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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 656  Jan 25th,  2002. We first published in October 1995.

Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker

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. Must know.
The Deadline For Unaccompanied Partner Travel Is Jan. 31.
Employees must ensure that starting Feb. 1, partners are
accompanied by an active or retired employee, widow/widower or
spouse on all Air Canada, Tango and Air Canada Regional flights.
This responsibility cannot be transferred to parents or dependent children. Any
unaccompanied partners traveling after this date
will be considered as an abuse of the employee’s travel privileges. In
situations where partners have purchased revenue tickets because they are
stranded, the tickets will not be reimbursed. Parents can continue to travel
unaccompanied. For more information on the
Partner Travel Program for 2002, refer to  December/January issue of Horizons;
or at

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. Need to know.
Family Affair information only - check with Employee Travel Service for any

***Family Affair reservations and ticketing provisions***

Reservations can be made by the employee/retiree or the passenger.
(Note: Employee/retiree MUST supply a signed PM002 authorization form for each
passenger, or boarding will be denied)

Reservations at 1-888-247-2262
Info/resevation outside north america, call local
reservation center
Before calling, have the following info ready:
-Pax name.
-Employee number.
-Flight details whenever possible.

Valid for personal travel only. Use for business
purposes carries the same penalty for the employee/retiree as abuse
of employee free/reduced rate travel privileges.
Valid on Air Canada/Air Canada connectors (Air Ontario, Air Nova, AirBC and Air
Alliance ) and on codeshare services on: Lufthansa codeshare on YYZ-FRA &
Not permitted on any other codeshare service
*** Family Affair travel is not permitted on flights operated
*** by Central Mountain Air, Alberta City Link, Air Creebec,
NorthWest Territorial, Calmair, Air Georgian and Labrador Airways,
Air Alma, Air Labrador, Air Tindi, Kenn Borek Air, Aklak Air,
North Wright Air****

** 2002 program***'
Travel must comence on/after 01Jan02 and inbound travel
must be completed on/before 31Dec02.
Reservations must be made within 14 days from date of outbound departure, and
not later than the day prior to departure.
Entire itinerary must be confirmed before a ticket may be issued
(no open segment).
Waitlist: not permitted.
No authorization to waive any of the reservation/ticketing provisions will be

Tickets must be issued within 3 days after making reservation but no later than
the day before departure.
Tickets must be issued by an Air Canada/Air Canada connector office.
Electronic ticketing (ETKT) is mandatory with normal credit
card acceptance. There will be no free ticket delivery (FTD)
except where there is no ETKT available.
Note: photo ID picture is required when checking in for the flight with ETKT.
City Sales Office (cso) may issue ticket ( cash/cheque/mco/credit card)
until the day before departure.
Airports Ticketing Office may issue ticket until the day before
departure, at the following conditions:
-reservations are made 3 days or less before departure.
-there is no City Sales Office in the passenger district.
-passenger respects off peak or employee/retiree ticketing hours.

Prepaids (PTA):
PTA's are permitted subject to regular service charge

Compassionate travel:
In the event of compassionate travel, the Family Affair program
does -NOT- apply.

Min/Max stay.
Minimum stay:
Inbound travel may not commence prior to 00:01h on the first
Saturday -or- on the first Sunday following the day of
departure. (i.e. passenger must spend at least one Friday or one
Saturday night over at the destination.)

Maximum stay
60 days / 30 days to/from Florida, Hawaii, Carribean, Las Vegas
Extension for medical purposes NOT permitted.

Connection vs Stopover
Family Affair bookings follow the same connection guidelines
as all Air Canada published fares. domestic/transborder--4 hours
and international--24hours.

Permitted within one year from date of issue for a fee of
CA75.00 (CA$75.00 converted to US$, if change made in the USA)
origin/destination/point of turnaround must remain the same.
Any difference in fare will be collected if the fare has changed between the
time of original flight and the new flight.

Non refundable (including in case of illness).

Family Affair is subject to a CA$5.00 one way fuel
surcharge/CA$10.00 return

Application of unused Family Affair ticket:
Unused Family Affair tickets are valid for one year from date of issue
the value of an unused Family Affair ticket may be used towards the
purchase of a published fare provided that compensation fee
and any other fees are collected.
Please note that an unused published fare ticket cannot be used towards the
purchase of a Family Affair ticket
** an unused Family Affair ticket cannot be used towards the
purchase of another Family Affair ticket when there is a change
in routing **.

Same day stand-by
Domestic Canada: not permitted
Transborder: permitted as per regulations.


Children 2 yrs old and over: charge the applicable adult fare
(Family Affair rate)
Infants under 2 yrs of age: free if not occupying a seat.
One infant may travel with each adult 12 years or over.
International travel: infants travelling free of charge need a ticket.

Schedule change
Family Affair tickets are considered as normal revenue tickets in
terms of schedule change. the standard sked change guidelines

In an irregular operation situation, Fmily Affair passengers are considered as
normal revenue. Passenger protection is offered.

Denied boarding
Family Affair tickets are considered as normal revenue tickets in
terms of denied boarding. the standard corporate policy
applies on this matter.

Not permitted.
Family Affair ticket holders cannot downgrade to Family Affair sell offs.

Seating - advance seat selection
Not permitted.

AEROPLAN mileage -may not- be accumulated on Family Affair tickets.

Lost/stolen ticket
Standard procedures apply

Validation form/identification
Travellers other than Air Canada employees must carry a validation
form certifying that they are eligible family members.
Forms are available from your personnel office, City Sales Office or Airport
Ticket Office.
Fax and photocopies are acceptable in case of emergency only, for
outbound portion. however, the actual form will be required upon inbound.
A validation form may be used for one travel and a new one filled for each
An unused form validated with the employee/retiree travel card is valid for
one year after the date of issue.
Check-in agents will ask passengers to show company id or Family Affair
validation form and will lift the coupon from that validation form. Failing to
present those will result in denied boarding.
It is mandatory that passengers have the PM002 validation form available for
presentation upon request from an Air Canada agent at any time during their
trip. However, the form is not required for ticket issue.
Infants do require a validation form.

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. Computers!
Air Canada advise that negotiations Continue For Computer Purchase Program.
We realize you’re eager to hear more about the Computer Purchase Program. At
this time, we’re still in discussion with several suppliers to ensure we offer
you the best deal. When the program
is finalized, you should be aware that you will deal directly with the
supplier; payments will not be payroll deducted. When we have more information
on the program, we will communicate the details.

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. May Day!
Margaret Cantwell sends us this message -
Ross Secord is in the  Jubilee Hospital, Wing 4,  in Victoria BC, facing
surgery again for his leg which has given him a lot of trouble over the years.
Mrs. Secord and daughter felt there were many of his Air Canada friends who
would probably like to visit him.
The Royal Jubilee hospital,
1900 Fort Street,
Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8
Phone No. for Patient Info.....(250) 370-8244

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. Information for our USA retirees -
Lori Flowers sent us this message -
Just recently, I had a retiree in Canada give me a copy of her "taxable
benefits & allowances"-Fed: statement detailing pass charges.  To my
amazement, each pass (be it to the retiree or partner or family member)
charge was broken down with the following information:
Process Date, Ticket Date, Ticket Number,Amount, Description, and Travel
Description.  This of course seems to be the way deductions should legally
be noted.

We here in the US have been desperately attempting to have this information
given to us.  Pass deductions as you may or not know, are only identified
by "Ac Transp Emp & Prtnr Transp" with all taxes lumped together.  This
makes it impossible to figure out which taxes belong to whom.  Furthermore,
no ticket numbers or other pertinent info is given.  We are repeatedly told
to keep ticket numbers for id/mistake purposes, but how can we readily
identify errors if this necessary information is not properly given.

PLEASE---can you assist us in rectifying this situation.  In the age of
computer technology, there certainly is no excuse for not being provided
with this info.

This is the answer we have received -

The pay stub for employees in Canada is produced by Peoplesoft. It was
to include all pertinent pass charge information.
In the US, our pay checks and pay stubs are produced by ADP. The program used
ADP to produce those checks and stubs does not provide for space to accommodate

all the relevant pass charge information. Because ADP is a third party Company,

unless they change their program to allow for printing of this information,
there is nothing we can do to have this printed on checks/stubs. It is not
expected that ADP will change their program to accommodate our need.
We are currently looking at other options and will advise if and when something

becomes available.
In the meantime, we advise employees/retirees to simply keep track of their
travels and check them off as they are deducted. In cases where charges are in
error, they can simply contact us in People Services and we will verify.

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. The DC-9 saga!
Tom Martin sends this information -
In reading NL 654, I was reminded that since an earlier NL where Keith Rhodes
was wondering about a leased DC9 during Expo year I've been racking my brains
(or what's left of them) to try to remember the airline involved. I see that
Fred Spriggs' memory is better than mine to remember Trans Caribbean. As I
recall this was a dry lease with the crew uniforms in black and I do well
remember flying on it. I was in Chicago trying to get back to Montreal and
despite my POS pass, it was late evening and I was in the Maple Leaf lounge -
if that's what it was called then - when two men and a woman were ushered in. I
didn't pay much attention the guys, my eyes were glued to the gal. She was the
rather stunning Black actress from the original Star Trek and we all sat
chatting until boarding the leased DC9. I may not have remembered the leasing
airline, but I sure remembered her. Cheers - Tom Martin

and from Paul Cooper -
The wet leased DC9 in 1967 operated YUL/JFK return was painted Trans Caribbean
colours and either owned or dry leased by them.
Another airline, I believe it was OverSeas National Airlines, dry leased the
aircraft from Trans Caribbean, and Overseas National wet leased the aircraft to
Air Canada.
P. Cooper

and from Ace McCooll -
I believe the all-Y DC-9s wet-leased during Expo 67 belonged to Sterling
Airlines or Airways of the U.S. Not to be confused with the Danish airline
Sterling. The U.S. one no longer exists.
Jack Desmarais

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. Terry's travel tips.
Visiting the U.K. during July? The Farnborough Air Show runs from July 22
thru 28th.

Cruise deals from Interlining Plus -
Carnival Triumph -7 nights-Eastern Caribbean
February 2nd- $549us-Best Available
Limited Balcony Space Available
Ports of Call: San Juan, St Thomas/St John, & St Croix
Departs Miami at 4pm
taxes additional $27.34us-total per person $576.34us

Sensation - 7 nights-Western Caribbean
February 3rd - $499us Best Available
Limited Oceanview Space Available
Ports of Call: Grand Cayman, Playa del Carmen/Cozumel & New Orleans
Departs Tampa 4 pm
taxes additional $29.29us-total per person $528.28us

Elation - 7 nights-Mexican Riviera
February 3rd - $549us Best Available
Limited Oceanview Space Available
Ports of Call: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan & Cabo San Lucas
Departs LA at 4 pm
taxes additional $30.46us-total per person $579.46us

Carnival Victory - 7 nights-Western Caribbean
February 3rd - $549us Best Available
Limited Oceanview Space Available
Ports of Call: Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Grand Cayman &
Ocho Rios
Departs Miami at 4pm
taxes additional $39.24us-total per person $588.24us
* Because of the limited availability and high demand for this special
offer, please have your booking and credit card information ready
when calling.
Still very limited space still available on the Star Princess March 13, 3
night Mexico cruise but not for long!
More Princess Coastal Cruises
Ocean Princess-2 nights-San Francisco to Vancouver
Inside staterooms from $183us
Sail date: May 4
Departs San Francisco at 4pm
total per person $210.10us

Sun Princess-3 nights-San Francisco to Vancouver
Inside staterooms from $263us
Sail date: May 10
Port of Call: Victoria
Departs San Francisco at 5pm
total per person $281.10us

Sea Princess-3 nights-LA to Vancouver
Inside staterooms from $263us
Sail date: May 8
Departs San Pedro at 5pm
total per person $282.67us
* Because of the limited availability and high demand for these special
offers, please have your booking and credit card information ready
when calling.
All rates are per person based on double occupancy - taxes are not included,
except when specified. All Interline fares are at the discretion of the
particular supplier and C.I.T. reserves the right to secure and\or
obtain alternatives to the above fares offered where conditions warrant.
Interlining Plus (BC reg. 2074-2)
Local phone: 604-606-1700 Toll Free: 1-800-665-3100
Fax: 604-606-1720

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