2006 Netletter #920 - March 25, 2006

#920 - March 25, 2006

The NetLetter #920
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Since Oct/95 March 25, 2006

 

Number 20

About us!

Nice to know...

Need to know...

Star Alliance News

Reader Feedback

Other News

Where are they now?

Terrys Travel Tips

AC Heritage Poster

Sponsors

Submissions

NetLetter Archives



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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Dear NetLetter,

This is back issue from March 25, 2006 that was published on the ACFamily Network but never sent to the mail list as I was away.

We now estimate that the NetLetter is read by over 2712 retirees when counting our email distribution and those that print the NetLetter and give them out to their friends.

To get in touch with either the Editor/Pilot or Co- Pilot our email address is still This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text48133 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To make changes to your e-mail address or to unsubscribe, please see the links at the bottom of the page for "Update Profile/Email address" and SafeUnsubscribe. This is now automated so that you can remove yourself from the list or change your email address (or name) without our assistance. We will still do this manually if you have any difficulties.

Many of our members are having difficulty finding these links. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page, the link in similar to the following image. (The image below doesn't work but your links at the bottom will).

Thank you

Alan Rust - ACFamily Administrator


  • Nice to know...
  • Vesta

    Air Canada is having a FAM flight to Dublin Ireland during June - could this be a new destination?

    Park 'N Fly has your parking needs covered for the busy travel season.

    Planning to travel and you don't know where to leave your car? No problem.

    The locations we have are Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.

    Active and retired Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz employees can take advantage of a 50 per cent discount for leisure travel on Self Park and Valet Parking at any Park'N Fly location across Canada at Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. You will be required to present your Air Canada identification card. Retirees who present their identification card at any Park N'Fly will receive the discount. Park'N Fly is Canada's only national parking company and all locations are conveniently open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Your Code for use (if required) at Exit Pay Machines is : 31033#

  • Need to know...
  • New Check in times!

  • Star Alliance News
  • Star Alliance

    Swiss International Air Lines plans to officially join Star Alliance on April 1, becoming the 17th member of the alliance.

  • Reader Feedback
  • I am planning to take a trip to Grenada WI.shortly, and would appreciate any information on reasonable accommodations in St. George's, A quick response would be greatly appreciated. Thank You,

    Walter W. Jacyk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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    Pionair Member - GERRY ARCHAMBEAU's, LIFE HISTORY BOOK

    I was fortunate to work with Air Canada as a Lead Station Attendant, from 1967 to my retirement in 1993, after the demise of Canada's railways passenger industry, both CNR & CPR. I had worked on the C N Trains as a Porter.

    My new book "A Struggle to Walk with Dignity" has gone far beyond my retirement dreams, as I have had a number of write ups in magazines and a local paper. I thought I should expose my work to our fellow Pionairs and retirees to show that there are many things that one can get involved with in our retirement years.

    My book was published by Trafford Publishing of Victoria, BC. I also have a web site www.trafford.com/robots/04-2001.html for you to view, and my phone and fax no. is 1.905.646.0679. Catalogue no. ISBN 1-4120-4194-5, it is also available at the major book stores such as Chapters, Coles etc. My book is a life story about a new immigrant struggling to find his way through many complexities.

    Sincerely, Gerald A. Archambeau

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    Fred Spriggs passed away on March 6th 2006 in the Ottawa General Hospital. Fred retired in 1991 with approx 37years service. Fred worked in the Airframes Section at the Dorval Engineering Base and he was well known for his extensive experience in the design and re-furbishing of all aircraft interiors. Colleagues in the Engineering dept. O'Haul and Line Hangars as well as those in the T and F, Sheetmetal and Paint Shops will remember Fred for his energy and dedication and friendly approach to getting the job done.

    Submitted by Friend and Colleague Don Edwards. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text84966 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    (Our condolences go out to the family - eds)

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    Carol Humphrey sends us this -

    RYANAIR introduces sweeping changes to its rules on luggage this week - and the new charges could penalise thousands.

    On all flights booked with Ryanair after March 16, passengers will have to pay for every piece of luggage they check into the hold.

    Although the weight you can take increases from 15kg to 20kg, you will be charged £2.50 if you check in your suitcase at the time of booking or £5 per item if you do it at the check-in desk.

    But a change to Ryanair's rules introduced in January with little fanfare, means you will now no longer be able to pool your luggage allowance with fellow passengers on the same booking.

    It means families and couples face the ridiculous task of taking a suitcase per person to avoid paying excess baggage charges. And with Ryanair charging for every suitcase checked into the hold, this increases the airline's revenue.

    Unsuspecting travellers are discovering that packing one case for a weekend break lands them in hot water with excess baggage, charged at eight euros ­ £5.50 ­ per kilo.

    "One family was told they would have to fork out £36. They emptied their luggage into black binbags provided by Ryanair, then took them on as hand baggage."

  • Other News
  • Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame, Invitation to the 2006 Induction Ceremony

    The Induction Ceremony will be held April 18, 2006, at the International Civil Aviation Organization headquarters (ICAO), 999 University street in Montreal (Qc).
    Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the ceremony will start at 7:30 PM.
    Reception wine will be served before the ceremony. For ticket information, contact:
    Fondation Aérovision Québec, 5430 chemin Chambly, Saint-Hubert (QC), J3Y-3P1
    Tel: (450) 678-1720 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text34171 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Web site: www.aerovision.org [and] www.aerovision.org/pantheon

    This year's inductees include Annette and Géralde Brunelle, -

    Annette (1909-1997) and Géralde (born in 1911) Brunelle. Two sisters, members in 1939 of the first air stewardess class in Canada. More than 1000 women applied on the competition held by Trans - Canada Air Lines (now Air Canada), for about only fifteen open positions.
    Among hiring conditions, candidates had to be certified nurses, single, with a mandatory resignation clause upon marriage. Starting on 10-passenger Lockheed 10A Electras (unpressurized and unable to fly high enough to avoid bad weather and turbulence), the presence of a nurse as a crewmember helped passengers feel secure and provided expertise to handle discomforting situations, a reality of early commercial flying. Pioneers in their own right, the Brunelle sisters and their colleagues built the foundations of a new profession, essential to later development of commercial aviation.

  • Where are they now?
  • B737-217 fin 712 C-GCPQ c/n 22256 returned to Pegasus Apr 21,2004 now leased to Aerolineas del Sur registered CC-CGM

  • Terrys Travel Tips
  • Looking for some really good deals? try www.rumrabbit.com

    HOWARD JOHNSON - TORONTO-MARKHAM - ONTARIO
    Modern 172-room Hotel and Conference Centre located 25 minutes from Downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airport. Located close to major Toronto-area highways, close to restaurants and shopping.

    Airline staff receive 25% off current seasonal rates - based on availability, advance reservations required. Phone 1-905-479-5000 or 1-877-703-4656.
    www.hojomarkham.com

    London Apartments
    We have two apartments available. They are right across the street from each other. So if you are traveling with another family, you can both stay close together. Both apartments are studios. They will sleep four people, have a private bath and a small kitchen for cooking. All the utensils and linens are supplied. Come stay in Chelsea!
    Incredible price of $115 per night (5 night minimum). NO extra costs for cleaning, 3rd or 4th persons. Our Price: us$115 per night

    Paris Historic Apartment
    The Historic Apartment has two seperate rooms. One is the bedroom area with a couch and the other is a room with a table and chairs. The bathroom and kitchen are off of the dining type room. The location is great! Right in the 2nd district, but close to the Louvre.
    Come stay for a five night minimum for $115 per night. NO extra charges for cleaning, 3rd or 4th persons. Our Price: us$115 per night
    Contact: Aero-Marine Interline
    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    voice: 800-255-2376 (ALL-AERO)
    web: http://www.aero-marine.com

    For our U.K. readers -
    Travel Industry Services
    Call 0870 041 1100
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    USA and Canada British Airways logo flights
    Instant Confirmation on flights
    ...
    All airfares exclude all taxes

    World Offers: New York from GBP122, Boston from GBP141, Washington from GBP141
    Atlanta from GBP156, Los Angeles from GBP171, San Francisco from GBP171
    Miami from GBP171. Phoenix from GBP191, Orlando from GBP177'
    Tampa from GBP176, Chicago from GBP181, Detroitfrom GBP211, Dallas, from GBP216
    Houston from GBP218, Seattle from GBP201, Denver from GBP221
    Montrea lfrom GBP176, Vancouver from GBP286, Toronto from GBP176

    World Traveller Plus and Club World fares also available.
    For competitive rates on hotels please call us or visit http://www.traveltis.co.uk/hotel/
    CALL 0870 041 1100 today!

    Terms and Conditions:
    All airfares are per person and will be subject to ALL known taxes. Our reservation team will advise of the total tax at time of booking. Offers are open for current travel industry staff only.
    These offers are for travel industry staff and MUST NOT BE ADVERTISED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
    Once air tickets are issued, 100% ancellation/change penalties apply. All offers and prices are subject to availability at time of booking, applies to new bookings only,are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. World Traveller Plus and Club World are applicable for departures until the end of June 2006, seasonal variations apply. World offers are valid for departures until the end of December 2006, seasonal variations apply

  • AC Heritage Poster
  • Enjoy this visual display of Air Canada’s historic fleet from its beginning in 1937 to the present including aircraft from:
    - Trans-Canada Airlines
    - Canadian Airlines
    - Pacific Western
    - Eastern Provincial
    - Nordair
    - Transair
    and Wardair

    This 68 x 96 cm (27 x 38 inch) poster is printed in full colour on high quality paper and depicts over 300 aircraft and liveries flown by Air Canada throughout its history.

    The cost of the poster is $24.99 plus tax and shipping where applicable. This is a great gift for reunions, retirements and birthday gifts, etc.

    A donation is made to Dreams Take Flight for each poster that is sold.

    More info here
  • Sponsors
  • The hosting, and mailing of the NetLetter as well as the conversion to HTML format is provided compliments of the ACFamily Network and Nerds On Site. Content is researched and submitted by Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker. Thank you for letting us into your homes!

    Please support the ACFamily Network
  • Submissions
  • Important reminder, for all new articles, submissions and or comments for the "The Netletter" please send to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text95500 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Please add to your Address Books).

    This e-mail address has been set up so that both of us Terry & Vesta (exclusively) will get an automatic copy and so we can keep up with the continuity of news for the NetLetter.

  • NetLetter Archives
  • The archives of the NetLetter are kept on the ACFamily Network Forums area. They are in plain text format so you can print them from there if desired. If you are not a member of the ACFamily Network yet, we encourage you to join us there. Non members can Register here. (It's Free!)

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    #921 - April 8, 2006

    The NetLetter #921
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    Since Oct/95 April 8, 2006

     

    Number 921

    About us!

    Need to know...

    Nice to know...

    Air Canada News

    Found on the Internet

    Other News

    Reader FeedBack

    Terrys Travel Tips

    Smilies

    AC Heritage Poster

    Sponsors

    Submissions

    NetLetter Archives



    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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    Dear NetLetter,

    We now estimate that the NetLetter is read by over 2713 retirees when counting our email distribution and those that print the NetLetter and give them out to their friends.

    To get in touch with either the Editor/Pilot or Co- Pilot our email address is still This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text79949 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    To make changes to your e-mail address or to unsubscribe, please see the links at the bottom of the page for "Update Profile/Email address" and SafeUnsubscribe. This is now automated so that you can remove yourself from the list or change your email address (or name) without our assistance. We will still do this manually if you have any difficulties.

    Many of our members are having difficulty finding these links. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page, the link in similar to the following image. (The image below doesn't work but your links at the bottom will).

    Thank you

    Alan Rust - ACFamily Administrator


  • Need to know...
  • Vesta

    Air Canada Security risk assessment for March 23, 2006:

    Security forces in Israel are in a higher state of alert to avert possible attacks by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Fatah-related groups for the coming week and to contravene their goal of disrupting the March 28 Israeli parliamentary elections.
    We are monitoring the situation closely, and we advise crew members that vigilance is always required.

    We remind our employees, including crewmembers and retirees, that they should always exercise appropriate caution during their stay in Israel, as the security situation could deteriorate rapidly without notice: Avoid large gatherings, crowded places and demonstrations, as well as proximity to other possible targets, including pedestrian promenades, shopping malls, open markets, restaurants, discotheques, bus stations, and public buses. Carry passport and money separately (Canadian passport must be valid for at least six months) Keep a photocopy of your passport's identification page with you. Declare video cameras, laptop computers, etc. upon entry, and proceed through the red zone at Customs Do not leave parcels/bags unattended Follow the orders of police and security officials at all times Avoid casual comments about security measures that could be misinterpreted in these tense times.
    In case of emergency, the following numbers can be used in Tel Aviv: 100 for Police, 101 for Ambulance and 102 for Fire.

  • Nice to know...
  • Air Canada’s network expands to Yellowknife; new routes from Western Canada. Today we announced the expansion of our network with the start-up of two new, daily non-stop flights to Yellowknife, NWT, the diamond capital of North America and gateway to Canada’s north. Air Canada Jazz will begin daily non-stop service to Yellowknife from Edmonton on July 3rd and from Calgary on July 4th. Jazz will also launch daily, non-stop service on August 1st on the following new routes: Edmonton- Victoria, BC; Calgary-Comox, BC; Edmonton-Kelowna, BC and Winnipeg-London, ON. These destinations will be operated by Air Canada Jazz with 50-seat CRJ-200 aircraft

    Employee Travel billing process enhanced. Employee Travel has implementedan enhancement to their billing process for travel profile holders with billings that are rejected by their credit card companies. For your convenience, if the credit card you used when registering for your trip is declined, Employee Travel will now be able to apply the amount to the credit card that you have provided as the default credit card. To protect the cardholder’s privacy, the credit card companies do not disclose to Air Canada the reasons that they decline charges on Air Canada billings. By going to the default credit card, Employee Travel hopes to avoid unnecessary calls to the profile holder.

    A Reminder:
    Only the profile holder’s own valid credit card should be used to both pay for individual trips and be stored on the profile as a default. The credit card belonging to a parent/partner/spouse/child, etc. should never be used.
    First point of contact for all credit card billing inquiries should be directed to 1-866-473-4732 (North America) or 732-694-2021 (Outside North America) or by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text72858 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The credit card company should not be contacted.

  • Air Canada News
  • Plug pulled on B767 polish program
    - Evaluation trial reveals maintenance costs outweigh benefits. Following a three-month test phase, Air Canada Maintenance has opted not to proceed with the polished B767 program. The paint-stripping process, which shed approximately 360 pounds from FIN 613, translated to annual fuel savings of some $24,000. However, teams that analyzed how the polished fuselage stood up against harsh operating environments determined the extra maintenance costs outweighed the benefits. Moreover, the silver fuselage was given “low scores” from an aesthetic perspective. “Keeping safety as our number one priority, we will continue to explore all possible areas to reduce costs and offset record fuel prices,” FIN 613 will be repainted in the spring as its operating schedule permits.

    Air Canada and Mexicana to end code share later this month. On March 31, we will be ending our six-year-old code share on Canada-U.S.-Mexico routings with Mexicana, whose Star Alliance membership ended on March 31, 2004.

  • Found on the Internet
  • British Airport Authority to close Heathrow’s T2 in 2008. - British airport operator BAA today announced it would close the oldest terminal at London's Heathrow Airport after a new fifth terminal is completed in 2008. The BAA said it had decided to close Terminal 2 because passenger numbers using the building were forecast to fall from the current 9 million a year to fewer than 1.5 million after the new terminal opens. According to the BAA, the decision will not affect proposals to spend up to GBP£1.5 billion ($2.62 billion US) on a new passenger terminal at Heathrow, in time for the 2012 Olympics. The giant fifth terminal currently under construction is Europe's biggest construction project. The BAA also plans to close or redevelop Terminal 1 and renovate Terminals 3 and 4. Heathrow is one of the world's most congested airports and is nearing peak capacity.

  • Other News
  • In NetLetter nr 920 we printed an article regarding excess baggage charges by Ryanair UK,

    Here are some horror stories -
    Of the passengers who have contacted Sun Travel furious at the new rules, ALL have been allowed to happily travel from the UK but have then been hit with the excess baggage charges on the way home. Anxious to catch their flight and unable to leave items behind, they are forced to pay up.

    Passenger Cathryn Sheppard had to fork out £11 because her bag was two kilos over the limit. Check- in staff at Girona, Spain, refused to let Cathryn, 41, from Rotherhithe, London, transfer stuff from her case to her 12-year-old son Joe’s bag to avoid the charge.
    Cathryn, Joe and husband Andy, 45, had flown out from Stansted airport for a three-day ski break in Andorra. But the family and other passengers were never challenged on the weight of their cases on the way out. Cathryn said: “It was as if Ryanair were setting a trap for customers. They let you fly out, then clobber you on the way back. A lot of people complained that their bags had gone through fine in England but on the return, when there was nothing they could do about it, they were being charged an excess fee ­despite not packing anything extra in their bags.
    “One family was told they would have to fork out £36. They emptied their luggage into black binbags provided by Ryanair, then took them on as hand baggage.”
    The airline made sure TWO excess baggage windows were open so passengers could pay the fine. And having initially queued up to check-in, passengers had to queue again to pay their fine and were then forced to line up again to collect their boarding cards.
    Cathryn added: “Many families of four had only taken two bags to put all their stuff in, thinking they were cutting back on luggage. Consequently they were charged an excess fee. If they had taken four bags with the same amount, they would have been OK. It might be a cheap airline but they are getting cash out of customers in other ways. People should think twice about flying with them in future.”

    One unfortunate family flying back into Glasgow’s Prestwick airport were charged a whopping £130 in excess baggage for putting all their clothes in one case. Furious Patrick Bennett pooled wife Jennifer, 39, and four-year-old son Martin’s baggage into one case. It was no problem for the family on the way out to Spain. But the civil servant from Cumbernauld was stunned to be told he owed £130 in excess charges. Patrick, 40, said: “Lots of folk were in tears, pulling jumpers and coats out of their suitcases and putting them on. Others were throwing away suncream, T-shirts and flip-flops to try to lighten the load.”

    Ryanair’s response has been typically bullish. They state all passengers accept the company’s conditions when they book tickets and that details are on their website. Regarding Cathryn’s excess baggage, the spokesman added: “It was an oversight by staff at Stansted who should have charged the family for excess baggage on the way out ­ as well as the way back.”
    But as they are the ONLY airline I know that doesn’t allow passengers travelling on the same booking to pool luggage allowances, it’s no surprise the first travellers hear about the rules is when they are hit with charges. Everyone accepts that Ryanair has transformed air travel in the UK with some fantastically cheap fares. But the old saying that you get nothing for free is never truer than now.
    Ryanair claim they’ve reduced fares by nine per cent across the board and that anyone travelling with just hand luggage is actually better off.
    But I for one would rather pay a fair price and know upfront what I’m paying for, rather than be tempted by a 99p flight then discover that the taxes, charges, fees and excess baggage fines will turn it into a figure 100 times bigger.

    Handy way around thr rules...
    What to do ... follow our Sun World tips

    ONE way to get round Ryanair’s change in baggage allowance is to take only HAND LUGGAGE. The quota has doubled from 5kg to 10kg for flights booked after March 16, so you can take one 10kg case and avoid charges. But can you seriously pack for any more than an overnight in just 10kg?

    Bristol Freighter - The possibility of a Bristol 170 Freighter C-GYQS flying again is imminent. The aircraft, owned by Hawkair and on loan to Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin Alberta, is due to be sold to raise funds for the creditors of Hawkair. Hawkair operated out of Terrace BC and is presently under chapter 11 protection.

  • Reader FeedBack
  • Trev Trower sends details of his new book - My book "THE TRAVELING MAN, an Air Canada memoir" Is available at long last.

    The book is included in the Canadian Maple Leaf Wings reading list which is listed in the website at www.globalynx.net/books this site shows the front and back cover of my book, etc. Scroll down authors to TROWER or down titles to THE TRAVELING MAN. The price is ca$29.00 plus ca$10.00 post and packing if required. 260 pages. (anyone picking up the book from my house would not only save the PP$ but also would join us for a nice cup of tea)
    I live at 14071, Fifth Side Road , Georgetown On.
    Phone# 905. 877-4352
    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    All the best for now,
    Trev Trower

  • Terrys Travel Tips
  • Own your own time share in Portugal? - One week studio in Alburfeira on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Take anytime between November and February. ca$700 to own.
    If interested contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Norwegian Cruise Line - Interline only

    FOUR DOLLAR CRUISE - $4.00 7 nights on Norwegian Spirit: New York; At Sea; Pt.Canaveral; Miami; Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Nassau; At Sea; New York April 23 April 30 (May 7 add $30.00) cruise: $4.00 plus: port: $165.00 taxes: $86.39
    Interliner can get two more cabins at the same rate.
    THIS IS GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT SOON
    Book now - just see:
    http://members.shaw.ca/jamesrose/quote.htm (do not call - just fax your booking information) Usual terms & conditions apply, including: all rates are per person, based upon double occupancy, port charges & taxes are extra.
    Prices and availability is NOT guaranteed to last, and can and do change without notice. However, once you book and pay - your price is guaranteed. Prices are in USA funds.

    JAMES F. C. ROSE - YOUR Cruise Expert
    e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text39347 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    web site:
    http://members.shaw.ca/jamesrose
    information: (204) 889-3885
    fax: (204) 889-3885
    reservations: (204) 889-3885 & (800) 414-8091

    Some of the many deals offered by Dargal - 7 Night Alaska aboard Ryndam
    May 28 | Jun 11
    Ports of Call: Seward, Alaska; Cruise College Fjord; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Haines, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, British Columbia
    From:Interior: $399 Oceanview: $499 Suite: $1,849

    7 Night Alaska aboard Veendam May 21 | Jun 04
    Ports of Call: Seward, Alaska; Cruise College Fjord; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Haines, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, British Columbia
    From: Interior: $399 Oceanview: $499 Suite: $1,699

    7 Night Alaska aboard Veendam May 28 | Jun 11
    Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Cruise College Fjord; Seward, Alaska
    From:Interior: $399 Oceanview: $499 Suite: $1,849

    7 Night Alaska aboard Statendam
    May 26 | Jun 09
    Ports of Call: Seward, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Vancouver, British Columbia
    From:Interior: $399 Oceanview: $449 Suite: $1,699

    7 Night Alaska aboard Ryndam
    Jun 04 | Jun 18
    Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Cruise College Fjord; Seward, Alaska
    From: Interior: $449 Oceanview: $549 Suite: $1,849

    7 Night Alaska aboard Statendam
    May 19 | Jun 02 | Jun 16
    Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ketchikan, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Seward, Alaska
    From: Interior: $449 Oceanview: $549 Suite: $1,549

    7 Night Alaska aboard Zaandam May 12
    Ports of Call: Seattle, Washington; Juneau, Alaska; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington
    From: Interior: $799 Oceanview: $699 Suite: $1,539

    7 Night Alaska aboard Oosterdam
    May 13
    Ports of Call: Seattle, Washington; Juneau, Alaska; Cruise Hubbard Glacier; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington
    From: Interior: $699 Oceanview: $749 Balcony: $999 Suite: $1,299

    7 Night Alaska aboard Westerdam
    May 14
    Ports of Call: Seattle, Washington; Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising; Juneau, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington
    From: Interior: $699 Oceanview: $749 Balcony: $999 Suite: $1,299

    Cruises: Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy). PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED. Taxes, fees and Dargal's non-refundable $40 Service Fee per room is not included. All rates are subject to change, availability and eligibility. All offers apply to new bookings only, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. All offers apply to new bookings only, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.

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    International:(Int'l Access Code)-800-2832-7425

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    Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world, mostly collected by an American airline employee. You have to give the writers an 'E' for Effort. Here are some samples :
    In a Tokyo Hotel: Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

    In a Bucharest hotel lobby: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

    In a Leipzig elevator : not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

    In a Belgrade hotel elevator: To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

    In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.

    In a hotel in Athens: Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.

    In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

    In a Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

    In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

    On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

    On the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

    Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

    In a Bangkok dry cleaner's, drop your trousers here for best results.

    Outside a Paris dress shop : dresses for street walking.

    In a Rhodes tailor shop: Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.

    Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly: There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.

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