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by Eric Janson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5046

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

Just curious what IATA is basing their projections on - they know something the rest of us don't?

They're guessing - their V-Shaped recovery projection is just laughable imho.

IATA ranks right up there with the WHO and the IPCC imho.
by Eric Janson
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5046

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

@Gilles Times are difficult - I think all of us are concerned for our future. What is important is to keep a sense of perspective. We are Pilots. We fly aircraft. That's it. There is no point in worrying about things we have no control over because:- There is nothing we can do about it. We are just ...
by Eric Janson
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5046

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

I‘m not talking about financial aid for Surviving the Covid-19 crisis. I’m talking about the Government reimbursing the airlines for the direct cost of flying the Canadians home. What other industry paid for this ? In the EU any extra rescue flights were done in consultation with the respective Gov...
by Eric Janson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice from the recession veterans
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

Re: Looking for advice from the recession veterans

If you have option B - then there's nothing else to really consider imho. The name of the game now is SURVIVAL - having an income will make that much easier. If you have surplus funds then you can look at option A. Just be aware that it is unknown how long this will go on for and whether your job wi...
by Eric Janson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 391
Views: 62306

Re: Layoffs

European Airports are almost completely deserted. In the last few weeks - from personal experience:- Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - 2 out of 5 piers open. All shops and restaurants groundside closed. It's a ghost town. One snackbar open airside. All lounges closed. Limited number of flights operating....
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/chinese-researcher-escorted-from-infectious-disease-lab-amid-rcmp-investigation-1.5211567 Be nice to get some more clarification on what happened - I notice this has all gone very quiet. Why on earth are Chinese nationals being given access to a level 4 lab in...
by Eric Janson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Do you know if your described solution still works if I buy tickets now to travel in 9 monhts? Why would you do that? What's the rush? I would wait to see how things develop over the next 3-4 months. I have coupons with a signficant discount that expire if I don't book soon. Well the first thing I ...
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

digits_ wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Do you know if your described solution still works if I buy tickets now to travel in 9 monhts?
Why would you do that? What's the rush?

I would wait to see how things develop over the next 3-4 months.
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Training in time of Covid-19
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Training in time of Covid-19

At my Airline (EU) all training has been stopped. Scheduled courses have been cancelled. The Training department has been able to get extensions on both the Medical and the LPC (PPC) for everyone. Our Pilots have Licences from several different countries - it's been quite a job for them contacting a...
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 391
Views: 62306

Re: Layoffs

People need to look at what is happening around the World.

85-100% fleet groundings with the same percentage of lay-offs.

Borders are closing around the World - then there will be a lockdown preventing domestic travel.

It's an entirely New World and we will all have to adapt to the new reality.
by Eric Janson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What next?
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: What next?

The name of the game is "Survival" - take whatever you can get imho. PIC time is Golden - will be useful when you apply for the ATPL. PIC time is also a requirement for Insurance at some places. More PIC time = good. This isn't a short term event - don't see anything recovering this year. There is s...
by Eric Janson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 391
Views: 62306

Re: Layoffs

A 100% shutdown is a very real possibility imho - plenty of Airlines where this is already the case. Seniority is moot in this scenario - everyone gets laid off. My contract and roster have already been cancelled - waiting to see what happens next. Looks like I will still be flying but It is increas...
by Eric Janson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

Why anarchy? What do people need THAT MUCH that comes from China? We'll survive. You may have missed this:- https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-02-24/consumer-disruption-begins-proctor-and-gamble-says-over-17000-products-potentially You can add meat to the list as well. The big one is Medicines - I...
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 22373

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

WJ made it through a bogus 30 day gov’t imposed, politically motivated.shutdown in Sept 1996, (all they ever found were about 25 minor paperwork issues and the total fine was less than $5k, all a matter of public record) and WJ was the first North American sched carrier back in the air after 9/11. ...
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 76
Views: 10434

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Some people are about to get a lesson in Exponential Growth. This is a concept that most people don't understand.
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2446

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

Some EU countries are giving extensions. On the complete Licence - not just the medical.

My Airline is actively contacting various CAAs to clarify this as they have Pilots with Licences from all over the EU.
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

The TP shortage is a nice example of supply chain disruption.

It won't stop with TP - for example anything produced in China won't be getting re-stocked. Once the current supply runs out - that's it.

People haven't figured this out yet - once they do it will be complete anarchy in the stores.
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

In terms of safety....overspeed(at least a bit of overspeed) is not a big deal, underspeed is a really big deal. I'd have to disagree - overspeed can damage the airframe. Any overspeed requires maintenance action. A stall will not damage the aircraft in any way. Both cases need to handled correctly...
by Eric Janson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ability to Jumpseat for free on any EASA Carrier??
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Ability to Jumpseat for free on any EASA Carrier??

What Panama Jack states is correct - it is also the exception.

Staff travel requires a ticket. ID or Zed.

Currently the EU is the last place you want to travel to imho. We are currently reaping the 'benefits' of Globalism and Open Borders.
by Eric Janson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

Looks like borders will be closed across the EU by the end of the week. A 30 day travel ban is also being discussed. That looks very optimistic to me. Airline after Airline has cancelled between 85% - 100% of flights. A total flight shutdown looks like a real possibility. You will see the same in N ...
by Eric Janson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

Shutdowns of bars/restaurants/entertainment % recreational facilities has already happened in multiple countries. The 2 biggest Tour Operators in The Netherlands have cancelled all holiday packages - they will be repatriating everyone currently on holiday and then they will effectively shut down. A ...
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

https://simpleflying.com/sas-operation-suspension/

90% of their staff on temporary layoff - 10,000 people according to the article.
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3003

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

One thing you may want to think about is having some cash on hand. Cash in the bank is no good to you if you can't access it. Google "Fractional Reserve Banking" if you want to learn more about how debt based money works. If you or I did what the banks do we would be arrested and thrown in prison fo...
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26294

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

My roster has been changed to all standbys until the end of the month.

Was supposed to be a line check flight and re-current groundschool.

We've been offered unpaid leave and job sharing (50%) on a voluntary basis. I expect that to change.
by Eric Janson
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 595
Views: 46039

Re: Corona Virus

Australia just implemented a 14 day Quarantine for all international arrivals. That effectively stops travel there. More and more countries are closing their borders. I don't expect there will be very many places left to fly to by the end of the coming week. We are now looking at a complete stoppage...

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