PIEDMONT AIRLINES VJinston-Salem, North Carolina >i£EKLY TRilFFIC i-'iEI40RANDUM #15 October 26. 194^ 1. STATION PERSONNEL - You fellows who stayed on the job during the managers' meeting seem to have done a swell job in keeping the airline operating. In fact, in looking back over the record of those two days, I find that they were the best on-schedule operation that we have had in some time; and you fellows put on a good amount of traffic, too. Congratulations to all of you. It was a job well done. I wish we could have had all station personnel here but, remember, there mil be more meetings and maybe you will be coming along vidth the managers some day. 2. MANAGERS' I^EETING - Lots of ground was covered and many problems and suggestions were taken up. Some were settled but many were left open for later solution and decision. Please don't get impatient. Those left over will be handled as rapidly as possible. The notes of the meeting are being transcribed and, when complete, all managers will be furnished a copy with the request that they be gone over v^dth all station personnel, 3. FARE CHANGES - Effective December 1 the CHW-CVG fare will be $9.55 instead of $9.95 as shown on your New Proposed Fare sheet. Also, the LEX-INT fare will be $20,70 instead of $19.75 as shown. Please make these corrections on your sheet NOW. 4. PASSENGER TRAFFIC - Just can't resist this one--SOP is our No, 1 station for the first 21 days of this month in that they are the only station v/hich has boarded more passen gers for the period than they did during the first 21 days of September. That is mighty good going for the two "B»s"—Best and Bobbitt. I must add that INT is out in front of GSO by 14 passengers for this 21-day period, A comparison of the on-line revenue v/ill be interesting for this month. As the grape vine has it, GSO is making quite a number of round-trip tickets available for their passengers. Now, Tom, if you and your boys keep it up. I'll bet your passenger revenue will be up even though the number of passengers is off, 5. LATE OPERATIONS - All managers iidll recall that I requested that each station keep a record of passengers canceling their reservations account of late operations. This is to remind you that this is important. This information will be invaluable in our effort to keep the airline operating on schedule. Please make the reports each seven days. As you know, this report is to start the 25th of this month, 6. DAMAGE TO AIR MAIL PARCEL POST - Both Air Mail Regional Superintendents have warned that they are receiving too many complaints of Air Mail Parcel Post being damaged. Damage to cut flowers is causing considerable concern. Be careful with this traffic. Watch out for mail bags, too. Treat 'em gently, fellows, 7. TCA AIR FREIGHT AGREEtffiNT - Doubtless all stations have already received a letter from TCA advising of a recent Air Freight Agreement which we made with them. Should you have any inquiries in reference to rates or services of Trans-Canada, please request the information from this office, I felt it advisable to maintain the Air Freight Rules and Rate Tariff here instead of burdening each station v;ith a Tariff, Should we find that the demand warrants, all stax-ions vdll be furnished mth the Tariff, 8. NAL MIAffl-KEY WliST FARE - Effective November 13, 1943, this fare vdll be $5.00 plus tax, in either direction, routing via NAL direct.