The NetLetter #931
The NetLetter
Since Oct/95 July 8, 2006


Number 931

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Air Canada News

Reader Feedback

Terry's Travel Tips


AC Heritage Poster



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About us!

Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for those ex Air Canada types who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. It was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then finally simplified to just "The NetLetter".

We believe that our NetLetter, which originates from Vancouver Island, was the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for retirees of Air Canada.

The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.

Our 'NetLetter' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NetLetter'. Please forward this to other retirees who can then subscribe right from the forwarded link at the bottom of this email.


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Dear NetLetter,

Delayed again! But I'm back now so future issues should be on time.

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Vesta, Terry and Alan thank you for your co- operation.

  • Nice to know...
  • Vesta

    Air Canada and Jazz will launch twice weekly, non-stop service to Las Vegas from both Edmonton and Winnipeg on September 7. The only daily non-stop flights from Calgary-Palm Springs will then launch on December 15.
    Edmonton-Las Vegas: Non-stop flights on Thursdays and Sundays depart Edmonton at 19:25, arriving in Las Vegas at 21:20; depart Las Vegas at 22:15, arriving in Edmonton at 02:25. All flights are onboard the 120-seat Airbus 319 aircraft.
    Winnipeg-Las Vegas: Non-stop flights on Thursdays and Sundays depart Winnipeg at 21:40, arriving in Las Vegas at 23:00; depart Las Vegas at 23:55, arriving in Winnipeg at 04:50. All flights are onboard the Jazz operated, made- in-Canada 75- seat Bombardier CRJ-705 jet.
    Calgary-Palm Springs: Daily, non-stop flights depart Calgary at 09:00, arriving in Palm Springs at 10:55; depart Palm Springs at 11:30, arriving in Calgary at 15:38. All flights are onboard the Jazz operated, made-in-Canada 75-seat Bombardier CRJ- 705 jet.

    By summer 2006, Air Canada and Jazz will have introduced 11 new non-stop routes from western Canada:

    March 1 Calgary-New York (JFK)
    March 2 Edmonton-Montreal
    April 8 Fort McMurray-St. John's via Toronto
    May 1 Edmonton-Los Angeles
    June 16 Abbotsford-Toronto
    July 3 Calgary-Yellowknife
    July 4 Edmonton-Yellowknife
    August 1 Edmonton-Victoria
    August 1 Edmonton-Kelowna
    August 1 Calgary-Comox
    August 1 Winnipeg-London (Ontario)

  • Air Canada News
  • In April, Air Canada tested Tetra Pack containers for serving wine in Hospitality Class. The test was done after an employee suggested the packs could replace bottles in order to reduce weight and save fuel costs. It's estimated the Tetra Packs would reduce aircraft weight by approximately 50 kg per international flight.

  • Reader Feedback
  • The 5TH Annual Crew Sched get together will be held on July 22, (Sat) at 14:00 hours at:


  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • If, and when, travelling in St.Petersburg be aware that to take photos and/or videos in some palaces requires a charge - Catherine's, Peterhof and Yusupov charge us$5.00 for camera and us$8.00 for video St. Isaac Cathedral charge us$3.00 for both Church of Spilled Blood charge us$3.00 for both Hermitage Museum charges us$4.00 for camera and us$11.00 for video.
    During my recent visit, the tour guide collected the monies on the coach when I visited the Catherine's Palace, but nothing was collected when we visited St. Isaac's catherdal.
    At no time did there seem to be any "sticker" or other indication to verify a charge having been paid - so ..........

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  • Smilie
  • Smiley

    If you're ever faced with a forced landing at night, turn on the landing lights to see the landing area. If you don't like what you see, turn 'em back off.

  • AC Heritage Poster
  • Enjoy this visual display of Air Canada’s historic fleet from its beginning in 1937 to the present including aircraft from:
    - Trans-Canada Airlines
    - Canadian Airlines
    - Pacific Western
    - Eastern Provincial
    - Nordair
    - Transair
    and Wardair

    This 68 x 96 cm (27 x 38 inch) poster is printed in full colour on high quality paper and depicts over 300 aircraft and liveries flown by Air Canada throughout its history.

    The cost of the poster is $24.99 plus tax and shipping where applicable. This is a great gift for reunions, retirements and birthday gifts, etc.

    A donation is made to Dreams Take Flight for each poster that is sold.

    More info here
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