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by PT6onH20
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada Outbid
Replies: 71
Views: 10737

Re: Air Canada Outbid

Here's hoping shareholder greed prevails.

TS pilots keep their company and schedules.
TS management and office staff keep their jobs.
AC pilots maintain their career progression.
Shareholders get the one thing that matters to them.
Legault keeps his legacy.
Onex is kept out.
by PT6onH20
Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Buys Air Transat
Replies: 26
Views: 4562

Re: Air Canada Buys Air Transat

I suspect Transat was part of the Onex/WestJet plan and that's got completely ruined. I wonder if Onex will pull out of the deal now. Might see a WJ/Onex counter offer yet. Jerry doesn't walk this easily. If you’re gonna talk the talk, at least get the guys name right :roll: Reminds me of the passe...
by PT6onH20
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots judging their colleagues
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Pilots judging their colleagues

https://youtu.be/AjPG7zjHrk8

Here's looking at you....you know who you are!
by PT6onH20
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore vs Porter
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: Encore vs Porter

ive heard Encore can be rough, but POE survivors at my current shop still talk about YTZ PTSD.

that place is a gong show - get your 500 hrs 705 PIC and move along
by PT6onH20
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Random Q400 tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3610

Re: Random Q400 tips

keep a hoodie in your kit, year round. So much rudder trim.
by PT6onH20
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: C-Series?
Replies: 25
Views: 4684

Re: C-Series?

Don't worry, last i remember, they still had the C-series mentionned in the recurrent GS slides.

As the wise man says, "It's not a matter of if, but when." :roll:
by PT6onH20
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Q400 Training
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Q400 Training

Lightchop wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Worst Q400 sims in existence. Have fun.
Have you ever seen them both "land" at the same time? I thought the building was going to collapse.

Ps - what happened to the CP?
by PT6onH20
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11104

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

trey kule wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:46 pm
PT6on....

After reading your post, I can confidently say you should definitely not fly the next day. Or the one after. Or ever after.
Common sense is a critical quality as a pilot and you obviously lack any of it.

Wanna buy my knee board?
by PT6onH20
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11104

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Was waiting for a shuttle somewhere in Canada last night. The smoking pit was about 15 feet away. Couple of people lit up some marijuana cigarettes. I wouldn't have known until I smelled it, ans by then, I must have caught some second hand smoke. Should I book off for my flight today?
by PT6onH20
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 9507

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

I would like to reply to this by giving my experience in becoming a pilot. Easy? Maybe for you? I got a degree and worked as an engineer for many years. It was easy because I really enjoyed getting the license and never considered it anything except fun. When I started my education level was grade ...
by PT6onH20
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 293
Views: 69635

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Can anyone explain why take cadets over experienced pilots? A 1500 hr instructor / float pilot / Navajo driver would certainly make a better candidate than someone fresh out of school. Im sure the cadets go through quite a vetting process, and turn out great, but to my understanding, the pay rate is...
by PT6onH20
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 9507

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

ant_321 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
I’m assuming you’re trolling but I’ll answer anyway. Only the WestJet family.
Uncle Bobby at the island also has his flight deck groom. When I started there we didn't get latex gloves. Good for the immune system they say...
by PT6onH20
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Uniform question
Replies: 23
Views: 3577

Re: Uniform question

He probably would enjoy the work of a park ranger.
by PT6onH20
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Work at Porter? Check your pay!
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Re: Work at Porter? Check your pay!

I wonder if having more than one person employed in crew payroll could have prevented this? One day they will learn there is a cost to doing business, for the sake of a lot of good people working there, I hope it’s soon.
by PT6onH20
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 301413

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I will be making the calls to succesful candidates this Sunday.
by PT6onH20
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Hired with less than 1000 TT ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Re: Hired with less than 1000 TT ?

Pilots have been hired sub 1000 hours. Not the norm, but often enough that we talk about it.
by PT6onH20
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC to start new loyalty plan
Replies: 7
Views: 5969

Re: AC to start new loyalty plan

Any thoughts on whether Transat, Flair and Porter will still be involved in Aeroplan?
by PT6onH20
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jumpseating for real
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Jumpseating for real

I’ve heard a handful of stories of our younger flight attendants being permitted up front for landing on major European airlines.

This has been within the past 5 years. Good luck If you’re a male FA 😏
by PT6onH20
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATR vs Dash
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: ATR vs Dash

As a former Q400 driver, I was really pleased with my experience riding in the back of the ATR. It was SO quiet. Cabin temperature stayed at reasonable levels too (we were flying in SE Asia!). The Q would consistently hit jungle sweat levels in the cabin if the OAT started flirting with the mid 20s....
by PT6onH20
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is what I like to see! GOOD FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PAY
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Re: This is what I like to see! GOOD FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PAY

This is amazing. I don't know what the cost of living in Chilliwack is, but that's a very decent living salary. You could find a lifer for 72K base +

That or a very cozy early retirement gig. What a time to be starting a career.
by PT6onH20
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7675

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

North Shore wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Yeah, but it's not just one cookie! It's one, then two, then the whole pack, then the Doritos, and half a quick- bake pizza!
Dr. Oetker and Taco Bell shares. You heard it here first!
by PT6onH20
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7675

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

Chase whiskey with Guiness at a bar by yourself all night, and no one bats an eye.

Eat a cookie and watch a movie, and you're a menace to society.
by PT6onH20
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Typical sched
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Re: Typical sched

They will NEVER pay a crew half duty for a split. 7ish credit hours vs 4? And then they will have crew members holding full reserve blocks again, in a "global pilot shortage" no less. Remember: crew members on reserve actually LOSE credit hours when they get called in to work a split. Unless collect...
by PT6onH20
Mon May 21, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

Particularly striked by the encore best route to air canada notion. Naive as I am, finally understood that taking encore guys accomplishes two things; it crews open seats, and weakens the competition..............two birds with one stone so to speak. Nasty world out there, no wonder I never made it...
by PT6onH20
Fri May 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 90
Views: 27763

Re: Hiring?

Just talked to a friend of mine who is as old as I am at big red. Not a management type mind you, but pretty close. He tells me that big red is poaching pilots anyplace they can, and that would include transat. Not confirmed, but sounds they just took 20 transat drivers in a blink of an eye. suspec...

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