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by DanWEC
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Globalstar sat phone
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Globalstar sat phone

Globalstar has supposed been upping their coverage, but the whole purpose of a sat phone is you need it to work when you need it to work, bar none. Iridium is too expensive but unfortunately worth it. My experience is a couple of years old though.
by DanWEC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

If it's not something that's written in black and white, it can't be exercised. There is no interpretation, drift, or inference. A contract is a contract, and you would assume for a merger like this it will be watertight.
by DanWEC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

From some public knowledge of the contract, a pandemic is expressly mentioned and excluded from affecting the terms.
by DanWEC
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

Not trying to give a TS biased perspective here, but I just can't see how a deal would be renegotiated well after the fact. To simplify it, the contract was drawn up, agreed upon, and signed. Due diligence and analysis was performed way back during the 6 months prior to the deal being publically ann...
by DanWEC
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

What to do with my TRZ shares. I bought them at 8$ 2 weeks ago. Whatever I do the market always does the opposite. I see trz as a questionable buy. You might get over 100% return but it's not guaranteed. Even if it's 90% certain it's still a risk, and without the purchase could go down to 5 or less...
by DanWEC
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: New collective agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: New collective agreement

What's the payscale there now?
by DanWEC
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

So please explain to me why Air Canada pilots must pay for your poor career choices? You know, 95% of AC pilots really hate the stereotype that developed from the behavior of 5%. I wonder what percent you're in? Hint- Self Felatio Expert wasn't one of the options so it's a trick question. Sorry!
by DanWEC
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 482
Views: 42695

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

You bet AC can pull out of this! This is a black swan, act of god, force majeur whatver you want to call it event. AC has been very silent, and there is no way they are spending 720M$ on an airline that isn't worth 100M$.... Transat guys can apply at AC when this is all done with if they want. We'r...
by DanWEC
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 4019

Re: On furlough: Now what?

An M.Sc. without any relevent experience, in my opinion, is useless unless you want to teach. (I also have a Bsc, should have been an MBA.) It makes sense really... those who can't do... ;) could be an OK part time gig as an associate. I also, coincidently, know a little about trades.... Getting a f...
by DanWEC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?
Replies: 12
Views: 3094

Re: To everything There is a Season — What Are You Doing To Benefit From This Adversity?

lownslow wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:15 pm
I’m not expecting any spare time, I plan to be working.
Not to mention that commute must take forever at 42 mph! :)
by DanWEC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 389
Views: 60628

Re: Layoffs

this gonna be good for AC as this shows transat suffers worse and we can pull out of deal. sometimes theres light n darkness This virus just killed my grandma and my job. As a Transat pilot I am happy that this situation makes your life enjoyable...all the best. I'm very sorry my friend. My condole...
by DanWEC
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Sunwing offering free seats home....

I don't argue with people on the internet, so you won't get another response from me. Your fetish for commenting on everything possible here makes it clear you would just drag me down to your level then beat me with experience. Back to Sunwing. Hoping the best for everyone, hopefully big brother hol...
by DanWEC
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Sunwing offering free seats home....

derateNO wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Ah yes, vying for that juicy government bailout money with "good deeds."

Meanwhile, you're like school in the summer.

No class at all.

Read the room man.
by DanWEC
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26245

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

I have seen 4 industry downturns. This one will be massive. It will take out everything from Float Operations to Wide Body Jet jobs and it will take a decade to recover, if it ever does return to the level we were at. Peoples investments are gone, interest rates are zero, so there is nowhere for go...
by DanWEC
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2823

Re: Pay raise

It's still WAAAY less than AC. If anything it helps ACPA get some raises for the first 4 years without doing much. Not accurate at all. Comparing apples to apples, the TS 320 payscale is higher at every year than at AC. Also working 6-12 days a month at most. Not sure what payscales you are looking...
by DanWEC
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2823

Re: Pay raise

derateNO wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:28 pm
It's still WAAAY less than AC.

If anything it helps ACPA get some raises for the first 4 years without doing much.
Not accurate at all. Comparing apples to apples, the TS 320 payscale is higher at every year than at AC. Also working 6-12 days a month at most.
by DanWEC
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA Aircrew Protocol
Replies: 25
Views: 2544

Re: CATSA Aircrew Protocol

I've found in general that the smaller the airport in Canada the worse they are for security. Some exceptions of course.
by DanWEC
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Possible PFO email???
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Possible PFO email???

Guy gets a PFO then immediately starts trashing the company?
Regardless of the issues at Sky, it's a small industry, and maybe something in your background raised an eyebrow? Honest advice- There are way too few bridges around here to be burning them.
by DanWEC
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....

Deleted, not just flat pay removed. I'd love to see 1-4 just go. Gone.. poof. Year 5 becomes the new year 1. When you hear management starting to talk about how it needs to go (which I've heard) hopefully that means things might be changing. That would be the idea. And would ironically just be wind...
by DanWEC
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....

Also, Delta pilots are getting up to 59k in bonuses this year via spontaneous profit sharing. That's money they could have simply kept. Not true. It is 16% of their salary. You're right, from what I've just looked up with Delta it's contractual. I recently read an article about a US major that was ...
by DanWEC
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....

It looks like the right move is to get paid in AC stock. Indeed. Calin stated in the last report that over the last 9 years shares have given just over a 3500% return. I'm kicking myself for not buying earlier but not sure how much higher it can go at this point considering North American economic ...
by DanWEC
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....

Here's UPS's contract extension.....in USD obviously. Also, Delta pilots are getting up to 59k in bonuses this year via spontaneous profit sharing. That's money they could have simply kept. All this amidst the 1500hr/ATPL rules and more restrictive duty regs than we have, that ATAC would claim would...
by DanWEC
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airport lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: Airport lounges

I was about to get a specific Visa Infinite card that allowed for Plaza Premium lounge access. I was thinking about the Amex for the AC lounges but couldn't justify it, even as a commuter. I've only ever used the AC lounges since the wife is an Elite, are the Plaza Premiums that bad? Is there a poin...
by DanWEC
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8249

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

NTSB confirmed today that the chopper actually did not have TAWS.
My earlier reading led me to beleive almost all the 76's had it, and given this was supposed to be a top trim model I assumed it did. Maybe inop.
by DanWEC
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 105
Views: 8249

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

I don't know anything about what happens to a helo at the edge or past it's envelope, but given the reports of a sudden rapid climb followed by a sudden rapid descent, I'm wondering if it was a result of a GPWS reaction gone too far? Or, mechanically something even could have popped on it from being...

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