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by Duke Point
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4917

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Guess I have an obvious question about 787 growth. Where is all the "untapped market" for all of these future arrivals? I mean Air Canada, and Transat (pre-merger) would have filled any "obvious" market vacancies that would generate good, steady income, no? Are they poorly positioned to do so in the...
by Duke Point
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 149
Views: 21823

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Can you share your source that the KC-46 was the genesis of the MCAS system? I haven't heard that before either, but the KC46 is basically a 767-300ER built on the 767-200 body, so it's certainly plausible that it suffers from some power/pitch anomaly that requires artificial stabilization... The 7...
by Duke Point
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4243

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

I'm sure there are emergency meetings going on right now at AC and Transat. I'd bet that those 320's (if they're any good) might be purchased outright by Transat with AC capital just to prevent route disruptions. UK creditors cant do much quickly if they stay under the Canadian sphere of influence....
by Duke Point
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4243

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

I'm sure there are emergency meetings going on right now at AC and Transat. I'd bet that those 320's (if they're any good) might be purchased outright by Transat with AC capital just to prevent route disruptions. UK creditors cant do much quickly if they stay under the Canadian sphere of influence. ...
by Duke Point
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3824

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Being on the same list doesn't mean anything anymore at AC anyway. Really? Option A - One list, one company, one contract. Option B - One list, separate company, separate contract. Option C - Separate list, separate company, separate contract. I would certainly prefer option A. But option B is far ...
by Duke Point
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13482

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Gino is an AC troll. He has been for years. Air Canada history spans over 80 years. His airline's history could likely be counted on two hands, and maybe a foot. Needless to say he's paid differently. He has also been around long enough to know full well that "Formula Pay" has been around since the ...
by Duke Point
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 19986

Re: The Ol' PFO

Had an FO years ago that was proud that he'd never flown a Turbo-prop. Navajo to the "jet RJ" of the time (mid-90's). He was cocky as a rooster. Never learned. Neither Canadian, not AC ever touched the guy. Still at Jazz as far as I know. Likely an RJ skipper. Some need to learn a little humility, w...
by Duke Point
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 5961

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

Pardon my ignorance, but how is your seniority defined? From your Collective agreement 4.01.01 it looks like it is based on the date of employment (and before Nov 2010 it’s from date of remuneration). A merge DOH could work I guess? On a side note, during the last days at the employee buses some se...
by Duke Point
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 16
Views: 5441

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

If we’re gonna see another serious offer I’d expect it to be made public by early next week at the latest to give shareholders time to review it before the 23rd. Gosh I love some speculation... Onex has a plan to get a big return on WestJet. Do they slice and dice? I don’t think so and also there’s...
by Duke Point
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 3572

Re: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd

Nothing to see here folks. Since they are all close to 70 now, it was just a money grab at this point. 65 is the new 60.....unfortunately they were on the wrong side of the new "line". I would call it a victory for the FP 60 crowd. Perhaps its best to just let this thread float off the board and int...
by Duke Point
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354843

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Air Canada and Canadian was a merger done in the 90s, TS is an acquisiton by AC. The dynamics of the :prayer: seniority list will be very different :smt040 The CDN/AC merger went off the rails a bit. Canadian Regional pilots who were not even on Canadi<n's property until early 1997 were given a pha...
by Duke Point
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354843

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

That they come with their fleet may be the case, but TS pilots bring less than they believe. The 310’s and 737 will never set foot at AC.... The Transat pilots don't own anything. They have nothing, and will bring nothing. We here at AC don't "have" nor bring anything either. You, like me, are only...
by Duke Point
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Calin unloads shares for $52.7 million
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Calin unloads shares for $52.7 million

Calin has done an amazing job at turning Air Canada around. There's no conspiracy.

He deserves to cash out a bit (less than a third) of the fruits of his labour. Some may counter his methods, however, he took the stock from worthless to over $40.

I applaud the man.

DP.
by Duke Point
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55591

Re: DOH merge.

Babar350, That can’t happen due to the first article of the contact with ACPA. Simply put, ALL flying that AC controls above scope limits( seats/fin count) has to be crewed by ACPA pilots. They cannot run Transat as is, outside of ACPA. Cheers Correct, however this concept seems lost on some. It's ...
by Duke Point
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55591

Re: DOH merge.

Naïve???

When was the last time you saw BOTL when two carriers flying similar equipment merge?

Remember we're living in Canada. We operate under an entirely unique "fairness" paradigm that clearly favors the poor/underdog/disadvantaged.

No one will "win".

DP.
by Duke Point
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55591

Re: DOH merge.

There are a few here who think BOTL is a possibility. It isn't. ACPA won't even propose it as an opening move as they know it will damage our position in front of an Arbitrator down the road. There will be ONE seniority list. There will not be a separate list for pilots who do Transat flying, or Rou...
by Duke Point
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354843

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

It must be a human characteristic to blame your fellow co-worker. It's happening even today at AC. We recently had a former Rouge FA come over to Mainline, they weren't on the crew bus with us, but the original Mainline FA's were up at arms as to how someone could come from Rouge and "take" a senior...
by Duke Point
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55591

Re: DOH merge.

Hi o, hi o, it’s off to fly 777 I go!! Great news dis morning my friend, the acquisition has ‘append! We will all be flying de mighty 777 soon! Our Unions are ‘ard at de work, making us winners in de coming years....while I will miss dis beautiful tree turdy, it is times I take de control of the Bo...
by Duke Point
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354843

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The best way to deal with it is to make suggestions to your Union. Tell them what you would like to see. They will represent you. Their proposal to the Arbitrator will be the --only thing-- that will forward or impede your merger case. If you feel "slighted" with the result, have a personal chat wit...
by Duke Point
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354843

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Who cares really.

ACPA will defend the position of its members. ALPA will defend those of Transat. An Arbitrator will make the final decision, and we will all live with the result.

Make it personal if you want, or waste as much energy on it as you like. Won't change the outcome one bit.

DP.
by Duke Point
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9272

Re: Congrats

Why would Justin allow a fairly well paid, non-professional group to exit the country with their tax dollars? He knows that someone has to pay for all his "low-income social programs". It would also create an immediate staffing problem for our larger carriers. We already know that CR has significant...
by Duke Point
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9272

Re: Congrats

Instead of congrats I’ll offer my sympathy to all the TS folks who avoided AC for good reason and chose TS. Lol. Got the PFO letter from AC did you? Plenty of people in Canada that wouldn't touch AC with a barge pole. It's not the end all for everyone. And no, I never applied, for me my current job...

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