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by JTrain
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 9155

Re: Swoop alum

Since ALPA has a blacklist on these guys and Swoop they will never let these guys or Swoop join ALPA, they will be on their own to fend for themselves without a union. ALPA takes care of it paying members!! BUT he does not seem to get it. Here he is, threatening everyone: Its a small industry gentl...
by JTrain
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 9155

Re: Swoop alum

Most don’t give a crap about Tbalyx living in a Van. They’re pissed at the man and busting his chops now in every which way. Lest we forget that Tbalyx going to SWOOP was debated on this very forum. Several people pleaded with him over several days to reconsider the move. Whilst no picket lines wer...
by JTrain
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 50525

Re: One list

Voting no. I welcome the Encore pilots to the WJ seniority list. Respect and appreciation for everything they do for Team Teal. Spent too many years of my career as a regional aviator and I know full well the challenges and demands of what the WEN pilots do on a daily basis. But if management wants ...
by JTrain
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 72261

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

I wonder if the moderators can ban him just for being a tool. He needs help and this forum is getting overrun with his crap. It’s not even worth reading posts anymore. Soon as he posts, people sign off. +1. Steve Bannon's "Flood the zone with shit" quote comes to mind. The sad thing is, t...
by JTrain
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: New hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

Re: New hiring

Noticed there are no more postings for pilots on the WestJet Encore website. Just wondering if they are done hiring for the time being. They always seem to be hiring. Last time I was through the YYC Campus there were 2 newhire groundschools in various stages of the process before sims. If for some ...
by JTrain
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 72261

Re: The End of the WPDL Confirmed

The entire Encore list was stapled to the bottom of the WS list in June 2014. Plus the original 50 Encore pilots were added to the WJ seniority list in the late summer of 2013. That is why you'll see many DOHs that seem out of order on the WJPDL. Best case scenario for the Swoopsters is that they go...
by JTrain
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 7237

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

Hi Cossack - Enjoyed your YYZ perspectives from the ATC tower re the 33 operation in high winds. I was flying on some of the days you mentioned and found it interesting how you guys handled thing. I was also flying earlier this month the day there were three A380s on the ground in YYZ due to high wi...
by JTrain
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Things to Consider if Considering Encore
Replies: 41
Views: 14124

Re: Things to Consider if Considering Encore

JBI - Excellent response to NCP. I doubt we'll see NCP again in this thread, as he specializes in "hit and run threads" - posting something incendiary, which is usually a gross distortion of facts from a pro WJ management perspective, then not sticking around to deal with the responses. Ty...
by JTrain
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore ALPA vote??
Replies: 43
Views: 11061

Re: Encore ALPA vote??

Was Mainline ground school set for October cancelled? Why? Because they had hired sufficient people! A normal WJ newhire class would be 8-10 folks. 12 would have been considered large back in the day. There had been several large classes throughout 2017. As in 16 or so. They even squeezed the sim b...
by JTrain
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Commuting policy
Replies: 19
Views: 10961

Re: Encore Commuting policy

Anyone willing to volunteer information on what the Encore YYZ based Captain schedule is like? I'm particularly interested in hearing from YHZ commuters (PM if you'd prefer). CGK If you're Halifax based, why not apply at Jazz? Avoid the need to commute altogether. If you live in Halifax, you'll be ...
by JTrain
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ B-767 Fleet questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5891

Re: WJ B-767 Fleet questions

WS also had some contract instructors (I want to say from Boeing) who flew with our pilots in the first few months of 767 operations, to help ensure a quick learning curve for the initial cadre. That is fairly standard ops in the airline world, whenever a completely new type is introduced, factory i...
by JTrain
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet pulls back from LGW.......
Replies: 11
Views: 4939

Re: Westjet pulls back from LGW.......

Could the reduced schedule be because WJ doesn't have the backup with the 767 from Boeing? Or did common sense finally prevail?. Flyer 19-20 LGW flights per week with four B767s isn't an overly aggressive schedule. Even 21, which is what they had last year, left one aircraft as a spare each night. ...
by JTrain
Tue May 30, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Direct to mainline WestJet
Replies: 26
Views: 12264

Re: Direct to mainline WestJet

A better option would be to apply to WS Encore right now. I look at your total times and even subtracting for 1-1.5 years worth of flying - you would be competitive for an Encore job. Let's say you were to start at Encore within the next 3-5 months....you would be on the WS seniority list, you'd sta...
by JTrain
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 11515

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

I apologize for making that assumption however perhaps you should be more concise with your queries. Something like I'm trying to plan for the future, when I reach 1300 hours etc... Just some friendly AvCanada advice, most of us are tired of the trolls +1. Apply as soon as you remotely think you wi...
by JTrain
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 11515

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

My biggest question is why do the moderators put up with the Nicky Nicks of the AvCanada world. This site can be a very useful tool for people working or interested in Canadian aviation. Yet the actions of a few individuals / screen names only serve to drive away hundreds if not thousands of folks w...
by JTrain
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Gabor Lukacs being sued by NewLeaf
Replies: 10
Views: 6408

Re: Gabor Lukacs being sued by NewLeaf

The larger question is why is New Leaf so threatened by this one individual that they feel the need to sue him to shut him up? If New Leaf were doing as well as they claim, they'd ignore the squeaky wheel. All he's asking for is a $3m bond to ensure stranded passengers can get home when the venture...
by JTrain
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: I was genuinely embarrassed for them
Replies: 26
Views: 11223

Re: I was genuinely embarrassed for them

complexintentions wrote:The title of this thread pretty much guarantees the original poster is gonna eat a huge shit sandwich one day.

Seen it so many times. Guys slinging the mud end up wearing it eventually. No exceptions.
+1
by JTrain
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 38616

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

Maintenance issues happen to everyone. Two weeks ago WS was the internet villain, today it was AC, and next week it will probably be Transat's turn.
by JTrain
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 38616

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

Not just WS that this stuff happens to. This week AC is the one getting the bad press. ---------------- Air Canada passengers stranded in U.K. Canadian Press TORONTO - Air Canada is taking heat on social media from passengers spending two unexpected days in Manchester, England. The flight to Toronto...
by JTrain
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 38616

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

The problem isn't that the 767s they got turned out bad. It was that WestJet pushed the utilization too high. They thought they could have their cake and eat it too by running high utilization with older aircraft that need more maintenance, more often. They had no excuse not to know that they would...

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