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by seriousflyer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

Havent heard anything. Wouldnt think so.
by seriousflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

Agree with all the above math and risks.

Imperial = Emprical

The arbritration of Esp replacement has potential to revamp upt to 40% of Westjet Pilot pay.
Significant.
We'll see in April.
by seriousflyer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

That is a weird post ^. You trying to sound like Yoda? A pilot must be one with the market force? Alot of your post explains details that are simply not true or not true yet I suppose. You've made huge leaps in what you think is going to happen and what has actually been stated. 30 tails to Swoop? N...
by seriousflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
by seriousflyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

I understand your POV, but a couple of your statements are false. There is incentive- REIP $14,400/year for 2 years if you flow to Westjet. Also - you accrue senirorty on the list, not YOS, but senoeiry ahead of any OTS hires. If you work at Jazz those two incentives dont exist. Also- the union is w...
by seriousflyer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5339

Re: Westjet Delta JV

We need the max for alot of Westjet network growth, but what we will see through the JV is alot of growth in our load factor on our wide bodies to international destinations. We already have exceeded our widebody loadfactors targets for an intial launch. With that being said, flying 10 widebodies fu...
by seriousflyer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

Thbaks for replying. The models and studies I read were completed in 2018. These studies modeled fleet and recruiting plan for AC as a plateau of 2020, 2021 numbers ~ 1000 new hires each year, then declining to ~ 200 new hires in 2025. I read the average new hire at AC is 36, Westjet similar, that w...
by seriousflyer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28294

Re: 2020 Hiring

The entire pilot market is going to get squeezed again as Jazz has published a bid with 30-40 vacancies for Captains for the first time in recent years. Now with both Mainline operators and both regionals hiring at unprecedented levels, the next 24 months is a pilots dream and a recruiting challenge...
by seriousflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Unlimited Travel Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: Unlimited Travel Pass

Outsiders being employees from other airlines... sources are the employees who have worked in the industry for long enough years and seen travel passes policies before. That's all.
by seriousflyer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 11505

Re: Westjet ad.

I'm been at Westjet 4 years. Encore flow pilot. Take home pay is still less than I made flying king air 350. Cashflow per month is $3000. $2000/mth into employee share plan. Difficult to run a household with our setup. If the union and company doesnt completely revamp the take home pay system by Apr...
by seriousflyer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Unlimited Travel Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: Unlimited Travel Pass

Alot of mixed opinions...employees are claiming good load factors and outsiders are seeing red flags. As usual, never a dull day.
by seriousflyer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 5341

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

A normal T4 is around 100k.
If you work OT you can earn $115K.
If you are a training captain and work OT and work your ass off. $130K.
by seriousflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

It's hard to say. To answer your question. They would profit indirectly. Which isnt s monetary amount that can be seen or touched by anyone pilot. What I mean by that, is that the company would be able to recruit and raise morale which has an impact on profitability and health of the airline. Which ...
by seriousflyer
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

I agree. Those pilots hired at encore after may 14, although not all would be fully 100% aware of the politics, would of atleast known the result of the vote may 14, that is the argument from the people who are trying to pass resolution. Either way - all pilots hired at either airline are considered...
by seriousflyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

No. If the resolution passes, all encore pilots hired before May 14, 2019, their senirority is made whole. Maintaining seniority start date on the westjet pilot senirorty list. Pilots after May 14, start to accrue more senirorty than new hires at encore.
by seriousflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: Future hiring

Oh ok, sorry for misinterpretation,. Thanks for the info. Very interesting and good to know.
by seriousflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: Future hiring

Ya I agree with yycjetdriver, selling a depreciating assest at a profit, then leasing back at favorable terms, is good business sense, especially when your trying to spread capital across multiple divisions of the company. It's quite common. It also reduces risks on the company books, allowing more ...
by seriousflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: Future hiring

Yup...that marh works.
My thesis from the beginning is Onex is interested in rapid expansion of swoop to 30 tails. Why wouldn't an investment firm want to expand an operation.at those cost metrics.
by seriousflyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: Future hiring

He means Scott Wilson (SW), VP Ops at WJA. 300 is alot for Westjet, I think the most they have hired in one year 170ish. If they plan to hire 300, that's massive for our size of operation. Wait to hear the official numbers in the coming weeks. I'll add - we dont control hiring for link. Also - when ...
by seriousflyer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Most are encore and swoop. I think GS is late October not Nov.
by seriousflyer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

If you are hired at mainline as YYZ FO, it would be 4 or 5 years before being able to hold YYC with one list intact. Depending on what our group decides regarding the direction of the one list, that could change. If the one list dies - and all pilots retain their senirority and all future hired pilo...
by seriousflyer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3901

Re: Future hiring

Westjet keeps claiming they are gearing up for a mass hiring, but I've heard that for 2 years. I've heard multiple managers tell me 500 pilots. October is suppose to be a big bid. We will se if big bid means 12 spots or 60 spots.
by seriousflyer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

I'll add, just to be clear in your scenario, if you were to start today as encore FO, work four years, with the ONE lolist intact, you most likely would not be able to hold YYC FO when you flowed. There are hundreds of pilots in front of you trying to do the same thing. For example, I've been at Enc...
by seriousflyer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15830

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Your scenario is unquantifiable. It is impossible to predict crew planning, fleet plans, expansion, or reductions more than 24 months in the future if Westjet Mgmt/BOD didnt sell the company, and now the fact that we have new owners, who have priorities that are completely ambiguous, makes it comple...
by seriousflyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 32313

Re: ONEX plans

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