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by Benwa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 38
Views: 9554

Re: 787 Pilots

That's funny Tango Niner since there is no requirement to tell Gander or Shanwick radio that you are CPDLC since they already know. CPDLC isn't something that shows up on radar, it's something included in your flight plan. Yet 2 days ago... Shanwick came back with Confirm CPDLC ? So l will go back ...
by Benwa
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: BETRAYAL!

How about putting the blame where it's deserved. Company removed the possibility to bump our way down to Encore in case of layoffs. Let's make it a pure seniority list, and vote again. I'm quite certain that the one list vote would've been a Yes if that part hadn't been taken off the LOU. Encore pil...
by Benwa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 60308

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

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by Benwa
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 60308

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

... First, it’s pay protection, not a freeze, despite what some may think. Which means the new contract rates and annual steps. ... Hopefully you're right and we'll get years of service at Swoop. Year 1 Captain should go down to 58$/hr as anyone holding Captain position through seniority will never...
by Benwa
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 60308

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

If you want to be ahead of the pack.

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by Benwa
Sun May 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 16876

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

I'm willing to call that bluff
by Benwa
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Time to Stand Firm
Replies: 74
Views: 18605

Re: Time to Stand Firm

OTS WJ pilots are on the WJPDL below current Encore pilots... All FOs. No direct-entry Captain positions...

Don't see any similarities to the SWOOP situation.
by Benwa
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Time to Stand Firm
Replies: 74
Views: 18605

Re: Time to Stand Firm

Come to think of it, if you want my respect, from on "known" person to one "anonymous" poster on a public internet forum, why don't you go back to your post and clean up the grammar and syntax? I'd appreciate that. The edit finction works fine on this forum. Didn't proof read before hitting Submit ...
by Benwa
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop hiring foreign scabs
Replies: 61
Views: 9322

Re: Swoop hiring foreign scabs

WeedPro2000 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Well, if you think it's the same company, you could always ask the CIRB what it thinks. I think you'll be disappointed by the answer.
We'll see
by Benwa
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 28078

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

*slow clap* John Swallow made money !
by Benwa
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19413

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

Where will that DEC job get you once we get the WJ Pilot List thing figured out as per our contract? Direct Entry FO.

Don't leave your current job just yet.
by Benwa
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bond issues
Replies: 47
Views: 5771

Re: Training Bond issues

The company he signed the bond with doesn't exist anymore. If he stayed, he would have been layoffed a couple of weeks later. Even the parent company went under and still owes all previous employees a lot of money... the new owners are just trying to grab cash wherever they see opportunity. Don't st...
by Benwa
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beware of the A380
Replies: 58
Views: 7496

Re: Beware of the A380

To put the SLOP issue to rest, In the past Nat doc 007 suggested differently than now. I guess they figured the vast majority of people flying the NAT are equipped. Nat 007 2013 edition 8.5.3.B b) Pilots of aircraft capable of programming automatic offsets should preferably not fly the centre line b...
by Benwa
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beware of the A380
Replies: 58
Views: 7496

Re: Beware of the A380

- NATS SLOP is actually centreline , 1 mile, or 2 mile right. The idea is that everyone is doing something random and thus, centreline is also an option . It's all about creating more mathematical randomization. (Comforting, no?) Centerline is for those not equipped to do offsets. When equipped you...
by Benwa
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet and London: A mess or a success?
Replies: 32
Views: 20111

Re: WestJet and London: A mess or a success?

I'm pretty sure that what was voted down is the Work Conditions offered to fly more Widebodies.
by Benwa
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired
Replies: 151
Views: 31414

Re: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired

Guys got drunk at the hotel bar the night before... got into an argument with an American Carrier crew. Police got involved. And they proceeded to operate the next morning... at least that was their plan until they were stopped by airport police after going through security. All hearsay. I wasn't th...
by Benwa
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Drone vs A320
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Drone vs A320

They say it might have been a plastic bag.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04 ... have-been/
by Benwa
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Frozen" paint job
Replies: 21
Views: 2431

Re: "Frozen" paint job

by Benwa
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Crew home. Private room. Airport 15 minutes away. YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 4965

Re: Crew home. Private room. Airport 15 minutes away

twinpratts wrote:On initial?
Yes
by Benwa
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?
Replies: 30
Views: 4474

Re: Westjet Unionization + Bomb threats = Connected?

Come on guys. Bomb threats is the new thing... it's not limited to Canadian operators. It's been going on like crazy for over a month now.
by Benwa
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Saretsky's legacy
Replies: 31
Views: 14029

Re: Saretsky's legacy

BE20 Driver wrote:What news is this? the WJPA's fear mongering email?
It's always fear mongering right?

On June 24th the WPPA modified their certification application to remove Encore pilots from their application.

That's the truth.
by Benwa
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Drones: popular…and currently uninsured
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: Drones: popular…and currently uninsured

Also if you carry a camera as a payload, and not only for FPV purposes, it falls in the UAV category.
by Benwa
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 197124

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

5 months and counting for me. (Mainline) // Well the waiting is over !

Edited:

Here's how it went for me:

Applied January 2014
Interview October 2015
Pooled November 2015
Got the call for May 25th ground school (737)

:-)
by Benwa
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Fuel surcharge
Replies: 21
Views: 3595

Re: Westjet Fuel surcharge

godsrcrazy wrote:can't find that article maybe you can paste the link.
Try and Google Westjet September 18 2008

http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=64

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