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by groundpilot
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4834

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Guess I have an obvious question about 787 growth. Where is all the "untapped market" for all of these future arrivals? I mean Air Canada, and Transat (pre-merger) would have filled any "obvious" market vacancies that would generate good, steady income, no? Are they poorly positioned to do so in th...
by groundpilot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Don’t get me wrong..the person who negotiated 4 years flat pay should taken behind a shed and put down...

But when you throw in all the extras and the option of bidding left seat early on, it is not THAT bad...
by groundpilot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

nightbird wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 am
It doesn’t matter what you bid, they don’t have to train you in the new position.
FACT
by groundpilot
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4439

Re: Pension

New plan. It’s been said that the new plan can yield even more $$$ in retirement than the DB plan if you have the right career progression. I’d say people now that join young and upgrade quickly will make out like bandits in retirement from the TB plan. The DB plan is deader than disco and will nev...
by groundpilot
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4439

Re: Pension

Hi, I was wondering about the details of Air Canada's new hire pension plan. What is the formula to determine your pension? How many years in until you are vested? It is based on career average earnings so varies quite a bit from pilot to pilot. Having said that I have plotted a conservative career...
by groundpilot
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7470

Re: Interim bid out

IT IS NOT 4 YEARS PROBATIONARY. IT IS 1 YEAR. I REPEAT- 1 YEAR It is 4 years flat pay which will pay you the same at WJ. Yeah, flat sucks. It's insane and embarrassing Except you can escape by bidding Captain or RP (good schedule) I'm at year 3 and could be 60% from the top on the 737 in yyz and abo...
by groundpilot
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7470

Re: Interim bid out

If Air Canada wants to fix its crewing problem (and help the profession in the process), all it is has to do is to cancel the 4 year probationary pay. How can one be on probation for 4 long years?! Not even at NASA!! You are confusing your facts. It is a 4 years flat pay system which matches WJ pay...
by groundpilot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8934

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

No A220 in yvr yet but Captain 737 and A320 are going junior. Maybe under 2 years on property and you can hold skipper in yvr
by groundpilot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I would guess a big shaker of a year with lots of layoffs and no movement. Fixed that for you. Gold is potentially on track to hit $2000/ounce - inverted yield curve, so-called "incompetent" federal reserve/unpredictable blow hard president,and other signs of bad news to come. Better hope you've go...
by groundpilot
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I hope nobody's deferring these days. This could be the last class for a while. This is not my impression from the last message from the boss from 2 days ago. The essence I felt was that they are preparing for an onslaught of new captains and the creation of more positions on most fleets. I would g...
by groundpilot
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

It can't be DOH because we don't use DOH at AC

ie deferrals...

That could be a colossal mess
by groundpilot
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 19951

Re: The Ol' PFO

I've never applied to Air Canada or Westjet. Im happy with where Im at now and plan on staying there for good. Sure if things change in the future I'll open the doors. But for now, if AC or WJ wants to hire me, they need to come find me, Im not going to them. Cheers 8) I was once like you. Now my f...
by groundpilot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?

As much as Richmond is convenient, I would avoid it like the plague. A horrible community & vibe in my opinion... Disagree. Apartment rents are much lower than anywhere closer to downtown, including Marpole, Kerrisdale and Yaletown. Lots of shopping places, including all the major box stores and ch...
by groundpilot
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?

As much as Richmond is convenient, I would avoid it like the plague. A horrible community & vibe in my opinion...
by groundpilot
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1376
Views: 352752

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Look forward to buying the beer on any layover with any FO regardless of where they came from. Good man! I'm always amazed with the odd +40 YOS skipper who doesnt get the beer. Has had countless beers bought for him throughout his career, makes 6 times what the RP does(or flat pay FO), has a DB pen...
by groundpilot
Wed May 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 9230

Re: BETRAYAL!

Already some chatter about a JS ban. Probably not a bad idea. Better to keep the area clear rather than getting under the skin of a pilot trying to do their job. It’s your jump and I respect that. The support for a true seniority list is there and this isn’t over yet. I think cool heads will prevai...
by groundpilot
Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23087

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

[/quote] It's called eating your lunch bud. That's exactly what WJ is going to do to AC on it's international routes. The 787 product is identical if not better than AC and WJ costs structure is lower. [/quote] Very much an "old school" Westjetter type scare comment. Would maybe apply, say 3 years a...
by groundpilot
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27819

Re: 737 max

Hey Boeing, Airspeed Unreliable QRC: 1. Autopilot (if engaged)...Disengage 2. Autothrottle (if engaged)..Disengage 3. STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches...CUTOUT Etc Etc PROBLEM SOLVED. Point taken... But sad fact is all world operators don't have the same experienced and trained crews that North America is...
by groundpilot
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27819

Re: 737 max

Bingo...

Company does NOT have to pay MBG with a fleet grounded beyond their control...
by groundpilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 20545

Re: 17 year TA?

There is no rush... we have an existing agreement to 2025. Absolutely. Anyone scared of Rovinescu won't have to worry about his wrath in 2025 anyway. I don't think he has 6 more years in him as CEO... And other deals will have come and moved on by then. GGN is cooked, that's a certainty. Cutting of...
by groundpilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 20545

Re: 17 year TA?

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by groundpilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Think carefully before you make your next move
Replies: 122
Views: 13997

Re: Think carefully before you make your next move

Haven’t posted in a VERY long time. I’m doing so because of my belief that we need to vote YES. Are we worth more? Yes. Is it worth gambling my pension, my accrued seniority, my career stability. No. In the end, as a 13 yr Jazz pilot, I’m paid fairly, I’ve been afforded a great quality of life and ...
by groundpilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 20545

Re: 17 year TA?

If you are senior and don't like it vote no. Agreed. If you are junior and don't like it, vote yes and go to AC. Vote no...and still go to AC... A looming pilot shortage and again the industry is out maneuvering a pilot group. Air Canada needs pilots - FACT. That FACT is never going to change. Pilo...
by groundpilot
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 7233

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

do you guys think US Aviation will open the door to Canadian Pilots ? the pay here is a joke. No - I don't What I think is far more likely is they would hire Canadian airlines to take on Capacity Purchase Agreements (CPA) to move around passengers south of the border. You would have cheap labour wh...

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