andz
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Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:23 pm

When I was younger I was a member of the Junior Jet Club. I had a logbook that you gave to the captain on each flight and he would log the flight distance, aircraft reg, his name etc. I can recall having a similar logbook from British Caledonian. Do any airlines still have such things or have they also been consigned to the past along with gorgeous flight attendants, free drinks and good manners?
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:28 pm

Oh absolutely! On a recent (Jan '06) trans-Atlantic with CO, my child received stick-on pilot's wings!

Oooooooooooh.
 
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:44 pm

Virgin Atlantic is very good for kids, you can get "kid packs" which has different things to keep kids occupied...

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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:16 pm

I do believe SQ has a FFP for the kids.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:17 pm

BA certainly have kids packs, Finnair too, and I think BA has their SkyFlyers scheme for kids?
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:20 pm

Quoting SCEagle (Reply 1):
Oh absolutely! On a recent (Jan '06) trans-Atlantic with CO, my child received stick-on pilot's wings!

I hated getting those as a kid. I only liked the pin on ones  Silly.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:22 pm

NZ has kids packs on long haul flights as well ..
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:34 pm

Do any of these programs include the flight logbook I mentioned?
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:11 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I only liked the pin on ones

That's the only kind they had when I was a kid. Still overrated IMO. I never understood why everyone was so excited about them.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:34 pm

Quoting SATX (Reply 9):
That's the only kind they had when I was a kid. Still overrated IMO. I never understood why everyone was so excited about them.

I think it was having the Captain pin them on in the cockpit and getting to see the cockpit(often during flight) that made it so special. It's a shame it's gone, my 9 y.o. son got to do this once, I'm afraid my younger daughter won't have the chance.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:59 pm

Air Transat does as well:
http://www.airtransat.ca/en/kids_club/
click on "become a member"
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:14 am

I used to be a member of CX's kids-club..  Smile
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:23 am

I remember going on VS back in '95 and they had great facilities then, games consoles, cartoons etc
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:13 am

I flew QF to Australia when I was a kid and on each of their longhaul flights, I got a nice rucksack full of toys and kids magazines. Since I flew LHR-BKK-SYD and then Darwin-SIN-LHR, I ended up with 4 bags and I liked it.
I also had a LH logbook back then and as a member of the kids club I received birthday gifts every year + quarterly magazines. Those were the days...
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:13 am

AF has a full product for its youg travelers, a whole concept, called "Planète Bleue" (Blue planet).
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:49 am

I think US had/still has the "US Airways Kids Club", but I'm not sure if it's something everyone can get in on or if it's just for unaccompanied minors.

Quoting Seamefly (Reply 12):
I used to be a member of CX's kids-club..

My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida when I was 2. I can't remember what all came with it, but I do remember getting a "membership certificate", a magazine every couple of months with aviation-related stuff in it aimed for kids & other things included. I also remember getting a set of "baseball cards" in one issue with details about a different Delta plane type on each one. It even had the A310, IIRC. I found a couple copies of the magazine a while back & I remember seeing something in one about how they had movies on the L-1011 & 767 flights only (at that point).

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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I hated getting those as a kid. I only liked the pin on ones Silly.

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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:49 am

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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 16):
My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida when I was 2.

I was a Delta Fantastic Flyer too! I remember getting a certificate, wings, and a magazine four times a year. The magazine had the Fantastic Flyer mascot, Dusty (the Delta "Air Lion") and usually a lot of interesting stories about places where Delta flew. I remember when Delta acquired Pan Am's transatlantic routes there was a big article about all the new destinations (a lot of which have now been dropped.)

Another time, the Fantastic Flyers were all sent a fold out Delta route map with one city located in the wrong place. If you correctly identified it, you were eligible for a drawing to win a free trip to Walt Disney World. I didn't win, but I still remember the mislabeled city was Dublin, Ireland - they put it on the Isle of Man.
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:58 am

I was on a flight to NRT last year and there was a mother on the flight with 3 kids up in Biz class with us. (all well behaved) They were on the way to meet their dad/husband in Bangkok and the kids all had coloring books and other trinkets from Thai Air who they would be transferring to in Tokyo. Looks like they sent stuff to them before they even took off from the States.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:23 am

I know Aer Lingus had the kids logbook, I don't know if they still do. I remember when I was young getting the logbook and having the captain sign it after a short visit to the cockpit. This was back when Aer Lingus still had the 747's.
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:36 am

Quoting DavidT (Reply 5):
BA certainly have kids packs

BA has a simply fantastic program for kids. My three kids received a bag heaped with all kinds of games last time we traveled with them. They received all kinds of individualized attention too. My daughter happened to turn 9 years old that day, and somehow the crew had picked on that from our conversation. They managed to have a card signed by the entire crew just for her, and a BA teddy-bear to go along with it. Clearly outside the scope of duty. I will never forget how well we were taken care of on that flight.

To top it off - the Captain congratulated by daughter personnally over the PA system as we were parking the gate at LHR.

Priceless memory that we still talk about today. Talk about feeling special!  Smile
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting DavidT (Reply 5):
I think BA has their SkyFlyers scheme for kids?

Yes. See: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/child/public/en_gb
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:06 pm

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 16):
My mom signed me up for DL's Fantastic Flyer club on a trip to Florida

I was also a DL Fantastic Flyer (now a DL FF  Wink) my aunt or grandmother registered me on a trip from LHR to (eventually) MCO in 86. I remember the magazine, wings, a trip to the cockpit and these little plastic models of the plane I was on, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. BTW, I fly DL all the time and dont see anything about this program anymore, does anyone know when it was discontinued?
 
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RE: Do Airlines Still Have Kids Programs?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:37 pm

Aeroflot has an entirely different FF program for kids. In-flight they also give kits out to their young passengers so that they can amuse themselves throughout teh flight.

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