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by tbaylx
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 48
Views: 3625

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I have never understood this philosophy. The vast majority of the pilot population have no desire to stay 703 for their entire career. Both candidates in this scenario will leave. The only difference is the laid off major/regional pilot knows where they are going to leave to. Make them sign a bond ...
by tbaylx
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair Extends Furloughed pilot jumpseat policy
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Flair Extends Furloughed pilot jumpseat policy

Please note that the Jumpseat policy for other airlines pilots on furlough status has been extended. Flair Airlines will now allow other airline’s furloughed pilots to Jumpseat on all our regular flights until November 1st, 2020. Please see your company jumpseat agreement for details on how to book....
by tbaylx
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7595

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

In the first two pictures masks are not mandatory, in the third they were. In the first picture people are protesting against institutionalized racism and the murder of yet another unarmed black man by police, in the second and third they were just out having fun and getting entertained. Seems pret...
by tbaylx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 66
Views: 10431

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

Not only that, the bottom earners put absolutely everything back into the economy and not in a bank or "investment in property" or whatever. The universal income would be a net benefit to us all, if it can do anything at all to stop the social problems (and COSTS associated) we have these days. The...
by tbaylx
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 66
Views: 10431

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

Top 10% of the income earners in Canada pay 54% of the income tax collected. The bottom 40% of income earners pay no tax after government benefits. It's darn close to universal basic income at the expense of the top earners and the CERB isn't going to be easy to turn off now. The whole point of a u...
by tbaylx
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 66
Views: 10431

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

60k income takes home 46k in Ontario 300k income takes home 174265 or about 4x as much take home. When gross was 5x. I wouldn't take silence for agreement on this one. 53.5% income tax is high on your top dollars in Ontario. in 2015 it was 46.5% when Wynne and Trudeau each raised income taxes to ou...
by tbaylx
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Job Posting- Red Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: Job Posting- Red Flags

To me the biggest red flag in aviation is that you are paid only for when the engine(s) is(are) turning. As a pilot, we are all trained to work a significant portion of our time for free. The time you spend flight planning, briefing with your crew, pre-flighting the aircraft, putting away to bed at...
by tbaylx
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 6106

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

Not sure where you got the impression that Flair has no income. Load factors back up over 50% on the operating routes and a new cargo program in place have kept the lights on and as far as I know Flair has been the only airline to keep all employees on full pay up until this point. Your guess is as ...
by tbaylx
Thu May 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Transat Ferry flights
Replies: 47
Views: 6037

Re: Air Transat Ferry flights

In any case - the odds that it was operated by Air Canada are next to impossible seeing as how the have no legal control over any AT assets yet. Except that no one ever wrote that "Air Canada" had operated these ferry flights. Not on this thread anyway. Some sources told me they were Air Canada pil...
by tbaylx
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring - Chief Dispatcher
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

Hiring - Chief Dispatcher

CHIEF DISPATCHER – EDMONTON, ALBERTA Flair Airlines is Canada’s only independent low fare airline. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, our mission is to disrupt our industry by making air travel accessible, affordable and desirable for all. As important as our low fares are, we also recognize that o...
by tbaylx
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 40003

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

I doubt that the Westjet group is going to create 300+ initial training courses on a Q400 as part of their layoff plan regardless of what is in the one list agreement. Defeats the purpose of managing cash flow. I don't think anyone would expect you to understand what a CA is, or does, or prevents. ...
by tbaylx
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 40003

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

I doubt that the Westjet group is going to create 300+ initial training courses on a Q400 as part of their layoff plan regardless of what is in the one list agreement. Defeats the purpose of managing cash flow.
by tbaylx
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Flair rehires all laid off employees
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Flair rehires all laid off employees

The article suggests, not only are they taken back, but, at full wage, not just the 75% covered by subsidy. Kind of setting the bar, lets see if any of the other airlines pony up in a similar manner. That is correct, they were brought back at full wages and all downgraded pilots reinstated. Hope th...
by tbaylx
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What has happened to Flair?
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: What has happened to Flair?

Still here operating a reduced schedule.

Choking a lot less than others considering we run a domestic only route network.
by tbaylx
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33086

Re: Will Westjet survive?

It took 10 year of unprecedented economic growth for WestJet to get to a point where it added junkyard 767. Another couple years of more to get nice 787. It will take at least that long to get to that point again. The question is if Onex want to throw more money at it. If they are to continue they ...
by tbaylx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Depends on the company. Why would Cargojet hire a lower time non jet pilot when they can hire a high time boeing pilot who will have no issues with training or line indoc and can be online in a minimal amount of time? Thye might only get them for 6 months but the spike in demand for cargo might only...
by tbaylx
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27422

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

I have seen 4 industry downturns. This one will be massive. It will take out everything from Float Operations to Wide Body Jet jobs and it will take a decade to recover, if it ever does return to the level we were at. Peoples investments are gone, interest rates are zero, so there is nowhere for go...
by tbaylx
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35486

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 tbaylx
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Could this be the pin to pop the housing bubble?
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: Could this be the pin to pop the housing bubble?

This is having a much more significant effect on aviation than Sept 11th. Either you don't fully appreciate the disruption that's occurring to aviation worldwide now or you weren't around for sept 11th.
by tbaylx
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Dispatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Dispatcher

notwhoyouthinkIam wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:31 am
Hard to keep staff when they can see the writing on the wall?
It's a new position created as Flair expands it's internal OCC capabilities.
by tbaylx
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson YYC Metro FO
Replies: 16
Views: 2782

Re: Carson YYC Metro FO

A reputable company will not impose a bond if you fail out of training. That is not the norm at all.

Bonds are intended to cover the costs if the candidate voluntarily leaves during the bond period.
by tbaylx
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 14142

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

I believe the dropping experience levels are requiring many airlines to have a long hard look at their training curriculums and modify them to take into account the lower experience levels of new hires and upgrades.

A significant portion of lower experience can be made up with better training.
by tbaylx
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 7238

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

We have what we call the Lower Mainland base which is comprised of CYXX and CYVR. We don't anticipate any more flying from CYXX and our focus is entirely on the higher yields from CYVR. Currently we're only recruiting for CYYZ, there is a possibility of further hiring for the CYVR base later this ye...
by tbaylx
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 7238

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

That would depend on if you're still current on type with a PPC within the last 6 months to a year and if you were used to a Boeing SOP.

If you were current and we could match you with a current typed sim partner then we would likely run a short course which would consist of 4 sim sessions and a PPC.

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