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by sstaurus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Crickets
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Crickets

With WJ being private now, there aren't even any numbers to discuss. Only what the talking heads in management choose to relay...

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by sstaurus
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1118
Views: 109585

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Localizer wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Yep Motley Fool is basically Fox News.
Or CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBC ...... they’re all the same.

I realize I’m just taking your troll bait here, but no, they’re not. Not even close.
by sstaurus
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 10699

Re: CEWS

Really? I’m still surprised Circa $1500 after tax is enough to do anything with...
by sstaurus
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 127
Views: 8123

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

I get the frustration, at our house we have been affected by job loss as well. But once you say the word ‘snowflake’ I stop listening. There may be job loss now, but you would also have no job down the road if the virus had been allowed to just run rampant, hoping for it to just ‘disappear’. Equatin...
by sstaurus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

But..But... Ed said that this was not planned before the pandemic! He said it several times so it must be true. :rolleyes:
by sstaurus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management did their best to paint the pilots as the devil during negotiations and pit the rest of the employees against them. I think what we have here is an example of the brainwashing having its intended effect.
by sstaurus
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

It's a shame, I feel that there was a competitive advantage in having the customer 'touch points' IE the CSAs, in-house. Now you will have people who only give a damn just enough to not get fired, wearing WJ uniforms. Obviously WJ figures the lack of service for 50c on the dollar (or whatever) is wo...
by sstaurus
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

If/when WJ comes out the other side of this, it will be a sad shell of it’s former self :(
by sstaurus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

I find it interesting that there is no "Will Air Canada Survive" thread or it's equivalent on the Air Canada Forum. It seems that they are in the same industry and face the same issues and challenges. Is it that all Canadians just expect and know that the government will bail out AC no matter what ...
by sstaurus
Sat May 23, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36660

Re: Will Westjet survive?

They’ve also managed to reduce costs by at least 60% so far. They’re not just sitting around waiting for the cash to run out.
by sstaurus
Fri May 22, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5411

Re: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

How did this get associated with a Navajo? You have to take into account the pyramid of "AvCanada bitchiness". There was no option to complain about instructing, so the poster reverted to the second level of the pyramid. Some good old 703 bashing! -------- At the top, you have FTUs and flight instr...
by sstaurus
Sun May 03, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25703

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

The senior guys will be fine. We are the only “international” airline that lets you keep flying (in your left seat) past 65. Their lost wages over the period of the moa can be recouped in a few months. I’ll support last pay to the last day in exchange for 65 retirement age. Deal? This statement isn...
by sstaurus
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20243

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Well those who were upset about Encore making concessions, must be right happy now that the mainline MEC wasn't able to save a single job. Those top ~500 guys can now continue making 150-200K +ESP while the rest get laid off. Actually, the MEC was capable of saving 1000 pilot jobs. However, the MEC...
by sstaurus
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20243

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Well those who were upset about Encore making concessions, must be right happy now that the mainline MEC wasn't able to save a single job. Those top ~500 guys can now continue making 150-200K +ESP while the rest get laid off.
by sstaurus
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20243

Re: A "NEW" One List?

So to be clear, on a week when 1600 or so of our fellow pilots and literally almost 10,000 of our colleagues are getting lay-off and furlough notices because of an international pandemic that is decimating the aviation industry, you are digging up old posts of mine with an anonymous internet accoun...
by sstaurus
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 8427

Re: MOA2

Those initial figures are only as long as the CEWS program lives. After that, 50mmg till end of year. It's only an FO spot that will be marginal compared to EI.
by sstaurus
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 8427

Re: MOA2

Come on guys. I have a real hard time believing that the goal of the Encore MEC was to ‘pee in the pool’ and make it as unappealing as possible for mainline guys to want the job. Are they a bunch of evil villains sitting around twisting their moustaches in delight at the result of this agreement? Th...
by sstaurus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98999

Re: Layoffs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-23/coronavirus-traces-lingered-in-vacated-cruise-cabins-for-17-days 17 days... Also, it appears the amount of the "dose" you get, can have an impact on how you react, in addition to your age. So how much of a dose are you going to get on an airplane t...
by sstaurus
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON
Replies: 17
Views: 6250

Re: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON

That wouldn't explain the lack of brakes though. Realistically the nosewheel steering system and brake system is completely separate, although stranger things have happened. Then again, just the brakes wouldn't be enough to overwrite a faulty nose wheel steering, which might give the illusion of no...
by sstaurus
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13241

Re: Westjet ad.

I think WJ pilots have an issue managing cash flow. Yes, the cheques are lopsided each month, and yes, you have to make it through one year vesting until you have a rolling amount to access in your esp. (plan obviously subject to change now in April). I find it funny how in one sentence WJ loves the...
by sstaurus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13241

Re: Westjet ad.

62.09 x 930 x 1.2 company match + 7.3k option replacement. = 76.5k. (Then add whatever you feel perdiems will be).
If you came from encore, add 14.4k for each of the first 2 yrs.
by sstaurus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 5402

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

Personally I think you'd be crazy to want to lose socialized bidding at Rouge. When do those critical holidays and days off you need matter the most; when you're young, possibly with a young family, and can enjoy it? Or when you're too old and have less commitments anyway? I find it pretty easy to g...
by sstaurus
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 15154

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

I think Swoop should be given their own forum so they stop stinking things up in the WJ forum.

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