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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 698 Jun 22/02- The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 698,  June 22nd,  2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2300+

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

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. Nice to know.
Air traffic controllers in Europe are causing delays by strikes. Beware of
this if travelling into Europe.

From the YYZNEWS issued by brian Dunn -
Jazz has introduced a direct flight from Charlottetown PE to Montreal for the
summer season, replacing an Air Canada flight cancelled last winter.
on June 17th Tango by Air Canada launched several new routes including new
services into London and Windsor ON and new service between Halifax and Deer
Lake and Gander. The new London route operates from Halifax to London, then on
to Calgary and Vancouver with a Boeing 737 daily in each direction. The Windsor
service also uses a Boeing 737 daily operating from
Halifax-Ottawa-Windsor-Winnipeg and return.
Air Canada News:
Effective June 22nd, it will provide the only direct and, as of July 11,
non-stop service between Abbotsford and Toronto.

A recent NetLetter gave this announcement -
American Airlines Offers ZED Fares To Air Canada Employees. Effective
immediately, all active and retired Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz employees,
their spouses and dependent children under the age of 21 can travel on American
using a ZED fare.
Here is more information -

American Airlines (aa)
"Codeshare "
Codeshare/affiliated carrier flights are "NOT" eligible under the terms of
this agreement.
"Embargo/blackout "
Contact Employee Travel 1-800-413-1113 or local Reservations office if
outside North America.
Any reduced rate ticket is subject to tax as applicable
Travel permitted as follows:
American Airlines                   (aa)
Executive Airlines                   (ow)
Aamerican Eagle                    (mq)

Embargo/blackout: LIH-LAX-LIH  - 15Jun02 to 15Aug02

Space available ZED -  Zonal Employee Discount

- Personal travel eligible for unlimited zed - zm fares:
Active employee of AC/Tier 2 & 3 with 6 months service
Retired employee
Spouse - legal & common-law partner
Dependent children under 21 years of age

- Eligible for one (1) per year zed - zm:
Parents of Active/Retired employee

Refer to Employee Travel  for eligible Tier carrier description

Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult also on ZED
2-11 years pay 67% of the applicable ZED fare infants - free of charge if not
occupying a seat - require a separate ticket for international travel

Chart-ZED            fares in US$
mileage        (zm)
zone 1             1-450         19
zone 2          451-750         25
zone 3          751-1600       30
zone 4        1601-3200       43
zone 5        3201-4080       50
zone 6        4081-5000       59
zone 7       5001-6100        63
zone 8       6101-9000        70
fares are converted to local currency subject to taxes as applicable

Through the Employee Travel 1-800-413-1113 or nearest Reservations office if
outside North America.
- issued by AC/Tier 2 & 3 - own carrier - valid 90days from date of issue.

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. News from the districts.
Here's an update on Vancouver Pionairs activities:

"16th Annual Pionairs Golf Tournament
George Agnew and Charlie Burtch report that this years Tournament at the
Country Meadows Course in Richmond was again a resounding success. There was
great participation with 65 coming out for the event. The prize winners were:
Mens Low Gross - Peter Rose
Ladies Low Gross - Marie Sharp
Mens Low Net - Roy Aldridge
Ladies Low Net - Carol Estabrook
KP's won by Marie Sharp/Rita Cressy/Pam Koerner/George Agnew. The 17th Annual
is coming up next to be advised.

DATE: July 31, 2002
PLACE:WOODWARDS LANDING, Richmond. From Steveston Highway drive south on #5
Road, take a right onto Dyke Road and you are almost there. Volunteers with
signage will direct you to the available parking which by the way is
limited....we strongly recommend you car pool.
TIME: 1330 start. The BBQ will be served at 1530!
WHAT TO BRING: Your own refreshments (except for soft drinks and coffee), sun
screen and lawn chairs. It's a go rain or shine!!
COST: $12.50 per person - $6.50 for children under 12. Cheque payable to Air
Canada Pionairs to be mailed to Al Yallouz, 57 W42nd Ave, Vancouver, B. C. V5Y
2S8. As numbers are limited to 150 it's a first come first served basis so
don't delay...mail you cheque today. Deadline for receipt is July 24th. We're
planning a great program with games, music, prizes and great food (as always).
Plan to be there! For further information call Jean Chernenko at 604-946-2939
or Al Rogiani at 604-943-4427.

DATE:October 6, 2002
TIME: 11:30AM
PLACE: Richmond Inn, 7751 Westminster Highway, Richmond. Yes we will be back at
this very familiar venue for the first time in a number of years. They are
promising a great luncheon menu.
COST: $22.00 per person
PARKING: FREE. Please use the Parkade adjacent to the hotel. There will be no
need to leave a parking voucher on your dash. Cheques to be received by Al
Yallouz no later than September 26th.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 12th. This special event is again
planned for the Park Plaza/Vancouver Airport Conference Resort, Richmond."

Glen Steeves

From the Courtenay & Comox Pionairs -
Murray Phipps advised us that the monthly luncheon will be on the 27th June
at the
Old House in Courtenay - just next to the 17th Street bridge. Starts at noon,
all retirees welcome. Call (250)334-0807 if you intend going. 

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. Our chief pilot - Vesta - found this -
*** Frisking the innocent
Boston Globe -- Although Al Gore has his faults
not even his most unsparing critic thinks he
might take it into his head to hijack an airplane.
But that didn't stop airport screeners from pulling
him out of line as he was preparing to board a
flight from Washington to Milwaukee last week and
running him through the full ''security'' check:
body scanned, briefcase rifled, underwear pawed
through. And it didn't stop them from doing it to
him again the next day when he flew to New York.
And so the 45th vice president of the United
States now has something in common with arthritic
grandmothers, diaper-wearing 2-year-olds, members
of Congress, and even the 44th vice president, Dan
Quayle: All have been subjected to pointless
airport searches that had nothing to do with
security and everything to do with political correctness.

" ' "

. May Day.
Regarding the "May Day" request from Sheila Moscoe for information on
Ireland. I am planning a similar trip for September and could I be added to the
request list for hotels and B&Bs in the Emerald Isle. Cheers,
Russ Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. From your co-pilot.
During our recent sojourn to the old country, my wife and I experienced this
security method at  Teeside airport UK when travelling standby to Heathrow -
After placing our carry-on baggage on the conveyer belt prior to it being
screened, my wife and I, as were all other passengers when their turn came,
were asked to stand at a certain point, and a photograph was taken, the result
came up on a nearby computer screen. The operator then attached a bar coded
strip on each of the boarding cards. When departing the lounge, where the
ticket coupon is lifted, the bar code is swiped and the resulting picture on
the near screen is compared with the presenter. We are not sure what happens if
the picture and person do not match - we were lucky, the flight was wide open
and we had not aged too much waiting for the flight to be called!
On a subsequent flight from Gatwick to Barcelona, we noticed the camera at the
baggage screening and, when we were not invited to have our pictures taken I
mentioned what happend at Teeside - we were told that the photo system is only
for UK internal flights.

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. Terry's travel tips.
The only low-cost, hassle-free way to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted from
- pick up outside terminal doors
- convenient drop-off points throughout London
- booking not necessary, just jump on.
It's easy to book,
- call 08707 747 777 for info & booking
- Buy you ticket on the bus or at the airport.
GBP10.00 return or gbp7.00 one way.

From: James Rose - Your Interline Cruise Expert
Subject: Interline Cruise Specials
(prices are time sensitive - not guaranteed until booked)
Just received some new Carnival
cruise specials for interliners:
(certain dates from now to December)
-4 nights from L.A. $180
-3 nights from L.A. $180
-3 nights from Pt.Canaveral $140
-4 nights from Pt.Canaveral $140
-3 nights from Miami $140
-4 nights from Miami $150
-5 nights from Miami $240
-4 nights from Galveston $250
-5 nights from Galveston $200
-7 nights from New Orleans $290
-7 nights from Pt.Canaveral $290
-7 nights from L.A. $390
-7 nights from Miami $190
-7 nights from Tampa $260
-7 nights Alaska $230
-12 nights - Hawaii $810
port charges & taxes are additional
(starting at about $115)
information: (204) 889-3885

Dargal has these deals -
Club Med Sandpiper (Florida) ~ Village for Families
Now through August 3: $95 CAD per person/night (approx. $60 USD)
*UNLIMITED GOLF* Receive unlimited green fees and golf cart on a three night
stay for only an additional $59 CAD! 4 night stay: $69 CAD, 1 week: $189 CAD!
High in the Sierra Madres southwest of Mexico City.
4 Night package for just $529 USD per person!
(Roundtrip transfers are an additional $90 USD per person)
Taxes Included, Valid to December 18
September 8, 15, 22 & 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, November 3, 10 & 17, December
1, 8 & 15 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival's Elation
ITINERARY: Los Angeles, California return
September 8 - September 29: Oceanview $646
October 6 - December 15: Oceanview $561
*** TAHITI ***
June  28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 ~ 7 Nights ~ Windstar's Wind Song
ITINERARY: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia return
Oceanview $645
*** ALASKA ***
July 5 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Summit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.; to Seward, Alaska
July 5: Inside $450, Oceanview $550, 3rd & 4th $450
July 5 & 19 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Seward, Alaska; to Vancouver, B.C.
July 5 & 19: Inside $349, Oceanview $549, 3rd & 4th $349
ITINERARY: Anchorage (Seward), Alaska  to  Vancouver, B.C.
July 10 & 24: Inside $549, Oceanview $649
June 29, July 6 & 13 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C return
June 29: Inside $599, 3rd & 4th $599
July 6 & 13: Inside $649, 3rd & 4th $549
CRUISES: Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double
occupancy) and are subject to change, availability and eligibility. PORT
CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. Government taxes/fees are additional. Offers apply to new
bookings only, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.
RESORTS: Rates are land only, per person/per night and based on double
occupancy. Approximated USD rates are based on exchange rate at time of
printing and may vary. Rates are subject to availability, eligibility and are
subject to change without notice. Club Med rates do not include membership fee.
For more information on these and other specials, contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 (North America)
International: (Country Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283

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. Smilie.
Ted Tierney sent this one -

Mid journey and the ferry boat engine breaks down. Moments later the second
engine fails as well. "Captain to passengers ... Captain to passengers
... we have a problem, we have a problem.. The bad news is that our engines
are broken down. Now for the good news. This is a ferryboat not an

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