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by sstaurus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 360
Views: 52516

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: 15
Views: 4213

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: 11464

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: 11464

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: 3819

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: 11922

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

I think Swoop should be given their own forum so they stop stinking things up in the WJ forum.
by sstaurus
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40311

Re: One List

Well if you vote this down, any money that would have been spent at mainline (read option value) will get sent to Encore instead. What a nice gift for the Encore pilots... I knew you OTS guys were really a bunch of softies concerned for the well being of others!
by sstaurus
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40311

Re: One List

All the arguing and mud slinging aside. The road shows are done and the new PTA vote began today, so we will soon have an answer. If I was able to bet one of my mediocre paycheques on the results I’d put it on NO. I'll be optimistic and say yes. There's a noisy minority that just makes it sound lik...
by sstaurus
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15796

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

With Encore you could hold YYC right away or within a few months.
by sstaurus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 15
Views: 3948

Re: Swoop

Open your eyes and look around. It happens everywhere in every industry in every economy. Time to let it go. Why? This fatalist attitude bothers me. Just because it happens elsewhere doesn’t mean everyone should just roll over and forget about it. People in North America have forgotten how to prote...
by sstaurus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Use of APU
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Use of APU

Fire-test trick doesn't always work either, but it helps. Leaving the power switch on for as long as possible before starting helps too. In the summer the APUs are generally fine, it's the winter when they get clogged up with deice fluid that causes most issues.
by sstaurus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 10338

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

I wonder if this is how ‘SwoopRecruiter’ thought this post was going to go. Or is he/she sitting there, genuinely wondering where all this hate is coming from...
by sstaurus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 32264

Re: ONEX plans

Maybe someone at onex will knock some sense into the higher ups. Encore also continues to bleed pilots at a steady rate, and pretty soon will need to start shrinking the schedule unless there are some incentives provided soon to get people to stick around. Or they could continue to ride all the curr...
by sstaurus
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 7643

Re: Updates on one - list.

It’s not back the way it was, my impression is they are just maintaining the list, really just for ‘housekeeping’ purposes. Nothing is finalized or in force yet.
by sstaurus
Tue May 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 24
Views: 6290

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Is there any other airline precedent for the 'bump and flush'? I have a hard time seeing any company agree to that. Given hard times necessitating lay offs, the last thing they would want is to trigger all the expense of the sudden extra training required. Just playing devil's advocate here...
by sstaurus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

Except that flow language was in the LOA. Which is now toast. So all there is now is a ‘commitment’ from the company to maintain it, but nothing official anymore. It’s more than shameful Encore became a bargaining chip for a lot of disgruntled mainline pilots, or those who couldn’t even be bothered ...
by sstaurus
Sun May 12, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 3311

Re: Encore Requirements

Ignore him, long time troll.
by sstaurus
Sat May 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

Voting no will just make Swoop more attractive (if it could be at all). Instead of letting it fizzle out and squashing it like a bug, Swoop will grow to be a bigger thorn in your side. But I guess it's all about me me me again... unity can go fly a kite.
by sstaurus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 43
Views: 9833

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

Just don’t forget, that ‘200k’ is always, ‘just down the road’. And management is laughing all the way to the bank as they keep dragging that carrot by a string.
by sstaurus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 43
Views: 9833

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

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#livinthedream
by sstaurus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13606

Re: Encore contract negotiations

HA. It's true, there's a TA coming. But no one will see it for a couple of weeks. Until then it's all wishful thinking.
by sstaurus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

Re: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407

And he’s saying you’re giving the captain too much credit here. What kind of stall probably didn’t cross their minds.
by sstaurus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 22694

Re: Hiring outlook

The FOs might be on easy-street right now, but the CAs are ridden hard and put away wet. And "a lot defer flow" is a hell of a stretch. A few involved in training at the most. Also: There have also been a few incidents of folks applying for Encore, but then getting asked if they'd be interested in m...
by sstaurus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 12730

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

Ha. And last year it was WJ that was going to buy AT. Gotta love all the rumours in aviation...
by sstaurus
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 462
Views: 40257

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

LittleNelly wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 am

A single vane failure did not bring down an aircraft.

Yes but obviously it was a big hole in the swiss cheese that shouldn't have been there.

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