Stealing Saftey Cards

Old Jun 27, 08, 4:19 pm
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Stealing Saftey Cards

Why on earth do people do it then sell them on Ebay? I mean really, does one expect to make copious amounts of money? Its unnecessary and if anything, a hazard to the next passenger. People need to think.
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Old Jun 27, 08, 4:32 pm
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What about the seatbelt extention?
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Old Jun 27, 08, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by mwitiiram View Post
Its unnecessary and if anything, a hazard to the next passenger. People need to think.
I was on a flight recently, where the pax in the seat beside me asked one of the stewardess, would it be possible to have a spare safety card as he collected them as a hobby and always asked for a spare one. She said that she has been asked before and went behind the curtain and handed one to him saying " Its nice to be asked for one, as some people take them without asking"

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Old Jun 27, 08, 4:54 pm
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Theft is Theft ....
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Old Jun 27, 08, 6:58 pm
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If it isn't nailed down some people will take anything, so no surprise there. Come to think about it I very rarely see anybody taking a blind bit of notice of the safety cards apart from using them as a fan. The only time I look at them is to check which type of aircraft I'm on.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 12:16 am
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The only time I look at them is to check which type of aircraft I'm on.
My last TLV trip, on a 767, had a safety card for a 777 - so beware
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Old Jun 28, 08, 12:22 am
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My last TLV trip, on a 767, had a safety card for a 777 - so beware
When I grow up I want to be a 777!"
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Old Jun 28, 08, 12:30 am
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I don't see it myself but I've heard they can be fairly collectable...IIRC during Concorde's final hurrah one of the flights was severely delayed as LHR-JFK passengers had pinched so many of the safety cards that there weren't enough spares for JFK-LHR. Someone had to go to a copy shop and get more made up/photocopied.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 4:31 am
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Taking a spare amenity kit is one thing. Removing a safety card is another. They not there for passengers to make a quick buck...

Understandably, if it's the last commercial flight of Concorde then it's a different matter, but everyday
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Originally Posted by antichef View Post
Theft is Theft ....
I agree and putting others' lives at risk makes this worse.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 11:27 am
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I'm planning on asking the cabin crew for a spare menu/wine list on my first First flight - acceptable or not?
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Old Jun 28, 08, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by TravellerFrequently View Post
I agree and putting others' lives at risk makes this worse.
A check is done at the start of each flight to ensure each seat back pocket contains all the correct literature for each passenger.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 11:37 am
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I'm planning on asking the cabin crew for a spare menu/wine list on my first First flight - acceptable or not?
I just took them as they never collected them. I watched the cleaners at GRU just dump the ones of the pax who got off.
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I'm planning on asking the cabin crew for a spare menu/wine list on my first First flight - acceptable or not?
ask for a spare one for me as well please
I use them as an illustration of price points in food products, the economy brand, the improved brand and the premium brand, makes a nice change from 3 different qualities of Tescos sausage rolls, I also do a project on airline food for year 9, a few say they are designing for first class but I cant see anyone in first being happy with the stuff they design though.
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Old Jun 28, 08, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I'm planning on asking the cabin crew for a spare menu/wine list on my first First flight - acceptable or not?
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I just took them as they never collected them. I watched the cleaners at GRU just dump the ones of the pax who got off.
Amenities that change with every flight are okay to take. Menus cycle frequently & are abundantly available. Asking may get a yes or a no, but with BA cabin crew a yes may yield a selection of souvenirs to take away.

A missing menu won't endanger lives, a safety card will do.
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