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by DH772
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 21586

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I also don't see how being good enough to "represent" Air Canada means that you may somehow not be a good "fit" for Air Canada. Call a spade a, you're either good enough to wear that uniform, or you're not. No, no you are not. If you are working at an express carrier, you are wearing a similar unif...
by DH772
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 21586

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I'm not sure exactly what you're upset about in your post? The hiring practice the last 2 years have been incredibly favorable to people like yourself working for the express carriers. If you are at one of these carriers you likely have had an interview or likely have your name in the cue. Your argu...
by DH772
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA?
Replies: 76
Views: 15789

Re: New TA?

When you say "In fact if you look at the pension estimator if you take the additional payments made through the MEPP plan vs. DC and you factor that additional payment into the DC plan (say into a separate investment vehicle) the difference between the 2 plans is near 0." You are making assumptions...
by DH772
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA?
Replies: 76
Views: 15789

Re: New TA?

The company contributes a higher percentage than the employee. It really is a very very good DC pension. Not a DC pension to start with. What someone was referring to was the pension payout is higher than the DC because the employee/employer pay into it more since there is no ITA limits. In fact if...
by DH772
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

FPOKA, it sure sounds like you are looking for a better lifestyle position that will preserve your mental and physical state. While I do agree that AC has a wide variety in flying that you certainly can achieve your goal, I know first hand that in order to achieve this you will need to make sacrific...
by DH772
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

300+ vacancies over the next year Only 10% of those spots are for external hires. That leaves 30 positions. Application was open for 30 days and I've been told they received over 1000 "qualified" applications. 30 spots for 1000 pilots. A degree is easy way to narrow down that list. Edited to add- Ca...
by DH772
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

That's only the interim. There will be many changes on final award. Dont expect any EMB captain spots open
by DH772
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

Cndpilot, way to read only the last sentence of my post. My entire statement was exactly what you so kindly pointed out. AC can hire WHO they want. Meaning they are not keeping the last 20% open to be kind to the military folks. Quite frankly, take your own advise from your previous post. My opinion...
by DH772
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

AC would love it if that could be the only way in but they need to save space for military and the odd OTS person that for whatever reason could not go the express route Again, please explain why AC "needs" to reserve spots for military guys? They could have easily made it 100% from express carrier...
by DH772
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Updated logo and 767 preview
Replies: 182
Views: 57001

Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

Well you're dillusional then if you think YYJ won't be operated by a Q400 sooner than later. Comparing YYJ to YVR route? Really? Sigh.... And yes congrats on making a point that certain destinations are served by a bigger aircraft during peak season. Pretty sure every other airline in the world does...
by DH772
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Updated logo and 767 preview
Replies: 182
Views: 57001

Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

A traveler flying YYC to YYJ for example buys a ticket on AC for $10 less (what a deal!) then gets on the plane and finds out its a Q400. Back in the 90's some still remember that this was served with a BAC146 by AirBC. The traveller then deeply regrets their decision and next time books WJ and fly...
by DH772
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 194923

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Hi There As for the WJ ots question - yes we are continuing to do a handfull of interviews. We are only looking at 2 WJ classes in the first quarter and expecting 50% flow from WJE. I thought we might open the posting again, but for the amount of hiring in Q1 - there really isn't a need to just yet...
by DH772
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA approves Business Class at rouge
Replies: 26
Views: 13860

Re: ACPA approves Business Class at rouge

Help me understand your reasoning.
Being a million miler you are mad about the rouge business product so instead of booking a "business seat" (term used loosely) you'd rather sit in a seat at WJ that offers 2 more inches over rouge?
by DH772
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Reaction to Westjet new route announcement or not
Replies: 12
Views: 6987

Re: Air Canada Reaction to Westjet new route announcement or

ouch. That was a painful sentence to read.
by DH772
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Worth the move?
Replies: 42
Views: 10666

Re: Worth the move?

20k a month? That's absolute bs. way more to that story here then what's being told to potential jazz candidates. 20,000/$110 is 182 credit hours 182 - 82 regular block is 100 hours. Even 100 hours at 1.5 is Working an extra 66 hours! I recall average pairing productivity at Jazz around 4.5-5 hours ...
by DH772
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Hiring Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 5236

Re: Hiring Clarification

Had a buddy at Jazz just tell me that if you put your name on the Pilot Mobility List (PML) and decline a position at AC you will remain at Jazz but put onto the new (shittier) payscale. Who comes up with this stuff? This was made clear during the jazz roadshows. Idea being only those who want to s...
by DH772
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 767 to SYD/MEL
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Re: 767 to SYD/MEL

with 5 767's coming on board would WS be looking at possibly a 767 continuing from HNL to MEL/SYD as most of Europe is already covered they would have the only 1 stop to MEL from canada? Doubtful. Sorry to tell you but this isn't a new ground breaking idea. Canadian/AC did the SYD route before they...
by DH772
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 767 cockpit
Replies: 14
Views: 7435

Re: 767 cockpit

for a "temporary" airplane the cost of refurbishing a 767 cockpit will fair out weigh the cost of an entire initial 787 course for pilots.

and seeing as WJ won't even spend the cash for PDC's I doubt they would ever consider this idea.
by DH772
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Employee Standby Travel Line
Replies: 77
Views: 35285

Re: Employee Standby Travel Line

1. yes, you are whining. You want change? Let me ask you, what are you going to change by complaining on a forum? Go talk to your association. Tell them your concerns. Have them bring it up with an ACPA representative. Have them call the person in charge of the reciprocal jumpseat at AC. Posting on ...
by DH772
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Employee Standby Travel Line
Replies: 77
Views: 35285

Re: Employee Standby Travel Line

AC pilots who JS on WJ could possibly start asking the powers that be to start making some changes. Would hate to see WJ start putting restrictions on you. We need to help each other and it should be equally fair. Sure, and while we're on the discussion of "FAIR"... AC might as well limit the recip...
by DH772
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 385418

Re: Air Canada Pool

How does one guestimate if no one knows whether 625 signed up or 1000 signed up on the PML?
by DH772
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 625
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Re: 625

insult CEO of AC.
Puts name on PML list.
Classy
by DH772
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 77753

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

And ALL this coming from a guy who never intended to go to mainline and wanted to make Jazz a career. Now I may have no choice but to go. LMAO! Whatever helps you sleep at night. From the slide presentation the incentives for Senior pilots whether they stay or go is still quite decent. Again, whate...
by DH772
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 77753

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

As countryhick said. The timeline has been set by AC and the flow through has been arranged by AC and chorus in order to reduce costs with minor input from ALPA. ALPA wanted a lot more but has been told "take it or leave it". Wanna play hard ball with CR? How'd that work out for ACPA? Thought so. t...
by DH772
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?
Replies: 368
Views: 77753

Re: New CPA and flowthrough to Air Canada?

Irrelevant in my discussion. My point is for a junior pilot, at least at Encore will offer a guarantee for them where as accepting a job with Jazz will not.

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