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by sanjet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airbus to rename the C Series...disgusting.
Replies: 27
Views: 2760

Re: Airbus to rename the C Series...disgusting.

So jetblue will be replacing the E-jets with these birds. Boeing's partnership with Embraer is starting well!!!
by sanjet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Need a little help getting a "lift"
Replies: 46
Views: 2584

Re: Need a little help getting a "lift"

So you both work and both of you can't put enough cash together for a return ticket? Both your credit cards are maxed out? Are you both addicted to something that you blow your money on? Makes no sense not able to afford a ticket, even if both of you worked minimum wage jobs the combined yearly inc...
by sanjet
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Maple Leaf Lounge...
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Maple Leaf Lounge...

Unless you purchased the maple leaf lounge access with your ticket i dont think you can have access unless you have the frequent flyer status. 8 hours is plenty of time to hop on the UP EXPRESS train to downtown and have a nice meal. You can purchase a long layover train ticket that gives you a roun...
by sanjet
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3504

Re: Norwegian Air

Unless they get acquired by another airline (good possibility), I would be surprised if they continued operation after this summer.
by sanjet
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 5565

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

“Checkin in” Not acting professionally at the gate in front of passengers. Pilots speaking fast English and using non standard language on the radio confusing the sh*t out of a foreign ATC. Using HF radio in 2018. People that constantly talk/complain about work even on a layover. 3 hour PA’s to the ...
by sanjet
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9786

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Swoop is clearly meant to reduce the CASM of an airline in order to get first mover status in the ULCC space in Canada. It is an attack against other investor groups looking to gain a foothold in that space. It will do this without sacrificing the branding of WJ, which as anyone with a brain can se...
by sanjet
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Safety and professionalism in the cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Safety and professionalism in the cabin

As for the masks? Look at them. They are made by a cost-cutting company who want to save as much weight and money as they can. I doubt many people could get them over both their mouth and nose and form any sort of effective seal. Plus, if they weren’t mouth breathers before, they probably are in an...
by sanjet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Possible CSeries routes?
Replies: 58
Views: 10836

Re: Possible CSeries routes?

Didn’t both the A380 and 787 both have delays close to 2 years. And didn’t the A320NEO lose it’s ETOPS certificate?
by sanjet
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The problem with minimum wage ground crews
Replies: 9
Views: 2611

Re: The problem with minimum wage ground crews

Airlines can plan all they want for extra help but like you say, when minimum wage workers see the weather outside, they will just call in sick. What have they got to lose? I don’t blame them at all, why would I risk slipping and falling for a minimum wage job. The airlines with subpar ground crews ...
by sanjet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Southwest uncontained engine failure, window broken, passenger partially sucked out of window... wow
Replies: 41
Views: 5433

Re: Southwest uncontained engine failure, window broken, passenger partially sucked out of window... wow

This just goes to show how a simple blade separation still caused this much damage/injury. Can easily take out some hydraulics too if parts flew in the wrong direction.
by sanjet
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 4002

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

The plane does have some weird things but I’ve always felt secure in rough windy days on approach/departure when I used to fly it.
by sanjet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jetlines launch delayed
Replies: 15
Views: 5765

Re: Jetlines launch delayed

I remember them saying they would thrive if foreign investments were allowed, funny still no takers even after the government increased the foreign ownership limit... :roll:
by sanjet
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: CIRB Decision
Replies: 103
Views: 13761

Re: CIRB Decision

Earning 97k on a left seat of a 737!? I don’t get it, people are ok taking on that kind of responsibility with that pay?! 3-4 years in a well established airline in Canada and you’ll be making that in the right seat!
by sanjet
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 14603

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

Kinda funny that the top-ranked topic of discussion is about how the ability to scam some shitty free food is now becoming less possible... Viva l'Aviation Canadienne! :mrgreen: Go Czech Republic! +1 We take sub-par salaries and benefits in one of the best times to be a pilot in decades in this cou...
by sanjet
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge Growth/Connector Downsizing ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5266

Re: Rouge Growth/Connector Downsizing ?

So the music is about to stop at Jazz? All those new hires going to be stuck on new scale FO pay for years. Probably see the classics and RJs gone and just fly the Q. Why keep the RJ if the C can do it all and do it for cheaper. Plus CHR is in the leasing game so minimal effort to move the RJ anywh...
by sanjet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 14603

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

And now booking standby to gain lounge access will be abuse of travel privileges. If caught showing the boarding pass after going through crew by pass and being on duty to operate another flight will probably be grounds for taking your RAIC privileges, grounds for termination of travel benefits and...
by sanjet
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 28
Views: 13482

Re: First few years pay

And this is why we end up with a contract that passes with such a narrow margin. Very few hired in the last few years actually know what is in the contract or what has changed or care to actually read it. Mainline: First 4 years, guaranteed 75 hours / month first 4 years. Blocks may be higher (DBM)...
by sanjet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Commuting
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Commuting

Sky is a great company but just remember it’s a regional airline. Commuting from the west can become quite tiresome given the expected shedule of a regional carrier.
by sanjet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TSC- Go from 0 to Air Canada in 5 years or less
Replies: 21
Views: 2097

Re: TSC- Go from 0 to Air Canada in 5 years or less

It is good advice, if I can add: Dont over plan the future, remember to enjoy the journey along the way as you meet all kinds of people and actually learn some lessons. I’ve seen guys get way too frustrated trying to plan their future specially when the “timing” isn’t working out. A reminder that a ...
by sanjet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single Pilot Airliners?
Replies: 113
Views: 4650

Re: Single Pilot Airliners?

It is just a matter of time. The only issue is the cost to implement this method. Right now it’s still cheaper to train two guys/gals to fly an airliners and avoid logistics for a 1 pilot/pilotless airliner. I think within 2 decades the infrastructure will start being implemented for single pilot ops.
by sanjet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series
Replies: 39
Views: 6503

Re: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series

Looks like the 320 NEO with the PW engines just lost their ETOPS certification due to engine issues. Could be a boost for C-series sales.
by sanjet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 28
Views: 13482

Re: First few years pay

Is it true that overtime is paid at the flat hourly rate while under flat pay or is it 1.5 times higher after 85 hours? My buddy in his first year says he doesn't get time-and-a-half for overtime, but I'm skeptical because I've heard otherwise. You are guaranteed 75 hours pay per month as a new hir...
by sanjet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Imagine if ALPA OC had had patience, and forethought!
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: Imagine if ALPA OC had had patience, and forethought!

For some reason you think you are immune to the fallout from Swoop. How do you expect to ever make any progress on your own WAWCON when you have another airline, in house, doing more work for less pay? Oh, you’re waiting for the 787s are you? Well, how would you feel if they were sent to Swoop for ...
by sanjet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WHY SO MUCH HATE AGAINST SWOOP??
Replies: 29
Views: 6438

Re: WHY SO MUCH HATE AGAINST SWOOP??

You cannot blame shareholders want to squeeze more out labor and assets. It’s just disasppointing that during one of the most profitable eras in airline history and with a true pilot shortage, this is being tolerated. Again you cannot blame WJ management, they are looking out for their one and only ...

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