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by skypirate88
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 349
Views: 50525

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: 1983

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: 1718
Views: 434574

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: 3338

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: 594
Views: 141058

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: 333
Views: 23597

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: 1792

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: 7350

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: 6235

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: 13715

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: 1158

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: 1158

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: 16493

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: 16493

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: 5145

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: 12727

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: 1718
Views: 434574

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: 911

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: 425
Views: 84517

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: 12727

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: 4073

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: 17625

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: 21764

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: 1104

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: 95
Views: 13708

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...

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