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by KAG
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

Take the job if its one you see yourself doing for a year or so. you're not going to get called back soon anyway, and companies resume piles will just keep getting bigger with higher time pilots. As for training bonds, if an employer tries to sneak one in on you during recurrent ask for an education...
by KAG
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Crickets
Replies: 20
Views: 6214

Re: Crickets

The calm before the storm...For myself Im enjoying the most time off since high school. I'm hopeful for a continuation of MOA2, but I'm not sure thats realistic. I expect as the leaves start to turn these forums will be busy again.
Stay healthy all.
by KAG
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel starting to come back?
Replies: 27
Views: 4707

Re: Travel starting to come back?

Not much to see here. Sunwing is selling packages until there’s enough demand to fire up their own planes. This was the plan from the beginning. I can guarantee the full AC flights weren’t full of WG pax. And thank you to AC for flying peeps down to our hotels. Get some revenue going. WG is still t...
by KAG
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39879

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Sonic, I hope for your case (and other WJers ) you're wrong on a few points.
I truly hope that someone from onex is monitoring this thread and takes this to heart - what made Westjet Westjet was the people, not cheap labour.
by KAG
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39879

Re: Will Westjet survive?

JBI you're being too kind, nosocks is ....why bother, it just feeds some sick sense of whatever the @#$! fuels a troll.

Stay healthy all, and regardless of what nosicks predicts we'll be flying again soon.
by KAG
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39879

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management did their best to paint the pilots as the devil during negotiations and pit the rest of the employees against them. I think what we have here is an example of the brainwashing having its intended effect. Management didn't try to paint pilots as the devil, ya'll did that when you lined th...
by KAG
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39879

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 sourcin...
by KAG
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 18636

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

IMHO, 3- 4 years for major recovery but it will never again be as big as it was 3 months ago. I say this as covid 19 is rewriting the global economic playbook. Online meetings are really going to chip into the business segment. That's a huge revenue stream for AC and Westjet, and both companies will...
by KAG
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: In need of a 9/11 history lesson
Replies: 20
Views: 5475

Re: In need of a 9/11 history lesson

I was flying a king air in 9/11 in the newly formed air canada regional hiring pool. I didn’t go to jazz till 2006. Now here I am a 6th year cpt at WestJet looking at a lay-off. I agree this downturn will make 9/11 look like a summer picnic. I’m just trying to anticipate the next move I should make ...
by KAG
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39879

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Well, we have a solid bank account, lots of owned AC to sell, and deep pockets own us. I’d say we’ll survive but in what form and size remains the question.
by KAG
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: In need of a 9/11 history lesson
Replies: 20
Views: 5475

In need of a 9/11 history lesson

Hey all got a question for the long time porters here who were effected from 9/11. How fast and how deep did the layoffs happen at AC back then? I’m looking for context from those that rode out the last big crash, as I was not in the airline industry until it’s recovery.

Cheers
by KAG
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 44163

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

As covid 19 really starts to show us how unprepared we are and that we didn't take it seriously, I think we're looking at a near total shutdown of air travel for a month or so. I know Jack shit, I know how to fly. I see a monster of a storm coming, one we haven't seen this big before. It's going to ...
by KAG
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 28636

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Any young pilots on here, go get a northern job now. I rode out the 911 crash with ease flying king airs. the north will not suffer like the rest of the country - medivac, sched service into the reserves will go on. grab a turbo prop job and honestly enjoy some actual fun flying.
by KAG
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 28636

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

We can now kiss that pilot shortage goodbye. For now yes, but not gone forever unless the global economy never recovers...which it will. Having been through the late 90s, 9/11, and 2008 I can say there will always be jobs. for some this will come as a real eye opener for what they thought they knew...
by KAG
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 30 Day suspension-- all Travel Europe to US.
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: 30 Day suspension-- all Travel Europe to US.

How long until layoffs begin? Travel industry is getting destroyed in the markets. Time to get serious imo. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It seems like this thing hasn't been bad in Canada yet and there isnt much panic, and maybe it wont be bad at all. Or more likely we are in for a rea...
by KAG
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36912

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, good saying, applies today. Sure this is blown up BUT its still going to suck. Aviation is the first to get hit, and the last to recover. People are panicked, this WILL have an impact on us for the foreseeable future. How bad it gets? who knows, but t...
by KAG
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kenn Borek
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: Kenn Borek

I have heard Borek is a very different company now a days. 3 week rotations in YEV, few hours to be had, and the money is no better now then when I was there 14 years ago. God time flies. Anyway, I hope what I'm hearing is wrong and its still a great place to work.
by KAG
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 35423

Re: 2020 Hiring

The upgrade times peaked at 9.5 years and are back down to 7.5 years or so I'm hearing from recent upgrades. Going forward who knows, too many variables (economy, Onex, retirements, Delta JV). I think some on here need to focus more on lifestyle. Im hearing from junior pilots here they are not apply...
by KAG
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3334

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

Inuvik base at Kenn Borek was 2 on 2 off. Free food, gym, vehicle (shared). it was a great gig.
by KAG
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Does Flica work
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Re: Does Flica work

Yes it works, only if pilots are trading. Ive seen high credit single days go untaken, and I've seen lots of pairings snapped up rather quickly. Really depends on time of year and whats going on in peoples lives. Its works really well if you bid single days and want to either trade to make your sche...

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