2001 Netletter #562 Feb 16th, 2001

#562 Feb 16th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 562 Feb 16th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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


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. Nice to know!
More Family Affair Sell-offs.
Eligible family members can take advantage of sell off fares for travel
from Canada to Nagoya, Osaka, or Tokyo, Japan, or Beijing and
Shanghai in China.
Return travel must be completed by March 31.
If that's not enough, eligible family members can travel from Canada to
Hong Kong at sell-off prices return travel must be completed by February 28.
Certain conditions apply.

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. We welcome -
Nicole  Arbuthnot(rondeau)   lives in Oakville, On Air Canada Flt Attndt
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Heather Bannerman living in Milton, On Air Canada Flt Attndt
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Ron     Bewes   lives in Toronto, On      Air Canada CSSA
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Gordon  Brown from Richmond, QC  Retired
Air Canada Aircraft Maintenance Foreman
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W.R. "Bud"      Cluett   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Air Canada captain
Ann     Dickson Toronto, On Air Canada CSSA
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George  Ellerbeck lives in Hudson  QC      pilot
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Keith   Ewenson from Dollard des Ormeaux  QC Air Canada F/O Airbus 320
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John    Franken living in Montreal, QC Air Canada Mechanic
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Stew & Eleanor  Freeman  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Roberta Hill    from Toronto, ON Air Canada CSSA
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Email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to locate  Edna  Jack Caire
Email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    is for  Wendy   Johnston
Alexander  Koszegi lives in Ville Ile Perrot, QC Air Canada Mechanic
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Garth   Mawhinney from Gilford, ON      Air Canada Captain
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Vernon Garfield McCarville from Port Moody, BC  retired CAIL DC10 Capt.
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Stuart  McDougall  resides in Toronto, ON Air Canada CSSA
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Air Canada Pilot Jim     Miller  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Frank Lucas Misurka Air Canada pilot from Surrey, BC
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Elizabeth Nilsen of Toronto,ON Air Canada CSSA
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Ken & Isobel  Rausch from Surrey, BC    CAIL Captain
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Don M   Smith   from Thunder Bay, ON Air Canada Customer Service Manager
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Terry   Still   of Oakville, ON Retired Air Canada  Capt    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jim     Strang  from Ottawa, ON Air Canada       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Richard John  Sumislawski in  Calgary, AB with Air Canada
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Wallace Bruce  Walker  from St. Mathias sur Richelieu, QC Air Canada Capt
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Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for John    Wild of     Surrey,BC Air Canada pilot
John Aron Wolfe from Sorrento, BC CAIL Shop Tech Eng. O/H.
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Daniel John     Morey   living in Candiac, QC Air Canada Dir. Lab. Relations
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. From the YYZNEWS issued by Brian Dunn -
Air Canada will be dropping its non-stop Edmonton-Chicago flight on
March 1st after only 22months of service.  This was originally a Canadian Airlines
flight operated with a Boeing 737 but has not met expectations of Air Canada's
marketing department.

In an effort to keep the "growth" factor at zero per cent this year Air Canada has
started to withdraw aircraft from use.
The first aircraft this year is a 767-233 (C-GAUN -FIN604) which made its last
revenue flight on January 7th from YYZ to YUL and is now in storage.
More 767-200s are expected to follow over the next few months.
Air Canada is expecting delivery this summer of 4 new A300-300s and
4 new 767-300s which will add quite a few seats to the fleet.
This will mean that other aircraft types will have to be withdrawn, such as
DC-9s and 737s to compensate.
Later on in the year 3 new A319s and five new A321s are to be added,
although some of these delivery positions may slide, subject to negotiation
with Airbus Industrie and the lessors.

The federal government's trade mission to China (called Team Canada)
is using the newly painted 747-475 in full Air Canada titles and colours
(C-FGHZ /FIN885).   The itinerary is outlined as follows;
Flight AC7001/09Feb  YVR1500 PEK1740
"            "   /14Feb  PEK0825 SHA1015
"            "   /15Feb  SHA1815 HKG2040
"            "   /18Feb  HKG1100 YVR0615

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. Air Canada 'Horizons'  magazine -
Diane Carignan - editor of Horizons sends this information, mainly for the
information of the CAIL retirees, part of our new 'family  -

Horizons is sent to active and retiree employees' homes once a month.
Horizons is published 11 issues/year (we combine the December/January
issue which is sent by mid-December). We do our best to mix business
and people news, hoping to please and interest as many readers as
possible.

To tempt you, the February issue, which is on its way to you as I
type, features stories on the top five goals that will take Air Canada
to a new and exciting future, info about what's going on at Toronto'
T-New, changes happening at the Vancouver International Airport, a
story about the Employee Climate Survey, a feature on the Maple Leaf
Lounges, and demystifying (we hope!) trip passes and how to complete
'em--they're the first articles that come to mind.

Our monthly staples include service anniversaries (listed by years of
service from 25 upward and station), retirements, and unfortunately,
an "In memoriam" column. We also feature a bulletin board column which
lists upcoming CAIRE and Pionairs activities, as well as upcoming ACRA
activities (the equivalent of CDN's social club). We do our best to
make sure folks get out there to meet, mix, and mingle!

It is my understanding that our mailing lists have been integrated.
The February issue is the first one sent to the larger Air Canada
family of active and retired employees.

If, for some reason known only to technology ghouls and gremlins, you
don't receive Horizons, please ensure your local Personnel or Pension
Services office has your latest address. I realize this isn't the most
customer oriented response, however, it is the only one I can honestly
provide at this time.

Hope this clears things up for you.
Welcome aboard--hope you enjoy the  publication.
Diane Carignan.

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. News from the Air Canada Pionair districts -
Subject: Upcoming luncheons - Eastern Ontario District
Date:    May 4th, 2001
Place:   Capone's Restaurant, 831 Industrial Ave., Ottawa.
This is south of Hwy   417 and just west of St. Laurent Blvd.
Phone: (613) 738-5394.
Time:     11:30 am.
Contact: Please forward cheque to Mr. Bruce Wanamaker,
3421 River Rd., Ottawa, K1V 1H2.
Phone: (613) 521-1838.
Deadline for payment is April 25th, 2001.
Cost is $22.00 per meal. Please write on back of cheque your meal choice of either
Chicken Piccato or Beef Stroganoff.

Also upcoming.........
Kingston Luncheon on June 6th, 2001.  Details to follow.
Robert Holmgren Deputy District Director Eastern Ontario Pionairs
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. News from the CAIRE Chapters.
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These are the Lunch places and dates for the next few months.
All meals begin at 1300 hrs but we usually gather sometime after 1200.
Feb 21st . - Sky Reach Place in Kelowna.  About $12.00.
Mar. 21st. - -Yat Sen Restaurant  @  4011 - 32 St. Vernon.
Chinese Buffet $11 includes all.
Near & across the street from The Pantry.
Apr 18th - Shannon Lake Golf Course. Plate service.
Chicken Cordon Blue $12.00 each.
This will be the Annual General Meeting.
May 16th. - Summerhill Winery in South Kelowna in the Mission.
June 20th. - Zia's in Summerland. About $12.00

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. Tom Grant sends this -
Subject: Re: "FUNNY CAPTION CONTEST
Betty Morgan via Terry Baker submitted an image to the AirShared photo galleries
which is just cryin' for a caption.
So it is put to our readers to go to www.acfamily.org/caption-contest.htm
and submit a caption for the photograph and a thought for the "child"
(what the "child" would be thinking in this situation).
Deadline is February 28th, after which all the submissions will posted
and we can all return and vote for our choice of the best ones.
Come and have some fun.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Accommodations -
Acuario in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
B&B from GBP13.50 until 30/4/01
Andalucia Plaza in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
B&B from GBP21.90 to 28/2/01
Avenida in Benidorm, Costa Blanca
1/2 board from GBP39.60 between 21/7/01 and 31/08/01
Castillo Mar in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
Self catering from GBP21.60 to 9/04/01
from GBP22.40 from 17/4/01 to 30/04/01
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. Smilies.
Exchanges with the airport tower -

"How far behind traffic are we?"
"Three miles."
"That doesn't look like three miles to us!"
"You're a mile and a half from him,
he's a mile and a half from you...that's three miles."

"Caution wake turbulence, you're following a heavy 12 o'clock, three...no, lets
make it five miles."

"Climb like your life depends on it...because it does."

"If you want more room, captain, push your seat back."

"For radar identification, throw your jump seat rider out the window."

And one from Daytona, Florida:
"Tower, this is N123ER, how do you read?" "Usually at night, in bed
with my light on."

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