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by Dry Guy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 21832

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Is it still just a hiring freeze at WestJet or have pilot layoffs begun?
by Dry Guy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25802

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Is WestJet laying off pilots at this time or just FAs and ground staff? I read more Encore FAs requested voluntary leave of absences than job reductions were required so they have no involuntary layoffs.
by Dry Guy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 280
Views: 40223

Re: Layoffs

Probably a silly question but do you continue to accrue years of service for pay purposes during a layoff? I assume you do not.
by Dry Guy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 280
Views: 40223

Re: Layoffs

98 Corolla wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:41 pm
:lol: Why do I get the impression people are chomping at the bit to see Air Canada pilots get laid off?
I see it too.
by Dry Guy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 69
Views: 12635

Re: Companies Laying off.

Wasaya is.
by Dry Guy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 280
Views: 40223

Re: Layoffs

What happens to flight attendants is a completely different ball game to pilots. Only one of them can be re-trained in an afternoon of operating door handles.
by Dry Guy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25802

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Transat announces gradual suspension of operations and staffing layoffs. No numbers yet but they say a significant portion of the employees.

https://www.transat.com/en-CA/corporate ... ses/124302
by Dry Guy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434187

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

His base salary. Almost everything these guys make is in bonuses.
by Dry Guy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 375
Views: 33020

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

And to derateno, yeah we TS pilots like what we have, there's a reason why the reputation of a happier place is here and not at AC. The more I hear of the selfish entitlement from and handful of AC pilots, the more I look forward to this deal as the salty tears will be delicious. Wew, aren't you te...
by Dry Guy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Smoking in aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Smoking in aircraft

co-joe wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:55 pm
I remember smoking on fire patrols being the norm.
Drop a few butts out the window and suddenly the guys back at base aren't sitting around all bored anymore.
by Dry Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15455

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

It's hard to tell from the image, is the wing snapped off? I've heard DC-3's don't have wing spars.
by Dry Guy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434187

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Literally answered 2 posts up.
by Dry Guy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 11361

Re: Westjet ad.

AC's basically only hiring Express pilots and people with Boeing/Airbus experience right now. As DaveP implies, Encore is currently no longer the route to AC. Best to avoid it if that's your goal.
by Dry Guy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

Forgot to turn it off like Norwegian did last year in Orlando?
by Dry Guy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 79
Views: 9311

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

You can still have 3G data on and not receive the alerts. It is the LTE you have to turn off.
by Dry Guy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 10199

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

A lot of flight instructors have very little actual IFR experience. I know when I did my instrument rating they wouldn't fly in IMC. If he was relying on the autopilot and it failed having to suddenly hand fly and manage the approach could have been overwhelming.
by Dry Guy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3623

Re: British Pilot for AC?

Oh I thought we were talking about salary.
by Dry Guy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3623

Re: British Pilot for AC?

altiplano wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:14 am
777 FO year 5 is a 200K job....
How's that? The pay rate is $150/hr. You would have to do over 1300 hours per year.
by Dry Guy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 91
Views: 30001

Re: The Ol' PFO

There's some annoying people at Jazz I'd rather not fly with. You've probably seen them too, on YouTube, or walking through the terminal with orange socks and their tunic open. They seem to be doing a good job keeping these people out until they can mature.
by Dry Guy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

And I'm asleep.
by Dry Guy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Crooked FAA Inspector Jailed for Six Years
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Crooked FAA Inspector Jailed for Six Years

They're all crooked because they are time thieves. Try and get them on the phone or go to the office. You'll have better luck finding them at the nearest Tim Horton's or, if it's after 4 pm, at home.
by Dry Guy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15455

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

I don't think the TSB did an investigation of that takeoff crash. Has anyone heard if they are going to be investigating this one?
by Dry Guy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434187

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

jpilot77 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:56 am
Some routes farther into Europe yes, but no blanket augmented Atlantic crossings.
That sucks. WB flying would be a much better job if it wasn't for the un-augmented oceanic crossings.

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