~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| TCA |_ _|\| AIR |/|_ N E T L E T T E R > CANADA < B E T W E E N O U R S E L V E S >_./|\._< for P I O N A I R S | Your crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker tm number 74 date July 12th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Slight break in Netletters as the Chief Navigator is off travelling. Any comments please copy Vesta. . Doug Cochrane gives us a new email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Vancouver Islands Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is hosting two U.S.-based Confederate Air Force planes. A 1944 B-17G Flying Fortress and a German Heinkel HE-111. Both planes are on display until July 14th. . Found on the Internet British Airways pilots threaten strike July 16th According to a report in the UK 'The Mail on Sunday' British Airways will draft in non-union pilots from all over the world to break the strike threatened by it,s 3,000 flight crew. It is planning to recruit from rival airlines and has targeted pilots in America, Britain and the rest of Europe, many of whom earn less than their BA counterparts. Evidently BA are determined to defeat the strikers and they may well recruit from carriers such as, Air France, Virgin and Britannia. BA chief executive Robert Ayling made clear yesterday he was ready for a fight 'to the finish' with BALPA. BALPA could retaliate by asking foreign aviation unions to blacklist any aircraft flown by scabs. Their leader Chris Darke insist that their members are rock solid in their intentions to strike. Several months ago BA tried to hire 737 pilots from USAir to fill in during a shortage of such pilots in the UK. That move was squashed by the same union with which BA is now "at war." Stay tuned -- the whole thing should be really interesting and may perhaps set a world-wide precedent. NOTE: Press reports Jul 12th indicate that the strike has been settled - but we thought you might be interested in the strategy being considered by British Airways. eds PAN AM IS BACK: The rebirth of Pan American World Airways was celebrated on July 4th in a "Hangar Happening" in Miami. Pan Am will be naming its fleet of wide body A-300s, much like the old Pan Am named its Boeing Clippers and 747s. SMOKING LAMP IS LIT: Smokeless cigarettes are being offered by a German airline, Augsburg Airways, on its flights in a bid to satisfy both passengers concerned about the dangers of passive smoking and those desperate for a smoke. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline travel Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing - Blackouts on Air Canada for ID50 and ID80 are in effect on routes to Atlanta from July 15th through Aug 6th. Family Affaire selloffs for Las Vegas and Hawaii still available call 1-800-413-1113 for details. Carnival Cruises Holiday: 3 day Baja from US$199 departs L.A. every Friday. Ecstasy: 4 day Mexico from US$319 departs Miami every Monday. Celebration: 7 day W.Caribbean from US$479 departs New Orleans. Imagination: 7 day W.Caribbean from US$549 departs Miami. Fascination: 7 day S.Caribbean from US$599 departs San Juan. Inspiration: 7 day S.Caribbean from US$599 departs San Juan. Sensation: 7 day E.Caribbean from US$499 departs Miami. Jubilee: 7 day Mexican Riviera from US$479 departs L.A. Queen Elizabeth II: 5 day Trans-Atlantic New York-Southampton or reverse direction from US$750. All pp dbl plus port fees and taxes. Call 1-800-345-7576. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies from Terry Airline acronyms - (any contributions welcome!) GARUDA - Goes All Right Under Dutch Administration SABENA - Such A Bloody Experience Never Again L.I.A.T.- Leaves Island Any Time TWA - Try Walking Across Airlines ideal response to neurotic passenger - pax - 'You're one of the stupidest people I've ever met!' f/a - 'and you are one of the nicest passenger I've ever come across. But, perhaps, we are both wrong' ~-=o0o=-~ . That's it for this time, please we need your input, send comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry. -!- Landing on an Island in the Pacific. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <<<>>> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ................................................... . GREETINGS FROM . . Vancouver Island . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ...................................................

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