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MapleLeaf Jul 8, 02 8:37 pm


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by FlyerAl:
MapleLeaf, I just noticed that you are now based in YYZ/BUF. We'll have to meet up sometime! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif</font>
FlyerAl:

I am in Grimsby - half way between the 2... email me and would be happy to hoist a pint or 2 with you.

FlyerAl Jul 9, 02 10:33 pm

I'm in Stoney Creek. We're neighbours! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif

YGM

Biggles Jul 10, 02 6:50 pm

Waiting for a delayed flight to YYZ at the MLL in YWG. The Yow flight is very late and I am sitting next to "Joe Clarke" Hon Leader of the Conservative Party. He has been put onto the YYZ flight. Wonder if he will get "J" ?
To be continued.......

Biggles.

[This message has been edited by Biggles (edited 07-10-2002).]

I miss CDN Jul 11, 02 7:31 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Biggles:
Waiting for a delayed flight to YYZ at the MLL in YWG. The Yow flight is very late and I am sitting next to "Joe Clarke" Hon Leader of the Conservative Party. He has been put onto the YYZ flight. Wonder if he will get "J" ?
To be continued.......

Biggles.

[This message has been edited by Biggles (edited 07-10-2002).]
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Joe Clark as former Prime Minister has a free for life Air Canada pass, so I expect that he flies up front.



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I miss Canadian Airlines

Shareholder Jul 11, 02 8:08 am

Kim Campbell too I suppose. And John Turner. Actually, I am not sure they still get this perk from AC since the company was fully privatized and the feds sold the balance of their holding. For a sitting politician to accept and use such a "gift" would also raise serious questions about conflict of interest, AC being a federally regulated company. [Where is AC*SE when we need his expert advice?]

Biggles Jul 11, 02 9:51 am


yes...he went in "J" 1A.

Biggles.

FlyerAl Jul 11, 02 12:00 pm

Of course Joe Who is using his pass. The PC Party sure's hell can't afford J tickets http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif What a loser hehehe

(Proud Alliance member)

I miss CDN Jul 11, 02 12:42 pm


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by FlyerAl:
(Proud Alliance member)</font>
Sorry to hear that http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/eek.gif

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I miss Canadian Airlines

parnel Jul 11, 02 2:09 pm

seat 1A seems to be the favorite seat of all ex-pm's.Ive seen both John Turner and Pierre Trudeau in the same seat.And, yes they get free lifetime passes for them and their spouses at least;not sure about children.

ALW Jul 11, 02 10:55 pm

Joe Clark was a row behind me on a CP flight YOW-YVR in 1999, so I guess he wasn't using his AC pass then.

andrew

I miss CDN Jul 12, 02 9:08 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew Webber:
Joe Clark was a row behind me on a CP flight YOW-YVR in 1999, so I guess he wasn't using his AC pass then.

andrew
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He was likely using his House of Commons budget.

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Shareholder Jul 12, 02 9:11 am

Guess ex-PMs didn't get a lifetime pass on CP, though Andrew didn't mention in which cabin he was flying...

ALW Jul 12, 02 10:11 am

Did I need to? I can't speak for Joe Clark, but _I_ certainly didn't fly in the back on CP! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif

[except once LAX-YVR, when I arrived at LAX in time for the flight, but too late to snag an upgrade]

andrew

sing-along Nov 24, 02 1:58 am

I was not going to post after the first two sighting but just in one week I had three sightings of well known people:

On 11NOV Brian Ferry (Roxy Music) was in the transborder MLL heading to BOS.

Also on 11NOV while seated on my UAX flight to IAD (Gate T in YYZ) I'm pretty sure I saw Svend Robinson come off a DHT at Gate T.

And on 19NOV I was traveling to MAA (over the Pacific) with UA. I was on UA's 06h25 departure from YYZ to ORD and former Ontario Premier, Bob Rae was seated infront of me. I began to think, it must be almost 20 years ago he was elected premier.

Cheers


kempis Nov 24, 02 1:48 pm

On my flight YYC-YYZ a few months ago hockey coach Wayne Fleming was onboard.

Fleming was couch for a team in Sweden for a few years in the early 90s and thats how I did recognize him.


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