45th Annual Pionairs Conference and Members Meeting

Our 45th Annual Pionairs Conference and Members Meeting was held in Ottawa on May 4, 2022.

The Slide presentations from the Conference are now available to Members




April 28, 2022: AIR CANADA: UPDATE TO SHARE TRUST FAQ'S:

Please see the AIR CANADA UPDATE to the Share Trust FAQ's at this link.



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Explorations Courses – June 2022

Hints and Tips for the Apple iPhone – English – June 30 –


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A warm welcome to all new Pionairs members who have joined us recently.

We hope you'll take a few moments to check out:

  • our FREE to members Explorations courses. (See the list at the top of this page)
  • what your District may have posted recently. (Just click Districts at the top and select yours)
  • As a Pionairs member, you will be kept up to date on pension news, local District social events that are gradually opening up again, and you’ll also receive a monthly e-newsletter that provides other valuable information.
  • Our website regularly updates the FREE Explorations courses available to members and provides easy access to Aeronet and ETS.

STANDBY TRAVEL PLAYBOOK

Unravelling the mysteries of employee travel

With our employee travel privileges, we have the opportunity to share the world with friends and family.

Navigating standby travel can be daunting, especially those that do not travel often or those that have not done so for some time. This is why the Employee Travel team has come up with a standby travel playbook, which acts as a guide to making the most out of your employee privileges. The playbook goes over every aspect of travelling on your employee passes, from how to shop for flights, to what to do on the day of departure, to how to adjust when things don’t go according to plan.

To access the Playbook, click the red ETS button near the top of this page then look under Travel Tips – Standby travel playbook – Travel 101. If you have any questions not covered in the playbook, feel free to reach out to the Travel team: 1 (833) 847-3675 or [email protected]




WELCOME!


Pionairs Executive Board

President

Deedee Lannon

Vice President

Larry Johns

Director Communication

Laurie Lincoln

Director, Membership

Dave Conley

Please note the following name and/or Title and/or email changes effective Sept. 1, 202

Past President

Barry Hoeppner

Executive Assistant

Bev Lotocki

Director, Digital Media

Laura Logan


Director, Member Support

Brian Colgan

PASSWORD MANAGEMENT

LastPass Phishing Scam

Please read this article. It's particularly important if you use LastPass for password management, but is still a warning on what to watch out for when it comes to phishing scams.

And if you're not using a password manager, it is strongly recommended you do. There are many to choose from but any are better than no password protection!!

Is all your Pionairs Profile information correct?

Be sure you get all the news from Pionairs! Incorrect profile information may limit what you can see or receive. 

To check your Profile, click this link 

Need help? Click here for information.

Your Aeronet profile must be updated separately as well. You can check that by logging into the Aeronet and looking under Personal Information.

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AC Life app

The AC Life app is undergoing a major update. You can still upload the old version at https://appstore.aircanada.com.

Please note you can only load the app on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. It is not designed for desktop or laptop devices.

Watch this space for information on the new AC Life expected to be launched in June 2022.

ROSE ANNE’S STORY

Rose Ann reflects on how supportive her Air Canada family has been throughout her career and how they have continued to be an integral part of her life as she writes her next chapter.

NICOLE’S STORY

Nicole has followed her passion for art and enjoys sharing this passion and her time with other Pionairs members. The sense of belonging her fellow Pionairs give her reassure her that the bonds of friendship will last far beyond her retirement.

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DISCOVER YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

During our time at Air Canada, we forge strong bonds that can be described more like family than just friendships. The Air Canada Pionairs allows us to maintain those relationships while exploring the next chapter in our lives. These are bonds that helped define who we are and help prepare us for what comes next…

WHY BECOME

A MEMBER

Pionairs is the official organization recognized by Air Canada to represent retired employees. We are available to answer your questions and provide you with relevant information, updates on travel privileges and industry news, pension and benefits, and more…

GREAT NEWS

Pionair members now have the ability to:Subscribe / unsubscribe from any Newsletter lists on your profile

Change your email address shown in your profile

Change your password.


All you have to do is go to pionairs.ca/ > login > click on Edit Profile


These new features will be displayed:

After Subscribing or Unsubscribing – select “Save changes” 

After changing your email – select “Change Email”

After changing your password – select “Change Password”

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January 14, 2022


New Employee Travel Enhancements!!!



Based on employee and retiree feedback, Air Canada Employee Travel has just introduced some exciting new enhancements to retiree travel privileges:



· As of January 17, 2022, each retiree will be granted an annual “Flex bundle” of four (4) C1/J passes. These passes will be topped up to four (4) C1J passes at the beginning of each calendar year. As you know, C1/J passes are a higher priority than the current C2/J passes, and so these passes can be of great value to a retiree with many years of service standing by for a full flight


· There will be a one-time carryover of remaining passes (“Conversion bundle”) where any C1 passes a retiree may have now which have no expiry dates would stay with the retiree until depleted.


· The new, simplified cost structure (for bundle passes only) is great – all service charges for the bundle passes for retirees, spouses, nominated partners and dependent children are waived. For any additional travel companions and non-dependent children using bundle passes, the service charges will be based on the new zonal concept.


· Your regular unlimited allotment of C2/Y10 passes will remain unchanged.


· For more information, please consult the Employee Travel Website (“What’s New”, “Exciting Enhancements to Employee Travel”). Page 6 addresses retiree travel benefits.




January 2, 2022


Please note: as previously announced, your VSHP deduction is waived for January and February 2022. Regular deductions – at the 2021 level – will occur from March 31, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022.


Explorations Courses – January 2022


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Organizing your Photos and Videos on A Windows PC Computer – English

January 18 –


Organiser vos phots et videos sur unordinateur PC Windows – Français

janvier 21 –


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