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by digits_
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 455
Views: 42178

Re: Corona Virus

pelmet, how would the result of your proposal differ from the situation in Italy and Spain? They -unwillingly- implemented the herd strategy by not taking any isolation actions in time.
by digits_
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet stll hiring
Replies: 32
Views: 5220

Re: Cargojet stll hiring

North Shore wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:04 pm
Holy crap - I hope that they've put extra paper in their fax machine! It'll be running overtime tonight with all of the resumes flooding in!
Because old high time pilots don't know how to e-mail? ;-)
by digits_
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: insider info...
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: new Gig...

So you are looking for insider info about one specific airplane but you are not telling us which airplane?

Good luck!
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 16
Views: 1641

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

1 month ago, 500 hours would have pretty much guaranteed you a job. Nowadays? Much harder. I doubt anyone believes the job market will return to its previous state right away....
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 455
Views: 42178

Re: Corona Virus

The Trump administration was told long ago how serious this outbreak could be. Trump downplayed it and said it was under control and did not take the necessary steps. And they want to hold China accountable? LMFAO!!!! +1 It is funny (but not haha-funny) that the country that calls China unreliable ...
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Quality of Multi-IFR Training
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Quality of Multi-IFR Training

Is the experienced pilot also an experienced instructor? Yes, many hours of both instructing and flying in IFR condition, also has a good reputation. The instructor is also charging $165/hr. That's good! One of the advantages of an experienced instructor is that you would, theoretically, save a bit...
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Quality of Multi-IFR Training
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Quality of Multi-IFR Training

Is the experienced pilot also an experienced instructor?
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

Okay. What is your point here? Do you have any source or proof that the government is forcing airlines to operate? You're the one making The PM of Canada and some Premiers were telling people in Canada to stop travelling and telling those overseas to come home. It was an order from the Government i...
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

I assume that was a big part in deciding to return all pax with tickets from the sun destinations while flying down there empty. Sun destinations ? My last flight was to Madrid on March 29th. We went there with 4 passengers, came back with about 150, out of 375 seats..... Okay. What is your point h...
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

What makes you say they were forced to operate? If anything that ruling you linked to protects airlines. Are you claiming airlines in Canada could have grounded their fleets after March 13th ? I think Porter was the first 705 to ground its aircraft. It did so on March 20th. Could Air Canada, Westje...
by digits_
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3798

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

What makes you say they were forced to operate? If anything that ruling you linked to protects airlines.
by digits_
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 368
Views: 55479

Re: Layoffs

I live in a small town. The restaurants etc seem to be hanging on. The "businesses" asking for support from the local community, seem to be the businesses that nobody really needs. Selling overpriced scented candles and fancy soap. Overpriced tourist crap etc. Maybe it is nice you have one of those ...
by digits_
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police
Replies: 24
Views: 4194

Re: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police

Let's put it this way: would an airline be spending money on anything these days unless it was absolutely necessary?

Or was it a rogue instructor organizing a class to make some extra money before the inevitable layoffs?
by digits_
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police
Replies: 24
Views: 4194

Re: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police

It sounds funny, agreed, but weren't airlines considered essential services? How are people getting home if there are no airlines flying around? If we don’t have our annual CRM, are the planes going to start falling from the sky? Unless the regulator approves exemptions, I don't think it is fair to...
by digits_
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police
Replies: 24
Views: 4194

Re: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police

It sounds funny, agreed, but weren't airlines considered essential services? How are people getting home if there are no airlines flying around?
by digits_
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 455
Views: 42178

Re: Corona Virus

'97 Tercel wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:48 pm
flyer 1492 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm
10,000,00 die each year in China.

I don't understand those zeros

:smt120
I'd give that number a solid 5/7
by digits_
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Eric Janson wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 am
digits_ wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Do you know if your described solution still works if I buy tickets now to travel in 9 monhts?
Why would you do that? What's the rush?

I would wait to see how things develop over the next 3-4 months.
I have coupons with a signficant discount that expire if I don't book soon.
by digits_
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Make sure you have purchased the ticket(s) with a credit card. Keep record of all transactions. Should the carrier go broke before you have commenced travel, you can file a claim with your credit card company for the "undelivered purchase". You can check what happened when Canada 3000 went bankrupt...
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Jeesh. And people wonder why nobody is booking plane tickets...

Guess I'll book some future flights on a European carrier then.
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP GEN Amendments
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: CAP GEN Amendments

The changes used to have a vertical black line in the left (and right?) margin. Haven't paid attention to it lately if that's still the case. I believe it is.
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Hi all, I was wondering what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke and you've purchased tickets that have now become unusable. In Europe, there is a mixed government/travel agency/airline fund that protects travellers. Does Canada have something similar? Google comes up empty, so that probably...
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 368
Views: 55479

Re: Layoffs

- change that cellphone plan (do you still need international/US coverage?) - learn to do your own small car maintenance. if you drive old junk and don't care about resale value or warranty: oil changes are not mandatory every year - braking is what makes you burn more fuel. avoid roads with stop si...
by digits_
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Stupid mud season is starting here, so it's getting harder to do.
by digits_
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: African Self Fly Safari
Replies: 14
Views: 2293

Re: African Self Fly Safari

Looks like fun. Although I fail to see the value of paying someone 3000 EUR to just organize this trip, when no flying is included for that price. To each his own of course.
by digits_
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: CATSA

My last time through, the guy grabbed my RAIC out of my hand as I was placing it to the scanner, he had gloves on so he was safe. I made sure he knew I wasn’t happy and cleaned it with his sanitizer in front of him. Doubt he changed how he conducted himself after but I felt better. Going forward, I...

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