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Luxembourg, (French) and
Luxembourg Tourist Office
THE BAHAMAS
Yellow bird, up high in banana tree,
yellow bird, you sit all alone like me


Photo of Don Torres, Jake Jacobs,
Joan Armaly and Fran Ballard is
from the seventies when Icelandair
took over ownership of International
Air Bahama.

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Newspaper clippings from June 1968 
by courtesy of Anna Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden

International Air Bahama girls
with Irish touch

The team from Aer Lingus who trained the Air Bahama hostesses in Dublin, Ireland, left to right: Ann Boyle, Assistant Chief Hostess Atlantic, Marian McCreery, Hostess Training Officer, (deceased) and Patricia Reynolds, Senior Hostess. Irish passengers flying on the worldīs newest airline - International Air Bahama - should not be too surprised if they get a "cead mile failte", a thousand million greetings, from any of the new hostesses. For the girls have just completed an Aer Lingus course similar to that given to Irish hostesses. For the past month, (June 1968) International Air Bahamaīs cosmopolitan collection of girls - 26 of them - have been at Dublin Airport learning the intricacies of their trade under the watchful eyes of Aer Lingus hostesses.
Photo to the left is of Mia McCreery Topping, Dublin, Ireland, Gunilla Hammar Safstrom, Stockholm, Sweden and Adela Adderley Osterloh, Nassau, Bahamas. Lone Irish girl working on the International Air Bahama squad is Mia McCreery of Dublin. Apart from their Irish training, Air Bahamaīs girls have another link with this country. Their specially designed uniform is a mixture of green, white and orange, with a bare midriff and a cute strawhat to add the Bahamian touch. The girls, from Luxembourg, Sweden, Holland, England and America, with one from Ireland, fly out this weekend to begin their exciting airline careers. First time The airline which goes into operation on July 20, 1968, will fly from Luxembourg to the Bahamas, stopping at Shannon en route. Supervising the girlīs training in Ireland is Miss Nettie Miller from America, chief hostess with International Air Bahama.

The fact that International Air Bahama sent its girls here to be trained Aer Lingus style is considered a tremendous prestige boost for the Irish airline. "Our company president Dick Lassiter picked Aer Lingus because the standard of its hostesses is rated so highly throughout the world," Miss Miller says. This is the first time Aer Lingus have undertaken training such a large group of hostesses from one airline. Miss Miller says her company is already making plans to send more girls for training here. (Adela Adderley Osterloh, Karen Fawkes FoxLunn, Vernica Ferguson, Emily Williams and Maddie Johnson, Nassau, Bahamas).

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Iceland


Eire - Ireland


Netherlands


Sweden


France


Italy


Belgium


Germany


Brazil



Published on the International Air Bahama Crew Web www.iabcrew.com on January 13, 2007