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by FL410AV8R
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36657

Re: Will Westjet survive?

The number of MBAs and other business and/or management types that are responsible for airline failures far outweigh (by a huge factor) the number of failures that can be attributed to those holding pilot's licences. Corporate and financial mis-management are probably the number one cause of airline...
by FL410AV8R
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20240

Re: A "NEW" One List?

From some of the information coming down the pipe I think it is fair to say that some of the company's positions/demands were unreasonable and clearly an attempt to gut the CA and take advantage of the current crisis. They were looking for an easing of scope, either to expand Encore or more likely S...
by FL410AV8R
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98995

Re: Layoffs

When I first posted it was 691 out of 1620 layoffs without any mitigation that had been announced. Since then our MEC has negotiated an MOA to mitigate layoffs but only until the end of April. A reduction from 77.5 to 55 hours credit across the board and a few other compensation items, it means no-o...
by FL410AV8R
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98995

Re: Layoffs

:lol: Why do I get the impression people are chomping at the bit to see Air Canada pilots get laid off? I don't believe anyone in their right mind wants to see any other pilot laid off and I didn't start this thread with that intention. I was genuinely curious as to plan for pilots at AC because my...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98995

Layoffs

Given the savage numbers of layoffs being proposed at WJ is there any discussion of layoffs at AC?? I've seen the reduced schedule announcements but not a peep about any workforce layoffs.
by FL410AV8R
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36039

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Savage doesn't even begin to describe it. Seriously???? ..And just what are they supposed to do. Pay everyone to do nothing and let the company die? I said it was savage, not wrong. Tell me honestly that even 1 month ago anyone would have envisioned the events of the past 10 days. Laying off an ent...
by FL410AV8R
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36039

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

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Sent to me by an acquaintance at Sunwing. Savage doesn't even begin to describe it.
by FL410AV8R
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Application confirmation email, need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: AC Application confirmation email, need advice

Dude. I am not trying to be rude, but.......have you been living in a cave for the last while?

With massive haemorrhaging, schedule cuts, possible layoffs due to COVID-19 I don’t think the hiring departments at any airline will be too busy for the foreseeable future.
by FL410AV8R
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 33113

Re: 2020 Hiring

May the force be with you!
by FL410AV8R
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 3183

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

I did not realize that buying a seat on an airliner doesn't guarantee the use of the entire seat you are assigned. Did you really buy a seat, or were you essentially assigned a free standby seat? If it was free you should probably just be grateful you got a seat and not complain. If you paid for it...
by FL410AV8R
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Overseas for RAIC
Replies: 8
Views: 3214

Re: Overseas for RAIC

Gather as much information as you can, character references, police reports, accident/violation history (hopefully blank) from the relevant government and law enforcement authorities for ALL the places you have lived and worked. It is usually easier to get that information while you are still overse...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 7710

Re: Swoop

FICU wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm
We had a senior Boeing Captain go to Swoop and he sounds happier than a pig in shit after taking close to a 50% pay cut to work much longer days. To each their own.
Who is "we" ??
by FL410AV8R
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New LLC
Replies: 10
Views: 4391

Re: New LLC

On the front page, it talks about free flights for FOCUS passengers. What is a FOCUS passenger???

FOCUS to me has a different meaning.

FOCUS = F%$k Off Cos Ur Stupid.

Maybe that is the target clientele!!
by FL410AV8R
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 10371

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

WestJet traded 15MAX options for 10 787 firm orders with no additional capital required, so likely less than 160 million. WestJet leverage the 767 fiasco for the discount. Care to share where you got that information?? I haven’t seen that disclosed anywhere. The last I saw was 10 firm and 10 option...
by FL410AV8R
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43952

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

While I agree that training or the lack thereof played a role in these 2 tragedies, repeatedly stating that the pilots should have been able to identify, rectify and recover from a scenario that up to that point no-one even knew the existence of is massively oversimplifying the events and the system...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 3896

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Is it a possibility that it was just residual fuel in the lines out to the nozzles that remained after the pumps and valves were shut off, and this just leaked out after landing. I know on the B767-300 the fuel jettisons out of the centre tank through 2 nozzles at a rate of 2600lbs/min so there is a...
by FL410AV8R
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

Re: Swoop

pianokeys wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 am
You turn down that interview and you tell them you dont want to be on the ALPA blacklist.
There is no more ALPA Blacklist. It was rescinded as part of the entry into arbitration process.
by FL410AV8R
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43952

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Boeing may come out of this less scathed than we all think... PARIS, FRANCE — The parent company of British Airways said on Tuesday that it is buying a new fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets — the first big-ticket order for the plane since it was grounded around the world after two fatal crashes. Interna...
by FL410AV8R
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members
Replies: 11
Views: 4102

Re: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members

I purchased a Vodaphone sim card for £25 which included the first month's usage. After that, it is £10/month to top it up. I get 5GB of data, a couple of hundred minutes airtime and unlimited texting. It also works in many other European countries without any extra charges. To me, the convenience of...
by FL410AV8R
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 10475

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

The PNF slides his seat back and uses the bottom of his foot to stop the wheel. That’s how I was trained. The stab trim also stops for 5 seconds after 10 seconds of MCAS burst. So during this maelstrom of misinformation and fighting for control of the aircraft the PNF just slides his/her seat back,...
by FL410AV8R
Sun May 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 101679

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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How can one have internal reference if one doesn't work there?
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From friends or acquaintances who do.

Was that a skill testing question??
by FL410AV8R
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43952

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

The result of,,,, Unions, affirmative action ( hiring rif-raf off the streets because they satisfy a certain "diversification requirement" ) and corporate greed ultimately produces the expected results that we are seeing NOW And the only reason WE are hearing about these stories is because of 2 acc...
by FL410AV8R
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 12504

Re: Pet Peeves?

My pet peeve is actually thinking this site has something to add to avaition knowledge. But instead is a bunch of winers complaing that they are either underpaid, or over paid and or tired or jealous of every other industry. I joined thinking this may help me become a better GA pilot. Instead it ma...
by FL410AV8R
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming thread gone bye bye???
Replies: 9
Views: 5394

Grooming thread gone bye bye???

What happened to the thread?

Besides some childish responses there was some reasonable discussion going on there.
by FL410AV8R
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WOW Air collapses
Replies: 15
Views: 5817

Re: WOW Air collapses

Some hotels require a credit card for incidentals (room service, movies & internet access) and some don't. Depends on the contract with the hotel.

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