In October 1995, we started issuing the NetLetter. This year, October 2016, is our 21st anniversary.

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Here is the first issue from October 1995...

This communication is an attempt by two Pionairs, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker to establish a 'netletter' of interest to, principally, Pionairs who have email addresses. As Pionairs, our only contact for information is through the company newsletter - Horizons - and the 1-800 number for CIC daily info, which seems to refer us to various CIC pages for which we have no access. The contents of our 'netletter' can be anything which is considered of interest to ex Air Canada types, permanent employees and relatives.

Subjects can be information on good accommodations, inexpensive trips or, maybe, someone you may have lost contact with. This 'netletter' is not sponsored by the executive of Air Canada Pionairs, but is intended to make use of the new technology to dispense information which may be of interest. We welcome comments and information - non controversial - which can be included in subsequent 'netletter's, but NOT advertising.

Here goes ...

Reminder - Single status retirees must nominate their travel partner for 1996 by completing and returning the Travel Entitlement form by Oct 16 1995.


Industry Travel announces that, effective Oct 1/95, Revenue Canada will be implementing the Aviation Travel Tax upon the service charge for passes. Details on how this will be applied will be advised through Horizons. Airlines in Canada are vigorously opposing this tax.

Effective Oct 1/95, K.L.M. are no longer part of the MEDTA system, therefor ID50% and ID90% tickets will no longer be issued until a new agreement is negotiated. Tickets issued prior to Oct 1/95 will be honoured.

New Non-revenue dress code - effective Oct 1/95. Air Canada will adopt a more casual dress code for its non-revenue and reduced rate (ID) customers in order to have a better balance with the attire worn by many of the revenue customers. For travel in Executive class, men will no longer be required to wear either a jacket or tie, and women are no longer required to wear either stockings or hosiery. Attire in Executive Class should be in the mode of casual business. That means clean jeans can be worn in Hospitality, but don't expect to be upgraded! This now makes it extremely difficult to spot fellow 'cons' who may have a better priority that you!

The Travel Partner program consists of SPACE AVAILABLE, HOSPITALITY class tickets which can be used on any AIR CANADA routes ONLY. This excludes the use on either AC Connector, Continental or code-sharing partners.

A BBS operating in the YVR area called ACRA Airlines BBS can be contacted on 1-604-541-1878, this BBS is run by an Air Canada employee and has excellent information available including the latest Air Canada flight schedule which can be downloaded.

The Vancouver Island Pionairs fall luncheon
Place: Princess Mary Restaurant, 358 Harbour, Victoria
Date: Tuesday October 24th 1995
Time: Cocktails 11.30 am Buffet 12.30 pm
Price: $15.50 per person by October 16th 1995
Cheques payable to Air Canada Pionairs
Mail: c/o Saville Hambleton
1657 Barrett Drive, Sidney, BC, V8L 4Z1

That's it for this time, please we need your input, comments and email addresses of any others interested to

Vesta Stevenson
Terry Baker
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