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by bob99
Fri May 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 60345

Re: The Return to Normal?

It still costs money to keep them on their benefits and pay into their pensions.
by bob99
Mon May 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25765

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

200Above wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 am
Air Canada announces CleanCare+.... WestJet's response? Tell passengers to take their own garbage into the airport. Genius.
Does WJ still have their FAs grooming planes between flights?
by bob99
Sun May 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 105
Views: 30250

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

Nobody knows
by bob99
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet stll hiring
Replies: 58
Views: 13103

Re: Cargojet stll hiring

They started a ground school last week actually. Some people don't have a choice when the alternative is EI.
by bob99
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge widebody guys have a job waiting for them
Replies: 10
Views: 6371

Re: Rouge widebody guys have a job waiting for them

Rouge captains are making a lot of money to stay home and do nothing. CJ would be a good payraise for FOs though.
by bob99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8942

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

I guess if any Rouge 767 Captains are laid off they might be allowed to grab a seat with George's bunch. The question is will the layoffs at AC go that high? Are there any 767/757 pilots in Canada with a valid PPC? I know lots who were at one time, but that was a long time ago. Good luck George, yo...
by bob99
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99078

Re: Layoffs

I agree this outcome is quite reasonable for everyone, however 55 hour block month for flat payers isn't a lot of money. factor in commuting and I suspect EI would be a much better option for many pilots at AC. Are you sure? Year 1 flat pay-rate effective April 2, 2020. $61.26x55hr = $3369.30. Year...
by bob99
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99078

Re: Layoffs

Ya you're right, that could definitely be interpreted a few ways. Everyone I've talked to has assumed 600 without question.
by bob99
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99078

Re: Layoffs

The Early retirement incentive looks pretty good. It might be closer to 25% What might be closer to 25%? If senior guys elect to take the early retirement then even less guys would get laid off, no? The newsletter from the MEC does not explicitly say Early Retirements will mitigate layoffs. I know ...
by bob99
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 99078

Re: Layoffs

The MOA states up to 600 can be laid off. The 162 I believe are the guys still in initial training.
by bob99
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Virus and Bookings
Replies: 32
Views: 9465

Re: Virus and Bookings

I hope you're right but, China fought this thing immediately and aggressively. The US is doing the complete opposite. I find that concerning.
by bob99
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

It can be a bit baffling, but there's simply just lots of competition. Most of those vacancies will go to Jazz. And it seems there's no shortage of applicants from WJ, SW, and overseas heavy jet. If you're not one of those, expect to wait (but don't give up). There's been a bunch of Encore in the p...
by bob99
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

It can be a bit baffling, but there's simply just lots of competition. Most of those vacancies will go to Jazz. And it seems there's no shortage of applicants from WJ, SW, and overseas heavy jet. If you're not one of those, expect to wait (but don't give up).
by bob99
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: West coast basing
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: West coast basing

These days you can hold YVR right away, and if not right away, then on the first equipment bid after being hired.
by bob99
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I was told 4 WJ, 4 SWG and 2 wide body guys. Rest were from express.
by bob99
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

They're still calling OTS guys for January.
by bob99
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54476

Re: One List

When does the vote close?
by bob99
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Hi everyone, Is there ANY information about upcoming ground schools? I’ve been waiting 7 weeks since my interview, I know lots of guys who are currently at 12-14 weeks and we’re all aware that the last equipment bid says there’s a need for 800+ new hires by next summer... but no one knows what the ...
by bob99
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 37
Views: 9579

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

IMO your best option as a new hire is the Rouge 767. It's probably the best schedule and funnest layovers at the company. Socialized bidding and no reserve is big. Draft pay is 2.5x! Enjoy your amazing lifestyle for a few years while building seniority and then decide if you want to go NB Captain or...
by bob99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 18826

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Disregard. Encore pilots just got an email saying no flow for the fall because they're too short staffed. Fall classes will be all OTS.
by bob99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 18826

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Hi, Scott is prepping a com with the latest forecast. 2 classes of ten remaining for this year (Oct 21 and Nov4) for WestJet. I just did the class averages and we are just over 4100 hrs tt for WestJet classes ytd. As for 2020 - it’s going to be very very busy. I’ll let Scott introduce the numbers t...
by bob99
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445767

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Getting back on topic... I see there’s an August 12th class. Safe to assume classes will continue to be every three weeks for the rest of the year?
by bob99
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: YYZ Base Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: YYZ Base Questions

There's very, very few western pairings available to Toronto crews. It's pretty rare you would get one of those pairings unless you specifically bid for it. It's more common for YYC crews to get sent to Toronto. The East coast pairings are fairly easy to avoid depending on how you bid, and there's a...
by bob99
Thu May 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 41696

Re: One list

KAG,
if wording was the issue, why not rework it and put it to another vote? Common employee is a pipe dream and could take months to years before there's an answer. Did the company agree to it?

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