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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 767  Apr 21., 2003. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


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


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. Must know.
Because of AC's current financial situation, Horizons have decided to no
longer print Horizons.
Effective April 30, 2003, Horizons will change its name to New Horizons, and
become an online publication only.
It will be available at www.achorizons.ca coming out twice a month, on the 15th
and 30th.
New Horizons will be published as a PDF file, which means you can print it out
on your printer in 8.5x11 format. Each issue will likely be 6 or 7 pages long.
Memoriams, retirements, anniversaries and the bulletin board will not be in the
publication, but will continue to be published at www.achorizons.ca under a
separate heading.
Refund --- All those who have already sent their money to Harling for the
coming
year will get a refund of ten dollars.

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. News from the districts.
From the Vancouver Island and Gulf Island district -
REMINDER -
Spring Luncheon....South Island, Thursday, May 8
Norway House, 1118 Hillside Ave, Victoria (parking in rear)
Cost: $15.00pp
Cheques sent to Marjorie Thorpe, 1769 Astra Rd., Comox, BC V9M 4B6 (no later
than May 1)

"PIONAIRS SYSTEM GOLF TOURNAMENT 2003"         

When:    September 15th  & 16th
Where:  Green Gables Golf & Country Club, Cavendish, PEI see their            
website at … www.greengablesgolf.com …(902-963-2488)   
Cost:     $ 109.00 p/p, covers green fees both days, shared cart & closing    
banquet….If only playing Tournament round cost will be $ 75.00
for green fee, shared cart & banquet (taxes & gratuities
incl)
Accommodation: At the Shining Waters Ingleside Resort located close to the golf
course with rates starting at $ 47.00 per double per nite.. to a 2 b/r cottage
at  $ 75.00 per nite for a min 3 nites (efficiency units)…plus taxes
See… www.peisland.com/shiningwaters ..(1-877-963-2251) book direct…

This year you will have a choice of playing "Stroke Play" or "Best Ball Format
"… you make up your own groups or we will make them up for you based on
handicaps submitted…it'll be a fun time either way and there will be prizes for
everyone!!!  Guests are welcome!!…
In case you didn't know it " The Green Gables Course" is a championship course
which has hosted many golf tournaments over the years…home of Anne just next
door!!...and only 35 minutes from Charlottetown airport.. 
Practice round on the 15th, book your times direct with the golf club thru the
Web or the email provided…Tournament round starts at 0900 on the 16th…Shotgun
start…

Info ctc.Charles Stock  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 902-798-3441
"       "   Ken McLeod   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 902-457-2713
"      "  Fred Lamont  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 403-289-0602
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"Pionairs System  Golf Tournament (2003")
Name(s)______________________________________________________
Address_______________________________________________________
Phone_____________Postal Code___________E-Mail________________
Other members in Group________________________________________
Are you playing "Stroke Play"___________or "Best Ball"_____________
Send Chq(s) payable to "Air Canada Pionairs" along with the Registration.. to
Charles Stock, RR # 2, Falmouth, NS  B0P 1L0.

PLEASE NOTE!!..Cut off for registrations is September 1st!!

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. Need to know.
As reported earlier, British Airways no longer accept our passes. Only ZED
fares and a special fare between USA to LHR are the only available options -

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA)                                         

* REGISTRATION/BOOKING *                                     
Contact Employee Travel Services 1-800-413-1113 for North America, for
outside North America contact your nearest Air Canada reservations department.

* TAX 
Interline/reduced rate tickets are subject to applicable tax

RESTRICTION**

ZED TRAVEL PERMITTED AS FOLLOWS
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA)
BRITISH AIRWAYS CITIEXPRESS - BACE (BA)
BRITISH AIRWAYS CODESHARE:
GB AIRWAYS (BA)
BRITISH REGIONAL AIRLINES (TH)
LOGANAIR (BA)
SUN AIR OF SCANDINAVIA (EZ)
COMMERCIAL AIRWAYS (MN)
EXCLUDED:
BA GROUND TRANSPORTATION

EMBARGO/BLACKOUT:
Contact Employee Travel Services 1-800-413-1113 for North America, for outside
North America contact your nearest Air Canada reservations department. 

AIRPORT HANDLING
All contingent passengers must check-in at BRITISH AIRWAYS
STAFF TRAVEL OFFICE FOR DEPARTURES FROM LHR-LONDON HEATHROW
DOMESTIC - CHECKIN 60MINS PRIOR DEP
INTERNATIONAL - CHECKIN 75MINS PRIOR DEP

DEFINITION-ZED - SPACE AVAILABLE PERSONAL TRAVEL**
ZONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT (ZED)

ELIGIBILITY-ZED**
ELIGIBLE FOR UNLIMITED ZED - ZM FARES:
ACTIVE EMPLOYEE OF AC/TIER 2 & 3 WITH 6 MONTHS SERVICE
RETIRED EMPLOYEE
SPOUSE - LEGAL
DEPENDENT CHILDREN UNDER 24 YEARS OF AGE

ELIGIBLE FOR UNLIMITED ZED - ZH FARES:
PARENTS OF *SINGLE* ACTIVE/RETIRED EMPLOYEE

THE CHILD OF AN EMPLOYEE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:
- UNDER 16 years must be accompanied by a person
at least 16 years of age and also on ZED
- 2-11 YEARS PAY 67% of the applicable zed fare
- INFANT - free of charge if not occupying a seat
- Require a separate tkt for international travel

RESERVATION-ZED
Contact Employee Travel Services 1-800-413-1113 for North America, for outside
North America contact your nearest Air Canada reservations department.

MILEAGE-ZED

Calculate the mileage for each segment flown
assess the applicable fare based on the zone for each segment
travelled as per ZED CHART-ZED

CHART-ZED FARES IN US$
MILEAGE                                         (ZM)                  (ZH)
ZONE 1                           1-450           19                  25
ZONE 2                        451-750           25                  36
ZONE 3                        751-1600         30                  44
ZONE 4                      1601-3200         43                  68
ZONE 5                      3201-4080         50                  89
ZONE 6                      4081-5000         59                105
ZONE 7                      5001-6100         63                113
ZONE 8                      6101-7100         70                126
ZONE 9                      7101-9000         85                150
Fares are converted to local currency
subject to taxes as applicable

TICKETING-ZED
Contact Employee Travel Services 1-800-413-1113 for North America, for outside
North America contact your nearest Air Canada reservations department.


VALIDITY
180day from date of issue.
RESERVATION ENTITLEMENT
Standby

DISCLAIMER-ZED**
* Contrary to the intent of the zed program, this carrier *
* will not accept a flight coupon for other than the city *
* pair shown (at face value only) or reissue a flight *
* coupon for another alternate routing/city pair/carrier *
* it is recommended the ticket(s) be issued to include any *
* possible routing/city pair which may involve this carrier *
* and any unused coupon(s) may be submitted to the issuing *
carrier for refund once travel is completed


OTHER
· ** SPEEDBIRD FARE **
· POSITIVE SPACE TRAVEL - U.S.A. AND LONDON
· APPLICATION:
· - VALID YEAR ROUND
· - MAXIMUM STAY - 28 DAYS
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· ELIGIBILITY:
· ACTIVE EMPLOYEE OF AC/TIER 2 & 3 WITH 6 MONTHS SERVICE
· RETIRED EMPLOYEE
· SPOUSE - LEGAL
· DEPENDENT CHILDREN UNDER 24 YEARS OF AGE
· PARENTS OF *SINGLE* ACTIVE/RETIRED EMPLOYEE


SERVICE CHARGE:
" - FOR RETURN TRAVEL ONLY - PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES
" TO/FROM LONDON I EMP/SPOUSE/CHD I PARENT OF SGLEMP
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" BOS/BWI/ORD/CLT/DTW I USD $275 I USD 325
" IAD/JFK/EWR/PIT/PHL
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" ATL/DFW/IAH/MIA/MCO I USD $295 I USD $345
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" LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN/PHX/DEN USD $325 I USD $375
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· TAX:
· (US) U.S. INTNL DEP/ARR TAX (PER DEP/ARR U.S.)
· (AY) U.S. SECURITY SERVICE BOARDING FEE
· (XY) U.S. IMMIGRATION FEE
· (YC) U.S. FEDERAL CUSTOMS FEE
· (XA) U.S. ANIMAL/PLANT INSPECTION FEE
· (GB) U.K. INTL DEP DUTY TAX
· (UB) U.K. PASSENGER SERVICE CHARGE
·
· RESERVATION:
· CONTACT BRITISH AIRWAYS AT 1-800-AIRWAYS
· TICKETING:
· - PNR MUST BE CREATED BY ECC-EMPLOYEE CALL CENTRE (N.A.)
· 1-800-413-1113
· - TICKET ISSUED BY Air Canada IN THE USA ONLY US$
· VALIDITY:
· Valid 30days from date of outbound travel no
· extensions

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. Found on the internet.
The Wright brothers overcame some pretty incredible obstacles to get their
planes in the air but they never came up against anything like the TSA. Ken
Hyde, of The Wright Experience, discovered this week that the Virginia airstrip
where he plans to test-fly his replica of the first airplane capable of
sustained and controlled flight is within the Washington air defense
identification zone. And since the Wrights didn't invent two-way radio
communication or transponders -- much less file a flight plan for 106 feet --
Hyde will be deemed a national security threat if he proceeds with his testing
without those modern accoutrements. While the Wrights grappled with the forces
of nature, it will likely be political pressure that will help Hyde's dream
come true.


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.  Star Alliance employees/retirees  sends this information -
Not too many left!
Canadian Rockies Motorhome Golf Vacation

May 16 - 23, 2003
VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
$494.00 CAD
PER MOTORHOME
Fraserway RV Rentals is pleased to offer the following great adventure for all
airline employees, retirees, family and friends.
SEVEN leisurely days to enjoy the Canadian Rockies spectacular scenery, golf
courses, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, soaking in Hot Springs, whatever
and wherever you wish to explore enroute.
This is normally a 15 hour drive so just imagine all the time you have to enjoy
the natural splendor of British Columbia and Alberta.
Limited Units Still Available - Very Comfortable - Trucks w/campers
Package Includes:
7 nights 1st class camping
1200 Free Kilometres
Convenience Kits: Sleeping bags, pillows, dishes, towels, etc.
Trucks w/campers.
For more details please go to the following link:
http://members.shaw.ca/rrone/home.html

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. Terry's travel tips.

The visa requirements for entry into Malayasia by Canadian citizens has been
removed.

Interline World Vacations
" Experience Crystal Cruises" at less than $100 PP per day
Offer open to Family and Friends
Call Immediately to confirm reservations
CRYSTAL HARMONY
Sailing May 1st 2003
9 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise Los Angeles round-trip
Categories G-C $995
Categories B-A $1295
Categories PH $2095
Categories PS $2795
Los Angeles, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Los Angeles
CRYSTAL HARMONY
Sailing May 10th 2003
7 Day Mexican Riviera Cruise Los Angeles round-trip
Categories G-C $895
Categories B-A $1195
Categories PH $1995
Categories PS $2495
Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Los Angeles
CRYSTAL HARMONY
Sailing May 17th 2003
6 Day Coastal Cruise Los Angeles to Vancouver
Categories G-C $795
Categories B-A $1095
Categories PH $1895
Categories PS $2395
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver
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*PORT CHARGES INCLUDED. Government taxes extra. All prices are in US dollars,
based on double occupancy for new bookings only. Certain terms and conditions
may apply
For information and reservations, please call
INTERLINE WORLD VACATIONS AT 1-866-279-8480 toll free
or (604) 279-8482

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