~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 91 date October 21st 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . David Livingstone has a new email address. Try him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Found on the internet - Continental has placed an order with Boeing for 60 new 737 aircraft -- 30 each of the -500 version and -600 version. Air Canada and SAS agreed to develop a comprehensive alliance. New Airlines in USA Maverick Airlines operating Dash 7 in the Rocky Mountains. Vision Air with a single leased L1011 from New York to London England with 6 weekly return flights. Pan Am operating A300 Airbus from New York to Miami. The last operational DC-3 in Holland was lost after ditching in the Wadden Sea off the Dutch coast. Oshkosh - '96, one of aviation world's most popular events, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly-in convention will be featured on ESPN Tuesday Oct 29th at 1600 EST. Boeing claim the heaviest single piece of cargo ever carried in a B747F was a 49 ton electric motor plus 2 tons of pallet, lashings and associated materials flown non-stop from Frankfurt to Chicago by Lufthansa Cargo Jumbo on Aug 30th. Aer Lingus pilots averted a strike with an agreed comprimise. Beware of mass strikes in Belgium and France which could affect flights and other vacation plans. A summary by Business Traveller magazine on the best Duty Free shops at airports for 1996 were Heathrow, London / Schipol, Amsterdam / Changi, Singapore / Dubai, Saudi and Gatwick, London. The worst rated was JFK, New York / Los Angeles / Bankok / Bombay and Hong Kong. The European Common Market has declared Duty Free shopping amongst its member nations is incompatible with single-marketing laws which means shoppers will have until Jun 30th 1999 to enjoy shopping between European Common Market countries. The names of some new Italian domestic airlines gearing up with Aviation Liberalization approaching Europe in 1997 - Minerve Airlines Norman Air One FAR Airlines Azzura Air Alpi Eagles ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff A counter has been set up in the departure lounge of London Heathrow airport for the handling of Value Added Tax refunds. Keep all your receipts showing VAT and claim your refund as you wait for your flight departure call - saves mailing. A good deal on car rentals in the UK is to prebook with Auto Europe handling for Avis on 1-800-223-5555. A recent 17 day trip cost CA$487.88 includes 17.5% V.A.T., unlimited mileage, Fire and unlimited 3rd party liability insurance and the 10% airport surcharge. Price does not include following optionals - CDW, normally covered by Diners/En Route card but at CA$23 - CA$31 per day. Theft protection at CA$12 - CA$17 per day. Personal accident insurance. Gasoline. Additonal driver at CA$37 per rental. Drop off charges do not apply but may change without notice. Travel into Northern Ireland is permitted with additional cost. Rentals based on 24 hour periods with 3 day minimum. The cost of gas was 59.9 per litre - you probably recognise the figures, EXCEPT, that is UKL, comes to CA$1.30 per litre! Last minute Cruise specials - Panama Canal, Alcapulco to Ft. Lauderdale 10 days Nov 13 & Dec 4th 11 days Nov 2 and 23 Cost US$399 inside and US$499 outside both pp dble. Escape to Europe - land packages - Britian 11 days from CA$935 Ireland 9 days from CA$875 France 10 days from CA$1025 Italy 8 days from CA$625 Europe 10 days from CA$1050 Spain 10 days from CA$799 Iberia 14 days from CA$1095 Call 1-800-690-3223 for more details and bookings. More Air Canada Boutique prices for the our distaff readers Fragrances - True Love Elizabeth Arden 50 ml spray CA$42 Chanel No 5 7 ml CA$81 Poeme by Lancome 50 ml spray CA$53 L'Air du Temps 50 ml spray CA$39 Dolce Vita by Dior 50 ml spray CA$46 Hermes 100% silk scarf CA$315 Vivaldi gold plated maple leaf broach CA$59 ~-=o0o=-~ . News from NEW BRUNSWICK DISTRICT supplied by David Livingstone FALL 1996 What happened to summer? June and July was rain and more rain. August was a drought, and in September we got hit with the tail ends of a couple of hurricanes. Perhaps the rest of October will make up for it!. Which brings us to the subject of our Fall Lunch. Once again we'll be at: The Quality Inn, Sussex on the Trans Canada Highway just east of the junction with highway 1 from Saint John. 1230 Thursday October 31st. Please let your local contact know by October 25th that you (and your spouse) plan to attend. Monthly Lunches The Saint John Pionairs have started their monthly lunches after a summer (??) break. Those of us who stay North for the winter usually meet the last Thursday of each month at a location decided on by our director and organizer, Frank Cogger. All Pionairs are welcome, including any from out of province who may be in the area. Frank's phone number is at the end of this letter - he can give you all the details. Christmas Party. Tentative plans now are for a Saint John area Christmas Party for all active employees and District Pionairs on December 12th. We hope to have final details at the Sussex lunch. The AGM. The New Brunswick contingent was very small. We who were there had a great time, and the rest of you missed a fun party. The weather smiled on us, receptions and dinners were wonderful and the business meetings were short and very informative. Contact Dave Livingstone at 757-2996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. And don't forget to confirm your attendance at the luncheon. Your local District contacts are: Frank Cogger YSJ 672-2159 Bud Fogarty YQM 382-4115 Jerome House YFC 472-3729 . News from London England Pionair monthly newsletter - Christmas lunch - special to celebrate the 50th anniversary of London Heathrow airport. 'Plans are going ahead for this event. If you have any memorabilia of the old days, bring them along with you. We plan to have a special table for such items. We also hope to get some 'things' from Air Canada and other sources. Our friends in Canada are most welcome and we would love to see you' Monday Dec 2nd - ACRA Christmas dinner dance Ambassador Hotel, Colnbrook Tuesday Dec 10th - Pionairs Christmas lunch Osterley Hotel at UKL10.50 each. Anyone interested in renewing aquaintances at either event can contact Jack Morath at 01276-20158 (UK). . Toronto District Pionairs Christmas lunch - planned for Dec 15th at Bristol Place. ~-=o0o=-~ . Vesta found these smilies for you - "If operating systems ran airlines" DOS Airlines: Passengers are handed maps, compasses, rulers, pencils & an airplane manual (shrink wrapped) as they enter the plane...Have to figure out how to get the plane to wherever they want to go. Some succeed very well. Others crash, but they shouldn't have been messing around with airplanes anyway. Macintosh Airlines: All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers & ticket agents look the same, act the same & talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know & everything will be done for you without you having to know...so just shut up. ~-=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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