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2001 Netletter #573 Mar 27th, 2001

#573 Mar 27th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 573 Mar 27th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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

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. Need to know,
Parents or partners travelling on Continental aren't allowed to use T423 tickets.
While eligible active and retired employees, a legal spouse, and dependent children
under 24 years have access to unlimited personal travel on Continental Airlines and its
affiliates Continental Express and Continental Micronesia parent/partner T423 tickets
are not permitted. Parents listed in your CHIP record are eligible for unlimited ZED fares.
However, travel partners are not eligible for a T423 trip pass or ZED fare on Continental.

Dave Beilhartz sends this information -
Just a note so reduced rate travellers do not get a nasty surprise in Japan.
All Nippon Airlines (NH) will not honour a reduced rate that is more than 90 days
old. I believe most airlines will accept up to a year.

Effective Jan 1st 2001, we understand that Dargal now charges for the delivery
of your documents for cruises -
us$5.00 for destinations in Canada, us$10.00 for the USA and
us$20.00 for International

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. We welcome -
Tony & Brenda Corkhill email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
living at Tillsonburg, Ontario.
My husband Tony worked for Air Canada for 31 years.   He started as
an aircraft engine mechanic in July 1960.     In 1975 be became an aircraft
engine inspector. 1985 he was made chief inspector, until he retired in June 1991.
All his service was at the Dorval Maintenance Base.   We moved to
Tillsonburg as soon as he retired.

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. News from the Pionair districts -
Reminder - Vancouver Island District returns to an old time favourite to hold
their spring luncheon at the Princess Mary Restaurant in Victoria.
On Apr 3rd commencing at 11:30 for a buffet luncheon at 12:30. all for $18.00.
Guest speaker is Bill Rowe,   the Pionair Pension representative.
Saville Hambleton will also address the   expected crowd.
Contact John Jeffrey This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. Ed Hill sends us this information -
Subject: Montreal Airline Club
Hello!  It is with interest when I read about the folks who are claiming to
have started the Montreal Interline Club
I feel for the sake of history to advise all of them that the Montreal
Interline Club was formed by a group of TCA Mtce/Engineering Depts.
this was in the year of 1949 and we had our club on St. Catherine St just
below Guy St.. in was very successful and a lot of fun and hard work,
How do I know all this??? Because I was a 16 year old kid at the time and
one of the founders..
I spent 43 years with TCA/AC retiring as a 747 capt.
Hope you print this for the official record.
Thanks to all..Ed Hill

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. Found on the internet.
El Al Israel Airlines is making pet lovers very happy with the launch of the
first-ever frequent flyer program for pets. Under the program, dogs, cats,
and birds can accumulate points for future travel.
Three round-trip flights from the US to Israel within a three year period will
earn your pet a free round-trip flight.

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. May Day!
From Lawson Tremellon -
I was in HQ last week and stopped to talk to George Reeleder, Senior Director,
Scheduling. George asked me if I knew where the public timetables could be
found for the sixties since I had had responsibility for the Timetable for many
years and copies were kept of all issues. The boxes were still there but didn't
go back beyond 1971.
If  any of the readers of the Netletter have any back copies in the sixties
George would like to hear from them at    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
George is doing some research into schedules at that time and would
appreciate any help he can get.
Thanks very much for anything you can do.
Cheers Lawson Tremellen

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. Tom Grant sends this info -
Subject: Flight crew history photos online
Flight crew readers might be interested in the seven photos sent in by Ken Day,
ret AC Purser. They date from the 60's and 70's. They are now online at
www.acfamily.org/airshared/galleries/tcac-pp/photo-pp.htm .
Cheers,     Tom

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. Become part of Commercial Aviation History -
South African Airways Boeing 747-400 will attempt to beat the speed record to
circumnavigate the Globe, Pole to Pole.
Pan Am Boeing 747SP has held the record since Oct 28-30th 1977 when it flew
San Francisco to San Francisco via both poles in 54 hours 7 mins 12 secs.
South African 747 has been renamed Polar Byrd II and will depart from New York JFK
on Nov 17th 2001, flying non stop to Rio Gallegos. After refuelling it will fly 7 hours
across Antarctica, becoming the third commercial passenger flight in history to overfly
the South Pole, From Perth on to Beijing, then over the North Pole to JFK arriving
Nov 19th. An estimated 51 hr 11 mins after they left, with a planned flying time
of 45 hr 56 min.
Now for the price!
us$14,495 First Class, us$9,495 Business and us$7,497 Economy.
(We do not see any interline rates in the article! - eds)
Check with your local travel agent or South African Airways 1-866-722-3593

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. Terry's travel tips.
Ramada Inns & Suites in Downtown Vancouver are advertising a rate of $49.00
based on SINGLE occupancy available until Apr 30/01
Reservations at 1-800-2-ramada quote code LPLV. This is the local media and
not an interline rate.

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. Smilie.
Found by Vesta -
Gummed Up
A sweet young thing is taking her first airplane ride. As the plane gains
altitude, she complains to the flight attendant that her ears are popping.

The flight attendant gives her some chewing gum and assures her that many
people experience the same discomfort.

When they land, the sweet young thing thanks the flight attendant.

"The chewing gum worked fine," she says, "but tell me, how do I get it out
of my ears?"

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