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by altiplano
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM election
Replies: 21
Views: 1756

Re: NEM election

Their own survey results said the membership overwhelmingly didn't want to open the contract with the reopener. So what do they do? Just do a couple concessionary MOAs, and then open the contract for a concessionary TA. Membership memory is short though... they forgot they did a survey and will vote...
by altiplano
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM election
Replies: 21
Views: 1756

Re: NEM election

Of course you're happy with the job the MEC is doing.
by altiplano
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM election
Replies: 21
Views: 1756

Re: NEM election

another one, I got lost reading his prose recapping all that's wrong with the covid downturn, and he says that he only wants the position until the end of the current term, what a waste; Don’t write him off, I’ve flown with him. Really intelligent guy whose genuine and not in it for himself. He doe...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 12,500 hrs. 45 years old. A320 Command, Beaver Otter and Floats
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: 12,500 hrs. 45 years old. A320 Command, Beaver Otter and Floats

Maybe give someone a call or send a personal note along with your resume if you can't get anyone on the blower? Tell them you already did your time overseas and aren't looking to go back, aren't interested in bottom of the AC or WJ lists, and want to find a permanent good gig here. Mighty be a way t...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 103
Views: 7292

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Also remember that all Canada isn't locked down... How about some of the most populous regions that are in lock down, Toronto, Halton, York, Peel, Ottawa, how do their results compare to the other numbers presented? POPULATION: Canada - 37.5 million Florida - 19.5 million (2020 estimate 20.9 million...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 103
Views: 7292

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Population density:

Florida: 156.5 people/km²
Canada: 4 people/km²

Percent of population over 65:

Florida: 26.7%
Canada: 16.1%

Percent of population without health insurance:

Florida: 20.7%
Canada: 0%

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correla ... _causation
by altiplano
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM election
Replies: 21
Views: 1756

Re: NEM election

I think the list is pretty thin... a couple guys that have been there before and got voted out 2 years ago; another guy that can't even get the number of layoffs straight in his literature and with primary interests in the issues of one base, and one seniority band; another one, I got lost reading h...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 103
Views: 7292

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Flying to Haiti is a real eye opener. You won't see another airport like PAP in the Western hemisphere. Take a walk in the terminal... wow... A significant amount of the Port au Prince flights are deportees going down and people with Canadian status needing healthcare being sent back paid by the Hai...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20667

Re: Service Suspension Notice

That's a nearly 2 month old article. Our vaccination rate has stagnated because we won't have a significant amount of vaccine available to Canadians for several months. They might have ordered a bunch, and we got an initial supply, but they ordered too late and a meaningful delivery is way down the ...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share
Replies: 1481
Views: 168820

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share

"Rationalize capacity."

ie. fewer flights, less metal.
by altiplano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Cancelling CEWS and Health Benefits: UNIFOR
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Porter Cancelling CEWS and Health Benefits: UNIFOR

I didn't know that Porter was unionized. What employee group is represented by Unifor? I think this is Porter stopping playing the Federal gov's game of artificially propping up employment numbers while doing nothing for the industry. Tough for the employees, but when 10s of thousands on the street ...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 25
Views: 6539

Re: New MOA details

Not a fan of super senior reserve that never flies even when I could hold it. Nice to have that option if you are: Doing a reno Training for a marathon Caring for a sick family member Or just want a break Why wouldn’t you want that option? Sure it is a great option to have but it also seems pretty ...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20667

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Trudeau "ordered like a dozen shots per Canadian" because he fucked up. He was negligent in securing anything at all, and when it became apparent he had no deals in place he had to fan out and make all the deals... Minister responsible? Career academic... Experience in procurement and log...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 136
Views: 6975

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

Whether you are for or against lockdowns, everyone should read this interview. Lengthy, but worth it. “But what happened in the middle of March when Covid-19 appeared on our shores after wreaking havoc in China, Italy, Spain and France? Governments took every plan they’d ever written and threw them...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20667

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Trudeau "ordered like a dozen shots per Canadian" because he fucked up. He was negligent in securing anything at all, and when it became apparent he had no deals in place he had to fan out and make all the deals... Minister responsible? Career academic... Experience in procurement and logi...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 25
Views: 6539

Re: New MOA details

Going through the details it looks like a good improvement. I do not trust the process of allowing the company to track our fatigue on pairings. What are the odds that data get used to our advantage and not to suddenly show why 14.5 hours is now acceptable. The other thing that caught my eye was a ...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreign Airlines take CEWS
Replies: 34
Views: 2073

Re: Foreign Airlines take CEWS

CEWS largely just makes the job numbers look better for the Liberals at a comparable cost to EI. But the fact is that many foreign carriers are keeping operations going, with staff paid by the Canadian taxpayer, competing with Canadian carriers. Is the US government subsidizing Air Canada or WestJet...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreign Airlines take CEWS
Replies: 34
Views: 2073

Re: Foreign Airlines take CEWS

It got here because it was racist to close the border and block flights from China.
by altiplano
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 113
Views: 29648

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

What signals are those. From whom? Do you have a direct quote? If you actually go through transat.ca you will see the "Air" Transat is almost just a footnote, a single business unit in the larger operation. Itself, Air Transat, is not the brand or the business, Transat is the business. I ...
by altiplano
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 113
Views: 29648

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

I'm just saying, TRANSAT is the brand, TRANSAT is what AC is buying. AIR you can put on our take off, and they do.

Transat, Transat Vacations, Transat Travel, sometimes they don't even use "Transat" as in Marlin Travel, etc.

Air Transat isn't the brand.

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