2005 Netletter #906 - Nov 26, 2005

#906 - Nov 26, 2005

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Number 906

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About us!

Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for those ex Air Canada types who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. It was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then finally simplified to just "The NetLetter".

We believe that our NetLetter, which originates from Vancouver Island, was the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for retirees of Air Canada.

The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.

Our 'NetLetter' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NetLetter'. Please forward this to other retirees who can then subscribe right from the forwarded link at the bottom of this email.



 


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  • Nice to know...
  • Vesta

    Non-stop service between Montreal and Mexico City coming next year. Beginning June 17, 2006, Air Canada will operate year-round daily non-stop service linking Montreal - and its extensive eastern Canada network - with the Mexican capital. The addition of Montreal-Mexico City non-stop flights complements our year-round non-stop service from Toronto. Other Mexican destinations we currently serve include: Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Ixtapa.

  • Air Canada News
  • Product update. Effective Nov. 1, our Onboard Restaurant Service - now Onboard Café - was expanded in Hospitality Class to include all flights over one-and-a-half hours in Canada and Continental U.S. Along with the service expansion, the menu has also been improved to include more $1 snack items, new healthy choices, muffins, more "branded" sandwiches, and a hot pizza. Check the menu in the latest enRoute magazine for visuals of the new menu selection. Here's a taste of what's offered:
    - For $1 Quaker Oatmeal To Go Cereal Bar, Cadbury's Dairy Milk, Maynards Wine Gums
    - For $2 Kellogg's Cereal in a Cup, Clover Leaf Tuna Salad
    - For $4 Atlantic Canada's Greco Pizza to Go (baked onboard)
    - For $5 Kelsey's Vegetarian Pita Wrap, Subway Turkey Swiss on White, Montana's Roast Beef Sub with Horseradish.

  • Found on the Internet
  • Iberia Pilots Threaten January Strike - Pilots at Spanish airline Iberia may call a strike as early as January, a union official said on Thursday, as the carrier attempts to cut costs by wage freezes and shedding 9 percent of staff.

  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • For those of us whole reside in British Columbia and are members of BC Automobile Association - * BCAA members catch the 9:00pm sailing and save! Southern routes year round between Vancouver and Vancouver Island and your passenger 2nd, 3rd and 4th passengers sail for FREE (except for fuel surcharge and Nanaimo Port Authority fees). The discount is not retroactive, so please present your BCAA card at the BC Ferries fare booth at time of payment. * Save 15% off in the onboard gift shops off regularly priced giftware and clothing priced at $20 or more.

    Caesar Hotels Airway Vacations
    Holland River Cruise - 9 Days from $798*
    If you prefer a "do what you want, when you want" cruise, a Grand Value CruiseSM on the newly restyled River Baroness may be just perfect! With many of the comforts and signature touches that are Uniworld hallmarks, you can cruise the romantic waterways of Holland this spring. You can explore the sights on your own or you can join an optional shore excursion. Uniworld's Grand Value Cruising is about you having flexibility and choice.
    With FREE AIRFARE from select cities, and prices starting as low as $798 per person, double occupancy and free stateroom upgrades, there is simply no reason for you to stay home.

    Dutch Dreams - Roundtrip Amsterdam - 9 days March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5 Act now, and reserve the best stateroom at the time of booking! Voted Top 10 World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line Spend time in the magnificent museums of Amsterdam, then travel through the Low Countries at a leisurely pace and visit small, cozy villages like Hoorn. See the legendary windmills of Kinderdijk, savor the famed Edam cheese, and enjoy the lush green Dutch countryside and the stunning floral displays of Keukenhof Gardens. All this and more awaits you on this delightful holiday.

    Day-to-Day Itinerary at a Glance
    1 Depart USA
    2 Amsterdam (embark)
    3 Amsterdam ~ Dutch Masterpiece Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum
    4 Enkhuizen Zuider Zee ~ Explorer Hoorn Village of the Isjelmeer
    5 Hoorn Volendam Marken Islands & Edam; ~ Kroller- Muller Museum
    6 Arnheim ~ Liberation Museum Nijmegen
    7 Dordrecht ~ Kinderdijk Windmills Explore Delft & the World of Vermeer
    8 Dordrecht ~ Rotterdam Harbor Cruise Keukenhof Gardens
    9 Amsterdam (disembark) - USA


    Pricing and Cruise Upgrades: USA Departure 3/24/2006
    All-Inclusive Prices from: Ship River Baroness NYC SPECIAL! $798 Includes round trip airfare from New York
    CHI SPECIAL! $947
    LAX SPECIAL! $1047
    *Fares listed in U.S. dollars on March 24 departure, based on category 3 stateroom accommodations, double occupancy. Free airfare based on roundtrip economy class from New York and other zone 1 gateways. Other gateway cities available for additional costs. Valid for NEW individual reservations only.
    This offer is not combinable with other discounts (excluding past passenger discount), promotions, or offers. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Fuel surcharges, port charges, departure/government taxes are additional. In the event of cancellation, all penalties and fees will be imposed including airline fees. This offer is subject to all Uniworld terms and conditions. Other restrictions may apply.

    Hawaii - great deals to Hawaii before the holidays and great deals after.
    The perfect holiday gift for the whole family. Family and Friends travel at the same rates with confirmed air!

    Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $462* This hotel is located close to the fun and excitement of the world famed Waikiki Beach. Package includes round trip confirmed air from LAX arrival and departure transfers, 5 nights accommodations Ohana Maile Sky Court. Airline taxes are additional. Travel between Nov. 3 - Dec.16, 2005

    Outrigger Luana Waikiki 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $656* After undergoing an $11 million renovation, the Outrigger Luana Waikiki is the newest addition to Outrigger's condominium collection. Featuring oversized guest rooms and studios with kitchenettes, the property sits at the entrance to Waikik inear shopping, restaurants, nightlife and the beach.City view accommodations, Travel between Nov. 3 and Dec. 16, 2005 Confirmed air from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ask about other departure cities.
    Airline taxes are additional, add'l nights, tours and hotel upgrades are available.

    Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $616* As the locals say, Maui is "no ka oi", ...the best. Package includes round trip confirmed air from SFO/LAX, economy car rental, 5 nights garden view accommodations Maui Lu. Airline taxes are additional. Travel between Nov. 3 - Dec. 16, 2005

    Paki Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $692*
    This low rise oceanfront suite resort on the Ka'anapali coast of Maui offers condominium accommodations perfect for the family. ENjoy spacious suites, spectacular views and an ideal location between the Ka'anapali and Kapalua resort areas, just minutes from historic Lahaina Town. Special offer: 5th night free, two for one luau. Economy car rental included. Travel between Nov. 3 and Dec. 16, 2005
    Confirmed air from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ask about other departure cities.
    Airline taxes are additional, add'l nights, tours and hotel upgrades are available.

    Haleakala volcano Kauai 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $794* A picturesque, garden paradise. Package includes round trip confirmed air LAX/SFO, 5 nights Islander on the Beach, 5 day economy car rental. Airline taxes are additional. Travel betewen Nov. 3 and Dec. 16, 2005

    Poipu Kai 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $992*
    Located in Poipu, on the sunny south shore of Kauai, this resort is nestled on 70 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. With its prime lcoation adjacent to two of Kauai's best beaches and its spacious, well appointed suites, Poipu Kau is a great fit for families. 5 Nights One bedroom suite, confirmed air LAX/SFO, 5 day economy car rental. Travel between Nov. 3 and Dec. 16, 2005

    Confirmed air from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ask about other departure cities.
    Airline taxes are additional, add'l nights, tours and hotel upgrades are available. ictured: Na Pali Kauai

    The Big Island 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $821* A land of mystery and majesty! Package includes round trip confirmed air LAX/SFO, 5 nights Royal Kona Resort, Partial Ocean View with economy rental car. Airline taxes are additional. Travel between Nov. 3 and Dec. 16, 2005

    Airline taxes are additional. Ask about other departure cities/Ask about Island Hopping Specials, additional days, other travel dates. Many hotel properties to choose from.More Hawaii specials with confirmed air from Newark from Chicago Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $814* Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $829*

    Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $977* Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $993* Big Island 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $1180* Big Island 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $1195* Kauai 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $1341* Kauai 6 Days/ 5 Nights from $1351* Family and Friends eligible at same great price! Add nights, islands, tours and more. Airline taxes are additional.

    Absolutely no service charges!
    Caesar Hotels Airway Vacations
    800 422 3727 Call today!

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