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by gasbag1
Sun May 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Is it true?
Replies: 29
Views: 10226

Re: Is it true?

I am not privy to Ms. Clegg's motives but I am sure money is a big one. Clegg has always confused personality conflicts with harassment, I was there when she was first hired at Canadian and she always felt hard done by. Subsequent years she may have had a hard time with some Captains but any of us w...
by gasbag1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34453

Re: Air Transat YOW

Large fines will be levied for violations. To whom? The crew, the company or the passenger? This was over 10 years ago a Captain was fined $5,000.00 for leaving the aircraft on a turn while bonded. And many heavy fines for the Company as for an individual you can always be incarcerated. Testing the...
by gasbag1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 34453

Re: Air Transat YOW

As unfortunate as this was, it is not the first nor will it be the last irrop diversion. Personally I spent over 6 hours on the ramp in YYB after AF crash in YYZ. We were one of 5 Airbus clogging the ramp and like Transit we were transborder requiring customs clearance to deplane. CBSA are very unfo...
by gasbag1
Sun May 14, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC to start new loyalty plan
Replies: 7
Views: 6140

Re: AC to start new loyalty plan

The root cause is the monetization during bankruptcy at AC. Who made the money, Robert Milton, Cerberus, GE Capital and more than a few foreign Banks. Likely Aeroplan should never had been spun off by the AC BOD and Milton, now the pendulum swings back to where is should have stayed in the first pla...
by gasbag1
Fri May 05, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet to Purchase 787's
Replies: 14
Views: 6654

Re: WestJet to Purchase 787's

I see the Boeing announcement as a commitment, not a firm order. My question is a what is a commitment these days? Is it you can announce but money must be paid by X date or some other requirement.
by gasbag1
Wed May 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet to Purchase 787's
Replies: 14
Views: 6654

Re: WestJet to Purchase 787's

The wording of the announcement is interesting. Boeing has not announced anything. Usually they are out on every social media site announcing an order like this. Confirmed orders are always announced, so why not this one...

Good news but more information is required.
by gasbag1
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Cadet Program
Replies: 78
Views: 15529

Re: Sunwing scabs the industry even further.

I am quite sure Sunwing is not placing any money in to the MFA program. And I would bet it is not the same category as the Lufthansa Training program which is mostly paid for by Lufthansa. Just a question for any Jazz pilots, is there still a intake of similarly trained pilots directly from any Avia...
by gasbag1
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Cadet Program
Replies: 78
Views: 15529

Re: Sunwing scabs the industry even further.

This is an interesting thread. Back in the 70's Air Canada as all the other airline took graduates from Selkirk and few other programs an hired them off the street. Now to get hired at CP they had to fly a DC-3 or a little later a 737 simulator. That program was the same for the 250 hour or 5000 hou...
by gasbag1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What age is too old to go to AC and collect a full pension?
Replies: 33
Views: 14711

Re: What age is too old to go to AC and collect a full pension?

The Company deals with the DC funds not individuals.
by gasbag1
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: RAIC use
Replies: 9
Views: 5094

Re: RAIC use

Your RAIC is only to be used while you are ON DUTY. When you get off the aircraft at the end of your Duty period, end of your pairing or layover your off duty. That's the way security looks at your RAIC privileges So even though you might still be in secure area your RAIC privileges are suspended un...
by gasbag1
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired
Replies: 151
Views: 31751

Re: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired

The simple truth to flying in and out of the UK, any drinking on the layover must be kept to a minimum. The limits for crew members are very low. One could argue the limit is too low however the rules are clear and any pilot flying into any country should be aware of breaking the regulations could l...
by gasbag1
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36559

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

For True North and others pilots are in general intelligent enough to understand most concepts and rules. However after 20 years as a Union rep. I have seen many pilots do some really dumb things. An old idea that BA had was to put the Captain in a separate hotel from the rest of the crew, that was ...
by gasbag1
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36559

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

Photofly The Canadian Charter of Rights trumps all judgements. No company can tell any employee who or who not they can associate with with in reason. Any reasonable person would understand that humans are not loners. Any company that would require, no 2 employees can be together alone is ridiculous...
by gasbag1
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Luck with that WJ......
Replies: 35
Views: 5266

Re: Good Luck with that WJ......

My sister bought a couple of tickets at the 299 price then taxes on top the true cost $899.00. That fare is only available for a short period, then the non-promotional price. A 8 or 9 hour flight buying food on board another 25 bucks. And every other carrier has at least one meal and a snack provide...
by gasbag1
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Gotta ask
Replies: 21
Views: 8309

Re: Gotta ask

Or well connected pilots. Same in the past for the Lib's and NDP.
by gasbag1
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CanJet Operations Suspended Indefinitely
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: CanJet Operations Suspended Indefinitely

The Rowe family are the classic carpetbaggers. They are just moving on and not feeling any of effects of the decision to apruptly shut down. 24 hours notice of layoff is a joke, they chop all the pilots , now out looking for a paying position somewhere and likely Rowe padlocked the doors. Sad in thi...
by gasbag1
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration
Replies: 93
Views: 25540

Re: Aviation Document Booklet - Expiration

Try this one, applied within the 90 days with all correct information…didn't get the application returned…good sign. Dec 18 enquired when I would receive my ADB, as it expires Jan.01. Inspector advises me the ADB was produced on Dec01, she advised me to wait a few days more. With Christmas, other ho...

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