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by Blue42
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 36
Views: 5592

Re: A220 cruising altitude

Seems to be happening to new engines only. These engines are built to such tight tolerances that anything slightly out can cause an issue. Once the engines seem to get some time on them and “loosen up” they seem ok. It’s a combination software and hardware fix. Word is maybe the fix will be approve...
by Blue42
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 3714

Re: Where is our union?

Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft? Yes, I know of 3 FAs that got from 4th FA on board. On board ? Not in the Dunkin Donuts lineup, in the parking lot bus, in the crew room or while waiting for the aircraft at the gate ? Yup, on board the aircraft. My wife ...
by Blue42
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 3714

Re: Where is our union?

co-joe wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 pm
Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft?
Yes, I know of 3 FAs that got from 4th FA on board.
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4424

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

Pitiful. This government is a real shame; hopefully Canada will get real leaders one day... Yah, lets get that conservative party back in power, you know, the ones that took away the right to strike for Air Canada pilots, remember them ???? Or what’s worse, a liberal government that forced a takeov...
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3004

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

The government told people not to travel, effectively forcing airlines temporarily out of business. When the airlines asked the gov for help they got nothing...(crickets) Shutting down a bunch of regional routes is just sending a message. Help us or there will be more to come. Uh no, most of these ...
by Blue42
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3004

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Inverted2 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 am
I don’t think they made much money on those little airports in years. Were subsided or forced to fly there for years but no longer now.
AC has never been forced to fly these routes! After the CP takeover they were not allowed to cut routes for 2 years, that was the only restriction
by Blue42
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

I know I have posted already about this in the Sky Regional Forum, however management at Sky has not provided a clear answer as to why. With Air Canada I could not find anywhere online why they ended the CEWS either? I was therefore looking to see from everyone’s background and industry experience ...
by Blue42
Fri May 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Recall rights are 120 months For a layoff yes, not sure what that has to do with a discussion about LOAs. Ummm, Blue42, you're the only one here talking about LOA. The Thread title is "Layoff Mitigation Agreement" and the news article was about AC laying off it's employees and taking them off of CE...
by Blue42
Thu May 28, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

George Taylor wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 pm
Recall rights are 120 months
For a layoff yes, not sure what that has to do with a discussion about LOAs.
by Blue42
Thu May 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Unless it is stated in a labour agreement, than it is 12 months. Pilots are protected as your CBA states 120 months. My understanding for this is the law, right now, states that anyone on a LOA for 6 months is then required to be paid a severance from the company. Asking for a let on this is to all...
by Blue42
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56311

Re: The Return to Normal?

Rockie wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:51 am
So, too much to ask. Why don't you stay at home?
Because he’d miss out on all the OT :lol:
by Blue42
Mon May 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 33091

Re: Will Westjet survive?

fish4life wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 am
Doesn’t Onex also own the aircraft leasing company that leases a bunch of WJ’s airplanes?
I believe only the first 3 B787s were sold to and then leased ba k from BBAM
by Blue42
Fri May 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

It's the CBC reporting so have a shot of tequila and then some salt. It looks at first glance like ONEX is trying to skirt the law. If so, Westjetters, move to stop this before it impacts other companies. A precedent is all that is required for the others. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-e...
by Blue42
Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?

Has anybody seen reliable reports of passengers or crews getting COVID 19 on airplanes? I mean from mainstream media or at least not from conspiracy websites? I have seen lots of cases of sick passengers traveling and I guess in those cases the other passengers were contacted and monitored but I ha...
by Blue42
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Babar350 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:41 am
Or maybe the announcement was made on purpose to force the federal to give them some sort of a bailout.
Meanwhile, watch the market opens on Monday morning, I won't be surprised to see AC stock plummets another 50%.
Funny, AC was up over 14%! Good call. :lol:
by Blue42
Fri May 08, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

I think that there is no agreement that would ever please everyone, but this agreement smells of bias to some. I’m on the fence. According to a text message floating around, there are 15 people who are members of the Negotiating Committee, the MEC, or the LEC’s. Of these 15 people, 11 were slated f...
by Blue42
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

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 Blue42
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

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 Blue42
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24634

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Still on Twitter and still on ALPA Facebook page! ZERO communication to the pilot group, what a joke!
by Blue42
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Cloak, I believe Mainline and Encore and not comparable due to layoff pay provisions/EI top up in the mainline CA. Here’s some rough math/counting of the cost of a 75% EI top up on the 1000 June 1st layoffs. I roughly assumed an average FO rate of $105 and 4 YOS. June 1st layoff comprises of 460 CA...
by Blue42
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

The radio silence shows disrespect for the 700 pilots who will be laid-off by week's end, and the other 1000 who will follow, not only to fail to mitigate lay-offs but also to fail to transparently, timely and professionally communicate the facts. Much less would ordinarily cause a recall. Experien...
by Blue42
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

It’s now Tuesday, last communication was Thursday afternoon stating negotiations are done! Promise of an “all pilot call”, zero communication since then!! Great job!
by Blue42
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

A pilot will only be recalled to previous bargaining unit, i.e. WestJet/Swoop or Encore. Recalls come before any flows, meaning pilots at Encore, regardless of their number on the so called One list, will have to wait until ALL recalls are complete BEFORE they can flow to WJ/WO. So if a 37 driver b...
by Blue42
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

From some of the information coming down the pipe I think it is fair to say that some of the company's positions/demands were unreasonable and clearly an attempt to gut the CA and take advantage of the current crisis. They were looking for an easing of scope, either to expand Encore or more likely ...
by Blue42
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 19005

Re: A "NEW" One List?

So to be clear, on a week when 1600 or so of our fellow pilots and literally almost 10,000 of our colleagues are getting lay-off and furlough notices because of an international pandemic that is decimating the aviation industry, you are digging up old posts of mine with an anonymous internet accoun...

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