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by bob99
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Commuting policy
Replies: 19
Views: 9344

Re: Encore Commuting policy

There's a handful of Moncton commuters at Encore and more at mainline. There are YQM layovers (I think 2 crews/night), however those pairings may or may not be very commutable, so it may not be in your best interest to bid for them. Pairings change every month though. Max 8 days of reserve/month, in...
by bob99
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 11
Views: 2908

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Someone already touched on it but I just wanted to make sure. New hires can get YYZ base right away? If you did take a YUL spot, how long to transfer back? Also, how's the general moral? Is it somewhere that most people plan on staying?
by bob99
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore Travel Benefit
Replies: 15
Views: 2066

Re: Encore Travel Benefit

It is 18 days max, and you will be scheduled for 18 days. They won't schedule you more than 6 days of work in a row. So, at best, you're looking at 10-11 days off in a row IF your schedule worked out perfectly, which it probably won't.
by bob99
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Base Assignments
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: Base Assignments

something_generic wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Is Calgary their only training base? I was hoping to find out if they have one at YYZ or if it's in the works. :?:

Thanks!
Yes. All initial training and recurrent gs is done in yyc. I don’t think there’s plans to change that.
by bob99
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ULP from CUPE
Replies: 22
Views: 5109

Re: ULP from CUPE

So has anyone heard back from the CIRB whether or not CUPE did indeed have enough signed cards? i figured that bit of info would have been released by now... It took about a month for the CIRB to go through all that when the Encore pilots certified, and the WJ FA group is quite a bit bigger. So mig...
by bob99
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 65
Views: 20572

Re: Hiring?

Ya I've seen the new hire bids for the last few AC classes- very few from AT. Lots from Encore.
by bob99
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring off the street any time soon?
Replies: 25
Views: 7255

Re: Hiring off the street any time soon?

The May class is all from Encore. Heard 2-3 classes in the fall, which I’m guessing will be mostly if not all flow.
by bob99
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 65
Views: 20572

Re: Hiring?

Anyone have info on future ground schools coming up/rest of the year?
by bob99
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring off the street any time soon?
Replies: 25
Views: 7255

Re: Hiring off the street any time soon?

737 initial class in May. 100% flow. Unfortunately that's all I know.
by bob99
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Things to Consider if Considering Encore
Replies: 41
Views: 8798

Re: Things to Consider if Considering Encore

JBI has it spot on.
by bob99
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 19204

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

From what's being reported I'm actually kind of sceptical the evacuation was even ordered from the cabin/cockpit crew.... There's video from inside the plane where you can hear the Captain making the "evacuation" announcement. And on the ATC clip they declare an emergency and tell apron they're eva...
by bob99
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Junior Captain Pay and Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Junior Captain Pay and Lifestyle Questions

You can expect 85-90 hours a month as capt. Open time emails are nonstop. Being junior doesn't matter as it's socialized bidding. They can't schedule you more than 8 days a month of res.
by bob99
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...
Replies: 26
Views: 4939

Re: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...

The 60 he said included perdiems. The 50k makes sense once you add in profit share as well. Also add 10% for esp matching.
by bob99
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 35408

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

the pilot suggested sex and, when Ms. Lewis tried to leave, he threw her onto the bed, kissed her and groped her between the legs Did Ms. Lewis say NO? How much were either drinking ? There is nothing wrong with: he threw her onto the bed, kissed her and groped her between the legs UNLESS she did n...
by bob99
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter to Start Service from Toronto to Orlando
Replies: 20
Views: 12370

Re: Porter to Start Service from Toronto to Orlando

As a former employee at Porter, I cannot see how this route will be feasible. Using winter weights they will constantly be bumping passengers. It will be an operational nightmare and under the Canadian law if they bump the passenger they are required to get them to their destination on another carr...
by bob99
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Hiring
Replies: 25
Views: 6881

Re: Porter Hiring

There's currently a class 14 in ground school. They average 3000 TT. 1000 hours is what you need to apply, not get hired. They still plan on hiring pilots in the 2500+ range. Classes planned for Jan, Feb + more in the spring.
by bob99
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Tunnel opening on July 30
Replies: 11
Views: 1885

Re: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Tunnel opening on July

skymarc wrote:Im hearing the tunnel can only acess the terminal. What about Porter General aviation FBO?
Do we still have to use the ferry?
They both access the terminal, they both take you to the same spot...
by bob99
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WESTJET 391 BOMB THREAT
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Re: WESTJET 391 BOMB THREAT

Another one tonight, flight 722 diverted to yyc. Fourth one this week now??
by bob99
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 62977

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

This might seem like a stupid, naive question, but with respect to approach plates, why aren't we all just using the NavCanada ones at Canadian airports? They seem OK to me. Is it just to reduce the number of charts carried onboard? It's probably just me: I know how to read the Jeppesen charts of c...
by bob99
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France
Replies: 203
Views: 25490

Re: Germanwings A320 Plane Crashes in Southern France

Also as Illya said, why the entire world fleet isn't grounded this morning to have the cockpit doors REMOVED, ill never know? It's called "risk management". Risk management is everything aviation. You honestly believe that locked cockpit doors haven't been a successful deterrent to hijacking and te...
by bob99
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuter towns west of YYZ
Replies: 27
Views: 2670

Re: Commuter towns west of YYZ

Brantford is 100km. Housing is CHEAP compared to just about anything else mentioned here. The commute sucks, but driving through the GTA sucks in general.
by bob99
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!

I'm looking at the chart on page 16. If I start my duty day at 530 am, with 2 flights (4 sectors) booked, I am only allowed to have a maximum duty day of 11 hours (ending by 1630). But if I have 4 flights booked (8 legs), I can only work until 1500. So if I go to work for the initial plan of 2 flig...
by bob99
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter - YHZ Base
Replies: 16
Views: 5052

Re: Porter - YHZ Base

To the Porter guys, why was YUL not chosen as a base? Is there any intention or desire to open a base there in the future? Lots of Montreal-based guys would love to work there, but commuting is apparently not realistic. Commuting isn't realistic? There is something like 16 flights a day between YTZ...
by bob99
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King Air vs 1900 Question
Replies: 23
Views: 3378

Re: King Air vs 1900 Question

I believe it's due to the pressurization system (the plane certainly has the power to get higher). At 25,000' the cabin pressure is at about 9,500'
by bob99
Sat May 03, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: May 1 startup day Air Georgian
Replies: 430
Views: 49868

Re: May 1 startup day Air Georgian

Give them a couple months and the delays will be resolved I'm sure. I also don't see how it will "fail epically" either. They're doing it cheaper and that's all people want, cheap. They will succeed until someone can do it cheaper. Sad? Yes. Couple months? Not likely. They've been operating the 190...

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