Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Smarty Pants Is How Smarty Pants Does
Not that I haven’t been known to stretch the truth, dahrlings. Spin some wool. Rattle a tale. And maybe that 5 star hotel I sold you didn’t have the very best view in Paris. And perhaps that isn’t, strictly speaking, the amplest pitch I’ve seen on a man.

Ivanna Gabbalot
28Mar16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
There’s Money In Them Waters
Holy safety harness, Pumpkins, there is some serious cash being floated in cruising. I think the people running the biz got hold of Trump’s ad budget and decided to put it to better use.

Ivanna Gabbalot
15Mar16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Celebrating International Women
It's international women's day, Pumpkins, and I've been asking myself if I know any international women -- besides Kim Catrall, of course.

Ivanna Gabbalot
08Mar16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
You Like Me! You Really Like Me!
I received a note from a Pumpkin today, dahrlings. And one a few months ago. It’s a veritable deluge of fan mail!

Ivanna Gabbalot
02Mar16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
There’s Nothing To Fear But Lack Of Fear Itself
I’ve never thought of industry folks as the sang froid types, darhlings. But you’re all exceedingly calm during what strikes me as a cliché in the making. 'The perfect storm’ comes to mind (there’s probably more, but, at the end of the day, I hate clichés, not to put too fine a point on it.)

Ivanna Gabbalot
17Feb16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Doesn’t Anyone Care If I Get My Slice Of Paradise?
What on earth is going on with the way some heavily starred resorts are treating our unsuspecting sun seeking flabby white clients, Pumpkins?

Ivanna Gabbalot
26Jan16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Sunshine, Lollipops & Transat
People often describe me using ‘C’ words, Pumpkins. Years ago they were adjectives like comely, curvaceous and concupiscent, while today they tend to veer towards crusty, cranky and curmudgeonly.

Ivanna Gabbalot
13Jan16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Is There A Foot Afoot?
Apparently Clive Beddoe is stalking the halls of the WestJet campus lately, dahrlings. And just why shouldn’t he? It’s natural to gravitate to your old haunts. I drop by my rehab centre whenever I need a pick me up. Laughing and pointing at the inmates is a great stress reliever.

Ivanna Gabbalot
06Jan16

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
New Year's Party With Ivanna

Ivanna Gabbalot
31Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Insert The Metal Fitting Is Not Just A Suggestion
As everyone knows, dahrlings, I’m not big on authority (unless the authority figure is big on me). But when flying through the air in a pressurized metal tube, I tend to pay attention. And not just because pilots are terminally cute.

Ivanna Gabbalot
31Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Bah Humbug!
There’s a brilliant trend out and about on the interweb this Christmas, Pumpkins. I’m absolutely barraged with darling little holiday emails that go something like this: “A Warm Christmas Greeting To You & Yours. But, seriously, our product is so fabulous, book something.”

Ivanna Gabbalot
22Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
IATA Says Women Should Be On Top
That silver fox, IATA’s Director General, Tony Tyler, is a hip cat, Pumpkins. Most men his age aren’t big on women riding the cockpit but he has made a public call for more airline women to be on top. Hear! Hear!

Ivanna Gabbalot
17Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
A Whale Willy?
“WHALE PENIS!” squealed the 2 Open Jaw ninnies during a celebratory Christmas pictionary game. (Yes. This is what we do as an extra special treat here at the Jaw, dahrlings. The imagination boggles at what festive diversions they engage in at home.)

Ivanna Gabbalot
11Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
What’s Colour Got To Do With It?
Someone sent me an email showing a frustrated looking Sikh saying “Hey, Dude! We're the 7-11 guys, not the 9/11 guys!”

Ivanna Gabbalot
01Dec15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Et Tu WestJet?
According to our American cousins at ASTA, WestJet has relocated to the U.K., Pumpkins. They reported it today in their aptly named ‘SmartBrief’ and I quote “Low-cost British carrier WestJet will eliminate its seat-back entertainment systems for flights longer than three hours and 20 minutes.” Does Greg know?

Ivanna Gabbalot
03Nov15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Where The Fakawi?
I awoke yesterday morning thinking that last martini grey goosed me into a time warp. There was a Trudeau as Prime Minister and exalted Mary Magdalene-esque wife at his side. Where the fakawi?

Ivanna Gabbalot
22Oct15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Do I Hear A WooHoo For Air Rovinescu?
With the direction my chin has chosen, Pumpkins, I'm thinking of adding a niqab to my wardrobe. A hint of the mysterious is an asset - dance of the 7 veils and all that - especially when one's assets are no longer delivering marital gains.

Ivanna Gabbalot
14Oct15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
Keep Your Fingers Where I Can See Them
The business world has gone to hell in a cell phone, dahrlings. People are so distracted, dates, times, places have no meaning. I got an email from IATA saying the paperwork I requested was not due until October 1, so would I kindly buzz off. I respectfully replied that it was October 6th.

Ivanna Gabbalot
07Oct15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
I Do Love A Good Do
So I put on my best rubber reinforced thong and make the rounds: a cocktailly product launch, a training academy, a few mix & mingles -- and lo and behold, dahrlings, they are chock-a-block with travel agents.

Ivanna Gabbalot
16Sep15

Excuse me, dahrlings, but...
I Will Survive
They like us! They really like us! Well, it’s too late for that, dahrlings. You don’t cut my grass and then, 20 years later, come begging for a piece of my bush. That ship has sailed, bucko! (No really. It has. A balding old eagle has more feathers.)

Ivanna Gabbalot
09Sep15