ONA CREW SCHEDULER 1968-1972
My prayers will be dedicated
every day to such a wonderful
girl as Anna Liisa.
GOD BLESS and rest her soul.
A New Yorker since 40 years!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK!
A last greeting to Anna-LiisaAnna-Liisa died in New York
on June 1, 2009, after
complications of surgery.
Anna-Liisa in her right element!
Working the cabin
An outstanding career in commercial airlines
followed by employment in the banking world
Anna-Liisa lives in New York and after ONA
she worked at the Deutsche Bank up to 9/11.
They were located accross the street from
south tower. Anna-Liisa was right there when
the second plane went in over her head.
Which years did you fly ONA?
I flew for ONA from July-66 to September - 78.
My crew had the last flight, last working flight
from Frankfurt. Then we all had that Farewell Flight to
Santo Domingo, but I didn't work it,
I just enjoyed it as a pax.
Anna-Liisa put in thirteen years with ONA.
She is a writer and a good story teller.
She makes guest appearances on the columns
of the Finland community friendship
publication of New York. Read about her
experiences as a flight attendant with ONA!
Lovely photo of Anna-Liisa Wallin
and Rosemarie Neuber
on the DC-8
Which is your favorite memory with ONA?|
Hard to pick a favorite memory in 13 years, there were so many. Somebody brought up the leaving of manual behind, comes to mind how many things we had to carry in our in-flight bags as regular stuff. There was the manual of course. The DC-10 manual was huge, the flashlight which had to float, attached pocket knife, extra batteries and bulbs, extra pantyhose, extra pr of gloves, especially with summer uniform, when the gloves were either white or beige. Panty girdle, pettypants, smock, in-flight shoes, the memos from the mailfolder as we checked in.
It was a military flight, and there were
just 2 flight attendants, Barbara Kossove
and myself. We were at some small airport
and there was no catering (somebody goofed).
Barbara and I ran accross the fields to find
a supermarket where we bought loafs of bread,
ham, cheese and mayonnaise. Ran back as we
only had an hour to make the sandwiches for
90 soldiers. It was like an assembly line
slapping on mayo, one put on the cold cuts
and piling them high in the empty galley bin
containers. I had mayo up to my elbow.
I wonder if Barbara still remembers?
Aborted take-off with the DC-10
in Yokota, Japan.
Luckily the plane sank into the mud before
hitting the building. You could see people in
frightened awe staring out the window as the plane
approached. Well 2 days later the plane had been dug
out and we were on our way on the same plane to Seattle,
over the Pacific we had to turn one engine off.
All ended well.
Overseas National DC-10 30CF N1031F Honolulu HI (HNL)
Febr 1975 copyright Werner Fischdick
Yokota Air Force base
and beyond by ONA
Tokyo Station Manager Leo Skelly
Hot dish in the galley!
Anna-Liisa on the job
30 000 feet up! Note the rising
sun in door window.
S O B
Familiar airline terms: pax, blueroom, how many s.o.b s on board when we did the pax count. A memo was issued which forbade us calling pax sob (soul on board). Seniority bidlines
Anna-Liisa at New York
October 25, 2003 reunion
Which countries did you enjoy
flying to the most?
I think Hawaii was my favorite destination even though those flights were long and especially the retun flights when one was very sore from too much sun. Everybody had a lei or two around the neck, and we always bought pineapples and macadamia nuts. I also liked Japan and Italy. Every destination always had its own shopping list too. Sometimes the crew needed an extra taxi to store our shopping when going to the airport.
Visiting Paul Stark at hospital!
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
Marilyn White Doolittle, June Kolb,
Anna-Liisa and Pam Green McClune>
Anna-Liisa lives with lodger Oliver
who is an 18 pound cat she rescued
during a bitter winter of 2000.
Lucky cat # 2!|
Anna-Liisa + Oliver = True Love
I saw Oliver first out in an empty lot in the biting cold of February 2000. He was totally feral, I couldnīt get near him. I placed the food through a wrought iron fence. Slowly moving the food dish to the back yard garden where some mean people threatened to poison him. But the garden owner and I managed to trap Oliver in July just before "his time went out". Oliver lived in my closet for two months and slowly ventured out. I was thrilled when he finally hopped onto the bed and weīve been sleeping together ever since. At work I rejoiced that "Oliver has come out of the closet" (imagine the looks!) and now he sleeps with me. I finally had to tell them that Oliver is a cat.
HOTEL CONRAD, CAIRO EGYPT
HEY HEY ONA!
After the Manhattan 2002
Marathon at Margareta
Nisserīs place at 7 F.
MARGARETA WULF THAUTE,
MARILYN WHITE DOOLITTLE,
LILLEMOR OSTLUND GARSTEN,
Tina Johansson Stephens, Anna-Liisa,
PAMELA GREEN MCCLUNE,
Margareta Nisser, Pam Suett and
BETTY BRODERICK BOE
Sudden de-compression at 33'000 feet|
More scary moments.
We got the dreaded 5 pink bells from the cockpit and started a very steep dive down. Even with seatbelts on, one could slide out of the seat and under the seat in front. We saw the street lights already before the airplane with great effort leveled off. I wish I could remember who the captain was, but my uniform hat off to him.
Margareta Nisser, Anna-Liisa and
Lillemor Ostlund Garsten at NY reunion
NEW YORK OCTOBER 2003
ANNA-LIISA ON NEW YORK OCTOBER 25, 2003 REUNION
I wish I had brought a steno pad and interviewed all attendants to get everyone's quick version of "bios" as to what they all had been doing since ONA days. Good turnout made it a memorable event. Of course the people were the reason. The noise level raised above the allowed decibel level, a proof of how much fun we all had! Surprisingly, quite few were there for their first re-union. For me it was the second. After we all left "Lentini's", we headed for a short stop over at "Dorian's" and proceeded from there to "Panorama's". We were able to take over the entire second floor, which was great. Some people had dinner there too. I was one of the early departees, before 7 pm. Still, it seemed like the day was entirely devoted to ONA people, and it went fast.
New York ONA Reunion Organizers! The Magnificent Four!
Margaretha Nisser, Pam Greene McClune,
owner of Lentini Restaurant Enzo Lentini
and to the right Anna-Liisa Wallin and