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by altiplano
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Swoop

Are work conditions at Encore all that great?

It's just CARs is it not?

They were by far the lowest rung regional in the country when they launched if I recall correctly...

Swoop, Encore, same shit...
by altiplano
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

Of course you can selectively close your airspace.

Look at Qatar and the Saudis.

ICAO agreements are just a wish list... if there even are any.
by altiplano
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

You would have to be willing to enforce it as well... Against civilian airliners? That's pretty easy. Really it should be led by the US though and backed by our Western Allies. I think the Chinese situation is ridiculous. We should have been shutting down a lot of things already, but airspace isn't...
by altiplano
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wings Magazine, AC first female pilot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Wings Magazine, AC first female pilot.

digits_ wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Is that when the decline in pay started? :D
Have to pay for all that tankered fuel somehow... :lol:
by altiplano
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

Fix NB Captain pay too.

Everything should be higher, but 4 year flat, NB CA, and FO:CA ratio in that order should be the focus.
by altiplano
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2164

Re: Meeting with a pilot

All valid jokes... I had worse in mind, but refrained.

Unfortunately it really shows the sad state we're in.
by altiplano
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 55
Views: 2829

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

Lots of good ideas in above 2 posts. Make them tell you if you're released or still on call. If the operator isn't prepared to tell you when you're rest period is, then you tell them when you're taking it. It's your responsibility as much as it is the operator's to ensure you meet CARs crew rest, if...
by altiplano
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 227
Views: 27419

Re: One List

Hi Hudson - I didn't know you were riding along with cloak...

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by altiplano
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 227
Views: 27419

Re: One List

"certainly not anti anything"

"open to discussion"

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by altiplano
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

IMO your best option as a new hire is the Rouge 767. It's probably the best schedule and funnest layovers at the company. Socialized bidding and no reserve is big. Draft pay is 2.5x! Enjoy your amazing lifestyle for a few years while building seniority and then decide if you want to go NB Captain o...
by altiplano
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

Draft pay is a 50% premium.

Overtime pay is a separate 50% premium for flying above 85 hours.

Some people work extra flying at straight time for some reason...
by altiplano
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

Hahahahahaha.

Glad I won't see you on the line - good luck with your corporate flight department.
by altiplano
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

Hahahahahaha.

It amazes me how concerned you are with it all... glad I won't see you on the line - good luck with your corporate flight department.
by altiplano
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Internet and Computer Help
Topic: IO Blacklisted
Replies: 0
Views: 156

IO Blacklisted

Tried to post a reply on another thread and it said:
Your IP xx.xxx.xxx has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see

http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=xx.xxx.xxx
Turned on my VPN and no problem to post now... but why is the IP
blacklisted?
by altiplano
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

Excuses for the arbitrator? The last arbitrator had all the excuse he needed since the Protecting Air Services Act said they had to select the Final Offer that was best for Air Canada corporate. That literally was the law. Their was no middle ground, no interest based arbitration, it was all or noth...
by altiplano
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

Pretty difficult to fix it all in one go... A contract takes decades to build and develop, the 10 years leading up to 2012 saw ours set back significantly. But in the last 5 years... We got years of service on upgrades back on LOU74. We got a real pension back for our new hires. We got a 900 hour ne...
by altiplano
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 75
Views: 8902

Re: Air Canada Pay

@schnitzel. Good for you that you think you're King of your hill, that's awesome, but put your dick back in your shorts because you're embarrassing yourself... Your posts are full of wrong information and assumptions about other people. I really like my career decisions too, I really like my job, I ...
by altiplano
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 11510

Re: Regional Career

mid-list FO and only just WORKING on an ATPL.. that's astonishing... what a business we're in these days... there was a time, not that long ago, that most would have killed to get a job and have a career at Jazz... make 6 figures, good contract, good training, good equipment, benefits, home a lot......
by altiplano
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 11510

Re: Regional Career

I agree. Super douche move blasting him about his PFO. Especially when it would be so much easier - and deserving - to blast him about those YouTube videos... that's some painful shit. You at least need to be a hot European girl or something if you're doing to that kind of thing. The psych eval see...
by altiplano
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 11510

Re: Regional Career

I was told once by someone in the hiring side, that over the years, the average age of a new hire at Air Canada has been 35.5. So I'm not sure where 35 as a cutoff comes from... esp. considering 60 was the retirement until recently, now 65 if you're so inclined... I reckon a 25 year career provides ...
by altiplano
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 6675

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

WestJet traded 15MAX options for 10 787 firm orders with no additional capital required, so likely less than 160 million. WestJet leverage the 767 fiasco for the discount. Care to share where you got that information?? I haven’t seen that disclosed anywhere. The last I saw was 10 firm and 10 option...
by altiplano
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1235

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

Sounds like, if it ever comes, it will make a good spot to hang my hat.
by altiplano
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 6675

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Take the stock market for instance. An emotional investor that sees a 30% drop in his investment stays invested vowing never to sell until it goes back up and so on. In the process, the stock goes further down, and valuable time is wasted. A savvy investor takes the money out with the 30% loss, and...
by altiplano
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 35
Views: 9105

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

goingnowherefast wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:23 am
Imagine if Porter got rid of some noisy Q400s and replaced them with reduced frequency on A220s? Somethingike a 3 for 2 ratio. The waterfront area would be much quieter.
The number of movements wouldn't change, they would just open the slots to other routes or airlines.
by altiplano
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1425
Views: 366912

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The last crew requirement bulletin and position bid was about 250 seats open on the 737 alone. Some guys bailed off though to other seats in the bid, so about 350 needing to be trained, new hire or off other fleets to have the airplanes all crewed when it gets going again. Same bulletin was 800+ vac...

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