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by xkbal
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Crew screening
Replies: 39
Views: 8532

Re: Crew screening

Before someone tells a story about the rude CATSA worker that treated them like crap one day think about the majority who do a good job. I don't give them a hard time as it's not in my interest to do so. However I can't say that I've personally ever seen one of them doing a "good job". My entertain...
by xkbal
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Turbine on a PA31
Replies: 24
Views: 3049

Re: Turbine on a PA31

Aklak Air operated a T1040. Never saw it out of hangar though. Piper also had a piston version, a T1020. Don't know much about them though. I'd go with the tired King Air scenero over any of the aforementioned above. I used to be the Base Manager for Aklak (Borek) back in 07/08 in YEV. I dont recal...
by xkbal
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cargo of armed UN mines sparks El Al security alert in Canad
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: Cargo of armed UN mines sparks El Al security alert in C

So easy to slander something you know nothing about, except through second hand news, purposely reported for self-interest on a nation, or its financial backers... :roll: I've worked at 3 UN missions, 2 military observer missions and one refugee. I will acknowledge that I may not know everything ab...
by xkbal
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WS GOOD WILL
Replies: 36
Views: 2419

Re: WS GOOD WILL

The public is getting exactly what the majority of the public want. If that wasn't the case then Westjet, Southwest, Ryanair, etc. wouldn't be the successes that they currently are. Many people complain about it but, at the end of the day, are voting with their wallets.
by xkbal
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Approach Ban Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 1714

Re: Approach Ban Poll

My issue with the ban is the lack of decent vis reporting. Won't even discuss auto stations as they are virtually useless. But even manned stations, went to yxs a while back and they were calling it RVR 1000. We picked up the runway visual descending through about 12,000 and 30 miles back. There was...
by xkbal
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: To the crew of WJA659 Feb 23/2009
Replies: 52
Views: 3386

Re: To the crew of WJA659 Feb 23/2009

My airline also requires the pilots to inspect the wings under certain conditions after deicing. Most, if not all, airlines require this. This is good but at some point you are still trusting your life to the deice crews, or do you also get out and check the tail? As mentioned in a previous post at...
by xkbal
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Antarctic acident?
Replies: 23
Views: 4739

Antarctic acident?

Does anyone know who the operator of this Basler BT-67 is? Borek?

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090105/119375471.html

Thanks
by xkbal
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Enerjet fly?
Replies: 62
Views: 5265

Re: Will Enerjet fly?

Did I hear right that Enerjet's first flight was Fort Mac to Gander? Can you fill up a -700 and fly that leg from that runway? ( I foget how long it is?). What about at 30c or so? It's a few hundred miles shorter than OGG-YVR which Westjet does. OGG's runway is about 500' shorter than YMM (roughly ...
by xkbal
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: the new agreement
Replies: 99
Views: 7376

Re: the new agreement

Oh Mamma Mia, you need to really think this one over again. You are trying to tell me that a 5 year Captain is MORE valuable than a first year Captain??? IT IS THE SAME DAMN JOB. You really need to understand that not everyone who came here, came from jazz, or CMA, or Georgian, or (insert Turboprop...
by xkbal
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: the new agreement
Replies: 99
Views: 7376

Re: the new agreement

Opinion time: We NEED to allow us (the FO's :wink: ) to slide over with years of service. Why? Because after 6 years at least (for some), it needs to be an incentive to take on the extra responsibility. Once the new scales for FO's get sorted out, why would a 6,7,or 8 year FO want to come over to t...
by xkbal
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: WJ-AC Reciprocal Jumpseat
Replies: 28
Views: 3152

Re: WJ-AC Reciprocal Jumpseat

I agree that the situation at WJ isn't ideal, where there is a charge for the jumpseat, and should be changed. That said, there are some benefits that help offset that somewhat. It's not limited to 2 seats but to how many available seats there are in the back. Don't have to rely on the pilots to hav...
by xkbal
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: historical Canadian airfares
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

Re: historical Canadian airfares

That sounds about right. Vancouver to the U.K. one way was over $500 in 1972, and was still the same in the mid-eighties. Vancouver-Edmonton return, economy, without the infamous, "Saturday stopover", was $805.00 in 1982-1983. That's going back further than he wants, but is more revealing. I've hea...
by xkbal
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: historical Canadian airfares
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

Re: historical Canadian airfares

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.
by xkbal
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: historical Canadian airfares
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

Re: historical Canadian airfares

Troubleshot wrote:maybe here? to lazy to look.

http://www.statcan.ca/
Looked but didn't find the info there. It is a good site and I plan on checking it out in greater detail. Thanks.
by xkbal
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: historical Canadian airfares
Replies: 12
Views: 3261

historical Canadian airfares

Hello,

Hoping some one can help. For some research I've been doing I'm looking for some source of Canadian airfare data going back up to 20 years. Tried searching the web with no luck. Does anyone here know where such information could be found?

Thanks
by xkbal
Tue May 13, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Attendants for disabled to travel free: court
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Attendants for disabled to travel free: court

I think you will find it will cost much more than they are predicting. Once people catch on to the fact that they can have their local friendly doctor sign a note for them saying they need a second seat for some disability I think a lot of people will do so. Also as I understand these rulings only a...
by xkbal
Tue May 13, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Nickel and Diming
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Westjet Nickel and Diming

In any other industry, if you advertise a product at a given price, and then wont deliver for that price (before taxes), it's called fraud. For some reason, folks in aviation seem to think it's acceptable. I personally would like to see the fuel surcharge included in the price. That being said I th...
by xkbal
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Baggage Fees on Air Canada
Replies: 74
Views: 2649

Re: Baggage Fees on Air Canada

I disagree with you guys... This might not apply to Tango but more in regards to Air Canada. I travel to and from work internationaly and work long rotations.... Now when I head out to East Africa, I usually fly with KLM or Ethiopean Airlines, both of whom have an 40-60KG weight limit before going ...
by xkbal
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vancouver Sun - BUY IT WEDNESDAY! SONIC BLUE SLAMMED......
Replies: 72
Views: 13193

My company flies me around on WJ frequently, and I usualy let the people beside me know what the starting wages are for their Flight Crew - lets just say the reaction isn't positive. I agree that the wages in the industry are generally appallingly low. That being said, do you also make the same com...
by xkbal
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet at YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 10543

Shit happens to everyone in this business but you WJ folks slammed AC and JG at every opportunity telling us how much better an operation WJ was. Well what goes round comes round. The lack of accountability on every issue is fast becoming a WJ trademark. Yes, it does happen to everyone in this busi...
by xkbal
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet at YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 10543

Perhaps you can do the same rebel? :roll: jj Well why don't you ask your CP or one of the techies? The rumor didn't appear out of thin air. As near as I can tell it did appear out of thin air. I've not seen one mention of it anywhere other than on rumor mills like this. It could be something as sim...
by xkbal
Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet at YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 10543

Be very careful AC doesn’t make any attempt to cover up any of its incidents on the other hand WJ well what can I say..430? Please provide the details on the suppose gear leg change the Inquire would like to know.. I agree, I've been hearing about this 430 incident for a while here, please provide ...
by xkbal
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet off to Hawaii
Replies: 22
Views: 2372

4400km in a 738 rather than a 757 or 767 - let's see what the public thinks! While the 767 may be nicer due to the wide body as I understand it the 757 and the 737 have the same fuselage cross section and cruise within about 20 mph of each other (.78 vs. .80) so I don't see that much difference. If...
by xkbal
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC reported a system load factor of 85.3% for August
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

And closing the L1 on the NG before you are actually ready to go does not count either!! OTP at WJ is based on park brake released and AC push but thanks for comin' out. jj Actually I believe you'll find that OTP is based on gate arrival as stated in the website; On-time is defined as an arrival wi...
by xkbal
Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ and ETOPS
Replies: 27
Views: 5590

195psi wrote:It looks like it may be the following month, but we are at 120 and are just awaiting TC approval for 180, training is done and all manuals ammended. It's just a waiting game.
Sooner would be better but from what I've heard it will be the end of November at the earliest before we get it.

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