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by altiplano
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive
Replies: 15
Views: 2768

Re: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive

Didn't the CEO (was it Eustache) retire and then have to come back to pull out of the dive?

The 321 neos will do well though...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SKIES Magazine first annual Canadian Pilot Compensation Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: SKIES Magazine first annual Canadian Pilot Compensation Survey

This one was funny... What was your 2018 salary? Still 3.5 months to go! INCLUDING all bonuses and per diems? Per diems are not salary! When I'm on the road in some of the most expensive cities in the world and having to spend $£€¥ to EAT or TIP or UBER or WHATEVER that is NOT SALARY! Shoe allowance...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!

It's not a federal holiday - remember we work under federal employment rules in this business. Besides, life goes on in most of the country... kids go to school, banks are open, airlines fly. Do you want to survive BC air taxi or not? Get out of that clapped out Navajo or Metro, pin on a poppy, and ...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Can a newly minted A319/320/321 AC Captain still be drafted back to an F/o position?
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: Can a newly minted A319/320/321 AC Captain still be drafted back to an F/o position?

aV1 was using past tense in his statement so I don't know why you refuted it then...

Anyway...

Many guys are still on grandfathered rates if they go to RP even today - make almost as much as an FO in the fleet and fly great schedules.
by altiplano
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Can a newly minted A319/320/321 AC Captain still be drafted back to an F/o position?
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: Can a newly minted A319/320/321 AC Captain still be drafted back to an F/o position?

There are no 330 RP positions. All augmented flying (which there is very little of) is done by FO’s. There have been many 330 RPs over the years. Position was only eliminated recently. And yea, people have gone from Captain to RP of various fleets, or Captain to FO, or 777/787 FO to Narrowbody Capt...
by altiplano
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PML Portal
Replies: 67
Views: 6567

Re: PML Portal

Lots of Jazz on this month's course...
by altiplano
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!

It's not a federal holiday, and they don't recognise it in Ontario like in BC...

I always found that strange.

Currently, Remembrance Day is a holiday in all provinces and territories except for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
by altiplano
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 44
Views: 16440

Re: First few years pay

What does draft and drop get you? Keep whichever is the higher of credit for the new trip or dropped trip, plus get paid 50% premium on all flying that is not within the original pairing footprint. For example. Scheduled for a 2 day trip, tomorrow, YYZ-YVR-YYZ. 10 hours pay. Crew sked offers draft/...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 44
Views: 16440

Re: First few years pay

Mainline has Draft and VO . Draft is time and a half. VO is straight time. Someone else an explain as to when you get the Draft premium at mainline. The guys that re-wrote/ negotiated that part of the contract are idiots. I agree that those who renegotiated draft at Mainline made a mistake, but mig...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 44
Views: 16440

Re: First few years pay

Consumers... :roll:

lol...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 44
Views: 16440

Re: First few years pay

Absolutely. I'm not a fan of max OT, you need your time off. But being available one or two trips every few months on OT, or a sim seat fill... will likely pay you more than any side job and take less effort to see you through the lean years... At time and a half or double time, and pensionable, it ...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Have I just got an Air Canada PFO???
Replies: 15
Views: 3650

Re: Have I just got an Air Canada PFO???

Got the call!! GS on the 1st Oct. (I've got to say that the formula pay is going to be a SERIOUS hit though...still agonizing over that)... Anyone in the know have any idea what types will be on offer on the October GS??? The "Formula pay" is not the main problem... it's the 4 year "Flat pay" that'...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 3352

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

FlyGy wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Looks like she published a followup.....

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatch ... -1.4814533
That is horribly written and difficult to read.
by altiplano
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I find a new instructor, or is this a normal first few lessons?
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Should I find a new instructor, or is this a normal first few lessons?

I'd walk.

My PPL is a little faint in my memory, but I seem to recall doing almost everything (with assistance/direction as required) from day 1...
by altiplano
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pass fees
Replies: 19
Views: 2078

Re: Pass fees

My friend's wife works at HD... she got me a discount on some stuff years back... She was a manager of some sort... Maybe it changed?
by altiplano
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 3352

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

A WestJet Encore Ltd. de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWFE/WEN3234) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson International, MB (CYWG) to Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International, SK (CYXE) commenced a missed approach off of Runway 27 due to a flap indication. The aircraft landed on Runway 27 at 0044Z....
by altiplano
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 766
Views: 46230

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Here's another A320 crew for you to berate... Screenshot_2018-09-06-11-00-44.png American Airlines A320 on a visual approach into Fort Myers runway 06 almost landed at the wrong airport (Page Field runway 05). ATC directed them to go around... News media and "experts" say there was no danger, just e...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 3636

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

+1 Bede... useless. Of interest is Financial "Advisor" vs. "Adviser" vs. "Planner"... Anyone in Canada can call themselves a "Financial Advisor"... and they don't have a fiduciary duty to represent your interests. The term "Adviser" is specifically regulated by securities commissions... The term "Pl...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Work at Porter? Check your pay!
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Work at Porter? Check your pay!

Pretty ballsy...

$900K bilked from a company while you're already busted and on bail pending appeal for the conviction on $300K you robbed from your last employer...

https://canoe.com/news/local-news/porte ... 2c39e8b280
by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 3636

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

RookiePilot. I'll say again. Air Canada Debt: $6,063,000,000 WestJet Debt: $627,000,000 WestJet reported a loss of $20.8-million after 13 years. Air Canada reported a loss of $77-million. Putting giant pie charts up on here doesn't make it profitable. AC has too much overhead. LOL. You see! Your th...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 3636

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

rookiepilot wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:34 pm
"Professional Analyst".

What's that exactly?

Equivalent to having an rec pilots licence...and calling oneself an experienced, expert pilot......LOL
I don't know... maybe poor choice of wording on my part, but industry analysts seem to have more credit than avcanada's peanut gallery.
by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 3636

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

We'll see year end who has the higher profit... not like I care other than to know I'm working at a healthy company. AC has work to do, no question, but their costs are going the right way and they are making profits every year. You haven't been paying attention if you think you can just throw out t...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 3352

Re: Loser experiences go around, becomes little bitch

Yeah, that's brutal.

Stupid witness and clueless reporter.
by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 2504

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

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by altiplano
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 3636

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

Let's not forget that back in the CDN/AC days the aviation industry was under heavy regulation and the Canadian Government dictated who flew what routes etc (favouring AC). The times have changed so if you're trying to make the claim that WJ is somehow headed down the same path you need to give you...

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