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by TheStig
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM election
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: NEM election

I don't know Ken, I'd never heard his name before this election. While I think the association needs some new members, with new ideas to start carrying the torch. I don't vote for pilots running for MEC or NEM positions who have never done any committee work. I understand if other don't agree with m...
by TheStig
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 101
Views: 7154

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Comparing Florida to Canada is pointless. The virus spreads easier in poorly ventilated indoor settings, in Canada (excluding the mild Vancouver region) it's too to stay outside so we gather indoors. Alberta and Manitoba had early second waves as it got cold in September/October and central Canada t...
by TheStig
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share
Replies: 1481
Views: 168737

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share

Bit of a standoff going on between the Government and airlines. Airlines want money and a say in the countries travel restrictions and implementation. The government wants service to small communities and refunds issued. The government also has the merger approval as leverage over Air Canada but onl...
by TheStig
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 59
Views: 3228

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

Launchpad1, The F15EX is basically a F15SE without the canted tails. It is modeled on the F15 E. it has that the E’s heavy wing, and tandem seating. Except, the EX will be crewed by one pilot, with a hugely improved cockpit. It actually makes a lot of sense for Canada to look at this variant, if th...
by TheStig
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CANADA TO LIFT BAN ON BOEING 737 MAX ON JAN. 20
Replies: 26
Views: 2397

Re: CANADA TO LIFT BAN ON BOEING 737 MAX ON JAN. 20

All of social media's experts on epidemiology and vaccine production are going to have to dust off their non-existent textbooks on aircraft certification standards and tell everyone how they "won't be flying on it!!"
by TheStig
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Transport minister
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: New Transport minister

Omar Alghabra was the Parliamentary Secretary to the PM, so I wouldn't expect him to stray from the party lines. On the other hand political pundits are saying this appointment has implications for the next election and his Mississauga riding is far from a Liberal stronghold and FULL of households d...
by TheStig
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20597

Re: Service Suspension Notice

The airlines are realizing it will be summer 2022 before things get normal both internationally and domestically. What is your definition of ‘normal’? When commuters are requesting the jumpseat because the flight is looking pretty full and we can wander around on layovers, without wearing masks, lo...
by TheStig
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 113
Views: 29610

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

There is no comparison between the product offered by TS and Rouge. None. TS are experts in leisure travel and within that segment offer a premium product. Rouge was late to the game and does not offer an equivalent product. I usually agree with your comments, but not the first two sentences. Both ...
by TheStig
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 3513

Re: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada

Rockie, well put. This is bad policy that would have been excusable in the Spring, it isn't acceptable this far along. It's a knee jerk reaction to criticism that does not follow scientific data or best practices from around the world. Here is what IATA released: https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr...
by TheStig
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Long Landing Thread

Not unexpected for a student to come in high, why not just get the student to practice their go-arounds and get into the students head that you don't accept long landings on runways short for aircraft type, especially when wet...... Agreed, the current practice at airlines is to perform a landing d...
by TheStig
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 65365

Re: Cargo TA

Good post Fanblade, I feel like I need to reread my own posts. Tdi, the narrow body cap was negotiated, even then there are senior pilots who don't like it because of the pairing swaps that result. Apparently their 'right to work 8 days or less should trump someone else's not to work more than 16. T...
by TheStig
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: boeing 737 max returns - coming back
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: boeing 737 max retrurns coming back

I agree with almost everything you've written on this subject L39Guy, but surely you must believe that not designing MCAS to work off data from dual AoA sensors was an engineering oversight? Does anyone know why TC is delaying its approval? Was everyone working on this file just fired for emails the...
by TheStig
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 65365

Re: Cargo TA

I see the conspiracy theorists and nay-sayers are whipping themselves into a frenzy again. Keep it up!! The MOA was a different story, that was temporary. This is a permanent 10% pay concession on freight flying in order to "secure the flying" as the MEC loves to say. We don't need to sec...
by TheStig
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 65365

Re: Cargo TA

What am I missing? A 12th year Cargojet Captain will earn $209/hour and a 1st Year Captain $130/hour as of June 1st 2021. As of April 2nd 2021 under this LOU, at 90%, excluding Nav aid and Overseas pay, a 12th year AC 767 Cargo Captain would earn 223.36 (Day) and 250.12 (Night) or 236.75 blended, th...
by TheStig
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Protest to save Canadian aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 3408

Re: Protest to save Canadian aviation

I guess you're not on ACPA's email list yet Gilles. ACPA advised its membership of the rally and the upcoming YUL and YVR marches. Thanks for your communication on these issues.
by TheStig
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7487

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Interesting for sure. Are those sports team trips assigned by seniority bids per trip or are crews assigned on a yearly basis. I would imagine there is a specific code of conduct like not looking for autographs, picture taking etc. Yes the Charters are normally part of the monthly pairings, in play...
by TheStig
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 50
Views: 15987

Re: Westjet Delta JV

Airbrake, thanks for sharing that link, there was a lot of interesting information in there. I knew the YYZ-LGA was big, but I had no idea it was that big! That Swoop was set up to be completely separate from Westjet certainly has it's positives and negatives but doesn't lend itself to joint venture...
by TheStig
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7487

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

For those who are unfamiliar Jetz aircraft are A319's configured for charters (the Canadian NHL teams and Blue Jays). Obviously they aren't being flown right now and this is an interesting, and fairly low risk test. The loads are going to be light regardless, why not maximize yield? I flew on a Jet...
by TheStig
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 50
Views: 15987

Re: Westjet Delta JV

Would anyone on the inside care to comment on this. What does it mean for the future of Swoop? Why was it excluded? Was there any indication that ALPA was involved given both groups are represented by the same union? I'm not looking to incite any arguments just curious as to what the consensus is at...
by TheStig
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 16632

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

I would think there are plenty of private equity firms on Bay St bargain hunting right now. I'm a pilot so I only know the names of two; ONEX, which would have to deal with anti-competitive scrutiny and Canaccord Genuity.

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