~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 118 date January 22nd 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Bob Dechaux from Vancouver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jim Billwiller also Vancouver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Sam Weir, if creditors are looking for Sam, he moved from Calgary to North Vancouver, try This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . On a recent Air Canada flight 798 from Los Angeles, Vanessa, a 14 year old unaccompanied realized, just as she was boarding, that she had left her wallet and CD player in the lounge, and went back to retrieve them and became somewhat distraught at not finding them. The purser, Jean Bissette, on hearing of her plight, made an announcement over the pa system, as, sometime, passengers do find left articles and bring them on board. However, nothing came of that request. At the end of the flight, young Vanessa was surprised to be handed an envelope containing 160 dollars the result of a collection from amongst the crew and passengers. . Murray Phipps, co-ordinator of the Comox Valley group on Vancouver Island reminds us that their monthly lunch meeting held on the last Thursday of each month is at the Kingfisher, Courtenay on January 30th. Call (250)334-0807 for details. . Found on the Internet. Alitalia flight attendants plan to strike Friday Jan 24th. Tyrolean Airways of Innsbruck, Austria ordered (4) Dash8-400. Continetal Airlines will operate Newark to Moscow effective Aug 30. Is selling off cheap tickets on the Internet unfair to flyers without a computer? A Florida lawyer is asking the Department of Transport to act. Air Canada sold its remaining Class B shares in Continental Airlines for US$5.6 million for a 550% return of the 1993 investment. Lufthansa will be completely privatized by years end. Canadi>n will be using its own aircraft Toronto (YYZ) to Buenos Aires, Argentina via Sao Paulo, Brazil effective Apr 5. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its scheduled flights over the North Atlantic, this spring Swissair will offer aviation buffs a rare experiemce, a trans-Atlantic journey between Switzerland and New York on a vintage 40 seater DC4. The aircraft will trace the exact route taken by Swissair in 1947. 9 day Westbound from Zurich & Geneva on May 2 & Jun 5, the Eastbound May 10 and Jun 12 all via Shannon and Gander for sightseeing. Return will be via either B747 or MB11 following additional sightseeing in the Alps or new York. All inclusive cost range from US$7540 - US$9958 pp. 1-800-688-7947 for more details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff. The employee ticket office at Dorval Airport is now relocated to room 387 on the 3rd floor of the passenger terminal. Hours of operation remain at 1100 - 1300 and 1900-2100. Cruise the Antilles or Grenadines on the Star Clipper - 7 nights from Barbados at US$695 pp dbl outside accommodations. Special interline rate on Carnival cruise Fascination - 7 days from San Juan. Itinerary St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, Grenada, La Guaira/Caracas & Aruba. or the Inspiration itinerary St.Thomas, St.Maarten, Dominica, Barbados and Martinique. Inside at US$399 pp dble or outside US$449 pp dbl. 3rd & 4th guests at US$49 pp. Europe on the Holland America's Rotterdam a brand new vessel. Mediterranean cruise. Itinerary: Venice, Italy . Katakolon, Greece . Athens/Piraeus, Greece . Kusadasi, Turkey . Naples, Italy . Rome, Italy . Monte Carlo, Monaco . Barcelona, Spain. Includes scenic cruise in the Strait of Messina, evening passing of the Aeulian Islands and Stromboli Volcano. 12 days from October 18th. Cost pp dbl from US$1827.50 inside, US$2277.50 outside. Call Bonita at 1-800-690-3223 for more details of these cruises. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies from Terry You know you have had a bad day when - Your flight to Vancouver takes off and the cabin crew starts the life jacket demonstration in German. and Vesta with her notices for travellers - In a Soviet weekly: There will be a Moscow exhibition by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years. A sign in Germany's Black Forest: It is strictly forbidden on our Black Forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose. In a Zurich hotel: Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for that purpose. A Hong Kong dentist's ad: Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists. ~-=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. ................................................... . GREETINGS FROM . . Vancouver Island . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ...................................................

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