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by rookiepilot
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

photofly wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:11 am Personally I think it would be more fun just to burn bank notes in the backyard.
You're on a roll today. Endorse. That's like paying a thousand bucks to ride the TTC end to end all day.
by rookiepilot
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

photofly wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:21 am
Any person who wants to funnel my tax money directly to people rich enough to fly to Barbados instead of to people who have no food can go **** themselves.
It's hard to improve on this. Piss off airlines with your entitled attitude. You're not special.
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

The issue is airlines will literally go bankrupt if they give refunds. The majority of cash on hand at some airlines is pre purchased tickets. What should happen: airlines should be given bailouts, and as part of the deal, they must refund anyone who wants a refund. I think this is win-win. The pub...
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

Yup pretty disgusting. Do credit cards protect you here? After all they are not delivering the promised services. No. To them the credit is considered adequate compensation. My view: Airlines are betting on the naivety and, especially the passivity of consumers. I was told, on one of my cancelled f...
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: People just want their money back, forget credits.

Oh, and to the "sit down, shut up, do what you're told, be thankful to maybe get a credit when we cancel your flight crowd " ---

.......people are now using Zoom. Good luck getting them back.
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: People just want their money back, forget credits.
Replies: 12
Views: 541

People just want their money back, forget credits.

I came across this, scanning the news. Don't shoot the messenger. https://globalnews.ca/video/7345124/lethbridge-family-seeking-cash-refund-after-westjet-cancels-flight-over-lack-of-demand Lethbridge family seeking cash refund after WestJet cancels flight over lack of demand WATCH ABOVE: Jason Nilss...
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

The parents should be charged and at the minimum, served with a heavy fine. As in Criminally? With what crime -- talking to the media? and what is your proposed sentence? Flogging? Singing "we are family" in a westjet TV Ad? Still waiting for those appropriate criminal charges to be detailed. Funny...
by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

alkaseltzer wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:33 pm
The parents should be charged and at the minimum, served with a heavy fine.
As in Criminally? With what crime -- talking to the media? and what is your proposed sentence? Flogging? Singing "we are family" in a westjet TV Ad?
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is wrong with the aviation industry?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: What is wrong with the aviation industry?

Hi All, I am new to this forum and by going through and reading the posts I have learnt more than what I could by surfing google. Many things have come as a shock such as: 1) The wage, living condition for starting out or pilots graduated with a CPL is very very low. Compare this with the following...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

However, I am just going to weigh in on this analogy because there is a sizable flaw or two in it. You need to add a couple of things to your steakhouse narrative. First thing you need to add is that the other restaurant patrons start yelling at the wait staff and the police when they arrive. So, t...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

So is having a job -- and paying customers, too. They weren't paying customers. They were on buddy passes. This is the kind of crap that results in the buddy pass system getting cancelled. Absolutely pathetic. I like Bede how you express your time is so valuable that your $80 per hour freelance ins...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

Not being a commercial pilot, the analogy I see is this -- the paying passenger point of view -- remember the customer in all of this discussion? I'm sitting down to dinner at a nice steakhouse with my family. It's the only one in town. Myself and 200 other guests are just having their dinners put i...
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

Bede wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:26 pm
rookiepilot wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:18 pm So is having a job -- and paying customers, too.
They weren't paying customers. They were on buddy passes. This is the kind of crap that results in the buddy pass system getting cancelled. Absolutely pathetic.
The rest of the pax were most likely paying customers.
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

780Pilot wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:51 pm Air travel is a privilege not a right.
So is having a job -- and paying customers, too.

A professionally trained flight crew is paid to deal with difficult situations-- professionally, no?
by rookiepilot
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

altiplano wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:45 am Why even bring up the employee pass thing though? Do they think it will turn public opinion against these people more?
To shame them, it sure looks like.
by rookiepilot
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 5693

WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-flight-cancelled-mask-1.5716636 Read the whole thing. WJ doesn't look that great....but who knows of course. Couple highlights: "But WestJet said the accounts from the crew and airline agents differ from Choudhry's. "WestJet would like to clarify that t...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident
Replies: 21
Views: 1669

Re: Mental Health 2. Processing an accident

Thanks everyone.
The kind words are appreciated.
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3286

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

This accident was profoundly preventable. Insurance should be there for accidents which are much less preventable. Though this pilot meant no malice to our industry, non the less, he was unable to manage an entirely manageable situation, and we will all see an insurance rise because of that. Happil...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aren’t panicky passengers great?
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Aren’t panicky passengers great?

Too bad there was no video of the passengers freaking out. Oh, and of the fuel truck driver's face before impact. The pilot's too. Let's put it on YouTube. Then we, and the public, could all have a good laugh / mock them, all in the guise of "educational reporting". Isn't that what it's all about? :...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 3286

Re: Buttonville CYKZ C172 Crash August 24, 2020

Whoever had this video released it to the media as well. Still pure educational motives at play? Interesting video, but one wonders. Did this have the pilots permission to be released? How old was he? I disagree with the constant reality TV part of the media reporting people's public meltdowns on co...

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