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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 765  Apr 9th., 2003. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


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


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. Nice to know.
ZIP brings more service and low fares to Canadians. On May 18, ZIP will
expand its route network by adding daily, non-stop service to Saskatoon from
Vancouver and Winnipeg. On May 4, it will add twice-daily, non-stop service
between Vancouver and Winnipeg. To celebrate this expansion, ZIP is offering
introductory prices on these and several other routes.

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. Need to know.
AIF-SQ CHARGES         
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The following is a list of airport improvement fees collected
either on the ticket (ticketable) or at the airport at time  
of departure.
All amounts are in ca$ and ticketable amounts are identified 
by the tax code SQ. All ticketable amounts are subject to    
the GST/QST/HST as applicable to each airport of departure   
irrespective of the type of journey or point of sale.        

CITY                       TICKETABLE  AMOUNT                                
Sault Ste Marie ON YAM**     YES  $10.00 EFF 01JAN02                    
Castlegar BC YCG**           YES  $ 7.00 EFF 01JUL02                    
Edmonton AB  YEG**           YES  $15.00 01JUL02                        
Fredericton NB  YFC**        YES  $12.00                              
Gaspe QC        YGP**        NO   $10.00                                
YHM**                        YES  $10.00 01JUN02                        
Halifax NS      YHZ**        YES  $10.00                                
YJT**                        NO   $10.00                                
Kelona BC       YLW**        YES  $ 8.00 01MAR02
Mirabel QC      YMX**        YES  $13.00 TKTS ISS EFF 15JAN03
FOR TVL ON/AFTER 31MAR03    
YES  $15.00 TKTS ISS EFF 10MAR03
FOR TVL ON/AFTER 31MAR03    
Ottawa ON       YOW**        YES  $10.00
$15.00 EFF 01JAN03          
Quebec QC      YQB**         YES  $10.00                             
YQK**                        NO   $ 5.00                             
Windsor ON     YQG**         YES  $10.00 EFF 01AUG02
TRAVEL 01SEP02  
Yarmouth NS    YQI**         NO   $10.00 EFF 01JUN02                 
Lethbridge AB  YQL**         YES  $ 5.00                             
Moncton NB     YQM**         NO   $10.00                             
Regina SK      YQR**         YES  $10.00                             
Comox BC       YQQ**         YES  $ 5.00 01APR02                     
Grande Prairie AB YQU**      YES  $ 5.00 TKTS ISS EFF 01APR03
TVL ON/AFTER 02MAY03    
YES  $8.00  TKTS ISS EFF 01APR04 
TVL ON/AFTER 02MAY04    
Sydney NS      YQY**         NO   $10.00                             
Gander NF      YQX**         YES  $12.00                             
Saint John NB  YSJ**         NO   $15.00 EFF 01MAR03                 
Timmins ON     YTS**         YES  $10.00
YTH**                        YES  $10.00 EFF 01JAN02                    
Montreal       YUL**         YES  $13.00 TKTS ISS EFF 15JAN03
TVL ON/AFTER 31MAR03       
YES  $15.00 TKTS ISS EFF 10MAR03  
TVL ON/AFTER 31MAR03       
Vancouver BC   YVR**         NO   $ 5.00 TRVL WITHIN BC/YUKON           
$10.00 TRVL WITHIN N.A.               
$15.00 INTL TRAVEL                    
Winnipeg MB    YWG**         YES  $10.00                                
Saskatoon SK   YXE**         YES  $ 5.00                                
YXJ**                        YES  $10.00                                
Prince George BC YXS**       YES  $ 5.00 TKTS ISS EFF 01MAY03  
TVL ON/AFTER 01MAY03       
London ON      YXU**         YES  $10.00                                
YXX**                        YES  $ 5.00 EFF 10JAN03
AC COLLECTS FOR APT   AUTHORITY AS Q SURCHARGE       
Calgary AB     YYC**         YES  $12.00 EFF 01OCT01                    
Smithers BC    YYD**         NO   $15.00                                
Charlottetown PE YYG**       NO   $10.00                                
Victoria BC    YYJ**         YES  $ 5.00                                
St. Johns NF   YYT**         YES  $10.00                                
Toronto        YYZ**         YES  $10.00 FOR ORIGINATING PAX           
$ 7.00 FOR CONNECTING PAX            
Bathurst NB    ZBF**         YES  $12.00 ALL ROUTES EFF 01AUG02        

EXEMPTIONS**                                              
1. INFANTS UNDER 2 YEARS OF AGE FOR WHOM NO TICKET WAS      
PURCHASED (EVEN THOUGH A NO COST TICKET MAY HAVE BEEN    
ISSUED IN THE NAME OF THE INFANT)                        
2. AIRLINE CREW ON DUTY                                     
3. AIRLINE EMPLOYEE ON COMPANY BUSINESS (FREE TICKETS)      
4. TRANSIT/TRANSFER PASSENGERS (NEXT POSSIBLE CONNECTION:   
24HRS - INTERNATIONAL/4 HRS DOMESTIC/TRANSBORDER)        
EXEMPTION NOT APPLICABLE TO TORONTO. 

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. From Peter & Gwen Baldry
Subject: TCA/AC Passenger Office re-union for Heathrow
I am organising the above for those who joined in the early and mid '60s and
the event is planned for 29 May.
I have been trying to get a TCA  flag to fly from the flagpole of the golf club
(near to Heathrow) where the re-union is being held.
Thus far we have 31 confirmed attending and likely final number will be around
40 - some travelling from Canada, USA, France, Scotland and Ireland.
Does anyone have a TCA  flag that I may borrow?
We have an apartment in Victoria BC (where our daughter's family also live) and
we visit regularly and on this trip we are here until around 7 May when we
return to the UK (via Vancouver) if this helps with a rendezvous.
Our next trip to Victoria is around 22 June although with my contacts at LHR I
am sure the flag(s) could be returned sooner by co-mail to you.
Cheers Peter From in the City of Gardens, Victoria BC, Canada

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. Found on the internet.
U.S. RADIO HOST RAISES MONEY FOR BADGER FLOOD VICTIMS
A retired airline pilot stranded in Newfoundland after Sept. 11 is back
in the province to raise money for Badger's flood victims.

SEATTLE—The Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Canada Clearance Sale is taking
flight with some of the lowest return fares of the year.
Return fares start as low as $149 CAD between Vancouver and San Francisco,
and $289 CAD between Vancouver and Alaska’s newest destination, Orlando,
beginning May 22

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. In response to a recent may day, Carolyn St.Pierre received this -
re: Barcelona accommodations. So far I have received one e-mail . She booked
the hotel at www.dynamictravel.com. She believes the name of the hotel is
Hotel 10 Italca or hotel italca 10 - it is one in a chain of Japanese
hotels. 130.00 euros including taxes and breakfast. - she also mentions it
is one of the nicest European hotels she has ever stayed in.
Thanks again, regards Carolyn St.Pierre

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. Terry's travel tips.
Cruise vacations made affordable from Interlining Plus.
Panama Canal
MAASDAM - Apr 27
18 nights-Ft Lauderdale to Vancouver Inside $647us, Outside $817us
15 nights-Ft Lauderdale to LA-Inside $548us, Outside $678us
VEENDAM - Apr 19
22 nights-Port Canaveral to Vancouver-Inside $717us, Outside $917us
VOLENDAM - Apr 28
21 nights-Ft Lauderdale to Vancouver-Inside $747us, Outside $947us
http://content.onlineagency.com/c/12/12190/940094_12190.htm
18 nights-Ft Lauderdale to San Francisco-Inside $648us,
ZAANDAM - Apr 16
25 nights-Port Canaveral to Vancouver-Inside $807us, Outside $1017us
20 nights-Port Canaveral to Los Angeles-Inside $688us, Outside $848us
Alaska
ZAANDAM - May 8
9 nights-Astoria to Vancouver-Inside passage-Outside cabins $618us
VOLENDAM - May 16
10 nights-San Francisco to Vancouver-Inside passage-Outside cabins $638us
STATENDAM - May 8
10 nights-San Diego to Seward-Alaska Gulf-Inside $428us, Outside $588us
Pacific Coastal
RYNDAM - May 6
3 nights-San Diego to Vancouver-Inside $99us, Outside $139us
AMSTERDAM - Apr 22
3 nights-LA to Vancouver-Inside $99us, Outside $139us
VEENDAM - May 6
5 nights-San Diego to Vancouver-Inside $119us, Outside $169us
Mexico
STATENDAM - May 1
10 nights-San Diego, Sea of Cortez, to Vancouver-Inside $398us, Outside $538us
All rates are per person based on double occupancy - Port charges are included
taxes are additional, except when specified. All Interline fares are at the
discretion of the particular supplier and Interlining Plus reserves the right
to secure andor obtain alternatives to the above fares offered where
conditions warrant.
CALL INTERLINING PLUS NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE! 1-800-665-3100

CHECK OUT THE GREECE, BERMUDA AND MIAMI SPECIALS BELOW!
Greece for only $997 Canadian plus tax?
for an 11 day/9 night package including air and hotel?
Fly Toronto to Athens May 9th or May 23rd and see glorious Greece!
Package includes air, transfers to and from the airport, hotel and ferries!
three nights in Athens (3-star air-conditioned hotel includes buffet
breakfast)
six nights in Mykonos (3-star air-conditioned hotel includes buffet
breakfast)
price per person plus tax based on double occupancy.
singles add $350.00 triples pay double rate. child pays adult fare.
connector fares including overnight accommodations on the return portion
of the trip from: Calgary add $500; Edmonton add $540; Vancouver add $600
conditions apply.
The Travel EDGE
613-984-2585 (local fax/phone)
1-800-862-7957
OR 416-923-4047 (Toronto Head Office)

Interline World Vacations  has these deals -
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PACIFIC COASTALS
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Holland America aboard the Amsterdam
3 Night Coastal Cruise - Los Angeles to Vancouver
Sailing 22 April 2003 - Inside $99, Outside $139
Holland America aboard the Maasdam
3 Night Coastal Cruise - Los Angeles to Vancouver
Sailing 12 May 2003 - Inside $99, Outside $139
Holland America aboard the Ryndam
3 Night Coastal Cruise - San Diego to Vancouver
Sailing 6 May 2003 - Inside $99, Outside $139
Holland America aboard the Statendam
3 Night Coastal Cruise - San Diego to Vancouver
Sailing 8 May 2003 - Inside $99, Outside $139
Holland America aboard the Veendam
5 Night Coastal Cruise - San Diego to Vancouver
Sailing 6 May 2003 - Inside $119, Outside $169
Holland America aboard the Volendam
3 Night Coastal Cruise - San Fransisco to Vancouver
Sailing 16 May 2003 - Inside $99, Outside $139
Holland America aboard the Zaandam
5 Night Coastal Cruise - Los Angeles to Vancouver
Sailing 5 May 2003 - Inside $119, Outside $169
PORT CHARGES INCLUDED. Government taxes extra. All prices are in US dollars,
based on double occupancy for new bookings only and apply only to eligible
Airline Personnel and their certain family members. Proof of employment and/or
relationship to employee required. Certain terms and conditions may apply
For information and reservations, please call 1-866-279-8480

Deals on offer by Dargal Cruises -
April 29 ~ 6 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Carnival Legend
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Baltimore, Maryland return
Inside $499, Oceanview $599, Balcony $699
May 6 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Carnival Legend
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; return
Inside $699, Oceanview $799, Balcony $899
*** EASTERN CARIBBEAN ***
April 26 & May 24 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Carnival Triumph
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Miami, Florida; return
Inside $299, Oceanview $399, Balcony $499
April 27 & May 11 ~ Carnival ~ Smoke-Free Paradise
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Miami, Florida; return
Apr 27: Inside $249, Oceanview $299
May 11: Inside $249, Oceanview $349
*** WESTERN CARIBBEAN ***
May 11 & 18 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Inspiration
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Tampa, Florida; return
Inside $299, Oceanview $349
*** MEXICO ***
April 21 ~ 5 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Celebration
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Galveston, Texas; return
Inside $179, Oceanview $229
April 20 & 27 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Elation
Until April 14, book up to 3 additional cabins for your Friends & Family!
ITINERARY: Los Angeles, California; return
Apr 20: Inside $449, Oceanview $499
Apr 27: Inside $399, Oceanview $449
Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) and are
subject to change, availability and eligibility. PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED.
Government taxes/fees are additional. 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: (Country Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283

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. Smilie.
From Pierre & Jeanne-Mance DuBois
Subject: Reservations calls
Here are some of the "strange questions" I had to face while at Reservations in
TPA. I Just found them in my scrap book. Enjoy. Pierre DuBois, TPA.

Agent: Are you a senior citizen?
Caller: No, I am a Canadian.

Agent: Have a nice trip.
Caller: You too

Agent: How many are traveling in your party?
Caller: It's not for a party, it's a funeral.

Agent: Any passenger over 60?
Caller: No, but one is in a wheelchair.

Agent: Your flight comes in at 09:15.
Caller: Is this American time?

Caller: Your phone number in here is not correct, it dials to a pager number.
Can
you send someone to remove it from the book?

Caller: I would like a one way ticket with Saturday night stay.

Caller: I want to buy a round trip ticket to go only.

Caller: Can you pull up my "relocation" number?.

Caller: How much does it cost to go and come?

Caller: I would like to go non stop from Miami to Cochrane Ontario.

Caller: I would like a morning flight that leaves around 7:00 PM

Caller: When is your flight to Canada?
Agent: Witch one sir?
Caller: The next one.
Agent: From where?
Caller: From here.

Caller: I want to confirm my flight.
Agent: What's the flight number?
Caller: It leaves Friday.
Agent: What's the flight number?
Caller: It leaves at 9:15.
Agent: I need your flight number.
Caller: My seat is 12B.
Agent: Where is it leaving from?
Caller: I arrived here on Monday.
Agent: Where are you leaving from?
Caller: The Plaza Hotel on 96th Street.

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