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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 708,  July 31,  2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2400+

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

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. Definitely should know!
This is the real NetLetter, we are sorry for the confusion and delay, but
gremilns got into our list server. We acknowledge the work done by Alan Rust in
getting us back on line again.

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. Need to know.
Air Canada News:
ZIP Service Takes To The Skies Early This Fall. ZIP Air Inc. (ZIP)  announced
that it will officially take to the skies on Sept. 22, 2002. ZIP will initiate
operations with a total of 15 flights daily, completely replacing existing Air
Canada flights on the following routes:
Vancouver-Edmonton, Edmonton-Winnipeg, and Winnipeg-Calgary. Effective Aug. 8,
2002 customers will be able to book travel on ZIP online at,
through a toll-free call centre or through travel agents. From now until launch
date, the newly painted aircraft in ZIP livery will operate mainly on Tango
routes. For further details, check ZIP's website at

New Travel Agreement Between Air Canada And Calm Air. Since Calm Air is no
longer considered a Tier III carrier, a new travel agreement has been reached
that offers employees the ability to purchase low ZED fare and ID 50 reduced
rate tickets for each other's flights. This replaces the old agreement which
allowed employees from both airlines to use u-write passes.

Changes To Unaccompanied Minor Travel. Effective immediately, children
between the ages of 5-11 must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or
older and confirmed in the same cabin. Children who are 12-15 years old can
travel unaccompanied, but can no longer be escorts for the 5-11 year old
unaccompanied children.

Those families travelling on Family Affair must be in posession of the
authorization form signed by employee/retiree whose id card was used. If this
form is not presented at check-in then denied boarding could occur. These forms
are obtainable from the nearest Airport or City Ticket Office and are valid for
12 months from the date the employee/retiree id card was imprinted.

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Reunion Planned For Pacific Western Airlines Employees. On Aug. 23 and 24, a
PWA Reunion is planned for anyone who previously worked for the airline. The
reunion will be held in Calgary at the Telus Convention Centre. The price of
$85 Cdn per person includes historic presentations, visiting with old friends,
viewing vintage memorabilia, a dinner, dance and a few surprises. For more
information, log on to

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. Found on the internet.
*** Travolta flies for Qantas
Actor John Travolta -- an experienced private pilot -- has agreed to fly his
Boeing 707
around the world in eight weeks to promote Australia's Qantas airline. Qantas
-- an acronym
for the oldest airline in the English-speaking world -- was originally called
Queensland and
Northern Territory Aerial Service. In fact Travolta's 707 was actually in
service for Qantas
in the 1960s. "I don't have my business card, but I do have my Qantas license
and Qantas wings," Travolta said.

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ACRA System Golf Tournament Coming In September. Interested in taking to the
greens in sunny California? If so, keep your calendar open for this year’s ACRA
system golf tournament from Sept. 7-11, in Palm Springs California. The
tournament will be held at the Indian Wells Resort, renowned for hosting the
Bob Hope Desert Classic. Employees and their family and friends are welcome to
participate. For more information, log on to

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Air Canada News:
Air Canada's 65th Anniversary Celebrations - How Would You Like To See Your
Name Displayed On One Of Our Aircraft? To celebrate our rich heritage and the
65th anniversary of our operations, we will paint one of our aircraft with a
unique design, known as the 'Symphony of Voices.' This design will proudly
display a waving Canadian flag that is formed out of tens of thousands of
employee names - bringing together all employees of Air Canada from around the
world in celebration. The 'Symphony of Voices' allows us to feel a deep sense
of pride in our ownership of Air Canada. If you would prefer not to have your
name included in the design, send an e-mail with your name and employee number
to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 9. Employees without e-mail access can send
their name and employee number in a note to Anniversary Event at YUL 1245. Stay
tuned for more exciting details as we plan our 65th Anniversary celebrations!
(We have asked the obvious question - re retirees!!! after all, some of them
were there most of the 65 years- eds )

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. Remember when!
From the January 1947 issue of Between Ourselves, which had been saved all
these years by Reg Watkins, and sent to us by Jim Pearce.

On December 2, 1946 a TCA Lancaster lifted its wheels from a runway at Dorval
Airport and pushed eastwards through the lightly falling snow towards London,
England. As far as trans-oceanic flights are concerned; this one was not
outstanding in its setting, for the same scene had been duplicated many times
before since the inauguration of the TCA operated Canadian Government
Trans-Atlantic service more than three years ago. But the occasion was
auspicious and held great import for the airline, as this flight marked the
thousandth crossing TCA aircraft had made, flying swiftly and safely over the
broad North Atlantic.
In the near future a complete reorganization of our Trans-Atlantic operations
will take place. The familiar C.G. T .A.S. is being dissolved to make way for a
new organization, a subsidiary of TCA, that will be known as Trans-Canada
Atlantic Limited. Through this company, TCA will assume full control and
responsibility for Canadian Atlantic air services.
The faithful, veteran Lancasters that were instrumental in assuring the success
of our Atlantic operations, are soon due for retirement and replacement by the
new North Stars.
Crew for this historic flight was -
Purser J.Champagne, Navigator G.Stringer, Radio Officer Frank Brusafore,
First Officer M.McInnis and Captain J.G.Hames.

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. Where are they now!
CPAir exchanged several B747 aircraft for DC10 aircraft with Pakistan
Airlines -
One B747 was CF-CRA c/n 20801 which was reregistered as AP-BCN.
These aircraft are now being withdrawn from use.

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. In conclusion to her travels through Ireland, Sheila Moscoe sends this -
I would like to thank the following readers who were kind enough to take
the time to write me before I left for Ireland.
Ted from Ireland - yes, I brought my gamp and a gansey - used them every
Jim from Ottawa - thank you for inviting me to your home and sharing
your stories and pictures of Ireland
Russ from dccnet - hope you received many responses like I did
Walter from pathcom - have a wonderful trip in September
Harold from shaw - thank you for the B&B suggestions
Ray from aol - we used some of your route; however, in the other
Dave from telus - thank you for all your suggestions and keeping in
Henry from total - everything you wrote me was correct - including the
dents and scratches on the rental car!
Bye for now,

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. Terry's travel tips.

Dargal has these deals -
This amazing special just came in and we just couldn't wait to send it out!
*** EUROPE ***
August 24 ~ 12 Nights ~ Carnival Legend
ITINERARY: London (Harwich), England; At Sea; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemunde,
Germany; At Sea; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia;
At Sea; Amsterdam, Netherlands; London (Harwich), England
Balcony $824 including port charges!
At this amazing rate, it won't last long, so call Dargal today! 1-800-690-3223
Other deals -
September 3 ~ 22 Nights ~ Holland America's NEW Prinsendam
ITINERARY: Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa
Inside $2139, Oceanview $2499, Balcony $3109, Deluxe Suite $3469
September 25 ~ 18 Nights ~ Holland America's NEW Prinsendam
ITINERARY: Cape Town, South Africa to Mombasa, Kenya
Inside $1739, Oceanview $2039, Balcony $2539, Deluxe Suite $2839
October 13 ~ 20 Nights ~ Holland America's NEW Prinsendam
ITINERARY: Mombasa, Kenya to Malaysia; Singapore
Inside $1899, Oceanview $2239, Balcony $2795, Deluxe Suite $3129
November 2 ~ 18 Nights ~ Holland America's NEW Prinsendam
ITINERARY: Singapore to Sydney, Australia
Inside $1739, Oceanview $2039, Balcony $2539, Deluxe Suite $2839
September 6 ~ 10 Nights ~ Seabourn Spirit
ITINERARY: Tokyo, Japan to Xingang, China Suite $1750
October 6 ~ 10 Nights ~ Seabourn Spirit
ITINERARY: Xingang, China to Hong Kong, China Suite $1750
*** BERMUDA ***
September 1, 8 & 15 ~ 7 Nights ~ NCL's Norwegian Majesty
ITINERARY: Boston, MA return  Inside $549, Oceanview $599, 3rd & 4th $249
September 8, 15, 22 & 29 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Nordic Empress
ITINERARY: New York, New York return Inside $499, Oceanview $599, 3rd & 4th
October 18, November 1 & 8 ~ 7 Nights ~ Celebrity's Mercury
ITINERARY: Miami, Florida return Inside $500, Oceanview $600
*** HAWAII ***
September 25 ~ 12 Nights ~ Carnival's Spirit
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C to Honolulu, Hawaii
Inside $849, Oceanview $1049, Balcony $1199
September 26 ~ 10 Nights ~ Princess' Regal Princess
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C. to Honolulu, Hawaii
Inside $599, Oceanview $799
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
*** EUROPE ***
Visiting Scandanavia
August 3 ~ 14 Nights ~ Celebrity's Constellation
ITINERARY: Dover, England to Harwich, England
Inside $1400, Oceanview $1500, Balcony $1600
August 3, 15 & 27 ~ 12 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
ITINERARY: Harwich, England return Harwich, England
Inside $1199, Oceanview $1299, Balcony $1399
August 10 ~ 14 Nights ~ Seabourn Pride
ITINERARY: London, England return Suite $2450
August 17 ~ 14 Nights ~ Celebrity's Constellation
ITINERARY: Harwich, England return Dover, England
Inside $1400, Oceanview $1500, Balcony $1600
Mediterranian -
August 31 ~ 13 Nights ~ Celebrity's Constellation
ITINERARY: Dover, England Barcelona, Spain
Inside $800, Oceanview $900, Balcony $1000
August 31 ~ 7 Nights ~ Seabourn Legend
ITINERARY: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy to Venice, Italy Suite $1225
September 2 ~ 7 Nights ~ Orient's Marco Polo
ITINERARY: London (Southampton), England to  Lisbon, Portugal
Inside $399, Outside $499
September 16 ~ 8 Nights ~ Orient's Marco Polo
ITINERARY: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italyto Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Inside $599, Outside $699
October 21 ~ 7 Nights ~ Orient's Marco Polo
ITINERARY: Venice, Italy to  Barcelona, Spain Inside $599, Outside $699

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.
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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTERLINING PLUS has these deals -
Regal Princess-10 nights-Vancouver to Hawaii
Inside staterooms $599us, Outside $799us Sail date: Sept 26
South America
Ryndam-18 nights-San Diego to Valparaiso
Inside staterooms $1499us, Outside $1699us Sail date: Jan 6, 2003
Seabourn Spirit-10 nights-Tokyo to Beijing
Outside staterooms $1750us Sail date: Sept 6
Oct 6-Beijing to Hong Kong-$1750us
Seabourn Legend-7 nights-Rome to Venice
Outside staterooms $1225us Sail date: Aug 31
Call 1-800-665-3100 for more information.

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