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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 691,Saturday, May 25, 2002
. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2300+


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


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You Need to Know:
Further to our various communications regarding the continuation of Retiree
Parking at the Operations Centre while away on Vacation, it is with regret
that we must advise you that, as of Monday June 3rd, 2002, it will no longer
be available. This cancellation has come about due to the ongoing
consolidation of the parking for a number of additional groups of employees,
from other areas, at the Operations Centre.
Those of you who are planning on a short trip and will be back by Sunday,
June 2nd may wish to use the programme, as in the past, by getting a pass
from the East Entrance Security Officer. However, if there is any
possibility of you not being back by June 2nd, you should make alternate
arrangements. As of Monday June 3rd this Parking will just not be available.
Arrangements have been made to make sure that the vehicle of anyone who is
away now, on May 22nd, and are still within their 30 days but will not be
back by June 3rd,  will not have their vehicles towed. But others should not
take the chance of parking now until beyond June 3rd as they may be towed.
This parking privilege has been wonderful for us all and the alternatives
for the future will not be as good and will involve considerable cost. While
there are many options, outlined below are two which you may wish to
consider.......
(1) Aero Park Airport Parking, 9393 Oak Street (Between Marine Drive and the
Fraser River) Phone 604-266-4242
Free Shuttle to and from the Airport Terminal -- Regular Rate:- $6.25 per
Day - Senior Rate:- $5.95 per Day for up to Seven days and for Eight or more
Days - $5.00 per Day - $35.00 per Week. Note:- All rates plus GST and PST.
(2) Park & Fly, 6380 Miller Road, Phone 604-270-9476 - Free Shuttle to and
from the Airport Terminal -- Regular Rate:- $11.95 per Day or $69.95 per
Week -- Air Canada Employees/Retirees with Air Canada I.D. Rate:- $6.00 per
Day - $35.00 per Week. Note:- All Rates plus GST and PST.
It had been our understanding that we would receive at least 30 days notice
of this cancellation but unfortunately this has not been the case and your
assistance in advising as many of our group as possible will be sincerely
appreciated.
Should you require any further clarification on the foregoing would you
kindly call Bill Neill at 604-277-3587. Bill has coordinated this effort on
behalf of the retiree group over the years and is to be commended for his
dedication and commitment.
Glen Steeves District Director YVR Air Canada Pionairs
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You need to Know that:
Proposed new Employee Pass Travel Plan changes
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:21:23 -0700

Due to perceived difficulties in Airport departure processing, particularly
at the last minute with changes, etc., it has now been decided to retain
the current entitlement for C2 Y10 and eliminate any purchasing of upgrades
under this category. A passholder will register for the flight, as you do
now, and if at flight time, Y is not available but J is, then you will be
placed in J at no extra charge. Thus every seat on the flight will be
available at the same cost. This is the process used now and it will
continue.

Additionally, as indicated in my last e-mail, all active & retired(spouses
and children included as they are now) will be able to purchase 2 C1/J10
passes each year and be able to travel in J as a first option (children
over 12) and of course have a higher priority......which is really what you
are buying. Again, all the rules which are in effect now for C1/J10 will
continue to apply.

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Sight-seeing tour of the Island of Montreal
Aerial sight-seeing tour of the Island of Montreal
Taking To The Skies For A Good Cause. Air Canada's Flight Operations Crew
Scheduling team is offering an aerial sight-seeing tour of the Island of
Montreal aboard CF-TCC, Air Canada's vintage Lockheed L10A aircraft. The
flights will depart Montreal from the Air Canada Maintenance Base, Cote
Vertu Road West, on May 31 and June 1. There are four flights per day and
the aircraft seats nine people. The cost per seat is $100 Cdn for a
45-minute flight over the Island. Proceeds will go to the Starlight
Children's Foundation Canada, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to
grant wishes to critically, chronically and terminally ill children. For
details, contact Lois Cadman at (514) 694-0276 or Glenn Day at (514)
422-6201. Income tax receipts will be provided.

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*** Allergies can be a disability for passengers.

CBC -- The Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled
allergies can be considered a disability for airline
passengers. The agency will investigate seven
complaints against Air Canada by passengers who had
allergic reactions to dogs, cats, flowers and paint.
Pending the investigation, the CTA could issue a
directive to remove "undue obstacles" for the disabled.
This could mean restrictions on what passengers can
bring on a flight or even the kind of perfume a
person can wear.
http://airlinebiz.com/wire/05192002#MAIN (See Full Story!

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Vesta's Travel Tips

Experience breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, and countless natural
wonders, on ALL of the following fabulous vacations; Alaska cruises, Alaska
cruisetours, and even Rocky Mountaineer Railtours. Check out all of the
fantastic details below...

REMEMBER... THESE RATES INCLUDE PORT CHARGES!

*** ALASKA CRUISES ***

May 31 & June 14 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Juneau, Alaska;Skagway,
Alaska;
Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside Passage; Vancouver, B.C.
May 31: Inside $599, Oceanview $649, Balcony $799, Suite $1599, 3rd & 4th
$399
June 14: Inside $599, Oceanview $649, Balcony $749, 3rd & 4th $499

May 31 & June 14 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Skagway, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Seward, Alaska
May 31: Oceanview $599, Balcony $799, Suite $999, 3rd & 4th $499
June 14: Inside $399, Balcony $799, Suite $999

June 7 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway,
Alaska;
Sitka, Alaska; Cruise Misty Fjords; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside
Passage; Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $399, Oceanview $599

June 7 & 28 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Infinity
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway,
Alaska;
Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside Passage; Vancouver,
B.C.
June 7: Oceanview $799, Balcony $899, 3rd & 4th $499
June 28: Inside $699, Oceanview $899, Balcony $999, Suite $1199, 3rd & 4th
$1199

June 15 & 29 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway,
Alaska;
Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside Passage; Vancouver,
B.C.
Inside $599 (June 15 only), Oceanview $699, 3rd & 4th $599

*** ALASKA CRUISETOURS ***

Majestic Mt. McKinley Northbound
7 Night Alaska Cruise followed by a 4 Night Land Tour
July 5 & 19 ~ 11 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Cruise College
Fjord; Valdez, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Talkeetna, Alaska;
Denali National Park, Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska
Inside $1599, Oceanview $1699, Balcony $1849, 3rd & 4th $1099

Frontier Spirit Tour
7 Night Alaska Cruise followed by a 4 Night Land Tour
July 5 & 19 ~ 11 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Cruise College
Fjord; Valdez, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska;
Denali National Park, Alaska; Talkeetna, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska
Inside $1599, Oceanview $1699, Balcony $1849, 3rd & 4th $1099

Golden Heart of Alaska
7 Night Alaska Cruise followed by a 5 Night Land Tour
July 5 & 19 ~ 12 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska;
Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Cruise College Fjord; Valdez,
Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Talkeetna, Alaska; Denali
National Park, Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

Denali Explorer
7 Night Alaska Cruise followed by a 5 Night Land Tour
July 5 & 19 ~ 12 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska;
Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Cruise College Fjord; Valdez,
Alaska;
Seward, Alaska; Alyeska (Girdwood), Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Fairbanks,
Alaska;
Denali National Park, Alaska; Talkeetna, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

Scenic Explorer
7 Night Alaska Cruise followed by a 6 Night Land Tour
July 5 & 19 ~ 13 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; Cruise Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Juneau, Alaska;
Skagway, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Cruise College Fjord; Valdez,
Alaska;
Seward, Alaska; Alyeska (Girdwood), Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Talkeetna,
Alaska;
Denali National Park, Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

The Great Land Expedition
6 Night Land Tour followed by a 7 Night Alaska Cruise
July 6 ~ 13 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Fairbanks, Alaska; Denali National Park, Alaska; Talkeetna,
Alaska;
Anchorage, Alaska; Alyeska (Girdwood), Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Cruise
Hubbard Glacier;
Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Cruise Inside Passage; Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

Wild Alaska's Interior
5 Night Land Tour followed by a 7 Night Alaska Cruise
July 7 & 21 ~ 12 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Fairbanks, Alaska; Denali National Park, Alaska; Talkeetna,
Alaska;
Anchorage, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Juneau, Alaska;
Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside Passage;
Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

Denali Discovery
5 Night Land Tour followed by a 7 Night Alaska Cruise
July 7 & 21 ~ 12 Nights ~ Summit
ITINERARY: Anchorage, Alaska; Talkeetna, Alaska; Denali National Park,
Alaska; Fairbanks, Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard
Glacier; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska;
Cruise Inside Passage; Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $1799, Oceanview $1899, Balcony $2049, 3rd & 4th $1199

Majestic Mt. McKinley Southbound
4 Night Land Tour followed by a 7 Night Alaska Cruise
July 8 & 22 ~ 11 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Fairbanks, Alaska; Denali National Park, Alaska; Talkeetna,
Alaska; Anchorage, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Juneau,
Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Cruise Inside
Passage; Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $1599, Oceanview $1699, Balcony $1849, 3rd & 4th $1099

*** ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAILTOURS ***

Rail travel is unlike any other travel vacation and we are the exclusive
Interline travel agency for "The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World".
Be prepared for a relaxing experience where the breathtaking scenery is ever
changing and attentive
service is close at hand. You can meet fascinating people from around the
world who have come to enjoy the incomparable service and comfort that Rocky
Mountaineer Railtours has become famous for!

2 DAY RAIL TOUR
Itinerary Includes: (Eastbound):
Vancouver, British Columbia; Kamloops, British Columbia; Jasper, Alberta OR
Vancouver, British Columbia; Kamloops, British Columbia; Banff, Alberta OR
Vancouver, British Columbia; Kamloops, British Columbia; Banff, Alberta;
Calgary, Alberta
(Westbound itinerary operates in reverse order)
Departs Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from May through mid-October 2002.

*RED LEAF SERVICE INCLUDES*
· Two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating
· A selection of breakfast and lunches served onboard each day at your seat
· Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
· One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
· Transfers between the train station and hotel in Kamloops
· Holiday Entertainment and Dinner in Kamloops
· Transfers between Kamloops accommodation and evening dinner venue
· Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
· Service on board by knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
NOTE: On Day 2, passengers traveling eastbound to Calgary will also be
served a light dinner.

Book within 30 days of departure and save! Seasonal Rates for Red Leaf
Service starting from $424 CAD one way, per person based on double occupancy
(approx. $267 USD).

*GOLD LEAF SERVICE INCLUDES*
· Two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating in a full
length Dome Coach
· Gourmet breakfasts and lunches served in the GoldLeaf Dining room
· Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
· One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
· Transfers between the train station and hotel in Kamloops
· Holiday Entertainment and Dinner in Kamloops
· Transfers between Kamloops accommodation and evening dinner venue
· Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
· Service on board by knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
NOTE: On Day 2, passengers traveling eastbound to Calgary will also be
served a light dinner at their seats.

Seasonal Rates for Gold Leaf Service starting from $1170 CAD one way, per
person based on double occupancy (approx. $737 USD).



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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.

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Smilie.
Two elephants Harry and Faye
Couldn't kiss with their trunks in the way,
So they boarded a plane,
They're now kissing in Maine,
'Cause their trunks got sent on to L.A !

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