Jan 24, 2019
Recorded 06 January 2019
Written by: Geoff Dahl & Vinod Viswalingam
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In celebration of our 10th episode experience, we want to share where we're coming from in terms of travel and aviation. We're sharing stories right from childhood about crazy things we've done, positions we've worked and fill in the blanks for our listeners.
Vinny shares how he was already in an aircraft travelling globally at a very young age and his boyhood wonder of jet travel staring at an Air Canada (AC) L-1011 at the terminal window.
Geoff shares his experiences crossing Canada with Canadian Pacific (CP) and AC as a child and watching final approaches of numerous planes in his backyard.
Geoff and Vinny met up in university in Edmonton, Canada. A big shout out to the global student association AIESEC – which provided both our hosts a chance to expand their global experience.
Geoff gained valuable insight into the world standards for shipping infectious substances by air.
Vinny had a unique project with passenger movement at YEG security before and after 9/11.
Geoff shares his experience on the ramp as a ground handler – and even a presidential interruption of his work at YYC.
Vinny shares his incredible story of doing manual check-ins at YEG – make sure you don't lose that seat sticker! There was a time that a charter flight engine literally froze up at -50C!
Vinny then moved to YYC – with British Airways (BA).
Vinny gained further experience on the other side of the door as a flight attendant.
How a flight delay in DEN led to the development of Seat 1A.
News Items – the passing of Herb Kelleher from Southwest
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SELECTED LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE EXPERIENCE
dallasnews.com | Southwest Airlines' legendary co-founder Herb Kelleher dies at 87 (03 January 2019)
"...Kelleher, the legendarily colorful co-founder and longtime executive who embodied the spirit of the Dallas-based airline, died Thursday [03 January 2019]. He was 87..."
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