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by islandguy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13144

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Anyone have any idea on how many A220's and what the timeline for introducing these will be for the rest of this year and next? I'm working from memory so I can stand to be corrected, but 1 this year, 14 next year (presumably staggered at one or so a month), 45 total with options for a bunch more. ...
by islandguy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?

Olympic Village'd do in a pinch as well—pretty much everything you want. I lived near Broadway/City Hall for a while a few years ago and while pricey, was a very nice, family oriented area. Might be a bit slow if you're single and adventurous.

Have a crash pad in Richmond now. Would not recommend.
by islandguy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 8053

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

The command sims are not TC mandated either. It's an extra step that AC uses. The philosophy behind the command sims used to be to load the candidate up (sometimes with unrelated, unfair scenarios) but now they are treating it like a thorough LOE that is meant to build some confidence. Kinder, gent...
by islandguy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13144

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Yeah 737. Partly a joke, but partly serious, it certainly wouldn't surprise me. This problem is dragging on and not even close to a resolution yet. They don't want to pay guys to stay home forever, and the pressure is building to make a move. Had they just moved crews right away they'd all be flyin...
by islandguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 3638

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

Every link you provided are known, trusted, legitimate, and researchable companies. Except number 8 in that WeChat link you sent, I wouldnt trust that, seems fishy. First of all, thank you for actually looking at the links I posted (no sarcasm)! It doesn't matter if you would trust it, the question...
by islandguy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 21546

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Indeed, a happy merger is what EVERYONE should be hoping for—none of this 'I want mine AND I don't want you to get yours' nonsense. Just think of it this way—whoever comes out on top is going to have to fly with whoever comes out on the bottom for the rest of their career. Ask the old guard Air Cana...
by islandguy
Fri May 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 21546

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Excuse me, I am a little confused....why on god green eart would AT pilot go to AC and go BOTL??? I punch my time flying uh wide body tree turdy last 12 yr. You think Sr. Capitan is going to go backward and fly little bus?? I don’t think so my friends, Air Transat will merge and fair the better of ...
by islandguy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A320s
Replies: 14
Views: 5508

Re: A320s

The majority of those applications are coming from the regionals. Mostly AC Express. Once AC hires all the OTS that exist, they will have no choice but to take basically anyone from Express that wants in and has the qualifications. Then what happens to the Express routes? It's not as simple as sayi...
by islandguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Commuting YYJ to YVR
Replies: 18
Views: 6568

Re: Commuting YYJ to YVR

Based on the summer and fall to date, plan on ~50% of your commutes being on the ferry. If that's palatable, you'll be fine.
by islandguy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1325
Views: 340180

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
1 guy in my PIT course about five years ago said he had 1800 hours of float time...guess he interviewed pretty well! It's pretty rare.
by islandguy
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive

Boy, that guy doesn't have a bone to pick with Westjet at ALL...
by islandguy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?
Replies: 20
Views: 2938

Re: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?

I'd be surprised if your rotary wing time gave you enough points on the Air Canada ranking system to get an interview right off the bat, but honestly, it's always worth applying. I'd say chances are you'll spend some time at a regional before getting to Air Canada, so base your salary decisions on t...
by islandguy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Equipment by base
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: Equipment by base

That's technically correct, but there's a significant caveat when it comes to narrowbody f/o in Toronto...when you get online, you might be showing at 20% right off the bat, but your flying and lifestyle will in no way resemble what 20% would get in a fully staffed roster. i.e. your life is still g...
by islandguy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Equipment by base
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: Equipment by base

That's technically correct, but there's a significant caveat when it comes to narrowbody f/o in Toronto...when you get online, you might be showing at 20% right off the bat, but your flying and lifestyle will in no way resemble what 20% would get in a fully staffed roster. i.e. your life is still go...
by islandguy
Mon May 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: I Think I Can Fix Everything
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: I Think I Can Fix Everything

They do. ACPA has a sizeable stake in Air Canada at the moment. They're discussing what to do with all the shares they took on as part of the last restructuring now that they're worth so much—and I'm guessing they'll still be discussing it when the shares drop by 80% in the next recession :)
by islandguy
Wed May 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is it true?
Replies: 29
Views: 10057

Re: Is it true?

Indeed, as you point out, it's all highly contextual based on location and intent.

I'll not belabour the point, though. All the reference anyone should need is right there in their employee handbook or HR guidelines. Follow those, and you're good.
by islandguy
Wed May 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is it true?
Replies: 29
Views: 10057

Re: Is it true?

By scanity clad, my friend on the 190 tells me it was nothing more than what you see in the shops at the mall or in the walmart flyer. So all off a sudden a picture of a woman in a swim suit is harassment? By any reasonable modern definition, emphatically yes. I'd recommend you peruse whatever mate...
by islandguy
Sun May 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is it true?
Replies: 29
Views: 10057

Re: Is it true?

Admittedly speed read the article but wait a minute...............she had a 37 year career at the airline? Not quite. Judy Cameron, who also worked at Air Canada for 37 years, was approached for a comment on this case, and provided one. The pilot in question undoubtedly had a shorter career. You do...
by islandguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The attributes of the 737MAX joining the AC fleet?
Replies: 39
Views: 9382

Re: The attributes of the 737MAX joining the AC fleet?

Nothing posted out here yet. I think most suspect it's only a matter of time, but most of us are hoping the eastern boys'll keep the New Shiny to themselves and saddle us with the bulk of the old 320 fleet. We like being left to ourselves ;)
by islandguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to fly for less
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: How to fly for less

Are you able to live down there for the duration of the course? You'd save money, get networking opportunities, and be able to experience the LA lifestyle.
by islandguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Commuting YYJ to YVR
Replies: 18
Views: 6568

Re: Commuting YYJ to YVR

I do Nanaimo to Vancouver...similar. Honestly, as far as how you feel, that pretty much comes down to how you look at it. I look at my 'extra' time as an opportunity to catch up on emails, call the family, maybe work on a project or two away from the stresses and responsibilities of family life. I'v...
by islandguy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Future YYC pilot base?
Replies: 32
Views: 11762

Re: Future YYC pilot base?

I've heard a rumour, but somewhat LOL-ingly it was from people OUTSIDE of Air Canada. Nothing formal (obviously) but reading between the lines and based on what Ben Smith says in his roadshows most think Air Canada already has too many bases for an airline its size. And the YWG base has been winding...
by islandguy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lightspeed Zulu 3 or David Clark One X
Replies: 5
Views: 4611

Re: Lightspeed Zulu 3 or David Clark One X

I'll second the Bose QC/UFlyMike combo. I use it on the 'bus (some of those older fins are ridiculously loud—as in, louder on the ground with the fans running than others are at TOGA) and so long as you pay close attention to the battery indicator you won't have any issues. They're light, quiet, and...

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