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by lostaviator
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33908

Re: More WJ layoffs

Whether there will me more layoffs or not is going to be an interesting thing to see unfold. I fall somewhere in the middle of the overly optimistic / overly pessimistic spectrum in terms of recovery. The fact so many Canadian's were willing to travel this winter when given the chance says a lot. Z...
by lostaviator
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33908

Re: More WJ layoffs

I don't think WJ is paying for the the Miami training, could be wrong, but I think it's on Boeing's dime. Why is there such a rush to pump approx. 1000 pilots for 13 tails? I didn’t realize Boeing was covering this bill. It’s hard to know these things as a private company now. I’m guessing only sen...
by lostaviator
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33908

Re: More WJ layoffs

Whether there will me more layoffs or not is going to be an interesting thing to see unfold. I fall somewhere in the middle of the overly optimistic / overly pessimistic spectrum in terms of recovery. The fact so many Canadian's were willing to travel this winter when given the chance says a lot. Zo...
by lostaviator
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: STAR profiles & ATC
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: STAR profiles & ATC

I can't remember what happens anywhere else in Canada but in YVR they give you each altitude clearance as you get past each constrained waypoint. I assumed there was a reason for this and that's why NavCanada's short lived Descend Via STAR phraseology was the exact opposite of the rest of the world...
by lostaviator
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Retirements at Westjet
Replies: 15
Views: 5476

Re: Retirements at Westjet

Back on topic. Virtually no retirements at WJ. A few per year, but based on 1500ish pilots, it's incredibly low numbers. It's pretty much work till you lose your medical, pass away, are fired, or become an "early quitter" to pursue another source of employment. Sad really. It'll be worse ...
by lostaviator
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10982

Re: Encore Recalls

pacman007 wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:04 pm Don’t cause too much of a stink....can the PTA be cancelled?
Not can, but when?

At least we got to test the language before too much time with it had passed. I think we all know its worth now and who benefits.
by lostaviator
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10982

Re: Encore Recalls

I don't know who has made more money off of us... ALPA or the arbitrator. :lol: :lol: This CA is the Christmas present that just keeps giving... (to him).
by lostaviator
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EI for Airline Workers
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: EI for Airline Workers

I don't think that will be an issue at all. The formula is basically how much money you made in the past however many weeks divided by the number of weeks. Then they apply that to their formula (55%), and it's basically if you made more than I think 54, 200 k a year, you get the max EI of I think $...
by lostaviator
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EI for Airline Workers
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: EI for Airline Workers

None of us want to be on EI but few people take full advantage of the subsidies they offer for additional training. Can't recall the exact ratio but they paid 70-80% of my multi-IFR back in the day. Another friend of mine became an electrician and they funded his whole tuition. If I find myself bac...
by lostaviator
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EI for Airline Workers
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

EI for Airline Workers

With it sounding more and more like the government is getting ready to wind down the CERB and CEWS programs, I think it's safe to say a number of us are going to find ourselves on EI very soon. A lot of topics on here have been focused on those two programs, but I'm starting to look past them now an...
by lostaviator
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Oscar wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:25 pm
No Socks is likely one of the Tech Ops
Negative

"NoSocks" is DH, ex-rewards analyst, a long time pilot hater with a history of trolling pilots on various social media platforms, particularly Yammer.
That makes sense. Only thing missing are the stupid animated pictures on every post.
by lostaviator
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management didn't try to paint pilots as the devil, ya'll did that when you lined the road on investors day. All that press scared off would be WJ flyers to our competition. Cost the organization millions. All for what? Seriously, what did the bottom 80% get out of this? Calling me a bunch of names...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

How sad of a life a person must have to not be a pilot yet spend his free time trolling pilots anonymously on a pilot centred online forum. :rolleyes: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/southpark/images/3/3d/PurpleHeaderQueefLicker.png/revision/latest?cb=20161116045214 :lol: CB has let himself go!
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Let's continue this conversation when you get your facts right. The union drive did not result in a 30 million loss of revenue, that occurred at the end of the cool off period a year later. Remember, there are two groups at the negotiation table and the other side threatened to shut the airline down...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

However, my skills are transferable. Yours aren't. In fact, I'm already working... I bet you're not ...but at least you have the union. NoSocks, I am glad to hear that you are working. I wish you the best. In your juvenile, petulant and quite frankly not helpful inflammatory posts, you unintentiona...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Sure, whatever. I have 10 years to think about coming back to wj (if it lasts), retain my seniority, and not worry about my job being contracted out to Swissport. You are subject to the CLC and will probably never work for wj again. But hey, the union is horrible. Remember when you guys almost bank...
by lostaviator
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Sure, whatever. I have 10 years to think about coming back to wj (if it lasts), retain my seniority, and not worry about my job being contracted out to Swissport. You are subject to the CLC and will probably never work for wj again. But hey, the union is horrible.
by lostaviator
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

We only pretend to care. People can get on social media and declare they are never flying (insert airline name here) again, but we know that most of them will.... They have limited options. Someone has figured out that the money saved with this move exceeds the money lost as a result of out sourcing...
by lostaviator
Sat May 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 40823

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

The senior guys will be fine. We are the only “international” airline that lets you keep flying (in your left seat) past 65. Their lost wages over the period of the moa can be recouped in a few months. I’ll support last pay to the last day in exchange for 65 retirement age. Deal? This statement isn...
by lostaviator
Sat May 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 40823

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

All these “sit at home and get paid more” comments have not been thought out properly. Lay-off pay is a one time thing. CEWS ends June 6. CERB will end at some point too. EI is only 500 or so a week and expires, and there’s no flying jobs out there. Kids need dental work after benefits expire in 90 ...

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