Subject: NetLetter nr 380 - Between Yourselves
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Mailing of this "NetLetter" is courtesy of Alan Rust administrator of
the "AC Family Network" at: http://www.acfamily.net
number 380 June 24, 1999 BYN 1st Published in October 1995
Dick Hovey who joins byn_list hails from Baie d'Urfe, QC
is the e-mail address for Al Withington
of Vancouver who worked for maintenance.
Anne Morris an ex AirCanada employee is married to an active
CHANGES IN E-MAIL ADDRESSES:
Al Thomson wants us to all to know, that he has chosen to be
"booted off" my daughter (Karen-Anne's) email address. He
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:20:32 -0500
Thanks for the Air Canada news - I retired as DM in 1985 and
started Gen Sales Agency repping several airlines on gulf
coast - including Air Canada. Also former Gen Mgr cargo in
NYC. Now fully retired having lost a leg two years ago due
to cigarettes and whiskey - no wild women. I am a rank
amateur at computers and hope somehow reaches uou -
Subject: Re: LOCKHEED "Tango Tango Charlie"
If you are interested, the Lockheed will be flown by Capt.
Ken Patry and Capt. Ted Dodds, from the Toronto City Center
Airport on 24th,25th, 26th and 27th. I understand from the
DREAMS coordinator there the flights are almost all booked
already. They will be doing four flights a day.
On the 28th (all dates are in June, by the way) the aircraft
will make its way to Wiarton for their annual Airport Day on
the 29th. Capt. Patry and Capt. Harvey Reid will be doing
the flying. Following the Wiarton visit, they will come back
here to Montreal and the aircraft will have a bit of
maintenance. Then on July the 3rd and 4th it will be flying
for the Starlight Foundation here.
It will go to Atlantic Canada on the 8th of July for a two
week tour. More later.Regards ,Alan MacLeod
Al Thompson, President and CEO or AirBC and VP Air Canada
Western is retiring and being succeeded by Joseph Randell as
Interim President and CEO. Mr Randell is also President &
CEO of Air Nova and Interim President and CEO of Air
Here's a tuffy for "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - NetLetter" readers:
Subject: Info request, acft purchases
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 20:44:38 -0400
A friend of mine, who certainly overestimates the breadth of
my airline knowledge (highly specialized in ground handling,
training, and airport operations) asks me to give him some
background info on the following:
1. how do airlines structure deals with manufacturers when
purchasing new airplanes.
2. what type of add-ons services do they value from
manufacturers: (e.g.: maintenance, financing)
3. what are the differences in approach between major,
national, and regional airlines.
I will try and find something in industry magazines on hand,
but could you give me something relevant and succinct I
could pass over to him? I will appreciate. Thanks,
Inquiry re Rental cars in UK:
I have a feeling that information regarding the inexpensive
rental of a car in Britain has been included in the
NetLetter but I can't find it in the issues I kept for
reference. If anyone can suggest car rental agencies they
have had good experiences with I would appreciate it very
NEWS FROM THE DISTRICTS:
From the TORONTO Pionairs Summer newsletter -
Grand River Boat Cruise & Luncheon planned for Sept 1st.
includes bus transportation and 4 hour boat cruise.
Location: Grand River Boat Farm nr Caledonia, Ont. Price:
ca$33.00 pp by bus, or ca$27.00 drive yourself. Dress:
Casual. DEADLINE: August 11th.
Bus Trip to Mohawk Raceway planned for October 18th.
Location: Nr Campbellville, Ont. ONLY 47 seats available on
the bus which will give you time to take in the fall
colours. Price: ca$35.00 pp includes buffet dinner. Time:
18:30 entry - post time 19:20 Dress: Casual DEADLINE:
Christmas Luncheon planned for December 12th at 'Bristol
Place Hotel' Contact Donna Coutts for more info on these
events (905) 826-9361.
TORONTO Pionairs last social event was at the Stage West
Dinner outing last May. 100 Pionairs and guests attended,
and enjoyed the buffet and play 'My Fair Lady'.
Stan Molstad's term of office as Director ends in September,
and Fraser O'Shaughnessy has accepted the position effective
BURLOCK coffee meetings.
Held at Tucker's Marketplace, South Service Road, Burlington
on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 10:30 to
11:30. Why not join this crowd and chew the fat with some
former workpeople. Contact Irv Christjanson (905)637-6656
Toronto Pionair single ladies meet on the 1st Monday of each
month at Miller's Country Fare on Dundas St W, Etobicoke,
Ont starts at 11:30. If you would like to join the group
call Sue Schreiner at (416) 244-2050
SCARBOROUGH Coffee group.
John Mumedjian at (905) 391-5202 is trying to get fellow
Pionairs to contact him and join the regular coffee meeting.
Why not give him a call if you are in the East Toronto area.
T2 Coffee Klatch (T2CK).
Sheila Moscoe tells us that it has been 10 months since the
Toronto airport sales retirees have been getting together to
'schmooze' at the Golden Griddle on Air Port Road. The 1st
Tuesday of each month from 11:00 onwards. For ca$2.00 you
get unlimited coffee and just as much chat too! Call Sheila
Found on the internet.
CONCORDE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING:
No Concorde has ever been involved in an accident, so an
emergency landing is news. The pilot of a flight from JFK to
Heathrow called an emergency over fears that suspected
hydraulic problems might affect ground steering. The flight
landed safely with no problems. Not only did the plane
arrive 15 minutes early; the company is offering all those
on board a free Concorde round trip, NYC-London, for any
"inconvenience" they might have suffered.
Count us in on the next Concorde emergency.
VIRGIN IN NAME ONLY:
Virgin Atlantic Airways just keeps coming up with, well,
innovations. Now, the airline is going to begin offering
double beds to couples in business class. What business
these couples will be conducting we can only imagine. Owner
Richard Branson promises that solid screens can be drawn
around the beds that will ensure no eavesdropping.
Terry's travel tips. Europe -
Athens break-a-way. from us$469 includes return space
available via British Airways, Delta, Iberia or Swissair.
Positive space available on Olympic Airways, (companions
eligible) for a small supplement. 6 days/4 nights hotel,
continental breakfast, taxes, welcome cocktail. Daily
Departures until Oct 31/99.
Dublin break-a-way. from us$499 includes return space
available via Aer Lingus or Delta. 6 days/4 nights hotel,
full Irish breakfast, taxes, service charges. Daily
Departures until Oct 31/99.
London break-a-way. from us$459 includes space available via
British Airways, Delta, Iberia, Northwest, Swissair, TWA or
Virgin Atlantic. (Positive space available with Virgin). 6
days/4 nights hotel, continental breakfast, taxes. Daily
Departures until Oct 31/99. Contact 1-800-935-9444 for more
More from John Hayes of conversations at a travel agency -
A man called, furious about a Florida package we did. I
asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said
he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that
is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the
state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and
Florida is a very thin state."
I got a call from a man who asked, "is it possible to see
England from Canada?" I said, "No." He said "but they look
so close on the map."
Another man called and asked if he could rent a car in
Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had a
1 hour lay-over in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to
rent a car, he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and
I need a car to drive between the gates to save time."
. 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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