enzh-CNfrdeja
Your attached message has been delivered to the 2211 members and
scheduled for 0 digests of the list This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
at 07:56:03 on 13 Nov 2002.

The text of the message follows:

From: Terry Baker <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reply-To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 735 Nov 13/02 - The NetLetter
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 07:56:11 -0800
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"


==================================================================
|
|\^/|
T H E                    _| TCA |_
_|\| AIR |/|_
N E T L E T T E R   >  CANADA   <
>_./|\._<
|
( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 735  Nov 13th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2500+


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


To get in touch with either editor/pilot our  email address is
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


=================================================================

. MUST KNOW.
From the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island newsletter -
District Directors Meeting
The District Directors Meeting was held in Ottawa on October 26th with the
National Executive. One of the highlights was a talk given by Reine Khantchand,
Manager, Employee Travel and Recognition. Reine advised that December 14th 2002
will be the date of implementation of the new "ticketless’ pass travel system
and encouraged all retirees to endeavour to get on line or at least try and get
help from someone who is computer literate for future pass registration. Voice
recognition registration will still be available, but at this time the system
is not foolproof (company plans to update this system in the coming year). We
are anticipating that booklets outlining the new procedures will be available
in limited numbers by early December.

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

. Nice to know.
As the company is moving to a zonal type of charge for persona; travel, here
are some mileages for your forward planning! For information only. (E&OE)
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) 227 mi
Athens, Greece (ATH) 1124 mi
Berlin, Germany (TXL) 268 mi
Bremen, Germany (BRE) 208 mi
Bucharest, Romania (OTP) 901 mi
Budapest, Hungary (BUD) 519 mi
Calgary AB (YYC) 4682 mi
Cologne/Bonn, Germany (CGN) 85 mi
Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) 422 mi
Dresden, Germany (DRS) 240 mi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) 3012 mi
Dusseldorf, Germany (DUS) 117 mi
Gothenburg, Sweden (GOT) 548 mi
Hamburg, Germany (HAM) 256 mi
Hanover, Germany (HAJ) 174 mi
Helsinki, Finland (HEL) 956 mi
Kiev, Ukraine (KBP) 985 mi
Leipzig, Germany (LEJ) 187 mi
Montreal (Dorval) QC (YUL) 3642 mi
Moscow, Russia (SVO) 1258 mi
Muenster, Germany (FMO) 150 mi
Munich, Germany (MUC) 186 mi
Nurnberg, Germany (NUE) 117 mi
Oslo, Norway (OSL) 710 mi
Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) 252 mi
St Petersburg, Russia (LED) 1086 mi
Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) 760 mi
Stuttgart, Germany (STR) 97 mi
Toronto (Pearson) ON (YYZ) 3946 mi
Vancouver BC (YVR) 5015 mi
Vienna, Austria (VIE) 385 mi
Warsaw, Poland (WAW) 557 mi

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

. Found on the internet.
Our chief pilot, Vesta,  found this during a slack time on the flight deck!
-
OTTAWA MAY DROP AIRLINE SECURITY SURCHARGE
The federal government hopes it might be able to reduce the security
surcharge it placed on airline tickets.

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

. News from the districts.
. From the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island newsletter -
Christmas lunch – North Island on December 5
This is your invitation to our Christmas luncheon on December 5, 2002 at the
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort – 1095 East Island Highway in Parksville. A superb menu is
planned with all the Christmas goodies you can dream of plus gifts for a lucky
few. Cost is $21.00 per person incl. taxes & gratuities. Social hour is 11:30
a.m. 12:30 p.m.. Cheques made out to Air Canada Pionairs to be sent to the
Treasurer: Marjorie Thorpe, 1769 Astra, Comox, B.C., V9M 4B6 NO LATER THAN
NOVEMBER 28. A non perishable item for the Food Bank would be appreciated.
Christmas lunch – Greater Victoria on December 10
You are invited to our Christmas lunch on December 10, 2002 at the Harbour
Towers Hotel & Suites – 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. Social hour is 11:30 a.m.
– 12:30 p.m., cash bar. A great lunch has been planned, plus gifts, etc. Cost
$22.50 p.m. incl. taxes and gratuities. Send cheque made out to Air Canada
Pionairs to Marjory Thorpe, 1769 Astra, Comox, B.C., V9M 3B6 NO LATE THAN
NOVEMBER 28. A non perishable item for the Food Bank would be appreciated.
Christmas Dinner – Comox Valley on December 12
A Christmas dinner has been arranged for the December 12th at The Old House –
Courtenay. Social time starts at 6 p.m., cost p.p. $20.00 plus taxes and
gratuities. We have lots of goodies and gifts, so plan to be there. A
non-perishable item for the local Food Bank would be appreciated. The phoning
committee will contact you no later than December 3rd to confirm your
attendance. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
All Pionairs are welcome to each and all of these Christmas get-togethers. Plan
to attend at least one.

From Glen Steeves of the Vancouver Pionairs.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
It is time to start thinking about Christmas and what a great way to kick it
off the season by planning to attend our Annual Christmas Luncheon. The
details are as follows:
LOCATION: Park Plaza/Vancouver Airport Conference Resort, 10251 St. Edwards
Drive, Richmond
DATE:     December 12, 2002
TIME:     11:30AM
COST:     $20.00
PARKING:  Free. The will be no need to get a parking voucher from the
dispenser.
Your committee and the Park Plaza are promising a very special Christmas
Buffet, entertainment and as always great fellowship. Last year 500 members
and guests came out despite the wind and rain. As we fully expect this year
to be a sell out we urge you to immediately send your cheque payable to Air
Canada Pionairs, to Al Yallouz, 57 W42nd Ave., Vancouver, B. C. Should you
wish to make up a party and reserve a table for 10 it is essential that you
send one cheque only, along with names of those in your group. Deadline for
receipt of all cheques is December 5, 2002. For those that find it necessary
to pay at the door the charge will be $22.00.

COFFEE MEETINGS:
White Rock: Due to renovations at Earl's Restaurant the December meeting is
now planned for the 10th, the second Tuesday of the month.

Scottish Cultural Centre: the Guest Speaker for the November 21 meeting will
be Sam Lewindon from
the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
Glen Steeves

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

. Following message from Shirlee Schacter -
Calling all former Air Canada C & SS'rs!! (C&SS = Computer & Systems
Services).
If you didn't get your e-mail invitation to the 2002 Christmas Luncheon
being  held in Toronto on Dec. 13th, 2002, please contact Shirlee Schacter at:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Every effort has been made to contact as many of  the  C & SS gang as
possible, however, some missing links still remain.
Even if you can't make the party, Shirlee would like to have your contact
info just to
keep you in the loop!

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "
|
.. News from RAPCAN and the Maple Wings.
From: Glen House reporting in the RAPCAN eMailNews issued by Duane Frerichs -
Subject: Nov 13 meeting

OKANAGAN RAPCAN luncheon at the Kelowna Yacht Club Wednesday Nov. 13 at 11:30

All Pilots have been invited to bring our spouses and join with the Maple
Wings Flight Attendants and their spouses for lunch on Dec 1st. I will give
more info. following our meeting on the 13th. please let me know if you are
interested.
I'm sure some of you have spouses who were Stewardess, and I think we should
give them our support. Some of us have visited with them at some of their
previous meetings and have had a great time meeting old friends and co workers.

Cheers see you on the 13th. Glen House " <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "
. Aureen & Jack Morath, Pionairs from LHR sent this -
Recently we had three days in Northern Ireland. Travelled on bmi to Belfast
City Airport
and then picked up a car and drove to the Northern coast and explored along
that, including the Giants Causeway which we walked along. Then drove south
to Inneskillen for the second night. Scenery along the North coast was great
and around the Enniskillen area are many lakes. No problems encountered.
Lot of B and Bs and prices around gbp19-2O pounds. Some give discount for
Senior
Citizens. Included Irish breakfast - full one.  Everyone very friendly there.
Its a small area and in three days we drove through all counties quite
comfortably.
B&B's - Arch House, Tullyhona, a Farm Guest House & Restaurant located at
Florencecourt, Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland. Ensuite rooms with TV,
hairdryer etc.
Tel: 028 6634 8452  web www.archouse.com
- Colliers Hall, Ballycastle. Dates back to 1752. Tel: 028 2076 2531
web site www.colliershall.com

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

. Terry's travel tips.
HOT DEALS FROM INTERLINING PLUS
PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED IN ALL CRUISE RATES
TAXES ARE ADDITIONAL
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH-WESTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $449us, Outside $549us, Balcony $649us
Sail date: Jan 11-Miami return
Jan 25-Inside $479us, Outside $579us
Feb 8-Inside $499us, Outside $649us
*Nov 30-Outside $429us, Dec 14-$399us
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH-EASTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $579us, Outside $679us
Sail date: Feb 1-Miami return
*Dec 7- $329us, Nov 23-$379us
Dec 21-Holiday Cruise-$749us
SMOKE FREE PARADISE-WESTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $399us, Outside $499us
Sail date: Jan 12-Miami return
Feb 9-Inside $499us, Outside $599us
*Dec 1-$299us, Dec 15-$399us
SMOKE FREE PARADISE-EASTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $479us, Outside $559us
Sail date: Jan 5-Miami return
Feb 2- Inside $499us, Outside $599us
*Nov 24 & Dec 8 -$349us($299us-Upper/Lower beds)
Dec 22- Holiday Cruise-$599us
CARNIVAL VICTORY-WESTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $499us, Outside $599us
Sail date: Jan 19-Miami return
*Nov 24-$379us ($329us-Upper/Lower beds)
Dec 8-$349us
CARNIVAL VICTORY-EASTERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $499us, Outside $599us
Sail date: Feb 9-Miami return
*Dec 1-$369us, Dec 15-$449us
CARNIVAL DESTINY-SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN-7 NIGHTS
Inside staterooms $399us, Outside $549us
Sail dates: Jan 12, 19 & 26-San Juan return
NEW DATE ADDED FOR VIKING RIVER CRUISES
***************************************************
VIKING EUROPE-CHRISTMAS MARKETS-7 NIGHTS
Only $524us- Nuremberg to Vienna
Sail date: Dec 16
Visit Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau,
Salzburg & Vienna.
Many more deals, call for ports of call and more information.
CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
1-800-665-3100 ask for ext 1308 Soheila


DARGAL has these deals too -
CARNIVAL - INTERLINE RATES
FASCINATION- 4 Day From Miami
11/25/02--$249 Run-Of-Ship
12/9/02--$179 Interior, $229 Oceanview
IMAGINATION- 5 Day From Miami
11/25/02--$199 Run-Of-Ship
CARNIVAL LEGEND- 8 Day From Ft. Lauderdale
11/26/02--$399 Interior, $499 Oceanview, $549 Balcony
CARNIVAL CONQUEST- 6 Day From New Orleans
11/21/02--$299 Interior, $379 Oceanview
ECSTASY- 4 Day From Los Angeles
12/2/02-12/16/02--$179 Interior, $199 Oceanview
ELATION- 7 Day From Los Angeles
12/8/02--$399 Interior, $449 Oceanview
FASCINATION- 3 Day From Miami
11/15/02--$179 Run-Of-Ship
11/22/02--$149 Interior, $199 Oceanview
INSPIRATION- 7 Day From Tampa
12/1/02--$279 Interior, $369 Oceanview
SMOKE-FREE PARADISE- 7 Day From Miami
12/1/02--$299 Interior, $349 Oceanview
Call Patrica Gordon @ 1-800-690-3223 ext. 212 … Don't delay ~ book today!

|
'---o-o-0-o-o---'
" ' "

Important reminder, for all new articles, submissions and or comments
for the "The Netletter" please send to:
Our joint e-mail address is:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
please add to your Address Books.
This e-mail address has been set up so that both of us (exclusively)
will get an automatic copy and so we can keep up with the continuity of
news for the NetLetter.
================================================================
Mailing of 'the NetLetter" is a service of the ACFamily Network
**************http://www.acfamily.net
**************
================================================================





Current Mail List

Join our Mail List

Please use the form below to sign up to our mail list. All information below is required.
Airline
Thank you for subscribing to The NetLetter.