I didn't realize this thread had grown so long. I did write the letter to ACA
and Delta, but left out the safety card part. On the ACA
flight, I asked the flight attendant if I could take the one from the seat, she said sure, but came back with a new one from the galley and asked me to put the one I had back so I could get that new one. On the Song flight, I asked her if she had a spare and she said "Just take one from the seat." However, she was on the ball, so I'm sure either she replaced it or wrote a note to the cleaners. On the USA 3000 flight, I asked if I could take this one with me and she said "Yeah." The expression on her face looked like "Why are you even asking me." She had no idea you weren't supposed to take them. But, I believe the cleaners check them between every flight, so I'm sure it was replaced.
You remind me of the Scandinavian punks that would slash the seat belts off when they deplaned the aircraft and use them later as a belt.
If an SAS flight attendant told the people they could take the seat belts, is that stealing? I would say no.
Why are you taking emergency safety cards in the first place?
Why do you care if a ACA
/Delta/USA 3000 representative told me I could take them?