I became a ‘temp’ in travel after some years. It was in Perth and a real job in the 80’s. OMG I was gooood at pickin up stray ends, fixing up messes, catching onto mathematical problems & generally stickin within the IATA guidlines.

My first big job for an airline had been working the International Desk for Ansett in the outback mine of Mt Newman. Big money was available, and as soon as I was qualified I found myself writing way out tickets for people going all OVER the world.

Had to be prepared to ask for help at every step of the way. Those tickets were HANDWRITTEN…I regarded them as my works of ‘art’. Lovingly crafted & agonized over.