OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB


Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8-55
Travis AFB,
CA 1969

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10

Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web


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PARIS NEW YORK SPECIAL




It was from Paris to NY with special
food for special people (travel agency
owners whom ONA was trying to impress)
with special leather dresses for us.
At least four rows of seats were
removed to store all the special food
- and then disaster struck.
Unbeknownst to us, everything was packed
with dry ice and frozen solid.
So much for special flights ... I wonder
to this day if ONA ever got their
business!

Karin Arndt Scheiwe

Goran Wrambeck, Ingrid Mjornell,
Marianne Hammarberg, Myhrberg,
Christina Werjefelt, Chris
Starkloff and Karin Arndt.





Fifi Labine and Maureen Hanna

Nettie, Teddie and Fifi

Fifi and Marilyn White

Teddi Pakosta, Eiwor Johansson,
Fifi Labine and Lori Frattini
RESURGEANCE


McDonnell Douglas
DC-10-30CF - N1033F


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CHRISTINA BJORKLUND
WERJEFELT


 I started flying with ONA in June 1966. 
I met my highschool sweetheart of 
Gothenburg Sweden in Anchorage Alaska of 
all places! .... and married him! 
We have been Hawaii residents since 30 
years and have three children with 
families of their own, all living in 
Hawaii!

My (scary) flight memories of ONA


My first very ONA flight in July of 1966 set a lifelong imprint in me. To my great joy I was assigned as junior stewardess crew on a glorious DC-8. I loved to hear the magnificent engine roar and felt privileged to have become an airline stewardess. Now was the time to show the cockpit crew and the senior stewardess that I was a well studied and able crew member! I was a pupil tutored by Mary Jane van Worst in Gothenburg Sweden and further processed in theory by Chief Hostess Janet Irwin. Bless her memory - I know she is not here any more. I was nervous about which crew position I would be assigned on the flight and what my duties were in an emergency, in case we were stricken with bad luck. Now the theory was going to be taken into practice. We left McGuire AFB to fly to Frankfurt. The boarding of GIīs and military officers went smooth and all was very pleasant. I was a model in my brand new stewardess outfit and I was giving great service to the passengers, smiling and carrying drinks, fixing pillows and blankets, since we were boarding early evening US East Coast time. I was concentrating on doing a good job in the cabin as the flight engineer appeared in the cockpit door. I saw him speaking to the senior, whose name I unfortunately forgot. I think the F/E was Ron Preede! Ron, if you and Anne read this please let me know if it was you! Ron said there was a door that was not shut and the captain was not really sure if it was that door indicating an alarm so we would have to go down immediately. There had to be an ocular investigation which could only be performed on the ground. The food service had to be interrupted, we scurried to gather everything off thye passengers folding tables and dumped untouched and half eaten food in garbage sacks which were stowed in the bathrooms. Everything happened very fast, the male crews stationed themselves at the emergency exits over the wings and I was having galley duty and was in the aft cabin. I was told fuel was being dumped and before we really had grasped what was happening we had landed in Gander, Newfoundland. From what we were told the indication of the unlocked door was false. I was very upset and scared and never really picked up confidence with flying again. Remember, this was my very first flight flying as employed crew.

You donīt want to hear about my second ONA flight ...

Yes, we had an incident on that one too! We set off from New York to Athens Greece in a DC-7 - I never wanted to fly one! I was told scaring stories about fethered engines ... We had to go down in London on my second ONA flight since there was engine trouble. I had long talks with Janet Irwin upon return to New York and the safe haven of Kew Gardens were I roomed with Ingrid Nilsson and Eiwor Johansson. I wanted to quit and never go aboard an airplane again! However, Janet was wise and professional and managed to get me in a better mood: "You know Christina, an airplane isnt like a light bulb that just goes out and there is nothing more to it. An airplane is designed so that there are a lot to be done when a system fails." Also Fifi told me a lot from her flying with ONA (1960 - 1968 ) and I stayed with ONA a full year from 1966 to 1967! By ONA my life was changed forever: I live since then in Hawaii! Great to be in touch and hope to see you all real soon on a future ONA reunion! Best from Christina, Kailua, HA


Stewardess graduation
New York, June 1966


ONA PASSENGER MEAL


HOTEL PALACE
FRANKFURT GERMANY


Fifi LaBine on top of stairs with
Janis Mombourquette,
Christina Bjorklund and
Karen Marcus at
Honolulu Intīl, 1966



Three lovely ex stewardesses united!
ONA reunion at the Grand Hotel Stockholm,
July 2004! Christina at left, Marie Warberg
Curman and Ingrid (Mjornell Hinckley) Lindsay.




Christina and Ingrid Nilsson,
Olive Rolle Schneider from
Air Bahama and Elisabeth.

Christina and Nettie at Ingridīs
reunion garden party July 2004 in Stockholm.

Christina and Elisabeth at layover
 in Frankfurt Germany where we met 
Swedish 1966 popstar Tommy Blom who 
was in love with Christina!





San Juan Beach Hotel,
San Juan, Puerto Rico



ONA FRIENDSHIP REUNION
STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
JULY 2004


HOTEL KORAKUEN
TACHIKAWA JAPAN


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