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by Yycjetdriver
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Morningstar

I have a few questions for current employees. When did Morningstar move their ATR to YYC? Is this new? Are they moving Boeing flying to the ATR or picked up new routes for it? Also, are they moving the YMX airplane out west, or picked up another one? Lastly, what is the current pay scale on the ATR...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 4525

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

Hiring??? ...... asking for a friend.....
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33517

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management didn't try to paint pilots as the devil, ya'll did that when you lined the road on investors day. All that press scared off would be WJ flyers to our competition. Cost the organization millions. All for what? Seriously, what did the bottom 80% get out of this? Calling me a bunch of names...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33517

Re: Will Westjet survive?

If/when WJ comes out the other side of this, it will be a sad shell of it’s former self :( The same can be said for any airline in the world at the moment. WestJet is actually above the average airline in it's cash reserves as a portion of it's operating costs (as is Air Canada), based on it's last...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4687

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

It looks like corporate will recover long before the airlines. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2020-06-02/flexjet-chief-sees-upside-bizav-post-covid Airline guys have been accepting lower and lower pay through the decades. Hopefully when corporate opens back up they don’t ...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 6163

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

Sunwing is going nowhere - the Sunwing group is very large and the airline is only a small part of it. Yes it’s true the airline is only a fraction of Sunwing’s business, however every other “business” they have has likely been severely affected. Their size could be a negative in this situation not...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed May 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Professional Pilots
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: College of Professional Pilots

telex wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:04 pm
$60 well wasted. The end.
Well wasted? Did the college accomplish anything before it’s members clearly got bored and tired of wasting their time?
by Yycjetdriver
Mon May 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Genuine question, and I mean no harm... Did the stock options thing you used to get, on top of the regular salary, not put you in a competitive pay situation with other pilots of other similar sized aircraft in Canada? It equates to approximately 4000$/year after tax. This year however it was used ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon May 04, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

WestJet pilots are nothing but a bunch of whining babies nowadays. Nothing is good enough, everything is always bad. You guys are lucky to have jobs right now - every other group has taken massive hits and you're still left relatively standing. How dare we complain about the WAWCON eh? How dare we ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun May 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

This statement isn’t something to be proud of. The fact Westjet is the only “international” airline to “allow” pilots to fly past 65 says something about the WAWCON. Who needs to worry about a comfortable retirement, just flying till you die.... It’s all part of the ESPP scheme. It’s actually quite...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat May 02, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

The senior guys will be fine. We are the only “international” airline that lets you keep flying (in your left seat) past 65. Their lost wages over the period of the moa can be recouped in a few months. I’ll support last pay to the last day in exchange for 65 retirement age. Deal? This statement isn...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri May 01, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Not a pilot, but part of an employee group that is extremely busy taking care of the Jets while they are not flying. Here's to hoping other departments do not have to lose more people now that 1000 of you are saved! No need to be concerned about that, the company comes out ahead in this deal.... as...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Hopefully the government will claw back money from WestJet then because that is not really the intent of CEWS. It actually is the intent, the employees stay on payroll, the company can top up but most have not. The inactive status of the employee keeps them ready for a quick spool up, looking like ...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24767

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Still on Twitter and still on ALPA Facebook page! ZERO communication to the pilot group, what a joke! What’s the joke! You have the information, does it fucken matter how you got it, ffs, it’s a dynamic situation clearly. Last communication was 1700 layoffs and obviously since then some further dis...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YUL Base
Replies: 19
Views: 2788

Re: YUL Base

Thats pretty sad... 2 official languages in Canada you should at least be able to get by in your second one. Holding google translate up to the menu like you are in china or something is ridiculous in your own country The majority of Canadians don’t care about knowing French, it’s a dying language ...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

Frankly I don’t believe the Encore MEC should have had the right to negotiate the terms of employment for those positions. I’m assuming most, if not all of those who negotiated those terms had their layoff notices already or would soon to be receiving them. This was a greasy play by the company to ...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

Frankly I don’t believe the Encore MEC should have had the right to negotiate the terms of employment for those positions. I’m assuming most, if not all of those who negotiated those terms had their layoff notices already or would soon to be receiving them. This was a greasy play by the company to s...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

Look what is happening around you?? Are you blind. Airlines are crumbling around the world. What kind of deal did you expect? You think you can get water from a stone? The idea that these 150 extra jobs at Encore is a ploy or a tactic by the company to undermine the pilot group is just ridiculous. ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

If mainline pilots do not like the WAWCON at Encore and the MOA2, they are not forced into a position at Encore. So take the layoff and go on EI. Simple as that. The Encore MEC fought and kept 150 more Encore positions available which are all going to Mainline pilots IF they want them. Nobody is fo...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

citizenbanana wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:29 pm
And this is why different bargaining units shouldn't share a seniority list. There is a reason nobody else does it this way.
+1
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

Come on guys. I have a real hard time believing that the goal of the Encore MEC was to ‘pee in the pool’ and make it as unappealing as possible for mainline guys to want the job. Are they a bunch of evil villains sitting around twisting their moustaches in delight at the result of this agreement? T...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 40152

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

98 Corolla wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:52 pm
hurtin'albertan wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:43 am
Bede wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:47 pm


There's 8.
I stand corrected. I was told there were 30-40 just recently, but your numbers are probably more accurate. :wink:
Maybe they got offered a late retirement package.
What the company was offering can’t be called a “package”.
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

So if I understand it correctly the Encore MEC blew their load to save jobs. 150 or so jobs preserved at reduced wages until the end of the year. In the end almost every Encore pilot on the property today gets flushed and they leave a dirty turd for the guys bumping down. Maybe they save a handful ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

Re: MOA2

Are these now the terms for pilots bumping into Encore? Yes, pilots “bumping” into Encore then become governed under the Encore CBA. So the majority of June +6 months of 50MMG, wow. Kiss the onelist goodbye when this is all over. There is no possible way to live on Encore FO pay at 50mmg and unless...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 7918

MOA2

Any Encore pilots that can confirm a new MOA signed yesterday, with 0 layoffs for a MMG of 50hours until Dec.31st?

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