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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 679 Apr 11/02 - The NetLetter
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:22:32 -0700
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 679  Apr 11th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2300+


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


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Guess who was  65 yesterday?
On April 10, 1937 Air Canada, then known as Trans-Canada Air Lines, took to the
skies. The airline’s fleet consisted of one Stearman biplane and two Lockheed
10As.



. Need to know.
The following Family Affaire sell-offs for information only - check with
Employee Travel Services for more details -

Great News ­ We’ve Added More Family Affair Sell-Off Fares!
INTERNATIONAL SELLOFF** EFFECTIVE 25MAR02   

MARKETS: FROM CANADA TO MAD/MUC (EXCL. CODESHARE)   
FARE TYPE: ECONOMY CLASS, ROUND-TRIP   
TRAVEL PERIOD: 08APR02 THROUGH 07JUN02   
SELL PERIOD: 25MAR02 THROUGH 06JUN02   
RESERVATIONS  REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP   
MIN/MAX: ORIG SUNDAY - THURSDAY : 1ST SAT   
MAX: 60 DAYS   
FARE LEVELS: EASTERN CANADA: 299.00CA$ (ON/QC/NB/NS/NF/PE)   
WESTERN CANADA: 399.00CA$ (MN/SK/AC/BC)   
**ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PER LFAMILY**   

MARKETS: FROM CANADA TO MEL (EXCL. CODESHARE)   
FARE TYPE: ECONOMY CLASS, ROUND-TRIP   
TRAVEL PERIOD: 01APR02 THROUGH 31MAY02   
SELL PERIOD: 01APR02 THROUGH 30MAY02 
RESERVATIONS  REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP   
MIN/MAX: ORIG SUNDAY - THURSDAY : 1ST SAT   
MAX: 60 DAYS   
FARE LEVELS: BC/AB : 687.00CA$
SK/MB : 769.00CA$
ON/QC : 799.00CA$
ATLANTIC : 959.00CA$   
**ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PER LFAMILY**   

MARKETS: FROM YMQ TO BGI (VALID ON DIRECT FLT ONLY)   
FARE TYPE: ECONOMY CLASS, ROUND-TRIP   
TRAVEL PERIOD: 07APR02 THROUGH 28APR02   
ALL TRAVEL COMPLETED BY 04MAY02   
RESERVATIONS  REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP   
MIN/MAX: ORIG SUNDAY - THURSDAY : 1ST SAT   
MAX: 30 DAYS   
FARE LEVEL: 299.00CA$   

**ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PER LFAMILY** 
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FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFF- TRANSBORDER ** EFFECTIVE 19MAR02 
MARKETS: SELECT TB MARKETS AND HAWAII(SEE BELOW)   
TRAVEL PERIOD: FIRST TRAVEL: NONE   
LAST TRVL: 31MAY02   
SELL PERIOD: LAST SELL: NONE   
RESERVATIONS  REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEP   
MIN/MAX: ORIG SUNDAY - THURSDAY : 1ST SAT   
ORIG SATURDAY: 1ST SUNDAY   
MAX: 60 DAYS   

LEVELS:   
BNA-YTO / STL-YTO / ATL-YTO = 167 CA$   
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 CA$   
SAN-YTO, SFO-YMQ, SEA-YTO, HOU-YYC, CHI-YVR = 263 CA$   
LAX-YVR/YYC, SFO-YVR/YYC, PHX-YVR, HOU-YTO, CHI-YYC, DFW-YTO   
MSY-YTO, ANC-YVR = 207 CA$   
HNL/OGG-YEA/YVR/YWG/YYC = $299 CA$
HNL/OGG-YMQ/YOW/YTO = $387 CA$   
MIN/MAX: ORIG SUNDAY - THURSDAY : 1ST SAT   
ORIG SATURDAY: 1ST SUNDAY   
MAX: 60 DAYS   

CDA: 10% OFF LFAMILY   
**ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PER LFAMILY** 


Getting Set For The Future Of Employee Travel.
A few months ago, we announced Employee Travel was looking at ways to improve
standby travel for employees and retirees. The funding was approved and we
immediately started working on an automated system that will include ticketless
travel, new payment options
and a self-serve travel profile. These changes are expected to be implemented
by year end. This automated system will allow the Company to consider the
reintroduction of limited unaccompanied partner travel. Working together with
focus groups that include Airports, In-flight Service, International, retirees
and other stakeholders, we are exploring all options. Their input is proving
invaluable and we will keep you updated on any progress.

Tier III Carrier Calm Air ­ Changes To Employee Travel Now In Effect. Employee
travel on Air Canada marketed flights for Southern Manitoba routes (Thompson,
Flin Flon and The Pas) remains unchanged for Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and
Tier III personnel. However, travel on Calm Air (MO) marketed flights in
Northern Manitoba now requires the purchase of a ZED fare (ZL for
employees/spouse/eligible children and ZM for pass-eligible parents). Partner
pass privileges no longer exist on Northern Manitoba routes.

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. Nice to know.
Air Canada News:
Madrid, Here We Come!
April 7th, we launched our new non-stop service between Toronto-Madrid in
time to meet travel demand. This direct link between Canada and Spain features
excellent connections for flights throughout the Iberian Peninsula, and offers
convenient connections to our extensive North American network. We also
reintroduced seasonal non-stop services between Toronto and Tokyo, Manchester
and Munich, and on April 9 will reintroduce seasonal non-stop service to
Glasgow.

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. From our chief pilot - Vesta
TRAVELLERS' CLOT NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT: STUDY
A study of patients who suffer deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of
blood clot, suggests travellers shouldn't be worried about getting it on
airplanes.
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. May Day.
Subject: House in France
Would anyone know of a house in the south of France one can rent for about a
month in
the summer of 2003, it need not be on the ocean and a small village would be
good.
Paula Pulling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Following the recent issue we made of the letter from Gander re Sept 11,
Al Ramsay sends this -
Thanks  for providing another interesting letter of the events
transpiring with passengers accommodated in Gander due to Sep.l1th. I have
seen a number of articles praising Gander's contribution to this effort but
none has been ever mentioned about Halifax.
Halifax handled the same number of planes and passengers.
Lufthansa To Name A340 The Gander Halifax In Thanks For Sept. 11 Generosity.
For the first time in its 75-year history,
Lufthansa will name an aircraft for a city outside Germany. In May, one of
its new A340s will be named the Gander Halifax to thank the people of these
cities for their hospitality towards passengers stranded in Canada on
Sept.11. The airline plans to fly 20 people from each of the two communities
to Frankfurt for the christening.
Singapore Airlines is providing scholarships for
local students. Full page ads by various airlines in the local paper
expressing thanks. Passengers were also housed by residents.
Al Ramsay

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. News from the districts -
1000 ISLANDS LUNCH CRUISE
Robert Holmgren Air Canada Pionairs
Deputy District Director & DWC, Eastern Ontario
WHEN         Thursday, July 18,2002
WHERE       From downtown Kingston (dock adjacent to Confederation Park)
WHAT         Three and a half hour cruise through the 1000 Islands on the
“Island Star” .
A 3-course hot lunch will be served accompanied by live
entertainment and commentary.
COST            $36.  per person (group rate)
PARKING     A number of long term parking lots are close by.
Free handicap parking is located on the dock adjacent to
the ship.
PAYMENT    A  $15. deposit is required by MAY 20, 2002 to guarentee the group
rate.
Please make cheques payable to “Macgregor Smith” and
mail to:
586 Flint Ave.                              
Kingston. ON, K7M 8R4
We need a minimum of 20 passengers for the group rate.
For any questions, call Mac Smith at (613) 389-9928
The deadline for payment is MAY 20TH, as there is a minimum required you are
urged to register early.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME - THE MORE THE MERRIER!

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. Terry's travel tips.

James F. C. Rose - YOUR Interline Cruise Expert
has found you a great cruise deal - open to friends on their own and also below
interline price.
Celebrity: Zenith on April 28 for 6 nights (this date only)
Route: San Juan, St.Thomas, Bermuda, New York
only $210 pp (3rd & 4th in cabin only $60 pp) (port & taxes $191.75 pp)
YES: This is open to everybody.
information: (204) 889-3885
fax: (204) 889-3885
reservations: (204) 889-3885


Following information from Gilles Bolduc -
Just returned from Italy. Great trip.
Found out by accident that seniors visiting museum and other tourist
attractions sometimes get free admission if they present their passport proving
that they are age 65 and over. Might be of interest to our friends and
readers.
Thought you would be interested and may want to pass this info on.
Gilles Bolduc

Some of the great cruises on offer by Dargal -
REMEMBER... THESE RATES INCLUDE PORT CHARGES!
*** CANADA & NEW ENGLAND ***
May 24 ~ 9 Nights ~ Holland America's Rotterdam
ITINERARY: New York City, New York; to Quebec City
Inside $699, Oceanview $839
*** BERMUDA ***
April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Horizon
ITINERARY: New York, New York; return
April 27: Oceanview $649, 3rd & 4th $399
May 4 & 11: Inside $549, Oceanview $649, 3rd & 4th $399
May 18: Oceanview $699, 3rd & 4th $499
May 25 & June 1: Oceanview $749, 3rd & 4th $499
May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Zenith
ITINERARY: New York, New York; return
May 4 & 11: Inside $549, Oceanview $649, 3rd & 4th $399
May 18: Oceanview $699, 3rd & 4th $499
May 25 & June 1: Oceanview $749, 3rd & 4th $499
May 5, 12 & 19 ~ 7 Nights ~ NCL's Norwegian Majesty
ITINERARY: Boston, MA; return Inside $499, Oceanview $599
May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Nordic Empress
ITINERARY: New York, New York;return
May 5 & 12: Inside $499, Oceanview $599, 3rd & 4th $399
May 19: Inside $549, Oceanview $649
May 26 & June 2: Inside $599, Oceanview $699 (June 2 only), 3rd & 4th $499
*** EUROPE ***
May 6 ~ 10 Nights ~ Holland America's Noordam
ITINERARY: Civitavecchia (Rome), to Barcelona, Spain
Inside $699, Oceanview $839
May 26 ~ 14 Nights ~ Holland America's Noordam
ITINERARY: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; to Copenhagen, Denmark
Inside $899, Oceanview $1079

*** HAWAII ***
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 ~ 7 Nights ~ NCL's Norwegian Star
ITINERARY: Honolulu, Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii; At Sea; Fanning Island, Republic of
Kiribati; At Sea; Kahului, Maui; Nawiliwili, Kauai; Honolulu, Hawaii
Inside $499, Oceanview $599
*** PACIFIC COAST REPOSITIONING ***
May 4 ~ 7 Nights ~ Princess' NEW Star Princess
ITINERARY: Los Angeles, California; to Vancouver, B.C. Inside $399
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Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) and are
subject to change, availability and eligibility. PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED.
Government taxes/fees are additional. Offers apply to new bookings only, are
capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.
For more information on these and other specials, contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 (North America)
International: (Country Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283

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. Smilies.
Heard at the O'Hare control tower -
"I can see the country club down below...look's like a lot of controllers
out there!"
"Yes, sir, there is...and they're caddying for DC-10
drivers like you."

"N07K you look like you're established on the localizer
and I don't
know the names of any of the fixes, you're cleared for the
ILS
approach. Call the tower."

"MidEx 726, sorry about that, Center thought you were a
Midway
arrival. Just sit back, relax and pass out some more
cookies...we'll
get you to Milwaukee."

"Approach, what's our sequence?"
"Calling for the sequence I missed your callsign, but if I
find out what
it is, you're last."

"Sure you can have eight miles behind the heavy...there'll
be a
United tri-jet between you and him."

"Approach, SWA436, you want us to turn right to 090?"
"No, I want your brother to turn. Just do it and don't
argue."

"Approach UAL525 what's this aircraft doing at my
altitude?"
"UAL525, what makes you think it's YOUR altitude,
Captain?"

"DAL1176, say speed."
"DAL1176, we slowed it down to two-twenty."
"DAL1176 pick it back up to two-fifty...this ain't
Atlanta, and them
ain't grits on the ground."

"Request Runway 27 Right."
"Unable."
"Approach, do you know the wind at six thousand is 270 at
fifty?"
"Yeah, I do, and if we could jack the airport up to
fifty-five hundred
you could have that runway. Expect 14 Right."

"Air Force Four-Five, it appears your engine has...oh,
disregard...I
see you've already ejected."

"The first officer says he's got you in sight."
"Roger, the first officer's cleared for a visual approach
runway 27
Right...you continue on that 180 heading and descend to
three
thousand."

"Hey, O'Hare, you see the 7600 code flashing five
northwest of
Gary?"
"Yeah, I do...you guys talkin' to him?"

"Approach, what's the tower?"
"That's a big tall building with glass all around it, but
that's not
important right now."

"How far behind traffic are we?"
"Three miles."
"That doesn't look like three miles to us!"
"You're a mile and a half from him, he's a mile and a half
from
you...that's three miles."

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