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by Transonic
Mon May 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 6636

Re: BETRAYAL!

WestJet intended for all NGs to be on Swoop's OC, a new narrow body jet at Encore and only MAX/787 at WestJet. That did not happen. Swoop is only a ULCC, with no integration with WestJet. The initial planning for Swoop in early 2017 always envisioned a completely separate operation from WestJet due...
by Transonic
Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 6636

Re: BETRAYAL!

WJ has been playing this chess game ten times better then us since the day we filed for certification. +1 Just because pilots fly sophisticated machines into complex airspace doesn't mean pilots are sophisticated in strategic maneuvering in complex business negotiations. ALPA fncked you...and for t...
by Transonic
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 14262

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

The whole point of the one list/flow through is mute now that the end goal is Flair 737 wages.
by Transonic
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline hiring/interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1300

Re: Westjet mainline hiring/interview

The oral hearing with the arbitrator commences this Saturday and finishes Monday. The arbitrator has promised his award by Dec.31st. It will likely be sooner. Until then, no one knows. Pilots and management are in the same boat. Everyone is waiting.
by Transonic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55320

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

I legitimately forget the precise details of the company's request to ALPA in order to discuss Swoop terms, was it that ALPA had to agree to not bring a common employer request to the CIRB? Plus to waive the right to strike. And there would be no discussion of terms, only what was offered. Further,...
by Transonic
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet might as well rebrand itself as Canadian
Replies: 26
Views: 5048

Re: WestJet might as well rebrand itself as Canadian

Business people still won't fly WJ. I know I won't. That is unless they change their FA training to be more professional and less "jokey" along with the pilots PAs. Just cause there is a J class now means jack shot if no companies will fly with them. Too many people are long committed to the Aeropl...
by Transonic
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55320

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Another point for Eyebrow.

As far as any WestJet pilot knows, not one Swoop OTS pilot has been denied a jumpseat. Likely this will never happen as the situation is being corrected. We are all WestJet pilots now.

Yet you boast you have denied two WS pilots a jumpseat.

Think about that.
by Transonic
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55320

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

"However, in my own opinion, airline jobs are structured to such a degree that after a few years of experience in the right seat one is, most of the time, ready for the left seat. Any time longer is usually unnecessary in terms on preparation and because of this, experience past this minimum counts...
by Transonic
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55320

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

On a larger scale this poses the question: Is piloting a profession like lawyers, doctors, or nurses whereby one is recognised for one's previous experience from one company to another; or is it a union-shop-job whereby one progresses based on one's seniority not necessarily merit? Don't bother clo...
by Transonic
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55320

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Aerobud u said... “bringing the WestJet year 12 captain total compensation to $292K at 80 hours or $301K at the maximum 82.5 hours before overtime -“ That would be with no YOS, so a 12 year Captain could be in year 20 with the company. I have been at WestJet for 12 years and make no where’s near th...
by Transonic
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 74656

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Yup, it’s risky. And that will factor into my final decision. Obviously the younger a person is the better the overall health profile. But damn the city is nice. I’ve posted some photos on my FB page that are publicly available showing the beach area I visited yesterday with my fellow WJ applicant....
by Transonic
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 5844

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

Never ceases to amaze me how many pilots seem to believe they’re financial experts. Just because you’re a pilot, doesn’t mean you have any real clue about the financials of where you work or where other people work. Have your opinion, others will have theirs, life goes on. If pilots spent half as m...
by Transonic
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 5844

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

Look after your employees, they will look after your customers, your customers will look after your stock price. A business model WJ followed with massive success until they decided they wanted to be AC from the 1990's. Antagonize your employees, who will take revenge upon you any way possible and ...
by Transonic
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: We've arrived early ... but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2705

Re: We've arrived early ... but ...

So after traveling 2000nm with 174 passengers, you stop short 100ft from your destination. You think it's better NOT to inform the passengers of the reason?

Thanks lol
by Transonic
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Summer Storms
Replies: 42
Views: 8796

Re: Summer Storms

No gust limits, just crosswind. You can add up to 25kts to VRef in gusty conditions. The 737NG has predictive wind shear. A wind shear aural alert will trigger a go around/recovery. The Tower doesn't make these decision. They'll only instruct a go around for insufficent spacing, disabled aircraft/ve...
by Transonic
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop to fly to US
Replies: 7
Views: 3926

Re: Swoop to fly to US

That was always the plan. Domestic in the summer and South in the winter.
by Transonic
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Quarterly loss
Replies: 38
Views: 7823

Re: Quarterly loss

So let me get this straight: the brain trust that is the WJ ALPA MEC threatens a strike which in turn directly more or less results in the loss of the ability to strike, and arbitration being forced on them, and now we have a quarterly loss directly attributable to the strike threat and as a result...
by Transonic
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Quarterly loss
Replies: 38
Views: 7823

Re: Quarterly loss

And you see no connection between the first quarterly loss in 50 quarters and the industrial action threat from ALPA? You’d have to be on glue. I read your union’s latest MEC update the other day. Pro tip: if they are serious about mending fences with the company, their first step should be a whole...
by Transonic
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ULP from CUPE
Replies: 22
Views: 5727

Re: ULP from CUPE

I’m loathe to start another thread on CUPE so I’ll just append this gem here. CUPE, in its collectivist wisdom chose to announce a card count mere days ahead of the signing of an MOA for the FAs that would have improved several areas for them. Now, with the card count in place, and should it be suc...
by Transonic
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 10727

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Keeping them separate allows each entity to be sold or taken public in their own right in the future, amongst other things. Not having a separate OC makes it almost impossible to segment the different operations in the future, if that is something that is decided strategically will happen. You say ...
by Transonic
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 10727

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

I think many will understand the reasoning behind having Swoop as a seperate company but what is not acceptable was using another OC. You can have all the above commercial initiatives but WestJet 737s are flown by WestJet pilots. Now we have a mess of two seperate training systems, two SOPs and all ...
by Transonic
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9540

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

duplicate.
by Transonic
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9540

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

The page has yet to be finished. I believe the arbitrator has thrown the decision regarding the OTS pilots back to WestJet. Now the question is does WestJet want to carry the burden of perpetual bypass pay to remain loyal to the 26 OTS CAs? When thinking of that, keep in mind that the two EVPs that ...
by Transonic
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9540

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

Bede wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Better to negotiate it out.
Which ended up being successful in the end and to WeedPro's dismay, resulted in a common employer. Well done ALPA.
by Transonic
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9540

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

After 14 days of operations, it's a bit presumptuous to determine what the schedule will be like. The flying is constantly evolving over the next few months. As an example, the high credit YHM-YXX turn will become a red eye mid September. Swoop and WestJet are a common employer so although it feels ...

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