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by Fanblade
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 290
Views: 32656

Re: One List

At the end on the day you will need your employer on side for a single list or flow through.

I very much doubt Onex will entertain anything that would make a possible sale of an asset more problematic.
by Fanblade
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29244

Re: ONEX plans

Cloak, is it ok for WJ to protect it’s backdoor but not AC, the structuring may be different but the strategy is not? Of course it's ok, but the way Air Canada was doing it, which was, on its normal flights that matched Canada 3000's schedule, sell a few seats cheaper than Canada 3000, according to...
by Fanblade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29244

Re: ONEX plans

Cease and desist? Whatever. Not much credibility or story in that article. Didn't happen anyway . Wow, "didn't happen"?! Never thought I'd hear that so soon! That is exactly how they change history!! At any rate, don't know what grade you were in at the time, but been there, done that, got the t-sh...
by Fanblade
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8739

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

But Fanblade I disagree on some of your other comments. We are ACPA. And ACPA voted down the introduction of the LCC and loss of DB pension that was negotiated secretly and without a mandate from the membership or a majority of our leadership, by a few cowards. Then they used the government, violat...
by Fanblade
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8739

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

... You shouldn’t try to minimize or normalize the behaviour. It reflects poorly on both you and WJ. Fanblade, I appreciate your advice and posturing, but fortunately I've been around long enough to exactly know Air Canada's record in corporate espionage - from Roots Air, Canada 3000, Porter and al...
by Fanblade
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8739

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

Speaking of corporate espionage, it was clear that both AC and WS were "spying" on each other which is why it was settled. Any data that could have been gleaned from any employee travel website, wasn't really confidential or helpful. Counting passengers, something that AC does on its competitors on...
by Fanblade
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Who will represent us?

Hangry wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Can’t compare the wage either.
Irrelevant to the question of integration. At least it was for the last merger.
by Fanblade
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Who will represent us?

The problem with likes and likes is that it’s comparing apples and oranges. 330CA is 5-6 yrs or so at AT, while it’s about 20yrs at AC. Hardly like to like. That is why I wrote this. The question in my mind is simply this. In terms of likes with likes, what is the matching group? Does a Transat 330...
by Fanblade
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Who will represent us?

You guys who think DOH is not an option are out to lunch....it is very much an option....... It’s been repeatedly explained why DOH isn’t an option. Even in this thread. The AC seniority list is not DOH because of a previous merger. It can no longer be integrated with another group in that manor. A...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Who will represent us?

No matter who is certified to represent the integrated group, ACPA will continue to represent AC pilots on seniority and ALPA will continue to represent Transat pilots on seniority. Who represents who on the seniority file is already set in stone. The precedents that will impact the integration alre...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3792

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Jets flying is done with dedicated FA's and a maintenance engineer. The pilots are regular line pilots assigned to the flying like any other flying. Some falls to reserve. Last minute Jets flying (irregular/unpredictable) like this often gets picked up by management so as not to disturb the operatio...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Being on the same list doesn't mean anything anymore at AC anyway. Really? Option A - One list, one company, one contract. Option B - One list, separate company, separate contract. Option C - Separate list, separate company, separate contract. I would certainly prefer option A. But option B is far ...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Is it possible though, that Air Transat and Air Canada operate separately in similar fashion like KLM/Air France or Lufthansa/Austrian? Because those pilot groups are not on the same seniority list right? And surely they have scope clauses regarding seat capacity/pilot group that flies those routes...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

The AC pilots have been consistent about subcontracting to non-seniority pilots when it comes to AC Express/AC Regional above 76 seats and you think that all of a sudden they are going to allow subcontracting of A330 flying? I can see a scenario where CR brings a bag of cash to the table requesting...
by Fanblade
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Say CR offers the 500+ million cash in transat's bank as a bonus to the pilot's to accept a deal to operate transat separately. 500 million divided by 4300 pilots is around ~120k bonus to everyone, say an additional 10% raises, more wide-body captain spots, so long as they let transat operate separ...
by Fanblade
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29244

Re: ONEX plans

...TS simply isn’t large enough to degrade competition except on specific routes out of Quebec to/from France and some sun destinations. That is where the focus will be. Your assertions are not founded in facts. Transat controls as much capacity to Sun as Air Canada which is about 25%. So their mer...
by Fanblade
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29244

Re: ONEX plans

On your first paragraph, how was it then in 1999, to fend off the Onex bid, Air Canada secured financing from United and Lufthansa, were they within the limit? This comment tells me you don’t understand the issue. The foreign ownership rules are about control. Who owns and controls the airline. Not...
by Fanblade
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29244

Re: ONEX plans

It all depends on what side of the coin you are on. There was a study that came out a few years ago that famously pointed out that 1 in 200 people in the world have Genghis Khan's DNA. Talk about leaving your mark. https://bumpreveal.com/blogs/statistics/genghis-khan-dna-descendants Although we in ...
by Fanblade
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 6125

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

Nothing to do with the voting structure at CALPA that caused its downfall? I find that a very disappointing statement and I am one of ALPA’s strongest supporters. I don’t want to rehash history with you. My memory, as an AC pilot, is the whole mess started with the CALPA BOD voting for a seniority ...
by Fanblade
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 6125

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

But the real zinger is that the "Unity" deal fell apart on the issue of roll call voting. One pilot, one vote. They didn't want the largest airline, that will soon have over 5000 pilots, to have a ruling majority in its affairs. Which is exactly the situation that caused the formation of ACPA 30 ye...
by Fanblade
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 6125

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

ALPA would be wise to make it clear that the previously negotiated terms will stand if a vote comes. Agreed. And I hope they do. In fact if they do I can see ALPA taking the representation vote. But I’m not sure what ALPA will do. They run the risk of a union raid appearance if they come out hard o...
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56175

Re: DOH merge.

Wet leases are exemptions granted for unforseen events. Are only allowed as a stop gap and are prohibitively expensive.
by Fanblade
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 6125

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: 142
Views: 29244

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...

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