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by altiplano
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 944
Views: 245005

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Latest newsletter from the head shed is saying they expect to hire 450 in 2019.
by altiplano
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 98
Views: 10138

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

I'd be shocked if the Jazz MEC signs off on anything beyond BOTL, seniority order for the GGN guys on the date the agreement takes effect. Perhaps they will hold that date until they actually transfer and will be ahead of any Jazz new hires not yet on property. This isn't a merger. They can't repres...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong
Replies: 54
Views: 6415

Re: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong

the aircraft entered into series of minor lateral roll deviations followed by a pronounced roll first to the left and then to the right,
What caused the pronounced roll left and right that the pilot needed large inputs to attempt to correct for?
by altiplano
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

Do you not need the same 250 and IATRA/ATP written to get a type on a 1900 or a dash? did something change? No, the 1900 is a single-pilot aircraft; it requires a high-performance type rating, but not a two-crew type rating. Thus, there is no requirement for an IATRA or 250 hours. There is also no ...
by altiplano
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

So it's why go on a 1900 when you can fly a Dash8. It used to be so hard to get a job on either! But true, I'd go on a Dash over a Beech. But if it had to be a Beech, a 705 operator and the best 705 machine advancement down the tunnel is preferable... So in that spirit... Pasco has more 705 machine...
by altiplano
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

So it's why go on a 1900 when you can fly a Dash8. It used to be so hard to get a job on either! But true, I'd go on a Dash over a Beech. But if it had to be a Beech, a 705 operator and the best 705 machine advancement down the tunnel is preferable... So in that spirit... Pasco has more 705 machines...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

Yeah you know what I meant. No, I guess I don't. Dash 8 here vs. Dash 8 there? Dispatched, 705 rules, comparable pay at all of them I suppose give or take... Pasco is Westjet's tier 3 carrier now, aren't they? CMA used to be a tier 3 at AC... I'd rather fly a Saab at Pasco and commute for free from...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:17 am
Why the @#$! would anyone go to a 704 when you can get hired at any 705 regional with a heart beat.
Pasco (Saab 340), and CMA (Dash8, Dornier 328) are both 705 certificate holders...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA vs PASCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: CMA vs PASCO

I'd go to Pasco... if you can get them to call you back... I remember I really wanted to work there and I tried really hard for years and years... But I could never get the CP to return my calls, or reply to my email, or come out of the office to see me when I came by... let alone get an interview.....
by altiplano
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay Looking For Canadians
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Cathay Looking For Canadians

Why , as a pilot, would you live in HK central? Discovery Bay is alot closer by bus or car from the airport. Amazing place to live. And cheaper. Lots and lots of pilots living there. You answered your own question... Not everyone wants to live with a bunch of pilots in the suburbs... I see the attr...
by altiplano
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 60
Views: 8982

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Can you bid:
"Avoid flying with _____"?
That's a really useful bid right there.
by altiplano
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay Looking For Canadians
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Cathay Looking For Canadians

Agreed that rent is higher in HKG. Cathay does provide a subsidy too which may not fully cover a place in Central, but would in some areas... or at least offset it... Here in Canada we're on our own as rents in YVR/YYZ and property values skyrocket and completely remove themselves from any regional ...
by altiplano
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 119
Views: 12454

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

You guys knew what it was. Everyone has a choice here. Money or schedule. There are lots of choices. Can't handle 15 days at work? Don't like you're schedule? Bid RP and work 9 days a month. Wait until you can hold what you want at the seniority you want. Or bid senior on RSV and pick up some bette...
by altiplano
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 119
Views: 12454

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

You guys knew what it was. Everyone has a choice here. Money or schedule. There are lots of choices. Can't handle 15 days at work? Don't like you're schedule? Bid RP and work 9 days a month. Wait until you can hold what you want at the seniority you want. Or bid senior on RSV and pick up some better...
by altiplano
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay Looking For Canadians
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Cathay Looking For Canadians

825K HKD? So roughly 150K CAD? Just to start I think? I have a few FO buddies there and I'm pretty certain they were a fair bit higher than that but we haven't compared pay stubbs in a while... They give you a pile of cash to set up in the city too when you join IIRC... Maybe equivalent $30K or some...
by altiplano
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay Looking For Canadians
Replies: 22
Views: 2665

Re: Cathay Looking For Canadians

I have no doubt that Cathay Pacific is not what it used to be... But why are you still there then "Wooly Mamoth"? And what draws you to this forum as a first post to forewarn Canadians that they don't want to work at Cathay? My best guess? Cadet SO stuck under a training/upgrade freeze watching expa...
by altiplano
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 40
Views: 4298

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

I was basically broke until I was in my 40's... but got there with no debt. The trick is to limit your spending to within your means... that seems the hardest part for people... consumerism... new car payment, latest cel-phone, 500 channels , hobbies , new clothes, eating out, going to the pub, exp...
by altiplano
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How can I rent a plane if I'm under 18?
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: How can I rent a plane if I'm under 18?

Call a local school and find out what they require.

Probably a checkout and then you can rent.
by altiplano
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 40
Views: 4298

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

I was basically broke until I was in my 40's... but got there with no debt. The trick is to limit your spending to within your means... that seems the hardest part for people... consumerism... new car payment, latest cel-phone, 500 channels, hobbies, new clothes, eating out, going to the pub, expens...
by altiplano
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 5497

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

What expertise do any of them have? Most politicians are nothing more than opportunists that make great promises to get elected and then deliver very little once elected. On the other hand Trump at least has a very impressive background in building things and making a small fortune doing it. He pro...
by altiplano
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 5497

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

C.W.E. wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:51 pm
So let me get this straight. Are you saying that you think that literally the only reason he won the election was because his father was also a PM?
What other expertise or qualifications does he have?
What expertise do any of them have?
by altiplano
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 11731

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

"If you’re at work, get paid. Minimum credit was the one thing that WestJet feared. No more sitting in Newfoundland for 52 hours with no pay, essentially on reserve for zero pay. No more all day at work for an hour of pay. Minimum credit and duty rigs are normal ops at other airlines, but a huge le...
by altiplano
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 11731

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

"If you’re at work, get paid. Minimum credit was the one thing that WestJet feared. No more sitting in Newfoundland for 52 hours with no pay, essentially on reserve for zero pay. No more all day at work for an hour of pay. Minimum credit and duty rigs are normal ops at other airlines, but a huge le...
by altiplano
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 5497

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

Any health insurance cost is easily offset by:
- significantly higher wages
- significantly lower taxes
- significantly lower cost of living
by altiplano
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 119
Views: 12454

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

I'm kinda tired of people blaming AC pilots for the low starting pay. We tried to stop 4 year flat, B-scale LCC, save the pension... It was voted down by a majority of the membership, and then forced on us by the Ratt and Harper. We all took massive concessions in FOS. Only to have the company turni...

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