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by Blue42
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re: Traffic you cant explain

YVR Centre.....

“Fly heading 070 for “traffic”....
by Blue42
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emergency exit right after takeoff or after landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Emergency exit right after takeoff or after landing

Hi, I'm curious if emergency exit doors would open up if you pulled the handle while flying close to the ground. I can find a lot online about how it is impossible to do so while flying at altitude, and that it is possible this could happen on the ground / while taxiing, but I'm curious if it would...
by Blue42
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Split winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Split winglets

C-GGGQ wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:00 am
Just meant so the cards said 800 as I assume the Max 8 say Max 8
The cards say “800/-8”, as I said, it’s the same card..
by Blue42
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 5461

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

ToolShed wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 am
RVR6000 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 am
Daniel Cooper wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
If the MAX is out for a while and the A220 doesn't have ETOPS what would the logical choice be to do the Vancouver-Hawaii flying?
Mainline 767.
Isn’t Omni doing the flying for AC?

Wet lease until Sept for now.
by Blue42
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Split winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Split winglets

Thought that might have been Boeing's "fix" just paint 737-800 on the side and swap out the safety cards :lol: There would be no swapping out the safety cards, they are the same card.... Scimitar winglets have been around for a long time, over 5 years at WS. They are the same blended winglet with a...
by Blue42
Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 34
Views: 7234

Re: 787 Pilots

duke1000 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Yes I agree. Hoping for some insight from a WestJet pilot about the transition process and how different to fly from a 737.
Many of the Capts actually came from the B763, some FOs were B737 Capts.
by Blue42
Wed May 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Max Engine question

DanWEC wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Nobody in the flying public will ever get on anything remotely related to a 737 Max again. That's a much more delicate issue than fixing the physical issues.
Two flights from YYC to YYZ, one is an NG and one is a MAX, offer the MAX flight for $20 cheaper and the public will get on it!
by Blue42
Wed May 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1723

Re: Max Engine question

But now we have a Catch 22. The airplane is not flying so now it is really a fuel saver. The public is educated and even an MCAS fix will still leave doubts in peoples minds. Another accident after the fix will probably kill off the airplane anyways. This should be interesting to see what happens w...
by Blue42
Thu May 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 26718

Re: One list

I must admit I didn’t look at the lay-off language. Totally a one way street. WJ pilots can’t take Encore jobs during layoffs. If their on the list and can stay, while senior guys get laid off (on the same list) that sucks. This is a new change to the previous language. Now I can see the NO side. ☝...
by Blue42
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 32234

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Another update. While WJ pilots have to wait an extra week this month for their schedule due to the MAX issues. All employee groups travelling for business are now eligible for an upgrade to business class. With the only excluded group from this being "deadheading Westjet pilots". FAs can be in Bus...
by Blue42
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

Re: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?

Looking at Flight aware this morning 16/3/19 shows 2 737 MAXs over the North American Skies...WJ 1857 OGG-YYC and WJ 2702 YYZ-MBJ. Other non North American Airlines with some 30 -737MAX aircraft showing up on Flight aware this morning flying over the Middle east, Asia and a few over Europe. Does Bo...
by Blue42
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 32234

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

The Swoop bid closed on the 14th!
by Blue42
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cancelled flights.
Replies: 59
Views: 9941

Re: Cancelled flights.

Yes I called. They swapped a B737 for the B767 on the LGW-YYZ flight. So they have to stop in Halifax for fuel. This makes the connection in Toronto close so instead of a 4pm flight to Vancouver it’s now a 10:15pm flight to Calgary. THAT arrives at 1am, and doesn’t leave for VIctoria until 7 am. Th...
by Blue42
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 8061

Re: Grooming Update

Grooming by the crew or employees on travel privileges or business has never been done on the 767s, nor terminating flights or the longest 737 flights, the 787s won't be, either. Not entirely true. Longest 737 flights? Nope. I’ve flown Cancun-Vancouver, 6.5+ and got the “employee groom accompanied ...
by Blue42
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 15
Views: 4707

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Or 4 aircraft could’ve returned to lessor, 2 MAXs not leased and 0 aircraft added in 2020 and only 3 in 2021. Guess it depends how you look at it. Instead we have 4 aircraft coming next year, not including the ‘87s....don’t worry ALPA will make it all better though :goodman: YOS, on an extended pay ...
by Blue42
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 57388

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

Check your procedures gentleman. The only time a pilot at WS is required to groom is when they are travelling under the employee standby promise which is the umbrella for the "assume you'll groom." NOWHERE in our COM / FOM etc does it require any grooming. It is also why our MEC has expected exactl...
by Blue42
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 57388

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

Factually incorrect. This was the lie told to the staff at WJ by management. The newest -800's in the fleet were sent to Swoop, not one lease return went there. You need to read my comment again, as you obviously didn’t understand it the first time. I didn’t say the lease returns went to Swoop, the...
by Blue42
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 76390

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Your correct. But the company would have to apply first which would probably happen on the 7th then Kaplan decides ya or nay. Then company can appeal if Kaplan denies it. More time goes by. Well shall see this weekend how it goes. This formal process is foreign to me except what Alpa mec has said w...
by Blue42
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 76390

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

All a first officer has to do now is bid captain at swoop today and get a nice fat pay check in the years to come until all of you are gone out of those left seats. Oh and btw the YEG base is all westjet Captains who I can’t wait for you guys to meet. You may have budded in line to the party swoops...
by Blue42
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJPilotFacts.com
Replies: 91
Views: 20100

Re: WJPilotFacts.com

Which is worse?? Someone placing and removing ALPA orange labels or ALPA members removing stickers with serial numbers off the front cockpit windows???? Pretty low if you ask me, I think everyone needs to grow up!
by Blue42
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19221

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

2nd lowest??? NB Capt year 1 5th lowest among the majors and LCC/ULCC ahead of TS & SW NB FO year 1 is 10th, with AS, UA, DL, AA & SW ahead. WS is ahead of all Canadian carriers. Top Scale NB Capt is 5th from the bottom ahead of RV, WG, & TS NB FO is 4th ahead of TS and WG WB Capt is 3rd ahead of R...
by Blue42
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19221

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

When one company that operates a specific type of aircraft, wants to start another operation with the same aircraft from the existing fleet and pay 40% less there is a serious flaw. The business's know this, and these web boards prove it. The fact there is so many on here that think it will be cool...
by Blue42
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19221

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

GAF wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:08 pm
"Having the ability to vote on company decisions" prior to ALPA. Hahaha. That's cute. I couldn't imagine the mess we would be in right now without ALPA.
Yeah, you're right.....this is so much better! :lol:
by Blue42
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19221

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

You are in la la land if you don't think there's an opportunity for a ULCC in Canada. Is it as big an opportunity as the opportunity WJ had to exploit a void in 1996? Probably not. But it's there and WJ needs to absolutely dominate and control it in order to protect the larger franchise. Take a qui...
by Blue42
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 19059

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

There is no restriction on accessing the PriorityPass lounges with a standby boarding pass. That restriction only applies to the airline lounges that your Amex card allows you entry into. #10 under the terms and conditions..... "Airline, airport and and other travel industry employees traveling on ...

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