ehgearbox
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Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:28 am

When I was younger, I remember that various airlines would hand out free decks of playing card with their logo on it. Does anyone know if any airlines still hand out free playing cards?
 
HALFA
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:33 am

Hawaiian Airlines has 24 Decks of cards to give out on every Trans Pacific and South Pacific flight but most people don't think airlines give out cards anymore so nobody ever asks us for cards. Just ask your flight attendant, and you shall receive.

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Loggy
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:34 am

I got some a couple of years back while boarding after lengthy delays from Srilankan at Bandaranaike as compensation, I think you could have a gift box of tea or some cards  Smile. Usually you can buy them at the gift shops .
 
Venezuela747
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:57 am

I have a deck of AA cards I got about 5 years ago or so....
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B4REAL
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:00 am

I picked up a deck of DL cards just this year, nice surprise.
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yowza
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:00 am

TG, SQ, MH do still as far as I know. BR and EK in J. BA, LH, AF, RA used to, not sure if they still do. Other than that I'm not sure. Being the compulsive gambler that I am I always have a deck of Bicycles on me anyway.

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ewr767
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:02 pm

We at CO gave them out for free on international flights until earlier this year. Cost Cutting. They had to go.
 
tundra767
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:18 pm

ATA has them on some flights
 
LFutia
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:30 pm

KLM has given me playing cards. I flew in Y class and they dished out 3-4 packs to me... although I forgot to ask for some last august. oh well... maybe next time.

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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:57 pm

I have a deck of AF cards. I got them CVG-CDG in '01. They're a good, quality deck of cards, too.

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FlagshipAZ
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:39 pm

American used to give out comp playing cards some time ago. Don't know whether they still do or not. I have about a dozen just from AA alone. If you're into collecting any airline's playing cards, check out E-bay. I can guarantee you that they list hundreds of them for sale on any given day.
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:23 pm

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 10):

IIRC, they came in red and blue with either silver or gold trim, and they featured a DC3 on the reverse. Or was it another plane?
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AsianFA
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:04 pm

My airline gives out lots of playing cards.We always have them on all flights.The theme is regularly changed every few months.They have just introduced a new one with First to Fly A380.3 guesses wat airline i work for.  Smile
 
wunala
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:28 pm

QF gives out cards. Just got the Vegemite ones. Yes I know that technically they are the kids ones, but the 2 yr old wanted me to have them!!!

The have normal blue ones too.

SAS give out cards, and postcards too in J.
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:26 am

American had playing cards that featured the DeHaviland DH-4, the Ford Tri-Motor & the Douglas DC-3, along with the various AA eagle logos over the years. I have one deck of cards whose box is like felt-lined on the outside.
It's interesting to watch (for yours truly anyway) how American's playing cards have changed over the years. The older decks are of better quality card stock while the newer ones are rather filmsy. Regards.
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kappel
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:36 am

Do the airlines that don't hand them out anymore (like CO) still have them onboard for sale? Or are they gone alltogether?
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irelayer
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:29 am

I got UA playing cards once.

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DAYflyer
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:50 am

I wonder how many decks Qauntas will need to carry on the 777 ULR flights from London to Sydney...(asuming they order the plane) ???????
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FlySSC
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:52 am

AF still does. In all the classes. Just ask the F/A.
 
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PA110
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:53 am

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 17):
Qauntas

Ooooh Major faux pas! It is QANTAS, an acronym. Therefore, no U.

I have decks from quite a few airlines that are no longer with us. I have old sets from AA, UA, DL, US, HP, KL, AF, MH, and SW. I also have from airlines no longer with us: PA, EA, WA and PI

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abrelosojos
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RE: Complimentary Playing Cards.

Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:06 am

I have got cards on the following airlines over the past year.

SQ (various cities themes), MH, TG, JL, NH, AI, PR, Cebu Pacific, and OZ. Guess all Asian airlines.

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