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T H E                    _| TCA |_
_|| AIR |/|_
N E T L E T T E R   >  CANADA   <
( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 814 Feb 24th., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+

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

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. Must know.
Please be reminded!
Effective March 01 2004, Canadian and US citizens require valid passport to
enter Barbados!
Thx and Regards, jc
John V Cavill
Area Representative Atlantic Canada
Barbados Tourism Authority

" ' "

. News from the districts.
Dave Hempsall of the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island sends us this -
Victoria’s Spring Lunch On Thursday April 1st:
Will be held in the West Ball Room at the Harbour Towers Hotel, 345 Quebec
Street, Victoria. Entrance to the Ball Room is off Quebec Street just west
of the main hotel entrance. Social hour 11:30 – 12:30 followed by a cold
lunch…soup, croissant sandwiches and wraps, salad, fruit bowl, bars and
squares tea or coffee. Send cheque no later than March 17th (post dated if
you wish) to Treasurer: Marjorie Thorpe, 1769 Astra Rd., Comox, V9M 4B6.
Cost is $16.00 pp. Includes taxes and gratuities.

The Courtenay and Comox Pionairs on Vancouver Island has planned their
monthly luncheon for the Kingfisher Hotel on the Old Island Highway, south
of Courtenay, at noon on Thursday February 26th. All are welcome. Call Eric
van der Holt 250-897-0322 for more details.

" ' "
.Found on the internet.
Air France -
Each customer taking a return flight from London Heathrow, Manchester and
London City to Paris in either l'Espace Affaires (business class) or Tempo
Challenge (premium economy) before 4 April will receive two economy tickets
to anywhere in metropolitan France, completely free.

Air Canada welcomed today an announcement by the Alberta government
eliminating the aviation fuel tax for international flights, and encouraged
all governments and authorities to follow in Alberta's steps in the
reduction of taxes and fees imposed on the aviation industry.
(Don't ask - eds!)

" ' "
. Terry's travel tips.
-----------CALL NOW TO BOOK at 1-866-279-8480 --------------
---------------NO PROCESSING/BOOKING FEE------------------
----------OPEN TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOO--------------
Package includes
Round trip air from Vancouver (BC)
Round trip transfers to the Resorts
3 meals daily plus snacks
All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 9am-1am)
Non Motorized water sports
Daily activities
Evening entertainment
CANCUN – 27Feb 2004 - 7 nights package
Barcelo Club Las Perlas – $958 CAD (799 US ) Per person based on double
CANCUN - 29Feb - 7 nights package
Caribbean Village Canun - $1198 CAD (999 US ) Per person based on double
Oasis Cancun - $1498 (1249 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
PUERTO VALLARTA - 28Feb - 7 nights package
Hacienda - $978 CAD (815 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
Pl De Oro - $1098 CAD (915 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
Buenaventura - $1118 CAD (932US ) Per person based on double occupancy
VARADERO CUBA - 01 & 02Mar - 7 nights package
Brisas Del Carib - $1398 CAD (1165 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
Sol Sirenas Coral- $1448 CAD (1209 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
Melia Las America- $1618 CAD (1349 US ) Per person based on double occupancy
HOLGUIN – Cuba - 02Mar - 7 nights package
LTI Costa Verde Beach Resort - $1198 CAD (999 US ) Per person based on double
Sol Rio de Luna y Mares - $1198 CAD (999 US ) Per person based on double
PUNTA CANA – Dominican Republic - 26Feb - 7 nights package
Santana Beach Jr. Suite- $1098 CAD (915 US ) Per person based on double
Santana Beach One Bedroom - $1158 CAD (965 US ) Per person based on double
Above prices does not include taxes (Between $150-$200 CAD ($125 to 175 US))
For information and reservations, please call
INTERLINE WORLD VACATIONS AT 1-866-279-8480 toll free
or (604) 279-8482
(Note: this company will be at the A.G.M. - eds)
Interliningplus has these deals -
$149 CAD
Pick up truck with 5th wheel trailer, sleeps up to 3 adults + 2 children.
Ideal for 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children
1200 free kilometers (.29 per additional kilometer)
Deluxe Camper Van or Super Camper Van
Suitable for 2 adults
2500 free kilometers (.29 per additional kilometer)
24 Foot Motorhome
Suitable for 2 adults
2500 free kilometers (.29 per additional kilometer)
Rent between April 1 - May 31
(must drop vehicle at destination by May 31st)
Included: 12 days usage - Insurance - Linens and Kitchen Gear - One way
drop off charge - Additional driver coverage
Not included: Airfare - Fuel - Campground Fees and Park Charges
Interlining Plus
Local phone: 604-606-1700 Toll Free: 1-800-665-3100
Fax: 604-606-1720
(Note: this company will be at the A.G.M. - eds)
Some great specials -
Come visit for these and more specials for you:
February Interline Ski Special - Canadian Rockies Lodging Company
Fernie Alpine Resort the mountain with legendary powder and limitless terrian.
Stay and Play at Riverside Mountain Lodge!
3 nights accommodation and 3 days skiing or riding! Packages from $349
CAD/279 USD per person.
Kimberley Alpine Resort Mark Creek Lodge is in the heart of Downtown
Kimberley. A ski package including three nights accommodation with three
days skiing is available starting from:
$239.00 CAD /$189.00 USD per person

The Deer Lodge - Lake Louise has an outdoor roof-top hot tub that is one of
the hotel's most delightful features. Experience the natural beauty of this
historic, quaint hotel that was built in 1921Packages are available that
Three nights accommodation. And three days of skiing.
Starting from $299 CAD/$239 USD per person.

Doug and Jenny are looking for renters for their house in New Zealand for a
three month period, starting the end of April.
Full details and photos can be found if you follow this link:,No

Bangkok Rama Place (Baan Siri)
Bangkok Rama Place is a comfortable hotel and resort which has all the
amenities one needs for a holiday or business trip. The rooms are spacious
and the facilities clean and convenient. The hotel staff are friendly and
courteous with Thai warm hospitality.

For bookings we give special THB 3200 for four days stay
include airport pick up and daily breakfast buffet. That's just $90.00USD
or $70.00EUR or $120.00CAD!!

Non smoking room or bungalow as requested Hostelling International
[HI]members are welcome with special budgeted bunk bed stay at THB 300 per
bunk per night with breakfast. ***HI welcome stamps needed for first 6
nights for non HI-member and airport pick up are complementary and include
in the rent rate of THB1200, net, per room per night

" ' "
. Smilie supplied by Art Kupchanko (Pionair)
A US Air Force C-141 is scheduled to leave Thule Air Base, Greenland at
midnight. During the pilot's preflight check, he discovers that the latrine
holding tank is still full from the last flight. So a message is sent to
the base and an airman who was off duty is called out to take care of it.

The young man finally gets to the air base and makes his way to the
aircraft, only to find that the latrine pump truck has been left outdoors
and is frozen solid so he must find another one in the hangar, which takes
even more time.
He returns to the aircraft and is less than enthusiastic about what he has
to do. Nevertheless, he goes about the pumping job deliberately and
carefully (and slowly) so as to not risk criticism later.

As he's leaving the plane the pilot stops him and says, "Son, your attitude
and performance has caused this flight to be late and I'm going to
personally see to it that you are not just reprimanded but punished."

Shivering in the cold, his task finished, he takes a deep breath, stands up
tall and says, "Sir, with all due respect, I'm not your son; I'm an Airman
in the United States Air Force. I've been in Thule, Greenland for 11 months
without any leave and reindeer are beginning to look pretty good to me. I
have one stripe; it's two-thirty in the morning, the temperature is 40
degrees below zero and my job here is to pump *$#^ from your aircraft...
Now, just exactly what form of punishment did you have in mind?!"

" ' "

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