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      Post #65339, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey Guys
      Time for me to come clean... I stole this from the lavatory of a Delta flight from LA to Atlanta, back in the day. Most likely it was one of the ones in the back of an L-1011.
      I know, I'm a geek ...and possibly a hoarder... But how often do you see these one planes nowadays?
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      Post #65341, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      So I'm gonna crawl back out from under my rock and chime in here. As a kid I used to grab these all the time,,,,had tons of them. Long gone now. Now just have safety cards and timetables. So I am going to say that you dont see them anymore, replaced by pumps probably because of sanitary reasons? I worked for my first airline right after I graduated high school and I remember loading soap bars into the lav dispensers but it was right on the cusp of switching to pump bottles.

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      Post #65343, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      A friend of mine (who's since passed away) started weeding through his collection of airliner stuff a few years ago and sent me a large box of surplus items. There were probably a dozen bars of airline soap in with the other things. Some of it's scented and after 25 or 30 years you can imagine it's a little powerful, even through a closed box.

      My own confession involves a stethoscope-style headset I swiped from a Delta L-1011 in early 2001 or so. It's still sealed in that flimsy plastic bag. The kids today will never know what it was like to hear music piped through those long tubes you plugged into the armrest. Back then it was luxury!

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      Post #65345, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      By Far my favorite era (which you can tell by the models that I build). I have a bunch of tickets from family vacations we took in the 90s with the widget on them, in addition to a bunch of TWA memorabilia. I also have a couple of seat back cards "borrowed" from AA.

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      Post #65349, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you, Everyone!
      It's so nice to be in such good company!! I'm often tempted to swipe a safety card, but after snagging the life vest, there's never enough room in the second carry-on suitcase I bring on board!
      (just kidding)
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      Post #65350, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      "The kids today will never know what it was like to hear music piped through those long tubes you plugged into the armrest. Back then it was luxury!"

      Jodie, I can't agree more.

      Funny, Jodie, that you mention the Delta L-1011.

      I have flown on 13 of those over the years, and out of all the airplanes I have flown on through the years, the Delta TriStar always seemed to have loud music
      piping out of the armrests of empty seats with the volume cranked up. Sometimes I would go on the hunt for that twangy nasally Dwight Yokum or whatever is was resonating from a empty middle seat or wherever. I have never noticed this on any other 1011s or DC-10s…..always a Delta L10 thing. It was very uncanny and your post brought those memories back!

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      Post #65351, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Annnd Chris!!

      Holy cow man! I think you would get in much less trouble for swiping a safety card instead of a life vest! Dang!

      I swiped the cards all the time and our dad would get us cards every time he went somewhere. We would write the tail numbers on our cards.

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      Post #65352, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      One more thing about the soap…….

      Wasn't it usually always either Camay or Safeguard??

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      Post #65359, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I think it was Camay!
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      Post #65360, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      I have flown on 13 of those over the years, and out of all the airplanes I have flown on through the years, the Delta TriStar always seemed to have loud music
      piping out of the armrests of empty seats with the volume cranked up.


      It's funny you mention that because I remember the exact same thing from my (nine) trips on Delta's TriStars. (Or at least the eight trips in which I had a seat with functioning audio.) It weirded me out the first time I heard music coming from the armrest, but once I figured it out, it was kind of funny.

      Back when airliners had engines loud enough to drown out much of the cabin noise (such as the time I was leaving Tulsa on a Delta 727 and a baby in the rear of the cabin started crying as we took the active, but the roar of three JT8Ds at takeoff power soon drowned that out), I didn't mind it so much. Now that things are much quieter and you can hear every sniffle and snore in flight, you won't catch me on an airplane without my Bose headphones and a full charge on my iPod....

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      Post #65362, posted on 12-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      you won't catch me on an airplane without my Bose headphones and a full charge on my iPod....

      Meeeeee toooo Jodie!! I keep a pair of Beats just for flying. Broke my Bose dang it!

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