2001 Netletter #563 Feb 20th, 2001

#563 Feb 20th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 563 Feb 20th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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

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.Need to know.
From Dave Shaw -
Subject: departure fees Jamaica
For your information I was there in December and the total tax, in cash,
required is $1000.00 Ja or $40.00 Canadian per person
which is of course more than the standby flight charges.
Dave Shaw

Canadians travelling within Dhaka, outside the Gulshan, Banani, and
Baridhara area of Bangladesh should be aware of increased violence and frequent
enforced general strikes. Travel outside of Dhaka should be restricted to daylight
hours.
Brazil-bound Canadians should keep a low profile Canada's temporary ban on imports
of Brazilian beef has resulted in peaceful demonstrations and protests at the
Canadian Embassy and Canadian Consulate General.
Effective February 1, Canadians travelling to Kenya as tourists need a visa.

More Family Affaire Sell Off's -
SELLOFF BDA/MBJ/KIN
TRAVEL PERIOD:   TRAVEL FROM 10FEB01-31MAR01
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 31MAR01
APUR/TCKT:       RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:         FIRST SAT/30 DAYS
FARE GRID TO/FROM CANADA TO BDA
BC/AB           SK/MB        ON      PQ       MARIT
329             329           209      209       279
FARE GRID FROM CANADA TO MBJ/KIN ONLY
BC/AB           SK/MB        ON      PQ       MARIT
469             469            309      309       379'
SELLOFF HONG KONG
TRAVEL PERIOD:   TRAVEL FROM 09FEB01-28FEB01
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 28FEB01
APUR/TCKT:       RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:         FIRST SAT/60 DAYS
FARE GRID BETWEEN CANADA AND HONG KONG
BC/AB           SK/MB        ON      PQ       MARIT
549             599             649      649       749
SELLOFF BJS/SHA
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 31MAR01
APUR/TCKT:       RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:         FIRST SAT/60 DAYS
FARE GRID TO/FROM CANADA TO BJS/SHA
BC/AB           SK/MB        ON      PQ       MARIT
549             599             649     649       749
SELLOFF JAPAN
TRAVEL PERIOD:   TRAVEL FROM 09FEB01-31MAR01
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 31MAR01
APUR/TCKT:       RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:         FIRST SAT/60 DAYS
FARE GRID TO/FROM CANADA TO JAPAN
BC/AB           SK/MB        ON      PQ       MARIT
499             549             599     599       699
SELLOFF SHANGHAI
EFFECTIVE FOR CANADA/USA SHANGHA
MARKETS:           CDA/USA-SHA
YYC-YYZ/YXU/YQG   229CAD
YHZ-YOW/YYZ         129CAD
YYG-YOW                129CAD
YUL-YHZ/YYG/YQY 119CAD
YHZ-YQB                 119CAD
YQY-YOW       129CAD


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. We welcome -
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it          Gordon  Girvan  Surrey  bc
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Al      Dumont  Surrey  bc
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Retired Air Canada Aircraft Services Manager.
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. Remember when?
In NetLetter nr 562 we told you about 767-233 fin 604 C-GAUN being put into
storage.
Fred Spriggs sends us this comment -
As a matter of interest, if I'm not mistaken, FIN604 is the 767 that
made history when it landed safely at the Gimli, Manitoba, racetrack
(airport)
(Fred's information is correct - eds)

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. Alan Cooper sends us his bio -
Allan B. Cooper      Empr. Nr.  18418R
4360 W. 212th St., Fairfiew Park, Ohio 44126 (CLE area)
Joined TCA Mar1955   Retired AC Mar1986
Jobs: APO Agt; Suprv. APO Cntr. Staff; when crossed trained, Spvsd, Cntr.,
Ramp, Cargo loading; Sales Rep.;
Married Yvonne Jones a transferee from YYZ District Ofc. to CLE 1949.
Yvonne retired from TCA Oct. 1957 to raise family.
Allan,    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. May Day!
My name  is Bruce Allcorn and I flew with TCA from 1951 to 59, some
DC3, but mostly as an F/O Trans-At, on Northstars and Connies then out
of YYZ as a  Capt. on Northstars. Seniority # at start of operations 365.
Over the years and flying sundry locations, I have lost track of
everyone from that era, and now that I am trying to compile a book of
events over the half century and I wish to include many lost friends. I
find myself more than embarrassed, not having a good record of my years
with TCA and some great pilots, some of whom still sit on my shoulder.
Mickey Found, Doug Siple Bert Trerrace, Art Anders, to name a few.
In 1995, all my personal possessions were accidentally destroyed,
photos - log books everything! This leads to my quest.  Photos from the
50's, Pilot seniority lists, who may be still around that I could
contact.
As my E-Mail would suggest, I spent nearly 25 years flying the Arctic
and Antarctic
but now spend as much time as possible on the Gulf of Mexico with an
address in Mississippi.
Bruce      E-Mail <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >poltopol@bellsouth<mailto:poltopol@bellsouth. net>.net

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. From Vesta - on the flight deck -
Away on Business: Wired at 33,000 feet
For the past few weeks passengers on
a few Air Canada flights in North America have been able to do
something most business travelers have only dreamed of -- send and
receive e-mail and skate across some of the Web. It is a sign of things
to come as the airline industry and earthbound tech companies look for
ways to keep people wired at 33,000 feet. The Air Canada test uses existing
seat-back telephones on the plane to which a laptop can be connected. With
software put in place ahead of time, the passenger can access a server
on the plane that intermittently sends and receives data, refreshing cached
news and securities quotes, for instance, and sending and receiving e-mail.

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. Found on the internet.
"A Jumpseat Named Desire" by Ken Cubbin.
Jumpseating -- the practice of bumming a ride aboard a human mailing
tube headed somewhere you need to go -- is one of the time-honored
institutions of the airline industry.  Some use their privileges to
commute, others to move around on company business.  But, in the
right hands, it's really more of an art.  Come along for the ride as
Ken Cubbin tells all in this humorous look at    scheduled hitchhiking.

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. News from the CAIRE Chapters -
From the Vancouver Chapter -
The 15th annual CAIRE Golf tournament
When: Tuesday April 10th 2001 first tee off 09:30hrs
Where: Country Meadows Golf course 8400 No 6 Rd.,Richmond B.C.
(604)241 4653
par 58, 3157yds Men and 2623 yds.Ladies.
(Beautiful little executive course with superb facilities )
Scoring based on Calloway
Price:  $42.00 includes Green Fees, food and beverage, and prizes.
If you wish to golf with someone in particular, or make up your own
foursome, please advise Charlie Burtch at 604 943 3429.
Make cheques payable to
Canadian Airlines Retirees(C.A.I.R.E) and mail  to:
C.Burtch, 478 55A St., Delta B.C. V4M 3M1
DEADLINE: March 30th, 2001
IMPORTANT!
This tournament is open to all chapters of CAIRE and
members of Air Canada PIONAIRS.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Brought to you by "Interlining Plus" formerly Canadian Interline Travel
...Vacations in Paradise!!
Don't forget, Parents & Friends are welcome!
Hotels & Resorts Studios 1, 2 or 3 bedroom accommodations based on availability
7 night from $149.00 USD   per person, based on double occupancy
(Children 0-16 years free, sharing with adult)
Mexico Hotels & Resorts available this week!
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Date                Resort  Location
3/02     Golden Shores at Plaza del Sol        1 BR        Guadalajara
03/23     Golden Shores at Plaza del Sol        1 BR        Guadalajara
03/30     Golden Shores at Plaza del Sol        1 BR        Guadalajara
03/31     Hotel Granada el Cid at Mazatlan      1 BR        Mazatlan
04/01    Vidafel Resort-Mazatlan                    2 BR         Mazatlan
03/31     Hotel Granada el Cid at Mazatlan     Hotel         Mazatlan
Venezuela Hotels & Resorts available this week!
Date                Resort                                             Location
03/03    Hilton Suites                                    Studio Isla de Margarita
03/10    Hilton Suites                                    Studio Isla de Margarita
03/16    Paramo La Culata Resort                  1 BR   Merida
03/23    Paramo La Culata Resort                  Studio Merida
03/23    Paramo La Culata Resort                  1 BR   Merida
03/23    Margarita Village International Resort 1 BR   Isla de Margarita
03/24    Hilton Suites                                    Studio Isla de Margarita
03/30    Paramo La Culata Resort                  1 BR   Merida
03/30    Paramo La Culata Resort                  Studio Merida
03/30    Hilton Suites                                    Studio Isla de Margarita
04/13    Paramo La Culata Resort                  Studio Merida
04/13    Paramo La Culata Resort                  1 BR   Merida
Call our agents for further details....1-800-665-3100

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. Smilie.
Jacques Gaucher sent us this one -

The Spill
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A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport.  After it reached a  comfortable cruising
altitude, the captain made an announcement over the  intercom,
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.
Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles.
The weather ahead is good and therefore we should have a smooth and
uneventful flight.  Now sit back and relax - OH MY GOD!"
Silence.
Then, the captain came back on the intercom and said,
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier, but while I was
talking, the flight-attendant brought me a cup of coffee and spilled the hot
coffee in my lap.  You should see the front of my pants!"
A passenger in Coach said, "That's nothing.  He should see the back of mine!"

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