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So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:20 am

Hello. I am a new CSA for Comair Delta Connection and i bought myself a crew luggage tag at the delta skyshop at CVG. I asked the cashier if I could legally use this or if only Flight Crew could. She said it doesn't matter, but just to be 100 percent safe I wanted to make this post. Thanks,
Andre
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:24 am

Do as you wish. I wear my FAA Air Traffic Control badge everytime I fly...never hurts to let people know what you are.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:25 am

I have several crew tags on my luggage also, never got hassled or asked about them, though I always check my luggage.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:31 am

our crews luggage always goes in bulk cargo so it wouldnt make a diff!
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:32 am

If you are crew, sure use them, if you aren't I think you should have a second tag that reads "poseur" or "geek"
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:34 am

All our suitcases have SAA crew stickers on them and it has never been a problem, and the cases have never been loaded or unloaded with the actual crew baggage. It's the flight tag that counts.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:37 am

At my company, only flight crew (pilots and flight attendants only) are allowed to purchase crew tags at the company store, just as flight crews are the only employees allowed to purchase company issued wings, etc. I personally don't see any harm in using a crew tag if you already are an employee of the company, although some feel that the use of crew tags should be limited to just that- crews. Although it is not an official form of CREW identification- just merely a bag tag to avoid having pax mistake their bags for ours, it still is an item intended for crew use. I have seen fellow non-crewmember company employees using our crew tags, although I have questioned their motivation in obtaining one. Our company also sells the same bag tags without the CREW designation on it, so any non-crewmember can still proudly display a company luggage tag.

Just my $0.02.

Cheers!
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:46 am

As long as you're employed by the company, I don't see what harm could be done. You may also want to consider the relationship between your rampers and flight crew. At one airline I flew for, they absolutely hated us! If they saw a crew tag, they'd do their best field goal attempt with you bag! If they DO get along with flight crews, it may assure that your bag will be off first, or waiting in the jetway for you!
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting AirlineAV8tr (Reply 7):
At one airline I flew for, they absolutely hated us!

First crew scheduling, now the ramp. Maybe the problem is with your
workgroup.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:58 am

A famous local FBO (Flightcraft) used to hand out "CREW" bag tags at all of the local Northwest aviation conferences, which were primarily General Aviation.

Even though I'm an instrument-rated private pilot, do I want to identify myself as "CREW" when I'm not? Not particularly...I want my luggage handled the same as anybody else's when I pay someone else to do the flying for me  Smile If I become an actual professional aviatior at some point (which is my dream), then I will probably identify my bags when the situation warrants it. I could see getting into some sticky situations potentially...and what happens to "crew" tagged luggage that is checked? Isn't it put aside for the crew to retrieve (as in: not on the luggage conveyor) upon arriving at their destination?

Just my  twocents 
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:00 am

Quoting Christiaan (Reply 1):
I wear my FAA Air Traffic Control badge everytime I fly

LOL. I guess you guys really are "sky cops" if you get badges!
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:39 am

I have Crew cloth tags from my old and new companies, I use them and have no problems and actually it sometimes helps to show it off "CREW *** BASE" and company logo crew bag, to try to bypass the carry on rules especially with those pesky ASian airlines Big grin (I am non-rev and need to make quick connections blah blah hence read the crew tag on my carry-on, so dont try gate-checking my bag)
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:47 am

You can buy those at Airliners Show.
Buying them and using them, if your are not an airline employee, are two different things.
safe
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:53 am

When I was a ramper for EV, I went and bought an EV bag tag and wrote "RAMP" on it.

Perhaps airlines ought to make bag tags with "Employee" on it. To me "Crew" on a tag means pilots or F/As, not a ramper, gate agent, or wrench turner.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:59 am

First, as a CSA you are NOT defined as a crew member and I would ask a Supervisor before attaching it to your bag before traveling. With most regional airlines, 'Crew' tagged bags are left in cargo pit unless claimed plane side by that flight crew member. This is because often a crew will stay with a plane for several legs before switching planes and there is no reason to remove the bag if they are staying with that plane. So.. if you want to deal with chasing your bag around and then trying to explain why its tagged as a Crew member and your not one... I'd say go for it.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:02 am

I deadheaded (flew as a passenger as part of a work trip) from EZE to YYZ on AC. Because the flight was full I checked my crew bag with a crew bag tag. No one else on the crew checked anything and in fact took up much of the space on board for revenue passenger bags.
Upon arrival in YYZ my bag was not only the last to reach the baggage hall. It was delayed at least 30 minutes beyond the other baggage from our flight. I will never check a crew bag in again.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting Onetogo (Reply 10):

LOL. I guess you guys really are "sky cops" if you get badges!

They get airport badges so they can get into the tower through the security doors.... They have their picture and company name on them as well as the airport. I use my airport badge as identification when I fly.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:04 am

Just get a Comair tag. I am not crew but I have airline luggage tags (only the airline logo, not "CREW"). Makes the point that you are staff, and that you enjoy working where you do.

Resist the urge to put CREW tags on... it screams "poseur" and "wannabe". I personally would think that if you are a CSR and have a bunch of CREW insignia on the bag. A nice company or airline tag is all you need to "keep it real".

[Sidebar: I have heard of companies that forbid their top brass (CEO/VPs) to have their business card anywhere on their luggage while overseas. Reason being is that they could be a kidnapping target, and use the company contact info to extort a ransom from the company.]
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:39 am

I've noticed that it helps to have FAMs with "crew" tags. It saves me a couple questions, like "Why is that guy preboarding?" Also it's nice when they (sometimes) wear FAA badges. Badges make you look important to the masses.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:58 am

Quoting KLM672 (Thread starter):
She said it doesn't matter,

It does not matter. You can be 100% assured that you will not be hassled.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting Christiaan (Reply 1):
Do as you wish. I wear my FAA Air Traffic Control badge everytime I fly...never hurts to let people know what you are.

Problem is he is not a crewmember...he is passerger service. While I do not think its against any regulation...why would you want to make people think you are somethin g you are not? Would not you feel uncomfortable when say...the purser moves you to first class thinking you are a coleague and midflight starts conversation and you have to go like.."uhh..uhh...well I dont really fly but I thought is was cool.."
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:52 pm

Does the tag have a red tab at the end with white "CREW" written on it or is it just the tag that says Comair on it?

On a comair flight that crew tag is NOT the identification that indicates that it stays in the bin, so no worries there. You will know what it is soon enough, but I dont feel like it should be written here.

I am a CSA for OH up in BGR, welcome to the family.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:59 pm

Quoting Bistro1200 (Reply 17):
[Sidebar: I have heard of companies that forbid their top brass (CEO/VPs) to have their business card anywhere on their luggage while overseas. Reason being is that they could be a kidnapping target, and use the company contact info to extort a ransom from the company.]

It's not just airlines. Every time I leave the country (even for pleasure) I have to chat with someone from our "Asset Protection" group about where I am going, local customs, how to blend in, what to do if kidnapped, etc. I wonder which asset they are more worried about, me or the company laptop. They have some meeting to decide if it is "required business travel" and is there anyway to not go. Once I explain it is a billable consulting engagement they finally relent but not before making me jump through a few hoops.

The funny thing to me though is despite my security clearances the DoD just says have fun, thanks for telling us where you're going, and please tell us (and try to get phone numbers) if Al Qaida tries to recruit you.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting KLM672 (Thread starter):
I am a new CSA for Comair Delta Connection and i bought myself a crew luggage tag at the delta skyshop at CVG. I asked the cashier if I could legally use this or if only Flight Crew could.

Why? You're not crew!

If I was crew and saw every employee using crew tags, I'd be pissed. It defeats the whole reason for having a crew tag.

Crew Tags for crew. If you are a CSA then you can have a tag just like me.

Jimbo
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:30 pm

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 16):
I use my airport badge as identification when I fly.

Wearing my FX badge and Airport ID together have actually got me upgraded everytime I've worn it at check in.

"You work for FX at the airport?"

"Yes I do, and I love it."

"Would you like a complimentary upgrade to Business class?"

"Hell yes I would, and thank you!"

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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:52 pm

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 23):
If I was crew and saw every employee using crew tags, I'd be pissed. It defeats the whole reason for having a crew tag.

Yes, I quite agree.

Using crew tags here without due cause (ie: that you are crew) is a dismissable offence.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 12):
You can buy those at Airliners Show.
Buying them and using them, if your are not an airline employee, are two different things.

I was going to say the same thing. As a ramper I used to see all kinds of crew tags on bags eventhough the owners of the bags were not all crew members. I think crew tags are equated to writing fragile on a package you send in the mail with the idea you bag wil get some TLC.

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 16):
I use my airport badge as identification when I fly.

I did this in PHL, EWR, and PUJ it gets you through security faster. And I know in some places you get discounts in airport shops.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:01 am

Quoting CTHEWORLD (Reply 4):
If you are crew, sure use them, if you aren't I think you should have a second tag that reads "poseur" or "geek"

AGREED! If you are not crew, what is the point in pretending that you are? Whio cares one way or the other?
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:01 am

Quoting KLM672 (Thread starter):
Hello. I am a new CSA for Comair Delta Connection and i bought myself a crew luggage tag at the delta skyshop at CVG. I asked the cashier if I could legally use this or if only Flight Crew could. She said it doesn't matter, but just to be 100 percent safe I wanted to make this post. Thanks,
Andre

So instead of asking your supervisor or someone with some authority at Comair who can answer your question, you instead post it on an internet forum. Do you think that is the wisest thing? Why not go ask your supervisor?
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 23):
Crew Tags for crew.

That's true, even if at times having a "crew" tag can help you taking your bag as a carry-on even if the flight is full as it can be stored in the crew's closet...

In Italy, in the case of the police making an inspection on bags or at the security checks, you have to show a valid crew member ID if you've got a "crew" tag on your bag. Otherwise you could be charged for false pretences...
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting Christiaan (Reply 1):
Do as you wish. I wear my FAA Air Traffic Control badge everytime I fly...never hurts to let people know what you are.

There is no such thing as an "Air Traffic Control" badge. If what you are referring to is your FAA employee ID, you might want to review the FAA order addressing it's purpose and AUTHORIZED uses.

Quoting Onetogo (Reply 10):
LOL. I guess you guys really are "sky cops" if you get badges!

We don't get "badges". We do get an ID card. It's purpose and authorized use is defined in an FAA Order.
We do have some employees who like to think they have some sort of authority (sky cop) or influence in the Airline business.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:37 am

I have a bunch of Delta crew luggage tags that I bought at their company store when they were my client. I've never been a Delta employee. They've been on my bags for years and nobody's ever had a problem with them, on a Delta flight or on any other flight. They've sparked some interesting conversations for me and my coworkers who also had them - pilots asking us if we were flying that day, Delta employees approaching us at gates - but nobody seemed to have a problem once I explained why I have the tags.

We used them to demonstrate our pride in our relationship with our client - and because they are high quality luggage tags.  Smile The Delta store had no issue with selling them to us.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:37 am

Why would anyone want to carry a bag with a "CREW" tag while you are not one.What will be the next move to get more attention, wearing pilot uniform in a bar?
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 30):
We do have some employees who like to think they have some sort of authority (sky cop) or influence in the Airline business.

Federal Air Marshalls and

Aviation Safety Inspectors (they are allowed unescorted access at any airport)
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:44 am

Why would you want a "crew tag" if you aren't crew? I agree, that just screams "wannabe".

Its bad enough when employees non rev in plain clothes but flash their IDs so everyone know they are employees, but to have a crew tag when you are not crew? OMG!!!

When we nonrev, blending in and discretion is the key. Then later on the flight when the crew realize you are actually crew, they usually end up showering you with special treatment, (champagne, gifts etc.) even MORE. The point is as crew we don't mind treating employees with extra care, but if you flaunt the fact that you are employee, it appears that you expect special treatment from us.

Remember, less is more.

Just my opinion.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:54 am

Crew Tags are primarily for crews, not for Joe Schmow that works CS or Ramp. We have to have a way to distinguish our bags apart from everyone else's. As nowadays everyone has a black 22 rollaboard. Therefore I would suggest not using the crew tag on your luggage.


Sean from MCO and SDF
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 33):
Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 30):
We do have some employees who like to think they have some sort of authority (sky cop) or influence in the Airline business.

Federal Air Marshalls and

Aviation Safety Inspectors (they are allowed unescorted access at any airport)

FAMs are not FAA eployees. They do have badges. They are Cops.

ASIs have an ID credential, not a badge. I like to think of them as having "Responsibilities" vs "Authority". Their authority to run loose at an airport is limited by Law Enforcement and FAA regulations. On an aircraft they are still aboard at the Captains discretion. Being in an "Official Capacity" does not change that.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:09 am

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 30):
There is no such thing as an "Air Traffic Control" badge. If what you are referring to is your FAA employee ID, you might want to review the FAA order addressing it's purpose and AUTHORIZED uses.

WGAS.....I am sure you follow all orders to the letter now don't you? Get real

Ever show your "ATC Badge"  Smile at a security checkpoint, WOW strange looks if they have not ever seen an FAA ID before, or the thought goes through the head, "this could be an inspection" NOT, just use drivers license or passport to get through!

I wouldn't want anyone to even know what I do on an airplane, lets see, a delay blamed on ATC oh yes lets start that conversation on a flight next time, and it doesn't matter if you work in SEA TRACON and your flight is leaving from EWR to FLL your responsible for the delay for sure to the uninformed.

I want a crew tag too  brokenheart 
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting 777PURSER (Reply 20):
Quoting Christiaan (Reply 1):
Do as you wish. I wear my FAA Air Traffic Control badge everytime I fly...never hurts to let people know what you are.


Problem is he is not a crewmember...he is passerger service. While I do not think its against any regulation...why would you want to make people think you are somethin g you are not? Would not you feel uncomfortable when say...the purser moves you to first class thinking you are a coleague and midflight starts conversation and you have to go like.."uhh..uhh...well I dont really fly but I thought is was cool.."

I feel that as long as he works for the Airline, he is in no way lying while using a "Crew" Tag.

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 31):
There is no such thing as an "Air Traffic Control" badge. If what you are referring to is your FAA employee ID, you might want to review the FAA order addressing it's purpose and AUTHORIZED uses.

Quoting Onetogo (Reply 10):
LOL. I guess you guys really are "sky cops" if you get badges!

We don't get "badges". We do get an ID card. It's purpose and authorized use is defined in an FAA Order.
We do have some employees who like to think they have some sort of authority (sky cop) or influence in the Airline business.


1: True it's an ID card...we are talking about symantics at this point.
2: Please show me the order that states tha I can't use it as an ID badge.
3: Sky Cops and influence business...are you F$%king kidding me. I wear the "ID CARD" so that Crew know's that I work for the FAA and i'm here to assist in anything they need. Whats the problem with that??? I've NEVER been given an upgrade or "special" treatment onboard because of my badge....if you have then you should read the regs.



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Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 30):
There is no such thing as an "Air Traffic Control" badge. If what you are referring to is your FAA employee ID, you might want to review the FAA order addressing it's purpose and AUTHORIZED uses.

Quoting Onetogo (Reply 10):
LOL. I guess you guys really are "sky cops" if you get badges!

We don't get "badges". We do get an ID card. It's purpose and authorized use is defined in an FAA Order.
We do have some employees who like to think they have some sort of authority (sky cop) or influence in the Airline business.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:46 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 22):
Every time I leave the country (even for pleasure) I have to chat with someone from our "Asset Protection" group about where I am going, local customs, how to blend in, what to do if kidnapped, etc. I wonder which asset they are more worried about, me or the company laptop.

Funny... I had a similar chat with my boss the first time I went to our Houston office for business  Silly
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:22 am

I'd strongly suggest not to use crew tags if you are not a crewmember.... why lie about it? You might find yourself in a whole lot of other trouble if somebody finds out that you are NOT a crewmember.... At my airline, we are not even supposed to use our crewluggage/crewtags if we are travelling for personal reasons.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting 767flyguy (Reply 40):
You might find yourself in a whole lot of other trouble if somebody finds out that you are NOT a crewmember

If that's the case, then company stores should not sell crew tags to the public. I clearly stated that I was not crew and not a Delta employee and the store sold the crew tags to me anyway. I was proud to show my association with and support for Delta - that is all I intended to demonstrate with my tags, and I certainly didn't pretend to be crew if someone asked.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:14 am

Who cares...unless there is a formal written corporate policy about it. We buy them at our store for our wives and kids...even the brass tags. You should see the looks my 7-year old gets trottin through CLT draggin his roll-aboard with a big 'ol Crew tag on it. A 767 US Cap'n once saw it while we were boarding, got a good laugh, and informed the whole crew that he must be the check-pilot. The boy loved the attention...but made it clear "daddy doesn't fly people he flys boxes".
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:20 am

Why would you want to pretend your something your not? Sounds pretty childish.

The original use for crew tags was to signify that they stayed with the aircraft so I don't know if that might keep you from getting your luggage at your destination or not.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 37):
Ever show your "ATC Badge" at a security checkpoint, WOW strange looks if they have not ever seen an FAA ID before, or the thought goes through the head, "this could be an inspection" NOT, just use drivers license or passport to get through

I've got a buddy who tried that clearing Customs. They went through everything. It took him 15 minutes just to repack.

I'll stick to just passing through as Joe Shmoe.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting Devil505x (Reply 26):
And I know in some places you get discounts in airport shops.

When I worked for FL and then EV, I would just about always get airline employee discounts at other airports. Would never get them at my home airport (ATL). I got one @ BOS one night without even showing my ATL or ASA badge. I paid for my purchase using my Delta Employee Credit Union debit card, the guy saw it and gave me a discount.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:22 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 45):
When I worked for FL and then EV, I would just about always get airline employee discounts at other airports. Would never get them at my home airport (ATL). I got one @ BOS one night without even showing my ATL or ASA badge. I paid for my purchase using my Delta Employee Credit Union debit card, the guy saw it and gave me a discount.

I got a discount at Virgin Records in Sydney, and I had a US airline non-crew badge. Also at food outlets, even duty-free! It was between 10-15%. SYD has been the most discount-friendly airport I have visited.
 
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting Christiaan (Reply 38):
I feel that as long as he works for the Airline, he is in no way lying while using a "Crew" Tag.

Yes, it is a lie. If you are not part of the actual flight crew (e.g. pilot, first officer, flight attendant...people who are responsible for the actual flight and the inflight passenger service) then yes, you are technically lying as NO other airline employees are defined as "Crew" members. However, despite the disengenuous nature of the act, it is not illegal or technically against the rules to display a crew tag on your bag. But, as many have pointed out, it is rather silly if you're not a true crew member. It's bad form. If you really must have a crew tag, either get your pilot's license or become a flight attendant.

Best Regards,
AAgent
 
rampkontroler
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:39 pm

Agreed...Crew tags are for crew. When I left inflight I changed my bag tags to reflect the fact I was no longer a crew member. I still have my old crew tags, and could indeed buy new ones, but why would I? Guess I'm just honest!

Quoting AAgent (Reply 47):
But, as many have pointed out, it is rather silly if you're not a true crew member. It's bad form. If you really must have a crew tag, either get your pilot's license or become a flight attendant.

Good for you AAgent, exactly my thoughts!
 
jetboy319
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RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting RachelBDL (Reply 18):
Badges make you look important to the masses.

Are you serious??! That insecure about yourself? I guess whatever helps you sleep at night  Wink

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