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by TheStig
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 74
Views: 8665

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

There's a MOA that pays 75 hours a month for 0 hours of flying but it isn't available to everyone. Jokes aside ACPA has consistently exchanged productivity gains for pay since CCAA. Even pilots senior enough to hold productive flying, which reduces the total number of days worked overall, still fly ...
by TheStig
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 74
Views: 8665

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Thanks for your input Rudder, the quicker seniority integration occurs the better off both groups will be. Hopefully both unions can see where this ends and start there. I don't believe that Transat Pilots have won the lottery with the merger. While Air Canada pilot are paid more, they also work mor...
by TheStig
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2412

Re: Swoop

Was Swoop's customer service shite? Absolutely, but if you have tickets to a hockey game, and don't make it or leave after 2min because your kid is sick do you expect the Canucks or Leafs to give you ones to another game? No that seat has expired. Why should an airline? I don't agree with this anal...
by TheStig
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384260

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Here's a rough tally for AC's 2019 Hiring 226 - Jazz 39 - GGN 27 - SR 26 - RCAF 18 - Sunwing 15 - Porter 26 - Westjet 38 - Encore 8 - Swoop 11 - Cathay Pacific 9 - EVA/Emirates//Air India/ Thomas Cook 3 - CargoJet 9 - Flair 10 - Cdn North/ 1st Air/ Air North 13 - Corporate (Although some might have ...
by TheStig
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384260

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

OTS hires have been more or less limited to pilots leaving the RCAF or ExPats with wide body experience.
by TheStig
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3059

Re: British Pilot for AC?

Godwin's Law on AVCANADA: if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to flat pay, the point at which effectively the discussion or thread often ends. There aren't any hidden secrets at AC, everyone has the abi...
by TheStig
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3059

Re: British Pilot for AC?

MAX Captains are currently being paid 70/month and FO's 75/month
by TheStig
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384260

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

There are vacancies for new hires in YUL on the A220, A330, 737 and rouge Airbus. Vacancies in YVR will be A320 and 737. There may be spots on the 777 and 787 in YVR but the airline isn't going to train anyone from the Seneca Class of '16 into those spots.
by TheStig
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384260

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Those vacancies are actually all due to posted retirements to the end of 2020, fleet expansion and duty reg. implementation, what else would they be?
by TheStig
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 10649

Re: Air Canada Pay

So if you were offered a) $20000 a year for four years or b) $20000 a year in eleven years for the rest of your career you would select a)? Just highlighting the reality that every pilot is better off when the top of the pay scale is improved. When you consider that majority of the pilot group lives...
by TheStig
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 10649

Re: Air Canada Pay

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:53 pm
The point that the OP made was 4 year pay should be addressed.
Just food for thought, what do you think would be most beneficial to new hire pilots at AC, a $20/hour bump to each of the first 4 years on the pay scale or a $20/bump to the top year (year 12)?
by TheStig
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 309
Views: 17419

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

If a high school student asked me today what the best way to become an airline pilot was I would point them in this direction. There are lots of opinions on program like these, I certainly have mine but this is really about how to become a pilot today, not about how things were "back in my day." 3 o...
by TheStig
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 253
Views: 33730

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

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by TheStig
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A message to all GGN Pilots from a Jazz Pilot
Replies: 39
Views: 12238

Re: A message to all GGN Pilots from a Jazz Pilot

Jazz (ALPA that is) has to decide on a cut off date, as it would be really unfair for any new Jazz hires (coming off the street) to be over taken by GGN pilots that end up dragging their feet beyond the agreed cross over deadline. Aren't Jazz pilots from PML 1.0 are overtaking off the street pilots...
by TheStig
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3901

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

The election flying is covered differently than the rest of the Jetz due to additional security. Media is everywhere. The campaign season is short, (usually) every four years and before the hockey season gets into full swing. It's not difficult to crew. The Sport Charters are a cool experience that ...
by TheStig
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 10187

Re: August Equip Bid

When AC hires a large number of pilots from Jazz when are the vacant positions posted? I know there is lots of communication between both airlines with respect to just how many pilots should flow and when. Only a small number of Jazz pilots were hired at AC over the summer, where as the first (very ...
by TheStig
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3436

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

PilotDAR wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:11 am
I see it was the left wing....
Not the centre-left as reported, but the far-left wing.
by TheStig
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29959

Re: ONEX plans

There aren't too many Canadian companies that face more scrutiny than Air Canada. The benefit of having to work within the ACPPA, comply with foreign ownership restrictions, operate as a Federally regulated private organization with employees who need to maintain different licenses, negotiate with 5...
by TheStig
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56998

Re: DOH merge.

We're doing great as is, thanks. Not that I even completely disagree with you, but just for discussions sake. 8 Years ago I was dead-set against rouge, I didn't want the disruption I perceived in what I felt my career path was projected to be, I believed there was not merit to the business case and...
by TheStig
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?
Replies: 28
Views: 8965

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

Air Canada still needs to replace its 767's, if we're making guesses, I'd say additional 787's beyond the 13 options. I agree with Rudder, CR never lets a crisis go to waste. When the MAX grounding is lifted AC will resume its deliveries. The fleet plan was for 36 this summer, when it was grounded i...
by TheStig
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3195

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

We hear lots about the failures, political intervention, skewed requirements, and so so forth. I'm actually just happy to see anything actually get ordered and delivered. The C-27 to me seems like more of a 'mini-Herc' in the sense that it maybe more of a tactical airlift design than a SAR aircraft....
by TheStig
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9526

Re: Congrats

Remaining separate isn't possible. Merging the companies, employee groups and negotiating Collective Agreements wont happen overnight. There are a wide range of opinions on both APLA and ACPA, and say what you will about the ACPA collective agreement, Article 1, Scope is clear and simple. I'm not go...
by TheStig
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384260

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

June, July and August are the high water marks for the airline, the objective is to have all hands on deck for the peak season. Accordingly conversion courses are planned to be completed prior to the summer. With all the pilots on the property flying the line there is more simulator space available ...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56998

Re: DOH merge.

When rouge was created in 2010-2011 pay tables for the 767 were cut and pasted from Transat and the A319’s from WestJet. Air Canada was loosing money and market share. In the past 8-9 year both pilot groups have made small improvements in their contracts. I know this is the internet, but for a secon...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada Outbid
Replies: 73
Views: 13392

Re: Air Canada Outbid

A deal has been reached pending Transat Shareholder and Regulator approval.

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-06 ... -Companies

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