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by Old fella
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

I'd fly on it tomorrow here in Canada or in the US, but I will never fly on Lion Air or Ethiopian Air, on any aircraft ever. Ditto for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to get on a MAX with AC, WJ or any North American carrier. As for Lion and Ethiopian, my chance for considering them for any travel plans li...
by Old fella
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 53
Views: 4206

Re: Air Canada Pay

An observation from this old codger. Why do chaps make comments on Air Canada’s salary structure when they (a) do not work at that airline (b) explicitly imply they have no desire to do so. If I am reading and understanding from this site correctly Air Canada doesn’t have any issues regarding recrui...
by Old fella
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Re: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors

I say this so called Jetlines will finally fold up like a cheap tent and be blown into the aviation crevasse and be deposited amongst the remains of similar claptrap enterprises - hopefully never to be heard from again. :rolleyes:
by Old fella
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3742

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Over the many years I have always enjoyed the Snowbird performances when I got the opportunity to watch them. Kinda hope they continue but there probably will come a time.....
by Old fella
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4107

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

From a personal prospective: I don’t give a Cape Breton Fiddlers F- - k

:partyman:
by Old fella
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 119
Views: 9829

Re: Recession incoming

My favourite guy is the bow tie dude who has the big airport named after him, I can even remember the flag debate now that had the masses going. If Twitter and FB were around, oh boy........
by Old fella
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 119
Views: 9829

Re: Recession incoming

OK, y’all don’t want JT back as PM and/or think he has been a disaster. For sure and fair enough, tell us then who should replace him. Just asking!
by Old fella
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 243
Views: 75489

Re: Canada Jetlines

It is very close to 6 years which includes 10 pages of multiple comments with this Canada Jetlines joke on the AV forum. Hopefully the 7th year will see an end to it once and for all- tis time.
by Old fella
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 2023

Re: Traing bond legal question

Hi, trying to figure out if I have a leg to stand on. Here's the situation: worked for a small regional and left before the bond was up. When I left, the airplane was in maintenance, and still is, over 3 months later. At the time, there were solid rumors from mamagement that the plane was sold (rea...
by Old fella
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4221

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

Apparently Adria Airways (Slovenia) is on the edge as well. Two planes repossessed by lessors yesterday. Apparently a third one is on the way out. https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/business/4569-adria-cancels-flights-after-2-planes-grounded-due-to-payment-default Always been happening as long as ...
by Old fella
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3370

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

Bus struck wingtip of his(PET) charter AC DC-9, I think the collision cleaned out windshield of bus, thankfully no injuries. On the latest issue one would think there would be some basic training on how to maneuver buses around aircraft , especially with drivers who never been around aircraft. Faili...
by Old fella
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3638

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Jets flying is done with dedicated FA's and a maintenance engineer. The pilots are regular line pilots assigned to the flying like any other flying. Some falls to reserve. Last minute Jets flying (irregular/unpredictable) like this often gets picked up by management so as not to disturb the operati...
by Old fella
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3638

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Jets flying is done with dedicated FA's and a maintenance engineer. The pilots are regular line pilots assigned to the flying like any other flying. Some falls to reserve. Last minute Jets flying (irregular/unpredictable) like this often gets picked up by management so as not to disturb the operati...
by Old fella
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash Near Sherbrooke Quebec
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Fatal Crash Near Sherbrooke Quebec

Always very sad to hear of a promising young aviators life snuffed out.
by Old fella
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7464

Re: Interim bid out

Not that I know very much about this issue,mind you but I don’t ever remember AC having difficulties filling pilot seats despite the initial wage structure. From what I have been reading here pilots at WJ, Encore, Swoop, Porter , Expats et al seem to think AC is a good bet. Not to mention AC’s own s...
by Old fella
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6630

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

With the latest from the European consortiums, the door is now wide open for Canada to purchase the F-35 which I believe will happen. When the contract is officially signed and the aircraft enter RCAF service nobody will care about the 2015 politicking that went on.
by Old fella
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Professional "victims" are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: The Professional "victims" are back!

They must be quite the pair to vacation and socialize with :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
by Old fella
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop OTP
Replies: 8
Views: 3292

Re: Swoop OTP

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/passengers-told-to-wait-11-days-for-next-plane-after-swoop-cancels-kelowna-to-winnipeg-flight/ar-AAGpFKn?ocid=spartandhp 11 days for the next available flight is not the greatest. I passed through a terminal recently which had a lot of Swoop flights and almost ...
by Old fella
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: Boeing Max.

The answer has nothing to do with outstanding orders or how long a replacement would take to come online. The answer is whether the public will fly on it again. If enough people refuse to book a trip on one the model will be cancelled. Majority of the travelling public couldn’t tell the difference ...
by Old fella
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12155

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Co-joe that sucks, and thats what a CP is supposed to do - filter out those that are ready vs those that aren't. Years ago I was in a similar situation where one of my FO's/ trainees was literally the worst Ive ever flown with, had a horrible attitude and was not receptive to critique. I was young ...
by Old fella
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coffee in a Thermos and security
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Coffee in a Thermos and security

Interesting idea but unfortunately you'd still be using airplane hot water :vom: Are you suggesting tis best if I drink beer in lieu of yer airline coffee. Every single time! :drinkers: Duly noted. Since you cockpit flight crews mentioned yer company coffee I have to say as a passenger noticed over...
by Old fella
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coffee in a Thermos and security
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Coffee in a Thermos and security

May I recommend something like this. https://www.sportchek.ca/product/gsi-commuter-javapress-blue-331810657.html?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcimjWTzrEEzBDwrHJbMrw4Hfxdlmz2p-X1VHYrH6Odg9TCEaOARaEeQaAhg2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#331810657=331810659 Bring your own beans and change it up. In...
by Old fella
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 141
Views: 27513

Re: ONEX plans

“WJ will have 25 787s by 2030 easy. They'll be overcapacity across the whole market and I'll end up laid off and it'll just be CANADIAN all over again.” Then a western based PM will lean very hard on ole Air Canada to do the preverbal buyout citing massive disruption should that western entity go do...
by Old fella
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 6523

Re: Airline lifestyle

Speaking from someone who never went the airline route, if your new prospective employer is Air Canada and if I was filling your current boots I would grab that opportunity no hesitation. Best of luck in your decision.

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