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by altiplano
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Keeping them separate allows each entity to be sold or taken public in their own right in the future, amongst other things. Not having a separate OC makes it almost impossible to segment the different operations in the future, if that is something that is decided strategically will happen. You say ...
by altiplano
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I really like page 16 of the CHRT report
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: I really like page 16 of the CHRT report

Is the tribunal adjudicator a hypocrite now?
by altiplano
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

I didn't say anything that isn't true... and I don't worry about getting anything in my food, thanks.
by altiplano
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Have I just got an Air Canada PFO???
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

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

I think it's a noncommittal reply... They don't want to leave guys hanging in a pool again... but they wanted to get back to you in the time frame they saif they would when you interviewed... Take it for what it is, you're in the mix of things... Hope for an offer when groundschools start up again, ...
by altiplano
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Then you ought to read what I wrote too... I appreciate the job they do, particularly when they do their job well, I like many of them, I work well with my crew, they deserve a living wage, you get what you negotiate... I'm glad you agree that FA is not equal to nurse in respect to training and resp...
by altiplano
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

GRK2 you talk about your statements having sarcasm when wishing people dead, and then you go on to tell other people to get some humanity and grow up. Get it straight man. This was about nurse vs. FA training and experience... do you assert that FAs are more highly trained than nurses? And it's not ...
by altiplano
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Still, I'm here on assignment. First, because the airline is celebrating the 50th anniversary of flights to Australia (the first flight, from Singapore – via Perth – landed in Sydney on April 5, 1967). And second, to find out why the new recruits go through four months of training – twice the indus...
by altiplano
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Wishing death on, or withholding medical help from people who you disagree with is pretty extreme. "Maybe I don't care about anyone but myself"... Because I think being an FA is a service job and not a highly trained profession that requires prior experience and years of education/training? Because ...
by altiplano
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

If you say so billgeno... I realize my view isn't PC or whatever for some and I accept you think I'm ignorant ... it changes nothing. As I said, I do think everyone deserves a living wage... and you get what you negotiate. Job function is irrelevant whether I like someone or not, a personal thing, n...
by altiplano
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 6610

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Can’t believe the salary structure for WJ FAs, starting first year Nurse wages on average are higher than top WJ FA. You're right. Nurses should make even more. Totally! Degree vs. 2 week course for an unskilled labourer. I like many of the FAs I work with, and many of them do their jobs well... bu...
by altiplano
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cat 1 medical with past cannabis use
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Cat 1 medical with past cannabis use

No drug test, but I would keep it to yourself, don't go in and announce it. It shouldn't disqualify you if you did, but you never know with some examiners... they might go looking for more or putting notes on your file.
by altiplano
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Are WJ pilots paid in magic fairy dust, or something other than cold hard currency? You've obviously been snorting some of that dust to proclaim that pilot wages have no bearing on the bottom line or CASM. Wages are a COST. You do know the "C" in CASM stands for COST, right? And pilot wages are a s...
by altiplano
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Some people still buy it - that it's all about the pilots and our wages. The fact is that you could pay the guys in the front nothing and it wouldn't even show as a blip on reducing CASM meaningfully. Utter bollocks and100% wrong. Certainly what the union types would like you to believe. You have o...
by altiplano
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 5746

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

I sure wish ACPA had some "non-starters"...
by altiplano
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Some people still buy it - that it's all about the pilots and our wages. The fact is that you could pay the guys in the front nothing and it wouldn't even show as a blip on reducing CASM meaningfully. The highest profit ULCCs in the US pay their pilots similar to US Legacy Airlines... and they are a...
by altiplano
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 5746

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

It is self interest. What else could it be? That is clear. It's certainly not a benefit for anyone else but those that had the right timing to be on the top when it flipped. Personally I think we should be 30 and gone... You get your 30 years at the trough, steady, even, equal progression, and you'r...
by altiplano
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Doesn't change the fact that they could densifying the airplanes, paint a new logo, build a new website, and still give the flying to their pilots. The business model is what defends the market in your example, it doesn't matter who's driving. So the fact that they are able to create division and d...
by altiplano
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Doesn't change the fact that they could densifying the airplanes, paint a new logo, build a new website, and still give the flying to their pilots. The business model is what defends the market in your example, it doesn't matter who's driving. So the fact that they are able to create division and di...
by altiplano
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9795

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

Poor job trying to reframe the argument, realitycheck.

"Either with us or against us or it's time to move on"

That's not the dispute I see here. I see the group that is the most highly committed to the success of the enterprise protecting themselves and their profession.
by altiplano
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 423
Views: 35879

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Eyebrow, those places you mention have DEC because of a skill shortage on their property. No one, or very few, right seat there long enough to qualify experience wise for those jobs... that's the case overseas too... But that's apparently not the case at Westjet with FOs on 6 or 7 or more years wait...
by altiplano
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 423
Views: 35879

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

DEC only existed because those on the property weren't taking it... We have a chance, up to 6 times a year, to bid on seats that need filling... if something is being offered to new hires, it's because it's not being filled... if it was offered to a new hire and they wanted it then good for them, TH...
by altiplano
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 5194

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

telex wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:04 am
When you pee in a cup for your medical do you know what the purpose of such is?
Check for diabetes.
by altiplano
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 5194

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

There are so many safety sensitive positions... The day that everyone has to do it - and not just in this industry, I mean everyone - is the day I will not fight this infringement. Anyone operating any vehicle or equipment, anyone with any responsibility for safety or decisions that affect others......
by altiplano
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 5746

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Make it optional insurance for everyone over 60 with an unreduced pension available... and let them pay for it themselves of they want it. Same choice for everyone when they get there. Forcing people, who don't want that insurance, to pay for others is BS... Maybe we could come up with an actuarial ...
by altiplano
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

Does it make a difference?

Are you not going to do it if someone tells you it's "Hard"...

Study and ace it...

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