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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 737 Nov 20/02 - The NetLetter
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:39:57 -0800
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 737  Nov 20th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2500+


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


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. Must know.
For those of you in the 70 plus retiree Group waiting for PIN numbers,
Employee Travel & Recognition advises -
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We anticipate PIN numbers and User Guides will be mailed out the first
week of December.
Unquote

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. Need to know.
Murray Phipps sends us this -
When registering for space, one now gets a new
window with the request "please input psgr info".
My response "ok" brings up a" fill in form" dealing with passport
info..After I complete this info how do I file it away and finish
registering?
Employee Travel & recognition advise -
Once you have filled in all of the required information use the scroll
bar on the right side of the pop up to move to the bottom, then click on
SUBMIT.


THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FEES COLLECTED
EITHER ON THE TICKET (TICKETABLE) OR AT THE AIRPORT AT TIME
OF DEPARTURE.
ALL AMOUNTS ARE IN CA$ AND ALL TICKETABLE AMOUNTS ARE
COLLECTED WITH THE TAX CODE SQ. ALL TICKETABLE AMOUNTS ARE
SUBJECT TO THE TAX OF THE PROVINICE THE SQ IS USED.

CITY                                         TICKETABLE   AMOUNT
YAM  SAULT STE MARIE (ON)      YES           $10.00
YCG  CASTLEGAR (BC)                YES           $ 7.00
YEG    EDMONTON-Intnl (AB)        YES          $15.00
YFC    FREDERICTON (NB)           YES          $12.00 
YGP    GASPE (QC)                      NO           $10.00   
YHZ     HALIFAX                           YES          $10.00
YJT      STEPHENVILLE (NL)         NO           $10.00       
YLW    KELOWNA (BC)                YES         $ 8.00
YOW   OTTOWA (ON)                  YES         $10.00 // $15 EFF 01JAN03
YQB   QUEBEC (QC)                    YES        $10.00
YQK   KENORA (ON)                    NO          $ 5.00
YQG   WINDSOR (ON)                  YES       $10.00
YQI   YARMOUTH (NS)                  NO         $10.00
YQL   LETHBRIDGE (AB)               YES        $ 5.00
YQM   MONCTON (NB)                   NO         $10.00
YQR   REGINA (SA)                       YES       $10.00
YQQ   COMOX (BC)                        YES      $ 5.00
YQY   SYDNEY/GLACE BAY (NS)   NO        $10.00
YQX    GANDER (NL)                          YES      $12.00
YSJ    SAINT JOHN (NB)                  NO       $10.00
YTS    TIMMINS (ON)                      YES      $10.00
YTH   THOMPSON (MB)                  YES     $10.00
YUL    DORVAL (QC)                       NO      $15.00
YMX   MIRABEL                              NO      $10.00
YVR   VANCOUVER BC                  NO      $ 5.00 TRVL WITHIN BC/YUKON
$10.00 TRVL
WITHIN N.A.
$15.00 INTL
TRAVEL
YWG  WINNIPEG MB                     YES     $10.00
YXE    SASKATOON (SA)               YES     $ 5.00
YXJ     FORT ST.JOHN (BC)            YES     $10.00
YXU    LONDON (ON)                     YES     $10.00
YYC   CALGARY AB                     YES     $12.00
YYD    SMITHERS (BC)                             $15.00
YYG    CHARLOTTETOWN (PE)      NO      $10.00
YYJ     VICTORIA (BC)                   YES     $ 5.00
YYZ TORONTO ON                       YES     $10.00 FOR ORIGINATING PAX
$ 7.00 FOR
CONNECTING PAX
ZBF BATHURST (NB)                    YES     $12.00 

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. News from the Districts.
The Comox and Courtenay Pionairs monthly meeting for November will be on
Thursday 28th at the Leeward Pub, corner of Anderston and Guthrie at noon.
More information call Murray Phipps (250)334-0807

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. Some of you may be experiencing trouble accessing the Pionairs web site and
get results similar to those mentioned here -
re: I'm unable to access the Pionairs page

A problem, chaps, and I've tried repeatedly to solve this. When I click on
Pionairs I get a blank page with a symbol in the center (a small circle with a
slash bar). Click on this and msg appears "You need Macro Media Flash, etc. &
"click below to download." Do this/check "Download Mgr"-download comp,lete.The
blank page/symbol re-appears with msg "You do not have plug-ins, etc. To get
plug-ins click "View Plug In Directory, etc" below. Click on this & I'm
returned to first sequence again (You need Macro Media, etc.).

acfamily network responds with this help -

You have two options:

1. Bookmark this url for the Pionairs website as this is the page that the
Macromedia Flash Introduction page jumps to anyway.
www.pionairs.ca/acp-aboutus.htm

2. Go to the Macromedia website and download the program required. This is the
better way if you are using the Internet extensively, because there are
thousands of websites that use the Macromedia program to design their
introduction page or the entire website. We believe you are using a Mac, so go
to http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Scroll down the page and you will find the various versions for Macs. Select
the appropriate one for your operating system and the browser you use. Download
it and install it - it is a straight forward install. If you have a problem,
you will have to check with your Mac dealer or nearest Mac expert.

Regards
ACFN Support

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. Found on the internet.
Why is Canada Post changing the provincial postal symbol for Newfoundland
and Labrador?
On December 6, 2001, an amendment to the federal Constitution Act officially
approved a name change from the province of Newfoundland to the province of
Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada Post subsequently received an official
request from the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government to implement
NL as the province's new provincial postal symbol.

When will this change be effective?
On October 21, 2002, Canada Post's mail processing equipment will recognize NL
as the provincial symbol for Newfoundland and Labrador

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. Bill Norberg sends this information -
The November meeting of the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Aviation
Historical Society will be held Thursday November 28th at 7:00 PM.
It will be held at the Western Canada Aviation Museum 958 Ferry Road Winnipeg
Manitoba.The topic for the meeting will be "Canada's Flying Saucers" and there
will be two speakers.
Bill Zuk, Author of "Avocar... Canada's Flying saucer".
Chris Rutkowski, Author of "Abductions and Aliens...What's really going on?"
The meeting is open to the public and admission is free but we do ask for a
small donation to cover meeting costs.We hope to see you there.
Bill Norberg

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. Terry's travel tips.
From the RAPCASN eMailNews issued by Duane Frerichs -
Subject: Alamo Car Rental.
ALAMO RENT A CAR USA.
I rented a midsize Pontiac Grand Am in both California and Florida
last month on the "prepaid" rate in Canadian dollars. Here are the
details; you must book ahead and prepay by credit card. Ask for rate
code 4E which is for travel agents. I had no problem when I picked up
the cars.
I picked up one car at LAX and there was no drop-off charge at San
Diego 3 days later. Because it was not over a weekend, it cost $50
CDN/day. On arrival in FLL after our cruise, I kept another car for a
week at $189 CDN for the 7 days ($27/day) and dropped it off at MIA.
The fee includes the following; all costs including gas (return
empty) with no drop off charge. Also included is a mid-size 4 door
automatic with air, additional driver, collision damage waiver, extended
protection, prepaid gas, concession recoupment fee, sales tax,
tire/battery fee, licence fee and unlimited mileage.
My contact was Sheri Chester at CHS Help Desk, (843) 818-6000 ext.
87023, fax. # (843) 963-8774 or E-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. She
was very helpful.
Gus de Jardin.

Visiting the U.K.?
Cumberland Grand Hotel in the Lake District, built in 1880 has 125 ensuite
rooms in
20 acres of land 6 miles from Lake Windermere.
Single gpb 35.00 twin/double gbp 65.00
Tel: 01539-532331   fax: 01539-534534
Novotel London West near Hammersmith double at us$59.00
Novotel Waterloo                                    double at us$112.00
tel: 0870-609-0961
How about Aussie?
Until Dec 24, 2002.
Quay West Suites in Brisbane 1 BR at aus$150.00 tel:61-7-3853-6000 
Sebel Suites in Brisbane  Studio at aus$100.00    tel:61-7-3224-3500
Sebel Reef in Cairns  room at aus$135.00   (Jan 10-Mar31 aus$99.00)

tel:61-7-4055-3633

Holiday Season Week-end Special
Double room for CHF 240 per night, including American buffet breakfast and free
entry
to Amrita Fitness. Rate includes service and VAT. City tax supplement CHF 3.25
per
person per day.
A luxurious and elegant hotel built in 1854 on the city's ancient
fortifications. Completely
renovated and modernized, it offers its guests an extensive range of services
to render their
stay most enjoyable and memorable. Located in the heart of the city's business
and shopping
district with a splendid view over Lake Geneva,it is the perfect venue for both
business and
leisure.
Swissôtel Metropole, Geneva
34 Quai Général Guisan
Geneva 1204
Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 318 3200
Fax: +41 22 318 3300
Validity: Week-ends only (Fri/Sat/Sun) from 13Dec02 until 13Jan03.


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. Smilies.
Ray Stevens, in FLL sent us this one -
Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)

> Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at
the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all
traveling at maximum velocity.

The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with
airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the
windshields of their new high speed trains.

Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the British engineers.
When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken
hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed
it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the
engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the
cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow.

The horrified Brits sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment,
along with the designs of the windshield and begged the US scientists
for suggestions.

You're going to love this......

NASA responded with a one-line memo: "Defrost the chicken."

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