout from an individuals action is borne by PAX collectively through higher ticket prices.
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:10 pm

Sam, I think it is good you raised this issue in the first place.
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:15 pm

OK beat this. Sanitary pads from SIA for labs tests in a London Home.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:37 pm

Better not let an FAA person find you taking that briefing card. It is a felony. Believe it or not. And pillows and blankets are cleaned and used again and again and again.
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:39 pm

Oh and I once got a complaint letter from a Passenger. The reason. I was rude. I would not let them take the Business Class Wool Blanket. My manager and I got a great laugh out of it .  Smile Cheers to the flying Clampets and their stickey fingers.
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:47 pm

Every time I'm on a plane I always want to take the safety card, but I darent. I don't take anything from the aircraft usually, but last year I did accidentally take the inflight magazine from an aircraft  Innocent.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:53 pm

Royal Jordanian forks and knifes which i still use sumtimes LOL
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:55 pm

DC-10Levo

Most airlines allow you to take the inflight magazine as a complimentary copy. KLM, Korean Air, Air Canada are some of the airlines that allow that, says "Your complimentary copy" and on KLM's.. it says "Take me home" if i remember correctly. So I would not say it is wrong to take inflight magazines, but depends on the airline really..
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:22 pm

I have checklists that the crew members have given me from DC-10, 767, and 777 for AA.

The only thing I have taken from an airplane were pictures  Big grin
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:45 pm

Come on, no airline has so far raised ticket prices because of stolen safety cards...its fun to collect them and nothing will stop me taking them. Ok, Ryanair does, with their new fixed safety instructions...


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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:02 am

ok, what a GREAT topic. When I tell my mates this, they all make fun of me and it's nice to see i'm not alone here. (feels like alcoholic's anonymous!). Airline mags and menus ALWAYS. My wife's friend collects spoons, so sometimes, the spoon. Vomit bags...used-NO, Unused, Maybe if they are interesting. (Qf's aren't). You get quite a few freebies now anyway, even in economy, so there's not much else to take.
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:08 am

Have you ever "borrowed" certain items from planes. What have you taken from which airline/aircraft (eg. table from aer ingus a330, unlikely) more extreme the better????

Isn't that..... theft?

I've never taken anything, and I don't plan on doing it either.

It's just like going into a shop and saying 'I like that painting, I'll take that'.

Especially when it's something like a safety card, I really don't see the attraction - a safety card is there for a reason, and should stay there.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:12 am


RE safety cards:

1 - I´ve never come across a steward(ess) who, upon being asked politely, refused to donate a safety card. Most even go out of their way to give out a brand new one.

2 - I´ve received letters from airlines´ customer relations departments stating that I was free to grab a safety card on my next flight.


>>>However, why on earth take a safety card?!

Which other collectors´ item does better illustrate an airline´s fleet over the years?
Also, it´s very interesting to see how they change over the decades or see regional differences; e.g. European safety cards are vastly different from American ones etc.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:13 am

What's the attraction of collecting coins? They are for payment, aren't they?
What's the attraction of collecting pens? They are for writing, aren't they?
What's the attraction of collecting stamps? They are for mailing, aren't they?
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:36 am

Udo,
But you pay for your coins, pens and stamps, don't you?
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:43 am

But airlines don't sell their safety cards, do they?


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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:45 am

Once, I took United's blanket very nice one grey with tiny white stripe. It was about 10 years ago. LOL  Laugh out loud

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:47 am

Udo, Maybe they should sell them!  Smile
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:47 am

But airlines don't sell their safety cards, do they?
So that means steal them? Buckingham Palace don't sell the furniture, but you don't just take it if you want it.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:01 am

Oh wow Josh, if you consider that to be such a big issue, why don't you just call Scotland Yard or Interpol and tell them there's a real dangerous theft out there, stealing highly valuable itmes from aircraft? But make sure you don't meet a police officer with the same hobby...

It's quite ridiculous to compare that to stealing furniture from a palace...these little cards are made of paper and plastic, that's all. Value of such a card? Forget about it.


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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:13 am

I was only using that as an example. My point basically is that they are there for a reason - safety, and in my opinion safety is quite important. It must be important or safety cards wouldn't be on aircraft. End of story.
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:24 am

Crews check safety cards prior to boarding, and if some are missing then they replace them. So what's the problem with that?
If the crew doesn't check, well then it's the crew's fault. If taking away safety cards was such a threat, then airlines would fix them, believe me.

I could also say smoking and drinking is a threat to health, so it should be stopped. End of story.


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I Always Take Menus!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:25 am

I collect menus.
I mostly fly international on airlines that still provide menus in Economy class. I always keep them for my collection. I got tons of that.

I also like to ask for First and Business class menus. I always get them from Singapore Airlines. The F/A served me those menus on the silver tray!!!  Big grin

If I fly Business class, I will sure go back to get those from Economy class too!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:31 am

I got given, sick bags, sanitary wipes and a blanket from Alitalia  Laugh out loud

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:53 am

From 5 years I began to take safety card I have a good collection.
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:58 am

Stuff given to you (or you ask for it and it's given) is quite different. Menu's and things like that are there for you to keep, but not stuff like sick bags and safety cards. They might not cost much, but if you need them and they aren't there because someone wanted to adhance their collection? ...
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:01 am

I only buy safety cards from eBay. I have taken an AA American Way magazine, only because they say you can take them. "Please feel free to take the copy of the American Way magazine home with you."
 
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:18 am

I have a couple of SK drink glasses (yes, made by glass, not plastic). I asked the FA, and she gave me a couple  Smile Pretty nice, with SAS engraved on the side  Smile
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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:33 am

It brings back some memories when you look back at meal menus (that I keep).

The max I have taken was a couple blankets (that were given to me upon requesting them from the F/A), along 'noise canceling' headsets (was interested in its circuitry nothing more), and a dinner clothe that is used to wrap the cutlery upon serving.

I usually ask for permission, and was never objected to date. Of course safety cards should be left, as well as any cassettes from the personal video library.

As for some people here, next time you are onboard, imagine you invite someone over for dinner, you serve them the best cutlery etc trying to be an ideal host, and after they leave you find few items missing (along the safety/phone card that you keep handy next to your phone for emergencies).

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 2:58 am

Pillows, Magazines, Vomit Bags, Saftey Cards, Stir sticks, Forks... all depends on what i feel like that day eh...


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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:02 am

In-Flight Magazines, Safety Cards, Sick Bags, Menus, Boarding Cards......... almost everything from the flight!

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:10 am

Usually I take the inflight magazine, as it is not theft as I know.

No other things I take from the aircraft.

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:19 am

List (with and without permission)
Safety Cards.
Knives, Forks, Spoons.
Trays, reuseable Mealboxes.
Glass, cups.
Blankets.
Magazines.
Maps! (I just happened to find an outdated one) Big grin
Nuts, Bolts, washers, wires!

Am I up for a death sentence?

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:20 am

When Concorde made a promotional visit here in LIT back in June of 1996, I took a champagne glass off of it. I guess it was not that big of a deal beacause the glass just said "British Airways" etched in it and not "Concorde" anywhere on it. I say it's "no big deal' but I guess stealing IS stealing so I shouldn't have done it... but it looks really great next to my BA Concorde model !!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Things You Have Taken From Aircraft!

Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:31 am

AA757first (I only buy safety cards from eBay. I have taken an AA American Way magazine, only because they say you can take them)

So you buy them on ebay because you think it is wrong to steal them? Well then let me tell you this: The guy who puts it up on Ebay, where do you think he got it from? He printed it himself?

If stealing a safety card is wrong, then buying them on ebay is even worse. Period.
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