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by 180
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: CATSA nonsense

If you have a legitimate complaint about being mistreated going through security, then Contact: Sandra Maria Alvarez Supervisor, Client Satisfaction Superviseure, Satisfaction des clients Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)/ Administration canadienne de la sûreté du transport aérien (A...
by 180
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bereavement
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Bereavement

The way a company and your managers treat you during difficult times, such as during a period of bereavement or the critical illness of a loved one, is the one true and direct tell-tale indicator of their class and character. If you are going through a difficult time, your company and your managers ...
by 180
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 14742

Re: What to expect as a new hire

A few more questions...

What Union represents Sunwing pilots?

Does Sunwing have YOS?

Do you still get per diems on top of the European deployment living allowance?

Thanks.
by 180
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30375

Re: One list

I’m curious about the timing of the two votes or if they are tied together. Is the Encore TA contingent on the one list passing? Or, do Encore pilots know the results of the one list vote prior to casting their vote? What are the demographics like? How many OTS at WJ, how many who feel the one list...
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lukla, Nepal 04/14/19 - Let L-410
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Lukla, Nepal 04/14/19 - Let L-410

Like watching a really slow speed car accident.
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's reference calls suck
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: Encore's reference calls suck

Maybe I'm overreacting but there are peoples' livelihoods at stake. Sounds like the OP is genuinely concerned about the future(s) of a couple of pilots he has given references for. And if that is the case, then do the right thing, take a couple of minutes, and send a quick email to Westjet and let ...
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's reference calls suck
Replies: 13
Views: 4121

Re: Encore's reference calls suck

Perhaps a quick email or phone call to the WestJet HR department might be more beneficial than an AvCanada rant?
by 180
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Part time float job?
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Part time float job?

I’m sure there is for the right pilot, with the right experience, in the right location, with the right company. I got my ass worked off one summer (up north 20+ years ago) and I would have happily worked 3 weeks on, 1 week off had there been someone suitable in the area to tap me out. I’m sure the ...
by 180
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA
Replies: 12
Views: 2980

Re: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA

Almost everyone is paying 90k+ for 704/705 "lite" captains. Not unique to EIC companies. Perhaps not unique, but you asked the question and he gave you the answer. Maybe not what you were hoping for, but the facts non the less. And as for “almost everyone” paying “lite” captains $90K+, well I beg t...
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 88
Views: 15068

Re: Hiring outlook

Nicky Nick’s twin maybe?
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 88
Views: 15068

Re: Hiring outlook

I’m going to guess timing. Why didn’t you apply 2 years ago?

Either that, or a bad recommendation from a previous employer.

Do you have an internal recommend. If so, ask them to drop by the people department and ask how your application is looking.
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 88
Views: 15068

Re: Hiring outlook

Hiring has slowed down since the fleet stabilized, but they’re still hiring. And it’s not uncommon to see an Encore FO with an Aerocourse ATPL textbook poking out of their flight bag.
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 88
Views: 15068

Re: Hiring outlook

It wasn’t that long ago that you had to spend 5 to 10 years in the bush doing hard time before you had the time and relevant experience to get into Westjet. Now you can slide into Encore with a thousand hours of day VFR Caravan time. It wasn’t that long ago that you needed 3,000 hours to sit left se...
by 180
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Mainline FO ad.
Replies: 26
Views: 4661

Re: Westjet Mainline FO ad.

Every OTS FO who got hired after Encore’s inception knew the deal when they signed on. And that group is currently about 15% of the Westjet Pilot group.
by 180
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Schedules - home every night
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Schedules - home every night

Sunwest Aviation Dash-8 program has you home every night.
by 180
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14021

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

48 hours (or less) and then we’ll know the fine print. Standing by...
by 180
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14021

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Not for free. And not without repercussions if your intended flight goes mechanical and your back-up flight subsequently fills up and leaves you as a last minute no-show. At Westjet, no problem, you are pay protected and they will confirm you on the next available flight to catch you up to your pair...
by 180
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14021

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

AC doesn’t have a commuter policy and AC doesn’t have socialized bidding. The OP asked a question and I gave a factual answer why some pilots would choose to work at a WestJet. Just dealing with the facts.
by 180
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14021

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Commutability & socialized bidding.

Living where you want to live and consistently getting a schedule that fits your family’s lifestyle are the two main reasons many choose teal over red.
by 180
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2768

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

I think you’d have to look at a move back to B.C as primarily a lifestyle decision. And remaining in a plane would be more for the love of the game (and some grocery, beer and gas money) rather than any sort of career progression. Perhaps like the GM of a very high end hotel in Vancouver deciding to...
by 180
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PAL
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: PAL

Not necessarily. Being an East Coast company, their pilots probably spend more time at the pub singing and dancing to live music while newcomers kiss the cod and get screeched-in than they do surfing Avcanada's Employment forums. I know a few ex-PAL drivers from a few years back, and the wages were ...
by 180
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to begin
Replies: 54
Views: 6227

Re: Where to begin

Air Transat
by 180
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort
Replies: 13
Views: 3346

Re: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort

Holy shit! You’d think a guy would shit his pants doing that once and never back himself into that same corner again.

A very sad scenario.

Condolences to the victim’s families and friends.
by 180
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 26930

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

He said “my guess is”, he isn’t claiming anything Kinnouille, he’s just speculating.

Hopefully it won’t be long before everyone knows the final score.
by 180
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What’s With Companies...
Replies: 15
Views: 2978

Re: What’s With Companies...

You’re not going to catch any big fish without a line in the water.

They’ve probably got a bunch of small fish splashing around in the live well, but are still hoping for a biggie or two.

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