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by skypirate88
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Cockpit visit
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

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: 6707

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: 6000

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: 13294

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: 1088

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: 1088

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: 15038

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: 15038

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: 4382

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: 12161

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: 1432
Views: 368390

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: 864

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
by skypirate88
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 349
Views: 65147

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Sounds like we aren't planning a hiring break over the summer at AC. In fact, a course every 2 weeks of around 40 over the summer has been discussed.
by skypirate88
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 12161

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

Flying nights for extended periods is very tough. I did it for over 4 years and thought I was doing fine. It wasn't until I took a layoff that I realized how tired I actually was. The fatigue accumulates slowly enough that it becomes your new normal mode of operation. You really need to live the nig...
by skypirate88
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz/encore
Replies: 29
Views: 3979

Re: Jazz/encore

Jazz without question. Long term stability with the new CPA, good work rules, base and aircraft variety and a pretty solid road to AC of that's where you want to be.
by skypirate88
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 14356

Re: Jazz Payscale Updated 2019

Picking up 1 day of OT a month goes a long way for you guys! 129.98 X 1.5 (OT) X 4.5 (min day) = 877.16 1 a month will get you a greasy $10500 extra a year! No imagine if you did 2, or not min credits, etc etc. Popping in for an extra day of work a month is not hard, and you definitely cannot compl...
by skypirate88
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 132
Views: 19939

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

You should never take the FIRST deal given to you. Basic negotiations. Go back and ask for more and get more. Our union guys are afraid to stand up to AC. Jazz paid ALPA dues this whole time. The MEC at Jazz cannot represent GGN best interest. This is not a merger. We are only offering them employm...
by skypirate88
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto Sightseeing
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Toronto Sightseeing

I've done several out of CNC3, although it's been a few years. It's really quite easy. Leave the circuit, and request flight following from the appropriate centre freq. Tell them you're headed for a city tour. They'll likely give you a heading and altitude to fly that'll keep you clear of any troubl...
by skypirate88
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 10616

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

I can't help with the tech question. As far as hiring is concerned, yes, the plan is to continue running courses. The last bid (which was forward looking 12 months) showed 400+ vacancies. I've also heard unsubstantiated rumours of an additional 300 or so needed to accomodate for the incoming duty re...
by skypirate88
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 24051

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

For the Jazz guys in waiting, the December PIT was about half full of Jazz hires. The total class size was over 30.
by skypirate88
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 62618

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

Anyone care to enlighten those of us that are on the outside looking in?
by skypirate88
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 24051

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

Looks like the YYZ 77 and 87 spots went unfilled. Very interesting times around here.
by skypirate88
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz vs Encore
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: Jazz vs Encore

I'm will go out on a limb and guess that Jazz has the same ban policy guidance as AC. If that is the case, flying the ILS on 09 in YFC they would only be good down to 3/4 or 4000 RVR. This is company imposed guidance I believe as one of the preventative measures that came out of the YHZ accident.
by skypirate88
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: (32 votes cast): WPSL Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 7343

Re: (30 votes cast): WPSL Poll

Let's not get ahead of ourselves now John. I believe that document you found does not have anything to do with the LOU between Wasaya and Jazz. I believe that one simply allows credit to be given to pilots who join Wasaya if they had previous industry experience. As for the Jazz LOU, it allows for a...
by skypirate88
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge
Replies: 80
Views: 16730

Re: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge

They should merge, but if course then how could AC undercut one another using each other? If they do, AC will guaranteed start looking for other companies to do the flying for less, just to keep costs down at chorus. Maybe, but they have cost certainty until 2025 with chorus. I'd be surprised to se...

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