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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 822 April 25th., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


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


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. Must know!
INFO FOR EMPLOYEES TRAVELLING TO CHINA....
ON APR 12 ON MY RETURN TO YVR ON FLT 030 WE LEFT A LOT OF EMPLOYEES BEHIND
DUE TO CARGO..TOTAL PAX LOAD INCLUDING MY PARTY WAS 170....SO THAT LEFT A
LOT OF OPEN SEATS..A FEW DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE THE FLT WAS OVER SOLD BY 96
IN Y CLASS. SOME EMPLOYEES OR RETIRED ONES HAD BEEN STUCK THERE FOR 4 DAYS..
SEVERAL ZED FARE TICKETS VIA UNITED OR OTHER AIRLINES IS A MUST..
ED JOHNSON
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. Nice to know.
Making the travel experience easier – Air Canada introduces free Internet
access at selected airports. Over the next few weeks, Air Canada will
introduce Internet Podiums for customers to use free of charge to purchase
tickets, modify existing online changeable reservations, as well as to use
a Latitude pass flight credit. The Internet Podium will be linked to
www.aircanada.com . In addition, it may be used by active or retired
employees to access the Employee Travel Site, at www.travel.aircanada.ca ,
to list for flights.

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Spread the word… it’s business as usual at Air Canada. We need your help.
With all the news about our current situation, customers and potential
clients may express concern or anxiety about making their travel plans with
Air Canada. We are asking employees and retirees, and their families, to
act as ambassadors for the company and to loudly and repeatedly reassure
and encourage friends, neighbours and acquaintances to continue booking Air
Canada with confidence. As Robert has stated, we are about to enter the
strongest travel period of the year with our cash balances in a healthy
position. It’s business as usual at Air Canada.

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Air Canada news.
Non-stop service from Toronto to Hong Kong with A340-500 to begin this
summer. With the delivery this summer of our first A340-500 aircraft, today
we announced the introduction of first-ever non-stop service from Toronto
to Hong Kong. The A340-500 is the world’s longest range airliner and
features lie-flat seats, and state-of-the-art entertainment. Effective Aug.
1, our new daily non-stop service, with a flight time of 15.5 hours, will
link eastern North America and southeast Asia with daily flights that will
cut more than four and a half hours travel time compared to other carriers’
best routings. Executive First will feature industry leading lie-flat seats
and Hospitality Service customers will enjoy, for the first time,
individually controlled video on demand with personal monitors at each
seat. The delivery of the two Airbus A340-500 aircraft will occur this
summer following successful negotiations with the Air Canada Pilots
Association (ACPA) to facilitate the expedited introduction of the ultra
long range aircraft to our fleet.

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. The following message is from Diane Carignan,
Manager Internal Communications, Aeroplan -
Get your American Express AeroplanPlus card soon!
Thanks to the Aeroplan-American Express partnership, active and retired Air
Canada mainline, Air Canada Jazz, Air Canada Jetz, Air Canada Vacations,
Destina and ZIP employees can take advantage of a great offera $50 rebate
on the annual fee for any of the three Cardsthe American Express
AeroplanPlus, AeroplanPlus Gold or AeroplanPlus Platinum.

To choose the Card that’s right for you, click on the link to the American
Express website www.americanexpress.ca/appemployeeoffer, where you’ll find
a detailed description of each Card’s features, Aeroplan mileage
accumulation rate and annual fee.

Become a Charter Membersign up for an American Express AeroplanPlus Gold or
Platinum Card before December 31, 2004 and earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles equal
to 10 per cent of your monthly purchases made on the Card.

Here’s what to do to take advantage of this great offer:
Complete and submit an application form:
·    On-line, by clicking here www.americanexpress.ca/appemployeeoffer
·    By telephone, by calling the American Express Customer Service team 1
(866) 507-2639.

Note: Airport-related benefits such as access to the Maple Leaf Lounge and
Arrivals Lounge and Priority check-in are reserved exclusively for
Cardholders travelling on confirmed, same-day revenue tickets on any fare
for a flight operated by Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Jazz, a Star
Alliance carrier or Air Canada codeshare. Individuals travelling using
their travel privileges, for personal or business reasons, are not entitled
to these airport-related benefits.

How to get the $50 reimbursement
·    Retirees are not required to obtain a signature to confirm their
eligibility for this offer.
·    Return your completed Reimbursement Form to American Express by fax 1
(888) 238-7946 or mail it to American Express Customer Service, Box 7,000,
Station B, Willowdale, ON M2K 2R6.

Note: The full fee will appear on your first American Express AeroplanPlus
billing statement and should be paid. The $50 rebate will be applied as a
credit on a future billing statement, based upon receipt of your
Reimbursement Form and billing cycle. To take advantage of this rebate, at
card renewal time, you’ll be required to submit the Reimbursement Form.

Copy the following document, complete and mail -

American Express AeroplanPlus charge Card
fee reimbursement form
For active and retired employees of Air Canada and its subsidiaries


Name    ________________________________________________________________

AeroplanPlus Card information   
I am already a Cardholder of the

American Express AeroplanPlus Card
American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card
American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card

Please issue a $50 credit which will be applied on my next statement.

Account number______________________________________________
Card expiry date______________________________________________

Employment information
Employeenumber_______________________________________________

Employer______________________________________________________

Telephone number (work)_______________________(if retired, indicate N/A)

Telephone number (home)__________________________________________

Signature    This offer is only available to active and retired employees of
Air Canada and its subsidiaries. To benefit from this offer, by signing
below, I agree that the Amex Bank of Canada can periodically review my
status with my employer to ensure eligibility for this offer. In addition,
by signing below, I understand that the decision to reimburse the $50 fee
will be periodically reviewed and that Amex Bank of Canada reserves the
right to discontinue the fee reimbursement program for active and retired
employees of Air Canada and its subsidiaries at any time. In such event, or
if I am no longer employed by Air Canada or its subsidiaries, Amex Bank of
Canada will bill me the applicable annual fee unless I have cancelled my
Card membership. I understand that my bill should be paid in full, and that
the $50 fee reimbursement will appear on the next billing statement.

_____________________________________              _______________________
Employee signature
Date

Confirmation of eligibility   
By signing below, I certify that the individual, whose name and signature
appears above, is eligible for this exclusive offer and is an active
employee of Air Canada and/or its subsidiaries.

employee of Air Canada and/or its subsidiaries.

___________________________
_________________________         __________                
Manager Name (Please Print)                      Manager Signature
Date


Please fax your completed form to Customer Service at American Express at
(905) 474-7921 or 1 (888) 238-7946
Or
Mail your completed form to Customer Service at American Express
Box 7000, Station B, Willowdale, Ontario M2K 2R6

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. News from the Districts.
From the Newfoundland District -
Spring Luncheon
After much discussion it was agreed to hold our luncheon at Kim's
Restaurant, 21 Sagona Ave., Donovan's Industrial Park, ( main drag through
Donovan's Industrial Park )
It will be held on Wednesday May 05th, 2004 at 12:00 Noon. Wednesday's
Kim's have Jiggs Dinner Special as well as a full menu. They also have a
private room separate from the restaurant for us to hold our luncheon. They
would like to know approximately how many to prepare for so we are
requesting a R. S. V. P. to any of your Executive on or before May 3 rd, 2004.

Okanagan District.
District Director Gerry Damskov advises that their Summer Barbecue at Sun
Oka in Summerland, will take place on June 22nd, 2004. Mark your calanders.

Edmonton District
HAWAIIAN LUAU
When: JULY 29th, 2004
Hours: 1600 to 2000 HRS.
Where: HELD AT LEE FIELD COMMUNITY HALL
7910-36 AVE. EDMONTON
COST: $16.50
This will be a Pig Roast complete with all the trimmings, salad, roast pig,
turkey, pineapple pork and beans, baked potatoes, Pineapple & coconut cake,
cream puffs for dessert.Hawaiian punch is served (alcohol and non alcohol.
Hawaiian shirts, Muu Muu's, grass skirts, shorts are the dress of the day.
Family and friends are invited.

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Bill Cameron This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it sends us a short bio -
As info, I worked for 38 years for CPAir. All across Canada and in four
overseas
postings - Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Mexico. Retired in 1986 in YVR as GM
North American Airports. Worked for one year for CDN on the design team for
YYZ terminal 3, and consulted for Cdn Pac. Consulting in YUL, on work in Kenya
and Peru until 1988. Was Nat.Chairman of CDN Airlines Retired Employees
for two years at the transition to Pionairs. Had a terrific experience in
all my
years in the airline business, but at the age of 75 am glad to not be
subjected to
all the trials and tribulations of the industry!

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One of our colleagues needs your help and prayers. Aeroplan Customer Sales
and Service Agent Tim Cheung’s 13-year old daughter, Alicia, has a rare
brain tumour which has mystified doctors in B.C. In an effort to shed some
light on this baffling illness and hopefully find treatment to keep the
tumour at bay, Alicia has been referred to Toronto’s Sick Children’s
Hospital. To help support the family, Air Canada will provide for Alicia’s
flight through our Kids’ Horizons hospital transportation program, but the
family will be incurring additional expenses related to living out of town.
To help defray some of these costs, an Alicia Cheung Trust Account has been
set up at the Royal Bank of Canada. If you would like to help, please refer
to the article on Online Extra found at www.achorizons.ca .

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. Terrys Travel Tips.
Fantastic Friends & Family Special!

Cruise the Pacific Coast and book up to 4 additional staterooms for your
friends & family at great Interline rates!

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast from the expansive terraces and
walkways of Norwegian Wind. The restaurants, the lounges, even the fitness
center present panoramic views of the open sea. In almost every stateroom,
a picture window or a floor-to-ceiling window puts endless natural beauty
at your feet.

ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY!

May 3 ~ 5 Nights aboard NCL's Norwegian Wind
ITINERARY: Los Angeles, California; At Sea; Seattle, Washington; Victoria,
B.C.; Vancouver, B.C.
Oceanview $299, Balcony $499, Suite $599, 3rd & 4th Passenger $129
Book up to 5 staterooms in total!

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy).
PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED.
Taxes, fees and Dargal’s $20 Service Charge per room are additional. All
rates are subject to change, availability and eligibility. All offers apply
to new bookings only, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without
notice.

For more information on these and other Dargal Interline specials:
Call Toll Free: 1-800-690-3223
International Toll Free: (International Access Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283

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. Smilie.
A Cessna 182 and a Christen Eagle were on parallel approach for 28L and
28R, respectively, at FCM...
Tower: Cessna XXX, do you have traffic?
Cessna: Cessna XXX has the traffic, he's right beside me.
Tower: Eagle XXX, traffic is a Cessna 182 on parallel for 28L, Eagle XXX is
cleared for landing, Runway 28R.
Christen Eagle: Roger, Eagle XXX has traffic, cleared to land Runway 28R.
Cessna: Tower, Cessna XXX here, can you let me know when ...
(pause)
.... "the Eagle has landed"?
(several seconds of silence)

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