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Were you on any of my flights in 1970?

My passport shows the US Visa
B1/B2 from the US Embassy in
Copenhagen on May 22 or 23, 1970
then stamps at NYC on 23 May,
London on 25 June,
Anchorage on 4 July
with Crewman's landing permit I-95A,
NYC on 11 July,
13 July in Barcelona,
22 August in London,
7 October in Tachikawa,
2 November in Tachikawa with stamp
YOKOTA,
26 December in Malaga and
in 1971 on 13 March in Haneda
Airport, etc.

Some of the other arrivals
and departures must have been
on the crew manifest?

After this I have the Crewman's
landing permit signed on
24 Nov. in Anchorage,
on March 4, 1971 in Anchorage,
on April 27 in Honolulu,
on May 12 in Bangor, Maine
and on May 16 in Bangor, Maine.

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ONA AC 864 at Dacca
Bangladesh 1974 -


ONA DC-8 N1976
in Spain 1975 -



Thailand paradise HuaHin






VERONIKA GOBBEL THANANAN

DRAMA IN THAILAND

November 5, 2011
Dear Elisabeth and all of my ONA friends,
it is great to see that another reunion is 
being planned and I hope many previous 
and new friends can join up!
At this point I have no way of telling if 
I can even plan to go as my house is in 
the middle of one of Thailand's worst 
floods since 50 years with 1.40 m of 
water surrounding it and more areas 
being evacuated daily.
I now live in a small condo belonging to 
my sister-in-law in the small seaside 
resort of HuaHin but cannot even bring 
myself to walk in the water - it is dark 
green and the sand has black stripes, 
water hyacinth washes up daily and I'm 
not sure that comes from the sea...
It is estimated that it will take another 
month or two at least for the waters to 
recede and for the cleanup to begin...
Now I am happy to have found a small 
cafe where I can have Breakfast and use 
their wifi for free and I have already 
found a friend - a Dutch lady who 
practices Reiki and we enjoy our 
daily meetings...

Wishing you all the Best for the 
holidays and a Happy Wintertime!
Veronika (Gobbel) Thananan

ONA FLIGHT ATTENDANT VERONICA THANANAN BANGKOK THAILAND

Thank you for posting the ONA newsletter, it is good to read about all the people sharing fond memories of our time with ONA! Just while sorting through some paperwork I discovered some of my flight records with ONA in 1970/71 and just wondered if someone remembers being on the same flights? According to the stamps - still in fashion during that time - I left Copenhagen on May 23, 1070 and entered the US on the same day to start training at the Holiday Inn near JFK. I remember being transferred to LA where Carol Cordaro was in charge of the office and us girls and I shared an apartment in Playa Del Rey with Inge Olson, a German lady who had married a GI there and moved to Minnesota before working for ONA. My passport shows the US Visa B1/B2 from the US Embassy in Copenhagen on May 22 or 23, 1970 then stamps at NYC on 23 May, London on 25 June, Anchorage on 4 July with Crewman's landing permit I-95A, NYC on 11 July, 13 July in Barcelona, 22 Aug. in London, 7 Oct. in Tachikawa, 2 Nov. in Tachikawa with stamp YOKOTA, 26 Dec. in Malaga and in 1971 on 13 March in Haneda Airport, etc. Some of the other arrivals and departures must have been on the crew manifest? After this I have the Crewman's landing permit signed on 24 Nov. in Anchorage, on March 4, 1071 in Anchorage, on April 27 in Honolulu, on May 12 in Bangor, Maine and on May 16 in Bangor, Maine. I obtained a visa for entering Thailand on my final working trip to Tokyo on June 16, 1971 (replacing a Swiss Hostess who stormed off the plane refusing to continue because her US visa was about to expire) and on my last scheduled job I entered Thailand on June 18 just in time for my wedding on June 19, 1971 and to the reception at the Oriental Hotel to which I had invited all the crew but due to the schedule restrictions none of them could attend. More photos to come soon! Greetings from Thailand! Veronika













ONA Flight Attendant
Colleagues - LOS ANGELES


ONA CALIFORNIA



CAMILLE RUSSO


ONA DC-7C 1966

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VERONIKA THANANAN



Women with a mission

PRESIDENT
VERONIKA THANANAN!

Thank you for keeping me in the loop!
So much time has passed and I am 
absolutely thrilled to be connected again, 
the memories are overwhelming!
After I completed High School in Germany 
ONA was my first REAL job and the job 
interview, the Visa application in Denmark 
and the trip to JFK were some of the most 
exciting times of my life!
After the training I was transferred to 
LAX and found 2 young people I had met on 
the ski slopes of my home town in Austria 
the winter before and on the first stopover 
in Anchorage Alaska I was invited on a trip 
to Mount Alyeska by an American who had 
been to the same skiing resort a few months 
before. What an interesting development! 
I remember the warm friendship we had and 
the exciting locations we got to visit, 
from Frankfurt to London, Mallorca to Maine, 
Tokyo to Camranh Bay, Basel to Bien Hoa and 
Da Nang, Oakland to Anchorage...
and the list goes on...
After I married and had my first boy I heard 
about the Delta Queen and it is just sad that 
I never had a chance to experience a trip on 
that great riverboat!
I just wonder what happened to some of the 
young ladies I worked with: Inge Olson, 
Angelika in San Diego, Cherrie, Linda...

Thanks again for connecting us!
Veronika (Gobbel) Thananan




Airplane photos by courtesy Al Quack


STATIONED IN LAX


In 1970/71 I was working for ONA stationed 
in LAX and I remember some of the names: 

Carolyn Cordaro (by then office staff), 
Camille Russo, Cheri Lowe, Linda Graves, 
Inge Olson, Angelika Wolfert among others.

Please let me know how I can get in touch 
with them, I am on Facebook and have mail 
with yahoo and hotmail.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Veronika Thananan (Gobbel)
vthananan@yahoo.com


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