21 O’Leary-isms*

The Belly Achers are … proud… well something like that, to bring the result of a late night conversation in far away place – and no, this isn’t about pillow talk – with one of the Belly Achers’ favourite drinking buddies, err, ummh, ahhh…. we mean ‘sources’.


The Belly Achers are … proud… well something like that, to bring the result of a late night conversation in far away place – and no, this isn’t about pillow talk – with one of the Belly Achers’ favourite drinking buddies, err,
ummh, ahhh…. we mean ‘sources’.

It was like this… wiTha chilled ‘beverage’ in our hands we were rambling off on pretty much everything under the moon including who might make a good replacement for Tony Tyler as head of IATA. Not so
high on the cargo agenda, but lets face it, the global airline body is loved, hated, adored and despised all in the same breaThby many diff erent people for many different reasons. ‘Just don’t mention the CASS!’ Sorry,
we couldn’t help ourselves wiThthat little Fawlty Towers-ism.

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Although there is a far greater impact on the passenger side of the business, the top dawg at IATA clearly does have an impact on the organisation’s outlook – even all the
way down to the cargo part of the biz. We’re sure most in the industry haven’t forgotten the hyperactive, enigmatic, Mussolinilike individual that used to occupy that job sometime before Tony
T sashayed in, ensconced in the scent of Swire cologne – just to give you one little example (you see what we did there yeah?).