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by mattedfred
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Foreign Conversion Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Foreign Conversion Fees

Thanks for all of the responses so far

Has anyone tried using their PC Financial debit card in Thailand? PC only uses Interac and won't guarantee that it will work on the Plus system.
by mattedfred
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Foreign Conversion Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Foreign Conversion Fees

PC Financial charges a 2.5% Foreign Conversion Fee but may not work on the Plus network since they use Interac. Our Mastercards charge a 2.5% fee. Our CAA Visa TravelMoney Card charges a 3.75% fee.

What do you do for money when traveling overseas?
by mattedfred
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Thailand

My wife and I are finally planning a trip to Thailand. Feel free to post or pm with any useful tips. We would like to spend a few days in Bangkok then a few days in Chang Mai then a week in the islands. We may be leaving as early as this Sunday and return around April 16th. Info on flights (i.e. rou...
by mattedfred
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nationwide Pilot Union - Is it Possible??
Replies: 33
Views: 2120

Re: Nationwide Pilot Union - Is it Possible??

I believe that more pilots in Canada are represented by ALPA today than since Air Canada left CALPA. I just heard that another airline may be joining ALPA in the very near future. Imagine is we were all members of the same union and refused to scab for each other and had the ability to move from air...
by mattedfred
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CFRI .50
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: CFRI .50

mattedfred, don't you fly a Dash 8 for Jazz? Aren't brakes on a Dash only meant for parking at the gate? I was under the impression that as long as it's not .1 CRFI in front of the marshaller a Dash is fine on any surface. :lol: We made A4 exit landing on 6R then Rwy10 landing on 6L in YUL the othe...
by mattedfred
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CFRI .50
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: CFRI .50

It is my understanding that a CRFI is not required if the RSC is reported as 50% B&D or more. Perhaps they were obligated to report the CRFI because the RSC was reported as less than 50% B&D? I would rather land on a runway that had a RSC/CRFI that I felt was too conservative rather than one that I ...
by mattedfred
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?
Replies: 27
Views: 5148

Re: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?

We moved from Winnipeg to Waterdown in 1998. We were renting an apartment in Waterdown and I was based at YYZ. We loved it there. We are currently living in Cambridge and don't know why anyone would want to raise a family outside the Waterloo Region. They seem to have everything a family could ever ...
by mattedfred
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What a NOB!
Replies: 40
Views: 4675

Re: What a NOB!

kewl

DB or DC?
by mattedfred
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Unforeseen" - Use the Farce, Luke
Replies: 19
Views: 2664

Re: "Unforeseen" - Use the Farce, Luke

I have flown commercially for 16 years and have only exceeded my maximum duty day by a few minutes on rare occasions. This often has resulted in my having to overnight away from base, despite the fact that I was scheduled to be off the following day. I am fortunate enough to work for a unionized emp...
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: skyregional delayed
Replies: 49
Views: 5955

Re: skyregional delayed

The only sarcastic text in my previous post was the might is right comment. Perhaps the old OAC mantra was out of context with the rest of my post as I was actually referring to AC with that statement.
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: skyregional delayed
Replies: 49
Views: 5955

Re: skyregional delayed

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Might is always right folks. When the Jazz pilot group do something for the benefit of their members they are seen as being selfish and lowering the bar. When anyone else does the same thing they are seen as only doing what they are obliged to do for their members. If AC wanted ...
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: skyregional delayed
Replies: 49
Views: 5955

Re: skyregional delayed

I met a PD Captain that was a retired AC 767 Captain.
by mattedfred
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: skyregional delayed
Replies: 49
Views: 5955

Re: skyregional delayed

My understanding was that the original delivery date for the first Q was the end of May. Has that been moved up?

The pilot group won't find out who will be awarded the Q until at least February 11th.
by mattedfred
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: 360 Degree Interactive Helicopter Ride
Replies: 2
Views: 564

360 Degree Interactive Helicopter Ride

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/2 ... 13393.html

Click anywhere in the frame and move your mouse to control the view as the helicopter
by mattedfred
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What Route is AC forced to operate
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: What Route is AC forced to operate

Air Canada and any airline that provides feed for Air Canada must schedule at least one FA that meets a minimum standard of bilingualism to specific communities within Canada. YYJ is one of them. Every other Canadian carrier is not required to meet these requirements. Either the ACPPA should be scra...
by mattedfred
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring periods for Northern Ontario... and beyond?
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Hiring periods for Northern Ontario... and beyond?

Determine what your limits are. Are you willing to live anywhere, under any circumstances, for any pay, to fly any type? Then narrow down which operators have hired pilots with your experience in the past. I think your best bet would be to get on a small cessna on floats. Find out who operates small...
by mattedfred
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARS question with reference
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: CARS question with reference

So if you fly an aircraft for pleasure or under what was CAR 604 and you fly for a commercial air operator you must follow CAR 700 which is the more restrictive. Must follow CAR 700 for flight time and flight duty time limitations by combining CAR 604 and CAR 700 flight time and flight duty times o...
by mattedfred
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARS question with reference
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: CARS question with reference

What about the 36 in 7 or 3 in 17 time free from duty requirements? Must these be coordinated between a beaver registered to a business for private use and a 705 operation? Wouldn't this be the same as operating my own private aircraft on my days off? i.e. my total flight time would include time fro...
by mattedfred
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: negots?
Replies: 51
Views: 7254

Re: negots?

Has the arbitration hearing for the Q400 grievance taken place yet?
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: AC C2 & TC!
Replies: 34
Views: 4903

Re: AC C2 & TC!

One of my competitors allows me the opportunity to commute to work with them for free. Another one does so for $20 less than the airline that I provide lift as a subcontractor. I also get discounts on hotel rooms, car rentals and cruises even though I am unable to offer the employees of any of these...
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Tomorrow Night
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Tomorrow Night

http://www.thegroovekitchen.com/

Stop by for live music and drinks. The house band usually gets started around 2130.
by mattedfred
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the best company you have worked for, why?
Replies: 37
Views: 4366

Re: What is the best company you have worked for, why?

Jazz Aviation Inc Dash8 100/300 Captain safety, security/stability, schedule, wages and working conditions, travel benefits Jazz is the safest operation that I have ever worked for. I have worked for 6 different companies. Jazz provides job security and stability compared to other companies that I h...
by mattedfred
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Hotels in Edmonton
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Hotels in Edmonton

I just booked the Wingate by Wyndham for an airline employee rate of $96. My friends got it for $102 but they can't cancel.

Thanks for all of the help folks.
by mattedfred
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The 250 to 1000 hour leap
Replies: 34
Views: 2992

Re: The 250 to 1000 hour leap

I spent my time between 250 and 1000 hours doing the following: Completing my diploma from an aviation college Getting my float rating Networking Volunteering Landing my first job on floats over the phone Getting laid off for the winter from my first job Unemployed for a few months Landing my second...
by mattedfred
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Hotels in Edmonton
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Hotels in Edmonton

Thanks Topper but I called the Sutton Place and they will only offer a discount for the room that my wife and I will be in. They won't offer a discount for the room that our non-airline friends need.

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