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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 713 Aug 17/02 - The NetLetter
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N E T L E T T E R   >  CANADA   <
( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 713  Aug 17th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2500+
Circulation: 2500+

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

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. Need to know.
Employee Travel Website And Speech Recognition Are At Your Service! As
active or retired self-ticketing employees, you have access to an
assortment of convenient travel tools. With these tools at your service,
you’re expected to use them. The Employee Travel Services Call Centre has
been instructed to not process employee requests except in the case of;
employees travelling on business who don’t have access to a computer,
and/or are calling outside of normal business hours, as well as requests
for ID, ZED and Family Affair tickets. For all other requests, ETS agents
will re-direct employees back to our self-service tools, the Employee
Travel Website and Speech Recognition. If you don’t have access to a
computer at home, we suggest you access the Internet through your family
and friends, the local library or an Internet café.
(Note: If using either the computer facilities at the local library or an
Internet Cafe, ensure you have signed off before leaving the computer to
ensure the integrity of the records - eds)

We received a query about the use of the Maple Leaf lounges while
travelling on C1/J10 pass -
Employee Travel & Recognition sends this response -

Maple Leaf Lounge access for employees/retirees travelling for pleasure
is restricted to those travelling on PJ2/J05 Service Anniversary passes
only. C1/J10 purchase gives you a high space available priority with J
class seating if it is available, but no lounge privileges   

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. Nice to know.
Ray Stevens sent this message -
Have just used the internet, as instructed in your Nettletter #712, to
for travel on Austrian Airlines.
It was speedy and simple! What a timesaver! Even received an email reply with
all the details.
Ray Stevens (FLL)

If the company is moving to a zonal type of charge, here are some mileages
for your forward planning! For information only. (E&OE)

Bermuda (BDA) 868 mi
Deer Lake NF (YDF) 415 mi
Edmonton AB (YEG) 2290 mi
Fredericton NB (YFC) 162 mi
Gander NF (YQX) 506 mi
Iles Madeleine QC (YGR) 194 mi
London (Heathrow), England (LHR) 2851 mi
Moncton City NB (YQM) 102 mi
Montreal (Dorval) QC (YUL) 500 mi
Newark NJ (EWR) 613 mi
Ottawa ON (YOW) 593 mi
Quebec QC (YQB) 402 mi
Saint John NB (YSJ) 120 mi
St John's NF (YYT) 547 mi
Stephenville NF (YJT) 345 mi
Sydney NS (YQY) 189 mi
Toronto (Pearson) ON (YYZ) 801 mi
Vancouver BC (YVR) 2755 mi
Winnipeg MB (YWG) 1602 mi
Yarmouth NS (YQI) 146 mi

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.  Andy Narayan has sent this bio -
My first name is Anantha my last name is Narayan. I live in Montreal. My
last title with Air Canada was Manager Cargo Tariffs.I started working for
Air Canada at Montreal On 1968 at PVM. Started with passenger and cargo.
Posted in Singapore as in charge of cargo for Asia. Retired on 1991.
Started working for Air Transat until 1996. 97-98 did consulting for BWIA.
After that enjoy golfing and travelling.The  Thank you. Most of the people
know me by Andy Narayan.

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.  Star Alliance News. 
Mexicana To Cease Operations To Buenos Aires. Due to Argentina’s severe
economic crisis, Mexicana will cease operations to Buenos Aires as of
September 1. Mexicana was the only carrier to link Mexico directly with
Argentina five times a week.

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. Remember when!
AirBC was born in 1980 after an amalgamation of seven small airlines
named Airwest Airlines,  Pacific Coastal Airlines, Gulf Air Aviation,
Island Airlines Haida Airlines, Trans-Provincial Airlines and West Coast Air.
On September 22nd 2002, the name AirBC will be gone as the airline,
together with Air Nova, Air Ontario and Canadian Regional will be renamed
Air Canada Jazz.

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. Found on the internet.
BALSA WOOD WINGING OVER THE ATLANTIC: We've seen a lot of far-fetched
aviation record attempts, but this one is new even to us. It seems a
group of Maryland model-plane enthusiasts are hoping to fly a remote-
controlled balsa-wood model across the Atlantic Ocean. Maynard Hill, a
retired Silver Spring, Md., aeronautical engineer, and his cohorts are
ready to go with an 11-pound, 6-foot-wingspan model airplane. The group
is in Newfoundland, awaiting the right winds and weather to launch from
Cape Spear on the Canadian peninsula -- the easternmost tip of North
America -- and land some 30 to 40 hours later in Ireland.

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. Visiting Brazil?
Jane deVries an active employee at YEG Int'l airport customer  service
agent. I have a strong connection in Brazil that has allowed me to put
together an incredible interline 8day8night tour starting in Rio deJaneiro
and  visiting 3 cities. My connection and I will both
be on the tour and we have put together a web site for you to see the full
itenerary and booking procedures.
There is a high interest and it starts Oct 24-Nov 1 2002. I have been
to Brazil many times and have hosted Brazilian university students and have
remained  very close to them. Because of this I have been able to put
together a deal that you couldn't possibly match if you went to Brazil on
your own.
On my behalf my  Brazilian connection has secured pricing that is roughly
half of what it would normally be for the equivalent tour. The tour price
includes all meals, various
tours, entertainment/samba shows boat tours. all inclusive 5 star resort
and 4 star hotel, bus transportation to all destinations and more. AC flies
direct to Sao  Paulo and Varig,Star Alliance member with low ZED fares to
Rio. There are many more options to get there.
Please check out our website at
for a complete itenerary and Visa information.
email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. News from the districts.
From the Vancouver Island & Gulf Island District -
The Annual CAIRE golf tourney, now renamed Pionairs tourney was held at
the Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club on Wednesday August 14th. 37 players
were in attendance. First foursome due to tee off at noon, but there was
almost an hours delay, which was used as an excuse for poor play by those
who considered their play was - well - poor!
The Trophy will be presented at the next Pionairs meeting October 3rd in

After some 'seasonal adjustments' by David North to the scores handed
in, the following are the official results -

LOW NET                BRIAN MacCOURT
LOW GROSS -- MEN        BRAIN MacCOURT [on count-back]

(Interline golf shirts donated by Lisa Hartman of Interlining Plus)

We thank Bill Wood for all his work for another succesful afternoon, and he
tells us that we can do it all over again next year with a tentative
schedule for Wednesday August 13th
2003 at Noon.

From the Eastern Ontarion Newsletter -
Executives for Sept 1st 2002 thru Sept 1st 2004 -
Jess Rougeau          District Director
Pat Hare                  Past District Director
Bruce Wanamaker    Treasurer
Glee Shapiro            Membership
Robert Holmgren      Website co-ord
Ilene Pedwell            Social
Joint luncheon Eastern Ontarion and Quebec Districts -
Sept 25th at Le Biftheque St. Sauveur QC
$15.00 pp incl tax & service. Bar 12:00 lunch 12:30
Deadline Sept 12th
Christmas luncheon Ottawa
Dec 5th at Capones Restaurant, Nepean Sportsplex
$20.00 pp incl tax and gratuities.
Contact Bruce Wanamaker on (613)521-1838 for more details

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. Terry's travel tips.
Premium - 5 star - Holland America
(friends) MUST BOOK & PAY BY: Friday, August 23
7 Night Caribbean cruise from Ft.Lauderdale:
September 1: western Caribbean
September 8: eastern Caribbean
Interline: $280 pp
Friends: $335 pp
(port charges $119 pp & taxes $81.50 or $61.60 pp)
(outside at additional cost)
Usual terms & conditions apply, including per person
plus port & taxes, USA funds, rates & space not
guaranteed until booked and paid.
information: (204) 889-3885
fax: (204) 889-3885
reservations: (204) 889-3885 & (800) 414-8091
rate is converted from Canadian to USA and the
rate of 63c is used - your rate may be different,and must be paid in full
at time of booking.

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