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by brooks
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 306
Views: 22509

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

There will also be an election if he calls for a second shutdown. If the US has taught us anything it is we could loosen up restrictions a bit more and still not get anywhere close to what they are seeing down south. You can cause more death in your country by suffocating the economy than Coronaviru...
by brooks
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 29
Views: 9158

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

Because a poorly drained cabin door causing an inflight shutdown is no big deal.
by brooks
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??
Replies: 29
Views: 9158

Re: 220 Pilots, what are you thoughts so far??

This is why airlines stick to what has always worked. Like a 737.
https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/a22 ... 66.article
by brooks
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1152
Views: 123033

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

If you think AC will go bankrupt you are dreaming. Just like when years ago you were cheer-leading WJ and all your predictions on eating our lunch. And if you are hoping for the fall of AC, I think you should be more worried about your own backyard. If AC fails, WJ will be in more trouble,and you w...
by brooks
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1152
Views: 123033

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

I posted this in the General Airlines forum but I thought this would give some guys food for thought on the future of the AC-Transat deal. Morning Star: "Many investors are betting on a rebound for Air Canada stock. That would lead to 200% upside or more. The more likely scenario, however, is that t...
by brooks
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines need to shut down to survive
Replies: 55
Views: 9539

Re: Airlines need to shut down to survive

From Morning Star. "Many investors are betting on a rebound for Air Canada stock. That would lead to 200% upside or more. The more likely scenario, however, is that the company goes bankrupt. Even if Air Canada can continue to raise capital over the next 12 months, the dilution will wipe out any ups...
by brooks
Sun May 31, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39912

Re: Will Westjet survive?

You’re missing the point Brooks. As all of those companies are held privately through ONEX, people don’t know how big those companies are, what the sales are like, profit margins, assets, etc etc. They are buried beneath layers of funds and equity stakes. Plenty of information in their 171 page ann...
by brooks
Fri May 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39912

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Brooks, Thirdly, WJ is a piece of ONEX’s portfolio. ONEX has other companies that are under the COVID squeeze. How’s the admissions at the movies, or the production companies? Spirit manufacturing has been hurting since the MAX fiasco.The aircraft leasing company is facing hard times for sure, as l...
by brooks
Wed May 27, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39912

Re: Will Westjet survive?

In 80 years you won't be flying in airplanes. You'll be a systems technician working on a spaceship heading to Mars. ONEX has been highly successful and I doubt that they would tell WestJet to issue layoffs taking into account re-training costs without the required foresight. Right now AC has a tric...
by brooks
Wed May 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39912

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Nah.... Just a dude on LOA Onex will move this corporation through bankruptcy and reacquire at 10 cents on the dollar. IPO not long after. Its the circle of life in Canadian aviation. Rinse and Repeat. Ha, if that’s what’s panning out for WJ, then they’ll be holding hands with AC then on their way ...
by brooks
Sat May 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63876

Re: The Return to Normal?

If there isn't a job though what are you going to do? Furloughs at airlines - and in all businesses - during the hard and slow times are nothing new. You mention WJ, didn't they already lay off a significant portion also? Didn't Sunwing and Transat and Porter lay off almost everyone? I'm sorry to s...
by brooks
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 22747

Re: A "NEW" One List?

I don't think the PTA was worth the paper it was printed on. Guys were saying if we don't vote yes the company will whipsaw the two pilot groups. Well they've done a pretty good job of doing that even with the one list. Bump downs who took Encore spots just took a pay cut and there is no guarantee t...
by brooks
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 36
Views: 5021

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

Daniel the crew was all American. That said, Canadian pilots could potentially work in the US division of the company, with proper legal paperwork. They are one and the same for all intents and purposes. Very, very sad day indeed. Off topic but I had a friend apply for their 737 operation in Port A...
by brooks
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 9306

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Is it just me or does Halifax have a rate of incidences/accidents as of late? I can recall a 747 going off the end on rwy 14 last year or something?
by brooks
Sat May 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24518

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

There is no desperate need to take the company public again once it purchased by Onex. Being a private company as Ed put it doesn’t require this constant nagging by speculators and analyst to see how the company is doing. Decisions can be made without worrying about morons on BNN telling people it d...
by brooks
Sat May 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24518

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

It is on a credit watch because up until a few days ago it was thought that WJ might buy AT. Read the report from Moody's. Now AC gets to have fun with that. WJ has $1.3 Billion in the bank and less than half the airplanes that AC fly's. Most likely a credit upgrade considering they are flying full ...
by brooks
Sat May 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24518

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

Lol wow.
Hey remember AC makes its money on international routes. Last I checked WJ is probably going to action all 20 787s and probably many more widebodies past that. Enjoy the show.
by brooks
Fri May 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 44607

Re: One list

It’s not about entitlement. It’s about attracting experienced pilots to mainline and retaining them. If there ever isn’t a need for OTS hires than it will all come from Encore and you have nothing to worry about. The majority of pilots just voted for 2 lists so I don’t know where you get that idea f...
by brooks
Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 44607

Re: One list

Everybody stays as is and going forward make two lists. If Encore is going to start hiring 500 hr instructors who will be more senior than the OTS hire with Jet time and experience at mainline it will not end well.

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