tanyaluvs2fly
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Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:36 am

I remember when i was little and flying to MUC from BOS on LH they use to give us crayons and stuff...I was wondering if they still give anything to the little ones anymore..
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txagkuwait
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:52 am

WN still has wings...they are a gold colored plastic rather than metal, and have an adhesive strip to attach rather than a pin, but that never seemed to bother my kids.

They also have a color/activity book with a little 3-colored crayon pencil, if I remember correctly.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:57 am


TxAgKuwait-

FYI, our wings are now a nice metallic silver and the little heart logo is straight up and down instead of on its side. A definite improvement over the gold  Big grin
The little fun packs are still the same.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:59 am

My mother in law was able to get some plastic wings from a flight attendant (which was a shock to me).....I have seen them give out nothing...
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:00 am

I remember that United used to give away plastic pilots wings. I always thought those were pretty cool. The pilots even let the kids up into the cockpit after the flight!

I also remember AA, UA and DL used to give out playing cards. Do any airlines still do this?

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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:09 am

When I flew Kuwait Airways in 2000, they gave me a gift! A pen and a small FM radio! I didn't think any airline still gave their passengers keepsakes. It was a nice touch.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:35 am

On my first flight in 1992 on Scanair all children got a little package with wings, pens and a few other things that I've forgotten about. They are probably in a box somewhere around here.
Anyways I think it was a nice gesture.  Smile

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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:37 am

On AA sometimes we still get wings, cannot figure out if we are supposed to have them or not, LOL.. In addition we get kids books that have puzzles, and games etc included in them... The book is sponsered by Coca Cola if I am not mistaken...
 
tanyaluvs2fly
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:40 am

see i was curious cause i'm flying next friday with my little girl.. and i remember flying LH and getting wings and color books
we're flying DL and didnt know if airlines still do little things like that
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:44 am

Tanyaluvs2fly:

Does not hurt to ask if they have anything to remember the trip by... It's all on the approach... If flight attendants have it, they are usually more than happy to pass those objects along.. I always loved handing out wings, activity books etc.. If I knew of a special occasion, I would have the cockpit crew, and cabin crew sign the flight plan and pass it along too..
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:52 am

KLM gives out playing cards.


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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:01 am

I think Qantas gives out playing cards (quite nice ones, in fact) and an activity packet containing crayons, puzzles, etc. In the US, USAirways and UA used to give wings, and Scenic airlines gives little balsa gliders.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:02 am

I work for Westjet and we give away lots of stuff. A lot of companies come to us wondering if we could giveaway their product. Last summer, for example, we gave away bottles of Pears shampoo, Royal Bank chocolates, Crayola Crayons (which we have since added to our flights permanently for kids), and various other promotions which I can't remember.

I personally have given away various Westjet pins, pens, stickers, and even a few hats to guests on our flights - and I work behind the scenes so I don't get to interact with our guests that much! While priceless to me, a family travelling with their kids sure to appreciate the thought that goes behind it. For those small kids - who may be travelling for the first time - being able to fly in an airplane, view the land far down below, check out the cockpit, and then have something given to them to remember their flight by; the thought and generosity goes a long way and those memories will remembered for a long time.

Sounds sappy but that's how I view it anyway.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:04 am

Britannia Airways used to give out kids packs, and probably still do. I remember when i was about 5 or 6 being allowed to visit the cockpit of our 737 inflight (those were the days!) and spoke to the flight deck crew , handed them a picture i had drawn of the plane and they gave me a postcard of our aircraft, overflying Mount Everest.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:09 am

SAS was giving away books and something else (I could not see exactly what from my seat) when I flew SEA-CPH with them about a month ago.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:33 am

Don't all A/L's give out playing cards?
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:44 am

I flew on Delta back in '98 and I got a plastic wings pin with the Delta logo on it from one of the Flight Attendants.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:08 pm

Here in India, the domestics give away a small backpack which usually has colouring crayons/pencils, a couple of music cassettes or CDs, some books, toffees . . . most everything is branded with the airline logo/name.

They discourage visits to the cockpit now, otherwise that used to be SOP at one time for children/UNM too.

 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:26 pm

Delta used to give out a plastic model Tristar, playing cards, and wings. I guess that was cut out of the budget many moons ago.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:30 pm

My nieces get a pair of wings whenever they fly with ATA and Continental.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:30 pm

On a recent flight on Delta in December, a passenger specifically asked the f/a about playing cards for their child to which the response was given, "I'm sorry, Delta no longer has playing cards to give out during flight."

Not sure about the wings or anything else, but my guess is on Delta there's not going to much of anything free.

But then again, with the number of parents who purchase their children portable DVD players and the such, who really needs those free items anymore?
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:11 pm

DL gives out "passports" which are cool. Probably to get autographs from the flight crew. They also give out wing STICKERS now!

my friend who is a FA gave me both! I cannot believe that it is now A STICKER, though!
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RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:22 pm

We have some plastic but cool looking wings with the @ in the middle. For our UMNR's we give them a pin with our logo. Company protocol instructs us to label this pin with the flight number. When I'm dealing out those pins, I draw a cartoon airplane and anachronistic pop culture sayings. OK, I'm the comedian in the bunch. I'll sometimes give out these pins to pet people and have them stick it on the pet carrier. I'll draw that airplane and put the pets name on it. I even did this for Dezi, the Chijuijuawa that took a bite out of my nose. See one of my previous posts in the thread about funny things.  Big thumbs up

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