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by montado
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 4918

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Not a fan of bail outs. But the cost to the taxpayers if bombardier goes down the drain won’t be cheap. Let’s say you give a billion dollars to a company with 40k employees, that’s 25k per employee. Now if these are good paying jobs, you will basically get all your money back in a year of income tax...
by montado
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer Warning
Replies: 16
Views: 4863

Re: Prostate Cancer Warning

I find doctors in Canada can be terrible at times. I took my daughter in once for a foot injury and literally the doctor says “I see this all the time, it’s a sprain” And I’m thinking to myself no shit. A sprain is a blanket term that applies to many injuries. And you see this all the time eh? I’m a...
by montado
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada 777 Relief Pilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: Air Canada 777 Relief Pilot

If you are worried about how much hours you will log, you aren’t ready for this job. :lol:
by montado
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor recommendations in Brampton
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Instructor recommendations in Brampton

You know if you are trying to make a career of this you don't get to choose your captain on a pairing. It not like you post on the company message board and say who's the best captain so I can bid with them. It’s also not like you’re paying the airline you work for either. I have no idea why this s...
by montado
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor recommendations in Brampton
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Instructor recommendations in Brampton

What primed you to look for an instructor this way? Through my entire training I never had a bad instructor. I put most of the onus on my self to show up on time and prepared. I explained my schedule and circumstances and expectations on day one, and understood my instructor will always have a sched...
by montado
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada rebranding MAX as the 220-800 *Satire*
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Air Canada rebranding MAX as the 220-800 *Satire*

Air Canada has announced plans for the roll out of its new A220 this coming year, and has found its opportunity to disguise its inferior 737 MAX through a rebranding. The 737 MAX will be rebranded as the Airbus 220-800, or the A228 for short. The executive team describes the rebrand as "the big...
by montado
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 18626

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

I’m not saying it’s safe but Tc has approved these operators for Vfr at 300 feet and 1 mile. You could get down to minimums get ground contact but not the runway and continue vfr. Are you sure the 705 side of the operations has this special authorization? Or is the basler run as 703. Last I checked...
by montado
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop cancels US flights due lack of approvals
Replies: 14
Views: 2161

Re: Swoop cancels US flights due lack of approvals

Westjet is in the top 10 shorted stocks on the tsx right now. Hope some of you had the chance to cash out some gains. I think airlines in general could take a hit the next couple years but westjet stock may lead the pack on the way down.
by montado
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: College Choices/Issues with Sault?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: College Choices/Issues with Sault?

A degree may or may not be important for your future employment. A college diploma may or may not be important for your future employment. If you have a PPL, how much longer would it take to obtain a CPL at a flying club? Think time value, why spend 3 years in school if you can pay about the same an...
by montado
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pass fees
Replies: 19
Views: 3914

Re: Pass fees

When you go for your medical at AC the Doctor checks your prostate, and usually comments “this is to remind you Air Canadian is your boss”. The pass travel is just another way you bend over and take it. :rolleyes: It does not have to be this way, but no one will stop them. Like you said pass travel ...
by montado
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You get what you pay for
Replies: 7
Views: 3855

Re: You get what you pay for

undisclosed “operational reasons.”

As in we were to cheap to pay for crew, or to cheap to fix the airplane, or to cheap to pay for fuel. So now you are stuck to find your way on your own becuase we were also to cheap to have customer service reps or a call centre to help you make other arrangements.
by montado
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Time to have a real conversation about pay and our contract
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: Time to have a real conversation about pay and our contract

Looks like the memos haven't sunk in. There are LGBTQ members on this forum, please be respectful. I don’t feel our comments are directed at the community that fits the company “diversity” profile. It’s directed at the “company agenda”. Do any LGBTQ get tired of the diversity emails? Probably. Don’...
by montado
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wow, you really do get what you pay for
Replies: 37
Views: 6418

Re: Wow, you really do get what you pay for

Is the practice of overselling not driven by the consumer? Lowest fare, how do you do this? You keep seats as full as possible trying best to always have every seat full. Sometimes you calculate wrong and have empty seats, other times you are wrong the other way and have to compensate some passenger...
by montado
Wed May 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj share price blame
Replies: 15
Views: 3991

Re: Wj share price blame

What's in it for the shareholder today? Swoop may not be done on the cheap. Still rocky road ahead. Oil prices are climbing. Also if you look across the board, many stocks have been down like the banks etc. I don't think this year will be a great year for airlines after the 2017 boom with so much ga...
by montado
Tue May 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Time to have a real conversation about pay and our contract
Replies: 25
Views: 7602

Re: Time to have a real conversation about pay and our contract

Could we cost cut the Diversity department and divide this among employees for better pay? I mean we are in Canada, its pretty hard to not be diverse but those emails make it sound like we are accomplishing something.
by montado
Sat May 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 86956

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

As a Jazz pilot who was here when the 57 was introduced, I have no idea what you are talking about. The wages for the 57 were industry standard and as per our contract divided by 1500 pilots(status pay), no celebrations required. .....resulting in the lowest paid 757 pilots in North America...flyin...
by montado
Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 86956

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

indieadventurer wrote: Fri May 25, 2018 8:19 pm
confusedalot wrote: Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 pm In the meantime, everyone is ignoring the very obvious elephant.
Which is?
So many elephants to choose!

1. Trump canceled visit with Kim
2. Marijuana legalization
3. New duty regulations
4. r/quityourbullshit
by montado
Fri May 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 86956

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

This is very sad to read. Can't see the forest for the trees. Unemployed Swoop pilot? Nope. The survival and future of westjet. Really really really hope it does not happen. Been around a long time. Seen entire companies go poof, just like that. :roll: Alright we are ready for your list of airlines...
by montado
Wed May 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ CEO plea to pilots re:strike vote (video link)
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

Re: WJ CEO plea to pilots re:strike vote (video link)

I think he does not tell the whole story, but he’s telling the story to those who are part of the story. Hmmm Westjet pilots does he have all the facts straight? Apparently you are all paid above the standard, and he does not make specific mention of swoop. What’s starting pay for an FO today if sta...
by montado
Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vote results.
Replies: 80
Views: 23246

Re: Vote results.

Am I the only one who thinks the vote is not enough? I mean 9% is a big portion of the pilots at Westjet. If you are serious about a strike, don't you want 98-99%? Tread lightly comrades!

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