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by Ah_yeah
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 4778

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

There is no way to know if she is in on the scam. Terrible reporting as usual. Hard to get sentimental about hearing Con plans to cut off the CBC news. These losers will continue their ways but I don't want to pay for it anymore.
by Ah_yeah
Fri May 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 25349

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

That is so NOT what happened. Nice try whoever posted that. :lol:
by Ah_yeah
Mon May 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24505

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

co-joe wrote: Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm Why is it a "friendly deal"? Just asking...
Because WJA's board (which represents the share holders) recommends its acceptance. In the AC case it was hostile because AC went to great lengths to block it.
by Ah_yeah
Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24505

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

Would be interesting to know how many shares Onex already owns. The numbers being thrown around are fairly crude but if Onex had been quietly accumulating in the 18's and 19's the media "value" of the deal goes down significantly. If people recall back to the AC/CAIL days of ONEX, Schwartz had the e...
by Ah_yeah
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 12395

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

It's called a cycle people. Just like some of the 65 year olds retiring now with 46 years of service. Being hired at 19 isn't happening...even in this new golden age of aviation where new hires still can't afford to live in the main crew bases. Whatever, fly till ya die and don't forget to wear your...
by Ah_yeah
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: CIRB Decision
Replies: 104
Views: 25202

Re: CIRB Decision

I have flown with people who have expressed an interest in going to Swoop internally. They all have a few things in common. They all came from Encore. The only thing they see are 4 bars in their eyes and nothing else matters. They are really bad at math. just left seats and money. I'm going to brea...
by Ah_yeah
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Link is delaying launch date
Replies: 20
Views: 4143

Re: WestJet Link is delaying launch date

The way I see it, both parties are fighting for their jobs. Gregg et al have started down a road of labor unrest. If negative PR and stock performance come next because they chose to try and bust a fledging union under dubious legal grounds, they're dust. I wouldn't be in a rush to help this guy sav...
by Ah_yeah
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 115
Views: 22450

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

Agree with that sentiment Stig. I think the membership is just getting duped by all this navel gazing. The rot isn't going to give in easy. The sooner we shutter ACPA, the better. The union has been a disaster since TA1 was hatched.
by Ah_yeah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A Thankyou to ACPA re: swoop ban.
Replies: 32
Views: 6622

Re: A Thankyou to ACPA re: swoop ban.

0.80... ACPA is correct, in that AC management can, and will, hire whomever they want. But in this case, not hiring from SWOOP may just work for them. A month ago there were 338 pilot applications at AC from current WJ pilots. If AC were to hire from WJ instead of SWOOP, it would achieve a number o...
by Ah_yeah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 34109

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

At the end of the day, why should a pilot offer to work for less at the same company in the face of an unbelievable profit streak and record load factors? These two facts make all other "justifications" total BS. There is no need to over analyze this. Dig in, defend your work and remember, you didn'...
by Ah_yeah
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 34109

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

Agreed with The Stig. Been down this road on the Red side. Stick together...never fracture. If GS wants to jeopardize a great operation that rewards shareholders well for the sake of a dubious business plan, his job is more at risk than yours. You guys are longer term stakeholders than he is. Best o...
by Ah_yeah
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cancellation Reasons
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: Cancellation Reasons

When wx events occur (be they forecast or already happened) they can cause a/c, crews and ATC slots to be in short supply. It may be CAVU the moment you got the cxl notice but the root cause could still be weather related. It can take days to normalize and operation. For example, if ceiling in LGA i...
by Ah_yeah
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet introduces WestJet Link
Replies: 87
Views: 16210

Re: WestJet introduces WestJet Link

The Pasco deal seems like a smart one. Scope aside, it serves a segment of the market suited for a smaller a/c. Swoop is the weird one. It would not surprise me if it was purely a hypothetical tool to help with ALPA integration and scope language. Let's face it, if ACr and WJA wanted to quickly disp...
by Ah_yeah
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet introduces WestJet Link
Replies: 87
Views: 16210

Re: WestJet introduces WestJet Link

I wish my professional colleagues at WJA well. Please learn from the mistakes that us red guys made and don't let it happen to you. From a distance it's easy to see that corporate culture of old is no longer a concern in comparison to the cult of corporate cash.
by Ah_yeah
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Medical Exams and Prescription Medications
Replies: 3
Views: 2572

Re: Medical Exams and Prescription Medications

Full disclosure, I'm not specifically in-the-know but I doubt that the blood work screens for prescription meds. Many such meds have multiple uses anyway. I would bet it's just a test for illicit drugs. I wouldn't worry about it if you're otherwise qualified which, you must be since they devoted a m...
by Ah_yeah
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23935

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I don't think schadenfreude is accurate. I think most I know would agree, when we hear how little guys are willing to do the work for, or how much they are willing to work we just shake our heads... it brings us all down. I want to see everyone in our profession do well. A flooding tide rises all b...
by Ah_yeah
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23935

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I don't think schadenfreude is accurate. I think most I know would agree, when we hear how little guys are willing to do the work for, or how much they are willing to work we just shake our heads... it brings us all down. I want to see everyone in our profession do well. A flooding tide rises all b...
by Ah_yeah
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449798

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

22 out of 29 are OTS in the latest course of Oct 23/17
by Ah_yeah
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How is new hire equipment chosen?
Replies: 20
Views: 6335

Re: How is new hire equipment chosen?

Alcoholism wrote:Judging from the slew of incidents/accidents, they put the weaker pilots on the 320. :twisted:
Edit: By far, the most classless post I've read here.

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