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by flashheart
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

Re: Duty of Fair Representation (DFR)

red 5 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Biggest crisis to hit commercial aviation and you are infighting between each other, truly laughable .
It's pronounced "In SOLIDARITY" or so I'm told
by flashheart
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3548

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

I miss going to work at AC because the people there are awesome. I have always been impressed with the new hires that come throught to the line and although the selection process isn't perfect and some that should get hired - don't (and vice versa), it seems to generally miss the potholes that linge...
by flashheart
Wed May 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 60420

Re: The Return to Normal?

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by flashheart
Mon May 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 60420

Re: The Return to Normal?

I think it is comical that anyone who has doubts about this crackdown on our society and if it is proportional to what was necessary as being "deniers" or "stupid" Well numbers are easy to interpret I'm in BC and we have had ZERO deaths to anyone under 19. Zero I am not worried about my children in ...
by flashheart
Sun May 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 36
Views: 5652

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

Hi, I’ve looked into this as well. I did end up talking to a navy petty officer (recruiter) who said “civilian pilots must go through the same process as their off their street counterparts.” ( with the exception of CEOPT) “ To us, ( The CF) you do not provide a significant advantage over an off th...
by flashheart
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54542

Re: One List

Oh yes Im sure the public is DYING to be crammed into a Swoop high density 737 after an epidemic
by flashheart
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54542

Re: One List

Genius move. Force the company to spend finite cash retraining pilots to fly aircraft temporarily until this SS is over. The airlines that bounce back to previous operations the fastest will be the ones that were not forced by intransigent unions to expend their most limited resource on idiotic, wa...
by flashheart
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 41508

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

What Westjetters will have to learn is that ONEX is not WJ. ONEX is the conglomerate that owns WJ. ONEX corporate actions are not centred on WJ. However, the cash that WJ burns is now ONEX cash. Hence the aggressive employee layoffs to cut payroll cost while revenues are virtually non-existent. Hav...
by flashheart
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: #Swoopprez Out!
Replies: 49
Views: 9093

Re: #Swoopprez Out!

Correct me if I'm wrong... Low Cost Carriers depend on densification to keep fares down. Who in their right mind wants to be crammed in a plane right now? Prove me wrong but I see air travel being for the wealthy in the short to medium term. We are years away from having this virus to a level where ...
by flashheart
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

I think the better question would be is how fast is your plane...congrats
by flashheart
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

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by flashheart
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

Heard from an MLO that only 70 of the old boys took the early retirement package.....thanks boys Why do some seem to think the “old boys” owe it to others to retire? Most, if not all, have been furloughed during previous downturns, many more than once. They stuck it out and are now at the top of th...
by flashheart
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

Talk about thread drift....unreal. I'm betting on the "cheap" folks doing better than the YOLO crowd. :lol: While under traditional economic circumstances, you would be undoubtedly correct. However, current cost of living in our Canadian cities after essentially selling out the middle class has cre...
by flashheart
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

I'm not even sure how to respond to that thrashing other than to say I fortunately live down the road from my parents and not in the middle East so I know intimately his cheapness. For the record - he is not cheap to others, but cheap to himself. I take it youre not buying any beers on layovers. Kee...
by flashheart
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

He lost $700k but yes he started with $2.6M. My point is his cheap ass couldn’t enjoy it and now it is gone. He doesn’t seem too worried. He still has lots. My other point is the AC pilot that this retirement package targets has lots of money - already. But time is a resource that is limited no matt...
by flashheart
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

I saw this and yes the 17 days number and intial article was misleading...
by flashheart
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

If I could give a guy who owns a L39, some B1 passes to retire, I would. But surely you can just buy the tickets. 10k is a lot, but not when you have millions. My dad lost $700k in the stock market in this. Worked so hard his whole life (not airlines). Total Alberta blue collar work horse Deserves e...
by flashheart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-23/coronavirus-traces-lingered-in-vacated-cruise-cabins-for-17-days 17 days... Also, it appears the amount of the "dose" you get, can have an impact on how you react, in addition to your age. So how much of a dose are you going to get on an airplane t...
by flashheart
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

I'm curious to hear what some of those who now are contemplating retirement think of that portion of the MOA? I wouldn't be critical of anyone who decides to wait it out, their seniority has earned them that right. I'm sure the decision making process is different for a 59 year old than a 64 year o...
by flashheart
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99160

Re: Layoffs

Wouldn’t it make sense to shed from the top from a financial and health point of view? The senior pilots are on the WB, the planes that will be used the least Which age group is most impacted by this virus? Which age group is most likely to be hospitalized if they get the virus? What are the odds of...
by flashheart
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 40045

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Eric Janson wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:55 am
Some people are about to get a lesson in Exponential Growth. This is a concept that most people don't understand.
And a lesson on hospital capacity and hospitalization rates...as hospitals fill, the mortality rate will inevitably rise
by flashheart
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36062

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Just booked a flight on Swoop from one side of the country to the other in May.....Under 100 dollars return, including tax. Never even heard of under 100 dollars for a 1 way ticket. A fool and his money is easily parted. So you could have bought a ticket on AC or WestJet at a great discount right n...
by flashheart
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13256

Re: Westjet ad.

DaveP, I'll give you a qualitative statistic about WJ. When I do run into WJ crew, they generally look bagged, are carrying enough bags that they look like they are part of some sort of caravan and are generally found sitting around airports killing time thanks to what I assume is unproductive flyi...
by flashheart
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13256

Re: Westjet ad.

DaveP, I'll give you a qualitative statistic about WJ. When I do run into WJ crew, they generally look bagged, are carrying enough bags that they look like they are part of some sort of caravan and are generally found sitting around airports killing time thanks to what I assume is unproductive flyin...
by flashheart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 15280

Re: Air Canada Pay

AC pilots will end up in aribitration sooner than later. How can they demand "industry standard" (even close to US carriers) when the rest of Canada is willing to work for way less garbage wages for airline work. It is absolutely up to the other carriers to step up their game. Ac is getting dragged...

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