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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)
Number 707 July 24th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson - Co-pilot - Terry Baker
. Need to know.
Air Canada news -
The company confirmed July 9th, it is pulling Tango out of Abbotsford
and Kelowna in British Columbia and Charlottetown, P.E.I., by early
September and reviewing other parts of the Tango schedule.
A C1/J10 pass issued to ZRH would be valid for any zone 3 travel, however,
your change of routing requires additional collection of taxes your ticket
need to be reissued by the local ticketing office.
We received the following question -
MY SISTER PASSED AWAY TWO YRS AGO MY BROTHER INLAW REMARRIED IS BOTH HE AND HIS
NEW WIFE ENTITLED TO FAMILY AFFAIR? OR ONLY HIM
Employee Travel & Recognition reponds -
Unfortunately neither the brother in law or his new spouse would be
eligible for Family Affair.
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. News from the acfamily web site -
ACFamily "Travelscapes" Photo Contest
Special Announcement of the start of the new photo contest.
Enter and there's a chance to win some great prizes!
See Details at www.acfamily.net/acfcontest/travelscape.htm
" ' "
. Found on the internet.
Airline passengers who've had a memorable meal on board an aircraft can now
express their appreciation or dismay in a very public way. There's an online
gallery that shows just what people have been eating at 30,000 feet.
If you are curious to know what the airlines will be feeding you after
take-off, travelers from all
over the world are taking pictures of food they've eaten on board an aircraft
and posting them online at AirlineMeals.net. Some people are still happy to
dine in the sky but others aren't so sure.
" ' "
. Part 3 of Sheila Moscoe's trek across Ireland -
Well, from Killarney, we took a bus tour of the Ring of Kerry. We were advised
by many people not to drive it because the road is very busy. And so we were
well advised. Besides, it was nice to have commentary along the way. It's a
beautiful drive, with scenic lookouts, pretty towns and lots of tourists. The
route around the Ring is counterwise, if anyone wants to drive it themselves.
Road is very bumpy and narrow in some spots, just to let you know.
The next day, we drove around the Dingle Peninsula. Now, that was really
spectacular. Hardly anyone on the road, easy to navigate despite the Gaelic
road signs. We had a few turns that we hadn't planned, but somehow found our
way to where we were planning to end up. The Connor Pass was really beautiful,
and luck would have it, the weather was glorious enroute up the pass and over.
Just before we got there, visibility was "lower limits" so we were pleasantly
surprised when the sun came through. We took a road that was no wider than a
bicycle trail, with sheep at the side, and 2 cyclists coming our way, pushing
their bikes up the mountain! Poor guys.
We used Killarney as our base for the Ring of Kerry and for the Dingle
Peninsula, then headed to Blarney. And of course, everyone knows why we went to
the Blarney Castle. I didn't kiss the stone because it was at the top of the
turret and I have a fear of heights/open spaces - I think it's called
agoraphobia. But my friend did the honours and had her picture taken by the
resident photographer and it will be sent to her.
From there we went to Cork and had fish and chips at the most famous take away
place called Lennox. We had been advised to go there from a friend of mine in
YYZ. And we were not disappointed! Ate them inside on a stool by the counter
Headed off to Kinsale. A beautiful picturesque harbour town. Found a wonderful
B&B and even had a choice of brekkie. We chose pancakes this time. They were
crepes, a change from the traditional Irish fare - cereal, eggs, sausages, back
bacon, blood pudding, tomato, white bread. You get the picture?
From Kinsale, we drove to Passage West to take the ferry, we actually went to
Cobh (pronounced Cove). It's the harbour from where the Titanic sailed. And the
Lusitania had also called in here on her fateful journey.
Wonderful Cathedral on top of the hill.
From there we drove to Waterford.we drove and took the ferry to the next
county to visit the Waterford Crystal factory. Incredible production there.
Now, we know why it's so expensive. Every piece is hand blown, hand cut,
engraved, etc.and perfect. Any flawed pieces are then thrown back into the fire
and started all over again. They do not sell any seconds. Didn't buy anything,
needless to say. Too heavy to carry!
We then arrived here in Wexford County staying at a friend's house for 3 nites.
Time to do the laundry, relax and read and recoup for the rest of the trip.
We are wearing shorts today, the first really warm day.
After three days of relaxation in beautiful weather, no rain, and
touring around, we finally headed back to Dublin.
We stayed in the Airport B&B Derryolam, right across the street from the
car rental returns and 5 min. to the airport. Great location, beautiful
home, a nice way to say good bye to Ireland.
By the way, I wrote, previously, that we had lunch in Athlone enroute to
which is a wonderful village where we had dinner at the Douguaire Castle,
with live entertainment depicting the stories of Irish poets and writers.
Excellent evening. Actually, the spelling of the castle is incorrect. It was
the Dunguaire....not Douguaire!
(Guess you got mixed up with Gaelic Sheila! - eds)
All for now,
" ' "
. Terry's travel tips.
Ben Doran Guest House 11 Mayfield Gardens Edinburgh, SCOTLAND EH9 2AX
Phone 0131 667 8488 Fax 0131 667 0076
Reservations in advance by phone, fax or email.
Bed and Breakfast from (single) 30 Pounds sterling per person, per night,
45 Pounds sterling for two persons, per night.
12% discount offered to active and retired airline employees.
Based on availability. Must present valid id on check-in.
Ramada Inn & Suites - Sea Club Resort
619 Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone 954-564-3211 Fax 954-660-1286
Special rate: $79/night USD includes continental breakfast for two,
and welcome drink at check-in.
Outrigger in Hawaii
Welcomes active and retired airline employees of passenger carriers with a
discount of up to 50% off regular rates, based on availaility. Parents,
accompanied by employee, are also eligible. Phone 1-800-outrigger
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J. Hayes sends us these -
Subject: You may be a redneck pilot if..
1. Your stall warning plays DIXIE.
2. Your cross-country flight plan uses flea markets as checkpoints.
3. You think sectionals should show trailer parks.
4. You've ever used moonshine as Avg..
5. Your 172's wheel pants have mud flaps with a chrome silhouette of a
6. Your toothpick keeps poking your mike.
7. You've ever taxied around the airport just drinking beer.
8. You wouldn't be caught dead in a Grumman Yankee.
9. You use an old sweet mix sack as a windsock.
10. You constantly confuse "Beech craft" with "Beechnut."
11. You've never flown a nose wheel airplane.
12. You refer to formation flying as "We got us a convoy."
13. Your matched set of lightweight flying luggage is 3 grocery bags
from Piggy Wiggly.
14. You have a gun rack in the rear window.
15. You have more than one roll of duct tape holding your cowling on.
16. You figure mud and manure in your weight and balance calculations.
17. You siphon gas from your tractor to go flying.
18. You've never landed at an actual airport even though you've been
flying for over 20 years.
19. You've ever ground looped to avoid hitting a cow.
20. You consider anything over 500 ft GAL as High Altitude Flying.
21. There are parts on your aircraft labeled "John Deere."
22. You don't own a current sectional, but have all the Texaco road
maps for your area.
23. There's a brown streak down each side of your airplane; exhaust on
the right side and tobacco on the left.
24. You have to buzz the strip to chase off the livestock before
25. You use an old parachute for a portable hanger.
26. You've ever landed on Main Street for a cup of coffee.
27. The tread pattern, if any, on all three of your tires is
28. You have a pair of fuzzy dice and some small copper shoes hanging
from the Magnetic Compass.
29. You put straw in the baggage compartment so your dogs don't get
30. You've got matching bumper stickers on each side of the vertical
31. There are grass stains on the tips of your propeller.
32. Somewhere on your plane, there's a bumper sticker that reads "I'd
rather be fishing."
33. You navigate with your AD tuned to only AM country stations.
34. You think an ultra light is a new sissy beer from Budweiser.
35. Just before the crash, everybody on the intercom heard you say, "Hey
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