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by Blue42
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sick Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: Sick Bank

I'm a laid off guy, just wondering what's happening with the sick bank program? As 120hrs is the max, are guys planning to use some of those hours prior to the New Year, or just prefer to forfeit them? I can tell you, my unused sick hours are useless to me right now. I can't use them, and I didn't ...
by Blue42
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 50
Views: 14635

Re: Westjet Delta JV

I assume you don't work for Swoop or Rouge? Didn't see a mass protest just a press release as quoted in my post. Asked a simple question :goodman: Nope. By choice. I think there was a protest today at a bunch of airport. No idea how well attended it was or if anyone even saw them since the airports...
by Blue42
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC sells 9 Max
Replies: 11
Views: 3399

Re: AC sells 9 Max

goldeneagle wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:49 am An interesting strategy. Sold 9 of the max to leasing companies, and kept them with long term lease.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-c ... 03008.html
Airlines do this all the time, it’s nothing new
by Blue42
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring - Chief Dispatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Re: Hiring - Chief Dispatcher

MyWave wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 7:51 am Posting is off the Career page.
When does the new guy start?
Or girl! :wink:
by Blue42
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 7039

Re: A220 cruising altitude

Seems to be happening to new engines only. These engines are built to such tight tolerances that anything slightly out can cause an issue. Once the engines seem to get some time on them and “loosen up” they seem ok. It’s a combination software and hardware fix. Word is maybe the fix will be approve...
by Blue42
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Where is our union?

Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft? Yes, I know of 3 FAs that got from 4th FA on board. On board ? Not in the Dunkin Donuts lineup, in the parking lot bus, in the crew room or while waiting for the aircraft at the gate ? Yup, on board the aircraft. My wife ...
by Blue42
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Where is our union?

co-joe wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 pm Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft?
Yes, I know of 3 FAs that got from 4th FA on board.
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 30
Views: 6551

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

Pitiful. This government is a real shame; hopefully Canada will get real leaders one day... Yah, lets get that conservative party back in power, you know, the ones that took away the right to strike for Air Canada pilots, remember them ???? Or what’s worse, a liberal government that forced a takeov...
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3964

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

The government told people not to travel, effectively forcing airlines temporarily out of business. When the airlines asked the gov for help they got nothing...(crickets) Shutting down a bunch of regional routes is just sending a message. Help us or there will be more to come. Uh no, most of these ...
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3964

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Inverted2 wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 am I don’t think they made much money on those little airports in years. Were subsided or forced to fly there for years but no longer now.
AC has never been forced to fly these routes! After the CP takeover they were not allowed to cut routes for 2 years, that was the only restriction
by Blue42
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

I know I have posted already about this in the Sky Regional Forum, however management at Sky has not provided a clear answer as to why. With Air Canada I could not find anywhere online why they ended the CEWS either? I was therefore looking to see from everyone’s background and industry experience ...
by Blue42
Fri May 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Recall rights are 120 months For a layoff yes, not sure what that has to do with a discussion about LOAs. Ummm, Blue42, you're the only one here talking about LOA. The Thread title is "Layoff Mitigation Agreement" and the news article was about AC laying off it's employees and taking them...
by Blue42
Thu May 28, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

George Taylor wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 pm Recall rights are 120 months
For a layoff yes, not sure what that has to do with a discussion about LOAs.
by Blue42
Thu May 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Unless it is stated in a labour agreement, than it is 12 months. Pilots are protected as your CBA states 120 months. My understanding for this is the law, right now, states that anyone on a LOA for 6 months is then required to be paid a severance from the company. Asking for a let on this is to all...
by Blue42
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 400
Views: 72880

Re: The Return to Normal?

Rockie wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:51 am So, too much to ask. Why don't you stay at home?
Because he’d miss out on all the OT :lol:
by Blue42
Mon May 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 43457

Re: Will Westjet survive?

fish4life wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 am Doesn’t Onex also own the aircraft leasing company that leases a bunch of WJ’s airplanes?
I believe only the first 3 B787s were sold to and then leased ba k from BBAM
by Blue42
Fri May 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

It's the CBC reporting so have a shot of tequila and then some salt. It looks at first glance like ONEX is trying to skirt the law. If so, Westjetters, move to stop this before it impacts other companies. A precedent is all that is required for the others. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-e...
by Blue42
Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?

Has anybody seen reliable reports of passengers or crews getting COVID 19 on airplanes? I mean from mainstream media or at least not from conspiracy websites? I have seen lots of cases of sick passengers traveling and I guess in those cases the other passengers were contacted and monitored but I ha...
by Blue42
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Babar350 wrote: Sat May 16, 2020 6:41 am Or maybe the announcement was made on purpose to force the federal to give them some sort of a bailout.
Meanwhile, watch the market opens on Monday morning, I won't be surprised to see AC stock plummets another 50%.
Funny, AC was up over 14%! Good call. :lol:
by Blue42
Fri May 08, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 37445

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

I think that there is no agreement that would ever please everyone, but this agreement smells of bias to some. I’m on the fence. According to a text message floating around, there are 15 people who are members of the Negotiating Committee, the MEC, or the LEC’s. Of these 15 people, 11 were slated f...

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