2001 Netletter #552 Jan 16th, 2001

#552 Jan 16th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 552 Jan 16th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995

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

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. Need to know.
Airport departure tax at Auckland International Airport is nz$20.00

As reported in NetLetter 540 re the US ATT tax refund.
The information, taken from the LHR newsletter,  was missing an important piece
of  information.
The refund applies ONLY to those IN TRANSIT through the US.

Winnipeg payrolls advise -
This tax is refundable only when travel originates from a destination outside
the U.S. (i.e. Canada, for example) connecting in the U.S. and then continuing
on to an international destination.
The written refund request should be accompanied by -
employee ID, name and address
photocopy of all tickets including personal passes and reduced rate or
revenue tickets used on other airlines.
all boarding passes
pay/pension period for original tax deduction from pay/pension cheque.

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. We welcome:
Irene  Collins retired Air Canada Reservations Agent lives with Ray in Toronto,
email:     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
David D. O'Neill retired from Air Canada as of November 30, 2000 after
35 years, 5 months and 9 days as
Manager Technical Marketing and Customer Service.  email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Onil Lacharite retired Air Canada pilot email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thomas & Shirley Sayer email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tom Sayer--Retired Ground Equipment Engr.

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All members of the Air Canada family that knew Jim and Sue Rogers and
enjoyed their hospitality at the Captains Lodge on Prince Edward Island,
will be saddened to hear of the passing of Sue on Monday the 15th in her
57th year.
Funeral will be on Thursday at 2PM in Cape Traverse PEI.
Cliff Abram.

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.    Monika Hilson  sends this information -
It has come to my attention that cons are having a lot trouble plussing on
Air Canada out of HNL. Be aware that you should get yourself a Con list
printed out before you leave home.
The main problem is that they won*t give you a boarding pass  until
25 minutes before departure , sounds not too bad but that is outside in the
terminal building, then you have to go through  security again and our gate is
the furthest to the moon and if you walk a good clip and it takes l5 min. to
get   there. Also other Airlines are being called before the Air Canada employees.

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. Tom Grant sends this information -
Subject: Airshows
I have put the current calendar of Canadian airshows for 2001 online at
If any of your readers can provide more info such as website addresses
or corrections, it would be appreciated.
Cheers,    Tom                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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I am pleased to advise that Air Canada has given the go ahead to the Pionairs
to offer membership to all retirees of Canadian Airlines International.

Although the process will get underway shortly, it will be some weeks before it
will be complete in keeping with the spirit of our bylaws.

Presently, Canadian Airlines International has approximately 5000 retirees,
2700 of which are represented by CAIRE (Canadian Airlines International Retirees).

Pionair members have anxiously awaited this opportunity to welcome our
CAIRE colleagues into our ranks. CAIRE represents an airline heritage that not
only embraces today's advanced Airbus and Boeing technology, but the vintage
aircraft of the early days of commercial aviation, like the Ford Trimotors and
Fokker Super Universals. Their era of Comets, Britannias, DC-4s And DC-6s is
well remembered by all of us.

Our new members will bring with them the traditions and spirit of such great
names as Pacific Western Airlines, Nordair, Wardair, Time Air, Transair,
CP Air  and  Eastern Provincial.

The Pionairs will now be totally unique, not only in size, but in the breadth of the
aviation heritage that we will represent. Congratulations to all.

Saville Hambleton, President, Air Canada Pionairs

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. Terry's travel tips.
W.A.C.O. the World Airlines Clubs Association has issued its
2001 Callendar of events. Here are some of the earlier ones -
Feb 24th - Mar 3rd hosted by Delhi Interline Club
visit Dehli - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi and Kathmandu
Included in package -
Twin sharing accommodation for 7 nights.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
transfer & sightseeings by airconditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
Cost us$400 pp plus us$10.00 WACA fee.
Domestic airfare on Indian Airlines for AGRA-HJR-VNS-KTM available on
ID50 basis.
Deadline has not been advised, but best get booked early to avoid disappointment.
Call your nearest Inerline club or email info@waca,org or 514-874-0202

Mar   4 - 11         Hop over to Sydney          cost TBA
9 - 19         Thailand Excursion           cost us$600  deadline Jan 27th
19 - 26         China capitals tour           cost us$750  deadline Feb 5th
May  1 - 7           Serendipity tour Sri Lanka cost TBA
6 - 12         Cedarland Tour                cost us$650  deadline Apr 20th

Travelling to the US?
If you need some information, here are some web sites -
Alabama      touralabama.org/
Alaska         dced.state.ak.us/tourism/
Arizona        arizonaguide.com
Arkansas     state.ar.us/tourism.html
California      gocalif.ca.gov/index2.html
Colorado      colorado.com
Connecticut  tourism.state.ct.us/
Delaware      state.de.us/tourism/index.htm
Florida          flausa.com/index.php3
Georgia        state.ga.us
Hawaii          hawaii.gov/tourism/

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. Smilie.

Several years ago, Australian Airlines (later to become Qantas
Domestic) used a barf bag that doubled -- presumably as an alternate,
NOT additional use -- as a film-mailing envelope for a large photo
processing company.
This colourful printed barf bag encouraged passengers to -- and I
swear that I'm not making up this quote -- "Re-live those wonderful

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