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by sstaurus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz/encore
Replies: 28
Views: 2113

Re: Jazz/encore

2-3 years ago, I would've said Encore. Now you'd be crazy not to go to Jazz. Who knows, maybe that'll flip again in another few years. At least you have a choice!
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cancelled flights.
Replies: 58
Views: 7202

Re: Cancelled flights.

Everyone is ignoring the bait about experience, but obviously, yes, it is SOP to increase to 1020/max in severe ice. Doesn’t work all that well always, or it comes off unevenly.
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 21
Views: 1687

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Droptanks your post is confusing. You seem to think Flow and the One List are 'kinda the same thing', then proceed to explain that they are not. They are not the same at all. And it is far from a done deal. Flow is just hiring. The company can hire from wherever. Those who flowed before the new cont...
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confed drops IFR
Replies: 31
Views: 1176

Re: Confed drops IFR

I assume they are having trouble holding on to instructors like most places around the country, and they have to prioritize. Really, they are going back to how they did it before (minus the floats, which is the real sad part). Just ask to do as much hood and sim time as you can throughout your time ...
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 21
Views: 1687

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Flow and the one list are separate issues. They can still pick a flow rate, while making seniority worth zip. I would guess the main reasons for the delay are the company lawyers, leverage with encore bargaining, and also the difficulty it creates in recruiting for Mainline and Swoop. Harder to find...
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends

I often wondered how much of a factor insurance was in the mix. Do rates skyrocket with more 250 hr FOs? Or is it a question of total time in the cockpit to an insurance company?
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 69
Views: 11161

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Nope. Next meeting is in the coming week. Management just keeps saying 'it's complicated'... all while they refuse to negotiate on any other meaningful terms with Encore. Feels like we've been down this path before recently...
by sstaurus
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 69
Views: 11161

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Further, any new hire will not know what positions are available upon the employment offer. You may very well find out in ground school that you're off to Swoop. I can’t believe that’s how they’re hiring. The old bait and switch? The trap is set indeed. Similar to when Encore first started...
by sstaurus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 24
Views: 4252

Re: Hiring outlook

Likely the ads are just temporarily down. They will always be hiring for the foreseeable future.
by sstaurus
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 60
Views: 9912

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Any pilot hiring problem will manifest itself at WJE and WJ Link well before WJA. That's already here... Guys are dropping like flies and there's hardly any one to replace them with. WJ is in the precarious position of having to hire more and more OTS, at the expense of guys at Encore by turning of...
by sstaurus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Statutory Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 118
Views: 7223

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

How much longer is this circus going to continue. Do the moderators really not care about the quality of this site whatsoever? Or are there any mods. What good is it doing the forums when someone can make account after account...
by sstaurus
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 22791

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

My god, give it up man. Find a new hobby. Or go create six more handles to argue with yourself, either way. The one list is staying. How much more of your life do you need to waste spreading hate against alpa while cut and pasting the same thing over and over?
by sstaurus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 3001

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

I believe the coming phraseology says 12hrs prior to any duty, including pre flight duties, to be more exact. So 12hrs to whatever your report time is. I too will miss the opportunity to have a beer with the crew at the end of the day, what with more and more min rest these days...
by sstaurus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's medical exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Encore's medical exam

If you have a pulse, welcome aboard. Oh, and I guess the drug test mentioned above...
by sstaurus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 22791

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

I think they would rather park a quarter of the planes before that happens.
by sstaurus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 22791

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

:lol: His Caps lock may be stuck.. but he's not too far off the mark.
by sstaurus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 51971

Re: The End of the WPDL Confirmed

Ghandi, It's time to go on another salt march. Encore guys just got an email to bid on the remaining swoop positions as well as WJ ground schools. How about you start working with your colleagues instead of trying to sabotage the rest of us. Awesome news... this is all playing out the way it should...
by sstaurus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 521
Views: 71577

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

As if the morale at Encore could go any lower... here it is
by sstaurus
Wed May 23, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Captain Upgrade Times
Replies: 20
Views: 4388

Re: Captain Upgrade Times

Yep the big bottleneck now is replacing captains at encore. Like said above, flow will stop once they can't replace the captains.
by sstaurus
Wed May 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

Actually I think it's perfectly sound advice. Don't go to either solely based on some 'promise' of flow, because it can and will change.
by sstaurus
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Professionalism
Replies: 98
Views: 10491

Re: Professionalism

I try to set a good example for the crew.. I feel like sometimes that's all you can do these days given how young some crew are, especially cabin crew who may be on their first job from high school. But you can only nit pick so much and need to pick your battles... god the cell phones are the worst ...
by sstaurus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 969
Views: 253729

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Spoke with a hiring HR person about using the the letter of referral we have at AC about recommending my cousin. I asked "point blank " what can he do to increase his chances? Turbine captain working up north about 2300 hrs. "Does he have post secondary and has he applied to an Express carrier?" I ...
by sstaurus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)

Trucks vs Planes. Which will be atonomous first? Don't forget needing to have a backup plan in this industry... also LOL at 'busted your ass' for 3 whole years to get to 705 captain. We're all lucky to be riding the crest of the economy right now.
by sstaurus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 13435

Re: Buffalo again

Totally agree with Maynard. I had as much fun doing the 'other stuff' as flying in my beginning jobs. I got into aviation because I like everything around it, supporting the whole operation. Just flying the plane itself gets old after a while.
by sstaurus
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter airlines ( hired less than 1000tt ? ?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: Porter airlines ( hired less than 1000tt ? ?)

The insurance companies must be calling the shots here, right? I mean how low can any of the regionals go, in general, before their insurance premiums become unfeasable?

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