2001 Netletter #561 Feb 12th, 2001

#561 Feb 12th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 561 Feb 12th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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

To get in touch with either editor/pilot our  email address is
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. Need to know.
Visas are once again required by Canadian citizens to visit the Czech Republic.
Introduced in Jan 31st to reciprocate for a similar requirement by the Canadian
government in 1977.

Bill & Kay Sargent tell us that they left AKL in early January and paid
NZ Dollars 22 Dept Tax. {14..75 Can Dollars}.
Had a lovely holiday ,sorry to leave. Bill and Kay Sargent.

Effective Jan 29/01
Employees travelling on personal travel will be charged AIF
fees on personal u-write tickets.
Ticketable fees will be added to regular service charges
and collected via payroll deduction.
Non-ticketable fees will be collect at the airport.

AIF fees:
The following is a list of Airport Improvement Fees collected
either on the ticket (ticketable) or
at the airport at time of departure.

City                              Ticketable       ca$ amount

Bathurst        (ZBF)                 no            10.00
12.00 gst (Intl)
Calgary         (YYC**)             yes           10.00 gst
Charlottown   (YYG)                 no           10.00 gst
Castlegar      ( YCG**)              no            5.00
Edmonton     (YEG**)             yes          10.00 gst
Fort St. John (YXJ)                  no            8.00  at vending machine
10.00 at booth
Halifax          (YHZ**)              yes         10.00 hst
Kamloops      (YKA)                 no         13.00 gst (domestic)
Kelowna        (YLW**)             yes          5.00 gst
Kenora          (YQK**)               no          5.00
Lethbridge     (YQL)               yes            5.00 gst
London         (YXU)                yes           4.00 gst
Moncton        (YQM**)              no         10.00
Montreal        (YUL**)               no         10.00
Ottawa           (YOW)             yes         10.00 gst
Regina           (YQR)              yes         10.00 gst
Saint John      (YJS**)             no          10.00 (incl hst)
Saskatoon      (YXE)              yes           5.00 gst
Sault St. Marie(YAM**)          yes           5.00 gst
St. Johns        (YYT)             yes          10.00 hst
Sydney          (YQY**)            no          10.00
Terrace          (YXT)                no          19.00 gst (domestic)
18.00 gst (Intl)
Thunder Bay  (YQT**)             no          10.00
Timmins        (YTS)              yes          10.00 gst
Vancouver     (YVR**)             no            5.00 (trvl within BC/Yukon)
10.00 (trvl within N.A.)
15.00 (Intl travel)
Victoria         (YYJ)             yes              5.00 gst
Winnipeg      (YWG)            yes           10.00 gst

Please note for YKA and YXT these fees are collected by
AirBC and they are not ticketable.  This is a special arrangement
made by AirBC and the local airport authority and are input
here for your information.

Exemptions as indicated by **
YUL
Infants  and transit pax continuing their journeys
within 24 hours.
YVR
Infants  and transit or connection pax between
2 flights at YVR airport.
YQM
Infants  and transit or connection pax on the same
calendar day.
YCG
Pax stopping over on unscheduled landings.

YKA & YXT
Infants on free tkts and  transit or connecting pax

YQK
Transit or connection pax

YQT
Transit or connecting pax  and  children under 12.

YQY, YKA & YXT
Infants on free tkts  and Transit or connecting pax

YQK
Transit or connection pax

YQT
Transit or connecting pax  and  children under 12.

YQY
Infants  and  transit or connecting pax to same day flights

ZBF
Infants under 2

YOW,YXE,YQR,YYJ,YYT,YXU,YEG,YTS,YYC,YLW,YWG,YQL,YHZ
Non fare paying infants

YSJ
Infants under 2 and connecting passengers.


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. We welcome.
In NetLetter nr 559 we welcomed
Brent Kirkpatrick  retired CAIL Airworthiness Controller lives in Langley, BC
email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
his correct email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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. Recent Air Canada retirees -
L Coffin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Bob Haywood retired last week in Toronto  .   He resides in Brampton,
don't have his e-mail address , Personnel Services manager.
Judy Scrimschaw  Retired as of End  January   2001,
Judy also form Personnel  Dept. Human Resources  .
Rgds, Earle

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. News from the Air Canada Districts.
Sheila Moscoe sends us this update -
Our T2 Coffee Klatch, for Toronto Airport Sales Retirees, has gotten off
to a great start this year.  We have had record turnouts so far and it's
been great schmoozing!  With the latest AC Voluntary Separation Package
in place, our attendance will be overflowing.
To name a few who recently fully retired and dropped in for coffee/tea
and lunch were Ann Dickson, email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Elizabeth Nilsen,    email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ella Allen,
and Roberta Hill (retired 5 days before her 35th AC anniversary!).
email for Roberta is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Also of note is that most of our retirees are now getting "hooked" on computers!
So, if any our readers would like to contact us, please watch for our new e-mail addresses.
Fraser O'Shaughessy brought us some blank pass forms for Personal Travel
and for Partner/Parent Travel.  So, that will help us get started.
And, Peter Bogart from New York State stopped in for a cuppa.
The winner of the monthly Dinner for Two draw was Sheila Moscoe.
Anyhow, just to remind anyone who happens to be in the Toronto area
on the first Tuesday of any month, please drop in from 1030hr at
Tucker's Marketplace, 15 Carlson Court, just off Dixon Road opposite the
Delta Inn.  Coffee/tea is only $2.00 and buffet lunch is $7.99, a bargain!
We'd love to see you, so come on out!
Bye for now,     Sheila

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. Upcoming Air Canada Recreation Association events -
ACRA System Hockey
Date:    March 12-15
Place:        Highlanders Sports Plex, Winnipeg
Gord Garvie - Tel: 204-985-5901 or Ron Nicolas - Tel: 204-788-6930
ACRA System Curling event
Date: April 2 - 5
Place: Balmoral Curling Club, Edmonton, AB
Contact: Grant Hornsby - Tel: 780-467-4831 or
Kevin Briand - Tel: 780-438-6999
ACRA System Squash event
Date: April 26-28
Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Contact: Chris Grey - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Austin McGuire - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Local Chairman - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
ACRA System Photography event
Date: May 5
Place: St. John, New Brunswick
Contact: Olive Krakalovich - Tel: 204-941-2878
Barb Pike - Tel: 506-632-1520
ACRA System Art event
Date: May 12 - June 4
Place: Frankfurt
Contact: Debbie Lawson Tele:204-941-2716 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ranata Daume at FRATKAC
ACRA System Bowling event
Date:June 2-4
Place: Newark, NY
Contact: Peter King - Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or LHRONAC
Joe Holmes - Tel: 902-894-7174 or YYGSGAC
Jean Taylor - Tel: 416-781-4495 or YYZRVAC
ACRA System Softball event
Date: June 19-21
Place: Montreal
Contact:  Mike Fennessey - Tel: 204-985-5926 or YWGMDAC
Pierre Williams at YULJOAC
Valerie Woods at YULUNAC
Details of the above events can also be found at:
http://www.acra.ca/events/calendar.htm

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. Remember when?
First aircraft operated by Trans-Canada Air Lines on scheduled service
to St. John's Airport, Torbay, NF was on May 1st 1942. Capt's Trerice & Fouler
with Stewardess (F/A) Dorothy Reid and 5 passengers.
The inaugural Air Canada flight to London, England from St.John's was Aug 29th, 1986
On Apr 21st 1961, CPAir DC8 CF-CPH first flight YVR-YEG-AMS
DC8 service by CPAir to ROM was Jun 1st 1961 and HKG on 8th Oct 1961

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. Terry's travel tips.
When planning a visit to the U.S.A., these web sites may be of interest -
Idaho                 accessidaho.org/visiting/
Illinois                state.il.us/tourism/
Indiana               enjoyindiana.com/
Iowa                   traveliowa.com
Kansas              state.ks.us/visitors.html
Kentucky           kytourism.com/
Louisiana           crt.state.la.us/crt/tourism.htm
Maine                visitmaine.com
Maryland           mdisfun.org/
Massachusetts  magnet.statema.us/rec.htm


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dance upon the sparkling water as sunlight transforms a city backdrop into abstract art.
Simply breathtaking!  9 Days/ 6 Nights
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all transfers, breakfast daily, 4 dinners, ½ day sightseeing tours of each city and
motor coach tour through Tuscany, Bologna, San Gimignano and more
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This package includes round trip confirmed air from East Coast, 8 nights accommodation,
breakfast and dinner daily, 5 lunches, 3 cooking lessons in historic villas, 2 visits to local wineries,
excursion to Pisa, excursion to Siena and San Gimignano, half day sightseeing tour to Florence,
transfers as indicated by motor coach, hotel taxes and service charges.
For more information call     1 800 422 3727

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