Can you keep airline blankets pillows and headphones

11 replies

Will

Member since 20 May 2013

Total posts 10

Can you keep airline blankets pillows and headphones

Jacob McGrath

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 22 Jul 2013

Total posts 3

Hi Will

I do believe taking airline provided amenities is stealing. However, I would say its more of an ethical question for yourself. It's highly unlilely that an airline would follow-up on a stolen blanket, so the question is more for yourself to answer: you probably wouldn't get caught, but it's morally wrong. 

 

Jacob

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

It depends on the item. Some things, like the amenity kits, are 'given' and can surely be taken. Some are slightly grey, such as nicking menus to write a trip report with. Some things get a little greyer, such as nicking plastic cutlery or those clear plastic cups (which I reason can be taken - not that I do - because I've seen MH FAs dump them in the loo). And some are outright no-nos, usually because they're washed and reused, like blankets and headphones and metal cutlery.

Not that people don't do it, you can go to coffee shops in Malaysia and find half the teaspoons have an SQ logo on them...

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 299

Would not do it.

gs2000

Member since 21 Sep 2012

Total posts 22

some guy is flogging qantas blankets on ebay for $200 apparently with their permission? why you'd want to pay that price or any price for a used qantas rag is beyond me.

Will

Member since 20 May 2013

Total posts 10

I was just wondering thanks for answering 

tronek

Velocity Platinum

Member since 10 May 2013

Total posts 93

On Virgin, the earbud headphones (issued on the 737 and E190) in the little round zip up case are yours to keep. The website confirms this with "Soak it all in with a premium headset, which is yours to keep as part of your Business Class gift pack"

The full sized noise cancelling ones with the 3 prong plug as issued on the A330 are not yours.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Probably for hygiene reasons, too :P

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

I have on a couple occasions taken a blanket with me that does NOT say 'property of XX airline', but only after seeking permission from the crew. On both occasions they were happy to oblige by providing me with a sealed one. I ended up using them as a throw over couches.

As for headphones, well most airlines have a 'property of airline XX' on them so it's a no no. On Flyertalk there is story where a crew member gave a teenager the first class headphones which on some aircraft run by the same airline can be used in economy. On a subsequent flight one of the crew yelled at the passenger and asked for the headphones back.

As for pillows, I am not sure how/why you would want to take them with you?! 

AusFlyer

Member since 10 Mar 2011

Total posts 137

I can't imagine why anyone would want to take a blanket or pillow from a plane. Imagine how cheap you would look to anyone that sees them being used in your house!

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

Feel free to take as many as you can fit in your shirt pocket.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

In a nut shell NO,items provided to you by a third party for your comfort is just that provided.removing them or damaging them intentionally is a crime .

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