2005 Netletter #873 - Feb 20, 2005

#873 - Feb 20, 2005

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"Since Oct/95 - Now Serving 2364 AC retirees" Feb 20th, 2005

 

Number 873

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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.

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You may notice a slight difference to the format of our "NetLetter" this week. For various reasons we have decided to move to a new "enhanced" format in order to serve our readers better. We hope you like the change. If you prefer the older text style you can still print this from our archives. (more info below)

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  • Need to Know - Vesta
  • Further to the information in NetLetter 872 regarding the replacement of the current T421/423 stock with the new T420A ticket stock. We have been advised by ETS that the old stock must be used before the T460A is introduced. Due to security concerns, there are no plans to have a version on the web site for downloading.

  • Air Canada News
  • EMPLOYEE TRAVEL SERVICES PHONE CONTACTS

    The new working hours are:

    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Monday to Friday
    • 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ETD on Saturdays
    Their North America Phone Number is : 1-866- 473-4732

    Are you located outside North America??
    The phone number for employees nad retirees from outside of North America is: (732) 362- 0056

    Another way to reach ETS is through E-Mail by sending a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text44247 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to save on long distance charges.

    Which Phone Number can I contact Air Canada to get a Pin Number or Request Zed Fare information ? ?

    The North American Residents Phone Number for the above is : 1-800-413-1113 Calling from outside North America use: 1-204-941 - 2887.

    Jazz says goodbye to the BAe 146.

    Yesterday marked the end of an era at Air Canada Jazz as its final BAe 146 flight (aircraft 201) departed Toronto on its last journey enroute to Halifax. Because this aircraft has played an integral part in the history of Jazz, a special employee souvenir publication is being designed and will be distributed to all Jazz employees in the next few weeks.

    Horizons Online
  • CANADIAN MAPLE WINGS ASSOCIATION
  • The Silver Reunion fast approaching! Get your registration in today!

    There are many of us who set off into the "wild blue" with Billie Houseman's sage advice ringing in our ears! Billie will be our guest speaker at the AGM on Saturday morning. Be sure to add this event to your list.

    CMWA Silver Anniversary May 6-7, 2005
    Toronto
    Delta Chelsea Inn
    The hotel is holding a block of rooms at $145. The weekend package is $120.

    Please follow link below for details.

    Maple Wings Web site
  • Found on the Internet
  • On Saturday 12 February it has been exactly eighty years ago since Edmond Thieffry flew for the first time from Brussels to Congo. In that time Thieffry travelled 51 days before reaching the African country, today the Airbus 330-300 of SN Brussels Airlines connects the European capital in less than 8 hours with Kinshasa.

    B-777 TAKES ON ENERGIZER BUNNY, A380 RESTRAINED BY GIRTH As technological achievements go, the new Boeing 777-200LR may set a noteworthy standard for range and efficiency. Using lighter materials and more efficient engines, Boeing engineers were able to create a plane that can fly more than 10,000 miles nonstop. Now, they just have to come up with passengers and crew that can take 20 hours or more of confinement in the aluminum tube. The new plane is expected to be used by airlines to service less- important long-distance routes, such as Edinburgh to Perth, Australia, and Manchester to Shanghai. The busier routes are expected to be dominated by the new Airbus A380, although it won't be making many stops in the U.S. anytime soon. The 555-to-800-seat behemoth is simply too big for most U.S. airports.

  • Retirement Party for former CAW Members (YVR)
  • RETIREMENT PARTY FOR VANCOUVER AIRPORT FORMER CAW

    A retirement party for Vancouver Airport CAW members who retired in the years 2003-2004-2005 will be held at the Ramada Vancouver Airport Conference Hotel.

    Location: 10251 St. Edwards, Richmond. This Hotel is (the old YVR Delta just off highway 99)
    Date: March 14 th, 2005.
    Times: 1900hrs to about 2300hrs
    Cost: $15.00 per person for retirees only (that is retirees in the years 2003-2004-2005 retirees.) with their Guest being charged $25.00.
    All other guests $30.00. ( Overnight Room Rates at $65.00 pernight ).
    Parking: $2.00
    Hot and Cold appetizers will be served
    Cash Bar: Tickets must be preordered and paid for in advance ( will hold the tkts at the door )
    Cheques can be sent to Lisa Tate, 104- 10240 Ryan Road, Richmond, B C, V7A 4R1
    Lisa's E-Mail is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text81363 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info
    Final Ticket Sales will be March 10th, 2005.
    Above info Supplied by: Sharen Rogers, YVRTRACI

  • Terry's Travel Tips
  • Visiting Waikiki beach in Honolulu?
    We used Perrys Smorgie, just along from the International Market, for our "all you can eat" dining experiences (sic) - breakfast us$6.95 lunch us$7.95 and supper us$9.95

    Those UK'ers looking for a way to banish the winter blues? Make the most of the latest snow, hit the slopes this February or March with flights by Jet2 to Geneva now from only GBP19.99

    Here are some deals from Dargal Interline

    Norwegian Cruise Lines
    11 Nights aboard Norwegian Dream - May 19 2005 Departs: Vancouver, BC Arrives: Seattle, Washington Inside: $899 Obstructed Oceanview: $999 Oceanview: $1019

    10 Nights aboard Norwegian Dream May 30, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $899 Obstructed Oceanview: $999 Oceanview: $1019 11 Night aboard Norwegian Dream June 09, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Obstructed Oceanview: $1399 Oceanview: $1419

    10 Nights aboard Norwegian Dream June 20, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $1099 Oceanview: $1219

    11 Nights aboard Norwegian Dream June 30, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $1299 Obstructed Oceanview: $1399 Oceanview: $1419

    10 Nights aboard Norwegian Dream July 11, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $1149 Obstructed Oceanview: $1249 Oceanview: $1269

    11 Night aboard Norwegian Dream July 21, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $1399 Obstructed Oceanview: $1499 Oceanview: $1519

    Princess Cruise Lines
    4 Nights aboard Diamond Princess May 03, 2005 Departs: Vancouver, BC Arrives: Seattle, Washington Outside: $479 Balcony: $559

    7 Nights aboard Diamond Princess May 07, May 14, May 21, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $599 Outside: $699

    7 Nights aboard Island Princess May 07, May 14, 2005 Departs: Vancouver, BC Arrives: Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska Inside: $699 Outside: $749

    7 Nights aboard Sapphire Princess May 15, 2005 Roundtrip: Seattle, Washington Inside: $599 Outside: $699

    7 Night aboard Coral Princess May 21, 2005 Departs: Anchorage, Alaska Arrives: Vancouver, BC Inside: $749 Oceanview: $799 Balcony: $999

    7 Night aboard Island Princess May 21, 2005 Departs: Vancouver, BC Arrives: Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska Inside: $749 Oceanview: $799

    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 $25 Service Fee per room are 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.

    For more information on these & other Dargal Interline specials:
    Call Toll Free: 1-800-690-3223
    International Toll Free: (country code)-800-2832- 7425 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Dargal's Web site
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