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by Fanblade
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

As announced by ACPA today. They have called off merger discussions. ACPA’s letter to pilots, lends one to believe this is ALPA’s fault. I doubt it if we heard both sides. Either way it looks like unity is dead. Just as expected mind you. We at Air Canada will get a single shot at ridding ourselves ...
by Fanblade
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 76
Views: 11421

Re: ONEX plans

I understand you have experience with this type process, but onex buying westjet is materially different than the experience you shared. 1)Onex is not acquiring a bankrupt company. 2)Onex would have the AC and Ace holding data to reflect and learn from on how not to repeat what happened in Canadian...
by Fanblade
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 76
Views: 11421

Re: ONEX plans

I agree that Onex has big plans for WestJet. It has been after having a major airline for over two decades and at least an many continents. There is no money in selling WestJet group in pieces. More importantly WestJet group as a whole is worth much more than the sum of its parts. There is no money...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

If you limit the number of tails at TS, the 2 groups won't fight against each other.. The single most important scope language within ACPA’s collective agreement. Only Air Canada pilots, on the Air Canada pilot seniority list, can fly aircraft on behalf of Air Canada. What you are suggesting is ope...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 5165

Re: Airline lifestyle

There are hundreds of long term commuters at Air Canada. I’m one of them. Alberta to Vancouver for a couple of decades now. Staying senior on equipment is the single most important item. As a commuter it is imperative that you control your schedule. If you have to go the night before for an early st...
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

TFTMB heavy wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Usually, there is no vote on an integrated seniority list, it is left up to the two parties to come up with a suitable solution. If they can't an arbitrator decides.
Usually yes. ACPA was formed on a grass roots concept.

As such the constitution requires a vote on everything.
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Not so left of field... he just has the balls to say how he really feels. When it comes time to vote, there ain't anyone looking above your shoulder. It's just you, and you will vote for your own interests. I will do the same. You won't have a vote on anything related to seniority integration. Well...
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Westjet/Onex and Air France interested in Transat, so we know why AC went from 13$ to 18$... Let them have it. Yup. Let them shuffle it around and make it into an express version of what we do . TS you are not an improvement . You are not any more than a charter airline who has overseas seasonal fl...
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

I read someone speculate AC would just shift the hiring to Transat... maybe that's it... That would be me, but I didn’t mean it as speculation. It was what happened during the last merger with Canadian Airlines. Some of the training was offloaded to the training department that was not as busy. In ...
by Fanblade
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Zing. This would be my first Union merger. As I said bump and flush and I'll consider it. I'd want it laid out clearly immediate flush and new vote... no interim period. I'm not voting for anything that results in a recently AT guy just became AC guy to lead a new Air Canada pilot group. At least n...
by Fanblade
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Re ALPA, - I am generally pro-ALPA. I wouldn't have a problem if we transitioned ACPA to ALPA, but not like this. ALPA wants us and we can make gains in the deal by negotiating a Union merger. We already secured Group A carrier status with our own EVP at the head table. We also secured seperate ele...
by Fanblade
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

We also need to find some stronger leadership at ACPA if we want gains. It’s not the people that is the problem. It’s our structure. It’s lack of resources. It’s making decisions without quality input from resources that know what they are talking about. To put it in pilot speak. You can’t make a q...
by Fanblade
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

I believe that the ability to open the contract 4 years ahead of 2024 is a tremendous opportunity for significant gains. Stig, I hear you, but I don’t share your confidence in ACPA. In fact the idea of having the contract open up under ACPA down right scares me, considering the turmoil that will be...
by Fanblade
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

What I'm trying to get at is that, if it benefits AC, it can benefit all of us, maybe just not in the short-term. I see it as an opportunity to get rid of one of two of large Canadian competitors, that will drive profitability upwards. Consolidation in the US market is what lead to profits, profits...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Our contract language does not force AC to put out a bid every two months. They are just PLANNED bids. Bids cause activation dates and then trigger $$$$$ down the road. The bid may very well come out today. It may also get delayed a couple of weeks. Either one won’t likely change when people transfe...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Our contract language does not force AC to put out a bid every two months. They are just PLANNED bids. Bids cause activation dates and then trigger $$$$$ down the road. The bid may very well come out today. It may also get delayed a couple of weeks. Either one won’t likely change when people transfe...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Big bid tomorrow. Apparently the biggest AC has ever had. Get that left seat bid in before they all disappear for a decade. Rumours have it that the company is planning to delay the bid until after the Transat shareholder vote. During the last merge AC moved a bunch of hiring to Canadian Airlines t...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Transat slams Group Mach bid as ‘abusive’, says it will challenge offer with Quebec securities regulator Mach, Transat said, would be able to exercise the voting rights of the shares tendered to it before paying for them , a “bait-and-switch” tactic. Alfred Buggé, Mach’s vice-president of mergers a...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Big bid tomorrow. Apparently the biggest AC has ever had. Get that left seat bid in before they all disappear for a decade. Rumours have it that the company is planning to delay the bid until after the Transat shareholder vote. During the last merge AC moved a bunch of hiring to Canadian Airlines t...
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

The Mach offer is only for a portion of Transat’s shares. Specifically just enough to block a sale to AC and nothing else. So then what? Personally I would be taking the $13/share rather than gambling on the $14/share and no real change in direction. If Mach is able to block the AC purchase I would ...
by Fanblade
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?
Replies: 28
Views: 7571

Re: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?

From the AC Q2 discussion. AC management says the max is out of the schedule until Jan. 2020. They also stated the aircraft will take until summer 2020 to get back up in full operation. NEO’s? I wish. AC needs a narrow body larger than the Max8. With the cancellation of all the Max9’s, and deferral ...
by Fanblade
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

The language that specifically states rhe B767 by name was not done by accident or oversight. The B767 was specified so that the rouge widebody operation has a 'best by' date attached to it. When the 767s are all used up the company will either have to come to the table with a shitload of 787s for ...
by Fanblade
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

Agreed.

Just wanted to acknowledge that AC has all the tools they need to do the basics without talking to us at all.
by Fanblade
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

There's no way AC Pilots give on scope for a seperate C scale. All the most productive flying would just go there, that's what happened when we got a B scale. There is no way AC Pilots will allow any LCC expansion beyond the contract either. Like putting the 330s at rouge. I could see a deal bringi...
by Fanblade
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 548
Views: 49486

Re: DOH merge.

I am at AC now and I am the guy who will stand strong with ACPA to see you at the BOTL because our contract is firm on it . That language isn’t worth the the paper it is written on. I’m absolutely serious here. We negotiate or else an arbitrator does it. That simple. This isn't a merger. We bought ...

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