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by Fanblade
Fri May 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

The 62 787/777 happens when the last 787 arrives. When is that? Or has it already happened
by Fanblade
Fri May 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but the general thinking is that Transat cannot get merged into Rouge because of 1: the ratio 2: acpa "owns" the flying. For 2: that will only hold true if the representation vote stays with acpa correct? For 1: wouldn't the ratio just have to stay the same? As in rouge...
by Fanblade
Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/air-canada-rouge-upgrading-its-in-flight-service.html So maybe the plan is to fold Transat into rouge? They can’t. However Transat could largely replace Rouge. Rouge is already at its max Widebody size allowed by contract. They don’t even have much more room...
by Fanblade
Fri May 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rouge upgrades seats and service
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Rouge upgrades seats and service

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:27 am
Just curious how many pilot are currently at Rouge ie. how many are required to operate at the Rouge current size?
768
by Fanblade
Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

There's always a certain percentage of jerkoffs at every company, AT included. The pilot group at AC is fractured. The top 40% have been through a lot, including an extremely contentious merger and are very wary of a seniority merge. The bottom 60% skew fairly junior due to the massive growth, and ...
by Fanblade
Mon May 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

DOH can not work because AC's seniority list is not DOH. I bet we have more than 1/2 our list, maybe more, that is not in their DOH spot. Some by a little. Some by a fair bit. The AC list is a Legacy of multiple prior mergers that have shuffled the deck too far from DOH It would be like trying to ma...
by Fanblade
Mon May 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 115
Views: 10605

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

The difference between Jazz and Transat is that Jazz operates wholly in an area that is permitted to be contracted out and does not require AC pilots on the AC pilot seniority list operating the aircraft. Less than 80ish seats. Transat flies aircraft that can not be contracted out and require pilot...
by Fanblade
Sun May 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 115
Views: 10605

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

The difference between Jazz and Transat is that Jazz operates wholly in an area that is permitted to be contracted out and does not require AC pilots on the AC pilot seniority list operating the aircraft. Less than 80ish seats. Transat flies aircraft that can not be contracted out and require pilots...
by Fanblade
Sun May 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 115
Views: 10605

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Some History. During the AC/CDN merger The economic state of CDN didn’t matter to the arbitrator. They were bought as a going concern. It was irrelevant. The pay differences between AC and CDN did not matter to the arbitrator. It was irrelevant. The rationalizations and justifications posted here ar...
by Fanblade
Sun May 19, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 4302

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Varying ratios based on WB CA, NB CA, WB FO, and NB FO. But it’s more complicated than that. After that ratio was established a re ratio was placed on top. The re ratio skewed the original intent as it moved down the list to the point that there was hardly any CDN left to merge with for the bottom 1...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

Most of the AC pilots I have spoken to expect all TS pilots to go bottom of the list as per their collective agreement. Has this ever happened in any merger in North America? Anywhere? The contract says no such thing. It wouldn't matter even if it did. Most AC pilots I talk to know full well that B...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 4302

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Ummmh........ Canadian got a horrible almost, but not quite, botl deal shoved down their throats. Something like a 1 in5 deal, can't quite recall right now. Worse still, all approved by a federal judge. I think Trump calls that fake news. On the other hand you do freely admit you are confused a lot...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

I like your post.

Cheers
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12410

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Brooks, The credit watch is all about Onex. WJ currently has 1.3 billion in the bank. Ater the Onex deal? Onex can do as they please with it and you will never be the wiser. There is a reason Onex wants to take WJ private. In a public company the BOD has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders. A priva...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12410

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

I have no doubt that AC and Westjet are probably going to spend the next 5 years beating the shit out of each but westjet hasnt achieved the traction it was hoping for on the international and it isnt from lack of trying or lack of funds, what will change now? It is the curse of publicly traded com...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12410

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Lol wow. Hey remember AC makes its money on international routes. Last I checked WJ is probably going to action all 20 787s and probably many more widebodies past that. Enjoy the show. You do know WJ is now on credit watch, right? Although it is too soon to tell, the credit agencies know how Onex w...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

I heard their position is all AT CAs go to AC 330 CA seniority levels. I understand junior CAs at AT are under 10 year seniority and as low as 5 year seniority. Expecting to merge at a 25-35 year seniority level? I hope that is just BS rumour stuff. But yes that would certainly start a war. Force A...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

There is never bump and flush. The company would never agree. Too expensive. I get people like to speculate. But at the bare minimum make sure it's based on realism. At this point we have no idea how the competition bureau will view this. Will WJ apply as an intervener and push for partial divestitu...
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

Victory wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:24 am
I have a feeling it's Transat people posting this kumbaya stuff. Let it go to the arbitrator. At least there is no way they would allow DOH.
I'm AC. Based on the users posting most of the Kumbaya stuff is coming from the AC side.

Why?

Experience
by Fanblade
Sat May 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

It is estimated 8-14 months to get through all the regulator huddles. The competition bureau may require divestiture of part of Transat like what happened in the AC/CDN merger. CDN regional was put up for sale. In the end there were no takers and folded in to Jazz. So while all this is going on, of ...
by Fanblade
Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 4302

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Ummmh........ Canadian got a horrible almost, but not quite, botl deal shoved down their throats. Something like a 1 in5 deal, can't quite recall right now. Worse still, all approved by a federal judge. I think Trump calls that fake news. On the other hand you do freely admit you are confused a lot...
by Fanblade
Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

Guys/ Gals, You live in Canada. The Transat pilots time in will not be discounted. They will be treated as equals infront of an arbitrator. You can come up with all the rationalizations you want. It won't matter. The only thing you will gaurantee is arbitration by taking a position that your time is...
by Fanblade
Thu May 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 157
Views: 10589

Re: DOH merge.

Unless you find middle ground with the other pilot group it will go to arbitration. No one's contract matters. The union protocol doesn't matter. Only the opinion of the arbitrator matters.

Arbitration is a crap shoot.

Find a fair solution. Everyone will regret it if you dont
by Fanblade
Thu May 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Buys Air Transat
Replies: 26
Views: 4008

Re: Air Canada Buys Air Transat

😄,

I get your point, but you don't need to know him personally, to know he has a reputation for tenacity.

I of course have no idea what he might, or might not do. I just would not rule out a bidding war
by Fanblade
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Buys Air Transat
Replies: 26
Views: 4008

Re: Air Canada Buys Air Transat

Victory wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 am
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.

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