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Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:26 pm

In http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/14530/ I jokes a bit about taking unusual souvenirs from a plane. Some people takes ordinary stuff like cutlery or drinking glasses, when leaving the plane.

Has anyone ever seen important parts missing from a plane, because some pax wanted a rare souvenir?
Considering how eager some people are to collect things, this must have happened more than one time.

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GulfstreamGuy
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:46 am

I don't believe it was an "unusual" souveiner, but I did take a "British Airways" champagne glass off of the Concorde when it visited LIT in 1996.


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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Tue Jul 06, 2004 6:21 am

Some crafty bugger nicked the big plaque off the front galley of Concorde during disembarkation. I wouldn't mind but how do you get this large plaque past everyone - not to mention it needs a screwdriver to get it off.

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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:33 pm

Might have been a crewmember as well...  Smile

Well, a lot of people take the safety cards. Not a clever souvenir in my eyes... Some guy also sells tons of first class blankets from QF on EBay. Must have fallen of a truck, I guess..  Big grin
 
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:31 am

I know some people who took the seatbelt. They use it as a belt, and love to brag about where they got it. This is too much in my opinion.  Yeah sure

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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:48 am

wrapped bar soaps in lavatories?

now most airliners don't provide bar soaps.
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:50 am

Iberia still have soap bars on their DC9-87s and MD88s, I have half a dozen of them as they also make good air fresheners!

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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:47 am

Well here is where honesty pays....
I flew on Concorde on one of the special last flights. Dressed fine (tux).
Everyone was lifting everything. For reasons due to my better than average dress code, a representative of BA drove me to my car after we landed. I commented on the nerve of people to lift safety cards and other items. I noted that much of the material was not labelled "Concorde" and looked like first class wear. BA told me they were concerned on making sure enough cards were remaining with spares for the remaining legs back to London. I said if I was to lift something it would have been the headphones.

A week later a package arrived from BA. Inside a very nice note commenting on our discussion on Concorde materials. The staff remembered my discussion on headphones and wanted to send me a gift. Inside the package....were a pair of concorde headphones.
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:23 pm

GulfstreamGuy, one Hail Mary and a glass of champagne Smile

Cool Ba97, you behaved like a real gentleman - Tux and a good taste in Concorde souvenirs  Smokin cool You really deserved the headphones!

Acho, you could recommend the people you know, that they tries a flight on an old ex-Russian plane somewhere in Africa. Some of the interior (and more vital parts of the plane perhaps) might not be very well fixed to the fuselage (and wings) Acting devilish

Thanks also to the rest of you too Smile
It seems that people take things, that can be easily removed. Not very many people use tools like a screwdriver to get more rare souvenirs from the plane.

More replies will be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:58 pm

My brother stole a life jacket from a BA747. I was SO pissed at him.

I always take a bunch of those lemon scented moist towelettes they have on ATR's.

The weirdest thing I have ever taken was the meal log from a DL 767.
 
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:45 pm

Well, I have a bunch of National (The Sun God one) Airlines barf bags. UN-used, of course!!!

And there were some DA FA's I'd like to have taken home, too!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Unusual Souvenirs From A Plane

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:51 pm

When she was an f/a, my wife had a passenger get past her carrying the aircraft megaphone under his overcoat. A megaphone!

A docent at the USAF museum at Dayton said that a scoutmaster was stopped, carrying a hatch he'd removed from a display airplane. His scout troop saw him do it. Scratch "honest" from the list of scout virtues.

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