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by Art Garfunkel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 31328

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

I do remember a few weeks ago in the YYZ crew room a pilot showing my F/O a website regarding change designed by a junior group of frustrated pilots. I only got “ heresay” so cant comment any further. Anyone else heard of this? TS That website is designed by a low time loud mouth that is counting h...
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 74
Views: 12460

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

I don't think higher gauge less frequency applies to LGA, DCA, EWR, DFW, BOS, ORD and ATL. All will stay mostly with 76 seat jets either 900s or 175s. The forgiveness on slots will only be for a very short term, then back to use them or lose them. Also, 25% of Air Canada's NB fleet is already parked...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 74
Views: 12460

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

Jet fuel prices are also tanking making those old 175's cheaper (than before) to operate.
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 11657

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

I am all for commercial air service at the Island, but I think the “seats” it can serve is pretty close to the max for its infrastructure. Adding larger airplanes would require less flights as it is already a gong show on the land side of the operation. Not enough space right now for taxi service an...
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449569

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I heard only 8 for the Nov 11 course
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11700

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

Jazz vs Sky A few big differences below 1. Benefits. Jazz’s benefits are way more in depth than Sky’s however you also PAY way more for it. A guy/girl in his late 20’s or early 30’s is not interested in financing the “freedom 60 plan” and pay for an old guy’s last five years. The premiums are expens...
by Art Garfunkel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 37875

Re: Union at Sky

Congratulations to the pilots at Sky Regional. Way to step up and be part of a global pilot community.

"if you don't have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu"


Congrats,

Art
by Art Garfunkel
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 37875

Re: Union at Sky

How is the drive going? If it is this far along and they haven"t filed yet, means it is very close. Reasons? 1. Attrition. 2. Many supporters who are too lazy to sign and send in cards. :cry: :roll: If this fails, then expect a pushback from the company in working conditions (because they can) and g...
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 37875

Re: Union at Sky

I agree! What is taking so much time? I believe they are waiting on some people who gave their word that they will sign a card. Come on folks! Dig it up and give it to an OC member! 5 bucks! That"s all! Anyways, I believe there is a great video being released with lots of Q"s and A's about ALPA and ...
by Art Garfunkel
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 37875

Re: Union at Sky

I don't see anyone asking for a Ritz Carlton. Just asking for a safe hotel where you feel comfortable going for a walk and getting some fresh air. Sky Regional's wellness program suggests strongly to go outside as it is good for our mental state.
by Art Garfunkel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 67131

Re: Swoop Blacklist

US Regionals?….Good luck. They can't even find pilots to fly point to point in the US. Plus, I think they are a lot more expensive than say 5 years ago. International ULCC's?….Isn't Norwegian just about bankrupt? Jazz too expensive?….probably. They have a VP for this and a VP for that and then 6 mor...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 67131

Re: Swoop Blacklist

I get the impression that there is no ownership for the creation of Sky Regional by ACPA. Wasn't there a clause in the old contract that limited regional flying to just one carrier? (JAZZ). I know, I know, that clause was taken out by FOS arbitration. But was it? Not pointing fingers here, but I hat...
by Art Garfunkel
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Endeavour Air TA
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: Endeavour Air TA

A quick sample snapshot at year 5 Captain pay (76 Jet pay) for Regionals. AIRLINE, HOURLY PAY, PENSION Endevour new TA, $97.00, max 12% employer match (401K similar to our DC) Jazz pre Jan 2015, $94.75, (2.5% lower), defined benefit (typically 5% employee, 9-13% employer) Jazz post Jan 2015, $87.99,...
by Art Garfunkel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pros and Cons of owning a Maule
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

Pros and Cons of owning a Maule

I am looking at owning a smaller float plane that can handle two adults and a child. I have been searching N. American websites for C172, C180, and C182's and have come across several Maules. To be honest, I don't really know too much about them other than a casual word here and there that their win...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: PML between Express Carriers
Replies: 41
Views: 11166

Re: PML between Express Carriers

If it becomes an excercise of the management "whipsaw" then we are all in trouble. Since they are key leaders of the piloting "profession" in Canada, I sincerely hope that ACPA/ALPA leadership are up to the task and move beyond the tribalism of the past. This is a company initiative due in part to ...
by Art Garfunkel
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Rumor about %30 pay increase
Replies: 99
Views: 28512

Re: Rumor about %30 pay increase

I hate to be the pessimist here but Jazz/AC have spent a lot of money to get rid of the A scale/DB pension and this sound a bit too much like a self-serving rumor. If Jazz was having trouble filling its crewing requirements I'd suspect they'd ask mainline to take fewer of its pilots. Correct me if ...
by Art Garfunkel
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50268

Re: Sky regional

Wow. I am sorry you feel that way Tailgunner. Many of the fine pilots I know over at AC don't share your views and in fact wish for better working conditions at the Express carriers. I never said conditions should be on par but a serious improvement could be made. Remember the airplanes Sky operates...
by Art Garfunkel
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50268

Re: Sky regional

I agree. People still are not realizing that the PML 2.0 is UP TO 80% Express pilots being hired by Air Canada. It could be only 10% or 20%. So Rudder is correct in saying look at your current conditions and see if they are satisfactory. Air Canada has never liked to hire from their own in the past....
by Art Garfunkel
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50268

Re: Sky regional

I wouldn't say the working atmosphere is horrible. But it's not great either. Please look past the starting two year salaries and look at the entire package before making a decision. Way way way more pilots that chose Jazz over Sky, three years ago, are at mainline now. The scary thing about signing...
by Art Garfunkel
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Update
Replies: 32
Views: 21993

Re: J'accuse

Shit, the whole industry may as well sign for ALPA. As a WHOLE, we could have national representation. Imagine that. Even if it was just the majors - AC, WJ, Transat, Sunwing who all went with the same association, our voices would be louder than ever. Here's to better working conditions for all of...

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