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Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 9:26 pm

Besides my older timetables, I am most proud of my unused Braniff ticket from the third reincarnation!
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 10:14 pm

Hmmm... Mine would have to be my Starbucks coffee mug that UA and Starbucks gave to all of the Flight Attendants when UA started serving their coffee on the planes. It belongs to my fiance, who is an FA for them, but I use it all the time, since she does not drink coffee, I love it.

I love most of my collection of models as well. My fiance has lots of UA stuff (being a crewmember and all), some of it I would love to get my hands on, but is not intended for outside reading.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 10:29 pm

Has to be the ticket and leather pouch carrying a superb-quality A4 booklet from a Concorde flight from Washington to London in 1993. Sadly, about 18 months ago they changed the format of the book to a cheap looking, poorly-designed, uninformative product.
I'm also rather pleased with the Eastern Airlines sickbag I got on a flight in 1988, it has a pattern on it that looks like a sepia picture of puke!
I was also given an Ansett sick-bag, which if you didn't spew into it, could then be used to send your photos away for processing.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 10:37 pm

Ahhhh, concorde..
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 10:49 pm

Without a doubt, my most prized possession is my Eastern Airlines timetable dated June 13, 1967. On the following day, my life changed as my family moved from St.Louis to New York. We flew into Kennedy Airport and I was introduced to all the major airlines of the world. I became a true aviation fan that day. I also have some ticket-holders from the flight.

 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 10:52 pm

I have two, all of my Canadian Airlines memorabilia, and a wooden model of a DC-9. It is stunning. Completely hand-carved, cost $240. If your ever at Dorval airport, they sell them there.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 11:16 pm

My most prized possession is a photo of me in the pilot's seat of a British Airways Concorde....
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Fri Jun 15, 2001 11:18 pm

My TWA 717 poster.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:32 am

A pair of socks I stole from Air France first class as I was boarding - to my seat in coach!

BTW - Quebec City's airport has a fantastic model plane collection/store, in case anyone's interested...
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 4:51 am

All of my mother's OA uniforms from the 60s, 70s and 80s designed by Pierre Cardin and others. Too bad she kept few of them and she threw most away. A very stupid thing to do.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 5:02 am

Don't call your mother stupid.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:11 pm

Mine is a Bristows Sikorski-S61 safety card-very rare!! The flight was operated by Stornoway Coastguard, my pal is the pilot and i got one on the flight.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:21 pm

Not really an airline object but more of a Military.
My B-25 Altimeter thats been given by my grandfather.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:16 pm

Mine is an AeroMini Pan American B707 my brother purchased in 1977 and gave to me... an item valuable to me as much as much for its sentimentality as its rarity. It also looks nice next to another jet pioneer, a Dinky BOAC DH Comet 1 I purchased from a sweet lady on eBay for only ten bucks.
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RE: 50yr Eastern Medallion

Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:41 pm

My father worked for Eastern for 35yrs. I have many things for the carrier, the last copy of their inflight mag., many timtables, ete.,etc. However the two things I keep in the middle of our family display case are;

One an autographed B727 picture from Frank Borman, with pictures of him giving it to me in 1980.

Two, The 50th Anniversary medallion which contains metal from most of the aircraft Eastern had flown since the Pitcairn Mailwing and from the Apollo 8 spacecraft.

Thanks for asking this question, these are two really cool things I wish I could share with all of you who love the airline business.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:47 pm

I have quite a few:

First of all, a collection of all the boarding passes I accumulated on every flight I've been on since 1990 (and that's a HELL of a lot of flights!)

Safety cards from Lufthansa DC-10, Canadian DC-10 and BA 747-400.

A collection of numerous plane models

An array of cuttlery from AirNZ, Australian Airlines (deceased) and Singapore Airlines

Various in-flight magazines from a host of different airlines.

Oh, and not to mention two plastic salt & pepper caps from BA.

Cheers,

The Pirate King  Acting devilish
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 3:49 pm

I would have to say my bottle of Dom Perignon ("taken" from first class and delivered to me at the other end of the aircraft!) that a very nice cabin crew member gave me when she learned I was resigning from that airline.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 7:14 pm

Mine would have to be my vanity kit from Philippine Airlines with gucchi colgneLOL. And my set of four model aircraft from them to. They FA was nice enough to get some when she returns to Philippines(because they were out of stock) and call when she arrives back in Los Angeles like the next week and have us pick it up at her hotel.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sat Jun 16, 2001 10:25 pm

Hey all,

It's great reading everyone's prized airline possesions.
I would have to say that my rather substantial collection of saftey cards would be mine. Especially my late 70's Air Canada L-1011. I also have B727 cards from AC (actually, I have safety cards from all Air Canada a/c type).
Keeping with saftey cards, I have an Eastern B757, Republic DC-9, Canadian B767, A320 and F-28, and perhaps the best of all, an Air France Concorde card.
Other prized possesions would be Air Canada L-1011, B747 and B767 models in AC's early 80's colors and their inflight magazine 'Enroute' celebrating AC's 50th anniversary.
That's all for now!!

AC_B777
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:23 am

Two pairs of really nice chopstick with holders that showed up in fedex package unexpectedly a couple days ago.

It was my birthday gift with a nice card from singapore airline singed by san francisco office staff.

I know that it's just a little thing, but somehow I feel that it's quite special to me.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:34 am

On my first flight ever, at about age 5, I flew with Continental Airlines. When I got on the plane a stewardess pinned a set of "wings" on my shirt. It was the coolest thing ever, I felt like I was flying the plane.
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:44 am

My Airline ID's.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:47 am

A picture of me in the cockpit of a Southwest Boeing 737-300 with the Captain's cap on and sitting on the left seat while the plane was parked at MDW. Didn't think anything of it at that time until I realized how hard it was to get my picture taken in the cockpit thereafter.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:58 am

a set of coach seats that came off of a Hawaiian Air DC-8-62. Orchid floral patterns in Pink, Purple and Orange.... very groovy!

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Pan Am / National Pin

Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:44 am

During the Pan Am and National merger, I acquired a pin (about the size of a half dollar.) It is one of those halograms that has the Pan Am logo, but if you looked at it from another angle you saw the National logo (the sunshine logo.) I was just a kid at that time and was always calling the airlines asking for pictures and timetables and other good stuff. I also have some pilot wings form Eastern, Ozark, Wien Air Alaska, among others.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 5:20 am

OK... well, I have a Pan AM winter weather coat my father brought home from FRA after Delta took over Pan Am's euro ops. After going through my parent's cabinets i founda shot glass from Southern Airways "Our 22nd Year 1949-1971". RIght now i think my most prized possesion is a plastic bag from Qantas that a former co worker signed for me right before my first trip down under.

I wish i knew where i left my menu from a Concorde charter to Atlanta. I didn;t fly it, but one of the pilots gave it too me. I also have packed up a childrens book written and autographed by a Delta pilot.

On a side note, is there a tendency for a family to continue working with airlines.. Like, for instance, My father worked for Delta, now I work for FedEx (actually around and on the planes)... just curious?

later
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 5:24 am

Not sure if this qualifies as this doesn't relate to any particular airline...

I have a very nice mounted RB211 turbine blade (one of the smaller internal components, about 10 inches long...not from the front fan I hasten to add).

This was given to me by a good friend of mine who has a brother who works for RR...who 'procured' it for me  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 10:29 pm

A sealed wet towel from the first charter flight I ever took on Air Columbus, does this airline still exist?
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 11:21 pm


A pair of seats from MAS's first DC10-30 (9M-MAS) used previously in their "Executive Suite" (a sort of lounge located behind First Class), decked out in a very retro multicolour yellow/blue/red fabric
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 11:31 pm

A couple more:

A New York Air "Flying Nosh" bag.

A Delta Connection wooden ticket counter sign (given to me the summer after I worked for Business Express)

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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Sun Jun 17, 2001 11:49 pm

My ticket, boarding card, safety card and lifejacket(given to me by crew member) from the last ever BA Super VC10 flight
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:28 am

Also got a couple of photos issued by BA, of the first transatlantic supersonic passenger service between London and Washington on 24/6/76. The pics are were signed by the F/O on that flight, Capt. Brian Calvert.
Two mugs issued to BA Concorde Engineering staff in the past few years, one for the 21st anniversary on transatlantic operations, and one issued two years ago as thanks for 100 LHR departures without a technical delay, (we actually got to 142 without going tech, and later that year did another 118, but got nothing for that!)
A beautiful picture of G-BOAF in flight commencing reheat, presented to Concorde staff in a card with thanks from the fleet's Chief Pilot and head of Engineering.
Have a book issued by Aeroflot in 1973 to mark 50 years of operations. Full of pictures of the then fleet, with cheesey propaganda and bland worthy statements.
A couple of highly detailed and illustrated softback books commisioned by Boeing detailing their proposals for supersonic transports. These date from the early-mid 1990's and highlight both ecomonic and technical challenges as well as potential designs.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:39 am

1) My collection of TWA Ambassador magazines from the 70's all the way up to 2000.

2) Legacy of Leadership - A Pictoral History of Trans World Airlines (Awesome book, got it on ebay)


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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 2:59 am

A small tomato juice sized can of Coca-Cola I got on a KLM 737 in 1999 from Paris to Amsterdam
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 4:36 am

My 5 year gold anniversary pin from Continental. Its been a dream to work with them, and the small globe pin will have a very special place in my collection.

Also a set of Eastern first class coffee mugs that was given to me by a retired pilot. The best thing about then, is that they were never used.  Smile
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 5:36 am

A 1:100 B747-400X Strech model I got from a contact. I wish this plane got the chance to fly.

See Ya.....Joel
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 6:20 am

An unopened, plastic wrapped, deck of playing cards from Ozark airlines. Very nice looking in deep blue and gold.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:00 am

A 1965 Flight Attendants Manual for Eastern Airlines... it's really interesting.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:17 am

Mines gota be my 1/30 Real travel agent model scale British Airways "Union Flag" B747-436, that my best friend (now!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) managed to pinch when the BA travel shop he was working in was being renovated.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
How pleased was i when i saw his car comming down the road with a BA747 perched on the roof, that was almost as big as the car its self!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
It's gota be worth $$$!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I love it, even though it takes up pretty much all of my room. You can see through the windows and all the seats are there (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First) It must have took ages to do, there's like over 150 economy seats, it's sooooo cool!

BTW - does anybody have any idea on how much it's worth???

Thanks
Dan
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:21 am

A bra from a stewardess!
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:24 am

The last Ozark ('86) timetable and 2 full service settings of TWA first class dinnerware from '78.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:27 am

An original TAT brochure from July 1929, many timetables from the 30s, 40s and 50s, Air India, JAL and Air New Zealand First Class items from the 50s and 60s (some Sterling Silver!) Lots of US domestic first class items from the 60s and 70s. Lots more, none of which I'd care to lose. Thank God for Rottweillers and Fire alarms for security.
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:55 am

I have 6 unused swissair tickets. and 2 Unused PanAm world tickets.
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:21 am

My TWA L-1011 model in the double stirp colors this is the only plane that'll look great in this scheme in my opinon; My Jetblue A320, my Canadian 747-400 My mulitcolored Air Jamaca A310

My Braniff 727-200 wearing the Flying colors of the United Stated done by Alex Calder as well as the Lufthansa CRJ in the Litte Europ scheme.

And I can't leave out my VS 747-400 and free T-Shirt and postcard of their 747-400 in nc sent by VS for free just for prasing the airline and dissing BA by telling them of my bad experiences.
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Beefmoney
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:44 pm

Another one Ive got is a photo of my sitting in the Captains seat of an AWA A320. Ive got it framed and hung on the wall right in front of me
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:08 am

My most prized airline possession is my AirTran shotglass. It was the employee Christmas gift they give at AirTran every year. It has a picture of a 717 on one side, and the AirTran logo with the year 1999 on the other. I made very good use of it that night after getting it at work only hours before  Big grin .
 
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RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:17 am

hmm

We have a blanket the original National Airlines back in the 50's...

Also just started my own safety card collection...

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