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The article regarding automated tickets in NetLetter #1477, and the comment by Doug Davidson that the audit coupon was like bank notes, brought back this memory for Terry Baker.

When I was working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in London, as a lowly office boy in the late 1940's, one of my chores was to take coupons, which had been collected from other airline tickets, to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) clearing house for distribution to the airline involved.

While working for the airline LIAT (1974) in Antigua, operating their computer section in 1978, I recall having to, occasionally, interpret a badly written audit coupon for the key entry person so that the details could be entered correctly.

Editors' Note: The original story was submitted by Mike Nash and appeared in NetLetter # 1475

Ed McManus recalls his experience with the 'short' DC-9 from NetLetter #1477 -

During the time when the 'short' DC-9-14's were being returned to McDonnell Douglas, I was working in the autopilot section of the avionics shop (most called it the radio shop) at the Dorval Base.

We had one autopilot that kept coming back with an intermittent problem that nobody could find and after a thorough bench test, it would be returned to our parts depot we called 'Stores'.

After many return visits of this problem child, one of the foreman decided enough was enough. He took this headache and returned it to its mother who was leaving the next day for its birthplace.

Ed McManus

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