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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 655,  Jan 22nd  2002. We first published in October 1995.

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


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. Nice to know!
Family Affair sell offs -
FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFF- TRANSBORDER ** EFFECTIVE 15JAN02
Fare type: Economy class, round-trip
Travel period:
First travel: none
Last travel: 28Feb02
Reservations Within 14 days of departure
MIN/MAX:
Originating SU-TH: 1ST Sat
Originating SA: 1ST Sun
MAX: 60 Days
Exception: FLORIDA/LAS VEGAS/HAWAII: 30 Days
FARE LEVELS:
HOU-YTO/BOS-YOW/BOS-YTO/MSY-YTO/WAS-YTO/EWR-YOW/EWR-YTO/
HPN-YTO/HOU-YOW/LGA-YOW/LGA-YTO/PHL-YTO/ROC-YTO/SYR-YTO/
RIC-YTO/CMH-YTO/ABE-YTO/CLE-YTO/PIT-YTO = $143.00 CAD

ATL-YTO/CHI-YTO/CHO-YOW/DFW-YTO/LAX-YEA/LAX-YYC/LAX-YVR
SFO-YVR/SFO-YYC/PHX-YYC/PHX-YVR/BNA-YTO/HOU-YMQ/IND-YTO/
MKE-YTO/MSP-YTO/STL-YTO = $151.00 CAD

CHI-YVR/BOS-YVR/JFK-YVR = $255.00 CAD

DEN-YTO/SAN-YTO/PHX-YTO = $279.00 CAD

SEA-YTO = $204.00 CAD

BOS-YMQ/WAS-YMQ/EWR-YMQ/LGA-YMQ/PHL-YMQ/BDL-YMQ = $135.00 CAD

GEG-YYC/SEA-YVR/PDX-YVR = $111.00 CAD

Air Canada Vacations Launches New Route — Toronto to Turks & Caicos. Missing that summer feeling? Air Canada Vacations can help you find it again. On Saturday, Jan. 19, Air Canada Vacations added to its growing menu of sun destinations with the launch of non-stop flights from Toronto to the Turks & Caicos Islands
Air Canada Vacations Specials Available — Cuba, Here I Come!
If you want a break from the cold and snow, Air Canada Vacations has holiday packages at great prices. Special rates to Cuba for the month of January are now available for Air Canada employees, family and friends.



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. We recently welcomed these readers - perhaps you would like to know where they worked -
Jeanne Lafleur retired Air Canada Passenger Agent joined TCA 1946 retired 1983
living in Dorval QC
Doug Orvis retired from Canadain Airlines in 1998.
Walter Joly retired Air Canada Flight Crew Scheduling Analyst lives in Hudson QC
Donald Vye General Forman Mtce lives in Florida USA.
Brian Cashin  recently retired from AC Passenger Sales International, LHR, and have
joined the Pionairs.
Dave Parkinson B747 Fleet Manager living in Delta, BC.
Loraine Boileau retired Air Canada Refunds lives in Dugald, MN.
Anne Gulycz  was a CS&S agent at Toronto Airport and with Air Canada
for 28 2/1 years...I have recently retired.
Eric J. Dandy Manager, Property Management lives in Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC

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BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA)
(Jan 10/02)
For information only - check with Employee Travel Service for latest information.

SCOPE 

* CODESHARE * 
Codeshare/affiliated carrier flights are NOT eligible 
under the terms of this agreement unless stated otherwise 
refer to Restriction if applicable to this agreement 

* TAX * 
Any reduced rate ticket is subject to tax as applicable 

RESTRICTION 

ZED travel permitted as follows 
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) 

BRITISH AIRWAYS CODESHARE: 
GB AIRWAYS (BA) 
BRITISH REGIONAL AIRLINES (TH) 
LOGANAIR (BA) 
CITYFLYER EXPRESS (FD) 
SUN AIR OF SCANDINAVIA (EZ)'
COMMERCIAL AIRWAYS (MN) 

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 

Advance registration on flights is not required for U.K. 
departures - only BA reservations offices elsewhere are to 
be contacted for registration from points outside the U.K. 

PASS EXCHANGE (CANADA AND ENGLAND) 

TRAVEL PERMITTED AS FOLLOWS: 
Air Canada & British Airways International flights between CANADA and ENGLAND'

ELIGIBILITY: 
Active employee of AC/TIER 2 with 6 months service 
Retired employee 
Spouse - legal
Dependent children under 24 years of age
(under 16 must be accompanied) 
Parents of *SINGLE* Active/Retired employee (

TICKETING/PRIORITY ENDORSMENT: 
INDICATE ID00N2 IN THE TICKET ENDORSEMENT BOX 

SPACE AVAILABLE ZED - ZONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT** 

DEFINITION-ZED 
Space available ZONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT - Personal travel 

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

CHILDREN: 
Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult also on zed 
2-11 years pay 67% of the applicable ZED fare 
Infants - free of charge if not occupying a seat 
- require a separate tkt for international travel 

RESERVATION-ZED
Contact Employee Travel Service YWG if in north America
Local reservations if outside north America.

Calculate the mileage for each segment flown 
assess the applicable fare based on the zone for each segment 
travelled per Chart-ZED and level per Eligiblity-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                6101-9000     70     126

Fares are converted to local currency 
Subject to taxes as applicable 

TICKETING-ZED
Contact Employee Travel Service YWG if in north America
Local reservations if outside north America.

VALIDITY
180 Days from date of issue. 

* 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 * 

ID50 POSITIVE SPACE REDUCED RATE - PERSONAL

RESTRICTION: 
ID50 as space available only on BA shuttle service 
LHR/MAN TO/From EDI/GLA/BFS 

ELIGIBILITY:
Active employee of AC/Tier 2 & 3 with 12 months service 
Retired employee 
Spouse - legal
Dependent children under 24 years of age
(under 16 must be accompanied) 
--Note-- 
Dependents must carry photocopy of employee ID as proof of 
relationship/eligibility 

DISCOUNT: 
50% PERSONAL TRAVEL 
First, Business and normal Economy fares 
Children fares permitted 
**NO other discounted fare permitted 

BOOKING:
Contact Employee Travel Service YWG if in north America
Local reservations if outside north America. 

TICKETING:
Contact Employee Travel Service YWG if in north America
Local reservations if outside north America.  - VALID 90 Days from date of issue.

** SPEEDBIRD FARE **'

POSITIVE SPACE TRAVEL - U.S.A. AND LONDON 

APPLICATION: 
- Valid year round 
- Maximum stay - 28 days 

ELIGIBILITY:
Active employee of Air Canada/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 SGL EMP 
BOS/BWI/ORD/CLT/DTW         US$ $275                 US$ $325 
IAD/JFK/EWR/PIT/PHL
ATL/DFW/IAH/MIA/MCO          US$ $295                 US$ $345 
LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN/PHX/DEN  US$ $325                 US$ $375 
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TAX: 
(US) U.S. INTNL DEP/ARR TAX (PER DEP/ARR U.S.) 
(XF) U.S. PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE (PFC) 
(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 the Employee Travel Service YWG 
- Ticket issued by Air Canada in the USA only - us$ 

VALIDITY: 
Valid 30 days from date of outbound travel - NO extensions 

** CONCORDE SPECIAL OFFER ** 

POSITIVE SPACE TRAVEL - NEW YORK (JFK) AND LONDON (LHR) 

APPLICATION: 
- PROGRAM NOT IN EFFECT - (BA HAS ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NOT 
OFFER THIS PROGRAM AT THIS TIME NOV 8/01 - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) 
- APPLICABLE JFK-LHR OR LHR-JFK

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. May Day!
Subject: Re: Locating an old Friend
From: Henry Kroeker < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Hopefully can offer me some assistance in locating a good old friend of
mine that worked for Air Canada in the 50's in Winnipeg and at some point I
understood he may have been transferred to Montreal. His name is Gerry
Falconer.
Regards
Henry Kroeker

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. News from the districts.
Vancouver area -
Coffee Clubs - All Pionairs are invited to meet at 10:00 AM
White Rock - 1st Tuesday (at 9:30 AM) Earl's Restaurant,
1767- 152nd St, White Rock (Wilse Jessee 604.535.0595)
Tsawwassen - 2nd Tuesday Reo's Restaurant, 1077 56th St.
(Glen Steeves 604.943.0494)
Ladner - 4th Tuesday Ricky's Restaurant, Trenant Park
(Terry Fitzgibbon 604.940.1849)
Richmond - 3rd Tuesday, Club House at 5531 Cornwall Dr.
(Joan Milton 604.276.2062)
Vancouver - 3rd Thursday - Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886
Hudson St., (Ian Beckett 604.435.0544) (see note below)
West & North Vancouver - 2nd Wednesday, Park Royal Hotel
540 Clyde West Vancouver (Barb Pike 604-926-6938 or Pam Botting 604-983-3805)

Gerry Damskov for Ron Goran District Director Okanagan District.
OKANAGAN DISTRICT
Our Fall and Winter Newsletter is now online at: www.acpionairs.ca
Our next Pionair function is on February 14th. 2002 (Valentines Day). Our
Local AGM.
Place : At the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna, B.C. located at 2170 Harvey Ave.
Kelowna across from the Orchard Park Mall.
The Itinerary is: Meet & Greet at 11:30 Luncheon is at 12:30. Our Guest
speaker will be our National President, Fraser O’Shaughnessy.
The cost is $16.00 or $18.00 at the door. Price includes meal, guest speaker
and prizes. Also there will be a 50/50 draw. And a no Host Cash Bar will be
available.
If you are planning to attend: please make your checks payable to:
Air Canada Pionairs , and snail mail to: Tony Bestick 15-680 Valley Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 2J3
Please Do NOT make your checks out to Tony Bestick.
If anyone needs assistance or special needs, call Ron Goran at: 712-9723
Any Pionairs or ex-Airline Visitors are most welcome.

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: "B McCormack" <gram& This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Subject: DC-9
B.McCormack sends this story -

DC-9 Nose gear.
Pete Peterson and I brought a flight into Vancouver and after carrying out
the various checks and procedures, landed with an unsafe (red lights) nose
gear. Maintenance took the aircraft over to the hangar and crew sched
called and asked us to remain in Vancouver until it was repaired and then
fly it back to Winnipeg on the morning flight. Pete was put up in a hotel
and I stayed at my own home, being a commuter at that time.
The problem eventually was determined to be in the nose gear wiring harness
and the trouble shooting and then repairs took two days. Great, I got to
spend two nights at home.
We returned to the field early the second morning and were in the office
flight planning when the dispatcher asked us if we were ready to do the
nose gear taxi check. "Taxi check?" We were told nothing about that! Now we
had to scramble if we hoped to salvage an on schedule departure. "Where is
the aircraft?" "At the hangar, there is a car waiting to take you there"
I hate that kind of an unplanned rush but here we now were on the flight
deck of a cold aeroplane trying to squeeze 45 minutes of chores into the
remaining 30 minutes before departure time. I said to Pete that we would do
a superficial cockpit check, use the checklists for start up, after start
and taxi to ensure we had brakes, hydraulics and so on and then do the
complete check at the ramp later while the passengers were being boarded.
We called dispatch and asked what type of gear check was required. They had
no idea so as we approached runway 08/26's "centre" taxi we asked the tower
for clearance to taxi on to the runway, continue to the 08 button and then
run a high-speed taxi back. They approved the request; we fast taxied and
were now in position and about to power up back to the turn off. I said to
the F/O "let's take advantage of the situation and carry out a rejected
take off procedure just below V1 speed.
We quickly reviewed the procedure, advanced the throttles to T/O power and
the near empty aircraft rapidly accelerated. At about 5 knots below V1 the
nose of the DC-9 suddenly reared up like a bronco out of the chute, I
pushed full forward on the control wheel until I hit the full travel stops
to no avail, shouted "reject, buckets" and applied brakes, hard. The nose
wheel came down to the runway with a heck of a smack (take that) and we
came to a rapid stop. I expected the tower to comment on the thoroughness
of the nose gear check we had done, but they didn't and we didn't.
We taxied clear of the runway, our eyes like saucers, did a quick check for
an explanation of the incident and found our answer. Someone had set the
horizontal stabilizer full nose up and we missed it during our abbreviated
check.. We taxied in to the terminal parking, picked up our passengers
while completing a THOROUGH cockpit check, departed on sched or very close
and logged "nose gear checks OK"(you bet). Bernie

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. For the de Havilland Comet affectionados -
Visiting the U.K. and flying out of Gatwick Airport? The former Dan Air Comet 4B G-APMB serves as a ground trainer for tug and air operators, alongside a de Havilland Trident G-AWZX. The Comet built for B.E.A. in 1959 was sold to Channel Airways in 1970 and then Dan Air in 1972, and last saw service on December 28, 1978 and sold to Gatwick Handling the following month.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Going To Florida And Need A Place To Stay?
The Four Points by Sheraton Lakeside in Kissimmee, Florida has a
deal for you. Employees can enjoy an appreciation rate of $35 US
per room, per night, plus tax and $3.50 US resort service fee.
The offer is valid on a space available basis from Jan. 11 to
Feb. 27. For more information about this offer, or to reserve,
call (800) 848-0801 and ask for the airline appreciation rate.

When visiting London, UK try -
Experience one of London's most enjoyable nights out! This unusual and fascinating evening brings clients back to a Medieval Banquet: Food, music and dance inclusive.
You get:
A four-course traditional English meal
Unlimited wine and beer during the meal
Two hours of themed entertainment dancing until 11:30pm
Program:
Tour starts at 7:30am at the Ivory House, St. Katherine's dock "Tower Hill."

The Banquet: This regal Medieval Banquet takes place by flickering torchlight in the vaulted cellars of Ivory House, just a stone's throw from the Tower Bridge. You could be forgiven for thinking that you've stepped back in time. But you'll know it's no illusion when King Henry's dancing wenches invite you to watch the show! Afterwards, there's music and dancing.
Adult  ca$99.00  child  ca$66.00
Book through a travel agent or the britrail web site before leaving Canada.

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