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by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots
Replies: 52
Views: 11110

Re: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots

Received this in a PM I can't believe you went there in conversation about respect. I won't dignify it with a public response, but you have crossed a line! Some of those losses involved the loss of close personal friends. Doing jobs most civilian pilots could not comprehend. This was the most assho...
by rookiepilot
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media
Replies: 83
Views: 8092

Re: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

photofly wrote:Are there any Canadian institutions that meet with your approval? Not having a dig - just curious.
Still a Timmy's fan......
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media
Replies: 83
Views: 8092

Re: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

I was surprised that Air Canada didn't censor "bullshit". Had to double check and make sure that facebook page was the real one. I don't care, profanity doesn't bother me. But still, I don't know if this was the most professional move on Air Canada's part and if it will accomplish anything. Clearly...
by rookiepilot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 12918

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

You guys are missing the point to some degree. BBD is incompetent in their TRAIN business to a huge degree, (just read @ metrolinx ) and the government is effectively bailing that out as well. The rot is far more than aerospace. They make money on their skidoos, and rec gear. Did well with biz jets....
by rookiepilot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 12918

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

We all know of course, if this was an Alberta company, it would be long, long gone. No federal money for the west, but we must mollycoddle Quebec. No, it wouldn't be. If Alberta had a strong aerospace company it would receive the same treatment. Digging something out of the ground for the sole reas...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair in YYZ/YVR
Replies: 25
Views: 7135

Re: Flair in YYZ/YVR

If this were any other industry, and one business had lower prices than another, no one would be talking about "predatory pricing"; Wal-Mart has lower prices because of supply chains and efficiencies, so should the government step in to protect small, family-owned stores? Or should the laws of the ...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair in YYZ/YVR
Replies: 25
Views: 7135

Re: Flair in YYZ/YVR

Stig, Looking at the history, you're probably correct on Flair. My point is, and applying to all types of Canadian industry, that conditions be facilitated, so that small niche competitors are able to fairly attempt a start up. Let's see what happens. On Porter, it's simple. AC had zero interest in ...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair in YYZ/YVR
Replies: 25
Views: 7135

Re: Flair in YYZ/YVR

What is "healthy" and who gets to decide that? I know given the choice of your current job, or the conditions that exist at Flair, what most scheduled jet airline pilots will choose. OK, as a past case study, do you think AC should have been allowed supersede Porter in YTZ as the dominant carrier (...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair in YYZ/YVR
Replies: 25
Views: 7135

Re: Flair in YYZ/YVR

. ----- and the Government does their part to ensure that the incumbents don't engage in predatory pricing, the strategy I would think is to stimulate traffic from getting people who would otherwise be unable to fly into airplane seats. And that is key. Canada, do you want a healthy, competitive en...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 339
Views: 68085

Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

Downtown Toronto, been here a couple years. Surreal experience. Decided quickly that wasn't an ideal place to be, as did most working in those high rises. No one knew what might happen next. I continue to be deeply touched by this event, as it hit my industry so hard. (Finance) Can't believe its goi...
by rookiepilot
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 12918

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

That being said, Bombardier needs a better PR department (executive pay raises, late trains for Toronto, etc....) They don't need a better PR dept. Gosh it seems some Canadian companies have quite enough PR departments. It's the rest of the company that needs attention. I don't understand why it is...
by rookiepilot
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small aircraft - What are going to do if the fuel pressure is very low?
Replies: 20
Views: 1885

Re: Small aircraft - What are going to do if the fuel pressure is very low?

I've always been extremely anal about the condition and placement of hoses during any maintenance. Chafing can easily occur. Worth paying significant attention to.
by rookiepilot
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: JetBlue Caps flights to escape Florida, ect at $99.00
Replies: 3
Views: 2187

JetBlue Caps flights to escape Florida, ect at $99.00

http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-irma-evacuation-jetblue-discounts-flights-99-dollars-2017-9 Honourable. As opposed to gouging customers. customers. How it should be done, in these circumstances. Look up other carrier's prices to get out of florida. Ugly. Well Done, JetBlue (and Delta I beli...
by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

And, Deleted. Quite done with this thread., thank you --
by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

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by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

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by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: The lessons to be learned

Deleted. See what the report says, if anything.
by rookiepilot
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give them nothing
Replies: 35
Views: 3903

Re: Give them nothing

Now, taking "desperate measures" -- an illegal act then is OK? Where does that line stop? Desperate why? No one was dying. A bomb wasn't about to explode. You see, that isn't any member of the public's call, to decide when things are "desperate" enough to take illegal action. You don't have that ri...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give them nothing
Replies: 35
Views: 3903

Re: Give them nothing

I don't advocate what the Swissport workers are doing, but then I don't know what their employer is like either. Desperate measures and all that. . I acknowledged the work stoppage was legal. Now, taking "desperate measures" -- an illegal act then is OK? Where does that line stop? Desperate why? No...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give them nothing
Replies: 35
Views: 3903

Re: Give them nothing

Is it possible that those purchasing the cheapest ticket possible & then mis- behaving are deemed to deserve what they get,while those protesting for a living wage are deemed to be protesting because they have no other path available. For discussion only. Daryl Absolutely not. There are always opti...
by rookiepilot
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give them nothing
Replies: 35
Views: 3903

Re: Give them nothing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VrDWY6C1178 Why can't you deal with that, airlines and police, the way you advocate dealing with non compliant passengers? It's illegal to block a major roadway. I'm only half joking here, more or less. :mrgreen: Seriously, why is bad passenger behaviour grounds for vio...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

. After 6 hours in a plane you claim that calling 911 is ridiculous. So my question is, once more: at what point is calling 911 warranted? At what point should the captain deplane the passengers? What if the fueller didn't show? The answer of course, for those who complain: :mrgreen: https://m.yout...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

. . The fueler arrived to the AT flight minutes after the APU shut down, as well as air stairs and à GPU. The aircraft had been on battery power and without a APU for less than a couple minutes when a passenger panicked and called 911 Power and ventilation was restored within 5 minutes. The emergen...
by rookiepilot
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34814

Re: Air Transat YOW

Let me repeat for the logic challenged: After the APU quit and emergency services came to the aircraft, no one asked to get off. Not even the one who dialed 911. That is how bad the situation was. I rest my case. Please. Try not to selectively disclose information. Key word here is "after emergency...

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