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by NewCommercialPilot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- How to Spend Your Flying $$$
Replies: 16
Views: 2751

Re: TSC- How to Spend Your Flying $$$

It's like the stock market run up to the dotcom bust in the late 90's, everybody was an expert. Taxi drivers gave out stock tips. TSC, THE TSC, is no different. Based on his own situation in life he figures it's because he's brilliant that he is where he is and discounts the economy, demographics, a...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 18974

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

There must be people that are glad the culture is dead. This would drive me nuts. Things like calling your passengers "guests" is incredibly annoying. I'd just want to go to work and get my flights done safely without all the cult like culture. No doubt there have been changes. I never got wound up...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: To sum things up
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

Re: To sum things up

First off....am I the only one that thinks that it is a bit scary that JS is allowed to be the captain at a major airline?!? He has clearly demonstrated behaviour that is nutso and is obsessed with spewing nonsense on these forums. John, I stopped going on the WJPA forum because of you and now Avca...
by NewCommercialPilot
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54131

Re: alpa hidden agenda

I might have been wrong about ALPA's motivation for choosing the conciliation approach to bargaining. Although, it does get them dues money which they are not getting (unlike JetBlue), it appears from this memo from the JetBlue MEC that all members are responsible for dues from the time they were el...
by NewCommercialPilot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop/Sunwing/Transat: Hourly Pay
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Swoop/Sunwing/Transat: Hourly Pay

Hey there! I thought I would dig out some factual stuff regarding Swoop pay, because, you know, facts. I'm using only the first three pay steps for Captains and FO's, and not including any credit for years of service. Captain..Swoop...........SunWing (2017*)....TransAt (narrowbody) Step 1 - $103.57 ...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54131

alpa hidden agenda

Been at westjet 13 years now. Haven't said boo to anybody about anything except my close friends. Just did my job. But I have to speak up. I am disgusted at the way things have turned out. We were told the relationship would not change with wppa and then with alpa. Well it did. And how are we better...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Let's all apply at Swoop!
Replies: 170
Views: 22067

Re: Let's all apply at Swoop!

And as evidence of the coercive tactics of ALPA and its accomplice ACPA, I would look no further than this forum for evidence of the actions of professed Air Canada employees to influence in an anti-competitive manner the affairs of a new entrant in the airline sector. You guys are f#cking with the ...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Let's all apply at Swoop!
Replies: 170
Views: 22067

Re: Let's all apply at Swoop!

Johnny, You are aware that usually there are 2 ACPA members interviewing each candidate? All it takes is for one of these ACPA members to ring ANY reason NOT to find the candidate a good fit for AC and they will not hire them. So, as you state " what hiring ban?" , but in reality, and especially af...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Let's all apply at Swoop!
Replies: 170
Views: 22067

Re: Let's all apply at Swoop!

ALPA has answered the LOA offer with a clear warning via MEC communication that the seniority list has yet to be negotiated and they cannot guarantee what the implications may be of a LOA to go to S on a WJ pilot's position on that seniority list. I'm not sure what they could do but the waters are a...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54131

Re: 2017 CIRB Single Employer decision

hey
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Marshmallows & kids
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

Re: Marshmallows & kids

This brings me back to the correlation between delayed gratification and success later in life. All of us know of a pilot (or many pilots) that always jumped at the first crap job offered. They were the one's busting rules at the insistence of their scumbag operators, paying predatory training bond...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Marshmallows & kids
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

Re: Marshmallows & kids

I have a friend. My friend was a nice guy. A few years younger than me, but we knew each other from being glider pilot instructors in Air Cadets and later working at the same flight school. My friend went to work at a small regional DHC-8 operation. Soon, in a restructuring, he was offered the chanc...
by NewCommercialPilot
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop to join ALPA
Replies: 5
Views: 3022

Re: Swoop to join ALPA

I'm not LEVELCHANGE.

And I'm not alone.
by NewCommercialPilot
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Let's all apply at Swoop!
Replies: 170
Views: 22067

Re: Let's all apply at Swoop!

Of course, we could all be lucky and meet NCP in person, because if he is a man of integrity, he will have already applied for his WJ LOA..... Cheers. With ALPA's threat on the table WRT seniority list construction at mainline, my integrity will have to take a back seat to self preservation. And yo...
by NewCommercialPilot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Rumo(u)rs.
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

Re: Rumo(u)rs.

See how easy it is to make a spelling error when one isn't careful? I changed "rumour" back to "rumor", and promise to be careful in my posts going forward, in the manner you have come to expect of me.

Cheers

Zee One und Only
Herr VingNut
by NewCommercialPilot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Rumo(u)rs.
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

Rumo(u)rs.

In the United States of America the accepted spelling of rumor is "rumor". In Canada, the accepted spelling is "rumour". Owing either to a conflict between the American and Canadian elements within ALPA, or merely sloppy work on the part of the ALPA MEC at WJ, here is how your MEC thought rumour (I'...
by NewCommercialPilot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787's go to Swoop!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4074

Re: 787's go to Swoop!!

Any change to business practices that are not part of the normal course of business and that prejudice the bargaining unit members in a negative way would successfully be argued as an unfair labour practice by ALPA. Moving the 787's to Swoop, when all indications up until this point are that they wo...
by NewCommercialPilot
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787's go to Swoop!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4074

Re: 787's go to Swoop!!

The 787's are not going to Swoop. The company has already put out a survey to assess what inter-fleet movement would like as a result of the 787 introduction later this year. Any alteration to the 787 plans for WJ would not bode well for WJ at the CIRB. What happens eventually to the 767 (4 airframe...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54131

2017 CIRB Single Employer decision

ALPA has announced they will seek a common employer designation from the CIRB regarding WJ and S, and concluded a recent message with the following statement: "This raises the question of who the true employer of Swoop really is." I raise the above statement to direct your attention to the fact that...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Talk of strike/walkout?
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: Talk of strike/walkout?

Lol no tail between my legs here! I've been very busy working on my WingNut Airspeed Indicator system. After the testing in California two weeks ago I'm confident of the model so now I'm working on the display aspect. The LED strips were okay, but the next step is to get the HUD working. So far, I h...
by NewCommercialPilot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?
Replies: 184
Views: 22184

Re: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?

Uncertainty - WJ has launched an Unfair Labour Practices complaint against ALPA. ALPA will likely do the same in the coming weeks. Then there is the almost-certain filing of Common Employer status, etc. In other words, this is about to get very messy for a very long time and there is no telling how...
by NewCommercialPilot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Edited
Replies: 14
Views: 3623

Edited

Edited.
by NewCommercialPilot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ ALPA Member Resigns Membership
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

WJ ALPA Member Resigns Membership

It was with pleasure and surprise that I just read the passionate letter one of WJ's senior (more senior than me) pilots wrote to ALPA announcing his resignation from ALPA. Ladies and gentlemen. This is likely not the last resignation. Discontent is growing among the ranks as the tangible results of...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?
Replies: 184
Views: 22184

Re: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?

Any word on what ALPA has done to secure those Swoop jobs for WJ mainline pilots? I'm all ears (and not hypoxic, only 10 jumps last 6 months...WingNut). For all the seething resentment out there, exactly who is to blame? And what's your plan to deal with your seething resentment, just carry it aroun...
by NewCommercialPilot
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Imagine if ALPA OC had had patience, and forethought!
Replies: 19
Views: 2765

Imagine if ALPA OC had had patience, and forethought!

If ALPA OC (see current MEC Chair) had not been springloaded to react, without forethought, the WJ pilots would be in a different situation today (I'll leave the WJE pilots out of the equation because they were hooped by ALPA's Constitution regardless of timing). If today, the WJPA was still in the ...

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