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number 384 July 7th,1999 BYN 1st Published in October 1995
Just a reminder, for articles or comments to the editors of
For your information, you can contact the Air Canada
Winnipeg Pension & Administration Manager, Bernice Paul, by
who lives in Kemptville ON Certificated Aircraft Technician
lives in Montreal QC was a Captain.
who lives in Montreal QC Aircraft Inspector
Well, here I am at the keyboard. Please forgive my fumbles
as this is all very new to me. David (Walker) has been
nagging me to get on the net for the past few months and
finally I have weakened.
I joined TCA July 2 1946 as a First Officer on Lockheed
1408. Probably my favorite aircraft were the Lockheeds as I
was involved in the introduction of the L1011 into the
fleet. That was fun. I retired 30 March 1983 as a Captain on
the 47. Those were great years. Since retiring my golf has
Please add me to the list of those receiving the Netletter
that you so kindly publish. You can put my name on the E-
Mail list for anyone who might wish to contact me that way.
Regards Bill Bredt
NEWS FROM THE PIONAIR DISTRICTS:
The Edmonton Pionair barbecue will be held on August 11,
1999 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Alberta Beef Tenderloin.
The location is Kinsmen River Valley Place. Cost has been
changed to only $10.00 per person. Deadline for booking is
August 3, 1999. For tickets or more information contact
Lorraine Horsley at (780) 988 9074 or Shirley Jay (780) 436
YYZNEWS: Brian Dunn
Air Canada has brought back two DC-9-32s from their desert
parking at Marana Arizona. On the 14th of June C-FTMD(729)
was ferried MZJ-MCI-YUL and went back into service on June
23rd flying YUL-YYZ, then YYZ to Moncton (YQM) and back.
Then C-FTMX(749) was ferried MZJ-MCI-YUL yesterday, June
30th. Meanwhile, the final A340-300X was delivered on June
28th flying Toulouse-Montreal with 17200kgs of cargo on
board. Technically it was a ferry flight, but some might
argue it was a first revenue flight. It was registered C-
GDVZ (910) and is expected to go into revenue service within
the next couple of days.
GTAA has launched a lawsuit against Air Canada to enforce
full payment of the 1999 airport fees. The airline is
approximately in arrears for $7million. Air Canada has been
paying its airport fees based on the 1998 fee schedule and
withholding the extra amount billed for the higher 1999 fee
..meanwhile the countdown towards a possible flight
attendants strike is on for July 7th. The Minister of Labour
has released the parties, but at the same time appointed two
mediators to help the two parties reach a negotiated
agreement. The strike deadline is set for 2359hrs July 7th.
Unlike the last time the flight attendants went on strike,
the company has no plans to operate a skeleton schedule with
Lost and found.
Miami International Airport lost and found auction happens
every 3 months in the open auditorium at Concourse B, 4th
floor. Merchandise includes everything from wind surfing
equipment to stereo components. (305) 876-0378
Unclaimed Baggage Centre, Scottsbro, Alabama is the nations
largest merchant of unclaimed and lost airline baggage.
(256) 259- 1525
QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED.:
frm Alan Rust BTW - I guess someone must have told you by
now, but the Lockheed in the last NetLetter 383 was not an
"Electra". I used to work on Electra's when I worked for
Nordair. I think you meant the Lockheed 10A.
According to the info in the Air Canada pocket guide, the
Lockheed 10A was an 'Electra' and the Lockheed 14H2 was a
'Super Electra'. Sorry to muddy the air lanes<g>. I know the
'Electra' you mean Alan, they were a 4 engined more modern
aircraft, and the military type is called the 'Orion' used
for coastal patrols.
Thanks for jumping in.... I stand corrected, and was
surprised that Lockheed made two aircraft called the
"Electra". As you say the one I was talking about was a four
engine turbo prop. I flew on it (and took care of it) on a
trip to northern Quebec on Christmas eve when I worked for
(thanks to Alan and Terry, now we all know, ed vs)
. Found on the internet.
In an industry first, American Airlines and Canadian
Airlines have linked their electronic ticket systems in
order to allow one airline to issue paper less tickets on the
other carrier. Passengers on code share flights or on
interline journeys involving both carriers no longer need a
paper ticket. Similarly, passengers ticketed on one carrier
and transferring to the other will no longer need to have
the original carrier issue them a paper ticket before
proceeding to their new flight. The new service is already
available for tickets bought directly from American Airlines
or Canadian Airlines but will soon be extended to travel
agents and online reservation systems as well.
Vietnam Airlines has decided to ground its entire fleet on
December 31, 1999 for 24 hours in order to avoid any
complication related to the so-called millennium bug.
Flights will resume on January 1, 2000, if no problem is
"YOU'RE CLEARED TO LAND, GOOD BUDDY":
Many a trucker has been lauded as a Good Samaritan for
helping a stranded motorist, but this is the first we've
heard of a big-rig driver helping a pilot in trouble. An
anonymous trucker in Los Angeles noticed a Cessna 150 with a
rough-running engine circling over Interstate 5, and
promptly turned his 18-wheeler around to block two lanes of
busy traffic, making room for the 150 to land successfully.
US regional carrier Horizon Air (QX) has announced a firm
order for 15 Dash 8 Q400 from Bombardier, along with options
for a further 15 and for 25 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jet
Northwest Airlines (NW) of the US has reached a Memorandum
Of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus Industrie for the
conversion of options on 30 A320 family aircraft.
Denmark's SAS Commuter (SK), a unit of SAS, has placed a
firm order for two Dash 8 Q400, bringing the total of the
type in service with SAS Commuter or on order to 19.
Low cost pioneer Southwest Airlines (WN) has placed a repeat
order for six more Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Terry's travel tips.
From Dargal Interline -
Sept 16 - 10 Nights - Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas -
Fall Foliage Boston, Bar Harbor/Maine, Halifax/Nova Scotia,
Sydney/Nova Scotia, Quebec City Saguenay River (cruising),
Corner Brook/Newfoundland, Saint John/New Brunswick, Boston
Inside $959, Outside $1059
All rates are US$ per person/double, subject to availability
New bookings only. Port charges/Govt fees are additional.
Here it is....the perfect vacation for Family and Friends to
share together. Enjoy the warmth of the Western Caribbean
sun, dive down to brilliantly colored coral reefs, visit
ancient Mayan ruins and feel the rhythm of the joyful, jazzy
city of New Orleans and fulfill your vacation fantasies! Nov
14 - 7 Days - Carnival "SENSATION" Tampa, "Fun Day" at Sea,
Grand Cayman, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel "Fun Day" at Sea,
New Orleans, "Fun Day" at Sea, Tampa Inside $499, Outside
$650, 3rd and 4th sharing $229 All rates are US$ per
person/double, subject to availability and eligibility. New
bookings only. Port charges/Govt fees are additional. For
more information on this and other specials - contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223
ask you or our readers if someone has info on a hotel in
Copenhagen with good airline rates. We are planning to
arrive there on July 28 (Wed) and leave on July 30 (Fri) to
catch a cruise on the Rotterdam VI.
Found on the Internet.
According to the Air Transport Assoc. more than ninety
percent of tickets sold by U.S. airlines are discounted an
average of two- thirds off the full fare. Mostly last minute
business travellers .
Todays Smilie is from: Jacques Gaucher
special half-fare rate for wives accompanying their husbands
on business trips. Anticipating some valuable testimonials,
the publicity department of the airline sent out letters to
all the wives of businessmen who used the special rates,
asking them how they enjoyed their trip. Responses are still
pouring in asking, "What trip?"
. 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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