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by Airbrake
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 45
Views: 11713

Re: Westjet Delta JV

https://westernaviationnews.com/2020/10 ... nsion/?amp

I’d say from what I am hearing was about 50-75 in YYC & YVR. YYZ maybe around 100.
by Airbrake
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 45
Views: 11713

Re: Westjet Delta JV

Would anyone on the inside care to comment on this. What does it mean for the future of Swoop? Why was it excluded? Was there any indication that ALPA was involved given both groups are represented by the same union? I'm not looking to incite any arguments just curious as to what the consensus is a...
by Airbrake
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 41607

Re: Will Westjet survive?

I think Schwartz, AKA Onex, is not stressing about the current issues. They are looking a year or two out, and seeing lots of opportunities. I'd look at what Warren Buffet is doing. Looks like he is selling airlines. https://apple.news/AivVkR9q2R9uWmD0wMZ_3EA Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sol...
by Airbrake
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 45710

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

I just read the CBC News article about the flight attendants expecting massive lay-offs. That's not all, read the part about the YVR - LAX flight today. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-flight-attendants-layoffs-covid-19-1.5497037 Yesterday I did an MCO flight and our load 2 days befo...
by Airbrake
Sun May 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2276

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Bose ProFlight is my go to now. Had the A20 for 8 years and bought the ProFlight when they came out. Best for me.
by Airbrake
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 47474

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Update from the minister today. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/transport-minister-to-update-canada-s-position-on-boeing-737-max-8-1.4333935 OTTAWA - Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa's position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Ca...
by Airbrake
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 40777

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

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Me Greenway has stated on LinkedIn that external applicants are now welcomed. I can only guess that the internal applicants were lower than the requirement.
by Airbrake
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 40777

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

[/quote] Hmm, perhaps you misread my original post. It serves to educate those applying/have applied to WestJet. There are 100+ new hires this year at WestJet and no one knows what is happening at Swoop. Swoop alone will grow by 4 aircraft requiring 20-30 FOs. The 24 month freeze does not apply to t...
by Airbrake
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.
Replies: 11
Views: 3851

Re: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.

In other word, call in sick ! :-) Sadly you are correct. Our new CBA will address some or all of these I suspect. Only Mr Kaplan knows for sure though. Having a non punitive fatigue system supports and encourages pilots to not do exactly what you state. It is similar to a addiction program that is ...
by Airbrake
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.
Replies: 11
Views: 3851

Re: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.

If an airline Pilot (AC, WJ, Jazz, Porter, Georgian, Sky...etc) calls in sick or fatigued, do they still get paid for their scheduled day? At WJ it depends. We have no limit on sick days. So if you call in sick you will be paid it just gets coded differently. Calling fatigued will start an investig...
by Airbrake
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: Bose Proflight

I have had one in the 737 for the last 3 days. Flew a turn to SFO, PHX and to YXX. I currently have the A20 and QC20i. The new headset is way lighter. 1/3 or more lighter, not including the cable. Love the way the new strap fits my head and allows the arms of my glasses to not be pressed into my hea...
by Airbrake
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight Headset
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Bose Proflight Headset

It is lighter and less clamping than the A20.
If you have used the QC20i earbuds it’s the same active noise cancelling as those. The passive noise cancelling of the A20 is nice but for an airline it may not be necessary (individual requirement and plane specific).
by Airbrake
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 85059

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

jjj wrote: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:53 pm The internet is going to blow up.

You got lucky Tbaylx. You have to buy the beer until you retire.

JJJ
You mean until the arbitrator decides his fate he buys beer.
No one knows how the final situation will play out.
by Airbrake
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 67513

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Here’s a question. Will the Maintenance engineer at YYJ or YXX walk over to that Swoop 737 and change the tire and brakes for 30% less an hour? Doubtful. I was in YXX 2 days ago and asked the mtce folks his exact question. They laughed and said no they will not. The only 2 groups who are not being ...
by Airbrake
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Crossfit health issues?
Replies: 33
Views: 10138

Re: Crossfit health issues?

I missed this topic. Wish I had found it earlier. I used to coach Crossfit for 7 years. I have since dropped it from my certification but still use some of their workouts. Their philosophy is nothing new. It is just packaged in a different way than previous circuit training. Greg Glassman did a grea...
by Airbrake
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 34348

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

If people don't want to work at Swoop, don't go to work at Swoop. This is basic economics and the right of citizens of a free society. WJ came along 21 years ago and brought sustainable competition to the airline market in Canada which provided consumers with choice, and in many, many cases brought...
by Airbrake
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 34348

Swoop pilot hiring.

Here it is folks. https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=WestJet&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItSE43VDBudHJlU3UwSGpKcUVacWFRQT09&career_job_req_id=63805&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertN...
by Airbrake
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote
Replies: 97
Views: 36798

Re: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote

tsgas wrote:this has been a real tailwind for the AC shares. thanks for the windfall.
I'd say the WJA shares have benefited as well.
Not the same % but still have just about passed the high in the last 2 years.
by Airbrake
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Ex pilot sues Westjet
Replies: 63
Views: 30770

Re: Ex pilot sues Westjet

It used to be that PAT had power to not even disclose the pilots name for a few days till the dust settled but thats recently changed now Management needs a call from PAT with the pilots name and type of illness he will be off for..... Lets not forget that 2 of our family of WJ pilots took their ow...

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