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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 850 Sept 22nd., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


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


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. Nice to know.
Air Canada Vacations’ sun holidays now found on the Employee Travel Site.
Hot deals for exciting vacations just got a lot easier. All active and
retired Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz employees and their family members
can now access special promotions from Air Canada Vacations through the
Employee Travel Site. Such destinations as Cancùn or Punta Cana are just a
click away. Simply log on to www.travel.aircanada.ca and select Air Canada
Vacations in the top bar menu. In a flash, you’ll have the latest employee
specials.

Air Canada makes the news tomorrow. Watch Canada AM tomorrow morning to see
CTV's Consumer reporter, Pat Foran test Air Canada's web check-in. Pat will
also interview Charlie McKee, Director, Strategic Marketing about the
expansion of our online check-in service for all flights Canada wide. Since
Sept. 15, customers travelling from coast to coast, with or without
baggage, can check-in and print boarding passes from the convenience of
their home or office by simply visiting www.aircanada.com. Air Canada is
the first Canadian air carrier to introduce this time saving feature for
air travellers.

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Kris Stover's Retirement - EVENING AT THE RACES -
Thursday October 14th, 2004 - 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Standardbred Racing at Woodbine Racetrack - 555 Rexdale Blvd.,
Toronto, Ontario (Hwy 427 and Rexdale Blvd) -$40.00 per person
(Includes Roast Beef Buffet, coffee/tea, taxes, service charges & racing
program with $10.00 gaming coupon for use in the casino)
Please reply to Linda Theil at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asap as seating is limited

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Air Canada News:
Latitude Passes get more western destinations. The launch of our Latitude
Pass for the West product last spring has proved so successful we are
expanding the discount commuter air passes to 17 non-stop routes across
western Canada today. Latitude Pass holders across western Canada will now
be able to take advantage of more destinations, greater savings and
flexibility through this multi-trip product. In addition, complimentary
upgrades can now be requested and confirmed online up to one day prior to
departure for all flights between Vancouver-Calgary and Vancouver-Edmonton.
For more details, visit achorizons.ca.

Air Canada sends Red Cross relief to Jamaica. Last weekend, Air Canada
donated the cargo space for a 10-ton Red Cross relief shipment to
hurricane-stricken Jamaica.

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. News from the districts.
CORRECTIONS:-
October 13th - Nanaimo Area Koffee Klatch
ABC Country Restaurant
6671 Mary Ellen Drive        <-------------
Nanaimo
(Behind the Woodgrove Shopping Centre)
10:00 AM
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Comox/Courtenay Pionairs meet monthly for lunch on the last Thursday of
each month at different locations. The new contact Louise Falkenberg: 250
339-3332 for more information.

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. Found on the internet.
Platinum Jet Air is a business blocked-seat operation between Calgary
and Toronto created by Corpac Canada (Corporate Express). Using two Fokker
100's which have been leased from Aravco in Farnborough, UK and due to
enter service next month. The 56 seat layout includes a mid-cabin bar, and
overhead bins have been removed on one side to increase interior space.

The CEO of Ryanair, the Irish low-fare airline, will have its aircraft
carry additional promotional titles. Michael O'Leary expects these
promotional titles will, in about ten years, allow for passengers to free
travel, the revenue coming from commission paid by hotles, car rentals,
airport shops and aorports.

Medical supplies for rural Mexico clinics and computers for disadvantaged
children filled cargo holds and overhead storage bins on the first flight
of Aeromexico's newest Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 airplane.

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. Where are they now.
An L-1011 TriStar 500 originally operated by Air Canada before being
sold to Air Transat
and now leased to Joasto Aviation (Lebanon) for ad hoc charter work
with Jordan Aviation
and  registered JY-JOE

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. Terry's travel tips.
Caesar Hotels Airway Vacations has the following deals -
Absolutely no service charges!
Hurry! These Hawaii Specials Sell Out Quickly!
Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $366*
From Los Angeles, Sept. 10 through Dec. 16, 2004 Wednesday, Thursday, 5
nights Ohana Maile Sky Court and round trip confirmed air from Los Angeles.
Other departure cities available at a supplement.
Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $452*
From Los Angeles, Sept. 10 through Dec. 16, 2004 Thursday, 5 nights Ohana
Maui Islander and round trip confirmed air from Los Angeles. Other
departure cities available at a supplement.
London Experience 6 Days/ 4 Nights with confirmed air from $899*
From New York, Nov. 1 through March 31, 2005, 4 nights hotel accommodations
in the heart of London, Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour, one prebooked
theater ticket from your choice of 20 shows plus two course dinner and taxi
back to the hotel. Free afternoon tea if booked 60 days in advance, and
round trip confirmed air. Other departure cities available. Offer expires
Oct. 31, 2004
Carnival Cruises from $110*
Fascination 3 Day from Miami Sails Dec. 10 from $110*Inside $150*Outside,
Nov. 19 from $120*Inside, $150* Outside, Oct. 1 from $160*Inside, $180*
Outside Miami/Nassau/Sea/Miami
London Paris Combo! 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $699* One
of our most popular packages ever! Visit Buckingham Palace in the morning
and sip wine on the Left Bank in Paris that evening. Our four night package
offers you the best of both worlds. Our package includes round trip
interline air to London/Paris, 2 nights hotel accommodations in London, one
way Eurostar chunnel fare, 2 nights hotel accommodations in Paris,
breakfast daily and hotel taxes. Add extra nights, tours and confirmed air
to our package. Travel between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2004
Amsterdam 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $529*
You'll be staying in the heart of the museum district, one block from the
canals and enjoying the every minute of it! Our package includes: round
trip space available air, 3 nights hotel accommodations, all hotel and
airline taxes.Breakfast daily.
Anchorage 4 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $220*
It's gorgeous this time of year! It's clean, green and lovely! Take one of
the most scenic train rides every to Seward and back, along the way see
glaciers, bears, moose, and more. Our package includes round trip space
available air, 3 nights hotel accommodations, all hotel and airline
taxes.Breakfast daily.
Holland America Back To Back, Canada & New England Cruises!!!
20 Day Montreal Round Trip from $1599*
Sails Oct. 10, 2004 from Montreal
14 Day Montreal Round Trip from $1099*
Sails Oct. 2, 2004 from Montreal
21 Day Boston/Montreal/Norfolk from $1599*
Sails Oct. 9, 2004 from Boston
Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $629*
Round trip confirmed air from Los Angeles or San Francisco, 5 nights hotel
accommodations Ohana Maui Islander, 5 day car rental, all hotel taxes.
Travel between Sept. 10 and Dec. 16 on Thursday. Airline taxes are additional.
London 4 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $586*
Round trip space available air, 3 nights hotel accommodations, all hotel
and airline taxes.Breakfast daily. Ask about confirmed air options,
optional tours, "tube" passes.
Sydney, Australia 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $527*
Round trip space available air, 4 nights hotel accommodations, all hotel
taxes.Breakfast daily.

*cruise prices per person based on double occupancy. Port charges and gov't
taxes additional.
*price per person based on double occupancy
800 422 3727 Call today!

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. Smilie.
At London Heathrow, they have assigned 5 letter names like ROKIT and
MORRA for taxiway intersections. If some BA crew, told to expect clearance
'to MORRA' might complain that they cannot possibly wait that long for a
clearance. For many of Her Majesty's subjects, after 'tiday' comes 'termorra'

The CAA of Singapore have got it right! They have a new terminal for
low-cost carriers only. The building is just one-story with NO escalators,
NO people-movers and NO air-bridges.

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