2003 Netletter #788 Sept 19th., 2003- The NetLetter

#788 Sept 19th., 2003- The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 788 Sept 19th., 2003. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+

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

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. Yet again! Your co pilot is off on his travels again, back early
October, so no formal NetLetter for a while. BUT keep sending your
information please and anything urgent will be handled by our Chief pilot -

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Another departure for Dreams Take Flight - Montreal chapter. Very early on
Wednesday, Oct. 1, some very special children will be arriving at the
Dorval Base to board an aircraft to Disney World. This flight marks the 9th
departure for Dreams Take Flight, the employee driven initiative that
offers children who are socially disadvantaged or have physical or mental
disabilities the chance to enjoy a fun-filled day of enchantment and
entertainment. If you’re interested in volunteering early that morning or
that evening for the return flight, contact Don Haggart at
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Subject: Quarter Century in Aviation Club

We are a aviation club open to all that have 25 years in associated
aviation employment. Our Club meets on the third Tuesday of Oct, Nov. Jan.
Feb. Mar. and April, at the Austria Club on Westminster Hwy, Richmond, B.
C. at 5:00PM for coctails, dinner and a guest speaker. Contact H. Jones-
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. Where are they now!
B737-200 C-GBPW c/n 20958  was the 391st built and delivered on January
13st., 19875, to Pacific Wester Airlines, later Canadian Airlines
International as fin 740. It also flew for America West Airlines as N128AW.
Purchased by Air Canada when CAI was taken over, and last served with Air
Canada in September 2001as fin 540 and stored in Vancouver Airport.
Sold to scrap dealer in Opa Locka FL . This was one of three 737s sold to
Blueside Metals in Opa Locka FL for scrapping. Broken up at Vancouver
inside hangar as unable to fly aircraft to Florida so Air Canada staff
broke it up in September 2002 and parts to be trucked to Opa Locka. The
remains of the fuselage of this aircraft were     removed from Air Canada
property                  during the week of January 23rd 2003 and was put
on the south side of Vancouver airport
awaiting a barge to take it up the coast to become an artificial diving reef.
This will be the first airframe to be sunk on the West Coast of North America.
(Brings a new dimension to "plane spotting! - eds)

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Wallace Lamond, Director Pionairs Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands sent
us this sometime ago, and we repeat it here -
1 Call Air Canada Pension Office, Winnipeg Phone # (204)941-3552, or
2 You will need copies of the Death Certificate. Ask your Lawyer if Will
to be probated.
3 Request forms from Canada Pension Office -- there is a Death Benefit
payable & also a "Survivor Widow Allowance" paid monthly. Phone
4 Check with Revenue Canada re final Income Tax Return for the deceased.
5 If your income is at acertain level you can qualify for a Guaranteed
Income Supplement through the Canada Pension Office.
6 Change Bank Accounts to your name.
7 Change RRSP,s to your name plus any other investments.
8 Change House to your name.
9 Change Car Registration & Insurance to your name.
10 Turn in deceased's Drivers Licence.
11 Change Visa & other credit cards to your name.
12 Inform Telephone Company of change of name.
13 Inform Provincial Medical Insurance.
14 If your spouse was a Veteran of WW11 "The Last Post Fund" will pay part
of the funeral expenses, if you qualify. Veteran's Affairs Phone #998-9460
(Ottawa) or 1-800-563-2508.
15 If an accident was the cause of death- don't forget to check your
insurance policies.

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. Found on the internet.
Royal Brunei are looking to replace their B767-300 fleet with the ultra
long range Airbus A340-500. It is thought that the first two A340-500's
that had been built for Air Canada are at the centre of the discussions.

which new routes would YOU like from London Luton?
Help easyJet decide on which new routes to launch from London Luton for
your chance to win a pair of free flights!
Ryanair, Europe's No 1. low fares airline today told easyJet to stop
begging for directions and said it would post an Atlas to the airline if it
was so desperate to find out where it should fly.

>From Jet2 a UK low cost airline -
We still have some seats available from Leeds Bradford to Alicante,
Barcelona, Malaga and Palma for GBP29!

Ryanair, Europe's No. 1 low fares airline,  announced that demand for its
largest ever FREE seat giveaway - 2 million free seats - has been the
highest ever and it urged customers to keep on trying if they were having
problems booking the seats they wanted

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. Terry's travel tips.
Great interline specials for airline employees. If you’re a member of
ID90.com, a worldwide interline discount resource available exclusively for
airline employees, they have a really great deal available for the month of
September. Their newest travel partner Hyatt International Hotels and
Resorts is offering unbelievable rates starting at just $40 US a night –
includes breakfast for two. This is the first time the Hyatt has offered
rates this low, so hurry because the offer ends Sept. 30. For more
information call 888-895-2510.

Winter breaks from Interlining Plus -
Available from November to April
Rome Weekend / 4 nights / $465 CDN
Paris Weekend / 4 nights / $490 CDN
London Long Weekend / 3 nights / $410 CDN
London Revisited / 6 nights / $575 CDN
London Week / 6 nights / $649 CDN
CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS! 1-800-665-3100

Trish at the Star Alliance Employee/Retiree web site sends this
information -
Grey Cup 2003!
GAME DATE: November 16, 2003
And so it comes to pass that another year in the Canadian Football League
leads to Saskatchewan!

Attending this years game? Why not do it with your pals in fully winterized
motorhome from CanaDream! Your hotel on wheels. These full size 27 foot
motorhomes sleep 6...and this way you can party at the Greycup and not have
to drive anywhere!

Non Rev to Calgary and pick up your motorhome for 3 nights that includes
all taxes, 1600 kms, additional driver, convenience kits and VIP coverage.

All this for just $698.00 per motorhome!
Autumn Motorhome Deals

From Star Alliance web site startrips.tv
Following will offer interline rates -
Visiting Antigua?
Admirals Inn   268-460-1027  fax  268-460-1534
Barrymore Hotel  268-462-1055  fax  268-462-4062
English Harbour Inn   268-460-1014   fax  268-460-1603
Near London Airport UK.
Crompton Gurst House  44-20-4570-7090  fax  44-20-8577-1975
Lampton Gurst House   44-20-8570-0056   fax  20-8570-1220
Gloucestershire  UK
Pardon Hill B n B    p/fax  1242-672488
Devon UK
Thistledoo B n B   44-1271-890245
Woodlands Hotel  44-1598-752324  fax  44-1598-753828
. Penny pinchers PARIS -
5 nights hotel, transfers, unlimited Metro & bus travel, Museum pass, 2
day unlimited bus tour, fashion show, 40% discount Opera Bastille, all for
us$399 pp dbl standard hotel.
Paris hotels -
4 days, 3 nights superior hotel from us$219 pp dbl, standard hotel from
us$149 pp dbl includes breakfast and taxes.
Burgandy wine country drive -
Le Montrachet - 4 days, 3 nights with car, breakfast & dinner daily from
us$459 pp dbl.
For those of you who got rained out for your summer vacation, we have great
deals on Caribbean and Mexico resorts this fall. How about $70 pp per night
rate for an all-inclusive stay in the Dominican Republic or $50 pp per
night at an all-inclusive 4 or 5 star in Mexico?
HOLLAND AMERICA Prices include port tax but not a small government tax.
Maasdam, Oct 26, 7 nts Western Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale, $349 ppn in,
$449 pp out
Oosterdam Oct 26, 12 nts, Mediterranean Symphony Rome to Venice, $799 pp
inside only
Rotterdam Oct 7,  10 nts, New York to Montreal, $649 pp in or $749 pp outside
Amsterdam, Oct 18, 7 nts, W Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale, $399 pp inside or
$499 pp outside
CARNIVAL Government taxes are additional but port tax is included.
Glory, Oct 4, 18 or Nov 1, 7 nights from Pt Canaveral from $349 pp inside
Inspiration, Nov 2, 7 nights from Tampa, from $279 pp inside
Paradise, Oct 5-26, Nov 9, 7 nights from Miami (smoke free cruise) from
$199 pp inside
Destiny, Oct 12 or 19, 7 nights from San Juan, from $249 pp
PRINCESS Government taxes are additional but port taxes are included
Sun Princess, Nov 1 or 11, 10 nights Southern/Eastern Caribbean roundtrip
from Ft Lauderdale, $599 pp inside or $799 pp outside (balcony available
for Nov 11 at $999 pp)
Dawn Princess, Oct 1, 11 nights, from Acapulco to San Juan (Panama Canal)
$599 pp in only.
Island Princess, Oct 7, 17, 27, 10 nts, Panama Canal rd trip from Ft
Lauderdale, $649 pp inside, $699 pp outside, $899 pp balcony, $999 pp mini
Grand Princess, Oct 5, 12, 19 26, 7 nts, from Ft Lauderdale to W Caribbean,
$399 pp inside, $449 pp outside, $599 pp balcony or $799 pp mini-suite
COSTA Government taxes are additional but port taxes are included
Costa Atlantica, Dec 5, 16 nt transatlantic $849 pp inside, $949 pp
outside, veranda $1099 pp.
Call us at 800-255-2376 for more information or to book.

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