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by skypirate88
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4475

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

All the more reason to force an election and turf the current disgrace that is our leader and controlling party. I don't see a point. JT has bought so many votes I doubt he'd be unseated. If you made at least 5k last year you're potentially eligible for 2k a month from CERB. Who wouldn't vote for m...
by skypirate88
Sat May 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 9659

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

Does every thread have to turn into a pissing match between you two? It's pretty clear you are both so far dug in that nothing will change your minds.

There's a PM function, try it and stop using every thread to argue with each other.
by skypirate88
Tue May 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 91
Views: 16995

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

To put into perspective Carnival Cruise saw a 600% surge in booking for august. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/05/11/why-carnivals-bookings-jumped-600-and-what-analyst.aspx That 600% surge is compared to the 3 days before Carnival announced they were resuming some cruises. It's easy to increas...
by skypirate88
Tue May 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 104
Views: 28323

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

Something will be published later today. Those numbers is what I heard as well. Over 600 surplus. Close to 1600 reductions from the last bid After CEWS expires, Skyregional will lay off around 75%. Jazz will lay off 50% (and that may not be the end of layoffs). 600/4200 active is 14%. If these numb...
by skypirate88
Mon May 04, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104029

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

On the investor call CR said they are in receipt of the assessment but will reserve further comment.
by skypirate88
Sun May 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 104
Views: 28323

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

aerodude wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:45 pm
FL320 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:40 pm
Dry Guy wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Doesn't look like it. Rouge will continue but with a narrow body fleet only.
A321neoLRs?
Yes looks like ACPA has already put a MOU to allow TRZ pilots to take over.
For express wages
by skypirate88
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104029

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

Around that yeah. Did it to get off the horrible flat pay we have You just went out of probation and you’re already flying left seat at AC, honestly....congrats! :lol: :lol: :lol: Haha! Oh well done. I think everyone rolled their eyes a little at the captain claim, thanks for proving it. Not surpri...
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 97071

Re: Layoffs

Turn down your thermostat at night. Ours is set to 68 at night and likely could go lower. Buy bulk if you can and don't buy outside of a flyer. Also buy what's in season. When you're driving accelerate less aggressively and drive at a more economical speed. Consolidate investment and banking account...
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Georian pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Air Georian pay?

You must be new here
by skypirate88
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443535

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Squid wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Kapitanov wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Just a rumor, but heard that the two GS in March are the last ones before a hiring freeze because of the coronavirus.
Confirmed and no max. New bid coming soon with the reductions
Confirmed by who?
by skypirate88
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 18
Views: 4033

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

They don't need to raise the pay. The last few PIT courses have had guys with plenty of jet time from all over the world.
by skypirate88
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 146207

Re: New hire bids

wordstwice wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:45 am
Noticed the regular pilot job posting is off the Jazz website, only pathway route is available. Anybody have any insight if this is the only way to apply now?
I just got an email about a job posting from Jazz. I assume they have put the ad back up now.
by skypirate88
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 337
Views: 27491

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Dump? Seriously? If you think it is that bad then please just leave. We don't need people like you around here. 1+ Lol, frickin dump. Get outta here boys, save yourselves. Capt Kirk, We all know who you are, the same guy that posted a highly embarrassing(for you no less) YouTube video about(amount ...
by skypirate88
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Cockpit visit
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Re: Cockpit visit

I'd say it depends. There are times where we may be very busy dealing with a problem and don't really want to be bothered but vast majority of the time I don't have a problem with visitors. If there has been a time before the flight that I didn't want to be bothered I always extended an invitation t...
by skypirate88
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 7512

Re: Airline lifestyle

ALPA dues are 1.95% (or close to anyways). The health plan at Jazz is very expensive. I'd wager that's it the bulk of the deductions. There is also pension and potentially ESOP deductions as well.
by skypirate88
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 6417

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Similar thing happened to me through YOW. Scanned my bag and took the butter knife I'd been carrying around for a month but the fork was fine. They also scolded us for not taking out our iPads. We were an entire operating crew.
by skypirate88
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada Outbid
Replies: 73
Views: 15117

Re: Air Canada Outbid

And conveniently 15 million was the number Transat was on the hook for if they walked away from AC
by skypirate88
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz or Porter (in terms of commuting out of yul) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Jazz or Porter (in terms of commuting out of yul) ?

I'm not particularly versed in the policy at Jazz since I never used it, but if I recall as long as you list for 2 flights prior to you scheduled pairing start you are safe. If you miss both there is no disciplinary action for not being able to get to your base to start the pairing. Perhaps someone ...
by skypirate88
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz or Porter (in terms of commuting out of yul) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Re: Jazz or Porter (in terms of commuting out of yul) ?

Pretty obvious choice in my opinion. Jazz has a base there, and if you didn't get it in your new hire class I suspect it wouldn't be long before you could transfer. Jazz also has a commuting policy which if followed will keep you out of trouble. There are also multiple options to get in and out of Y...
by skypirate88
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 18902

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

How does the flat pay actually work? Does it mean no overtime pay or anything at all for 4 years? No, it just means the pay is the same for all equipment. Overtime available varies fleet by fleet but is paid on top of annual salary. First year mainline salary is flat to 75 hours, then is paid at ab...
by skypirate88
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 18902

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

How does the flat pay actually work? Does it mean no overtime pay or anything at all for 4 years? No, it just means the pay is the same for all equipment. Overtime available varies fleet by fleet but is paid on top of annual salary. First year mainline salary is flat to 75 hours, then is paid at ab...
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hanging your hat at Jazz?
Replies: 27
Views: 6363

Re: Hanging your hat at Jazz?

At one point I planned to hang my hat at Jazz. I was a YYZ based Q captain near the bottom of the list. After about 1.5 years sitting in the hiring process with AC I had given up on going and stopped worrying about it. Then to my surprise I got an interview invite and eventually a course offer. Taki...
by skypirate88
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 13114

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

goingnowherefast wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Summer is the slow tourist season. Wet lease AT planes until the max's are flyjng again? It's plausible.
Air Canada is definitely leasing machines from Transat. They will do some VYR-YUL and YUL-CUN flying I believe. It was announced not long ago.
by skypirate88
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443535

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Purely a WAG, but I suspect there will be a bit of a slow down as the fleet and crews get shuffled around. With that in mind, eventually the plane will be back flying and our crewing deficit and fin acceptance will necessitate continued hiring. The plan before all this was classes of 30-40 every 2-3...
by skypirate88
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Headset suggestion for Aviation College?
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Headset suggestion for Aviation College?

David Clark has a new noise cancelling over ear headset meant to compete with the Bose. It is on same frame as their professional on ear set. I've heard positive things about it. It's the DC One-X

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