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by privateer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 245
Views: 82423

Re: Canada Jetlines

Sooo.. What the latest deal with the rise in stock price? Also renaming.
by privateer
Fri May 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25669

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

I am sorry you got furloughed, but honestly writing on AvCanada just to stir the pot isn't productive. Maybe your time should be better spent finding temporary employment until this hopefully blows over by next year. The exemption was to allow more time for the company to slowly bring people back be...
by privateer
Sat May 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36581

Re: Will Westjet survive?

All this WestJet optimism is wonderful. Even though it strikes me as a bit delusional. Fact check. 40% of WestJet traffic flows through Alberta. That’s in and out of Alberta. When they’re back in the sky they’ll be starting with close to a 40% drop in domestic traffic. Ouch! That’s going to impact ...
by privateer
Fri May 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 60185

Re: The Return to Normal?

Sounds like AC wants the unions to bed over and heed to the needs of the company in this uncertain future. WJ has already played chicken with the WJ pilots and in the end got what they wanted, cheap labour going forward.
by privateer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4506

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Thanks for the help. Spreadsheet Excel or Numbers I think is the safest option. Who doesn't like a good spreadsheet?
by privateer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36581

Re: Will Westjet survive?

I don't think Onex Corp is too worried about their WestJet. They're looking for buys. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/onex-touts-ability-to-survive-pandemic-seize-opportunities-1.1412645 The chief executive officer of Onex Corp. is reassuring shareholders it has the ability to survive the COVID-19 pande...
by privateer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4506

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Does anybody have a code for Excel/Numbers for a logbook? I am not very good at it.
by privateer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27720

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Any word on Flair?
by privateer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445549

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

WJ has the luxury of saying whatever they want to the media. They're no longer a private company and therefore have no horse in the race when it comes to bad news. AC is being surprisingly quiet about their financial situation. I wonder if they will be asking for government money in the near future.
by privateer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31242

Re: Recession incoming

On cue :lol:
by privateer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 14430

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Also, keep in mind all we're really talking about right now is 705. Where a real problem is also starting to show is at the 703 level. When I first started flying you needed at a MINIMUM, 1000 hours to sit right seat in a Navajo. And that was already low considering the years before you need thousa...
by privateer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 14430

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

No I worked a 705 job where I did my own flight planning, created and filed my own flight plans, did my own weather briefing, calculated my own fuel, and ordered it, and it just felt like something I did sipping coffee in the morning before I started work. I didn't know that pilots who are flying 7...
by privateer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Re: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

Ya it's real boring when billionaires start launching their electric sports cars on 3 rockets strapped together that later land upright.
by privateer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

Something that doesn't get discussed on here since the constant ridicule of Boeing and its 737MAX is the NASA SLS and and Starliner programs. We are at the cusp of new space age with private sector about to get NASA crew back into space. The amount of thought and engineering that goes into these pro...
by privateer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 36902

Re: ONEX plans

I wonder if the plan is to buy/move some Q400s to Pacific Coastal?
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... tj-460936/
by privateer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 18760

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Good morning folks, I’ve recently been pooled and am super excited about it. I have a couple questions for those of you that commute: -Currently, how long of a wait is it to hold a YYC base? I’ve read the threads and consensus is about 2-3 years. If approved, would a shared seniority list with WJE ...
by privateer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: FA Class action lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 6121

Re: FA Class action lawsuit

Victory wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 am
One could argue this kind of thing was an eventuality in WestJet's good time party internal reference dude bros only culture.
"Dude bros only culture"? Really dude.
by privateer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 15622

Re: Atlas Air 767

Here's the footage.
https://youtu.be/CEfh8XmJCd0
by privateer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 68042

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

I noticed a pretty sad looking Swoopster at sim the other day. I guess he was doing is his FO ride after sitting in the left seat for most of the year. Welcome to the real world buddy.
by privateer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

I wonder what the price of a barrel of oil has to reach to make those old Rouge 767 unprofitable...
by privateer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

RookiePilot. I'll say again.
Air Canada Debt: $6,063,000,000
WestJet Debt: $627,000,000

WestJet reported a loss of $20.8-million after 13 years.
Air Canada reported a loss of $77-million.

Putting giant pie charts up on here doesn't make it profitable.
AC has too much overhead.
by privateer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

Air Canada Debt: $6,063,000,000
WestJet Debt: $627,000,000

WestJet reported a loss of $20.8-million after 13 years.
Air Canada reported a loss of $77-million. No surprises there.

So you can fill planes and ad routes but AC still can't make a buck. :P
by privateer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

Let's not forget that back in the CDN/AC days the aviation industry was under heavy regulation and the Canadian Government dictated who flew what routes etc (favouring AC). The times have changed so if you're trying to make the claim that WJ is somehow headed down the same path you need to give your...
by privateer
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

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 privateer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

WestJet posts a $20.8 million loss and the newspaper writes the sky is falling.
Air Canada posts a $170 million loss and it means all is going great. Go figure.
https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/0 ... r-ago.html

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