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by tbaylx
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 2415

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

I know what you mean by minimal education, but you're discounting the 70k+ it costs to get a CPL + multi these days. It costs about that for a university education as well. Even on that front i'd say What program? I graduated in Toronto not too long ago and paid just under $30k and this was one of ...
by tbaylx
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 2415

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

I can contribute. I worked at one of the big five banks for almost 4 years. I worked as a financial service manager opening accounts, referring shitty investments, starting loan applications ect. Even though I wasn't making financial planner or wealth manager money, the bank was always riding my as...
by tbaylx
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatch ... -1.5271271

Why would the aircraft leave empty and leave the pax behind after a diversion for cigarette smoke?
by tbaylx
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 73
Views: 7067

Re: Boeing Max.

...I still do not understand how either crew lost the airplane. What are you implying? That they were incompetent?? Assuming that the regulatory body maintained ICAO standards and that the crew passed their PPC's then the crew wasn't incompetent. That still leaves a lot of room between marginal and...
by tbaylx
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 11095

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

That seems like a good old boy statement. I'll go one further, ass holes and tyrants also create large smoking holes. It boils down to managing and using resources and assets at your disposal. This seems to be the point of the whole thread. Carrying a substandard pilot, no matter what seat he is in...
by tbaylx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 11095

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

In a 705 level operation these types will eventually get washed out by the training department, either through failed initial, line indoc or recurrent. Or if they are able to just scrape by then they will remain career FO's. If you have serious concerns then you should bring that up to your chief pi...
by tbaylx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 13680

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

At a recent meeting the CEO stated that the top Captain earned 450K Wow, how is that even possible? That's not a stretch for top guys doing some overtime. Sunwing has guys approaching that number as well, probably Westjet too. I don't think anyone is arguing the top level pay is inadequate. It take...
by tbaylx
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 57
Views: 7308

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

DrSpaceman wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Cloak is clearly either WJ management, or its propaganda account.
Yes because anyone that dares disagree and take an opposite point of view to you is clearly a troll.... :roll:
by tbaylx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 6017

Re: Airline lifestyle

I'd suggest you thing long and hard about that.

Commuting sucks...some make it work but no one likes it. If it's a short term for a year or so until you move then it's doable. long term, especially with a young family you're not going to like it.
by tbaylx
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring
Replies: 44
Views: 14069

Re: Hiring

FICU wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:29 am
Heard something about them laying off pilots in YEG?
Flair is actively hiring. There haven't been any layoffs.

They did close the YYC and YLW bases, but everyone was accommodated either in YEG or YVR/YXX
by tbaylx
Sun May 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Most of the newer NG's have the lock on hot mic feature now. For those that don't. there\'s always the old elastic band. I finally bought a DC Prox and am quite happy with it. The noise difference and fatigue over a long day is remarkably lower with the DC over my old Telex 750's with one off the ea...
by tbaylx
Fri May 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 9913

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Anyone heard anymore about this, had an interview etc? Heard they lost Indigo as a partner. Not sure how that's going to affect the launch, but probably not in a positive way. Oooo, that’s tough if true. Any source citable source? Nope, Just rumors and the fact that they are no longer listed as an ...
by tbaylx
Fri May 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 9913

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

yycinformer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:54 am
Anyone heard anymore about this, had an interview etc?
Heard they lost Indigo as a partner. Not sure how that's going to affect the launch, but probably not in a positive way.
by tbaylx
Tue May 21, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...

No, it's not quite the same. The Ethiopian pilots performed Boeing's recommendations exactly... and now they were left with an aircraft so badly out of trim that they could not manually retrim it due to the aerodynamic loads. The Ethiopian pilot did not use everything that was available to him to c...
by tbaylx
Fri May 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29457

Re: One list

Maybe rethink a broken system that puts a 10 000 hour B737 ACP at Encore in the first place? That's on the company. For years, they told applicants that the only way into WestJet was through Encore, and now that those experienced pilots are waiting for flow the company is hiring 2000-hour light tur...
by tbaylx
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29457

Re: One list

Maybe rethink a broken system that puts a 10 000 hour B737 ACP at Encore in the first place?
by tbaylx
Mon May 13, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22408

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

ONEX buys companies, fixes them up and sells them for a profit. Westjet has been trying to be everything to everybody. If i was a betting man I'd say ONEX takes Westjet back to it's core profitability model and sells off the extras like Swoop, Encore, 767's etc. Going to be an interesting next few ...
by tbaylx
Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22408

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Privately owned companies can still have employee stock options. I know of at least one (non aviation) company that does it. Rules are a little more complicated, but it's still viable. Hopefully they see the mess that is swoop and kill it before it wastes more money. If I was an employee holding sh...
by tbaylx
Mon May 13, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22408

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

Good thing we are certified and have a collective agreement that includes our options. News says the company will also be taken private, curious how the employee share program will work going forward since stocks will not be traded anymore or if it will just cease to exist. There aren't any public ...
by tbaylx
Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22408

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

Well now, that just became interesting. :shock:
by tbaylx
Thu May 09, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Lots of new routes to the US
Replies: 10
Views: 4474

Re: Lots of new routes to the US

Despite what the PR people said when the US routes were cancelled, and what tbaylx said in the Enerjet thread elsewhere, it doesn't seem like Flair's problem is a lack of aircraft; they have three 737-400s parked in Kelowna, and another in Calgary. They're now cancelling domestic routes on short no...
by tbaylx
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring
Replies: 44
Views: 14069

Re: Hiring

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. (Tired to apply but in their website I am getting this) LOL https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d558b5cb-4db4-4658-9b46-98eb326e2a0f&sid=RjhOUw%3D%3D&lang=en_CA&source=CC3&selectedMenuKey=CurrentOpenings That l...
by tbaylx
Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5341

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

That's some delayed response by CFR :shock:
by tbaylx
Sun May 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 13680

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

At a recent meeting the CEO stated that the top Captain earned 450K Wow, how is that even possible? That's not a stretch for top guys doing some overtime. Sunwing has guys approaching that number as well, probably Westjet too. I don't think anyone is arguing the top level pay is inadequate. It take...
by tbaylx
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Lots of new routes to the US
Replies: 10
Views: 4474

Re: Lots of new routes to the US

goleafsgo wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Do they not fly to the US anymore? Went online to look at prices and it didn't give me the option to choose any US destinations?
We stopped the US routes for the summer for a variety of reasons/issues. I expect you'll see the US destinations return for the fall/winter schedule

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