2005 Netletter #888 - June 18, 2005

#888 - June 18, 2005

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Since Oct/95 - "Over 2,234 AC retirees served" June 18, 2005

 

Number 888

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About us!

Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for those ex Air Canada types who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. It was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then finally simplified to just "The NetLetter".

We believe that our NetLetter, which originates from Vancouver Island, was the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for retirees of Air Canada.

The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.

Our 'NetLetter' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NetLetter'. Please forward this to other retirees who can then subscribe right from the forwarded link at the bottom of this email.



 


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  • Reader Feedback
  • Vesta

    Help wanted.
    My wife and I are going to wedding in Vancouver on Saturday August 06th. Can you suggest a hotel with a reasonable rate for retired employees - downtown preferred or surrounding area. Thanks.
    Bob Chiddenton
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  • Air Canada News
  • Recent article on Air Canada flight AC999 San Jose, Costa Rica - Toronto had the following favourable comment -

    "Air Canada's coach product compares favourably with European tourist class products over similar stages, and is superior to that of U/S major carriers. What made this flight memorable was the friendly attitude of the cabin crew. They certainly made the long flight seem very short"

  • Star Alliance News
  • The unsecured creditors committee for bankrupt United Airlines have indicated that outside parties may be interested in making a bid for the carrier, a court document showed.

    United Airlines receives approval to install wireless internet access to its fleet. United Airlines recently received regulatory approval to install wireless internet access to its fleet in a partnership with Verizon Communications. The Federal Aviation Administration will let United's parent company, UAL, install the cabin equipment necessary to provide wireless internet connection to passengers and crew members on U.S. domestic flights. United becomes the first domestic airline to get FAA approval that allows passengers to surf the internet while riding through the sky. Wireless internet access is broadly available at airports around the world, and has even begun to pop up on some international flights. Both Lufthansa and Japan Airlines are among a number that provides Wi-Fi for a fee.

  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • Regarding the Sparwood deals offered as mentioned in NetLetter nr 887 - Carman sends this -

    Just a suggestion that you compare rates always as I checked some rates using airline rate and then senior rate with them and the senior rate was much better cheers Carman

    Some of the deals offerred by KVI Interline Cruises & Tours

    CANADA/NEW ENGLAND CRUISES ­ FROM $349.00 USD
    CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
    JULY 02, 11 & 16, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $349.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New York with stops in Saint John, Halifax

    CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
    JULY 07* & 21, 2005 ­ 4 NIGHTS
    FROM $399.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New York with stops in Saint John, Halifax

    MEXICAN BAJA CRUISES ­ FROM $349.00 USD
    CARNIVAL PARADISE
    JUNE 20, 27, JULY 04, 11, 18 & 25, 2005 ­ 4 NIGHTS FROM $449.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Los Angeles with stops in Catalina Island, Ensenada

    CARNIVAL PARADISE
    JULY 08, 2005 ­ 3 NIGHTS
    FROM $349.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Los Angeles with stops in Ensenada

    MINI CRUISE CRUISES ­ FROM $299.00 USD
    CARNIVAL CELEBRATION
    JULY 30, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $479.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Jacksonville with stops in Key West, Nassau

    CARNIVAL CELEBRATION
    JULY 07, 2005 ­ 4 NIGHTS
    FROM $579.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Jacksonville with stops in Freeport, Nassau

    CARNIVAL ECSTASY
    JUNE 18 & 27, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $579.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Galveston with stops in Cozumel, Calica

    CARNIVAL ECSTASY
    JUNE 23, JULY 07, 21, AUG. 04 & 18*, 2005 ­ 4 NIGHTS
    FROM $399.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Galveston with stops in Cozumel

    CARNIVAL FASCINATION
    JULY 22 & 29*, 2005 ­ 3 NIGHTS
    FROM $299.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Miami with stops in Nassau

    CARNIVAL IMAGINATION
    JUNE 20 & 25, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $649.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Miami with stops in Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios

    CARNIVAL INSPIRATION
    JULY 09*, 18 & 23*, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $649.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in Tampa with stops in Grand Cayman, Cozumel

    CARNIVAL SENSATION
    JULY 02*, 11, 16 & 25, 2005 ­ 5 NIGHTS
    FROM $639.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New Orleans with stops in Costa Maya, Cozumel

    CARNIVAL SENSATION
    JULY 07 & 21, 2005 ­ 4 NIGHTS
    FROM $569.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New Orleans with stops in Cozumel

    EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES ­ FROM $671.00 USD CARNIVAL LEGEND
    JUNE 30, JULY 08, 16, 24, AUG. 01, 09, 17, 25, SEPT. 02, 10, 18*, OCT. 04 & 12, 2005 ­ 8 NIGHTS
    FROM $671.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New York with stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola

    WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES ­ FROM $909.00 USD
    CARNIVAL CONQUEST
    JULY 03 & 24, 2005 ­ 7 NIGHTS
    FROM $909.00 USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in New Orleans with stops in Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

    SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISES ­ FROM $499.00 USD CARNIVAL DESTINY
    JUNE 19, 26, AUGUST 21, SEPT. 04, OCT. 09, 16, 23 & 30*, 2005 ­ 7 NIGHTS
    FROM $499.00* USD
    Ports of Call: Starting in San Juan with stops in St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, Aruba

    Patti Gordon
    YOUR Interline Specialist
    Toll Free in N.A.: 1.866.765.3694
    Collect to Canada: 250.765.3697
    Fax to Canada: 775.305.7900
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    Web:
    www.kviinterline.com


    All rates are quoted in US dollars, per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy. Rates include port charges (unless otherwise stated), however, government taxes, trip cancellation insurance and supplier documentation fees are extra. Rates are current at time of publication, subject to change at any time without notice, and are based on availability at time of booking. These rates are for NEW BOOKINGS only as at date of publication.

    KVI Interline Cruises & Tours
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