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On July 29th 1990, AirBC reservations forces joined Air Canada at Vancouver.
Musings from "Horizons"
Issue November 1995
Frankfurt reservations await the launch of the YVR-YYC-Frankfurt service.
We have this picture of the Frankfurt reservations staff.
On October 29th, thirteen Air Canada jets left Canada for U.S.A. destinations.
We have this picture of the in-flight crew for the inaugural Vancouver to Denver.
l to r - Bruce Acthim (YWG), Cheryle Kraemer (YWG), Susan Davidson (YYZ) and Christine Piechowiak (YUL).
l to r - Jon Moore In-charge, Jill Hong F/A, Kirk Davis F/O, Neville Fong Mgr CSO SFO, Capt C.A.McKinnon, Peter McKenna-Small F/A and Ginger Miller Reg. Sales Mgr.
She's ba aack...
I really get a kick out of the Nicoderm Commercials with the flight attendant. You know the ones, they have a stressed out flight attendant trying to quit smoking. Well the first one was great and the second one is even better. I haven't managed to find the full version of the second commercial yet, but I have part of it (below). The actress is very funny and she's Canadian as well.
Her name is Anna Silk and you can read about her on Wikipedia
and also at: www.imdb.com/name/nm0798014/
Just click on the image to view the slideshow or visit - www.youtube.com
1960 - Mar 5th - CPAL Britannia 314 introduces service between YYZ-YUL-Rome.
1961 - Jun - DC8-43 equipment replaces Britannia on YYZ-YUL-Rome service.
1968 - DC8-63 equipment allows for expansion of YYZ-YUL-Rome to Athens.
1971 - Service YYZ-YUL-Rome-Athens expanded to Tel Aviv.
1979 - YUL-Rome-Milan service started but withdrawn in 1994 to be reintroduced in 1999.
2000 - Kevin Benson steps down as CEO replaced by Paul Brotto effective March 1st, 2000.
From the "canadianflyer" magazine
Issue dated March 2000 -
Under the heading of "It's a family affair" (with photos of family members who worked for the airline)
Shelley Lamb Canadian flight attendant, her father retired Ray McCloed, brother and sister-in-law Cam and Laurie McCleod and her husband all work for Air Canada.
Also Michael Perucho with Canadian YVR operations, and his sister Nerissa Renault of Air Canada and we have these three pictures of other family members.
Under "Our history"
Andrew Geider, Canadian archives had an article regarding the Curtiss C-46
Issue dated April 2000- Under "Our history"
Andrew Geider, Canadian archives had an article regarding the Douglas DC-3.
Bob Carswell sends us this memory -
Here is a memory for you, triggered by, I do not know what, probably thinking about the attached information.
When I was probably about 5 years old I remember that the fellow who I think ran the Air Canada paint operation at Dorval was a neighbour and we looked after his son during the day. Walter, my older brother Jim and I were inseparable in those days.
I was about age 5 I guess when he took us with our parents out to Dorval to take a look at the new 4-engine Lockheed passenger airplane, the newest and largest of its day (early 1950s era).
I know I was small because I remember standing at the back of the aircraft inside and looking at the very long aisle of the virtually empty aircraft then taking off down the aisle running to the front of the airplane as young kids will do. The seat backs were very high and I had to look up to see the top of them.
There are some visual images that stick with you for a lifetime. Anyway, enough of the old days.
Terry was on vacation taking advantage of his own travel tips when this issue was created. Travel tips will continue with the next issue!