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by sstaurus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 26
Views: 2266

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

Just don’t forget, that ‘200k’ is always, ‘just down the road’. And management is laughing all the way to the bank as they keep dragging that carrot by a string.
by sstaurus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 26
Views: 2266

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

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by sstaurus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 64
Views: 8257

Re: Encore contract negotiations

HA. It's true, there's a TA coming. But no one will see it for a couple of weeks. Until then it's all wishful thinking.
by sstaurus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407

And he’s saying you’re giving the captain too much credit here. What kind of stall probably didn’t cross their minds.
by sstaurus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12066

Re: Hiring outlook

The FOs might be on easy-street right now, but the CAs are ridden hard and put away wet. And "a lot defer flow" is a hell of a stretch. A few involved in training at the most. Also: There have also been a few incidents of folks applying for Encore, but then getting asked if they'd be interested in m...
by sstaurus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 8705

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

Ha. And last year it was WJ that was going to buy AT. Gotta love all the rumours in aviation...
by sstaurus
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29867

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

LittleNelly wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 am

A single vane failure did not bring down an aircraft.

Yes but obviously it was a big hole in the swiss cheese that shouldn't have been there.
by sstaurus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12066

Re: Hiring outlook

My best guess is there is a glut of FOs they are waiting to meet the matrix for upgrade. Captains are in short supply and they are the ones flowing to mainline as well. I’m surprised they aren’t hiring more DECs (though maybe there are none left).
by sstaurus
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29616

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Coupled with the apparent hypocrisy of WJ/Encore pilots being absolved of "lowering the bar," makes for one messy and convoluted double standard. I don't know about hypocrisy on this board, but to be fair most pilots at Encore do not want to support the conditions at Swoop. Like said before, there ...
by sstaurus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz/encore
Replies: 29
Views: 3487

Re: Jazz/encore

2-3 years ago, I would've said Encore. Now you'd be crazy not to go to Jazz. Who knows, maybe that'll flip again in another few years. At least you have a choice!
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cancelled flights.
Replies: 59
Views: 8461

Re: Cancelled flights.

Everyone is ignoring the bait about experience, but obviously, yes, it is SOP to increase to 1020/max in severe ice. Doesn’t work all that well always, or it comes off unevenly.
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 64
Views: 8257

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Droptanks your post is confusing. You seem to think Flow and the One List are 'kinda the same thing', then proceed to explain that they are not. They are not the same at all. And it is far from a done deal. Flow is just hiring. The company can hire from wherever. Those who flowed before the new cont...
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confed drops IFR
Replies: 31
Views: 1590

Re: Confed drops IFR

I assume they are having trouble holding on to instructors like most places around the country, and they have to prioritize. Really, they are going back to how they did it before (minus the floats, which is the real sad part). Just ask to do as much hood and sim time as you can throughout your time ...
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 64
Views: 8257

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Flow and the one list are separate issues. They can still pick a flow rate, while making seniority worth zip. I would guess the main reasons for the delay are the company lawyers, leverage with encore bargaining, and also the difficulty it creates in recruiting for Mainline and Swoop. Harder to find...
by sstaurus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends
Replies: 12
Views: 1641

Re: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends

I often wondered how much of a factor insurance was in the mix. Do rates skyrocket with more 250 hr FOs? Or is it a question of total time in the cockpit to an insurance company?
by sstaurus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29616

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Nope. Next meeting is in the coming week. Management just keeps saying 'it's complicated'... all while they refuse to negotiate on any other meaningful terms with Encore. Feels like we've been down this path before recently...
by sstaurus
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29616

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Further, any new hire will not know what positions are available upon the employment offer. You may very well find out in ground school that you're off to Swoop. I can’t believe that’s how they’re hiring. The old bait and switch? The trap is set indeed. Similar to when Encore first started...
by sstaurus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12066

Re: Hiring outlook

Likely the ads are just temporarily down. They will always be hiring for the foreseeable future.
by sstaurus
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 11758

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Any pilot hiring problem will manifest itself at WJE and WJ Link well before WJA. That's already here... Guys are dropping like flies and there's hardly any one to replace them with. WJ is in the precarious position of having to hire more and more OTS, at the expense of guys at Encore by turning of...
by sstaurus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Statutory Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 118
Views: 8211

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

How much longer is this circus going to continue. Do the moderators really not care about the quality of this site whatsoever? Or are there any mods. What good is it doing the forums when someone can make account after account...
by sstaurus
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23741

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

My god, give it up man. Find a new hobby. Or go create six more handles to argue with yourself, either way. The one list is staying. How much more of your life do you need to waste spreading hate against alpa while cut and pasting the same thing over and over?
by sstaurus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

I believe the coming phraseology says 12hrs prior to any duty, including pre flight duties, to be more exact. So 12hrs to whatever your report time is. I too will miss the opportunity to have a beer with the crew at the end of the day, what with more and more min rest these days...
by sstaurus
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's medical exam
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: Encore's medical exam

If you have a pulse, welcome aboard. Oh, and I guess the drug test mentioned above...
by sstaurus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23741

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

I think they would rather park a quarter of the planes before that happens.
by sstaurus
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23741

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

:lol: His Caps lock may be stuck.. but he's not too far off the mark.

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