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George Snell


Passenger Sales (Ticket Office)



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I was saddened to recently hear of the passing of George Snell. The news initially caused me sadness but it also brightly reignited my memories of George, who I was fortunate to meet when I was 17. I applied for a job as receptionist with SAATAS {South Australia and Territory Air Service} in Alice Springs and George, who was manager at the time took me under his wing. As a two-person team he was a mentor who was also a terrific boss. George had a great way with his customers who were mainly American families working for the Pine Gap Space Base just outside of Alice.

George continued to guide me in my travel career when he told me of a job as Telephonist at Qantas, King William Street, Adelaide. He was working there in Reservations/Ticketing and was my referee. How lucky was I!

George jointed Qantas Adelaide in the 1970's. He started in Res and quickly moved to the Ticket Office before becoming the Travel Centre Manager at Noarlunga - our Satellite office in the South of Adelaide. George left Qantas in 1983 or 84 after a round of voluntary redundancies. A true friend to us all, he will be remembered fondly.

Eva Pargeter
ADLQF Reservations

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