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by tps8903
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 25884

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Porter is ceasing operations on Friday. Plan to resume June 1.
by tps8903
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Was one list a good idea
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Was one list a good idea

notwhoyouthinkIam wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:20 pm
It says, "This is a confidential file and is not to be shared outside of the WestJet group of companies."

Do you have a more specific question?
That gave me a much needed chuckle. Thank You.
by tps8903
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Was one list a good idea
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Re: Was one list a good idea

Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t WestJet have to go from the bottom up for layoffs? Regardless of swoop encore or mainline? So they can’t target mainline pilots? But if 100-200 pilots get layed off won’t that shut swoop down, because all the swoop pilots are new? Read section 8 and 9 of the PTA....
by tps8903
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MyIDTravel (Changes?, Cancellations?, Refunds?)
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: MyIDTravel (Changes?, Cancellations?, Refunds?)

Need Some MyIDTravel Help! I am just curious if anyone knows how to make changes, cancellations, or refunds through MyIDTravel. Each time I put in my PNR/Ticket #, the option to "Re-book All", "Re-book" & "Cancel" are grayed out, and I am not able to make any changes. The message "The associated bo...
by tps8903
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Schedule/reserve/layovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: Schedule/reserve/layovers

Thanks for the replies folks. How do they determine your base before you’re hired? Is it just randomly assigned? Or do they give you a bit of a choice in the matter? Also, how easy would it be for a new hire FO to live in YHZ but commute to YYZ if based there? Do any of the YYZ pairings start with ...
by tps8903
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Schedule/reserve/layovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: Schedule/reserve/layovers

Just curious what your guys and gals schedules look like for both YYZ and YYC bases. Also, what are the scheduled layovers that you typically do? Is it mostly 4 day pairings? How does the social bid work in terms of reserve? Most pairings are 4 day pairings, followed closely by 3 day pairings. Ther...
by tps8903
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5516

Re: One List is Back!!

Glad to hear the one list is back! How is the whole PTA thing going? I heard flow has stopped for an undetermined amount of time? Any truth to the rumours? The PTA is in force and enforceable. The rumours are true, but flow is promised to begin within the month, if they haven't already begun. Man, ...
by tps8903
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40166

Re: One List

Hangry wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:06 am
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I guess a spoonful of sugar helped that medicine go down.
by tps8903
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3122

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

There are some systems, wing, and fuselage differences, that would make it hard/expensive to build them simultaneously I would say... Chop two sections out of the 400 fuselage, replace the PW150 for something smaller than the 150 but newer than the 120 series, and you'll have yourself a 50 seat air...
by tps8903
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: CTA approves Onex deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Re: CTA approves Onex deal

3down&loct wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Thinking Onex wants this done by 31st for tax purposes.
My guess is early next week.
Or this morning.....

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-rele ... stJet.html
by tps8903
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3122

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

dhc# wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:07 am
With Jazz operating what...25+ Dash 8 300s that are over 30 yrs old...the 'mini' -400 might be a good replacement...
I think both Encore and Jazz would be all over a 40-50 seat model Q400. The 100 seat....not so much
by tps8903
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Commuting with Swoop
Replies: 13
Views: 2149

Re: Commuting with Swoop

Thanks all for the info. Surely it must be possible to jumpseat or go standby on your own airline though. Swoop does a decent amount of flights from Halifax to Hamilton. It's just whether the cost of doing so would be worth it in renting a room, other transport costs etc Swoop currently flies from ...
by tps8903
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40166

Re: One List

Or maybe it's the fact we don't like being threatened with a pay cut for voting no. Would you like to elaborate on that? Keeping the value of our stock options post Onex takeover is now dependent on us voting yes to the new pilot transfer agreement. The email said you will get full value market for...
by tps8903
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40166

Re: One List

George Taylor wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:37 am
Theres no way the new agreement is going to pass.
Why?
by tps8903
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 8092

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Are we comparing Westjet and AC again? This is like comparing a VW and a Porsche... You realize that Dr. Ferdinand Porsche started VW in 1930 at the request of the Fuhrer. Only to have VW separate from the Porsche group. VW then went on to outgrow Porsche (Now the biggest automaker in the world) an...
by tps8903
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2852

Re: Days worked

18 years of ESP, and lots of work learning how to invest and manage your money has resulted in a retirement investment account that is currently sitting at 1.5 million. Yes, I like the ESP. Ouch. An Air canada pension after 18 years would be more than double that. It might be. But this is one perso...
by tps8903
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet

I feel like there is a WJ Vacations/Swoop/Sunwing/TUI shake up on the horizon. I thought that before the current Swoop/Sunwing deal. Looks like they are testing the waters for a JV or buyout?
by tps8903
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3876

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Ahhhh, the good 'ol carbon offset. Translation: I'm rich, so I can just buy my way out of doing my part for the environment. But those who can't, just walk to work. But, this is nothing specific to environmental concerns. If I'm rich I can buy my way out of doing my part in almost anything: I can p...
by tps8903
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3876

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Environmental impact of aviation? There is a federal election happening right now, and most leaders are criss-crossing the country in relatively modern aircraft. Except for the guy who preaches most about "doing better". He's flying around in a 737-800 for himself, and a 737-200 for his costumes. B...
by tps8903
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Engine cover partial detach from United 737
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Engine cover partial detach from United 737

According to this article I'd say the pilot was quite reckless.... Quote: "The plane did a loop before returning to the Colorado airport". Daily Mail: Terrifying moment passenger aboard United Airlines flight sees engine violently shake in mid-air. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7519467/Te...
by tps8903
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 5289

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

Hello, have bags of expat Q4 DEC time - What is Encore offering salary/benefits for Q4 DEC? If you don’t want to post, please PM me. I am already back in Canada and working another job and I’m interested in the Encore DEC job so I wouldn't mind knowing what they are offering in the first year salar...
by tps8903
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6870

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

There is a minimum level of THC to prove impairment under Cannabis. False. Alcohol is the only drug that has a statutory maximum for blood content. (Operation over 80mg/100ml of blood). All other drugs are charged via the impairment section which is done on subjective grounds with a DRE (Drug Recog...
by tps8903
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 6306

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

obvioulsy i charged him and took him to court Sure you did. You're obviously a police officer. Oh, you're not? Then please explain how you managed to charge him. Cool story, bro. A police officer is not required to lay a charge in Ontario. A private citizen is capable of swearing an Information in ...
by tps8903
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6870

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

All other drugs are charged via the impairment section which is done on subjective grounds with a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Yeah, and we all know the cops have one of these DREs hanging around every station. What a crock of shit. In Toronto they have a few dozen on duty at Traffic Services at a...
by tps8903
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6870

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

There is a minimum level of THC to prove impairment under Cannabis. False. Alcohol is the only drug that has a statutory maximum for blood content. (Operation over 80mg/100ml of blood). All other drugs are charged via the impairment section which is done on subjective grounds with a DRE (Drug Recog...

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