2001 Netletter #549 Jan 7th, 2001

#549 Jan 7th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 549 Jan 7th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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

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. Need to know.
PRINTABLE CALL CENTRE INFO PAGE
We have put up a web page with the basic Call Centre info in it.
You can bookmark this for easy access if you like.
Also placed in that page is a link to a "printer friendly" page that you can print
and take with you on a trip. You can also give this URL to your family and friends
that require this information for Family Affair or Partner Pass Travel.
The main page is at: http://www.acfamily.net/call_centre.html
the printer friendly page is at: http://www.acfamily.net/call_centretxt.html
This is NOT in the members area so anyone can access it. There is also a copy in the members area as well.

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. Welcome to -
Lawrence Wert retired Passenger Agent YYZ Reservations wintering in Florida, US
email     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jim Galloway email:     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it retired Sir Canada captain living
in St. Catherines, ON
Bill Arrowsmith - retired from the Purchasing Department in Dorval in July
1995 after 36 years of service. Live in Vaudreuil, Quebec with my wife Pat.
Our E-mail address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Allen Cooper   email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jack MacDonnell retired from Air Traffic Control and live in Hanover, ON
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Peter Baldry retired AC and lives in the UK
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. News from the Pionair Districts.
From the monthly newsletter issued by London England Pionairs -
Christmas lunch on last December 13th was enjoyed by 96 Pionairs and friends,
during which a presentation of a Samsonite briefcase was made to Jack Morath in
appreciation of his efforts with organizing the various trips and visits.
Ian Williamson, the reporter for the lunch, recounted the time he was
involved in 'nicking' a tug from a certain airline in Delhi, India to push back
an Air Canada DC8 stuck in a cul-de-sac on it's way back from Nepal, the
driver of the tug had left his keys in the vehicle - anything to get the flight
away on time!

The next theatre trip is to see "Fame" at the Victoria Palace on Jan 30th.
Cost is gbp15.00 for members and gbp17.00 non-members.

In the planning stage is -
March  Old Tyme Music Hall at Northampton.
May     Commercial vehicle rally to Brighton.
Sept.    Annual North American trip, either Tennessee or Washington DC.

From the Montreal District newsletter "Sentinel"
A St. Patrick's Irish Luncheon.
March 9th 2001 - Lachine Curling Club, 4105 Fort Roland off 39th Ave  - 11:00 am
Once again, we invite you to join us for our annual Luncheon at the Lachine
Curling Club followed by a fun afternoon of curling either as a participant or as an
observer. Cost is only $8.00 per person.(taxes and service included)
Please hurry, as the number of places are limited to the first 125, we urge you
to return your registration and cheque to:
Air Canada Pionairs c/o Vivia German, 85 Hyman Drive, D.D.O ­ H9B 1L5
by March 1, 2001.
Important: - No Tickets will be available at the door, you must reserve in advance!
Last year we sold out!
Curling - Those Pionairs who wish to curl should contact Russ Reynard
Tel (514) 631 7165; Fax (514) 631 8956; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Let's give a big welcome to the new Executive headed by:
Director, John Rodger,   Treasurer, DivIa German,
Secretary, Yvonne Mofford.  Bob Belding will continue as Editor.
Fortunately, Committee members  will again help us out in this year.

Wanted:
Pionairs to help out during the PIONAIR GOLF TOURNAMENT-
JULY10 & 11, 2001 AT DORVAL GOLF COURSE.
If you'd like to help, please call John Rodger (514) 696-2964,
or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. News from the C.A.I.R.E. Chapters -
From Canadian Airline Retirees (C.A.I.R.E.) Chapter 7 Quebec
To our new colleagues and friends the Pionairs
We would like to extend an invitation to the Pionairs to participate in our
social activities at the present it is only a luncheon on the second Tuesday
of each month.
We hope to have some of the Pionairs present so that we can exchange ideas
and enjoy each other’s company.
January 09 Noon ­ Luncheon ­
Bar-B-Barn ­ 3300 Blvd des Sources, D.D.O
February 13 Noon - Luncheon ­ Topaz, 317 St-Jean Blvd., Pointe-Claire
March 13 Noon - Luncheon -
Casa Grecque, (B.Y.O.W), 3855-A St-Jean Blvd D.D.O
April 09 General Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Noon - Luncheon ­
Le Biftèque, 6705 Côte-de-Liesse, Ville St-Laurent
Call Robert Levasseur at (450) 687-9877

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. Vesta - your Chief Pilot, found this article -
*** Air Canada must print policy for misbehavior on tickets
(01-03) 16:29 PST MONTREAL (AP) -- Air Canada should suspend its
lifetime travel ban on a businessman that it believed was a danger
to its flights and employees, the Canadian Transportation Agency
ruled Wednesday. The agency said Air Canada's decision was too
harsh on the man who "made a scene" on an airplane and in a
separate incident at the Winnipeg International Airport. It also
ruled that Air Canada has 90 days to provide details on airline
tickets of its policy for misbehaving passengers.

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In response to the article re the Bristol Britannia in NetLetter nr 547 -
"Cle Lamb" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > comments -
The reason CPA's Britannia aircraft were known as the "Whispering Giants"
was that all, and I do mean all, of the engine and prop noise was ducted
through the wings and into the cabin. Absolutely none of the noise was
allowed to escape.
This particular system was by far the most efficient system on the plane.

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. Terry's Travel Tips.
LAST CALL: 72-Day Princess World Cruise - $3999 (retail $19,000-$35,000)
We have sold over 110 cabins to your fellow interliners
on this once-in-a lifetime cruise! Princess has just a
few cabins left… as of this evening just 26 remain at
the interline rate. Don't miss out on this incredible value
on a cruise of a lifetime.   Call to make your reservation now.
1-888-737-9669

Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, the much photographed tenor, was refused a
hotel room in Padau, Italy recently because he showed up without ID.
Moral: Don't leave home without your Air Canada ID card!

A Dargal hot number -
*** MEXICAN RIVIERA ***
7 Nights ~ January 28 ~ Royal Caribbean ~ Rhapsody of the Seas
Los Angeles/California, At Sea, Cabo San Lucas/Mexico, Mazatlan/Mexico,
Puerto Vallarta/Mexico, At Sea, Los Angeles/California
Inside $310, 3rd & 4th pay port/gov't fees only!
*** EASTERN CARIBBEAN ***
7 Nights ~ January 6 through February 10 ~ NCL ~ Norway
Miami, At Sea, Philipsburg/St. Maarten, St. John/USVI, St. Thomas/USVI, At
Sea, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
Inside $264, Outside $364, Deluxe $464, 3rd & 4th $64
7 Nights ~ January 21 & February 4 ~ NCL ~ Norwegian Sky
Miami, Nassau/Bahamas, At Sea, San Juan/Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/USVI, At
Sea, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami
nside $264, Outside $364
Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy,
and subject to availability and eligibility.
Port charges and government taxes are additional. Offers are capacity
controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.
For more information on these and other specials, contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 (North America)

I N T E R L I N E  G E T A W A Y S !
RESORTS
Here are some other great resort deals. All rates listed
include taxes and are per person, based on double
occupancy unless otherwise noted. All-inclusive packages
typically include all meals, beverages, non-motorized
watersports, taxes and gratuities.
All rates are ppdo for 4 days/3 nights.
ACAPULCO...Radisson Resort...$119 ppdo
CANCUN...Calinda Beach & Spa (All-Inclusive)...$299 ppdo
NEGRIL...Swept Away Resort (All-Inclusive)...$525 ppdo
RIDGEWAY, COLORADO...Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa...$135 ppdo
ST. LUCIA...Jalousie Hilton...$459 ppdo
ST. MAARTEN...Great Bay Hotel (All-Inclusive)...$429 ppdo
ACAPULCO...Camino Real Diamante...$249
BAHAMAS...Flamingo Bay Yacht Club...$75
CANCUN...Omni Hotel & Villas (All-Inclusive)...$456
COZUMEL...Hotel La Ceiba...$195
COSTA RICA...Villas Rio Mar...$115
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...Best Western Metro Hotel & Golf Club
(All-Inclusive)...$180
HUATULCO...Magnihotel Huatulco Suites (All-Inclusive)...$315
IXTAPA...Posada Real...$105
NEW YORK CITY...Dumont Plaza...$270
NEGRIL...Couples Resort (All-Inclusive)...$573
TORTOLA...Prospect Reef Resort (All-Inclusive)...$395
Call 1-800-209-0424    INTERLINE TRAVELREPS
Tel: 512-391-2000 Fax: 512-391-2099

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. Smilie.
It was bad enough for the Ukrainian soccer team who were beaten 2 - 0
by the England team recently during a match at Wembley Stadium UK.
The real ignominy came when they learned that the two Ukrainian Airlines
planes which brought them had been impounded by British airport
authorities for non-payment of debts.

Re the abbreviations in NetLetter nr 548,
From: "Bernie and Sheila McCormack" <Gram& This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
PWA - Please wait awhile.
From: DAVID MORATH < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
BOAC        Better Off Air Canada or perhaps BOAC  Better On Air Canada



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