The Mortemore Wedding
Oakland AP 1967
Air Bahama Cabin Crew
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ONA Crew Love
Walter Johnson promoted ONA in CLE, MSP,
NYC, and finally as VP Sales at JFK.
Walter also was with Bahamas Air for three years in
a management position.
Walter Johnson and Nassau Airport
Ground Handler Ian Mortemore.
It was after hours and I could see IAB sitting
there when it should have been gone. The guard
came to my office and said there was an IAB FA
who wanted to see me. She explained that the
plane needed a part, which they located in MIA,
but Bahamasair needed to hold their flight in
MIA to wait for the part. Ian was tied up with
the pax and the cockpit was on the ramp working
on the plane. I made all the arrangements and a
coffee for my guest. Ian got the word from MIA,
but when he finally found my night phone, he
called to thank me. I said, "you're all set,
but I'm keeping the FA." I thought later that
Ian picked her because she was so charming.
There was the longest pause. I walked her out
and asked her if she needed a ride, she said
no, but when I got outside her ride was Sam,
the Bahamasair messenger, and his bike, with
a basket. I said I'll give you a ride, Sam
argued, I think he wanted to see her get in
the basket again.
IAB was 50 mins late. We served 128 snacks in
MIA and 200+ to IAB pax in NAS. The FA got
the credit and was a hero. I got reprimanded.
I wish I knew her name.
NASSAU FLIGHT SERVICES
A Brit Abroad
UK born Ian Mortemore has spent 52 years
in the Bahamas and in 2012 he retired from
his post as General Manager for Nassau
Ian Mortemore in Ramp