2001 Netletter #554 Jan 21st, 2001

#554 Jan 21st, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 554 Jan 21st, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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


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. Need to know.
FOREIGN AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAXES
(Departing for International & Domestic Destinations)
Africa                   International Domestic
Botswana                    P25.00 P10.00
Kenya                         US$20.00 KES100
Malawi                        US$20.00           none
Mauritius                     MUR100            none
Namibia                       none  none
Rwanda                       none                 none
Seychelles                  none                 none
South Africa                R55.00
or R36.00             R17.00
Tanzania                    US$20.00 US$20.00
Zaire                           none    none
Zambia                      US$20.00           ZMK200
Zimbabwe                  US$20.00           none

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. We welcome -
Ruth Montgomery retired from Canadian Airlines, living in Kelowna, BC and
a member of Chapter 6 of CAIRE.  email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Geoffrey N. Pratt living in Saint-Lambert, QC email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
retired Air Canada Senior Counsel, Regulatory and International Law.
Lee Friesen retired CP employee. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jean Gregory  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it wife of R.M.Gregory.

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. In case you missed this - from the Vancouver Sun
Thomas Grant operates GLOBALynx.net (www.globalynx.net),
a Vancouver-based firm offering Web design, site hosting and administration.
He is also an associate of the ACFamily Network (acfamily.net) and
Webmaster of the TCA and Air Canada Retired Employees'
Web site (acfamily.org/acrew);
and the Retired Airline Pilots of Canada Web site (acfamily.org/rapcan)

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. News from the C.A.I.R.E. chapters -
From C.A.I.R.E. CHAPTER 7 QUEBEC CHANGES
Your Web sites published Chapter 7 activities.
Now as you are all aware of the merging with the Pionairs we had to change the
places of our luncheons.
Please take note that you will have to reserve if you want to attend.
On Tuesday the 13th of February 2001, C.A.I.R.E. Chapter 7, last General meeting
follow by our monthly luncheon, time General meeting 11:00 a.m., lunch 12:30 hrs
place Le Biftheque, address 6705 Côte-de-Liesse, Ville St-Laurent,
cut off date for reservation, 8th of February 2001.
March luncheon,
Tuesday the 13th of March will be held at the Topaze restaurant,
317 St Jean blvd, Pointe Claire, time 12:00 hrs.
reservation cut off date the 8th of March.
LAST C.A.I.R.E.  CHAPTER 7 QUEBEC LUNCHEON will be a FAIRWELL luncheon,
to be held Tuesday the 10th of April,
place Le Biftheque, 6705 Côte-de-Liesse Ville St-Laurent, time 12:00 hrs,
reservation needed cut off date to reserve the 5th of April.
For reservation call
Claire Levasseur at (450) 687-9877
or  Mae Wilson at (514) 630-1793
or Emilie Calder at (514) 634-1567.
We are all proud to be able to become part of the Air Canada family and
looking forward to new friendship.
Regards     Robert Levasseur, president   C.A.I.R.E. Chapter 7 Quebec


From: "clare ash" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Subject: ASSOCIATION OF CANDIAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL
Hi: I am involved in publicizing the 2001 annual luncheon for Canadian
Airlines International Airlines Employees.
On April 11, 2001 C.A.I.R.E. will again be hosting an annual luncheon for
employees who have retired from Canadian Airlines International, or from one of the constituent airlines.
At our last luncheon ­ in June 2000 ­ we were privileged to view some excellent
videos which dealt with “who we were in the past” ­ some well deserved nostalgia.
But a new era is unfolding before us, and our luncheon this year will focus on
“what we can become in the future”.
As we all know, the management of Air Canada is moving as quickly as possible
to integrate all Canadian Airlines operations and employees under the Air Canada
Operating License and name. As part of the integration process, Air Canada has
given approval for the enrollment of all Canadian Airlines retirees into the Air Canada “Pionairs” retiree association. This will ensure that all retirees ­ both Air Canada
and former Canadian ­ will have recognized representation in any future liaisons with
the Company regarding retiree matters. It is our plan, and our hope, that at our
April 11th luncheon in Vancouver that we will have very senior Executive Officers
of Air Canada, as well as the Pionairs National Executive, speak to us about the
vision of our airline in the future.

A limited number of table reservations for groups of 10 will be available and it is
hoped that a number of retired pilots will elect to form a few groups and join us
in what is expected to be the final luncheon prior to our amalgamation.
Thanks in advance and if any questions please advise.
Clare S. ASH
Luncheon Committee

ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL RETIRED EMPLOYEES
2001 ANNUAL LUNCHEON Wednesday, April 11
$23.00 per person
THE WESTIN BAYSHORE, VANCOUVER, B.C.
Coffee Social from 1000 Bar from 1100 Call for Lunch 1200
Luncheon tickets will be issued to all Luncheon Registrants. Limited table
reservations for groups of 10.
Bring along any items you wish to donate to the Archives
To keep our retirees records up to date please send the following Retiree
Information & Luncheon Form whether or not you are attending the 2001 Luncheon
or sending your 2001 membership dues.
Please return to: AL YALLOUZ
57 West 42nd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2S8
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Retiree Information & Luncheon Registration Form
Last Name: Employment Information: First Name: New Air Canada Employee #
Spouse’s Name: Original Airline: Address: Last Base:Last Position:
City: Department:Prov./State: P.C. Division: Country
Assoc. (e.g. CALPA, Mgmt., etc): Phone: Retirement Date: Birth Date:
E-mail address:
I/we will   will not   be attending the Annual Luncheon (please tick one box).
2001 Membership Dues are $5.00 for retired employee or surviving spouse.
Enclosed is a cheque for the total amount of $ ________________ for ___________ luncheon tickets at $23.00 each, plus $ _____________ for 2001 Membership Dues. Please make cheques payable to Association of Canadian Airlines International Retirees.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Tuesday, April 10th, 2001

If you are interested in participating in the Annual Retirees Golf Tournament,
please contact:
Charlie Burtch at (604) 943-3429 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
478 ­ 55A Street, DELTA, BC V4M 3M1

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. Frequent flier?
A California civil engineer, earned a lifetime of free air travel through purchases
in local food stores. Taking advantage of a promotion offering frequent flier miles in
exchange for product bar codes, he took his mother-in-law on a shopping spree.
Buying 12,150 cups of Healthy Choice pudding cups at 25 cents a pop, turned the
entire amount over to food banks in return for help removing the labels before the
contest deadline. He then exchanged the code strips for 1.25 million frequent
flier miles.

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. Found on the internet.
The Come Back Soon award goes to 90 year old Kitty Synacak of Germany
who flew home to Stuttgart with Canada3000 following a visit to Canada. But
when the flight landed Kitty remained sitting. Only on the return flight back
to Toronto did the crew notice she was still aboard, quietly enjoying the hospitality.

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. Remember when?
From the eMailNews issued by Duane Frerichs -
Subject: DC-3
I had an experience also with the uniform eating DC-3. On a very warm day on
our west coast we had opened the cockpit side windows in order to help cool
the "greenhouse". I was executing the take off on runway 08 in Pat Bay and my
tunic was hanging behind me on the wall. Just after lift off there was a short
"fwupp" and Don Orr remarked "some people have to learn the hard way".
We advised the radio operator of the happening and when we returned they had
retrieved my tunic which was lying on the bottom of runway 26.
The only evidence of the encounter it must have had with the propeller was a tiny
deep nick across a braid on the right sleeve which never diminished, even after several cleanings.                            Bernie McCormack

In an advert dated Sept 1953,  B.O.A.C.  announced "Off season Atlantic fares"
with "really big reductions"  between Nov 1st and Mar 31st -
Montreal to London Eng return
Regular First Class   ca$685.80,         out-of-season ca$588.40,
Regular Tourist ca$486.00,                 out-of-season ca$417.30
Not much different from today's "seal sale" offerings!

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Art Frolick sends this information with a mayday included!
My wife and I took advantage of your recommendations at the DeVere Hotel
in Sydney, and we report that it is quite adequate.
Price is right, the location is interesting.  But we are enjoying every minute.
Now we are considering a week or so in Waikiki starting Feb 5 or thereabouts.
Do you have any good leads on hotel accommodations?
BTW, having a great time in Sydney, OZ
G'Day Mate,  Art Frolick      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Winter breaks from Interlining Plus -
Land only -
Real France -  10 days from ca$985
European Treasures -9 days  from ca$985
Real Europe - 9 days from ca$875
Spain & Portugal - 13 days from ca$1070
Spain, Morocco & Portugal - 16 days from ca$1585
Real Spain - 9 days from ca$770
Real Italy - 10 days from ca$975
European value - 11 days from ca$1225
Real Greece - 9 days from ca$1085
Real Ireland - 8 days from ca$749
Prices per person, land only, twin share.
Call 1-800-665-3100 for more information.

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Smilies.
Great slogans from the past -
Fly the friendly skies.  — United Airlines advertising slogan.
Something special in the air. — American Airlines advertising slogan.
To fly. To serve.— British Airways advertising slogan.
The world's favourite airline.— British Airways advertising slogan.
The webs favourite airline -- easyJet of the UK advertising slogan.
The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail— Advertising slogan of the Continental Airlines
We love to fly. And it it shows. — Delta Air Lines advertising slogan.
You'll love the way we fly ---- Delta Air Lines slogan.
Some people just know how to fly.— Northwest Airlines advertising slogan.
How do we love you? Let us count the ways . . . Southwest Airlines  slogan.
The Wings of Man.— Eastern Airlines advertising slogan.
How about this for a quote!
Air Canada. That's a good name for a Canadian airline.
— Johnny Carson, December 1974.

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