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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.acfamily.net/between/vesta/

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

Mailing of this  "NetLetter" is courtesy of Alan Rust administrator of
the "AC Family Network" at: http://www.acfamily.net

number 366   date May 12th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome
Francis Casamayou retired CAVT lives in St. Hubert, Qc
email:          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
H.F. (Bob) O'Toole  who joined TCA on July 2, 1948 and retired
April 30,1983. Bob reired as a computer programmer in YYZ
and lives in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia  with his wife Margaret (Peg).
email for Bob & Peg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Need to know.
*** SPECIAL FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFFS ***
These special fares are offered to all persons who are eligible for the
Family Affair program.
They are also listed on ACRA's WWW site at:
http://www.acra.ca/member/affair/selloffs.htm
Selloff -Calgary to Frankfurt
Valid on AC 844/845 only (YYC-FRA)
Travel period  - on/before 31May99
Advance Purchase/ticketing - res required within 14 days of departure
Min/Max - first Fri or Sat night / 60 days
Selloff - COPENHAGEN**
Markets: All AC/ACC (ZX/GX/3J/NV) Points in Canada and the USA
to/from Copenhagen (CPH)
Fare type: economy class, round-trip
Travel period  - on/after 01May99 & on/before 12Jun99
Advance Purchase/ticketing - res required within 14 days of departure
Min/Max - first Fri or Sat night / 60 days
Fare grid (to/from CDA-CPH)
AB/BC    SK/MB     ON     QC    MARIT
$389     $389     $239   $239   $239
Fare Grid (to/from CPH-USA)
NW    SW     N MID    S MID     NE     SE
$389  $389    $239     $239     $239   $239
Note all fares are in Canadian funds.
Exceptions Florida/Hawaii are excluded from US zones.
Please use end on end combinations to construct fares
All other conditions are as per regular Family Affair program
i.e. Advance purchase/min max stay/ticketing, etc.
*** Important:
all reservations ***must*** be made through the Employee Call Centre.

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. News from the districts.
David Livingstone sends this information -
The New Brunswick District Spring Lunch will be held at 1300 hrs
Thursday May 27 at the Timberland Motor Inn and Restaurant, Penobsquis NB.
Any visiting Pionairs/Retirees and spouses are welcome.
Please contact Frank Cogger, (506) 672-2159
Regards - David  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. From: Tom Grant  Editor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
A-Crew website is pleased to announce a no-charge, value-added service for
its registered readers - "A-Crew links to retiree's business or hobby
websites."
From a separate link page we will list retirees who run businesses or
hobbies that have webpages.
This free service is available to all retirees registered with the A-Crew
website. If you wish to be included, please  send your URL to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you do not have a webpage and would like one, we invite you to contact
ACFAMILY NETWORK <http://www.ACFamily.net> who specialize in low-cost
Internet presence for Air Canada employees and retirees.
Regards, Tom Grant, Editor

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. Jeff Martin has this question -
Subject: SERVICE AWARDS
Having digested the welcomed "Your Travel Guide", I called the Centre to
finally use my award ticket and followed Chapter 8-2.  I called back a week
later to ask if the authorization had been completed and was advised this
would only be done one week prior to departure! 
I registered 5 weeks prior to my departure date and presumed that, as the
book states, my tickets would be ready for pick up a week or so later, and
if there was any possibility of an upgrade, this info could be obtained 72
hrs. prior to departure.
Has anyone else had a similar experience recently or, in this
ever-changing industry, have the rules changed again?!
Glenda and/or Jeff Martin   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Ross Smyth sends this -
Canadian Aviation Historical Association.
THE C.A.H.S. NEEDS YOU!
If you are intrigued about Canada's exploits in the air, why not join
the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) now, and learn more of
this fascinating subject?
For the price of the membership alone, you receive four copies of its
prestigious quarterly Journal plus newsletters.  Chapters in major cities
meet usually monthly with interesting programs.
On June 22-26 the Society will hold its national conference at Camp Borden
to celebrate the RCAF's 75th anniversary.
In the summer of 2000 it will meet in Calgary.
As I am the C.A.H.S. board member assigned responsibility for
PR & new members, I would like to hear from you.
Ross  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. ACRA news -
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT JUNE 15 - 17/1999
Before you can say "fly ball," the 1999 ACRA System Softball
Tournament will be here. Anyone interested in showing just what a
great swing you have  _especially_  when you're standing at the plate?
It's time to sign up for the System Softball "tourney." Don't balk
now, the registration deadline is May 14. This year's tournament will
take place from June 15-17 in Vancouver.
For more info see: http://www.acra.ca/events/softball.htm

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. Brian Dunn in Toronto keeps us up to date with this news -
Air Canada and Mexicana de Aviacion announced a comprehensive
alliance which will improve service for air travellers between Canada
and Latin America.  Effective May 13th, Mexicana will begin code-sharing
on Air Canada's routes from Chicago to Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal to
link with their Chicago to Mexico routes.  Effective June 2nd, Air
Canada will launch codeshare service on the Mexicana flights three times
per week from Toronto to Mexico City and from Montreal to Mexico City.
Reciprocal frequent flyer miles will be earned on each airline's program
and use of each other's VIP lounges among other benefits.

SABENA has announced that it will increase the frequency on its
Montreal to Brussels route to six flights per week effective June 1st
using their leased MD-11 aircraft from Citybird.  Flights will operate
everday except Thursdays arriving at 1700hrs and departs at 1920hrs.

Air BC, an Air Canada regional carrier will be commencing a new
non-stop Winnipeg to Denver service effective July 5th.  The once-daily
flight will be flown with one of their BAe146 jets with both Executive
Class and Hospitality service.

Air Nova, an Air Canada regional carrier has announced start up of a
new service linking Montreal-Dorval with Portland Maine (PWM).  The new
service will utilize one of their Beech 1900Ds with 18 seats and
commence on June 21st.
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. Duane Frerichs of RAPCAN sends this -
The annual Toronto Air Canada Retirement Dinner/Dance in honor of 45
retiring pilots took place in the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel on Thursday,
April 29th, 1999.
About 200 guests attended an excellent evening of cocktails, good food,
fellowship and very little dancing. Everyone was too busy reminiscing and
renewing friendships. About 26 of the 45 retirees attended. RAPCAN was well
represented.
Morley Servoes, Ray Bicknell, John Higham, Ron Dennis to name a few.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Duane Frerichs)

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. Gordon Dalziel sends this -
I'm not sure if your  are aware of this Web Site, but it is worth a
look.   It will take a couple of minutes to loadup as it is mainly
pictures.
You got to see this to believe it, check this web site out
http://www.n-w.de/top/app/app.htm
Hope you enjoyed the views.... Gord.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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. Found on the internet.

British Airways last 3 DC10 aircraft G-MULL, G-BHDL and G-DCIO were
retired Mar 27th. The DC10 fleet was inherited from British Caledonia.

DON'T WORRY ... BE HAPPY: Virgin Atlantic said it is canceling all of
its flights for 12-31-99, but not out of fear of Y2K mayhem.  The
airline wants to give employees time to be with their families to enjoy
the New Year festivities.  Traditionally, Virgin Atlantic does not fly
on Christmas, but this will be a first for New Year's Eve.

AIRCRAFT ORDERS
China's Changan Airlines (2Z) has decided to buy three Dash 8
Q400 turboprop aircraft from Bombardier.

British regional carrier CityFlyer Express (FD) has placed an order
with British Aerospace for an additional Avro RJ100, bringing the
total number of this aircraft type ordered by the airline to eight.

A new low cost carrier tentatively named New Air has signed a
Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) for 25 Airbus A320s and
took options on a further 25 planes. The airline intends to start
operations in June 2000 out of New York to destinations across the
eastern coast of the USA. It will first operate with leased A320s as
the first of its new 162-seat single class aircraft will be delivered in
June 2000 only. The carrier also secured purchase rights for yet
another 25 aircraft.

The CIT Group has reached an agreement with Airbus Industrie to
purchase 25 A320 family aircraft and 5 A330-200s, with options to
acquire additional units.



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. Terry's travel tips.

Air Canada introduces a new daily service effective July 5th to Sept 26th
Toronto to Victoria BC
AC607 departs YYZ 18:00 arrives YYJ 19:52
AC606 departs YYJ 08:00 arrives YYZ 15:17
Equipment is Airbus A319

Heathrow Express (LHR) offers 50% airline discount off its usual
GBP10.00 one way fare each weekend until the end of 1999.
Make sure you have your airline ID with you.
This reduction applies to 1 travel companion on the same journey.

Dargal Interline Cruises & Tours
Incredibly beautiful Bermuda.....
During a visit to Bermuda, Mark Twain wrote that "heaven couldn't be more
beautiful".
Take this opportunity and find out for yourself as you enjoy the sunny
island charm, soft pink sand under your feet, a swim in the turquoise
waters or a stroll along a tranquil country lane.
July 10 ~ Celebrity Zenith
New York, At Sea, Hamilton, St. George, At Sea, New York
Inside $439, Outside $539
All rates are US$ pp/dbl, subject to availability and eligibility.
New bookings only.
Port charges/Govt fees are additional.
Call 1-800-690-3223 for more information.

Holland America Line - Europe
Update - Prices and close-out May 31/99
Call Canadian interline Travel to take advantage of this special rate.

Jun 12 - 12 Nights - Copenhagen to London - from $50.us a day
Inside Cabins from $600.us pp dbl Ocean View from $780.us pp dbl
Port charges $169.us per person
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Jun 18, 24 - 12 Nights - London to Copenhagen - from $50.us a day
Inside Cabins from $600.us pp dbl Ocean View from $780.us pp dbl
Port charges $299.us per person
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Jun 6, 30  - 12 Nights - Copenhagen to London - from $50.us a day
Inside Cabins from $600.us pp dbl Ocean View from $780.us pp dbl
Port charges $299.us per person
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Call Canadian interline Travel to take advantage
of these special rates at 1-800-665-3100!!!

Vesta - our Chief pilot sends this -
for the netletter.
In case you haven't been to France lately, a friend of mine says this:
I was very impressed with de Gaulle airport. Instead of having to walk
miles, they have an excellent bus service from one terminal to another.
But the thing that intrigued me most was the bus on a platform. We
walked along a connection port into the bus, similarly to the
connections they have to the plane. When the bus was loaded, it went
down like an elevator and then drove us to our plane. This way the know
they have all their passengers.

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. Smilie.

GOOF-UP OF THE WEEK: A report tells us of the pilot at Morristown (N.J.)
Municipal who parked his new Chrysler in front of his Baron's right
engine, pre-flighted, climbed in and started engines.  Sure enough, the
Baron taxied into the Chrysler.  The pilot/driver calmly shut down,
pushed back the Baron, tied it down, got into his newly-ventilated car
and left ... presumably headed for the body shop.

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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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