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A double-dose of holiday merriment to celebrate the season.

As a retired NWA/Rep/NCA pilot, I spent a lot of time in and out of ORD. One time, leaving the gate for departure, we heard ground control say to us:

"Via the outer and over the bridge, to 32 rt you go."

Very melodic for the season.

John Clark
via e-mail

In the early 1970s, just before Christmas:

Landing at Burbank, California, the ATIS was:

"Information Raindeer"

When we departed a short time later, it was:

"Information Santa Clause"

On Christmas Day a few days later, Van Nuys ATIS:

"Advise Van Nuys Ground or Tower on initial contact that you are having a merry Christmas."

Terry Lankford
via e-mail

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