DL_Mech
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Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sat Feb 19, 2000 9:42 am

What is your most treasured airline memorabilia? I have my first safety card that I stole (TW 707 dated 1972) and a Pan Am 1:100 707-321 Travel Agent model. Also, do your families or significant other understand your airline obsession? My girlfriend will never understand.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
 
bacardi182
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sat Feb 19, 2000 9:46 am

i have a ton of those bags that they give to buisness and first class passengers. my new obsesion is stealing airline blankets. i also always take the inflight magazine and anyhting else that i can possibley steal. (i am 16 you know). i had a friend that stole a seat bealt and used it as a belt for his pants
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sat Feb 19, 2000 12:53 pm

I have a 24 year old wisky bottle never been open seal i thank god still in tack and it from western from its 50th anaversery so it has a special logo on one side very neat
 
RWally
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 1:59 am

I got all sorts of things, and my friends don't get why I like airplanes.
 
ChucknSteph
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 2:35 am

I'm working on a collection of 1/200 scale models. I want all the series of commercial aircraft since the Ford tri-motor to the 777. I have the L-1011, 747-100, 747-400, 727-200, DC-4, and the 707. All this stuff means allot to me, and I'm sure that sometimes my family thinks that I get carried away. But for me, like some people think the corvette or the titanic was awesome, I love the history of commercial aircraft. We take it for granted that we can just hop aboard a plane and get LA in just a few hours. For me, like when the first pressurized Boeing 307 rolled out, it's still absolutely incredible that mankind contained this wonderful, trecherous, awesome ability of flight.
 
Guest

RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 2:47 am

KLM 747-300 model
KLM 747-400 model
Balair A310 Model
Air France 737-200 model
Boeing 777 model -Boeing colors

My luggage is American Airlines luggage

I have United and Northwest cups from the 80s.
Delta, Northwest, Eastern, and United playing cards
Air India timetable from 1972

Pratt and Whitney sales and information literature from the 70s to the early 90s.

I have a lot more, but these are my favorite things. Nobody really understands my love of aviation either. Good thing nobody holds it against us!
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 4:16 am

I used to collect timetables and in-flight magazines, but those times ended when my wardrobe exploded. Now I have to survive on stealing the engines of the planes I fly one. Well, I guess everyone is allowed to steal a little something, right?

Stupid remarks aside, I collect posters, postcards, photos, and basically anything that looks like a civilian airliner. And nope, no one understands me, and even the thought of preferring civilian airliners to military ones makes my fellow students laugh in my face.....

Well, I guess they have never seen their little pathetic Su-29s standing beside (or under the fuselage of) a 747, that's all.
 
thai747
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 10:41 pm

Probably Ticket on BOAC and KLM .. ( KLM dated in 1969 and BOAC dated 1971 ) BKK - MNL and back , from my aunt's friend...

Noone would understand my obsession!!! When I travel with my friends.. i tend to keep the obsession down!
 
airbus60
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 11:02 pm

my most treasured airline thingy, would have to be a first class boarding pass, off British Airways.
 
teahan
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Sun Feb 20, 2000 11:03 pm

I would love to take a DVD player from AA or some airline like that. That would be great. You know it is not stealing. The airlines expect you to take something ??
Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
HermansCVR580
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Mon Feb 21, 2000 9:00 am

My treasure is my North Central Gate sign with Herman on it from the Green Bay Airport. Or my set of Northliner employee newsletters I collected 
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Matt D
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Mon Feb 21, 2000 9:25 am

I just have boxes and boxes and more boxes taking up an entire closet filled with timetables, brochures, ticket jackets, luggage tags, and numerous other odds and ends. I don't want to get rid of it, but I have nowhere else to put it. I also have a USAir gate sign, measuring about 1'X3' just sitting behind a doorway collecting dust. I don't think it has been moved an inch since '95. I love it, but have no use for it or anywhere to put it. I think it's time to put that thing on e-bay.
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Mon Feb 21, 2000 9:37 am

Ive got about 200 OAGs from the 60s,70s,80s, Ive also got about 1500-2000 timetables from the same time period. My most prized items are from my large Hughes Airwest collection.
 
flygirl
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Teahan - Don't Steal

Wed Feb 23, 2000 7:06 am

I realize you are young and have not faced rising ticket fares as an adult. May I point out that the attitude you displayed in your earlier posting about "the airline expects it" is a main reason why airfares escalate and are so high today. Due to the latest advanced technology and the competition between airlines to provide the latest and greatest in travelling comforts, the cost to these airlines for these onboard features is quite high. A DVD player for example could cost an airline $500.00 per unit. Imagine if numerous other passengers felt as you did and a trend started to "remove" this equipment from flights. By taking these expensive items offered on board, you change the projected operating cost for this amenity from a life expectancy budget to an ongoing replacement budget for the airline. This type of cost increase can only be recouped through a rise in ticket pricing if the airline is not willing to cut the budgeted amount in another area...such as inflight meals. Safety cards, inflight magazines, etc. are the items that an airliner expects to supply constant replacement for. Electronic equipment is not in this category.

One way or another, you or the rest of the travelling public, are paying for these high ticket items being taken off the aircraft. Another consequence is this and I shall relate a true story from one of my flights. An army captain was given a power adaptor to operate his laptop computer from his seat for the power supply built into the seat he occupied. When he deplaned, he took the adaptor with him instead of turning it in at the end of the flight. Flight crews have charts to fill in recording who used what in the way of electronic equipment provided by the airline and the passenger PNR gives the airline all the information that is needed to find this person. In my case, the captain was contacted by phone by the airline at his office and advised that he"forgot" to hand in the adaptor. This adaptor BTW costs $250.00. It was dropped off at the local airport the next day and I'm sure the captain was embarrassed that he had been caught and contacted.

Don't set yourself up for this kind of humiliation and do your part to keep the price of travelling at an acceptable level for everyone.

 
david_mx
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 8:10 am

I have the first airline ticket i ever saw, Mexicana in old pink and gold livery. My first interesting flight from MTY to MEX and MEX - Acapulco on a very old 727. (Thank God I didn't knew nothing about planes on that time - I was 9 -) And American Eagle safety cards.
 
teahan
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RE: Flygirl

Wed Feb 23, 2000 8:22 am

I am not mad you no. I do not steal stuff. You should know that. IT WAS A JOKE !!!!!!! Ok. I am sure the air fares do not rise by me taking an inflight magasine (that you are allowed to take) . Take a look at it this way. Did you watch AIRSHOW on the BB2 last Friday. 250 000 silver spoons were taken from Crossair last year. I often fly Crossair and I would never even think of taking one............why not check out the hobby section where people take blankets, earphones, safety cards and everything else that can be taken. I DO NOT DO THAT

Jeremiah Teahan

Jeremaih    that someone called him a stealer when he only was joking. Right glad to have got that straight....
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
flygirl
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RE: Teahan

Wed Feb 23, 2000 9:04 am

Teahan:

Forgive me if you interpreted my message as a direct hit on you. I was trying to be careful not to make an accusation of stealing and hanging you as a culprit because I really do understand why you made your original post...it is tempting but no direct asperations on your character were intended. Because you brought the subject up I saw an opportunity to caution anyone contemplating this action to beware of the procedures that airliners have in place to chase you if this form of theft occurs. This is a public forum, read by people around the world, and that is the audience I am addressing on this subject. I read your post as planting the idea; my post was pointing out the potenial consequences. Safety cards, inflight magazines, etc., of course you are right; not a consideration and help yourself. Unfortunately there are many people that fly who do not see anything wrong with lifting expensive equipment. Although nowadays much of it is repossessed by the methods I touched on, it still takes time and manpower to trace each incident and track down the perpetrators.

Again, I apologise if you thought my post was a direct accusation to you.

Friends?  
 
Guest

RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 9:30 am

My wife only tolerates my collecting habits. I mainly collect silverware, glasses, and coffee cups. Occasionally I will stray from my norm and abscond with an emergency card or two (depending on the aircraft), but my most prized possessions are items I collected from Condor's 2nd to last DC-10 (D-ADQO); a Condor clothing hangar, passenger seat back kit (headsets, emergency card, in-flight magazine, barfbag), and some assorted first class food service items. I know they aren't worth much but I'm keeping them for sentimental reasons, I know eventually she'll understand. ADIOS
 
CXA330-342
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 9:49 am

I never really take anything, except for the complimentary stuff. I always ask for airline playing cards. I only have one model, and that was from in flight shopping. It is a 1:200 QANTAS 747-400 in the regular livery. I actually wanted the Nalanji or Wunala Dreaming ones, but we did not have enough Australian dollars to buy it. Why my mother didn't take out American dollars is still a mystery to me. I know she had at least three credit cards with her!
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 9:53 am

My most treasured item is probably a picture of a SWA 737 signed by the captain.
 
PA006
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 9:59 am

Soy sauce from a KE flight in 1980...
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 11:01 am

Well take what ever I can...I remember the first time that I flew I was so excite I didnt sit down the whole time....I dont think that my girl friend will ever understand I mean she just says nice plane or cool...She trys   Am I crazy? Im only 14 but still love airplanes...I have no idea but oh well...



DMD-11
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Feb 23, 2000 12:52 pm

Utensils from AF. I could invite friends and still have extra forks, knives and spoons -late 70s early 80s model-...I chose well because now these sets show up in books about design. They're a classic!
 
koolguy40
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British Airways Tarp

Fri Feb 25, 2000 6:41 am

I just recently acquired a tarp from the Boeing plant that reads "Twenty Eigth Boeing 777 for Brithish Airways". It was on the 777 while it was being built. It is wonderful! The thing is HUGE!!! It could cover my car. It is white, 18 feet long and 6 feet wide. It's outlining boarder is blue(like the color for "boeing"), the letters are all printed in blue except the British Airways which is printed in their letters like on the plane but in Black. It has the Red and Blue Swish. I wonder how much one of these things would go for?

 
b744
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Richard Branson's Balloon

Fri Feb 25, 2000 9:12 am

Well, a piece of it anyway! (The one he crash landed in the Algerian desert). About 6 by 6 inch piece, framed and personally signed by Virgin Atlantic's Chairman Richard Branson.
 
Westjet_737
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RE: Richard Branson's Balloon

Fri Feb 25, 2000 11:02 am

My:

Westjet B737-200 model.
All of my canadian airlines stuff...
Canadian 737 and A320 safety cards. Both in Old livery
Cp Air pouch/bag
And sooooo... much more.




 
OH-LGA
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Fri Feb 25, 2000 1:26 pm

Well, I have a bit of treasured airline stuff   But it's mostly Finnair, since that's the airline I fly most. Here's what I have

Finnair -
-3 napkins announcing their new Airbus aircraft
-a CAAC Airport Tax receipt (found it in the seat pocket of my SFO-HEL flight, number MH03836190)
-12 "refreshing towlettes" made for Finnair by Lumene Cosmetics
-8 salt/sugar/accessory packets that come with meals
-a Finnair head rest cover (disposable thingy you put your head on, taken from seat 28A aboard OH-LGA, while visiting SFO to take pictures of the MD-11, was the same seat I sat at while travelling home a month earlier)

Timetables I have: (1 unless otherwise denoted)
Finnair (4)
Malev
Pulkovo
Aeroflot
KLM
SABENA
China Airlines
Estonian Air

I also have those stickers that say "Close for taxi, takeoff, landing, and turbulent weather." Those would go great on a dashboard no? (shoutout to Antti with Finnair at HEL who sent them to me!)

My most treasured posession would have to be the head rest cover, when I get some airline seats for my room (hey, it could happen   ) It goes smack dab on there. hehe

Moi,
Kai
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
 
Trident
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Mar 01, 2000 9:22 am

Apart from post cards and the usual "stuff" (tickets etc), ny favourite bits are some technical manuals and promotional material passed on to me by my late uncle who was a technical instructor with Aer Lingus up until he died. Included are:

Boeing 720-048 technical manual (1961)
Pratt & Whitney brochure (ca 1967)
Boeing 737 sales brochures (1966-67)
Sperry Autopilot book (1945'ish)
 
Prinair
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Wed Mar 01, 2000 10:05 am

My most precious airline collectible is a TWA menu that was used on the JFK-ROM papal flightin 1965. It is in mint codition and even includes a passenger and crew list. I have countless items from Eastern such as timetables, seating charts, flight attendant manuals, glasses and cups (60s to shutdown). I have also managed to collect flight attendant manuals from around the world (New YorK Air is one of my favorites)and approx. 800 timetables (PA/NA merger from 1980 with both logos is one of my favorites).I have a booklet with lots of color pictures from Lockheed introducing the L1011. It is some sort of press kit that was probably handed to prospective airline buyers since it includes all sorts of performance and engine specs and many examples of seating layouts. If anyone has an old Pan Am flight attendant manual (Original Pan Am 60s to closing) in good condition and you are willing to sell it please post it!!
PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
 
Matt D
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Anyone Want To Buy This?

Wed Mar 01, 2000 11:26 am

In going through some of my old airline stuff, I discovered something I long since forgot I had....
A metal sign, measuring about 8"X13". It is painted white with the old USAir rust colors logo, and the caption "Fly the USA on USAir".
There is also a red stripe running around the edge.
I'm open to any reasonable offer.
I bought it circa 1994 at the El Toro airshow.
 
MCOtoATL
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Pan Am / National Pin

Wed Mar 01, 2000 12:03 pm

Many years ago when Pan Am and National Airlines merged, I was given a pin that is some sort of halogram. If you look at it from one angle, you see the Pan Am logo. From another angle, you see National's sunshine logo.

I also have a set of 4 Schabak Pan-Am jets (1:600 scale.) There is a 747, 727, A300, and A310. I am actually hoping to sell this fairly soon.

I have a set of plastic airline "wings" from Ozark airlines and Wien Air Alaska. I also have a red and white Eastern Airlines button.
 
John
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Thu Mar 02, 2000 2:04 am

My aircraft models. And yes, basically no one in my family can understand my obsession with this hobby. Just a few of my airline pals can relate. This is basically a lonely hobby, but I enjoy it very much. Only one that is a true aviation enthusiast, can appreciate this hobby.
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Thu Mar 02, 2000 5:25 am

I take everything that is possible, the inflight magazine, the sick bag, the safty card, the salt & pepper sachets, the suger and creamer sachets the tissues that come with the knife & falks and even those cheap plastic sturers with the service writen on them, really anything with the airlines name on.
 
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RE: Your Treasured Airline Crap

Thu Mar 02, 2000 5:30 am

I take everything that is possible, the inflight magazine, the sick bag, the safty card, the salt & pepper sachets, the suger and creamer sachets the tissues that come with the knife & falks and even those cheap plastic sturers with the service writen on them, really anything with the airlines name on.

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