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by rudder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

Once one of the participant lists is no longer pure DOH (due to previous mergers) - DOH is off the table as apples can only match apples and oranges can only match oranges. The AC/TS merger award will be weighted factors plus fences. And it is not a given that the arbitrator(s) will treat a TS WB po...
by rudder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

DP, I have the award but am unable to find a link on line. Synopsis is that the 2 parties agreed in advance to methodology (since the jurisprudence was fairly well established by several preceding recent seniority integration awards) but not surprisingly could not agree on weighting within the agree...
by rudder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

Give me a break rudder.... aviation is all about labels. From the moment you put your hat on (which is labelled) and walk into the airport. True. As it applies to the brand. But when you hand control of seniority list integration to arbitrator(s), it is their perspective not ours that is relevant. ...
by rudder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

I am sorry but Alaska isn't a legacy carrier, nor is it a flag carrier.... You can look to the US, but we could also look to Europe where the integration would be much more brutal. Stop worrying about labels. That is part of a self serving argument. Arbitrators have shown little sympathy for that. ...
by rudder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am
Is there any American example of a flag carrier buying a low wage vacation LCC?
Take a look at the AS/VX award and reasons.
by rudder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 67
Views: 7987

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

You all need to take a look at last decade of arbitrated seniority integrations south of the border. UA/CO. DL/NW. AA/US. And even AS/VX. These will give you a flavour of the value and result of many of the arguments being made in this thread. And as for Rouge, it is a paint job. Nothing more. A sen...
by rudder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: King of the Hill
Replies: 14
Views: 1902

Re: King of the Hill

King of the hill? The average NB CA in the US makes just under C$400k. The ones doing overtime are making C$500k. Just imagine what the WB CA are making.
by rudder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 511
Views: 124799

Re: New hire bids

Yes all the rj positions were ggn. Thanks, I appreciate you sharing It sucks for all the next new hires. Those GGN guys take a lot of the RJ spots, leaving the rest with the Q and Classic GGN pilots were not forced on to CRJ positions. They were able to bid in seniority. But most have reasonable se...
by rudder
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 383
Views: 72389

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Are Jazz able to train probably close to 400 new hires this year? If 350 flow to AC and a few others retire/go somewhere else it'll most probably be close to 400 vacancies... Jazz has previously trained 350+ new-hires in a year. However, Jazz will be in slight surplus with the influx of GGN pilots ...
by rudder
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 383
Views: 72389

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

AC is looking to hire 830(+/-) new pilots for 2020 as per their recent equipment bid and 60% of those numbers are to come from Jazz. It won’t be 830. That is vacancies in the bid but AC has never hired to meet 100% of vacancies. AC hired less than 600 in 2019 with training department running at ful...
by rudder
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 383713

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Airlines will wait till the last minute to implement them. :wink: Air carriers will need to be compliant on day of implementation. Therefore, in some instances (cumulative flight time/cumulative duty time) the new limitations will have to be enforced in advance. As for staffing, most carriers have ...
by rudder
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 10620

Re: Air Canada Pay

One word - demographics.

As the demographics of the AC pilot population change so will priorities.

There may be a logic in certain allocations, but it will be the majority in the demographic that will make the final decision.
by rudder
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4121

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

YYZ has more flying and, apparently, will grow a lot this spring and summer. Right now there are day turns , YYZ-YVR-YYZ, which are popular, and two day pairing with overnights in YVR and YYC. The long day turns are popular since 8 or 9 of those and you have hit your max hours. The max they can sch...
by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12242

Re: Regional Career

The only way to have ‘career’ is to also have job security.

Ask yourself if you truly have that (30-45 years) at any regional airline.
by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 113
Views: 20144

Re: Evas

EVAS is the GGN of the maritimes.

Hopefully it will meet the same fate.
by rudder
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Merger..?
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Re: Merger..?

More complicated than that. Will have to do with how many operating certificates are in force and how many remain afterwards. The CTA controls authorities for wet leasing, etc. International Route authorities are assigned to a specific carrier. Obvious that there will eventually be a rationalization...
by rudder
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 12119

Re: Georgian AD

All of the ‘AC Express’ CRJ200’s at GGN are under the control of AC. AC is the principal Lessee. 9 of them are being assigned to Jazz. GGN is free to go sign leases under their own signature and financial obligation. They have previously done so with several of the old AC CRJ100’s (most likely power...
by rudder
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4645

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

Big question for winter is the AT TC sub leases. Given that TC was likely the principal Lessee and AT was the sub-lessee, the TC leases are effectively terminated in the liquidation. In addition, any TC owned aircraft will be eventually sold to pay debts outstanding. I would have to think that AT wi...
by rudder
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4645

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

I have not had a look at the TC financials but my guess is that vast majority of the fleet was leased vs owned. AT/AC will have to enter into dialogue with the actual aircraft owners if they want to secure leases. And I suspect the owners will be looking for long term lease customers not seasonal or...
by rudder
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 383
Views: 72389

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

I don't see it as a PFO... I think your application expires and they need to put you through again. I heard the longest they can put you in the pool for is 12 months then you have to redo the application if you want to keep swimming... Correct. Too bad the email doesn’t simply say ‘application expi...
by rudder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 241
Views: 33221

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

They put ‘experienced’ 737 pilots in the SIM with the same MCAS failure and not all maintained control. And they knew what was coming.

Careful about assigning fault.
by rudder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2853

Re: Who will represent us?

Imo if Air Canada goes with ALPA there's a much greater possibility that Transat pilots come in with doh. Due to the CDN merger, the AC list is not DOH based. Therefore, DOH integration is not a possible solution. Lastly, DOH is not even referenced in the ALPA Merger Policy (only ‘longevity’ as a f...
by rudder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4899

Re: Pension

While I agree you can beat the annual RCT limits under the terms of the new plan, I would take a closer look at the entitlement formula. Yes, early earnings as a CA will dramatically enhance the benefit. Similarly, 4 years of status pay then NB FO pay for years thereafter creates significantly lower...
by rudder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3468

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

I have a close family acquaintance with an Ivy League MBA who used to work as an investment banker. It was a second career (former airline pilot - job lost due to company insolvency and liquidation). After that particular recession ended, went back to the airlines. Even after another liquidation and...

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