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by Art Garfunkel
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WESTJET PILOT FATIGUE
Replies: 42
Views: 6983

Re: WESTJET PILOT FATIGUE

How about the regionals? (Sky, Encore and Georgian) these companies fly right to the CAR's limits. And in Sky's case, they fly right into the busiest airspace in the world on a a daily basis (LGA, ORD, DCA and soon ATL). It is written right into Sky's terms of employment that you are expected to wor...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Disparity between mainline and regional
Replies: 15
Views: 9961

Disparity between mainline and regional

It seems the disparity between mainline pilot wawcon and regional pilot wawcon is getting larger and larger. Who is to blame for this? Management? Unions? Pilots? I believe all three. Management obviously wants to get seats in the air for the lowest costs. They would have 777's in the Express brand ...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: YYZ - YWG last night
Replies: 15
Views: 8653

Re: YYZ - YWG last night

Way to make sure the brakes are working....ever heard of alittle finesse Good call BingBong! :smt008 Must have been the same cowboys that were in the front of my flight yesterday on landing in YYZ. A very nice flight overall except for spraying Type 4 on an obviously clean wing without any precipit...
by Art Garfunkel
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore pilots…..5 yr deal?
Replies: 53
Views: 19828

Re: Encore pilots…..5 yr deal?

I am just intrigued by the style in which the press release was written. Westjet makes it sound like a set in stone contract with a certified union… (which it isn't) I wonder if Westjet is planning to spin-off little Encore and one of the conditions is stablized labour? (Which it is far from) Still ...
by Art Garfunkel
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore pilots…..5 yr deal?
Replies: 53
Views: 19828

Encore pilots…..5 yr deal?

Anyone care to share some highlights?? "ratified agreement" ? "93 percent of eligible pilots voted" ? What was the yes percentage? I didn't think any of the pilots at Westjet/Encore were part of a certified union? Art Transmitted by CNW Group on : December 20, 2015 20:00 WestJet Encore pilots approv...
by Art Garfunkel
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jets at 'The Island.'
Replies: 41
Views: 6248

Re: Jets at 'The Island.'

I live at the end of Stadium Rd and I can tell you the landslide infrastructure is already overwhelmed. I have personally seen taxi cabs lay on the horn because school kids are crossing the road with a crossing guard. I am not opposed to having an airline operate out of the airport but a 20 airplane...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388615

Re: Air Canada Pool

Yes Jazz pilots, you still have access to 80% of the AC ground schools. Sky and GGN are occupying the other 20%. I belieive 2 GGN and 2 Sky pilots are on the next AC ground school.

From what I hear a lot of Jazz pilots are differing so making it very difficult to plan.
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Fleet growth 5 new Qs, 5 new 705 within the next two years.
Replies: 68
Views: 17152

Re: Fleet growth 5 new Qs, 5 new 705 within the next two ye

If I were to guess, I would say the 5 Q's are Sky's. It just makes sense on a cost basis. The only hiccup would be that the Island's gate agents and ramp are Sky Regional employees. Jazz crews will get along fine as they are super friendly. Name calling between Jazz, Sky, GGN, and Encore are not goi...
by Art Garfunkel
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Contracting out work
Replies: 37
Views: 10325

Re: Sky Regional Contracting out work

So what is the fix? Takeoff has it pretty accurate. I know you Jazz guys are high on ALPA but what has ALPA done or doing to fix this? I know ALPA is more than just wage and working conditions and have played instrumental roles in many safety improvements. However, what they let happen to Comair was...
by Art Garfunkel
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Contracting out work
Replies: 37
Views: 10325

Re: Sky Regional Contracting out work

Jazz pilots need to look at Halifax, where the true costs are hiding. How many VP's? How many directors? How many general managers? How many $$ fly out the window to shareholders? Blaming other pilots? really? You guys are starting to tarnish your previously good professional image.
by Art Garfunkel
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty
Replies: 45
Views: 10852

Re: 2 CPAs for the price of ....poverty

Today my regional day consisted of 4 sectors flying a total of 288 pax for a total flight time of 6 hours and 41 minutes. It sounds a lot like a 767 YYZ-LHR kind of day. So, how come I don't get paid the same as a 767 skipper? I'm willing to bet my passengers yielded a lot more too! This is what I d...
by Art Garfunkel
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 79027

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

I think most of the negative comments are coming from pilots that are in the AC pool or at companies, they thought, would be a good spot to get in AC. (Not an AC regional) I think it's good AC finally realizes the value in an AC regional pilot for a mainline job. After all, you have worked hard and ...

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