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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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 429   Date Nov 30th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. DID YOU KNOW?
Important reminder, for all new articles, submissions and or comments
for the "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - Netletter" please send to:
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This e-mail address has been set up so that both of us (exclusively)
will get an automatic copy and can keep up with the continuity of news
for the netletter.

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. Where are they now?
Ooops!   We recently welcomed Wayne Holmes to our readership assuming
he was living in Sidney BC! Wayne sends this message -
....re ur netletter advising that wayne holmes is retired in
Sidney,BC...I haven't made it to the wet coast just yet. I'm alive and
well and living in Richmond Hill,ON. Your announcement got me a couple
of phone calls though. best regards...wayne holmes  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Unable to contact Wanda Taylor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. News from the Districts.
From Lorraine Horsley -
Our executive here at Edmonton Pionairs since April' 99 for a
two year term are as follows:
Director-                Lorraine Horsley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Past Director-           Malcolm Munroe
Assistant Director-      John Kelly
Secretary-               Bob Anderson
Treasurer-               Bill Stephens
Courtesy-                Sylvia Magnan
Memberships-             Betty Anderson
Telephone Committee-     Mary-Jane Ward
Jocelyne Sutton
Geri Lawrence
Lorraine Cronin
Grace Chaffey

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. Found on the internet.

Given all the confusion about the fate of Canada's airlines, here are
some suggested announcements that you may have heard upon arriving at the
airport -
'Welcome to the New Air Canada. Members of the former Air Canada
frequent-flier plan may check two suitcases. Members of the former
Canadi>n Airlines plan may load these bags onto the aircraft'.
'Our planes will fly piggy-back, with a single crew, until we climb
to a profitable level'.
'We are asking travellers to arrive two hours prior to take-off
in order to receive basic flying instruction'.
'Because of the recent merger, passengers for Vancouver are requested
to sit in the upper aircraft. The lower aircraft will be decoupled over
Winnipeg'.

US AIRWAYS STRIKE COUNTDOWN:
US Airways flight attendants are seeking a 30-day strike countdown
which, if granted by the National Mediation Board, could disrupt travel
at the peak of the December holiday season.  The Association of Flight
Attendants has been bargaining on behalf of the 10,000 US Airways
workers for three years.

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. Help!
Bill Norberg is interested in obtaining a 1975 Air Canada Annual
report and am willing to pay for it if anyone has a copy to spare.
Best regards, Bill Norberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. For you DC-3 affectionados -
From the RAPCAN newsletter issued by Duane Frerichs -
*** Historic Delta Air Lines DC-3 Takes to the Skies

ATLANTA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60 years of pride are reflected in
the gleaming aluminum skin of Delta Air Lines' newly restored DC-3 -- the
first DC-3 to carry Delta customers in 1940.
The vintage aircraft was rescued from cargo service at a Puerto
Rican airfield in 1992 and has been painstakingly restored to better than
new condition by hundreds of volunteers and Delta mechanics over the past
four years.
Today it welcomed its first Delta passengers since 1958, when it
last served in the Delta fleet. Inaugural passengers included government
officials and other guests, comfortably seated in the leather and fabric of
the perfectly restored interior, for a ceremonial flight around Atlanta.
Leo Mullin, Delta's chairman, president and chief
executive officer, dedicated the aircraft, dubbed 'Ship 41" because of the
last digits of its registration number, and welcomed it back into service.
The twin-engine, 21-passenger plane will be used for special events as part
of the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum collection.
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/991117/ga_delta_r_1.html

A MASSAGE WITH YOUR IN-FLIGHT MOVIE?  You've just got to hand it to
Virgin Atlantic Airlines' Richard Branson.  He continues to raise the bar
of service and challenges others to follow.  Over the next few months,
Virgin is going to be introducing its new "Upper Class" cabin to take
the cattle call out of flying.
Amenities will include an extensive menu that will allow passengers to eat
what they want, personal massages, and seats the size of full-sized beds
where you can snuggle into fleece blankets.  The full experience should be
available on selected planes by early next year. 
Count us in!

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. Tom Grant sends this message -
Thought your readers would be interested in this book recommendation
sent to me by Bill Mason, YYZ retired.
Nuts! Southwest's Airlines crazy recipe for business and personal
success.
Kevin and Jackie Freiberg, forward by Tom Peters.
ISBN 0-7679-0184-3.
Why not check out the Air Canada Retired Employees Web Site
http://www.acfamily.net/acrew/
for information on more aviation related book titles.
webmaster is Tom Grant.

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.   Terry's travel tips.
Visiting Vancouver Island?
Dominion Hotel, 745 Yates Street, Victoria, BC Canada
Phone 250-384-4136 or 800-663-6101, Fax 250-382-6416
Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Completely restored to its original grandeur this gracious character
property once again gleams with the splendour of marble and mahogany,
etched glass and crystal chandeliers.
Victorias stately Dominion Hotel offers all the amenities a business
traveller could possibly require . . . from superb dining to a host of
other thoughtful features and services.   Full service hotel, 3 1/2 Star
Canada Select.
All rooms feature your own complimentary coffee & tea.
We are open year round & the front desk is operational 24 hours a day.
Guest Rooms:  101 double, deluxe queen, twin and deluxe twin queen beds.
Reservations in advance by phone, fax or email.
Airline rate of $45.00 CAD (winter season Oct. 17-Apr. 30)
and $90.00 CAD (summer season) offered to active airline employees.
Based on availability.  Must show valid id at check-in.

ARIZONA United States
Special Offer
The following hotels are offering 50% discount based on availability,
plus a complimentary upgrade to the next available room.
Offer valid through January 30, 2000, and is based on availability.
Locations
Hampton Inn Mesa
Hampton Inn Tuscon Airport
Holiday Inn Flagstaff
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mesa
Sheraton San Marcos

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. Smilie.
From the RAPCAN newsletter issued by Duane Frerichs -
ALLEGED STINK BOMBER IN A SMELLY SITUATION: A passenger with a grudge
may have gotten back at TWA, but he may have to pay.  The man got into a
tiff with the airline in 1997 when he and his family were bumped from a
flight to Israel.  In 1998, the man boarded a TWA flight in Paris and
allegedly put a stink bomb under his seat, causing the cancellation of the
flight.  Eight days later, he reportedly did it again. His odiferous gambit
could land him 20 years in prison.

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.  That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
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