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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Oxi » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 am

Does Transat or Sunwing pay for accommodation?
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by digits_ » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:56 am

C-GGGQ wrote:
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The 703 operator I had an offer from pays for accomodation for training. Even called me though I politely declined as I'm roughly 10 minutes from the airport.
Nice! Very classy! Can I ask who the operator is? I'm sure some positive publicity for them would be welcome in this hiring climate.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by C-GGGQ » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:06 am

Skycare lol. I understand they are unpopular on here. I have no real first hand knowledge of the operation thus far. Yeah the bond sucks, but while it's not prorated it's not up front either. While this possibly says more about the state of the industry and how hard it is for 703's to keep guys rather than the company itself. I was supposed to start groundschool Sept 13. On Sept 10 I started feeling sick and on the 12 I was diagnosed with mumps which then actually turned out to be mono, and thyroid cancer. I've had major surgery and am in recovery and this whole time I've kept them updated, and I still have a standing offer, and they let me know each time a groundschool will start and if I think I'll be ready for it or if I wish to wait for the next. I've pushed the date twice so far and was told last week I could start Jan 26 or we could wait till early March if that works better. I even asked if I could have some of the training material now since all I'm doing is sitting at home watching tv and they happily sent it to me.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Alcoholism » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:35 pm

Skycare is better than Encore. Suggest all future applicants to apply there instead.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by lemdkmia » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:37 pm

You can stay at my condo in Edmonton. It's on the southside.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by kc1337 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:58 am

What do you guys think of crashpads, I'll be commuting in from yvr. Essential or can I just commute.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by ant_321 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:51 pm

Oxi wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 am
Does Transat or Sunwing pay for accommodation?
Swg does
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Lightchop » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm

kc1337 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Hi All,

I'll be starting my groundschool with Encore in January in YYC. Looking for a place to stay for 6 weeks for the training. Also can anyone give me some insights on how crash pads work?

please send me an e-mail at kennethcho1030@gmail.com

Encore doesn't provide a hotel for initial training? Sad.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by flyinhigh » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 am

Correction, Westjet group does not provide accommodations if the training is at your base.

Lightchop wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm
kc1337 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Hi All,

I'll be starting my groundschool with Encore in January in YYC. Looking for a place to stay for 6 weeks for the training. Also can anyone give me some insights on how crash pads work?

please send me an e-mail at kennethcho1030@gmail.com

Encore doesn't provide a hotel for initial training? Sad.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Lightchop » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:59 pm

flyinhigh wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 am
Correction, Westjet group does not provide accommodations if the training is at your base.

Lightchop wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm
kc1337 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Hi All,

I'll be starting my groundschool with Encore in January in YYC. Looking for a place to stay for 6 weeks for the training. Also can anyone give me some insights on how crash pads work?

please send me an e-mail at kennethcho1030@gmail.com

Encore doesn't provide a hotel for initial training? Sad.

If I was applying at companies and saw one that didn't supply housing during training that would be a pretty quick decision. What else do they cut costs on?

I've heard they have an app that tells you to slow down if you're early or climb even if is just saves a few dollars. Stories of FA's coming up to the flight deck and asking the Captain "why are you burning away my profit sharing" when the APU was on.

Sounds like a fantastic place to work!
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by fish4life » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:27 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:59 pm
flyinhigh wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 am
Correction, Westjet group does not provide accommodations if the training is at your base.

Lightchop wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:28 pm



Encore doesn't provide a hotel for initial training? Sad.

If I was applying at companies and saw one that didn't supply housing during training that would be a pretty quick decision. What else do they cut costs on?

I've heard they have an app that tells you to slow down if you're early or climb even if is just saves a few dollars. Stories of FA's coming up to the flight deck and asking the Captain "why are you burning away my profit sharing" when the APU was on.

Sounds like a fantastic place to work!
I don’t know about the FA’s and APU but don’t most airlines have some sort of costing they type into the FMC and get a speed from that depending on the day?
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Lightchop » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 pm

Yeah, doesn't mean you have to use it. We're late almost every day so costing on the Q goes out the window we're allowed to try to make up time in cruise if the fuel works.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by flyinhigh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:01 am

I'll be the first one to say that the Westjet group is NOT what it was 10 years ago, and in fact many people are pissed so much that the flood gates have opened on people leaving.

That said, the programming on the system that is in the Q has made even the Jazz pilots that come over envious. Also, the cost index app looks at all parameters including OTP. If you are running behind schedule, it'll tell you to speed up.
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Yeah, doesn't mean you have to use it. We're late almost every day so costing on the Q goes out the window we're allowed to try to make up time in cruise if the fuel works.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by The Tenth Man » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:14 am

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Yeah, doesn't mean you have to use it. We're late almost every day so costing on the Q goes out the window we're allowed to try to make up time in cruise if the fuel works.
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/j ... 09791.html
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Seeking accomodation for groundschool

Post by TimothysAr » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:48 am

Looking for a 30-30, 25-06 or 45 lc carbine barrel. Would also consider trade for wooden stock and forend.
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by av8ts » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:04 am

The Tenth Man wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:14 am
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Yeah, doesn't mean you have to use it. We're late almost every day so costing on the Q goes out the window we're allowed to try to make up time in cruise if the fuel works.
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/j ... 09791.html
There are lots of Captains (not me, I giver) who will still fly slow even if behind schedule because it’s either a block growth day or they don’t dare deviant from what’s written on the OFP. F&@k passengers and their connections
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Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

Post by Duukar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm

And if you wash out of training you get the added bonus of having uprooted your entire life.

This policy is absurd.
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