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by Rowdy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 8311

Re: Bid 2019

GGN management are trying to manipulate their employee group one last time by telling them that they won't release them to jazz til the fall.

Laughable.

So far, I haven't seen any impact on the operation at Jazz, other than some extra sectors here and there.
by Rowdy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 38
Views: 8539

Re: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen

Theres a reason Jazz management is running around to any college that will talk to them and trying to start a 'pathways' program and encourage the grads to come right to Jazz. Sadly, enrolment at most of the colleges for the pilot programs has dropped significantly. Someone else said it best. 100k a...
by Rowdy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 2502

Re: Esop reduction..

Outlaw58 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Little bird told me there is going to be at least 1 vacancy on the negotiating committee....

Man-up and volunteer,.... you got my vote.

58
We don't vote on the negotiating committee sadly...

I'm pretty sure two of them are off to AC now though and I wish them all the best.
by Rowdy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 2927

Re: KD Air not flying

ScottS wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:20 pm
There was a Qualicum Township boot on the KD Air shuttle in the airport parking lot when I was there last week.
Wasn't the Orca shuttle sitting there for a while with a Boot and chains on it too?
by Rowdy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 2502

Re: Esop reduction..

First of all when the ESOP was introduced it was at 33 1/3% match, then up to 60 for the last few years. 'This is above industry standard, you're lucky to get it' Then we negotiate something in our contract and they slash it. No surprises there. Most of us saw it coming. I actually laughed when I r...
by Rowdy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 2502

Re: Esop reduction..

'Industry standard'.

The farce of this MOS continues.
by Rowdy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 8311

Re: Bid 2019

i noted 116 YVR DH4 captains awarded. The minimum is 84 and I believe they're holding a baseline of 100. Sounds like they expect quite a bit of attrition. Supposed another 330 to go to AC this year.. I also noticed that they seem to have quite a few folk who have set their retirement dates training ...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: CA
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: CA

CBA 3 is from 2016. CBA 4 was released in 2018 and had some changes. MOS 4 that was voted in this month also has some significant changes that are not reflected in the canada labour board website yet. Namely the amended 'blended' pay scale, the term to 2035 and removal of the APIP performance incent...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: CA
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: CA

Which CBA did you find? We're on #4 with MOS 4 and soon to be negotiating for #5 this summer...
by Rowdy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty
Replies: 13
Views: 2158

Re: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

I'm all for politicians being held responsible for their financial blunders.

Too bad our memories seem to be so short when it comes time to vote..
by Rowdy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Air Canada redeploying Q400 and new CRJ routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Air Canada redeploying Q400 and new CRJ routes

Transition9er2 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:37 am
Looks like Van and Calg Q can still expect 6-8 legs a day with the added short legs out West... ugh. :cry:

They were already doing 6-8 leg days out west on the Q.
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Getting a call
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Getting a call

Seems like they're interviewing at the 500hr mark these days. Apply. tick all the boxes and see what happens.
by Rowdy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 7365

Re: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019

Knowledge level that comes with having an ATPL in your pocket? If our ATPL wasn't such a farce. Exams that were current in 1986. No requirement for the time to be on anything even remotely close to 'air transport' and no flight test. We need to change our ATPL and move it at the very least towards ...
by Rowdy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 7365

Re: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019

Who is scarier in the right seat: 1) 200hr eyes wide open college grad 2) 500hr king air/navajo FO 3) 1000hr instructor They all have their faults/flaws. But thats where we're at for hiring now. Hands down, I'll take the college kid who wants to learn, doesn't have any bad habits and won't try and t...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 171
Views: 25301

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

So thats why they 'blended' our scale so quickly. Instead of being forced to revert to the A scale.
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TA Passed.
Replies: 112
Views: 6763

Re: TA Passed.

Respectfully Rowdy.... The parental RTB we have is a company thing that is unmatched in Canada. Proper, I never once said that we didn't have a couple little niceties in the contract. I chose to come here. I chose to stay. I was looking forward to 2025 and the chance to regain what once was here. N...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TA Passed.
Replies: 112
Views: 6763

Re: TA Passed.

Reply to someone who continues to make statements without support. Here are the answers. Yes I do buy things in US dollars. Constantly having things shipped to my US mailbox as a result of our over inflated costs and tax structure. Plus the ridiculous costs of shipping in this country. It STILL save...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TA Passed.
Replies: 112
Views: 6763

Re: TA Passed.

mb, Dollar for dollar, the US regionals have more buying power. Whats forty trump bucks worth here? 40x 1.3 = $52. Even lowest paid Tjet at $37/hr is $48hr canadian. Get ready for us to be doing all the US transborder flying, undercutting those fine folk to the south in those fancy 900's we're gett...
by Rowdy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TA Passed.
Replies: 112
Views: 6763

Re: TA Passed.

mb, Dollar for dollar, the US regionals have more buying power. Whats forty trump bucks worth here? 40x 1.3 = $52. Even lowest paid Tjet at $37/hr is $48hr canadian. Get ready for us to be doing all the US transborder flying, undercutting those fine folk to the south in those fancy 900's we're getti...
by Rowdy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 7365

Re: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019

In my first year at Jazz I made 42k. Year one FO on the classic. I only occasionally did a WDO. Worked an average of 15 days a month. I brought home an average of 1300 a month in per diems, some times a bit more. If I remember correctly the total for the year was 16,500 in per diems. Year One as cap...
by Rowdy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 15041

Re: 17 year TA?

I've avoided the crew room banter and the mess that is FB, and as always I take everything from avcanada with a grain of salt. I've read the MOS in its entirety. I've scrutinized the uploads to the ALPA site. I've watched the road show Q&As. The more I dig, the more skeptical I get. Unless I see it ...
by Rowdy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 15041

Re: 17 year TA?

Also FYI all post 2015 CA upgrade dates will be DOH if this passes including yours. I have scrutinized the MOS for the last week. Over and over and I cannot for the life of me, see anything even hinting to that. The YOS 'credit' is for FO to captain, starting at year four. No other credit carried. ...
by Rowdy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 15041

Re: 17 year TA?

Can I have a Ferrari with that? Talk about greed and unrealistic expectations. Greedy and unrealistic? There are 700 pilots senior to me with that pay/yos/etc. How am I being greedy for wanting what my coworkers have. How am I being greedy and unrealistic when our neighbours to the south are gettin...
by Rowdy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 15041

Re: 17 year TA?

You know what would pass in a heartbeat? Change the terms to this: CPA/contract to10 years from today. 2029. WITH guaranteed cost openers at 3 year intervals. Complete removal of the B scale. Only the A scale. No ifs ands or buts. No blended bs. Direct YOS carryover. Not the farce they have offered....
by Rowdy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 15041

Re: 17 year TA?

Yes the economics of the 220 are far superior to the 190. Which is a mainline machine and not a regional.

As V1VR demonstrated, we're sort of at a stretch with some of the CRJ routes for whats considered 'regional'. I see the crossover.

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