The Prez Sez

Updated: 01/13/2018

Wow, i can't believe I'm looking at Christmas lights as I write this article. 2017 has just about flown the coop. Time sure flies when you are with friend and family, having a great time. It has been a wonderful and busy year.
The TWA Seniors AGM 2017 in San Antonio was a wonderful event, with lots of our TWA family attending. Several members who attend faithfully, were ùossed this year. Sadly when a member has " flown west" generally their spouse's no longer attend, we missed you all. However, the location was beautiful, San Antonio is a rapidly growing city. The Riverwalk had been extended north and has become a residential area with lots of shops and restaurants, as well as living space. The Alamo of course offers a hands on viez of our nation's history. A fantastic timme was had by all.

Speaking of AGM's, New York's "TWA Hotel" is still the planned location of our 2019 AGM . Due to weather and the busy travel season for New York, we are looking at late September or early October for our convention. It is a marvelous tribute to "Trans World Airlines" Lots of pictures and info on page page 4 of Skyliner and also on our website.

An update on American Airlines: AA has been busy with improvements to our travel planner. The new payment system is in place and working well (see article of Skyliner page 5 and also on our website) I did have the privilege of getting a first class seat due to the use of our D1 classification on my way to Italy this fall. Speaking of D1's our group of retirement club heads is still working with AA trying to improve our travel benefits. Sadly, we did not achieve any new concessions this year, but we are still working and hopeful.

On that note, I wan to say, "I hope you had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and a Healthy, Happy New Year".
 Up, Up and Away…Fran Daino.