Unique Collections of Airline Memorabilia
Like most flight attendants, I love everything about airlines — from the smell of a sparkling clean cabin to the ding of the seatbelt sign. I am not, however, a collector of airline memorabilia. Aside from one (okay two) barf bags in my purse, I leave the hoarding of airline collectibles to the professionals. Like these guys…
Giving a whole new meaning to the term “spooning,” flight attendant Dieter Kapsch has collected almost 2000 spoons from 447 different airlines. He says each spoon reminds him of a different flight. And probably a lot of bad airline food. Check out his collection on Flickr at Airline Spoons.
Cliff Muskiet loves to get his hands on (hopefully not up) our skirts. The purser with KLM has over 1100 air stewardess uniforms from both current and defunct carriers documented on his important site Uniform Freak. He’s been featured in several high-profile online publications with his simply beautiful collection.
Perry A. Sloan with Delta has an extensive collection of vintage timetables from airlines around the world on his website Air Times.
Airline Safety Cards
Belgian Kevin Cleynhens collects airline safety cards, or at least photos of them. I can’t really tell from his site if he has them in his possession. In any case, he’s pretty thoroughly documented his airline memorabilia collection. At least we know someone is reading them. You can view the photos at Airline Safety Cards.
Airline Baggage Labels
Daniel Kusrow’s reason for collecting Airline Baggage Labels? He was starting to run out of room due the sheer number of vintage airline posters he also has in his possession. No word on if he also collects lost baggage.
Did I miss anyone? Do you have an airline memorabilia collection or know any one who does?