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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 652 Jan 12/02 - The NetLetter
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N E T L E T T E R > CANADA <
( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)
Number 652, Jan 12th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson - Co-pilot - Terry Baker
. Air Canada news -
Air Canada News:
Air Canada Announces More Flights On Tango.
In response to rapidly growing customer demand for it’s
low fare Tango service, yesterday we announced new Tango
flights between Regina/Saskatoon-Toronto and Thunder Bay-
Toronto, effective April 1. In addition, effective June 17,
Tango will increase its service to Vancouver, Winnipeg and
Halifax. For summer 2002, Tango will offer over 290
departures per week, with a fleet of nine aircraft including
six A320 aircraft currently in operation.
" ' "
. Travelling on bmi British Midland -
bmi British Midland (BD) Star Alliance
Any reduced rate ticket is subject to tax as applicable
Travel permitted as follows
bmi British Midland BD
bmi Regional BD
Space available zed - zonal employee discount
Space available zonal employee discount - personal travel
Eligible for unlimited zed - ZL fares
. Active employee of ac/tier 2 & 3 with 6 months service
. Retired employee
. Spouse - legal & common-law partner
. Dependent children under 24 years of age
Eligible for unlimited zed - ZM fares
. Pparents of active/retired employee
Note: Partner ineligible for travel on Star Alliance - BD
Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult also on zed
2-11 years pay 67% of the applicable zed fare
infants - free of charge if not occupying a seat
- require a separate ticket for international travel
Calculate the mileage for each segment flown
assess the applicable fare based on the zone for each segment
Chart-zed fares in us$ one way
mileage (ZL) (ZM)
zone 1 1-450 13 19
zone 2 451-750 16 25
zone 3 751-1600 21 30
zone 4 1601-3200 32 43
zone 5 3201-4080 37 50
zone 6 4081-5000 41 59
zone 7 5001-6100 49 63
zone 8 6101-9000 57 70
fares are converted to local currency
subject to taxes as applicable
ID50 Positive space reduced rate - personal
Active employee of Air Canada/tier 2 & 3 with 6 months service
Spouse - legal & common-law partner
Dependent children under 24 years of age
50% Personal travel
Business and normal economy fares.
Children fares permitted.
Note: No other discounted fares permitted.
- For return travel - One way is half applicable fare shown
- Children 2-11 YEARS - 50% reduction
- Infant not occupying a seat - free of charge.
LHR ZRH 35.00 GBP
LHR MME 25.00 GBP LHR AMS 35.00 GBP
LHR LBA 25.00 GBP LHR CDG 35.00 GBP
LHR LPL 25.00 GBP LHR DUB 35.00 GBP
LHR BHX 25.00 GBP LHR NCE 35.00 GBP
LHR EMA 25.00 GBP LHR PMI 35.00 GBP
LHR MAN 25.00 GBP LHR BRU 35.00 GBP
LHR GLA 30.00 GBP LHR PRG 35.00 GBP
LHR BFS 30.00 GBP LHR FRA 35.00 GBP
LHR EDI 30.00 GBP LHR BGO 35.00 GBP
EMA GLA 30.00 GBP MME JER 15.00 GBP
EMA AGP 35.00 GBP LCY JER 15.00 GBP
EMA AMS 30.00 GBP LCY BRU 35.00 GBP
EMA BFS 30.00 GBP BFS JER 15.00 GBP
EMA CDG 30.00 GBP LBA CDG 30.00 GBP
EMA PMI 35.00 GBP LPL JER 15.00 GBP
EMA ABZ 30.00 GBP GLA CPH 30.00 GBP
EMA BRU 30.00 GBP GLA JER 15.00 GBP
EMA EDI 30.00 GBP GLA LBA 30.00 GBP
EMA DUB 35.00 GBP LTN JER/GCI 15.00 GBP
EMA NCE 35.00 GBP BHX BRU 30.00 GBP
EMA JER/GCI 15.00 GBP BHX JER/GCI 15.00 GBP
ALL CHANNEL ISLAND ROUTES 15.00 GBP
Booking and Ticketing
Through Employee Travel Service 1-800-413-1113
or local reservations office if outside north America.
" ' "
. Ken Starnes sends this message -
Subject: Reg Little
Short message to let you know that Reg Little passed away yesterday in Comox
Norm Fraser a long time friend and acquaintance informed me tonight.
Reg was battling cancer. Arrangements have not been made as yet.
Reg started his career in Winnipeg I believe sometime in the early 1950'S
I worked with him in Dorval when he was with Word-processing.
He transferred to Headquarters in Montreal to Place Ville Marie then to the
in Dorval/ Ville St. Laurent . I knew Reg since the late 1970's when he
tranferred to the Air Canada Base.
Now hope Reg is at peace. He will be missed.
" ' "
. From the flight deck by Vesta -
HOME COMPUTERS TARGETTED MORE BY HACKERS
Internet experts say computer hackers are increasingly targetting home
machines because they are more powerful and less secure. Hackers can
write programs that attempt to crack into your computer, get your
identity, destroy your data or use your computer to launch attacks on
Web sites or your friends.
" ' "
It’s Time To Start Sweeping For The 22nd Annual Airline Mixed
If curling is your game - or if you just want to give throwing
some rocks a try - it's time to register for the Annual Airline
Mixed Fun Bonspiel. The event will take place March 8 - 10 at
the Kamloops Curling Club, in Kamloops, B.C. Skill levels vary
from Brier caliber to beginner - you're there to have fun,
which is why it's called a 'funspiel.' For details, contact
or John Calvert,
. Hurry, the deadline
to submit your entry form is Feb. 2.
" ' ""
. From scottygt
I also was sad to think that the DC9 has come to her last days in AC. As the
author and photographer of the DC9 and DC8 Ramp Service manuals and in charge
of the test and proving flights for ramp service and fueling, I had the honour
to fly with Captain George Lothian. If the pipe was steady all was well, but if
it was going up and down, I knew we were in for some rough water. Right or
wrong it was a case of, I will shoot the messenger.
At the time I was on loan to Norm Trindall and Joe Sky. Two great people who
could think outside of the box, were not afraid to try something new, knew how
to delegate and would listen. Remember the tail de-ice system ?. My letter
explaining why we should not continue with the balance of the fleet was a fine
example of creative assembly of the facts. Our hot liquid was broken up into
small droplets and was cold when it reached the surface. Our liquid in the
experiments was also dyed blue which did not make the mtce crew very happy.
Peter Blyth shot it on 16mm.
I still have the original ms for the DC9 but the one for the DC8 I gave to Iris
Land. Later I found out that it had been lost. The negatives and film are also
here, and I would welcome any suggestions as to where would be a good resting
place for all this stuff.
Later I became a DC9 ground school instructor, working with Cleve Spear and
Wally Pacholka for the infamous Ron Peel and Gerry Quinn. The pilots were the
finest group of students that anyone could wish to stand in front of. When I
was on the operational learning curve, they always had time to make certain
that I had the proper information.
I had the good fortune to do many interesting things during the 36 years, but I
rank this period as one of the most rewarding.
To all my students, thanks for the memories.
" ' "
. Terry's travel tips.
4 great reasons to visit Vancouver!
Best Western Downtown ca$89
Days Inn Downtown ca$79
Hampton Inn & suites downtown ca$89
Holiday Inn & suites North Vancouver ca$89
3 better reasons to visit Victoria!
Best Western Carlton Plaza ca$69
Days Inn on the harbour ca$69
all valid until Apr 30/02 single or double.
" ' "
Freom Herb Noble
Have you heard the one about the
Captain who casually went to the rear can, and just got down to business
when number three engine coughed up the crankshaft, the captain beat a
hasty retreat to the cockpit mooning most of the customers enroute.. the
name escapes me but I think it was 'Moon' Mathews..
Take care, Herb
" ' "
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