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by bob99
Fri May 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 400
Views: 80451

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: 96
Views: 46622

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: 108
Views: 40292

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: 59
Views: 17085

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: 7132

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: 10101

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: 111075

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: 111075

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: 111075

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: 111075

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: 10109

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: 466663

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: 466663

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: 3699

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: 466663

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: 466663

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: 72503

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: 466663

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: 10427

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...

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