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by CaptainHaddock
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4894

Re: One List is Back!!

Now if we could just remove the pink pay scale in between we would be on our way.🌈
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9750

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

The SOP’s at Swoop are very similar to WJ’s and hopefully the new DFO doesn’t mess with it. I understand the desire to align to the Boeing ones, but Swoop is embedded (as extremely frustrating as that is) in the ‘WJ Group’. So Encore pilots flow into Swoop, then into WJ when they can hold it. Encore...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 37784

Re: One List

So how does this affect the Swoopers? Safe in current positions for now.... But with a reduction bid coming in the second half of 2020, likely bumped into the right seat till every qualified encore person turns down the left seat at swoop. Before we tee up any 2020 reduction bids we’ll have to see ...
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Commuting with Swoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Commuting with Swoop

Yes co-joe it is pretty f’d up.

And you will be charged for a coke, only water,tea, and coffee are free for flight crew. Once you’ve sold your self respect for the job you can put the $ toward your coke 😉
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 37784

Re: One List

It’s actually still around 8 years, and would be even hire except so many bypass the upgrade to stay out west instead of moving/commuting to YYZ.......unless you are including Swoop, then there is no wait required at all-what a mess.
by CaptainHaddock
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoow in-person interview
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: Swoow in-person interview

I’m a ‘gumpy apple’, it’s obviously easier to get hired at Swoop then WJ or Encore-because it’s a crap operator. So maybe the same interview process, but with lower expectations. A great gaping back door into ‘the Westjet group’. So fill your boots and bring your white shirt.
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 23
Views: 4379

Re: Swoop

The original poster is correct, he is better off an Encore captain. Better Sched, benefits, jump seat, travel benefits, uniform, won’t get charged to drink a pop whilst in command of a 50 million $ aircraft,etc,etc
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoow in-person interview
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: Swoow in-person interview

Maybe a pulse check, and you need to provide your own white shirt I believe, maybe mention you have more then one in the interview (you can get a loan and buy more if they hire you)
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Commuting with Swoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Commuting with Swoop

When I left there was no ability to jump seat on Swoop even though you flew there. The PTA (pilot transfer agreement) should be resolved one way or another soon enough. You most likely will be better off going to WJ/Encore in regards to commuting, schedule bidding, fatigue mitigation, support, benef...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29912

Re: ONEX plans

Because it removes Swoop from the WJ group, it is an arbitrated anchor in our agreement and point of division in our group. Not by pilot group making, but certainly created by management. The fact that there are hundreds pilots eligible to bid into Swoop from WJ/Encore and they are advertising here...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Commuting with Swoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Commuting with Swoop

I commuted on Swoop for about a year. I averaged 9-11 hotels a month, and had to pay stand by travel on WJ (around $12-1500 a month after tax $’s). You cannot use the jump seat on WJ or Encore, nor can you use any of the WJ reciprocated jumpseats. Swoop is not particularly commuter friendly, not to ...
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29912

Re: ONEX plans

Because it removes Swoop from the WJ group, it is an arbitrated anchor in our agreement and point of division in our group. Not by pilot group making, but certainly created by management. The fact that there are hundreds pilots eligible to bid into Swoop from WJ/Encore and they are advertising here ...
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29912

Re: ONEX plans

Fingers crossed Sunwing buys Swoop.
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 9021

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

There is no 12 year pay scale at Swoop. Any growth at Swoop (flying Sunwing peeps, or ‘Swoop Vacations’) is totally out of WestJet. Selling empty seats to your competitor (for I am guessing pretty cheap rates) sounds more like looking for change under the sofa cushions. Swoop is still the same crap ...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29912

Re: ONEX plans

They are looking for a lot of FO’s because they couldn't get many the last 2 bids (I think they got 7 out of the 22 they were looking for). If Onex wants to expand WestJet WB rapidly they will require lots of pilots, currently Swoop/Encore are having a hard time attracting qualified pilots and WJ is...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Swoop interview

I also notice you live in YLW-no jumpseat agreements (I think at this point just for spite by now) can’t fly standby on your own airline (but you can on WestJet-go figure), you will get non-commuting Sched’s (stranded reserve days, pairings start with 6am report-finish with midnight).
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Swoop interview

Sigh..... There is a shortage and there are so many better places to apply. It’s like beating a dead horse. I am assuming you have quite low time, or you are looking to get a DEC position. If you are neither of these then maybe you are a masochist. A year in and it is still.... Poor pay, only contro...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue May 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32220

Re: One list

Sorry guys, I was a yes and feel this is an unfortunate outcome. I am sure the Onex deal would have created some uncertainty for some WJ guys. The language about the bump and flush got a lot of guys too. It may very well be revisited and tweaked. Either way it is a let down. There has been a lot of ...
by CaptainHaddock
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32220

Re: One list

Business model, etc, etc, that's an MBA management problem, not a labour problem... If I were Westjet pilot I'd see this as leverage... There is NO WAY I'd vote Yes for free. Why do you care about Encore though? Or company recruitment issues? That's not Westjet mainline pilot problems... What's in ...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 37281

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Silence definitely doesn’t mean improvement. Not one item of complaint has changed. Yes 18/19 days, same money,uniforms/ benefits/poor management.
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 37281

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

No need to go into details swoopstar The majority of Swoop pilots can’t wait to get out, the majority of pilots that can go to Swoop (WestJet FO’s and Encore Pilots) want nothing to do with it. It’s a pay cut from WJ right seat to Swoop left seat (unless you are very junior), and it is far worse wor...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 37281

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Me Greenway has stated on LinkedIn that external applicants are now welcomed. I can only guess that the internal applicants were lower than the requirement. The posted attachment from Mr. Greenway makes me physically ill. Boasting that you get on the WestJet seniority list if you come to Swoop. It’...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?
Replies: 17
Views: 5924

Re: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?

Seeing as the working conditions are worse than Encore, the pay is pathetic, grey days (want to work on your day off for straight time pay). Swoop is not a start up, it’s a very poorly played shell game, WestJet wants to run 6 cent CASM, Westjet has a billion in the bank and owns outright 70 or so o...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: New Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 4106

Re: New Livery

I like it more then the old one. It’s pretty distinct.

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