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by Blue42
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 35
Views: 8620

Re: 2020 Hiring

co-joe wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:57 pm
I still think Swoop is the logical place to move the 67's as they get phased out of mainline with more 87's coming. Do you want to give Rouge a run for their money or not?
No widebodies at Swoop.....per the pilot contract!
by Blue42
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 270
Views: 31129

Re: One List

Not quite. I've been at Encore for a little over 2 years, and I'm still more than 220 spots down the Encore list alone. This is also irrelevant, because management has shutdown flow from Encore to mainline, with no timeline in place to reinstate flow. The reason these people got a mainline spot who...
by Blue42
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 270
Views: 31129

Re: One List

So apparently, some of the junior Encore FO's who bid to Swoop when they first started up have now been awarded Mainline FO positions. In my opinion, that's brutal. The rest of us at Encore didn't bid to swoop because we wanted to support the mainline pilots by not bidding over to Swoop, and this i...
by Blue42
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 6779

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

plausiblyannonymous wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:02 pm
Don't ask a question you don't want the answer to.

If you haven't been at WestJet for fifteen years yet, you don't stand a chance.

If you want to fly the 787, go to Air Canada.
Is RP really flying it though.... 8)
by Blue42
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 6779

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

fish4life wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:29 pm
For those of us curious though, I get the left seat being 15 years but what about the right seat of the 87?
The junior 787 FO on the last bid was 11 years. On the 767 it’s 8 years.

Junior Capt on the 787 is 20 years...
by Blue42
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2725

Re: Who will represent us?

Ex DC10 Driver wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am
Yeah..they sure helped WestJet get a good contract :roll:
But we get to wear lanyards now.....and sit in airports for hours at a time.... :lol:
by Blue42
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3788

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Darkwing Duck wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:44 pm
What is Elizabeth May and Jagmet Sighn using to get around the country?
Canada Jetlines!!
by Blue42
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Swoop

Spam the poor HR person who controls nothing, but sorts applications and calls references? ...thereby hindering their application / hiring process. Yes. Imagine even a fraction of avcanada's finest writing them and asking to negotiate a higher starting salary and better working conditions. I don't ...
by Blue42
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 11661

Re: New WestJet FO

650 pilots coming to AC with 20 wide bodies and however many narrow bodies. 28 or so max on the way. 50 220’s. The myth of the stagnation is way over rated (at least to a NB left seat). But keep telling yourself that. Expansion looks great when you only list the new aircraft arriving at AC, and not...
by Blue42
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2639

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: 1780

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: 2282

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: 6850

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: 2282

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: 38
Views: 10292

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: 1920

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: 1920

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: 31510

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: 36650

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: 3306

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: 36650

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: 11997

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: 9368

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: 5447

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: 62661

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...

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