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by Diadem
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

As far as the border cops are concerned I have never owned and currently have no cannabis stocks. It's their job to prove otherwise. If I get denied entry due to owning stocks of a Canadian company on a Canadian exchange, we'll he how far the fight goes. I'm sure there are more than a few lawyers w...
by Diadem
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices

"A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (JZA8538) from Incheon Int'l, South Korea (RKSI) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) had a wake encounter through 18500 feet from an Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA062) from Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ). No operational imp...
by Diadem
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Road Trip for airline position
Replies: 22
Views: 2488

Re: Road Trip for airline position

From one of the Georgian threads:
Roadrunnersmother wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Their pay seems fair to me. I would gladly accept an offer of employment however they don't hire higher time candidates.
If you can't hired at GGN with 5000 hours in this climate, something is very, very wrong.
by Diadem
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 5571

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

One day when you fly with a 250 hour FO who can't figure out what "fly hdg 300 and intercept the localizer" means you might have a different opinion. There is PM and PF and I honor it %99 of the time but in some cases it's easier to just reach up and click a button or spin a knob than explain the m...
by Diadem
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did not know this
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Did not know this

I have a hard time taking an article seriously when it has statements like this: "As the plane drops, it literally flings into orbit people not belted into their seats." The high-speed military manoeuver sounds like a shuttle descent, so the whole thing is highly sensationalized. Anyway, the ATSB re...
by Diadem
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 5571

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

Lightchop wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:19 am
FOs telling me I can't touch something because I'm not PF.
Captains ignoring SOPs and touching things they shouldn't be because they think they know better than the company, and then having to fix it because now they've screwed up my power settings or FD.
by Diadem
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pasco pay
Replies: 21
Views: 11508

Re: Pasco pay

Xonga013 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:03 am
Even Chuck Norris got a PFO at PASCO.
It would be amazing if he even got that much of a response out of them.
by Diadem
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 9796

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

Swoop is doing exactly what Swoop is designed to do. Isolate the canibalization of core traffic to the YXX-YEG-YWG-YHM corridor, (and on key transborder leisure routes in the winter), and then tactically, and ruthlessly go after new entrants where ever they pop up. Dealing with them in a highly agg...
by Diadem
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 423
Views: 35886

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

So the question remains. Since we are talking about morals and the high and mighty attitude of Westjet pilots, most that have never worked anywhere else before except for a single piston. If Westjet went bankrupt tomorrow, and another airline offered WJ captains DEC bypassing many qualified FO's. W...
by Diadem
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj share price blame
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Wj share price blame

tsgas wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:08 am
Hugo Chavez would be proud of you.
I'm much more of a fan of John Maynard Keynes, Paul Krugman, and Thomas Piketty.
by Diadem
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj share price blame
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Wj share price blame

All right, then by the same metric the Alberta NDP dropped the small business rate by 33% and raised the threshold on small businesses by 9%. Taxation isn't socialism, and I'm not a socialist. I believe in the value of having an educated, healthy population with police, firefighters, and toll-free r...
by Diadem
Thu May 31, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj share price blame
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Wj share price blame

you can also add that Alberta's 20 % increase in corporate taxes and the addition of Alberta's carbon tax, don't help matters. While technically correct, that's a rather disingenuous and intentionally misleading way of stating how much taxes have increased, considering they've gone from 10 to 12 pe...
by Diadem
Wed May 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage “slowing down “
Replies: 26
Views: 3763

Re: Pilot shortage “slowing down “

Trudeau raising taxes, AND calling all small businesses tax crooks. "Pay your fair share" I'm having a hard time substantiating this claim, considering the federal corporate tax rate is unchanged since 2014: https://tradingeconomics.com/canada/corporate-tax-rate It also looks like it's only 0.4% hi...
by Diadem
Sun May 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 58
Views: 9127

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

Enerjet doesn't have any 737s anymore. All they have is a Twin Otter to keep their AOC active.
by Diadem
Sun May 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 129
Views: 12596

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

You really seem upset telex because I find it pathetic that it takes the Canadian authorities so long to determine what caused an accident as serious as this one. Then maybe you and I have different thoughts on accidents that puts the paying public at high risk of injury or death. You mean like whe...
by Diadem
Sat May 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 423
Views: 35886

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

I can't tell if this is master level maneuver by management. Everyone here is patting them self on the back for accepting a B-scale. From the info that's been released, there hasn't been an agreement on wages. It doesn't sound to me like the MEC agreed to anything other than mediation and arbitrati...
by Diadem
Wed May 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fed $$$ for First Air
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Fed $$$ for First Air

Because then everyone would be up in arms about nationalization, lack of competition, and how the government doesn't know how to run a business. Giving a private entity government money to support a government program that is considered uneconomical but essential to keeping people alive is a comprom...
by Diadem
Sun May 20, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 24427

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

How do you define "too much"? Considering what we get for the taxes we pay, I don't think I pay too much at all. After all my deductions and smart tax planning, I paid about 8% income tax last year; including consumption taxes like GST and gas taxes, let's be generous and say I paid 15% overall. Now...
by Diadem
Fri May 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 24427

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

When your tax rates reach over 50% of the dollar YOU earn; there is something Wrong with the tax laws. In Ontario, 52.5% goes to Little Justin and Catherine. Neither has the slightest clue of anyone that actually works for a living. I wonder how Justin survives on his daddy's trust funds. That's th...
by Diadem
Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair struggling?
Replies: 26
Views: 4932

Re: Flair struggling?

$2 fares as a promotional idea mean nothing if they aren't advertising those fares; I haven't seen a single Flair ad since they took over New Leaf, and all of the buzz that New Leaf created has been forgotten over the last year. I have never seen any marketing of any kind with the Flair logo on it. ...
by Diadem
Fri May 04, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 757
Views: 43246

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

The NTSB determined that the AC plane missed PAL's tail by 13.5 feet, +/- 5 feet.
by Diadem
Wed May 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs

If these operators were only saying that the proposed regs could be improved upon, I might believe them; however, they're also arguing that reducing the duty hours or adding restrictions based on what time of day pilots work will increase costs to the point that customers in remote areas won't be ab...
by Diadem
Wed May 02, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs

The proposed regulations aren't perfect, but they're better than the existing regime. These operators are implying the opposite, and the fact that they haven't proposed an alternative indicates that they don't want change. If there's a better system, then they need to propose it , because no one can...
by Diadem
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: Reps from operators express concern on new duty regs

They keep saying that the proposed regulations are outdated, and that there are better options that are based on science, so what are they ? They haven't proposed any alternatives, and seem to want to keep things the same as they are now, so are they implying that the current regs are more modern an...

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