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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 131 date March 6th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Ray Baines living in the Halifax region who can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bill MacKenzie a retired captain living in the Toronto area. Email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ralph & Heather Tisdale living on Vancouver Island can be contacted via their son-in-law This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Frank Stevens also retired to Vancouver Island can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jim Fitzmorris, retired from C&SS at YUL and lives on the West Island of Montreal, contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Email change Jimmy Millar tells us his new email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet Two disgusted passengers who bought a Hoover vacuum cleaner just to get free airline tickets promised by that company were awarded the prizes of the tickets recently by a court in London, England. This refers to the promotion, early last year, by the Hoover Company, who promised to give a free ticket on British Airways anywhere in the world upon the purchase of a Hoover vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, Hoover neglected to stipulate the type of vacuum, consequently the smart shopper purchased the cheapest product line, a little over UKL100 (CA$200.00). Hoover had to cancel the promotion when they were swamped with orders. Air France flights are experiencing delays due to a dispute with their Cabin Crews. Flying Colours, Britians newest and most modern airline, took delivery of its first Boeing B757-200 recently. Sydney Airport,Australia is set to become the world leader in air traffic management with the introduction of simultaneous arrivals and departures in opposite directions from parallel runways. ~-=o0o=-~ . News from the districts - Vancouver Island Pionairs Spring luncheon will be held at the Princess Mary Restaurant, 358 Harbour Rd. Victoria on April 2nd. Cocktails 11.30, lunch 12.30. Cost CA$16.50 pp. Visiting retirees most welcome. Call Saville Hambleton (250)656-3757 for more details. Bill Fisher will take over the responsibilities of the District Director for Vancouver Island effective Jun 15th, replacing Saville Hambleton. Comox Valley coordinator Murray Phipps has taken over from Bev Edwards. London, England - a group of 50 members are finalizing their 'Alberta Adventure', a two day visit to Calgary on May 20/21st. The program includes a full day to Banff and surrounding areas, evening BBQ at a ranch, half day tour of Calgary and a visit to Heritage Park. Anyone wishing to meet up with this group, they are staying at the Highlander Hotel, 1818 - 16 Avenue NW, phone (403)289-1961. The lease of the facilities for the Commissary & Catering at Heathrow will not be renewed beyond 1999, the company has concluded that this service should be obtained from third party. Bill Williamson, ex Sales Londen, Eng, has these reminiscences of 'TCA Days' - I have many memories of the very loyal staff, especisally on days of fog at Heathrow, and diversions of flights to Prestwick; getting passengers from the airport and the Airways Terminal to either Euston or St. Pancreas stations to board the British Rail Night Sleeper train to Kilmarnock Station, nearest to Prestwick. Needless to say, very often sleepers were fully booked and many passengers had to sit the long journey out. In several cases the late Ruth Jennings, I/C Visitors Bureau, had a friend in British Rail who was able, at times, to arrange for an extra sleeping car to be put on the train. We had very few complaints to deal with, most passengers were happy to be enroute to Canada. Staff wise, in spite of having done a full day's work, they were happy to help out, remembering, no overtime pay only time off in lieu if you were lucky, late meal allowance was six shillings. With all the ups and downs everyone was happy to assist. Today things have changed with the modern technology. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff. Family Affaire sell off for Toronto (YYZ) to Dallas (DFW) at CA$99 effective Mar 3 thru Jun 13th. Alberta City Link is offering 50% discount on its service. Information regarding the above is - guess! CIC8520 & 81/250. Touchdown of London, England offers positive space on other airlines from Heathrow/Gatwick. Vienna - 2 nights accommodation, buffet breakfast - UKL159. Salzburg-2 nights accommodation, buffet breakfast - UKL149. Tallinn, Estonia - 2 nights accomm. buffet breakfast - UKL99. On Malaysian Airlines, return only, including taxes - Dubai UKL169, Kuala Lumpar ULK249, Singapore UKL269, Bangkok UKL299, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa UKL385. Call 011-44-1293-425000 for more details. Lawson International off Hoverspeed Folkstone/Dover to Calais or Boulogne for car and up to 5 adults for a total of UKL44. Call 011-44-181-941-7200 for details. Alamo Rent-a-car are offering 50% discount on UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Call 011-44-800-272300. Heathrow Standby Accommodation Motel, Bath Road, Harmondsworth offers special rates for airline staff. It is 5 minutes from London (Heathrow), has courtesy bus service, a wine bar and restaurant. Call 011-44-181-897-510 for details. Bermuda & Caribbean - 4 days/3 nights. Antigua - Royal Antiguan Casino, Tennis & Beach Resort from US$399. All-inclusive package from US$729. Aruba - Aruba Wyndham Hotel from US$369. Barbados - Southern Palms Beach Club from US$289. Bermuda - Rafael Elbow Beach Resort from US$389. Grand Cayman - Treasure Island Resort from US$269. San Juan, Puerto Rico - Radisson Normandie Hotel from US$369. St. Lucia - All inclusive at Wyndham Morgan Resort from US$719. Santo Domingo - Sheraton Hotel & Casino from US$259. Prices pp dbl. include round trip interline airfare. Call 1-800-422-3727 for details. -=o0o=- . Smilies found - A retired UAL captain tells the story that happened to a friend of his in the 50's. His friend was FO to an old-time fire-breathing captain. Scene: preflight briefing, Convair 540 Elko, NV to Las Vegas, NV. Capt: "Don't touch anything unless I tell you to." FO: "Yes, sir." 1/2 hour into the flight. Capt: "How come we're only indicating 140 knots?" FO: "Oh, did you want me to raise the gear, SIR?" -=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. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! <<<>>> Air Canada Pionairs ~Between Ourselves-Netletter~ http://www.mortimer.com/acra emailto: 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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