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2001 Netletter #571 Mar 19th, 2001

#571 Mar 19th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 571 Mar 19th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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

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. Need to know.
. As Spring Break makes its way across the Northwest Territories,
British Columbia, Manitoba, Edmonton- Calgary’s is a little later,
and Prince Edward Island over the coming weeks, we’re anticipating
heavy flight loads, especially on weekends.
Before jetting off to destinations in Canada, Europe, or in the sun,
be sure to bring back up tickets on other carriers—before you leave home.
In addition, remind travel partners that they can only travel on flights
operated by Air Canada or the Regional Carriers, and aren’t eligible for
compensation in a denied boarding situation.

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. Nice to know.
To celebrate its new relationship with Air Canada as an Aeroplan® partner,
Future Shop has invited us to participate in their special Friends and
Family Event.
Active and retired Air Canada and Regional Carrier employees and one
guest can take advantage of a variety of discounts on various products,
plus a ‘scan and save’ discount of 15-25% on all clearance merchandise.
Visitors to the stores will receive a flyer listing all applicable discounts.
The event takes place March 25 from 5:00-9:00 pm at all Future Shop stores
in Western Canada and Ontario, and March 26 from 5:00-9:00 pm at
all Future Shop locations in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
This offer is not advertised to the public and is only available to those
invited—be sure to mark your calendars and come on out!
(Don't forget some ID! - eds)

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. We welcome -
Fischlin Werner                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       Surrey BC flt ops
James Wimpory                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Peterborough ON flt ops
Deere Wyndham                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       Vineland ON
Ron Audry                              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Burlington ON
Waler Bashucki                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Enderby BC
Stanley Fleming                      s& This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Nanoose Bay BC
George Gill                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Whitby ON
Gila Golub                              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       Vancouver BC
Ian Jackson                            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Delta BC
Kris Ottosen                           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Sebring Florida
Ronald H. Richardson              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   White Rock BC
Henry Vasselin                       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Edmonton AB
Don Bailey                             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Fredericton NB ramp
Bob Burke                              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Brampton ON psgr agent
Marsh Craft                            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Secretary
Connie (Johnson) Drost           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Martin Elsener                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Truro NS flt ops
Dave Fernie                            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it              Thunder Bay ON
Customer Service Agent - Weight & Balance
Margaret(Joan) Heron             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it       Ennismore ON
Bruce D. Allcorn                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it TCA flt ops
Bob Bastien                          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. Found on the internet.
ULTRALIGHTS TO LEAD WHOOPING CRANE MIGRATION:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it plans to try
this fall to re-establish migratory whooping crane colonies in the eastern states.
The cranes will be led by pilots from Operation Migration -- of "Fly Away
Home" Hollywood-movie fame -- who have developed successful procedures
for training wild birds to follow forgotten migration paths.  The rare, endangered
cranes will undergo 30 hours of training, then take off on a 1,250-mile migration
route from Wisconsin to central Florida.
We hope the birds will undergo collision avoidance training.  At five feet tall,
the whooping crane would likely make a pretty good splat against any aircraft,
especially an ultralight.

William "Scotty" Scott, a former Northwest Airlines pilot whose plane was
hijacked by the infamous D.B. Cooper, died recently of prostate cancer. He was
81. Scott and his crew were flying a Boeing 727 when they were hijacked
Nov. 24, 1971. A passenger named Dan Cooper, later mistakenly identified as
D.B. Cooper, boarded the airplane in Portland, Ore. En route to Seattle, the man
handed a ransom note to a cabin attendant, threatening to detonate a bomb
unless he got $200,000 and four parachutes. Nearly everyone got off the plane in
Seattle, where Cooper collected the ransom. He then ordered Scott to fly to Mexico.
Cooper parachuted from the plane over Washington state and was never heard from
again. The case remains unsolved. Scott flew for Northwest for 34 years before
retiring in 1980.

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. Terry's travel tips.
DARGAL is pleased to bring you HOT interline rates for some great
destinations on many of Carnival's "Fun Ships"! These rates will go fast, so
don't miss the boat!
*** MEXICAN RIVIERA ***
APRIL 1, 8 & 15 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ ELATION - ITINERARY: Los Angeles return
Apr. 1: Inside $410, Oceanview $510
Apr. 8 & 15: Inside $460, Oceanview $560
APRIL 23 & 30 ~ 4 NIGHTS ~ HOLIDAY - ITINERARY: Los Angeles return
Apr. 23: Inside $200, Oceanview $260
Apr. 30: Inside $180, Oceanview $210
*** CARIBBEAN - EASTERN ***
APRIL 8 & 22 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ VICTORY - ITINERARY: Miami return
Apr. 8: Inside $510, Oceanview $610            Apr. 22: Inside $560
APRIL 14 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ TRIUMPH - ITINERARY: Miami return
Inside $510, Oceanview $610
APRIL 15 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ PARADISE (completely smoke-free!)
ITINERARY: Miami return    Inside $460, Oceanview $560
*** CARIBBEAN - SOUTHERN ***
APRIL 1 & 15 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ DESTINY - ITINERARY: San Juan return
Apr. 1: Inside $210, Oceanview $310
Apr. 15: Inside $260, Oceanview $360
APRIL 8 ~ 7 NIGHTS ~ DESTINY - ITINERARY: San Juan, return
Apr. 8: Inside $360, Oceanview $460
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)
International 01-250-861-3223

MORE GREAT SPECIALS...
All rates are for 4 days/3 nights. *Denotes summer rate (generally 4/15 onward)
ACAPULCO...Hotel Elcano...$185
ANTIGUA...Blue Waters (All-Inclusive)...$623
ARUBA...Amsterdam Manor Beach Hotel...$255/$175*
BAHAMAS...Club Land'Or...$275
BARBADOS...Asta Beach Hotel...$255/$175*
CANCUN...Fiesta Americana (All-Inclusive)...$435/$365*
CANCUN...Grand Oasis (All-Inclusive)...$355/$295*
CANCUN...Gran Caribe Real (All-Inclusive)...$315
COZUMEL...La Ceiba...$195/$155*
COZUMEL...Paradisus (All-Inclusive)...$319/$269*
CURACAO...Princess Beach Hotel...$259
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...Catalonia Bavaro (All-Inclusive)... $315/$264*
HUATULCO...Posada Real...$89
IXTAPA...Westin Brisas...$205/$164*
PLAYA DEL CARMEN...Hotel Copacabana (All-Inclusive)...$259/$195*
PLAYA DEL CARMEN...Sole Resort & Spa (All-Inclusive)...$325/$245*
PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA...Trident Villas...$289/$195*
PUERTO VALLARTA...Club Embarcadero (All-Inclusive)...$235/$209*
TORTOLA...Prospect Reef (All-Inclusive)...$425/$365*
ST. LUCIA...Bay Gardens...$159/$145*
Mention Code EM0313 for this discount!
Reserve your space before March 20, 200
Eligibility: Active airline employees, spouse, dependent
children, parents, parents-in-law (select cruise lines),
retired airline employees and friends sharing accommodations.

for more information call 1-800-209-0424
For reservations outside the U.S. call:
In Canada:  888-357-5012 In the UK:  0208-941-7200 In Germany:  06103-50880

Brought to you by "Interlining Plus" formerly Canadian Interline Travel
...Vacations in Paradise!!
Don't forget, Parents & Friends are welcome!
7 night aboard Rhapsody of the Seas Inside from $349 us Ocean  from $499 us
Vancouver to Seward May 18, 2001
additional port charges & taxes $222 us

* Reverse itinerary May 25, 2001

7 night aboard the Infinity Inside from $729 us Ocean from $929 us
Vancouver return May 11, 18 & 25 additional port charges $170 us
7 night aboard the Grandeur of the Seas Inside  from $544 us Ocean from $744 us
May 12, 19 & 26 Barcelona return Additional port charges $155 us
7 night aboard the Grandeur of the Seas Inside  from $544 us Ocean  from $744 us
June 09 Rome return Additional port charges $155 us
12 night aboard the Legend of the Seas Inside from $699 us Ocean from $999 us
May 31, 2001 Barcelona to Harwich, England *Port charges included
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.

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. Smilie.
Roger Fowler sends this in -
Subject: Re carry on luggage
A vulture needed to take a plane across the country, and, knowing full well
about the terrible quality of airline food, he stepped on board with two dead
raccoons tucked under his wings. However, the stewardess stopped him,
saying: "I'm very sorry Mr.Vulture, you know that we only allow one carrion per passenger."
Cheers from Salmon Arm      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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