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by DanWEC
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Flying to YUL

Really easy. Plenty of GA traffic in there. All the FBO's are on the north end. Taxiing is nothing like YYZ. You'll get terminal, approach, then tower. As mentioned, just tell them you have no idea where you are or what you're doing and you'll be fine! :) But really, they'll guide you right along. F...
by DanWEC
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

True.

AC approached TRZ unsolicited in Fall 2018. 6 months before the announcement, but it triggered the later public release and due process. That's when other interested parties such as Mach group jumped in.
by DanWEC
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3680

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

I've pivoted into general contracting. Renovations, decks and fences have always been a side job but decided to make it a full time project. I don't love it, but it's survival. I have a Biology degree with almost zero working experience. So, traded the car for a truck, have a website and marketing g...
by DanWEC
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2096

Re: Do your job!!

Imagine if some controllers were so entitled and ego-centric that they ranted on even a fraction of things pilots did? This forum would need a server the size of Deep Blue. Who knows what was going on in the background or who they were on the phone with. I once had some questions about approaches in...
by DanWEC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

When an article starts with "Analysts say" it is just some body's opinion. When an article starts with "Air Canada Says", like the last one supporting the purchase. I'd hope it's substantially more credible, but who knows that PR or legal game it could be. Regardless, no fricken idea what will happe...
by DanWEC
Tue May 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation

Isn't there a forum rule against advertising in general posts?

Stop promoting your Youtube channel and disrespecting Col. Hadfield by embedding his productions without consent for your own gain.
by DanWEC
Tue May 12, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Regardless of the outcome, pilots at AC and TS will be downgraded and when CEWS expires - furloughed. Everyone should plan accordingly. Of that, there is no doubt. What's worse is that in the fall, the couple thousand in the bottom chunks of all seniority lists here, and tens of thousands of Americ...
by DanWEC
Tue May 12, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Just a note, anything coming from the LEEFF or by virtue, EDC, is a low interest loan. The small amount of interest servicing the loan pays for the infrastructure around EDC, etc. I've dealt with EDC and they're fantastic BTW. No lender, especially the gov't wants bad debt, so the criteria to offer ...
by DanWEC
Mon May 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Localizer wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Know when to walk away boys ..
Ha, correcto.... I had actually gone back after a minute to delete it in a "What's the point?" moment but the delete option was gone. Edit would have gotten in the way of my lawn mowing beer, what a zoo.
by DanWEC
Mon May 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Yet another solid contribution to the conversation by fl280. Well done. At least we can always count on some things.
by DanWEC
Mon May 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4305

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

After reading the release on the PM's page, it's a bit clearer. Good stuff!
by DanWEC
Mon May 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4305

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

60 Million? Correct me if I'm wrong but how would that have any significant effect for any airline given the burn rate?
It's something, but not much. Especially given it's low interest loan, and given their acceptance criteria, with a low risk of bad debt.
by DanWEC
Tue May 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Don't worry FL320, the purchase will go through since they've always wanted to replace AC Vacations with TS, and they'll simply cleave out all the TS pilots.

Let's play some golf after our first pairing in Ho Chi Minh! lol :partyman:
by DanWEC
Tue May 05, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

All that makes perfect sense re: Ramping up markets at AC. I mentioned in my post but maybe it wasn't clear. These analysts weren't talking about the chronology of returning markets from day zero, but more how market proportions will change once the smoke clears in the future. Corporate best practic...
by DanWEC
Tue May 05, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

An increasing number of analysts today are taking the interesting position that as a whole, leisure travel will rebound more in proportion to domestic flying. Who? Do you have any links? Consensus among carriers in the US and at AC is expecting domestic recovery first. https://hbr.org/2020/05/looki...
by DanWEC
Tue May 05, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

An increasing number of analysts today are taking the interesting position that as a whole, leisure travel will rebound more in proportion to domestic flying. Corporate factors at play here is the new normal where some of the current stay-at-home workers will stay there, and a permanent increase in ...
by DanWEC
Sun May 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

The worst economic event in history affecting commercial passenger airlines and you believe that there are gains to be made in pilot WAWCON? I would start brushing up on the mechanics of CCAA and the effect on organized labour and the CBA. Many of the AC pilots already know the drill. I've never be...
by DanWEC
Sun May 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

That's good to hear. Most guys I've met, and friends that have had intake to AC are great. I actually have some faith in the selection process- I know a couple of real treats at regionals and they haven't been able to move up with their colleagues. A few people here have mentioned there's no upside ...
by DanWEC
Sat May 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

altiplano wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:32 pm
How long are you at Transat for Dan?
Not that long man. Wish I had a few more years in. Being near the bottom of any seniority list is a bad place to be right now.
by DanWEC
Sat May 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Guys, Why do we become competitors as pilots? Just cause we wear a different colored hat or uniform? I am actually curious where this notion comes from that pilots are competing against one and another. When in actuality, we are all the cut of the same cloth, doing what we love, trying to provide f...
by DanWEC
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Altiplano, nobody on any of these Transat related threads has been more antagonistic than your buddy there. Everything I've said has been in response only. If you can't see that and you're defending his attitude, then all the best to you both. Anyhow, back to waiting and watching for official news. ...
by DanWEC
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

spite[ spahyt ] noun a malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice. a particular instance of such an attitude or action; grudge. I wouldn't bother giving that 280 guy any response. He clearly has some very pressing mental issues, m...
by DanWEC
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 18793

Re: A "NEW" One List?

RRJetPilot wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:43 pm
How bout recently hiring people to fly on AC and take notes to copy the business service.
Just an FYI, AC has done the exact same thing for years. They send employees on competitors turns to analyze their processes. Always non-union office folks, it's a fact, and standard industry practice.
by DanWEC
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103394

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

Monday is AC Q1 results with live analyst call and Q&A. That day and that call represents a logical opportunity for AC to discuss the longer term Covid response (capacity/fleet/staffing/finances) and the disposition of the TRZ transaction. Of note, AC cancelled its ESOP today. Cash conservation is ...

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