Airlines– Great Story!!

We all know air travel is no fun, I try to zone out on flights, watch lots of movies, catch up on TV series, such as Scandal, True Detective, The Good Wife, etc. I work very hard to get exit row or a bulkhead seat, but because I travel using so many different airlines, I don’t have a lot of say, but I do ok!

On the flight leaving Hobart, I was really concerned, because I was stopping in Sydney, then another 15 hour flight to Dallas and I had 90 minutes to clear customs in US, pick up luggage and go through security, before boarding plane to San Jose. The last time I came in from Australia, I landed in LA and I was in the customs line for 2 hours, it was nightmare!! So, I called Quantas and requested a chat with the supervisor, (I used the age card) I ended up with best seat, right behind Business class for whole way. When I arrived, I requested help at Dallas, this big wonderful 300 pound lady named Belle showed up and whizzed me through picking up luggage, going through customs and security and depositing my luggage again, she was spectacular!! I got it all done in 35 minutes, Belle knew everyone, she had great southern charm, US Customs guy looked at me and said, “you’re ok, you are with Belle!” I was totally amazed! When it was all over I asked Belle, if I could call her employer and say how wonderful she had been, or would she prefer tip. Belle asked for tip, she ended up being single Mom, we hugged, she said, “bless you” and off she went! Belle is one of the special ones!!!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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3 Responses to Airlines– Great Story!!

  1. Reverend Marilyn Mazzotta says:


  2. Prue Chambers says:

    Hi Betty hanks for this one; I will try and see if we can get a similar response next time we travel, as it gets worse and worse each time we go anywhere! Love as always Prue

  3. You have a wonderful knack for creating good fortune wherever you go!

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