2001 Netletter #564 Feb 26th, 2001

#564 Feb 26th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 564 Feb 26th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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


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. Need to know.
High passenger loads on flights to/from Jamaica create a strong possibility of
denied boardings for employees, dependants, and travel partners.
Help lighten the load for Airport colleagues by making alternate travel
arrangements before you leave home. Travel partners travelling without the
employee are particularly vulnerable to denied boardings when loads are heavy.
To avoid disappointment, ensure your travel partners are fully aware of the
travel partner program advise of the dress code and remind them they can only
travel on an Air Canada or Regional Carrier flight.

Included with the pension pay information mailed this month was another
'blue' sheet providing instructions for the completion of the T421 & T423 trip
passes and information on the use of ACF21A Stop over coupon.
The sheet includes a picture of a completed pass showing all 6 coupons filled,
from Gander via St John's, Halifax, Toronto,Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver.
The paragraph, which followed, suggested you obtain a stop over coupon for
travel Vancouver - Toronto, and two others from Halifax and St.John's to enable
your return to Gander, the point of origin.
However, you will, of course, need one from Toronto to Halifax. This was omitted!

Since January, five routes have been cancelled-
Toronto-Amsterdam
Edmonton-Chicago,
Edmonton-Montreal,
Montreal-Denver,
and Ottawa-Raleigh/Durham.
Other routes such as Montreal-St-John's, Newfoundland
and Vancouver-Halifax have been temporarily suspended for the winter
season and will return this summer.
In addition, capacity has been trimmed on other routes.


Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) increase on the way for departures from
London, ON. Effective April 1, the AIF added to revenue and reduced
rate tickets is on the rise from CA $4 to CA $7.

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. We welcome -

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Bonnie  Alexander living in Kirkland, QC
retired Data Base Designer
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     David   Allison        USA     Captain
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Victor  Cyr in Winnipeg,  MB      Captain
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         W.James Doyle  at  Vancouver,BC      Pilot
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Charles Eric Falkenberg in Comox, BC  Shop Tech
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Gordon  Greig from  Mississauga, ON     Captain
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Robert  Knox-Leet  living in Hudson, QC     Capt
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Terry   Mills   at Winnipeg, MB     Captain
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Sharon  Mitchell retired Air Canada Purser/Flt Attndt
living in Oakville, ON
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    John    Palmer retired Air Canada Captain
lives in  Kingston, ON
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Beatrice G. Papasoff retired Air Canada Flt.Attdnt.
living in Toronto ON
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Mario   Primeau    Flight Attendant
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Gary & Lucie  Rust
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Gerald  Spinney lives in Maple Ridge, BC   Captain
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       Gerald  Spracklin from Mississauga, ON       Captain
lorchafarm hotmail.com  Charles F Stock  from Falmouth, NS   General Manager
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Maryann Taucar  living in Calgary,AB      Sales
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Robert Franklin Wellington  in Sidney, BC
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Glennallan James York at Sechelt,BC      Pilot
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Norman  Beauchamp living in Bromont, QC

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. Star Alliance news:

United will add a third daily non-stop from San Francisco-London,
Heathrow. According to Aviation Daily, on April 1, United Airlines
will add to its summer timetable a third daily non-stop flight from
San Francisco-London, Heathrow. The additional service will be flown
on a Boeing 767-300. United currently uses a 747 and 777 on its two
other daily flights to Heathrow.

Air New Zealand plans to buy 16 Beech 1900D aircraft. Star Alliance
member Air New Zealand recently announced plans to purchase 16 Beech
1900D Airliners for its regional carrier, wholly owned Eagle Airways.
Aircraft deliveries of the 19 seat aircraft should begin in mid-2001.

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From: Wally and Luz Evans
Subject: Grand Canyon AZ
We did a trip from YUL to PHX via YYZ last week, mainly to see Grand Canyon.
Good hotel rates via internet this time of year - USD49 to 69 dble and good plussing.
We used DAYS Inn near PHX and in SEDONA where we had helicopter trip US88 pp
Cooler but cheapest in FLAGSTAFF at Fairfield Inn just 75m south of Grand Canyon.
Will be glad to provide more details incl. car hire or tours etc. if requested direct.
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. May Day!
Subject: SYD hotel discounts?
Can anyone recommend some moderately priced hotels in Sydney, Australia
that give us a discount?
Thanks in advance,
Patrick C. Taylor    < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >  Ex: YYZ .

Alan Rust our Web Administrator of the ACFamily site received this message -
Subject: Re: 1946 sched's and costs

My mother and I flew back to England from YVR, June of 1946. The
Canadian leg was on a twin engine unpressurized tail dragger - passably
one of the Electras - via YQL, YWG overnighting in N. Ontario and on
toYUL.  Then on a Lanctrain (?), that took five very hot/humid days to
get all magnetos on all four engines working at the same time, via YYR,
SNN to Northolt/London. Returning in early Sept. was by YQX and LGA on
aircraft much less memorable
Family lore has it that the return fare for 1 adult and 1 child, cost
more than my first car, $ 2400.
Any info. on schedules, routings, equipment and fares for the above,
would be truly appreciated.
Our kids gave me a memory flight on TCC two years ago - thanks for the
great work !

Bill Conolly  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. Found on the internet.

A three-engined aircraft took off recently  from a hangar in Long Beach, Calif.,
making aviation history as the last-ever new jet bearing the storied
McDonnell Douglas name.
The delivery of the MD-11 jetliner to Lufthansa Cargo by Boeing which bought
McDonnell Douglas in 1997, will also mark the end of an era for three-engine
passenger jets, or tri jets, whose models included the likes of the
Boeing 727 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in their heyday. Delivery of the
last MD-11 will also mark the end of an era for tri-jets, which soared in
popularity in the 1960s and '70s with the advent of the medium-range Boeing
727 and the longer range DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.

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. From the YYZNEWS issued by Brian Dunn -
Preliminary summer schedules show that Continental are planning to
use their new 737-700 aircraft between Newark and Toronto on two of
their daily trips and on their two daily YYZ-Houston flights.

Central Mountain Air (dba Air Canada Regional affiliate) have announced
that service between Vancouver and Smithers BC will be increased to
three flights each business day beginning March 26th.

The City of Calgary has the potential to become the centre of
Air Canada's worldwide maintenance and repair efforts if quiet lobbying
by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Alberta Institute
of Technology pays off.  Air Canada is looking at moving from
2 to 6 maintenance lines in Calgary.

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The 'Airliners' magazine nr 68 - on the news stands now, has a story entitled
'Oh Canada'. This is a story of the Canadian civil airline picture including
information on Air Canada, Canadian, WestJet, CanJet, Air Transat,
Canada 3000, Royal Airlines and  Skyservice.
A major contributor was Brian Dunn who publishes the YYZNEWS, an email
service of aviation news.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Subject: Just In... DISNEY CRUISES!

Hi Interliner,
DARGAL HAS JUST RECEIVED BRAND NEW DISNEY INTERLINE RATES!
LIMITED SPACE AND AVAILABILITY! DON'T DELAY! The earlier you book, the
better your cabin will be!  CALL DARGAL TODAY TO BOOK YOUR FANTASTIC
DISNEY CRUISE AT THESE GREAT PRICES!

7 Nights ~ Sailing every Saturday from April 21 to May 19, 2001
Port Canaveral, Florida; At Sea; St. Maarten; St. Thomas, USVI; At Sea;
Castaway Cay; Port Canaveral, Florida
Cat. 11 -  Inside $540 Cat. 10 - Deluxe Inside $560
Cat. 9 -  Oceanview  $580 Cat. 8 - Oceanview  $630
Cat. 7 -  Stateroom w/ Verandah $730 Cat. 6 - Stateroom w/Verandah $780
Cat. 5 -  Stateroom w/Verandah $820 Cat. 4 - Family Stateroom w/Verandah $1040
3rd & 4th $480 Child (3-17) $280
Infants (2 and under) pay port/gov't fees only
4 Nights ~ Sailing every Sunday from April 22 to May 13, 2001
Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Castaway Cay; At Sea; Port
Canaveral, Florida
Cat. 11 - Inside $370 Cat. 10 - Deluxe Inside  $390
Cat. 9 -  Oceanview $410 Cat. 8 - Oceanview  $430
Cat. 7 - Stateroom w/ Verandah $480 Cat. 6 -  Stateroom w/Verandah $510
Cat. 5 - Stateroom w/Verandah $540 Cat. 4 -  Family Stateroom w/Verandah $710
3rd & 4th $250 Child (3-17) $150
Infants (2 and under) pay port/gov't fees only


3 Nights ~ Sailing every Thursday from April 26 to May 17, 2001
Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Castaway Cay; Port Canaveral,
Florida - also available.

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on
double occupancy) and are subject to change, availability
and eligibility. Port charges and government taxes/fees are
additional. Offers apply to new bookings only, are capacity
controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.
For more information on these and other specials, contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 (North America)

Brought to you by "Interlining Plus" formerly Canadian Interline Travel
Go visit our NEW web site & check out the HOT DEALS!
http://www.interline.ca / 1-800-665-3100


...Vacations in Paradise!!  Don't forget, Parents & Friends are welcome!
Brought to you by "Interlining Plus" formerly Canadian Interline Travel
PANAMA CANAL for less than $54/day!
15 night  aboard the Vision of the Seas Inside from $800 us
Port/tax additional $329.50 Sail from Miami to San Diego Apr 13, 2001
Hot PACIFIC COASTAL
11 night Pacific Costal Aboard the Mercury Inside from $660 us
Oceanview from $760 us Port/tax additional $270.15
Sail from San Diego to Vancouver  April 30, 2001
7 night  Pacific Costal Aboard the Radiance of the Seas
Inside  from $429 us Oceanview from $629 us
Port/tax additional $174.75  Sail from Ensenada to Seattle April 23, 2001

Ask about our AIR CANADA
SPACE AVAILABLE Interline fare!
Preferred airfare available on Air Canada and sold in conjunction
with interline cruise/tour packages
Call our agents for further details....1-800-665-3100
All rates are per person based on double occupancy - taxes + port charges
not are included, except when specified. All Interline fares are at the
discretion of the particular supplier and C.I.T. reserves the right to secure andor
obtain alternatives to the above fares offered where conditions warrant.
Interlining Plus formerly Canadian Interline Travel Ltd. (BC reg. 2074-2)
Toll Free: 1-800-665-3100
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. Smilie.


Gabe Andrei  sends us our smilie -
Subject: I really miss it!
Something the pilots can relate to.
Here is a home study simulator course for those who still hunger for the
romance and adventure of airline flying. It will all come back to you if you
practice the following at  home:

1. Stay out of bed all night.

2. Sit in your most uncomfortable chair, in a closet, for nine or ten hours
facing a four  foot wide panoramic photo of a flight deck.

3. Have two or three noisy vacuum cleaners on high, out of sight but within
hearing distance and operating throughout the night. If a vacuum cleaner
fails, do the appropriate restart checklist.

4. Halfway through your nocturnal simulator course, arrange for a bright
spotlight to shine directly into your face for two or three hours, simulating
flying an eastbound flight into the sunrise.

5. Have bland overcooked food served on a tray midway through the night.

6. Have cold cups of coffee delivered from time to time. Ask your spouse to
slam the door frequently.

7. At the time when you must heed nature's call, force yourself to stand
outside the bathroom door for at least ten minutes, transferring your weight
from leg to leg ,easing the discomfort.Don't forget to wear your hat.

8. Leave the closet after the prescribed nine or ten hours, turn on your
sprinklers and stand out in the cold and "rain" for twenty minutes,
(simulating the wait for the crew car.)

9. Head for your bedroom, wet and with your suitcase and flight bag. Stand
outside the door till your wife gets up and leaves. (simulating the wait
while the maid makes up the hotel room.

10. When your spouse inquires, "Just what in the hell have you been doing?~
just say, "Recalling the allure of all night flying to romantic places." as
you collapse into bed.

11. If you are a purist, do this two nights in a row.
Gabe Andrei                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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