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2004 Netletter #837 Jul 14/04 - The NetLetter

#837 Jul 14/04 - The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 837 July 14th.,  2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


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


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. Nice to know.
For those who reside outside north America and would like to contact the
Employee Travel Service, as the normal 1-800 or 1-866 do not apply. the
following information is supplied -

They will have to call this number (long distance charges will apply)
(732) 362 0056

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. Need to know.

Employee travel and the dress code. Going on vacation soon and don’t know what
to wear when you travel? While we may not be able to help you choose the right
outfit, we can advise you about what isn’t considered proper attire for space
available and positive space travel. According to Air Canada’s Dress Code,
unacceptable attire includes beach clothing, shorts, sports attire (such as
jogging suits or work-out clothing) and torn or cut-off clothing. Unacceptable
footwear includes athletic footwear and beach sandals. All active and retired
employees, and their friends and family, should review the dress code prior to
travel. Please note, Customer Services agents have the authority to deny
boarding to any individual whose attire does not conform to the dress code
guidelines. To read the complete Dress Code list, log on to the Employee Travel
Site at www.travel.aircanada.ca, click on News and Policies/ Policies/
Rules and
Regulations and then Non-Revenue Dress Code.

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. News from the districts.
The Pionairs are now please to advise  ALL  our Golfers that the  Pionairs
National Golf Days, information is now available on our Pionairs Web Site at :
www.pionairs.ca  

Please visit the Event Section  and  you will be able to download all the
details in the PDF  format.

Dates:  September  13, & 14 th,  2004.

Location :  Prince Edward  Island,  Cavendish area, as well as the
neighbouring  Hunter River.

Accommodations:  Shining  Waters  /  Ingleside Resort  near Cavendish  P E I.

Phone contact:  1- 877 - 993 - 2251   Reserve soon, for best choice of
Accommodations.

Registration Form on the Download..

What's included:

Golf  Package:   Practice Round on Sept 13th   and  Shotgun start on Sept 14th.
Shared Golf Cart
Closing  Banquet  (  Steak  or  Lobster )
Cost:  $ 130.00   Per Person.

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. In response to the article regarding the lomngest flight in NetLetter nr
836,
Subject: Re: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 836 - The NetLetter
My name is Andy St-Laurent emp # 87491
Retired Flight Service Director
I have a question for Herb Noble in regards to his article about the
Super  Constellations. He mentions the whole flight deck crew but omits any
members  of the back end crew.
Who served those 68 passengers during a 19 hour + flight. ??

and Herb says -
Yes of course!, how stupid of me, and to think that the flightbags of today
have a rest centre! not to be found on the 1049G's, but come to think of it,
no booze to serve in those days either!, I can tell you one thing, that LHR
layover was 48 hours and it took every one to get over it!
thanks for the reminder
Herb

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. Found on the internet.
In line with its strategy to reduce its costs even further, CEO Michael
O'Leary said Ryanair, the UK low-cost airline, is considering charging up to
£50 (us$93, ca$122.50)) per checked bag.

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. Help!
Subject: Searching for someone who knew Mary Fogarty
From: "Murielle St-Germain" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
I would be interested in exchanging with flight attendants or anyone who would
have known,
fairly well, a flight attendant by the name of Mary Fogarty. If you could
include a short
paragraph in your next NetLetter, it would be very much appreciated.
Mary was born in 1929 in Nova Scotia and was of Irish ethnic origin. She was a
graduate
nurse prior to flying with TCA. She would have flown in the 50's until she
married in 1958.
Eva Mossop knows of her, but never flew with her.
AC Pionairs - Laurentian Representative

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. Air Canada news.
Vancouver saves the day for Air Transat. As reported in our Technical Services
weekly Hot Sheet, Air Transat recently called on Vancouver Heavy Maintenance
when one of its A330s was damaged by a bridge. The base juggled its operations
to free hangar space and swiftly assembled an AOG crew in time to receive the
aircraft on Monday (June 28) night. Not wasting any time, a Sheet Metal crew
cut away a damaged stringer and, upon receiving parts from Winnipeg and
Montreal, spliced in a new one in time for the aircraft's revenue flight at 5
p.m. on Wednesday. “The team did an excellent job,” said Dave O’Neill, Sales
Account Manager, Vancouver. “This will bode well as we are currently presenting
four different maintenance proposals to this customer.”

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. Remember when.
CPAir pre-inaugurated the Vancouver - Amsterdam on June 3rd 1955 with DC6B
CF-CUR

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. Terry's travel tips.
From Caesar Hotels Airway Vacations
Italy Paradiso
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Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan from $1699*
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edge of the dark blue lakes of Northern Italy. Half day sightseeing tours in
all four cities, 2 nights hotel accommodations in each city, transportation
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the US. Airline taxes are additional. Departs US every Wednesday

Taste of Italy
10 Days/ 8 Nights with confirmed air
Rome-Florence-Venice from $1699*
Sample Italy this summer and fall with 2 nights in Venice, 3 nights in Florence
and 3 nights in Rome. This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the side
streets and feel the charm of these great cities. Half day city sightseeing
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and round trip confirmed air from the US. Our most popular tour of Italy for
years! Airline taxes are additional. Departure dates remaining 2004- August 11,
25, Sept. 22, Oct. 9, 20, November 10, 24 Dec. 1, 15

Ireland
8 Days/ 6 Nights with confirmed air
Emerald Package from $679*
The Emerald Bed & Breakfast packages are perfect for independent travelers who
wish to have the flexibility of creating their won itinerary. Enjoy your first
night in a pre booked hotel and then choose the next five nights from over 450
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Ireland
8 Days/ 6 Nights with confirmed air
Emerald Castle Package from $869*
Enjoy all the flexibility of the Emerald Package with a little touch of romance
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Ireland
9 Days/ 7 Nights with confirmed air
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Never before has there been a vacation that captures the essence of the Emerald
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package incldues round trip airfare from the US to Irealdn, 7 nights
accommodations, 5 evening dinners, full Irish breakfast daily, all sightseeing
and admissions are per itinerary, all transfers. Airline taxes are additional.

European Cruising
Romantic Northern Italy from $700*
7 Nights Venice Roundtrip Sails Oct. 10
Timeless Italy, home to three millennia of history, culture and cuisine is
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Land Only from $115 4 Days/3 Nights
Succumb to the many charms of Paris at prices you haven't seen in years. Stay 3
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Extend your holiday with a three day first class France Rail Pass for only
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. Smilie.
On Benbecula, one of Scotland's Western Isles, a British Airways ATP with
55 passengers had to circle for half an hour while the only controller on duty
took her lunch break. The flight had departed from Glasgow late, and the
controller, realizing that she was in danger of exceeding her mandated two-hour
duty cycle, advised her regional colleague to place the aircraft in a holding
pattern. A spokesperson apologised for the incident and blamed it all on a
'shortage of qualified controllers'

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