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Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

Australia departure tax.

The Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) is a AUD 60 cost for the departure of a person from Australia for another country, whether or not the person returns to Australia. PMC is collected at the time a ticket is sold to a passenger and then forwarded by the carrier (airline carriers, shipping companies and air charter operators) to the Department.

(Source:abf.gov.au)


WDL: we're definitely lost

German operator WDL Aviation took a few British Airways passengers on a surprise visit to Edinburgh on 25 March — the surprise being that they had paid to fly to Dusseldorf.
The BAe 146, departing from London City airport, wound up in the Scottish capital after an administrative mix-up.

Some passengers were unaware of the error until after the aircraft landed, having apparently missed some of the clues, such as the complete absence of the North Sea. Of course, the whole episode has been lent a special irony by WDL's own slogan on its website, which confidently boasts: "We're going your way."

(Source: Flight magazine April 9 - 12, 2019)


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(Source: MSN News.com)


CANADA-US – how the world was split up. (1945).

As a result of recently held conferences Canada and the United States have agreed on a two to one ratio of airlines operating with traffic between the two countries, Trans-Canada Air Lines will operate after the war seven routes into the United States and Alaska and American airlines operators will fly 14 routes into Canada. Currently the ratio is eight to one in favour of american airlines operators. On a trans-oceanic basis. Minister Howe reported a trans-Atlantic service, a trans-pacific service and a West Indian and Latin-American route.

The Atlantic route will be operated on a daily basis each way via Newfoundland from Montreal to London. This route now flown by Trans-Canada Air Lines thrice weekly each way in converted Lancaster bombers.

The trans-pacific route will be from Vancouver via Honolulu to Australia and New Zealand. The West Indian and Latin-American route from Montreal or Toronto will be several times weekly to Bermuda, and via Miami to the British West Indies and Central America, with terminus in Trinidad. All these routes will be operated by government owned TCA or its subsidiary companies.

Traffic between Canada and the United States is now using one route, Toronto to New York, three times daily each way. Minister Howe outlined six additional routes are to be operated by TCA, from Halifax to Boston; Toronto to Cleveland; Toronto to Chicago, with no stop at any Canadian point within 40 miles of Detroit; Port Arthur, Ont., to Duluth; Victoria to Seattle and Whitehorse, Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska.

(Source: flightglobal.com page 447 April 26, 1945)

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