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by DaveP
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 38379

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Hi
This has nothing to do with Onex. It’s all about the virus and what effects it’s having across the world and how that effects air travel. We would be doing the same if Onex wasn’t the new owner in order to take care of the business.
Cheers
by DaveP
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

sent you a pm
by DaveP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Hi Dave! Do you have an email where I can send my resume to mainline. The website link is not there anymore Thank you J https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=WestJet&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItUnUyR1hvaHNudXZSOFFoaDZWYUtYQT09&...
by DaveP
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Hi! 3 courses in March. Calls are going out all the time as we try and give as much notice as possible - but sometimes a reference or background check holds us up a little. Don’t be shy to reach out to the recruitment team if you have any questions but typically it takes 3 weeks before you hear any...
by DaveP
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Hi! 3 courses in March. Calls are going out all the time as we try and give as much notice as possible - but sometimes a reference or background check holds us up a little. Don’t be shy to reach out to the recruitment team if you have any questions but typically it takes 3 weeks before you hear any ...
by DaveP
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 12793

Re: Westjet ad.

Oh my!
This thread went sideways!
Dave
by DaveP
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 12793

Re: Westjet ad.

Hi To again, simply quote before you start down the slag path: “It's only gonna get worse with flow being reduced and all the folk leaving for AC” If it’s spin then where are the numbers from Encore? If you can’t post facts then I dare say the pot is calling the kettle black with reference to spin? ...
by DaveP
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 12793

Re: Westjet ad.

Hi Guilden I rarely get involved in the mud here but I’ll bite today! In this day and age of collective agreements - I have to ask where on earth you came up with that one (about being penalized/frozen) for not taking an upgrade? Good grief. I’ll also bite on the schedules - care to shed some light ...
by DaveP
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

DysonYZF wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Dave, are you able to comment on February initial class size/dates? Calls going out for those yet?
Hi!

Feb 3 and Feb 17 are the next courses - both are 16

Feb 3 is full. Calls going out for the 17th

Cheers
Dave
by DaveP
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Dave do you see and backfilling of CA spots in YVR for 2020? Hi Good Question! I think (and this is only me) not based on any other internal knowledge - at some point they have to backfill in order to maintain the 737 base size. (Widebody growth will be the catalyst) go take a look at the standing ...
by DaveP
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Numbers released for 2020 had 100+ upgrades and those numbers probably don’t account for the junior captains leaving for AC. Either way it’s going to be difficult to attract/retain quality OTS candidates. An one-off year probably won’t make much of difference with those kind of numbers long term. T...
by DaveP
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Hi I wouldn’t categorize it as “boasting”. For a guy who has gone through a couple layoffs and career “stalls” in my career I know well how it works. I do know that this place believes in methodical growth - unlike the years of throw every piece of metal at things. Time will tell, but let’s be clear...
by DaveP
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Thorjones wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:54 am
I don't think theres been an AC pilot applying to WestJet in the last 10 year. Let me know if I'm wrong.
We have a handful but not many Thor. We hired more when AC was laying off a bunch of years back. Cheers
by DaveP
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Future so bright now that even wj managements family members have resumes at AC..... Hi Thor That def goes both ways (as I look at the resumes daily). I don’t think it honestly says much other than it proving people want to make choices when the decision comes. Might as well hedge your bets so to s...
by DaveP
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Hi FlyAlberta! I get it might not be exact dollars but my understanding is it’s $28,800 over 24 months. This keeps you topped up until you hit step 3 pay after 2 years. Still a fantastic uplift vs starting back at starting WJ wage sorry to mislead by saying “no pay cut”. I guess I should have said ...
by DaveP
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Hi FlyAlberta! I get it might not be exact dollars but my understanding is it’s $28,800 over 24 months. This keeps you topped up until you hit step 3 pay after 2 years. Still a fantastic uplift vs starting back at starting WJ wage sorry to mislead by saying “no pay cut”. I guess I should have said “...
by DaveP
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 6018

Re: One List is Back!!

Super happy for you guys! It’s great to take the lead on this sort of arrangement in Canada. Once hired - no more interviews, “almost” no more pay cut to transfer to WJ (28,800 over 24 months until you hit step 3 pay after 2 years) It’s pretty sweet for a pilot starting at WJE. I’ve come to understa...
by DaveP
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring process - next steps
Replies: 11
Views: 3153

Re: Hiring process - next steps

Thanks for the question. Indeed we are focused on the ones who meet the minimums but that doesn’t mean we aren’t stopping any flightpath interviews. So look at it as - no news is good news. With the amount of hiring going on for 2020 (288 WJ and taking as much flow as we can from Encore) we need to ...
by DaveP
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Hi Dan, I think it's been no secret it's been a couple tough years here at WJ. Some I'm sure left for faster financial gain, some left for getting a base in their desired city faster (ie Vancouver). Some left in hopes of a quick upgrade and some left because their third wife was leaving them with $2...
by DaveP
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Typically half seem to upgrade vs the final hiring number. Sometimes it’s just a hair more, sometimes a hair less but a good average is half (a mix of 737 and Dreamliner). The hiring is due to a number of things - primarily fatigue and duty rules, reserve, growth (wide body and some 737), some attri...
by DaveP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

Re: 2020 Hiring

Hi there
We will take as many as they can give us!
With that hiring will be robust at Encore as well.
Take care
Dave
by DaveP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 30472

2020 Hiring

Just a quick update for the 2020 numbers. (This is purely WestJet mainline) 288 new hires with roughly courses of between 16 and 12 with some being 20. 180 to be brought onboard before June. If anyone in the Toronto area wants more detail - we have an open house coming up in early November at spectr...
by DaveP
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 3057

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

I'm also blown away that 1500 hrs is a 703 captain these days, and with enough time in the seat to be looking elsewhere. Hi all, Indeed the “low time” is a sign of the times! The total time is definitely coming down in all areas and for all companies in the industry and it’s really nothing to see a...
by DaveP
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 17173

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Hi, Scott is prepping a com with the latest forecast. 2 classes of ten remaining for this year (Oct 21 and Nov4) for WestJet. I just did the class averages and we are just over 4100 hrs tt for WestJet classes ytd. As for 2020 - it’s going to be very very busy. I’ll let Scott introduce the numbers to...
by DaveP
Tue May 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 14587

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Happy for the Encore guys and gals! I think it's a great starting agreement!
Well done.
Dave

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