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by CaptainHaddock
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Marc Garneau Finally Acknowledges Impacts of COVID-19 on Aviation Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Re: Marc Garneau Finally Acknowledges Impacts of COVID-19 on Aviation Industry

Especially now with the federal government reiterating no nonessential travel, BC is feeling out other provinces about interprovincial quarantines now also. Yet, no mention of a bailout/loan guarantees etc. I am curious if it is just the government, or WestJet/AC are opposed to restrictions that mig...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6751

Re: Chapter 11.

It’s very shortsighted to just say ‘let them go broke’, their previous size was built from demand for air travel by Canadians (which will return). The pandemic and associated restrictions are well outside the airlines (or any industries) radar or control. Saying a new airline will come up to meet th...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 43736

Re: Will Westjet survive?

WestJet (in its current form) will not survive. WestJet is faced with a massive payout to those who are set to be moved from LOA to layoff in September. A group layoff (50 or more) entitles those being laid off with 16 weeks notice or payment in lieu. The first batch (about 5000) will be laid off S...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 61132

Re: One List

Ha!, get rid of the one list is shouted out!. Well the fact of the matter is WestJet, Swoop, and Encore ARE all one list now for all intensive purposes. So give it a rest. The most junior Encore FO has 4 years in, and the most junior CA has 6. The majority of Encore is comprised displaced Mainline....
by CaptainHaddock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 25970

Re: A "NEW" One List?

I think the short term concession MMG of 55 or even 50 would have been given for a longer MOA pretty easily, I could see differing the ESP until certain metrics are met by the company. But waiving the ESP (basically our retirement savings) for a longer term tied to any relaxing of scope on Swoop or ...
by CaptainHaddock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 61132

Re: One List

Ha!, get rid of the one list is shouted out!. Well the fact of the matter is WestJet, Swoop, and Encore ARE all one list now for all intensive purposes. So give it a rest. The most junior Encore FO has 4 years in, and the most junior CA has 6. The majority of Encore is comprised displaced Mainline.A...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 10055

Re: MOA2

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by CaptainHaddock
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: #Swoopprez Out!
Replies: 49
Views: 11690

Re: #Swoopprez Out!

98 Corolla wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:52 pm
aerosexual wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:43 pm Sounds like Swoop CEO Steven Greenway is gone. I wonder what that means ...
I would expect Swoop will be disbanded.

Shhh...don’t jinx it
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police
Replies: 26
Views: 8791

Re: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police

The very fact Swoop is still even running is crazy. WestJet is down to 57 aircraft (30 of them Q400’s), burning through millions of $’s a day-but can still find cash to blow on Swoop. Your telling me there is enough capacity to run a WJ 700 (800’s are parked) between YYZ-YVR AND a Swoop 800 between ...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 106257

Re: Layoffs

WJ just layed off 7000. That’s half the airline. How many employees does AC have?
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 38121

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I can also see Flair and Swoop having a hard time because of this... with their prices they need excellent load-factors, and that's not going to happen if people need to save their pennies to pay off debt incurred by this whole shit-show. I disagree, low cost carriers are the ones who are least imp...
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 47775

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

It gets worse, word out there is that SWOOP just cancelled the latest planned training course and is sending the last tail number delivered back to the lease company (or wherever it was coming from) The Swoop tails are owned by WestJet as far as I know, so WestJet would be the lessor. WestJet may b...
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 7684

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: 79
Views: 16393

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: 365
Views: 61132

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: 3227

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: 365
Views: 61132

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: 4386

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: 27
Views: 8246

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: 4386

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)

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