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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Note, the following links are a collection of websites related to Travelling. The IAM 764 Retirees Association does not recommend or endorse any of the following Companies or Organizations. The list is provided only for assistance to members in finding Travel Resources.

Members are encouraged to check out a company here in North America using the BBB (Better Business Bureau) which is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accredited business status contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behaviour. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 128 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 3 million local and national businesses and charities.
For Consumers  http://www.bbb.org/council/consumer-education
Retirees Travel Info Webpage updated Oct 15, 2015 (corrected broken links)

CONTENTS 

 

AIR

  • Go to the LINKS Page on the Lodge 764 Home page http://www.iam764.ca/Links.aspx for a list of useful Websites or directly to the Air Canada Family Network Website http://www.acfamily.net/  for links to sites such as the Employee Travel Site, Pionairs and others. (note, when you use this link, you will have to go back to the IAM Retirees Travel page to view more links to other sites.)
  • Active Air Canada employees and Retirees with Portal Access must login to:- https://acaeronet.aircanada.ca/  log in and click the Employee Travel icon from the My News tab.
    RECOMMENDED for Retirees, it uses ID “AC0XXXXX” and “PASSWORD” Access to the travel site is available from this website. If you do not have access to the Portal, please proceed with signing-in on The Employee Travel Site https://travel.aircanada.com/ews/login.jsp ,
    It uses Employee# “0XXXXX” — NOT AC0XXXX and “PIN#”NOUVEAU! Les employés et les retraités avec portail d’accès actifs d’Air Canada doivent se connecter à: – https://acaeronet.aircanada.ca/http://acams.aircanada.ca/amserver/UI/Login?gw=acaeronet.aircanada.ca&org=o%3Daircanada
    et cliquez sur l’icône Voyage employés dans l’onglet Mes Nouvelles. RECOMMANDÉ pour les retraités, il utilise ID “AC0XXXXX” et l’accès “MOT DE PASSE” sur le site de Voyage est disponible sur ce site.Si vous n’avez pas accès au portail, s’il vous plaît procéder à la signature dans The Voyage du site employés https://travel.aircanada.com/ews/login.jsp Il utilise employés # “0xXXXX” – PAS AC0XXXX et “PIN # “A Good site for Air Canada Retirees is the one provided by the Air Canada Pionairs (membership required for full access) http://www.pionairs.ca/
    (UPDATE REQUIRED) A hand out they provide on accessing the various Air Canada Retired & Active Employee websites is in PDF form:- 2014-01-17_Vancouver_Pionairs_Familiarization
    (UPDATE REQUIRED) Their Membership Application is available on their Website or for convenience here:- 2014-Pionairs_Membership_Application (updated Feb 7, 2014)
  • Air Canada Vacations: Holidays, Tours, Car rentals, Activities & more http://www.aircanadavacations.com/
  • Airline Safety and Security Information http://www.airsafe.com/
  • Airline Employee Discount Travel, Interline Vacation Experiences http://www.perx.com/
  • ASU Travel Guide http://members.asu.com/
  • Aviation Consumer protection and enforcement (USA) http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer
  • Best Senior Travel Websites (according to them) http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/senior/KeyWebSites.shtml
  • Canadian Transportation Agency provides an informal process that attempts to resolve travellers’ complaints about air carriers in a manner consistent with the carriers’ tariffs, the Canada Transportation Act and related regulations and, where applicable, international conventions (the carrier’s legal obligations). https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng
  • Cheapfares.com is a travel Internet company that offers a vast selection of really cheap travel products. We provide our customers with powerful, but easy to use tools via our web site that allow them to find great values. Cheapfares.com was founded in 2000. We have sold hundreds of thousands of airline tickets and tens of thousands of vacation packages, as well as individual hotel and car reservations. Millions of customers visit our site annually.Cheapfares.com offers over 65 million airfares from over 400 airlines. Customers can book reservations on our site to over 60,000 hotels and 50 car rental companies worldwide. We also offer specially priced vacation packages to thousands of the worlds most popular destinations. http://www.cheapfares.com/  About them:- http://www.cheapfares.com/aboutUs.aspx
  • Senior airfare  http://www.cheapflights.ca/travel-tips/senior-airfare/
    How and where senior travelers can saveWhile senior airfare discounts are not as common as they used to be, many airlines still offer seniors travel deals.
    We’ve compiled a list of Canadian airlines that currently offer a fixed percentage off their published ticket price,
    as well as non-Canadian airlines with savings opportunities to consider. Note: Some of Canada’s major airlines –
    Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet – do not offer any senior airfares. (added Dec 16, 2011)
  • CheapTicketsCanada.com – Your #1 Travel Resource for Cheap Airline Tickets & Travel Deals Online! http://www.cheapticketscanada.com/
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Consular Affairs Bureau, Government of Canada  “Consular Affairs, Information and Assistance for Canadians Abroad” http://www.voyage.gc.ca/contact/offices-list_liste-bureaux-eng.asp
  • eTourist Network http://etourist.ca/  is dedicated to promoting Canada to the travellers of the world as well as to other Canadians. Our company focus is to provide a network of online tourism guides which are designed for ease of use and functionality to benefit both our online visitors and our advertisers. With this focus we believe that our online visitors will better be able to find the information they are looking for without having to sort through endless pages of irrelevant information and advertisements. This focus also benefits our business associates who advertise on our network in being more visible and therefore more accessible to their potential customers.
  • Expedia.ca http://www.expedia.ca/daily/enc4105/home/default.asp  provides one-stop shopping for airline tickets, hotel room reservations, rental cars, package vacations, activities, attractions and insurance. We also offer award-winning travel news and in-depth destination information.
  • Flight Centre travel agency for vacation packages, airline tickets, cheap flights to Europe, tours, discount travel deals, hotels, holidays and cruises. http://www.flightcentre.ca/
  • FlightNetwork® Based in Oakville, Ontario http://www.flightnetwork.com/   Read their “About Us” at http://www.flightnetwork.com/pages/about.htm  before using their service. This is their BBB report in BC, as of June 3, 2012 http://www.bbb.org/kitchener/business-reviews/travel-agencies-and-bureaus/flightnetwork-in-oakville-on-1148264  (added June 3, 2012)
  • Flight Availability, Flight Upgrades, Frequent Flyer Information – ExpertFlyer.com. Find flight availability, upgrades, etc. Flight availability online. http://www.expertflyer.com/  (Small fee required to use)
  • FLYZED No longer in business (August 2012)
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada http://www.travel.gc.ca  (CDN Government)
  • i Flight Search – Compare Cheap Airline Tickets and Discount Flights with http://www.iflightsearch.com/ Simply the easiest way to get to the prices from all of the online travel websites with one simple search
  • Lonely Planet Travel guides and guidebooks. Travel advice, tips and destination information to inspire you. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/us
  • Passport Canada http://www.passportcanada.gc.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng
  • Red Tag Vacations http://www.redtag.ca/  Search for cheap flights, airline tickets, last minute vacations packages and discounted cruises
  • Excess Luggage? Skyluggage.ca offers air service for all your unaccompanied excess luggage to over 200 countries and over 5,000 cities worldwide, Skyluggage.ca is a proud member of the Global Pack N Ship Plus INC group of companies and one of Canada’s leading shippers of Domestic & International Removals, Household Effects and Excess Baggage to worldwide locations. http://gpnslogistics.com/personal-shipments/sky-luggage/
  • Senior Tours Canada is the largest Canadian tour operator specializing in fully escorted worldwide group tours for the mature traveller age 50+. With over 100 destinations and cruises to choose from, our tours offer the traveller choice, interesting itineraries, flexible pacing, good value and quality. http://seniortours.ca/
  • Signature Vacations, http://www.signaturevacations.com/  one of Canada’s leading tour operators for package holidays. Today Signature is a proud member of Sunwing Travel Group, Canada’s leading integrated vacation company
  • Single Friendly Trips CSTN is a not-for-profit, international organization of individuals interested in sharing going-solo tips, news about single-friendly trips, and in promoting hospitality and good will among solo travelers everywhere http://www.cstn.org/
  • Star Alliance Employees Portal https://portal.staralliance.com/employees/ (Feb 7, 2013)
  • The world’s largest Airline and Airport review site – over 670 airlines and 700 airports. Passenger trip reports, flight reviews, airline seat and lounge Reviews. Check airline standards in the Airline Star Ranking guide http://www.airlinequality.com/
  • The single senior’s travel http://www.smartertravel.com/us/  or http://www.smartertravel.com/senior-travel/
  • Travelocity.ca: Find Travel Deals, Cheap Airline Tickets, Cheap Vacations and Discount Hotels: http://www.travelocity.ca/ca
  • Travel Health – Public Health Agency of Canada Monitors, verifies, and disseminates travel health information. Produces recommendations for international travellers and health professionals. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/index-eng.php  (CDN GOV)
  • Travel Reports & Warnings (CDN Government) http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp
  • Travel Info & Worldwide Travel Information http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/main/travel_destinations/cat-8/travel_and_leisure/    Travel & Leisure Guide provides users with travel advice, travel information, cheap travel and online travel deals. This Travel & Leisure guide also reveals the best travel destinations in the world, Asia Travel and where you can find the best travel vacations, cheap hotel rates, adventure travel and student travel packages. For those looking for airline reservations, this guide provides resources on finding cheap one way airline tickets among others.
  • Travel Ticker (TM) by Hotwire finds insider travel deals you won’t see on other sites, special limited-time offers, small hotels that don’t usually sell online, exotic locations for those in the know. You’ll find all of the best travel deals on Travel Ticker, because we talk to all the right people. Sign-Up to receive the latest flight, hotel, car rental, cruise, and package deals. http://www.travelticker.com/
  • ASU’s TripCheck™ – an exciting new service that helps you find Non-Rev seats faster and easier. http://members.asu.com/?page=asu_tripcheck (Sept 2, 2012)  MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
    With this easy online tool you can now:
    **Determine standby availability on 130 airlines
    **Select desired flights and keep track
    **Designate back up flights
    **Receive hourly status alerts by text message* or email
  • TripMama http://www.tripmama.com/  Looking for a one stop shop for all your travel needs? TripMama allows you to compare cheap airfares & airline tickets. Search numerous top brand travel sites on TripMama to find exclusive deals. Whether you´re looking for cheap flights, discount hotel rates or cheap car rentals, our motto is “Mama knows best”. Our powerful search engine allows you to compare hundreds of travel sites simultaneously, so you can choose the cheapest deals, and save money and time.
  • TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, holiday rentals, holiday packages, travel guides, and lots more. http://www.tripadvisor.ca/
  • USTravAbility.org is a project of Travelers Aid International, the association for member Travelers Aid programs. We want to empower travelers with links to resources that will provide advance information to help ease the journey for millions of Americans with a disability. http://www.travelersaid.org/
  • USA International Travel Information http://travel.state.gov//content/travel/en.html
  • Weather Network travel information http://www.theweathernetwork.com/
  • Westjet Airlines: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/travel/index.shtml

LAND

BUS

RAIL

  • Eurostar Train Find out how Eurostar is continuing to change the way people travel. Eurostar can connect you with over 100 destinations across Europe, find out how by visiting http://www.eurostar.com/dynamic/index.jsp
  •  VIA Rail Canada operates the national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. An independent Crown Corporation established in 1977, the company provides Canadians with safe, efficient and environmentally responsible public transportation. http://www.viarail.ca/en

 

AUTOMOBILE (Including Recreational Vehicles)

 Vehicle Rentals:-

Recreational Vehicles ( Roadside Insurance, and related information )

  • The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Roadside Insurance http://www.bcaa.com
  • Visit the Good Sam Club to learn why we are the world’s largest RV Club. We offer information on RV parks and RV camping, plus campground discounts, RV travel resources and an active online RV  community. http://www.goodsamclub.com/Default.aspx
  • British Columbia Camping Guide to Camping in British Columbia (BC), Canada BC boasts a huge variety of camping facilities: seven national parks, approximately 900 provincial parks and protected areas, more than 1,200 recreation sites, and hundreds of private campgrounds and RV parks. Many campsites are accessible by car or RV (recreational vehicle); others provide a rustic wilderness experience.
    Relax around a crackling campfire, surrounded by stars and the Canadian Rockies. Embark on an RV adventure along the famous Alaska Highway. Or, climb into your tent and fall asleep to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean.
    Combine camping with activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, hot springs or historic sites. Head out with a single location in mind or sample multiple campsites on a driving tour.
    http://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/camping.aspx
  • British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association http://www.lodging.bc.ca/
  • BC Parks http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/
  • National, Provincial & Regional Parks in British Columbia http://www.britishcolumbia.com/ParksAndTrails/Parks/
  • Recreation Sites and Trails BC http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
  • RV News, RV Information & Travel Advice http://www.rvtravel.com/

GPS unit for your trip?

WATER

  • BC Ferries http://www.bcferries.com/
  • Cruise-Connections Online – Guaranteed Lowest Prices – Canada’s Leading Cruise Retailer: http://www.cruise-connections.com/?sc=1
  • The Avid Cruiser http://www.avidcruiser.com/ Helping you make informed vacation decisions through cruise reviews, river cruise reviews and cruise destination reviews (added May 8, 2011)
  • Ship Parade – The online magazine dedicated to cruise ships http://www.shipparade.com/  ShipParade is your one-stop database of the world’s current cruise fleet. (added May 8, 2011)
  • Cruise Critic – Cruise Reviews, Cruise Deals and Cruises http://www.cruisecritic.com/   Complete guide to cruises, cruise lines and exclusive cruise deals.
    Over 50,000 cruise reviews, ship ratings and the largest cruise forum. (added May 8, 2011)
  • From The Deck Chair:http://avidcruiser.com/ftdc/  From The Deck Chair | Live Voyage Reports, Dedicated to cruise ships and the cruise industry (added May 8, 2011)

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Travel Insurance http://www.bcaa.com
  • Blue Cross Travel Insurance http://www.bluecross.ca/travelinsurance.html
  • Medoc Travel Insurance provides the coverage you need to travel worry-free, including Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation / Interruption, and so much more. Single Trip Plan (All inclusive coverage for single trips up to 182 days. Annual Plan ( Affordable coverage, for those who take more than one trip each year.) http://www.johnson.ca/medoc/
  • TravelInsuranceQuotes.ca is the leading Canadian travel insurance website offering our users the ability to compare coverage between leading travel and health insurance companies. TIQ’s Travel Insurance Quote and Purchase system allows users to immediately get compare cost and coverage from leading Canadian and International travel insurance companies.
    Online, real-time quotes are available for Canadian comprehensive travel insurance, emergency medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, Canadian Expatriate health insurance, Visitors to Canada (travelers, foreign workers, and immigrants) emergency medical insurance, and international student health insurance. http://www.travelinsurancequotes.ca/
  • Travel Guard is one of the industry’s leading providers of travel insurance plans- with more than 20 years of experience covering travellers worldwide. Our Canadian travel insurance plans offer coverage for emergency medical and health expenses, vacation and trip cancellation, travel interruptions and delays, lost baggage and more. http://www.travelguard.ca/

HOTELS

  • BestHotelsGlobe.com is a independent free search engine that allows you to browse trough all the offerings available in the web choosing appropriate hotel at the best rate, with just one click. http://www.besthotelsglobe.com/
  • Don’t stay at a hotel. Airbnb is a global network of accommodations offered by locals. It’s more fun and very cheap, especially in big cities like New York, San Francisco, Paris, etc. http://www.airbnb.com/

MAPS

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

CURRENCY CONVERTERS

LANGUAGE TRANSLATION TOOLS

PARKING

  • Airport parking Toronto, Discount Airport parking Toronto Calgary Edmonton Vancouver Ottawa Montreal Halifax, Valet Parking, Economy Parking, Airport Self Parking, Value services for airport parking, Stationnement d’aéroport de Montréal, aéroport de Montréal, stationnement montreal . http://www.parknfly.ca/content/en/home.aspx

HEALTH ISSUES

  • Travel Health – Public Health Agency of Canada. Monitors, verifies, and disseminates travel health information. Produces recommendations for international travellers and health professionals. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/index-eng.php
  • Before booking a reservation at a Hotel or Resort , check to see if they have a Bedbug problem by going to:- The Bed Bug Registry is a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20,000 reports covering 12,000 locations. http://bedbugregistry.com/
  • World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en/
  • Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Retirees Website Representative:-
Bob Daniel
Ph# 604-946-0614
Email:- retireewebmaster@iam764.ca