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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 86 date Sept 16th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . The new CHIP program which is a data base of personal information held at the Winnipeg Travel Centre to make listing for contingent travel easier will not be in place until early October. If you have not sent in your information to the Travel Industry at Dorval, you will be required to contact them prior to listing yourself in order for your details to be recorded for future use. It would be an idea to call the Winnipeg Travel Centre in early October to ensure your details are recorded, and save some aggravation when you really want to list yourself. Call 1-800-413-1113. ~-=o0o=-~ * * * This message was from BOB MORIYAMA to MARCO PAKALSKI * * * * * * and has been forwarded to you by VESTA STEVENSON * * * ----------------------------------------------- The following is based on info from other airport staff and on the July edition of the Official Airline Guide (OAG). - No 777s have been here so far. Not too many airlines have 'em yet, and although United *does*, I don't know if they'd put one on a U.S.-YYZ route. - Of airlines serving YYZ, only three appear to have 340s in their fleets: Lufthansa, Air Canada, and Cathay Pacific. Lufthansa *did* fly 340s into YYZ a few times, but I'm not sure if they still do. According to the OAG, Air Canada is flying 340s on the YVR-YYZ run. Looks like arrivals are at 2142 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and at 1920 on Friday. Departures are at 1045 Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and at 0845 on Friday. (Hmmm. That doesn't make much sense -- I may have the day-of-week numbers screwed up. I'll check and confirm in another message.) Cathay Pacific is flying a 340 in with arrivals scheduled for 2110 and departures at 2325, on Fridays (I think). As you can see, you'd have a tough time getting pictures of the Cathay bird (lousy light by that time of night), and only the Air Canada departures look like they're at good-light times of day. As I said, I'll have to check the days of the week that the 340 is operating -- it may not be every day. No info on the Concorde appearing at the CNE airshow -- given the sparseness of the flights to YYZ (only about four trips over the summer), I don't know if the schedule would allow it or not. More (or at least better) info to come . . . _|_ '---o-o-0-o-o---' " ' " . Interline stuff - The Air Canada Flight Schedule effective Aug 26th to Apr 1997 is available for download from http://www.aircanada.ca 325K ZONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT AGREEMENT (ZED) - Air Canada is a founder member of this type of new agreement, along with Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Malev and S.A.S. The principal is to base interline fares on sector mileages, rather than on ever changing commercial fare types. For a list of the ZONAL fare chart, together with those airlines with whom Air Canada has an agreement, refer to the communication dated Nov 6 1995 which accompanied your Travel Entitlement documents. U.K. Passenger Duty Tax U.K. to U.K. or anywhere in the European Union UKL5.00 U.K. to other World Wide destinations UKL10.00 ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet British Airways Concorde hold a clutch of world records, including the fastest ever crossing of the Atlantic - 2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds. Today, cruising at 1336 MPH the fuel consumption is 5638 Imperial gallons per hour. On October 18th, France will introduce new telephone area codes - 01 Paris and surroundings 02 North West France 03 North East France 04 South East and Corsica 05 South West France To call France internationally - 33 + area code without leading zero + former 8 digits. These disasters take the cake - Customers do the strangest things. Ontrack Data Recovery in Eden Prairie, Minn., specializes in recovering data from hard drives damaged by natural or man-made disasters. Here are a few excuses - . One customer guessed that maybe his hard drive didn't work because it had been 'sitting in a snow drift for a while'. . Another customer, concerned that he void the warranty if he disassembled his hard drive by removing the screws used a hacksaw instead. . An Ontrack representative told a customer to pack his hard drive in peanuts for protection during shipping. The drive arrived safely packed in salted peanuts - not foam peanuts. . Finally, another drive arrived smelling fresh and clean, wrapped in Bounce fabric-softener sheets after the customer had been told to use antistatic material. "GORE COMMISSION" ON AIRLINE SECURITY SHOOTS FOR THE MOON . The commission's recommendations -- announced Thursday by Gore and being sent to the Oval Office on Monday -- recommended a laundry list of costly measures to improve airport security, some proven and some not. They included new bomb detection equipment and research; using computer-based passenger profiling to screen for possible terrorists; wider use of bomb-sniffing dogs; fingerprinting and FBI background checks of workers in contact with aircraft; and 100-percent matching of baggage with passengers before departures. Passenger groups, while supporting more security, are worried about additional airport delays. BOEING DETAILS ITS MEGA-JET, STOPS SHORT OF LAUNCHING The biggest soon will get bigger; as soon as there are more than 30 orders for the $5 billion development costs of the 747-500X and -600X. Maybe in two or three more months. So, how much bigger are these monsters? How's more than one million pounds MGTOW, up to 548 pax, and 78,000 pounds of thrust per engine? Big enough for you? Boeing came home from Farnborough with enough orders to put 1996 over the 400-sold mark -- with more than three months left in the year. _|_ '---o-o-0-o-o---' " ' " . 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. 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