2000 Netletter #444 January 2000

#444 January 2000



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Number 444   Date Jan 25th, 2000  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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.         Your co-pilot is going AWOL until mid February.
The Chief pilot - Vesta - will be holding the fort - again!


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. Welcome to
Peter van Breevoort Lead Mech. living in Pierrefonds, QC
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Irene Stevens living in Montreal, QC email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Irene is a widow of a ritired Air Canada employee.
David Morrison Sales Manager email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
lives in Symington, South Ayreshire, Scotland.
Sharon Joyce Flight Attendant living in Ottawa, ON.
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
William Baron. Now here's a good contact!
William is a  Financial Services Mgr.(Payroll)
lives in Winnipeg, MN email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will find John  Mumedjian retired
Hardware Planner, lives in Scarborough, ON
Audrey Lane lives in Pickering, ON email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
My name is Bob Whiteside, I worked for ac 35 years in YWG and YYC  Sales
I worked with Bob Walker in YWG and he gave me your contact.
email for Bob is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for Alan J. T. Bain
son of late Director Engineering.
Email:     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for Bryan Dixon retired Pilot,
living in  Carlisle, ON


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. A request from our Chief Pilot - Vesta
Please, a request from your hard working editors.
Terry and I would appreciate that the users of:
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express
use the option of   "No Stationery"
when sending items for the "The NetLetter" .
It will save us a lot of deciphering as neither of us use this reader
for our Internet mail.


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. Need to know.
From the Horizon news -

We can use City Ticket Office (CTO) facilities for personal ticketing
needs. Active employees, retirees, and parents can use CTOs for
personal ticketing needs. Faxes and telephone calls won't be accepted
as agents are busy assisting revenue customers. Peak periods to avoid
are from 12:00-2:00 pm and 4:00-5:00 pm.


General Sales Tax (GST) not applicable on tickets for most
US-originating travel. Effective January 1, regardless where payment
for travel is made, GST shouldn't be charged on tickets for
US-originating traffic, except Hawaii. In addition, the French islands
of St-Pierre and Miquelon are also GST-exempt.



*** SPECIAL FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFFS ***


SELLOFF PHX**'


MARKETS:         ON/QC - PHX
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31MAR00
RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT/ALL TRVL CMPLT 31MAR00
GRID TO/FROM ON/QC - PHX
ON      PQ
$239    $249


SELLOFF SUN DESTINATIONS
** EFFECTIVE 19JAN00 SELLOFF EXTENDED FOR CDA-BGI/MCO ONLY
** AND ADDING CDA-UVF. SEE DETAILS BELOW
MARKETS:       CDA - BGI MIDWEEK FLIGHTS ONLY (MON-FRI)
CDA - MCO MIDWEEK FLIGHTS ONLY (MON-FRI)
CDA - UVF
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31MAR00
RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT/ALL TRVL CMPLT 31MAR00
GRID TO/FROM CDA - BGI/UVF:
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$419       $419      $269    $269     $339
GRID TO/FROM CDA - MCO:
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$269       $269      $169    $169     $229


SELLOFF PARIS
MARKETS:         CDA - CDG
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31MAR00
RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT/ALL TRVL CMPLT 31MAR00
FARE GRID TO/FROM CDA - CDG:
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$412       $412      $307    $307     $307


SELLOFF ASIA
MARKETS:         CDA - HKG/TPE
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31MAR00
RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT/ALL TRVL CMPLT 31MAR00
FARE GRID TO/FROM CDA - HKG/TPE: 
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$529       $529      $599    $599     $679


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. From the newsletter of Brian Dunn - YYZNEWS -
Air Canada's latest A330-300 C-GFAF (FIN931) ferried YUL-YYZ on the
19th and made its first revenue flight today on AC105/AC148 to/from
Vancouver.  It is tentatively planned as of this writing to operate
AC918/AC919 to Miami on the 21st.


Air Canada announced that it will proceed immediately with the
consolidation of its regional airline subsidiaries, Air Nova, Air
Ontario, and AirBC.  Joseph Randell, President and CEO of Air Nova and
Interim President of Air Ontario and AirBC, has been appointed President
of the consolidated airline.
Consolidation will take several months and in the meantime each carrier
will continue to operate separately, but the new "Air Canada Regional"
will have its corporate headquarters in Toronto.  Should the sale of
Canadian Regional Airlines not be successful pursuant to the
undertakings given by the Competition Bureau, CRA will be integrated
into the consolidated regional airline.


Canadian Airlines Corp have started a re-paint program for their
fleet to a "transitional" colour scheme.  The first aircraft to be done
is a 767-300 (FIN640) and will be rolled out before the end of January
in a basic white fuselage with small Canada Goose logo on the forward
fuselage and CAC titles.  The tail will be the standard Air Canada
tail...green with maple leaf logo on it.  FIN639 will follow, and then a
mixture of 737s and A320s throughout the spring and summer.  There may
be some of the aircraft painted in Air Canada paint shops if capacity
becomes an issue.


MONTREAL AIRLINER'S CLUB
The next meeting will be held on January 30th in Room 368 between 1300
and 1600hrs at the Dorval terminal building.  All are welcome.  For more
info please contact Pierre Langlois at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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. Help.
From: Mike McCallen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
If anyone knows Donna Hodgins e-mail I wud appreciate it.
Donna used to work at yza (Donna Elkin), is now living in yxu.
Thanks. Mike


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. Found on the internet.
Swissair retired its last Boeing 747 airliner.


AUSTRALIAN FUEL WOES ESCALATE.
THOUSANDS OF AIRCRAFT GROUNDED.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia
grounded thousands of piston-powered aircraft in eastern Australia
indefinitely, until it finds a way to ensure that fuel systems are free
of the effects of contaminated avgas.  Any aircraft that used fuel
from that batch is grounded until a procedure for cleansing and
rehabilitating the fuel system is devised -- and nobody can say how long
that will take.  The avgas, which was also distributed in New Zealand,
has affected an estimated 5,000 planes.
Meanwhile, flight-school operators and crop sprayers watch their businesses
bleed away, and services such as air ambulances, firefighting and mail
delivery are affected.
AOPA-Australia says the crisis will cost millions of dollars and threatens
thousands of jobs.


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. Terry's travel tips.
Until January 30, 2000:  receive 50% discount plus a complimentary
upgrade to the next available room:


Arizona:
Sheraton San Marcos Chandler:  Phone 602-963-6655
Holiday Inn Flagstaff:  Phone 800-533-2754 or 520-526-1150
Hampton Inn Mesa:  Phone 602-926-3600
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mesa:  Phone 480-964-7000
Hampton Inn Tuscon Airport:  Phone 520-889-5789


California:
Hawthorne Suites Anaheim:  Phone 714-535-7773
Hilton Carson:  Phone 310-830-9200
Courtyard by Marriott Cypress:  Phone 714-827-1010
Courtyard by Marriott Fresno:  Phone 559-251-5200
Holiday Inn Select La Mirada:  Phone 800-356-6873 or 714-739-8500
Courtyard by Marriott LAX:  310-649-1400
Marriott Napa Valley:  Phone 707-253-7433
Hampton Inn Oakland:  Phone 510-632-8900
Radisson Hotel Oxnard:  Phone 805-485-9666
Courtyard by Marriott Riverside:  Phone 909-276-1200
Hawthorne Suites Sacramento:  Phone 916-441-1200
Holiday Inn Harborview San Diego:  Phone 619-239-9600 or 800-366-3164
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites San Diego:  619-260-8500 or 800-255-3544
Holiday Inn Stadium San Diego:  800-666-6996 or 858-278-9300
Comfort Suites San Francisco:  Phone:  650-589-7100
Holiday Inn Great America Santa Clara:  Phone 408-235-8900
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Santa Clarita:  Phone 661-290-2828
Hampton Inn Santa Clarita:  Phone 661-253-2400
Pacific Shore Hotel Santa Monica:  Phone 310-451-8711


Colorado:
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Craig:  Phone 970-824-4000
Hampton Inn Denver SE:  Phone 303-792-9999
Residence Inn by Marriott Highlands Ranch:  Phone 303-683-5500
Marriott Pueblo:  Phone 719-542-3200
Hampton Inn Pueblo:  Phone 719-544-4700


Minnesota:
Kahler Grand Hotel:  Phone 507-282-2581


New Mexico:
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe:  505-473-2800


Oregon:
Hampton Inn Clackamas:  Phone 503-655-7900
Holiday Inn Express Portland:  Phone 503-252-7400


Utah:
Marriott Odgen:  Phone 801-627-1190
Holiday Inn Provo:  Phone 801-374-9750
Marriott Provo:  Phone 801-377-4700
Residence Inn by Marriott Provo:  801-374-1000
Hilton Salt Lake City:  Phone 801-532-3344
Marriott Salt Lake City University Park:  Phone 800-637-4390
or 801-581-1000


Washington State:
Hawthorne Suites Kent:  Phone 253-395-3800
Courtyard by Marriott Lynnwood:  Phone 425-670-0500
Best Western Lynnwood/Seattle:  Phone 425-775-7447


Until January 27, 2000 receive 50% off in South Lake Tahoe California
Forest Inn Suites:  Phone 530-541-6655 or 800-822-5950 plus receive
a discount on ski equip. rental.


Until January 31, 2000:  Ramada Ltd. and Suites San Diego - $25/night:
Phone:  619-295-6886 or 800-624-1257


Through April 2000, Hawthorne Hotel on the Common Salem Mass.
$49/night:  Phone:  978-744-4080 or 800-729-7829.


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. Smilie.
From Brian O'Hare Retired AC YYZ...living in Arizona
Now thats service...
An Alaska Airlines 737 jet was headed for Nome with 111 passengers all
headed to the finish of the Iditarod sled dog race.
The flight was filled with sponsors, mushers families, and lots of
Alaskans  onboard.. Serving the flight were 3 brand new Seattle based
Alaska Airlines  flight attendants.
The weather went below minimums in Nome and the flight had to divert to
Kotzebue ...upon landing in Kotzebue the flight attendant announced on
the PA "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kotzebue, for those passengers
headed for Nome, Alaska Airlines always gets their passengers to their
destination...right now Alaska Airlines is getting buses lined up to
take you and your bags from Kotzebue to  Nome."
At this, 111 call buttons started going off with questions like -
"What's the name of the bus company from Kotzebue to Nome?"
"How long is the bus ride?"
"Will our bags go on the bus?"
The flight attendant turned 8 shades of blue when she learned
the joke was on her - no road exists between Nome and Kotzebue....

Ron Miles sends us this one -
Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to
Flight Number 293, non-stop 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 followed and after a few minutes, 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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.  That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
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