$99 doesn’t buy service, safety, community support

$99 doesn't buy service, safety, community support I am so disappointed with the thought that there is a new airline coming to the Yukon. I was terrified the first time I flew to the Yukon, never having been on a plane on my life. The staff on Air North

I am so disappointed with the thought that there is a new airline coming to the Yukon. I was terrified the first time I flew to the Yukon, never having been on a plane on my life. The staff on Air North were compassionate, explained every moment of the trip and went out of their way to keep me relaxed and informed. I have flown over 18 times now throughout 2011 and 2012 on Air North. There is no better airline. Plus they don’t lose your luggage!

Not only does it support the community but its service is bar none. They know us both by name and Dusty runs for the plane.

My son Dusty is five years old and on his first day of kindergarten they asked him what he learned this summer. He replied: “I learned how to fly on Air North, and met the pilots, got to see the cockpit

and all the nice flight attendants and they have the best cookies and cheesecake ever.” He then proceeded to go on with the airline speech about there are six emergency exits, etc.

It was not only a cute but proved that the exceptional service, kindness and heart that Air North provides branded into his little heart. He loves to fly on Air North - calls it his plane – and looks forward to seeing the pilots and the staff. He knows Joe Sparling on sight and the flight attendants. You can’t get that on any other airline! Sure you can save money flying for $99, but some things you can’t buy Ð human kindness and compassion and the fact that all the staff love what they do and cater to you is only to name a few.

Joe Sparling is my little man’s superhero and he wants to be a pilot now. So if WestJet comes in, I would hope that all Yukoners support their own. Not just the airline but all the amazing people that work for them. The Yukon is one of the few places left in the world that is its own heaven on earth, not yet destroyed by environmentally-destructive commercial industries. Let’s keep it that way! Support Air North because they truly do care! We are, will and will continue to support only Air North!

Mary Lynn Ellingson

Whitehorse