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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 740 Dec 3rd.,  2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2500+

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

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. Need to know.

. Employee Travel & Recognition advise that -
Subject: Re: FEDEX Discounts for Retirees

Yes, the retirees are included in the new revised agreement. I will contact
and ensure that all of their stations are informed accordingly.

Helping you get SET to use the Employee Travel Site. Starting Dec. 16, the
Employee Travel Site (ETS), formerly known as the Employee Travel Website, will
be enhanced to give you access to such features as ticketless travel and
segment pricing. Information about these and other changes to Employee Travel,
were outlined in September in the “Streamlining Employee Travel” document. For
a copy of this document, visit the Pionairs web site via A User
Guide, explaining the new processes, will be sent by company mail to all active
employees, and externally (by mail) to retirees and employees on a leave of
absence during the week of Dec. 9. You’re reminded to use the ETS and Speech
Recognition to arrange for all personal travel bookings.

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. Winair of the Dutch Antilles, based in St. Maarten, has retired its oldest
Twin Otter
c/n 543 which carried out its last flight on July 30th., 2002. The aircraft
has reached
the end of its life cycle with 132,000 landings. It was purchased brand new
in 1977.
The company believes that it is the first airline to cycle out this type of
aircraft and
is the highest utiliser of Twin Otters worldwide. The airframe has been sold
Bombardier for research purposes.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Travelling to Aussie & New Zealand?
From Ruth Stratton (retired Air Canada Customer Sales & Service Agent)
Here are some websites that will give you information:
New Zealand:
Health: - Travel Advice by Country
- Immunisations
Department of Foreign Affairs:
Lots of interesting info to be found if you hunt around.
Good Luck - Ruth Stratton

Dolores Huard sends this information -
I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Select at Toronto airport for
$75.00 plus tax because it was a Wednesday, but they offer even lower
rates from Thurs. to Sun. The service is excellent and they of course
also offer free shuttle to and from the airport.

Visiting Edinburgh?
The Coach House an 1815 coach house at 8 Dean Bank Lane, Edinburgh has
accommodations at gbp27.50 per person per night. Continental breakfast
per person. The coach house is just 15 minutes from Princess Street.
Phone 0131-3432186
Or a visit to France?
Just 5 hours south west of Paris the Hotel L'Enclose has 6 cottages all
over 250 years
old for rent between May 1 thru Oct 1 from 70 euros to 145 euros per day.
Breakfast optional at 8.00 euros per person.
Hotel L'Enclos in Perigord at pregelier, 24390 Hautefort, France
Phone 33 05 53511140  fax 33 05 53503721

Visiting Australia?
Rainforest Grove Holiday Resort Cairns
Rainforest Grove offers the convenience of modern living with the natural
splendour of a superb rainforest setting. A stream meanders through the
rainforest and both can be enjoyed by using one of the walkways and bridges-
stop a while and feed the fish and turtles. Rainforest Grove is conveniently
situated just four kilometres from the city centre and harbour and three
minutes walk to the Festival Fair Shopping Centre. We are located on a major
city bus route. We also provide a courtesy bus for airport pick-ups ( free of
One Bedroom (min. 7 nights) $65.00 (normally AUD$100)
Two Bedroom (min. 5 nights) $92.00 (normally AUD$115)
Two bedroom (min 7 nights) $ 85.00 (normally AUD$115)
Rainforest Grove Holiday Resort
40-42 Moody Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: +61 7 40536366
Toll Free: 1800 816 366
Fax: +61 4032 1243
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Web Site:

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. Smilies.
Words that signal caution in vacation-spot literature -
- Still no sign of the Africanized bees!
- Local town council have passed a curdew on motor cycles for 2 am.
- All our staff have been vacinated against Ebola.
- Bring your laptop so that you can enjoy sea views on our web site.
- Jailed tourists are usually pardoned just before execution date.
- Our lodge is almost road accessible.
- Well stocked with antidotes to most local poisons.
- You'll welcome our complimentary antacid tablets in our dining room.
- Protection from wild animals assured by our full time sharpshooter.
- The local police morality squad advises that the hotel 'hostesses must
vacate guest's suites before 3 am.
- Beaches are mine swept regularly for your safety and comfort.
- Political changes keep the streets humming.

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