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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between/vesta/

Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between

number 344   date Mar 4th,1999  1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome
Ken Slack pilot living in Sidney, BC. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jay Downard retired pilot living in Orangeville, Ont.
email for Jay is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
H. Barry Ward retired Manager, Banking Controls & Admin. living in
Winnipeh, Mantioba email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John Polgar retired Shop Inspector email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John lives in Grand Metis, Que.
Joe Gulyes retired Captain email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joe lives in Burlington Ontario
Alan MacLeod, retired B767 supervisory pilot
email for Alan is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth  G. Pasche retired Flight Attendant lives in Toronto, On.
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marguerite Henley retired Flight Attendant living in North Delta, BC
email for Marguerite is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fred Romanauskas living in St. Hubert, P Que retired Engineer
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Walter Chopp email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. retired
Manager Warranties and Guarantees lives in Alexandria On.

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. Where are they now?
Friends and creditors of John Rodger should try his new email
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John Hayes mas moved his ISP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joan and Len Brittain now are on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heather and Kal Kalinowski are now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Need to know!

Travel Guide
Don Demeza sends us this update -
You will be pleased to know that this morning I received an advance draft
copy of the Travel Guide. It will probably be distributed this month to
all     retirees.  It has been a long wait, however I am sure that all
involved will   be more than pleased with the results. Doug Lovat, Director,
Pensions and 
Employee  Benefits, has made sure that the communications consultants
involved   in the  re-write followed the format and content of what we
distributed last    May.   Essentially the guide is coming out as we
envisaged it but with many 
improvements as to format and presentation - I think it's great, but the
proof   will come when it is read from 12,000 different points of view -
thanks to all   involved.
Don Demeza, February 3, 1999.

Don Demeza provides the following concerning Pass Travel:

Previously I have made a number of suggestions concerning the completion of
the  audit coupon in order to provide better information to Accounting for their
application of taxes.  The suggestions were valid, but there are several
instances where pass travelers should retain all travel documents on a per
trip  basis (tickets, boarding passes etc.)  The following three exception
type  
situations should be noted because the current automated systems will  
automatically overcharge. You will need support information when you apply
to   Accounting for a refund.

1. Surface travel to or from the U.S. - When your travel leg, either to or
from  the U.S. is by surface transportation rather than the usual round trip
by air   then the system will likely charge you both the U.S. arrival and
departure  
taxes. 

2. U.K. Intransit Within 24 Hours - The U.K. departure tax amounts to
$50.00    Canadian, however you are considered to be intransit if your
departure from the  U.K. is within a 24 hour period.  A refund will be made
if you support your  
request with proof of arrival and departure.

3. A Change of Plan or Unable to Board - If you complete your first flight
leg  within Canada and then are unable to continue with planned international  
travel, the audit coupon detailing your planned itinerary will already be
in    the system waiting for your final flight leg.  If all of the unused
coupons  
were not returned with the final coupon then the system will make
deductions    based on the original audit coupon

Accounting process thousands of audit coupons each month and the above  
situations are some of the exceptions which the systems do not always
catch.    They serve to further emphasize the need for all of us to retain
flights  
records on a per trip basis until we are satisfied that the cheque
deductions   are correct.

All the best - Don  Don/June Demeza <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Vesta heard on the news early February that the Victoria BC
Air Canada ticket office is due to close.

Having trouble getting through to the Winnpeg Call Centre?
If you just want to register for a flight and have access to a fax
send details to (204) 941-2231. Include your employee number,
service date, names travelling, flights, destinations and
dates.

Following information from Diane Carignan Managing editor of Horizons -
- New Passenger Service Charge.
Effective Feb 1st, 1999 all tickets issued on Air Canada for travel on
or after April 1st will have a UK passenger service charge added.
Known as the PSC (amongst other names!)
For international departures from Heathrow   GBP8.50
Glasgow    GBP10.50
Manchester GBP5.10
Many exemptions apply, including active and retired employees travelling
for business or pleasure.
- Flights to New Delhi suspended: Air Canada will suspend service to
New Delhi from June 1-September 30. We will work closely with our Star
Alliance carriers to provide interline service to the Indian capital.
- ZED fares: Industry Travel recently announced slight reductions on some
Zonal Employee Discount fares.
- Double ZED fares: Parents of active or retired employees can now take
advantage of double ZED fares when travelling with Air Canada, the
Regional Carriers®, Alberta Citylink, First Air, Central Mountain Air,
and Canadian Airlines.
- Family Affair news: The maximum stay provision for eligible Family Affair
members has increased from 30 to 60 days for all destinations except
Florida, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. New Employee Family Travel Plan
Validation Forms (PM002, 1997-10) will be printed upon depletion of
current stock.
- Y2K crazy: Had enough of the bug? Well, rest assured that RESIII is
ready to accept bookings for January 1, 2000.

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. News from the districts.
Air Canada Pionairs BurlOak Coffee Klatch

Because of the closure of the "Pig and Whistle Pub" the group will
hold its' monthly (every third Wednesday) get-together at :-
Mother Tucker's Market Place, QEW  South Service Road
(Between Walker's and Guelph Lines)
Burlington, Ontario
Next meeting  March 17, 1999 at 10:30 AM

Calgary Pionairs from their  Newsletter January 1999.
New National Executive committee from Victoria, BC !!!
The new committee will take over in September 1999
President:             Saville Hambleton
1st Vice President:    Bill Fisher
2nd Vice President :   Kay Napolitano
Treasurer:             Norman L. Stoddart
Secretary:             Barbara Hambleton.
Calender of events for 1999 -
Apr 8th    City tour is being planned.
May 13th   Luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion at 11.30
Topic 'Living Wills' guest speaker Monique Rigole.
Jun 29th   Stampede BBQ at Elks Lodge, 2502-6th Street NE
Time 17:00 for cocktails cash bar, 18:00 BBQ dinner
Cost $25.00 pp.
Come dressed in your best western clothes, you may
win the door prize!
Deadline for bookings is June 14th to
Jan Papworth (403) 251-1473
Sep 16th    Discover tour of Glenbow museum on 130 - 9th Ave SE
Time: 10:00 Cost: $10.00pp($8.00 for seniors over 64)
Call Jan Papworth (403) 251-1473 to register.
Oct 14th    Lunch and General Meeting start at 11:00
Dec 2nd     Christmas light tour
Start 18:30 fro the bus tour/ Cost $8.50 pp.
Bus capacity 45 so book early with Jan Papworth.
Dec 8th     The last Christmas Dinner of the century for YYC Pionairs!
at the SAIT (Highwood dinning room)
Time: 18:00 for cocktails, 18:30 for dinner.
Cost $25.00 pp. Deadline Nov 19th.
Call Jan Papworth (403) 251-1473 for details.

From the Montreal District -
Subject: Montreal Sentinel
We are looking for a couple of people to translate articles for the
Sentinel (the Montreal Pionairs newsletter) from English to French?
We have a few retirees who do this for us but only one is on the internet
and the others fax their translations to us, necessitating retyping for
publication. Besides, the greater the number of translators, the less each
will need to do!
If anyone can offer their services please email John.
Thank you.
John Gomes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Found on the internet.
YOU DIRTY RAT!  A Malaysia Airlines captain aborted a flight to Perth
and returned to Kuala Lumpur after a rat was spotted on board.  A real,
first-class rat.  "The aircraft had to return to KL International
Airport Sepang half an hour later when a rodent was sighted on board," a
statement from MAS said.  Apparently the rat had a penchant for the good
life, as a MAS spokeswoman said it was seen in the first-class cabin.

BLESS YOU, MY PASSENGER: Compared to other recent incidents of air rage,
this one was almost downright saintly.  A man who called himself Jesus
and blessed fellow airline passengers by tapping them on the head with a
pillow was convicted last week of assaulting a flight attendant when he
was ordered to take his seat on a USAirways flight.  Dean Trammel was
found guilty in a non-jury trial and could get up to 20 years in prison.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Following WACA events -
Hosted by the Vancouver Interline Club -
Cariboo Gold Rush Trail & Apple Blossom
7 day 6 night tour of BC from YVR via train & bus.
Start May 23rd. Price CA$599.00 ppdbl, or US$390.00 or GBP233.00
Includes welcome reception, breakfast on the train, 5 lunches,
5 suppers and 6 nights accommodation.
Canadian Airlines will provide service charge passes on flights
operated by Canadian aircraft costing CA$75.00 for domestic including
USA, and CA$150.00 plus tax for international.
DEADLINE is March 15th.
Contact your nearest interline club for more details.

Dodo's nest 1999 at Le Coco Beach Hotel is being hosted by
Paille en Queue Interline Club of Mauritius.
Date: 07 - 12 June. Cost is approx US$650 pp dbl
Air Mauritius has offered FOC tickets to those attending.
DEADLINE is March 15th.
Contact your nearest interline club for more details.

Dargal invites you to sail with NCL Norwegian Wind through the Panama Canal.
The Wind is a magnificent ship built in 1993 offering comfort and luxury,
fine cuisine and an intense dedication to excellence - there is no better
way to discover some of the world's greatest wonders, both natural and
man-made.
April 11 ~ 16 Days
Miami, Georgetown/Grand Cayman, Cartagena/Columbia, Transit Panama Canal,
Puntarenas/Costa Rica, Acapulco/Manzanillo/Puerto Vallarta/Mexico,
San Diego, Los Angeles
Inside $899, Outside $949, Deluxe Outside $1049
All rates US$ pp/dbl, subject to availability. New Bookings Only.
Port charges/Gov't fees additional. PLEASE QUOTE EM # 012299
For more information on this and other specials - contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 Canada (250) 861-3223 Fax (250) 861-3283
Or visit the Dargal website at www.dargal.com for uptodate deals.
Dargal also has a short, sweet email club that sends out their lastest
good deals "hot off the press". Your can join the club by emailing to
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. Smilie.
Tom Grant sends us this one -
News Item:
Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, announced  today
that the latest version of their Windows operating system, Windows 2000,
would be delayed until the second quarter of 1901. No reason was given.

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.  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.


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