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by brooks
Sun May 31, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33546

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: 33546

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: 33546

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: 33546

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: 353
Views: 56551

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: 19142

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: 4767

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: 8713

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: 24097

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: 24097

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: 24097

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: 40451

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: 40451

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.
by brooks
Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24097

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

Hey, lunch is like eating ACs routes and customers for friendlier Western Canadian approach to international travel. Unlike this Merger between two competitors (which has a greater chance of not happening btw) the Onex purchase is just a guy with lots and lots of money about to give WJ the cash and ...
by brooks
Tue May 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24097

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

Air Canada will not be sitting on its hands. WestJet has more than its work cut out for itself if it wants to secure anywhere near a 10B market cap. That market share has to come from somewhere, and AC won't be giving up any willingly. Don't ever underestimate CR....he's a shark, and likely smarter...
by brooks
Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 40451

Re: One list

If outside hires continue at WJ/Swoop and Encore starts hiring 250 hour wonders I don't think one list is good for the pilot group. You must not realize that every captain at Encore has more experience than the OTS hires that mainline has hired this year. With all due respect that is a pretty bold ...
by brooks
Sun May 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 40451

Re: One list

Easier to have two lists going forward than ungluing 1 list. If outside hires continue at WJ/Swoop and Encore starts hiring 250 hour wonders I don't think one list is good for the pilot group. The Encore guys and gals should be happy that just like every other regional out there that they have a sho...
by brooks
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 44874

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

I think Boeing has got a big big problem on their hands. This won't be a DC-10 killer but it's going to be lawsuits galore and major modifications e.g. a third AOA installed like on Airbus.

https://t.co/MtmnQk9sn4
by brooks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 19500

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

I don't think it will cause some mass exodus like the kids above are talking about. Remember Encore still has to ratify their own collective agreement. There are a lot of pros in this deal that I am pretty sure the new guys at AC wish they had.
by brooks
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Ex pilot sues Westjet
Replies: 63
Views: 30618

Re: Ex pilot sues Westjet

Last I heard she was handing out leaflets explaining how WJ is a big bad airline. The fact that not much has happened lately probably means it’s going nowhere. But you gotta pays those high Vancouver condo fees somehow.
by brooks
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 83142

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Guys, quit feeding the Weed. You're embarrassing the company.
by brooks
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Prepares for Takeoff with Definitive Lease Agreement
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Canada Jetlines Prepares for Takeoff with Definitive Lease Agreement

That's good I like it.
But seriously, talk is cheap. Jetlines is worse than Enerjet when it comes to actually following through.
by brooks
Thu May 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC759 Video link - how close it was
Replies: 2
Views: 2501

Re: AC759 Video link - how close it was

Could have been the worse aviation accident in history. I like how they use little A319s in the graphics...
by brooks
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Cannibalization of WestJet Routes
Replies: 27
Views: 8567

Re: Swoop Cannibalization of WestJet Routes

Rouge Expansion is progressing nicely I see... Air Canada to expand domestic Rouge offerings amid increased low-cost competition GREG KEENAN AIRLINE INDUSTRY REPORTER PUBLISHED APRIL 30, 2018 Air Canada will expand the domestic offerings of its Rouge discount brand this summer as the competition fro...

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