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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter 841 Jul 29/04 - The NetLetter
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 14:53:41 -0700
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 841  July 29th., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker


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Disappointed Vancouver employees to get second chance to see A340-500.
Last week, at the last minute, our 'Sneak-a-peek' Airbus A340-500 event in
Vancouver was cancelled as the aircraft was unexpectedly called into service.
We understand many people made a special effort to see the plane and were
disappointed when it didn't happen.
We're pleased to say the event has been rescheduled and employees, retirees,
and their
families and friends can tour the aircraft on Friday (July 30) from 3 - 7 p.m.
If you'd like a second chance to see what all the excitement's about, the
aircraft will be ready for viewing at the Operations Centre, North Hangar area
(6001 Grant McConachie Way) , Bay 4.
If you're uncertain how to get there, there will be signage in the airport or
you can ask one of the event's volunteers.
Please note: valid Air Canada identification is required and for security
reasons no cameras will be permitted.

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. Nice to know.
Web check-in now available. Starting July 27, customers and employees
can use
the Web to check in for flights between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. The
service is available for customers with confirmed bookings and for employees
who have booked or registered for a flight, and who are flying without checked
bags. Anyone with bags should check in at the airport in the standard way.
Boarding passes can be printed on home or office printers. Employees can link
to Web check-in from the Employee Travel Site. Customers and employee travel
partners travelling alone can go to the aircanada.com website and link to
check-in. Web check-in will expand later this summer to include all flights
within Canada, including baggage registration, and to U.S. and international
destinations within the next year.

Starwood Hotels offers Air Canada employees great deals. The Starwood hotel
chain is offering all active and retired airline employees the opportunity to
benefit from their airline hotel program. The program offers discount rates on
hotels throughout the world – they include the Westin, Sheraton and Four Points
by Sheraton. To make it easier for you to find the available offers logon to
www.starwood.com/aircanadaal.

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Robert (Bob) Arnold Coneen 1931 - 2004 SAINT-GREGOIRE, NB - Robert (Bob) Arnold
Coneen of Leger Crescent, Saint-Gregoire, NB, passed away peacefully surrounded
by family on July 24, 2004 at The Moncton Hospital following a short but
courageous battle with cancer. Born in Humphrey, NB on October 10, 1931, he was
the son of the late Arnold and Althea (MacAleese) Coneen. Bob joined the RCAF
in September 1950 after graduating from Moncton High School. After five years
in the RCAF he joined Air Canada where he enjoyed a long career retiring after
30 years service as Chief Pilot on 767. Bob will be sadly missed by his wife of
50 years, Joan (Cripps) Coneen; two daughters, Sharon Coneen, White Rock, BC,
and Stephanie (Lenney) Munden, Prespatou, BC,; grandchildren, James and Lauren
LeHuquet, White Rock, BC, and Andrew and Emily Munden, Prespatou, BC,; sisters,
Ruth Lloyd (Ashley) Moncton, and Eleanor Trueman (Jack) Riverview; brothers,
Bud Coneen (Addie), Kinear Settlement, NB, Ted Coneen (Lillian), Mannhurst,
NB.; sister-in-law, Anne Coneen, Montague, PEI; also by several nieces and
nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sister, Marion Devereau and
brother, Allison Coneen. In keeping with Bob's wishes, there will be no
visitation or funeral service. A private family memorial service will be held
at a later date. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital
Foundation, Palliative Care Unit or the charity of your choice. Funeral
arrangements have been entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, (506-852-3530),
1177 Salisbury Road, MONCTON. Please sign the book of condolence at
www.obituariestoday.com www.fairhavenfh.com 

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Air Canada News:
Do you have any vintage copies of enRoute magazine kicking around the
house? Air
Canada’s in-flight magazine enRoute will be celebrating its 40th anniversary
next year. To celebrate this event, the editorial team is preparing a
commemorative issue to be published next Spring. But the enRoute archives are
missing copies of its critical first years. If you have copies that span the
years 1965-1975, we’d like to borrow them. If you’d like to contribute with an
issue from this era, send your copy to Andrea Fisher by -mail and include your
name and return address – your copies will be returned to you intact. We need
your vintage copies before Friday, Aug. 14th, as production of the issue will
begin shortly. Mail to
Air Canada Center P.O Box 9000 Station Airport, Dorval, Q C H4Y 1C2 Zip # 1266
Attention: Andrea Fisher.

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. In response to the smilie about the folding guitar in NetLetter 840,
Tom Heald sends this -
Hi Guys. You must have missed the last sentence in the story. Reason for the
folding guitar in the cockpit was for the small storage space for crew baggage.

If you have ever had to use the jump seat you know the pilots do not have time
to play at anything. They are professionals.
The folding guitar was for playing in the hotel on crew rest. The guy obviously
was not too enthusiastic about watching TV. Also, lets face it. Must be good
for meeting people around the pool.
Regards.
Tom Heald

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. Terry's travel tips.
Caesar Interline have these deals -
San Jose 3 nights from $137*
Our package includes 3 nights hotel accommodations, full breakfast daiy, one
hour complimentary Happy Hour each evening, airport shuttle.Confirmed and
interline air options available to San Jose.
City & Beach Escape 5 nights from $377*
2 nights in San Jose and 3 All Inclusive nights at the tip of the Golf of
Nicoya.What a vacation, what a price! our package includes 2 nights hotel
accommodations in San Jose, with airport shuttle and breakfast daily, 3 day
economy car rental, 3 nights All Inclusive accommodations at Playa Tambor.
Confirmed and interline air options available.
City & Volcano Adventure 5 nights from $419*
Our package includes 3 nights hotel accommodations in San Jose, airport
shuttle, breakfast daily, 2 nights resort accommodations at Tabacon (every room
has an unobstructed view of the volcano) full breakfast daily, 2 day car rental
and entrance to the fabulous Tabacon Hot Springs!
CIty & Jungle Adventure 5 nights from $546*
Our package includes 2 nights in San Jose and 2 nights in Tortuguero. Travel
in August and see the giant sea turtles nesting on the beach at night!
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Package Tour!
Join our Interline Group!! Feb. 4 - 7, 2005 Book Now!
4 Days Land Only from $369*
Includes: 4 star and 5 star hotel accommodations
American breakfast daily
half day city tour of Hong Kong Island
Eve of Chinese New Year Buffet
Confirmed and interline air available
Ireland
8 Days/ 6 Nights with confirmed air
Emerald Package from $679*
The Emerald Bed & Breakfast packages are perfect for independent travelers who
wish to have the flexibility of creating their won itinerary. Enjoy your first
night in a pre booked hotel and then choose the next five nights from over 450
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the entire country. Enjoy home cooked Irish breakfasts, personalized Irish
hospitality and so much more. Your Emerald Package includes: Round trip airfare
from the US to Ireland, weekly car rental, first night pre booked at Great
Southern Hotel, 5 nights Farmhouse B&B, complimentary Irish coffee reception,
full Irish breakfast daily. Airline taxes are additional.
Ireland
8 Days/ 6 Nights with confirmed air
Emerald Castle Package from $869*
Your Emerald Castle Package includes: round trip airfare from the US to
Irealnd, weekly car rental, first night pre booked at Great Southern Hotel, 4
nights Town & Country B&B's, 1 night in a luxury castle, complimentary Irish
coffee reception, full Irish breakfast daily. Airline taxes are additional.
Ireland
9 Days/ 7 Nights with confirmed air
Treasures of Ireland from $1149*
This package incldues round trip airfare from the US to Ireland, 7 nights
accommodations, 5 evening dinners, full Irish breakfast daily, all sightseeing
and admissions are per itinerary, all transfers. Airline taxes are additional.
Hawaii Specials! Confirmed air! Companions Eligible!
Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $514*
Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $659*
Big Island 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $771*
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King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
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Start with our 6 Days/ 4 Nights basic package and add nights, tours and
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Our package includes round trip interline air from Vancouver, (confirmed air
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city, breakfast daily, all hotel taxes and service charges.

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