2003 Netletter #795 - Nov 5/03 - The NetLetter

#795 - Nov 5/03 - The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 795  Nov 5th.,2003. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+
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Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker

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. Must know.
Travel to Delhi for cons still restricted – embargo extended due to heavy
loads. Any employees wishing to fly standby to Delhi are asked to please
delay their travel plans a little longer as we are experiencing extremely
heavy flight loads and payload restrictions. As a result, all space
available personal travel is embargoed until Nov. 16. Thank you for your

An Employee Travel change preview for 2004 - payment options reduced.
In 2004, the Employee Travel program will undergo a few changes. One of the
changes involves simplifying employee travel service payments. Starting
Jan. 15, 2004, all employee travel service charges can only be paid with a
valid credit card. The payroll deduction process will no longer be
possible. This change in the method of payment is a cost-savings initiative
that will allow the company to offer all active and retired employees a
more efficient and streamlined payment process. Stay tuned for more
communications regarding changes to the Employee Travel program for 2004.

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. New airline!
A former Air Canada executive is behind a plan to launch a new regional
operator in Canada with Quebec its most likely base.
Gilles Filiatreaultis currently talking to a number of airlines for the
airline, dubbed Val Air, to develop commercial alliances with established
carriers. The airline is discussing the lease of two Bombardier Dash 8's
ahead of its proposed launch.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Following from Bob Culbert
Having just returned from the U.K., I wish to highly recommend the
following B&B: The
Aquae Sulis Hotel, 174/176 Newbridge Road, Bath, Somerset, England BA1
3LE, phone
01225-420061, fax 01225-446077, e-mail
mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
website http://www.aquaesulishotel.com, proprietors
David and Jane Carnegie. Excellent in every respect. Bob Culbert

In NetLetter nr 794 we again mentioned that Interlining Plus will waive
the us$20.00 administration fee if you are a Pionair - we received this
from Jim Morgan -
A few days ago I had arranged a cruise booking thru Interliningplus and
was not aware that they would waive the $20 booking fee for Pionairs. When
I called them back they immediately said they would re-imburse the fee and
they apologised that they had forgotten to ask if I was a Pionair at the
time of booking. Just wanted to thank you for your timely advice and for
saving me $20. Incidentally they explained that this only applies to the
Employee and not the spouse. Thks again and keep up the good work. Regards
Jim Morgan

From: James F. C. Rose - Your Interline Cruise Expert
Carnival has just announced that due to The Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA) Ministerial Meeting and Business Forum that will
be held in downtown Miami from November 16 to 22, and that is
expected to attract over 100,000 visitors - there will be a great deal of
traffic problems, there will be changes in some cruises. This includes:
Triumph on November 15 and Imagination on November 15 and
Imagination on November 10. Generally, the ships will use
Ft.Lauderdale for departure AND return. The cruise line will NOT be
providing any form of free transfers; and if you wish us to arrange for
transfers from Carnival - there will be the charge of the transfers of
$32 per person plus our charge of $10 a person (as Carnival does not
pay a commission on transfers).
A Carnival Special - open to friends:
December 8 on Imagniation for 5 nights from Miami.
Visits: Key West & Belize.
Run of ship: $85
(plus port & taxes of $157.36)
(Also: Interline rate is only $60 - for a better inside)
For reservations:
Usual terms & conditions apply,
including these are all per person - based upon at least two in a cabin,
USA funds, port charges & taxes extra.
Prices & availability are NOT guaranteed to last, and can
and do change fast and without notice.
However, your price is guaranteed once you book & pay.
JAMES F. C. ROSE - YOUR Cruise Expert

Here are some deals from Dargal -
January 5 ~ 11 Nights ~ Seabourn ~ Seabourn Spirit
ITINERARY: Singapore; Cruise Java Sea; Cruise Flores Sea; Cruise Timor Sea;
Darwin, Australia; Cruise Arafura Sea; Cruise Great Barrier Reef; Cairns,
Australia; Cairns, Australia
Suite $1925
January 10 & 24 ~ 7 Nights ~ Disney ~ Disney Magic
ITINERARY: Port Canaveral, Florida; Key West, Florida; At Sea; Grand
Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; At Sea; Castaway Cay; Port
Canaveral, Florida
Standard Inside $629, Deluxe Inside $719, Deluxe Oceanview $739, Deluxe
w/Navigator's Verandah $999, Deluxe w/Verandah $1109, Family Stateroom
w/Verandah $1379, 3rd, 4th & 5th Passenger $599, Children 3 to 12 $499,
Children 2 and under $139
December 7 ~ 7 Nights ~ Carnival ~ Carnival Destiny
ITINERARY: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, USVI; Martinique, French West
Indies; Barbados, West Indies; At Sea; Aruba, Dutch Antilles; At Sea; San
Juan, Puerto Rico
Your friends and family can book up to 3 additional staterooms!
Inside $299, Oceanview $349, Balcony $399
November 15 ~ 7 Nights ~ Holland America ~ Zaandam
ITINERARY: Port Canaveral, Florida; At Sea; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town,
Grand Cayman; Montego Bay, Jamaica; At Sea; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Port
Canaveral, Florida
Inside $299, Oceanview $349
November 9 ~ 7 Nights ~ Viking River Cruises ~ Viking Spirit
ITINERARY: Vienna, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Durnstein, Austria; Melk,
Austria; Salzburg, Austria; Passau, Germany; Regensburg, Germany;
Nuremberg, Germany
Outside $229
December 28 (New Year's Eve sailing!) ~ 11 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean ~
Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Ensenada, Mexico; At Sea; Hilo, Hawaii; Kailua Kona, Hawaii;
Nawiliwili, Kauai; Lahaina, Maui; Honolulu, Hawaii
Inside $499, Oceanview $699, Balcony $899
November 28 ~ 11 Nights ~ Celebrity ~ Mercury
ITINERARY: San Diego, California; At Sea; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Mazatlan,
Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; At Sea; Acapulco, Mexico;
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico; At Sea; San Diego, California
Inside $600, Oceanview $650
November 29 ~ 10 Nights ~ Princess ~ Coral Princess
ITINERARY: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; At Sea;
Panama Canal; Limon, Costa Rica; At Sea; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands;
Cozumel, Mexico; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Inside $599, Oceanview $649
December 14 (Christmas sailing!) ~ 14 Nights ~ Norwegian ~ Norwegian Crown
ITINERARY: Valparaiso, Chile; At Sea; Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto
Chacabuco, Chile; Cruise Darwin Channel; Cruise Patagonic Channels; Cruise
Chilean Fjords; Cruise Strait of Magellan; Punta Arenas, Chile; Cruise
Beagle Channel; Ushuaia, Argentina; Cruise Cape Horn; Port Stanley,
Falkland Islands; At Sea; Puerto Madryn, Argentina; At Sea; Montevideo,
Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Inside $699, Oceanview $799
November 22 ~ 7 Nights ~ Star Clippers ~ Star Flyer
ITINERARY: Phuket, Thailand; Ko Adang, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia; Ko Lipe,
Thailand; Ko Khai Nok, Thailand; Phang Nga/Ko Dam Hok, Thailand; Similan
Islands, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand
Outside $740
Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy).
PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. Taxes, fees and Dargal’s $20 Service Fee per
room are additional.
All rates are subject to change, availability and eligibility. All 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: (International Access Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283

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. Smilie.
Ten Commandments of flying!
A pilot who inspecteth not his aircraft gives angels cause to concern the
Thou shalt not become airborne without first ascertaining the level of thy
Let infinite discretion govern thy movement near the ground, for thy area
of destruction is vast.
Thy engine RPM is thy staff of life. Without it, thou shall surely perish.
Thou shall not let thy confidence exceed thy ability, for broad is thy path
of destruction.
The pilot that doeth an approach and alloweth the wind to turn behind them
shall surely make restitution.
Thou shall maintain thy speed between ten and four hundred feet, lest the
earth rise up and smite thee.
Thou shall not make a trial of thy centre of gravity, lest you dash thy
foot against a stone.
He who allows his tail to catch in the thorns, curseth his children and his
childrens children.
Thou shall not fly unless thou have a type certification for thy craft!

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