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by KK7
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJE Flow through
Replies: 94
Views: 35996

Re: WJE Flow through

gyqapilot wrote:Any word on recent percentages of flow through? I know jazz/ac is 80%
Are you sure about that? My understanding is that AC is hiring 80% from their CPA carriers, not just from Jazz.
by KK7
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Distance from airport
Replies: 17
Views: 5413

Re: Distance from airport

Anyone commute from north of Barrie? I've been considering moving to the Midland area, the 400 does scare me with respect to it blocking up especially in cottage season...
by KK7
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 198806

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

dtpilot wrote:Anybody know if there is a way to apply to mainline when only an encore online portal is open?
They aren't currently accepting resumes for WestJet on the 737. Last report was they had sufficient folks in the pool to get them through to the end of 2016 for the few that are hired off the street.
by KK7
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Direct Entry Captain YYZ
Replies: 23
Views: 16870

Re: Encore Direct Entry Captain YYZ

As a heads up, I had heard that they are hoping not need DECs, but are pooling some just in case. Depends on how many FOs want to move from YYC to YYZ for the upgrade and how quickly guys get their time to meet the matrix.
by KK7
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Encore DEC?
Replies: 19
Views: 4434

Re: Encore DEC?

...I also hear a number of guys who have flowed to WestJet from Encore are considering returning to Encore as their YOS at WestJet continue to accrue once they come back. Interesting, so now you can go back and make Encore captain pay, and then slot over to WJ FO after like 3 or 4 years and get the...
by KK7
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Encore DEC?
Replies: 19
Views: 4434

Re: Encore DEC?

We have a kind of hub going on in YHZ with flights to YYT, YDF, YQX, YQY, YOW and soon KBOS. We have a number of commuters from YHZ who are probably home more than guys living and based in YYZ, however not sure if the company would want make a permanent move like creating a new base. I know a lot of...
by KK7
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cuts in BC.
Replies: 24
Views: 5455

Re: Westjet cuts in BC.

Some routes being removed are WJ, some are WJE. Not much effect on staff levels as the tails are moving to the east and still operating. Encore should expect more triangle and east coast routes to release some of the jets to fly south. It will likely mean more DHs across the country for those based ...
by KK7
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Flight Deck Visit
Replies: 9
Views: 5424

Re: Flight Deck Visit

Hey gang. Going YYZ - MCO#1228 next week on the 28th, with my wife, our best friends and their 2 kiddies (3y and 8 mos), and was hoping we would be able to pop up to the flight deck after arrival to say hello and get a pic with the little one up front. She digs that kind of stuff! First time flyers...
by KK7
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YYZ Infield Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: YYZ Infield Terminal

Showing signs of coming back to life. GTAA has been doing maintenance recently. A few of the jet bridges have been reactivated. Rumor is that the Syrian refugees may be processed there. Anyone out there to confirm this? And the Kelowna 727's have departed. I haven't heard the Syrian refugee rumour,...
by KK7
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Frozen" paint job
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

Re: "Frozen" paint job

$380000.00 :shock: lot of dough How does cost work..does Disney pay some or is it all on WJ's dime? I think most, if not all, is covered by Disney. You might not like flying it, but it's just a paint job (and in this case interior), and the guests love it. It brings in the business, I'll take it.
by KK7
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WESTJET Encore Training
Replies: 7
Views: 3827

Re: WESTJET Encore Training

Panama Jack wrote:They don't provide accomidation during training? :-O

Are they at least providing a realistic accomidation allowance?
Like WestJet, they provide accommodation to those who are not based in the location the training is occurring. YYZ based pilots will get accommodation in YYC and vice versa.
by KK7
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who's Happy?
Replies: 32
Views: 7285

Re: Who's Happy?

That's fine you're happy but the property and cars didn't come on Encore FO bucks, so don't go misleading the lemmings. I have no intent to mislead. Yes I am a Captain, and came in direct entry. The FO pay is low and I've been there before, but at least for now when you consider that with the growt...
by KK7
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do people still commute?
Replies: 10
Views: 2266

Re: Do people still commute?

WestJet has a similar policy, you need a primary and secondary flight. If you can't get on either, then you won't be disciplined, however you will lose the pay. They will then try to get you to your pairing or reassign you.
by KK7
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who's Happy?
Replies: 32
Views: 7285

Re: Who's Happy?

I'm very happy, at WestJet Encore LOL :lol: Thread stopped dead in its tracks.... Can I have a cool aid enema please?? Laugh if you like, but I have a happy, healthy wife and kids, I'm home when I want to be, I work with people who want to be at work and are a pleasure to be with and I like my job,...
by KK7
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do people still commute?
Replies: 10
Views: 2266

Re: Do people still commute?

Some 45% of WestJet pilots commute. One third of Encore pilots commute. That's no small number. A good number of those commute to YYC.

That's just WestJet. I'm sure there are a lot of Jazz Q and CRJ drivers that commute to YYC from YVR.
by KK7
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 198806

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Does anyone have a definitive answer as to do you have 1 year in the pool from your Interview date, if you are successful. Or do you have one year in the pool from the time you were informed you were successful and placed in the pool? For me i was informed i was placed in the pool aprox 6 weeks lat...
by KK7
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet invades LON
Replies: 30
Views: 15428

Re: Westjet invades LON

jjj wrote:2 tired pilots FlyGuy.
Where did you hear that?
by KK7
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 198806

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Mooseontheloose wrote:So is Encore still planning to run ground schools past October? Are they still interviewing? How many people are presently pooled?
Yes, yes and 50-60 is what I last heard. I believe there are two November classes. Probably break for Xmas then in January back to more classes.
by KK7
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Luck with that WJ......
Replies: 35
Views: 5275

Re: Good Luck with that WJ......

The big benefit is for those connecting onto one of these flights from Encore. The addition of an Encore flight from say, YXS to YVR, is only an addition $20.
by KK7
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet invades LON
Replies: 30
Views: 15428

Re: Westjet invades LON

LivingLife wrote:Wow...I wonder if they will be lucky to fill half of the seats with the frequency of flights? Plus, no hot meals and kool-aid antics for ten hours blah blah lol!
Yes, there are hot meals on the 767. If the current flights to Dublin and Glasgow are any sign, they will have not problem filling seats.
by KK7
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who's Happy?
Replies: 32
Views: 7285

Re: Who's Happy?

I'm very happy, at WestJet Encore
by KK7
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: screwed, again
Replies: 81
Views: 7777

Re: screwed, again

I can't believe some people's idea of a sufficient solution is on the pilot reporting when they are fatigued to stop working. That regulation is already in place and it isn't working. It's nothing but one slice in the swiss cheese model leading to an accident where fatigue plays a role. A fatigued p...
by KK7
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Update
Replies: 32
Views: 21795

Re: J'accuse

+1 Rotten Apple I don't understand why the WPPA chose this particular moment to try to certify. They did not have enough support with only 49.5% signed cards, then spoke about unifying the pilot group. They advertised the structure that certification would bring, yet put forward a very poor constitu...
by KK7
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cadors
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Re: Cadors

The Q400 can land with Flap 10, 15 or 35. Generally in practice flap 15 or 35 is used. Any of these could be considered 'landing flap'. If your plan was to land with Flap 35, and on final you were at flap 15 and selected flap 35 followed by one of the two caution lights relating to the flap, I would...

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