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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 674 Mar 23/02 - 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 674, Mar 23rd, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson - Co-pilot - Terry Baker
. Need to know -
The Toronto phone number passed to us for publication in NetLetter 673 was in
error, this is the correct one - The number for the Toronto office is
J. Haran writes -
NetLetter nr 673 concerning Family Affair eligibility mentions "AC
CONNECTOR CARRIERS (GX,ZX,3J,QK) AND CP REGIONALS" and "(PLEASE REFER TO
E.T.S. FOR MORE DETAILS).
To satisfy my curiosity would it be possible to let me know what they
mean? The company departments that put out these bulletins may not be
aware that many retirees are not familiar with the present day codes,
acronyms, and abbreviations that are in use and are less likely to be so
in the future now that Horizons in no longer being distributed to us.
GX - Air Ontario, ZX - AirBC, 3J - Air Alliance and QK - Air Nova.
Another Great Family Affair Sell-off Check Out The Savings.
Why worry about standby travel when you can enjoy Family Affair? Effective
immediately, active and retired employees, and eligible family members, can
save 20 per cent off regular L Class return fares on select transborder routes.
Travel is from April 1 - May 31. It keeps getting better! Effective March 25,
Family Affair will extend its sell-off to include flights from Canada to Madrid
or Munich for travel from April 8 June 7. Fares will be as low as $299 Cdn
from Eastern Canada and $399 from Western Canada.
INTERNATIONAL SELLOFF** EFFECTIVE 25MAR02
MARKETS: FROM CANADA TO MAD/MUC (EXCL. CODESHARE)
SELLOFF FARE TYPE: ECONOMY CLASS, ROUND-TRIP
TRAVEL PERIOD: 08APR02 THROUGH 07JUN02
SELL PERIOD: 25MAR02 THROUGH 06JUN02
APUR/TKT: RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP
MIN/MAX: ORIG SU-TH: 1ST SAT
MAX: 60 DAYS
FARE LEVELS: EASTERN CANADA: 299.00CAD (ON/QC/NB/NS/NF/PE)
WESTERN CANADA: 399.00CAD (MN/SK/AC/BC)
FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFF- TRANSBORDER ** EFFECTIVE 19MAR02
MARKETS: SELECT TB MARKETS (SEE BELOW)
FARE TYPE: ECONOMY CLASS, ROUND-TRIP
TRAVEL PERIOD: FIRST TRAVEL: NONE
LAST TRVL: 31MAY02
SELL PERIOD: LAST SELL: NONE
APUR/TKT: RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP
MIN/MAX: ORIG SU-TH: 1ST SAT
ORIG SA: 1ST SUN MAX:
LEVELS: BNA-YTO / STL-YTO / ATL-YTO = 167 CAD
BOS-YOW/YTO/YMQ, EWR-YOW/YMQ/YTO, HPN-YTO,
LGA-YOW/YMQ/YTO PHL-YMQ/YTO, IND-YTO, CHI-YTO,
BWI/CMH-YTO = 135 CAD
SAN-YTO, SFO-YMQ, SEA-YTO, HOU-YYC, CHI-YVR = 263 CAD
LAX-YVR/YYC, SFO-YVR/YYC, PHX-YVR, HOU-YTO, CHI-YYC, DFW-YTO
MSY-YTO, ANC-YVR = 207 CAD
HNL/OGG-YEA/YVR/YWG/YYC = $299 CAD
HNL/OGG-YMQ/YOW/YTO = $387 CAD
(For more information contact Employee Travel Services 1-800-413-1113
" ' "
. Nice to know.
Looking For CDs Or Electronic Equipment?
Come check out the Future Shop® Friends & Family Night on March 24 and 25.
Thanks to Aeroplan®’s relationship with this retail partner, active and
retired Air Canada, Air Canada Regional, Air Canada Vacations, Tango by Air
Canada and Aeroplan employees can take advantage of a variety of discounts on
numerous products. An extra ‘Scan & Save’ discount of 10-25 per cent will be
available on all clearance merchandise. The event takes place March 24 from
5:00-9:00 p.m. at all Future Shop stores in Western Canada (excluding Manitoba)
and Ontario, and on March 25 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at all Future Shop locations
in Manitoba, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
" ' "
Air Canada News:
Air Canada Named Among Top Ten Airlines In The World And Third In North
America In 'Airline of the Year' Survey.
Air Canada has been named one of the top ten airlines in the world and the
third best North American airline in the '2002 Airline of the Year' survey
conducted by Skytrax Research, based in London, U.K. Air Canada Star Alliance™
members Singapore Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways (ANA)
were also named in the top
Effective April 7th, the new non-stop route linking Toronto and Madrid Spain
will also be shared by Spanair on a code-share basis. Spanair (JK) will put
their code-share flight numbers on the Toronto flights and Air Canada will
code-share on Spanair flights from Madrid to Barcelona, Malaga, and Palma de
" ' "
. May I follow Linda Reverchon in a gentle correction to Gord Dalziel's
release concerning the Gander units of Nav Canada?
In essence, there appears to be some confusion in many minds as to
the functions of each of these units in the operation of the air traffic in
their respective areas of responsibility.
"The Gander ACC is responsible for controlling aircraft in the
western half of the North Atlantic oceanic airspace," - is not quite
accurate. It does not control aircraft, it controls movement. Control of the
aircraft is the sole responsibility of the Captain. many news releases refer
to Air Controllers erroneously because they cannot see the difference. God
is the only Air Controller. It is left to Mankind to control the traffic.
Elsewhere Mr. Dalziel correctly portrays the services as Traffic
oriented - that is in simple terms to "keep the dots apart", however that
one introductory statement can colour the opinion of those removed from the
task into believing the agents are actually controlling aircraft. That may
happen, and when it does, please accept my treasured passes.
Cheers, Ferg Kyle
" ' "
.Sheila Moscoe sends this information -
"When we travel on a pass on an Air Canada Vacations (ACV) flight, we
must be registered with Employee Travel Service (ETS) as a C4, not a
C2. Their flight is not on the Employee Travel Web site (ETW). And I
was also informed, by the YYZ ACV airport staff, that their employees
don't have to list for the flight, they can just show up at the
airport. So, lots of luck!"
Employee Travel sends this information -
AC and ACR staff travel on ACV flts at the priority C4/Y10.
Believe this flt is not on the web as ACV flts do not show in
availability (Due not sold in the general system). Ets registers empls in "X"
ACV. We do not have access to any load info due its an ACV flt. As for ACV
goshowing at aprt I can't comment on that other than E.T.S. should be handling
registrations since ACV empls are not self tkting we have to set up the
" ' "
. Well we are still flogging that fire at Dorval -
B. McCormack sent us this, including a photo which will be placed on the
acfamily web site -
The intake of pilot trainees (see picture) that included such stalwarts as Jean
Perrault,Bob York, Bernie Brennan, Len Brooks, Ken Rumley and myself were busy
with our initial groundschool course in the hangar next to the one that burned
(see picture). That was March of '56. Four or five of us found a prepared but
unpressurized hose on the concrete floor and carried it up onto a work
platform, ready to help fight the fire. After a few minutes had passed and no
one appeared to be turning the water on, most of the helpers departed. You
guessed it, the pressure suddenly came on full belt and almost whipped the
remaining two of us off onto the floor. I had left my camera at home and the
pictures of smouldering ruins I have were taken the next day.
" ' "
. Our chief pilot - Vesta has been experimenting with her computer, and sends
How to become a Kingdom of the Keyboard Commando
with keyboard combination commands ( call them "Kinkos") that give you more
power over your computer, and at the end of this email is a page
outlining the keyboard commands.
The key to the keyboard is that it has more power than the mouse. Your
keyboard has over one hundred keys versus two on the mouse, and you're
already accustomed to using combinations of keys because you do it to
make capital letters. So the commands you use often, can't do well with
the mouse of which take up a lot of time, can usually be done with
keyboard combinations. When you can use these Kinkos, you find yourself
doing things that were too complicated to consider with the mouse - so
you never did them. Kinkos are power.
The skills I'm going to outline are useful to every reader but
they are golden to certain groups. If you:
1. have trouble using the mouse
2. spend a lot of time on the computer
3. plan making a living with computer
4. type with two fingers
The first Kinko demonstrated was designed to put the most text on the
for the least amount of effort. It's exactly the same in Word, Excel,
Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Visio. Learn one and you've got them
all. And since Microsoft sets the standards, like it or not, other
companies soon follow the same path. So it's well worth learning.
Best way to demo this is to open Word and type your name and select it.
You can select (or outline or highlight) the text by placing the cursor
at the beginning of your name, holding down the shift key (in between
control and caps lock near your left little finger) and hitting the
right arrow key till your full name is outlined.
Then type Alt then T,A and in the "Replace" box, type your initials.
Hit the "Add" and "OK"buttons and you're done.
Now type your initials and hit the space bar. Your name appears without
you typing it! Your computer is beginning to show you the respect you
deserve! It will type your name if you follow it immediately with
anything else except more text.
When you learn a Kinko, get the most out of it you can.
That way it will stay. This Kinko is not a one-trick pony.
and highlight it.
Then Alt-T, A and in the "Replace" box type"nl",
then hit the "Add" and "OK" buttons. Type "nl" and watch our
E-mail address pop up. Perhaps you want to give it to another retiree.
The way to master this trick is to use it in ways that help you. Then
you'll keep it. So consider these other ways of using it. Type out
your name and address in multiple line format. Outline all of it, then
Alt-T, A and in the "Replace" box, type your initials and one other
letter. Now your initials produces your name and address.
Then add to your address above, your phone
numbers, email addresses and all other relevant details. Now outline
that, go to Alt-T, A, and add one extra case of the same last letter as
before.Now type your initials with the extra characters and watch how your
computer spits out the relevant information.
Once you've set that up, you can add all these details anywhere you
choose, and you'll never make a spelling mistake in these AutoCorrects
again! Often it is faster to Kinko out more info than you need, and
delete the text you don't, than have to look it up and copy it.
This is golden if you have in your job - especially if it's a new job -
a lot of addresses, employee names, company names or complex terms such
as medical or legal expressions. With this Kinko you're way faster and
once you've got the wording right once, you never make a mistake again!
Another popular use is for the "signature" at the bottom of an email.
Many people in business use it this way; particularly if they've got
several signatures. Type the text you want, select it, and in the
"Replace" box type "sig" or "sigx", or, if you're living with three
Tip: Depending on how your system is set up for sending and receiving
email (eg using OffLine mail readers such as Outlook Express or Eudora) the
signature Kinko will probably not work automatically.
Here's how you make it work no matter what and it's a good tip besides.
Do all your word processing in your favorite word processor, select all the
text, copy it, move to your email program and paste it in your email editor.
Sound like a lot of trouble? When you know how to do things like that with
the keyboard, it's so easy you won't even think about it.
Here's the keyboard commands
Control A will outline all the text in a file.
Control C will copy it to the clipboard,
Alt Tab will move you to your email program, and
Control V will paste it there.
I suggest to you to do all your word processing in your
most powerful word processor. That way you have only one program to
learn, and over time you'll slowly pick up all kinds of power. If you
have to learn a word processor in several programs, such as email,
graphics, editor and so on, the wine of your learning has to be poured
into several glasses. And you only have one bottle.
You can even use this Kinko to produce the template of a letter. Here's
how. You type out the form letter as you want it to appear, with return
address and so on all in the fonts you want with all the fancy details.
Then you outline it and in the "Replace" box you enter "let1" or
"letx". (Stay tuned for part two soon ! - eds)
" ' "
. Terry's travel tips.
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island's most complete all-inclusive resort.
3 NIGHTS $330 US PER PERSON
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER: $111 US
Includes: meals, unlimited beverages, taxes, gratuities, non motorized sports,
entrance to health club, daily activities and nightly entertainment.
Resort has 3 swimming pools including a swim up bar and all rooms have patios
Sail Aboard the Legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 across the Atlantic on the British
Comedy Cruise. John Cleese of Monty Python fame will headline this ensemble
of comedians on only this date.
6 nights: / June 20
New York to Southampton from $499us
6 nights: / June 26
Southampton to New York from $599us
6 nights: / May 12
New York to Southampton from $399us
6 nights: / May 18
Southampton to New York from $399us
Combine May 12 & 18 for a 12 night New York return cruise $798us
Call Interlining Plus -
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" ' "
A little boy and his mother were taking his first commercial airplane
ride. After boarding the plane, taking off and being at cruise altitude
for some time, the puzzled boy looked at his mother and said, "so when
do we get smaller?"
" ' "
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