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by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 8051

Re: One List

I understand why you must be frustrated that reverse-flow is not in the proposals. It makes sense that you want the security of being able to flow back in case the airline hits bumps and needs to lay off pilots. It's not wrong to think that way, but you should also think about the reality of the si...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet v. Jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Westjet v. Jazz

There’s been many many that have left Jazz for Westjet and I’d be shocked if any went the other way. There’s a reason for that, in fact many have left Jazz for Transat, sunwing, westjet, cargojet, Morningstar and many more. If your true goal is AC, honestly Westjet would probably get you there fast...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet v. Jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Westjet v. Jazz

There’s been many many that have left Jazz for Westjet and I’d be shocked if any went the other way. There’s a reason for that, in fact many have left Jazz for Transat, sunwing, westjet, cargojet, Morningstar and many more. If your true goal is AC, honestly Westjet would probably get you there faste...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 8051

Re: One List

[/quote] What happens when Encore pilots lose the flow? People stop applying. We lose the ability to operate and, by extension, the company that pays your salaries loses money. That being said, having 50% of mainline pilots vote against the people who are feeding passengers onto mainline flights jus...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 8051

Re: One List

I have been getting so much conflicting information that I wanted to ask those who actually voted down the one list. Why did you vote it down? What can we do at Encore to alleviate your concerns? How would you want it fixed? Well in regards to the “what can we at Encore do” question, nothing plain ...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 8051

Re: One List

I have been getting so much conflicting information that I wanted to ask those who actually voted down the one list. Why did you vote it down? What can we do at Encore to alleviate your concerns? How would you want it fixed? Well in regards to the “what can we at Encore do” question, nothing plain ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3209

Re: Future hiring

Ya I agree with yycjetdriver, selling a depreciating assest at a profit, then leasing back at favorable terms, is good business sense, especially when your trying to spread capital across multiple divisions of the company. It's quite common. It also reduces risks on the company books, allowing more...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3209

Re: Future hiring

MrTurbine wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:51 am
We don’t even own our own 78s because of deplorable decision making.
Or maybe it was because of a little foresight. When the Onex deal closes why will it be an issue Westjet doesn’t own the 787’s? Are you aware of who does own the 87’s?
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 6918

Re: Updates on one - list.

Again I’ll say I agree it should have been a yes vote the first time again so I don’t get angry responses. I just think it sets a bad precedent for the MEC to go out and go against a voted in result of its members, regardless what the results of the polling were. My understanding of the polling it ...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 6918

Re: Updates on one - list.

Why would an MEC, whose responsibility is to represent its members be able to do this without another vote. At the end of the day there was a vote among its members that resulted in a No and until that is rectified, I believe it would be a huge issue for them to go against the wishes of its members...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 6918

Re: Updates on one - list.

From ALPA to mainline pilots : This is the plan going forward: the MEC has approved the renegotiation of the transfer protocol for pilots between the WestJet Group of companies. The MEC has further decided to maintain the status quo by keeping Encore pilots' reserved positions on the WestJet Pilot ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore with under 1000 Hours?
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Encore with under 1000 Hours?

If you have any time... go straight to mainline. Most captains at Encore basically have more hours than ALL the OTS COMBINED! Well one of the recent classes I heard they all had around 4000 hours with some up to 5000+. Let’s use an average on the low end for that group..say 3500 hours. Are you sayi...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 110
Views: 18185

Re: Evas

So in a nutshell, what more did you get out of the White's? 6 paid days for Union representation 8 paid days for bargaining union members $10 per day per pilot that the schedule is late GDO's 0-1 year - 10 1-3 years - 11 3-5 years - 12 5+ - 13 GDO's can only be changed with consent of pilot Change ...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3965

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Yeah that's the problem I'm coming up against. The annoying thing is that I certainly can afford the repayments, I'm paying more now in rent, it's just that to qualify they use a much higher rate than you actually get once you have the mortgage. Thanks for the info though. Unfortunately that’s the ...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3965

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

So I'm trying to buy a house, the problem is my base pay is only in the mid $30's, but with per diems included it gets boosted up into the low $40's. The difference in the type of house I can get based on just the base pay or the base pay plus per diems is huge. I'm struggling to get a mortgage tho...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon May 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 12227

Re: Swoop pay

Captain Hourly Rates Step 1 - $103.57 Step 2 - $119.50 Step 3 - $131.46z That is horrible wage. I am 737 FO from Czech Republic, time to time flying here in cooperation between my company and Sunwing, so I am curious about wage scale here in Canada. To be honest I was looking for to stay in Canada ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: ATPL as a requirement
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: ATPL as a requirement

Hi, Just wondering if they ask you to have your ATPL written prior to being invited for an interview or being granted a GS date? Can they live with us having the IATRA for a few months? 10 years ago yes, now you’d be able to spend your entire career there on an IATRA if you didn’t want to go left s...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue May 21, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30273

Re: One list

Here’s the thing about that long post above. The company can put RJ’s at Encore tomorrow. It’s entirely their right as stated in our scope clause. It’s also not up to Encore Pilots to “accept” the aircraft. It would simply happen and you would have to fly them. Just that simple so insinuating that ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat May 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 21502

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

The only thing worse than a company with its headquarters located in Quebec...... One with two headquarters in Quebec.
by Yycjetdriver
Fri May 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?
Replies: 16
Views: 4057

Re: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?

Everyone outside Jazz hope so! Doubtful though.
Dumb enough to sign a 17 year deal, should have to endure all 17 years. Sell out future pilots to chase a carrot, would be deserved if that carrot was to get yanked.
by Yycjetdriver
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55240

Re: DOH merge.

This really sucks for the fine folks who went to AT because they had no desire to work at AC. Pay cuts for the people who were in their early years at Transat it looks like.
by Yycjetdriver
Thu May 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9181

Re: Congrats

Instead of congrats I’ll offer my sympathy to all the TS folks who avoided AC for good reason and chose TS.
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30273

Re: One list

Sorry Encore, while the rest of the airlines are supporting one another for the progress of the industry, these parasites that call them selves pilots just took the WestJet brand back to the 90s. I came to the picket the WestJet pilots had last spring to give support and think I met just as many en...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 307
Views: 77638

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Good luck to all who interviewed. Sunwing is truely a gem of Canadian Aviation. With the new type coming on line soon, things are certainly going to get interesting. A gem??? Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 307
Views: 77638

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Good luck to all who interviewed. Sunwing is truely a gem of Canadian Aviation. With the new type coming on line soon, things are certainly going to get interesting. A gem??? Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order...

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