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by JBI
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 62
Views: 7582

Re: Encore contract negotiations

The best path forward is having one door into WJ group and that is Encore FO after that, let people build their own path through Encore, Swoop, and WJ. Which would then be a true job market competitor with AC. And by that I mean that you can fly long haul, trans border, trans Atlantic or even regio...
by JBI
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 62
Views: 7582

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Currently lots of respectful discussion going on amongst the Encore pilots in private. Years of service, while sounding great on paper, would cost the company more than they currently pay for ALL the Encore Captains combined or (very) roughly, 75% of the current Encore pilot pay roll. "Hi company, y...
by JBI
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 26
Views: 2234

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

At the moment, without an Aviation College or Aviation University background, 1000 hours TT is still the general minimums. I know at Encore there have been recent hires with exactly 1000 hours. In addition, although the bulk of new hires have some IFR time on either turbine aircraft or a Navajo, the...
by JBI
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Dash 8 Down
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Dash 8 Down

The video is from March 12, 2018. Sounds like the Captain had a mental breakdown, not sure what type of CRM they have in Bangladesh, but there would be huge red flags for me if the person I was flying with did half the things that the Capt had done on that flight. https://www.thedailystar.net/news/w...
by JBI
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash

Also seems that the airframe was involved in a previous incident with her husband on board

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... de-457082/
by JBI
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Hiring?

Swoop : they’d hire anyone right now to fill a seat. You could probably go DEC too. A truly “ if nowhere else “ option The bid was release the other day and showed an Encore FO get DEC on the 737 at Swoop. That should tell you how undesirable that position is. That particular one is a typo, the per...
by JBI
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

Re: Hiring outlook

I can count on two hands the # of pilots who have ever left AC for WJ. That's well done! Counting using both hands is a very good skill and I hope you'll soon progress to being able to simply count in your head without having to use your hands! I perhaps wouldn't be bragging about it on the interne...
by JBI
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

Re: Hiring outlook

I see. I wonder how all the ex AC pilots are enjoying WJ today. Oh wait. That never happened. :roll: I don't have specific stats (and I don't feel the need to expend any energy to find such information to rebut a quasi-troll), but during the mid 00s there were plenty of "Thinking about moving from ...
by JBI
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

Re: Hiring outlook

I think the 5+ years flow is more realistic. 80 pilots flowed in 2017. I believe it was less in 2018. It will likely be the same or less in 2019. I would go with 70 pilots per year.....equals well over 5 years. As the previous poster said you should thank your lucky stars to be rhs in a Q400 with 1...
by JBI
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Any real jobs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

Re: Any real jobs?

Shady McSly wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:34 pm
It's 'separates', not 'seperates'. Get your shit together.
This is AMAZING. A post to correct someone's grammar from 15 years ago. You definitely showed him! :lol:
by JBI
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Mainline FO ad.
Replies: 26
Views: 4236

Re: Westjet Mainline FO ad.

Exact specifics are up in the air, but generally speaking, yes, any new WJ OTS mainline FO will get jumped in seniority by Encore pilots. Previously, the one list was only an issue with respect to upgrades and bases. My understanding (based on hearsay but from reputable sources) is that this will re...
by JBI
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29533

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

oh please. Your ignorance of managements intentions is laughable . This was a full - on attempt to reset the wage structure at WJ, and find an alternate to the unionized workforce . Anyone could run 10 Swoop planes at WJ wages and compete with Flair et al. Wj just dreamed of starting WJ 2.0 and slo...
by JBI
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th

Flight 942 YUL-FLL landed at EWR due to indication of fire. Apparently slides deployed in an evac.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TSC942

FAA Statement indicates suspected fire in the cargo hold.

No major injuries, report of 2 minor, non-smoke related injuries.

Great job guys!
by JBI
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tail deliveries for 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

Re: Tail deliveries for 2019

Max 7’s and 10’s in a few years will be interesting. I’m surprised so many 7’s are being considered.... I suspect those might change. It will be interesting to see what happens with the 7's. However, the 400 miles extra range opens up a few more European Destination options from YYZ. Not sure what ...
by JBI
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

Re: Hiring outlook

MrTurbine, If one were to arrive on the property today for a mainline YYZ position, how long roughly would it take to get to YYC? Any insight is helpful. Thanks, The lowest seniority YYC 737 FO is an early 2017 hire. It's very tough to predict how long a new mainline hire could expect to be waiting...
by JBI
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29533

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

-double post-
by JBI
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29533

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

As someone who has been in this industry just over 30 years, you have a very naive understanding of your fellow pilots For the latest Swoop bid, a grand total of 6 of the 550 or so Encore pilots bid on the position. Of those 6, only 1 actually met the company's requirement of having been at Encore ...
by JBI
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore vs Porter
Replies: 23
Views: 2846

Re: Encore vs Porter

As many have suggested above, there are pros and cons to each for both the short/medium term and long term. While Encore does have flow and the one list it a: the terms going forward are still being negotiated and b: there are now 550 or so pilots at Encore and even if mainline averages 100 pilots f...
by JBI
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair cancelling flights
Replies: 27
Views: 2566

Re: Flair cancelling flights

Who was the third party they were using?
by JBI
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 29533

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Not trying to start anything, but today someone told me that there's only currently a 10% flow from Encore to WS. Is that real? 90% OTS hiring? Not correct. Currently flow is minimum 50% for the duration of the contract (not specific GS classes). I don't know the specifics of where things stand, bu...
by JBI
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz/encore
Replies: 29
Views: 3485

Re: Jazz/encore

As long as you're ok with having an unknown base to start with, Jazz is by far a better medium to long term choice at the moment. The first bit of time at Jazz will be a little tougher, but there will be lots of movement and once you have a bit of seniority, your quality of life will be substantiall...
by JBI
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Delta's first CSeries delivered
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: Delta's first CSeries delivered

It's first flight is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb 7th from LGA-BOS. I believe it was originally supposed to be last week but because of the government shutdown they had to push it back.

Despite all the challenges with Bombardier and Airbus, it'll be great to see this plane flying in North America!
by JBI
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23738

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

The First Officer Job Posting is back up. As I mentioned in a previous comment, while I don't have inside information, I anticipate hiring will continue throughout the year. Though, as Encore does not have any new aircraft arriving, I don't imagine that it will be at quite the torrid pace that it wa...
by JBI
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

Re: Hiring outlook

Bummer. I was all ready to go. Have alot of jet pic, AAs, 5k and DFO, but been out of the game for 5 years due to family reasons. Any suggestions? Was kinda thinking being out would hurt me. IFR is current. I would be surprised if the FO posting isn't up again relatively soon. Not sure if/when they...
by JBI
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7479

Re: Grooming Update

PS Grooming may indeed go during collective negotiations, but with all such endeavours, there is give and take. You may not be happy with what is given up to acquire this concession... That's the point. My understanding is that it was discussed in negotiations, the company said they wouldn't pay pi...

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