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by Duke Point
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

I meant 20% from the bottom, but I agree, a bit extreme. I should have specified. Also, what one shows for a position on the bid (paper) may not be how it turns out. A decade and a half back, people were bidding 50% on "paper" but ended up at the bottom of lists for years due to the downturn. Its gr...
by Duke Point
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

Thanks DP ! Appreciate some more insight please : 1. Why is there such a big difference between the NB C & WB C ? Evidently the senior FOs rather be on WB than a NB C . What could change this ? Not long ago the NB C was almost 8-10 yrs, at that time did the senior FOs not want to hold on to WB posi...
by Duke Point
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

767 RP 330 RP 777 RP 787 RP 767 FO 330 FO 787 FO 777 FO 320 FO 737 FO EMB FO ----Everything above BOTL, most in Toronto ------YVR and YUL more senior------- 767 CA ML 1750 15 yrs 767 CA LC 2100 13 yrs 330 CA 1550 20 yrs 787 CA 1100 22 yrs 777 CA 1000 23 yrs 320 CA ML 3600 3 yrs 320 CA LC 2900 5 yrs ...
by Duke Point
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9878

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

Thanks for your input. Again, always informative.

Cheers, DP.
by Duke Point
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9878

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

Give me a break rudder.... aviation is all about labels. From the moment you put your hat on (which is labelled) and walk into the airport. Rudder, we more senior pilots at AC, and likely most of those forum wide really appreciate your input over the years for its very informative and non-partisan ...
by Duke Point
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9878

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

Anyone who even considers giving up scope to protect "their airplane" should be dragged out back and beaten. All the widebody captains are out to lunch thinking they are at risk... I highly doubt any 777 787 or a330 capt is going to lose their seat if they went DOH... they are all under 1000 senior...
by Duke Point
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9878

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

Any "hold Transat pilots at Rouge" scenario sounds messy. Serious "common employer" issues may arise. Just use FAIR seniority integration ratios that don't clearly advantage or disadvantage any group. No scope adjustment...ever. That's a Pandora's Box waiting to erupt. Article One is the first Artic...
by Duke Point
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9878

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

No it wont be BOTL, but it wont be DOH either.

The new list will likely be a series of ratios based on "projected career expectations" at each organization.

There won't likely be windfall gains for Transat pilots that allow them to drastically "jump the cue".

DP.
by Duke Point
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 261
Views: 35092

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I gotta agree with L39Guy. We live in a blameless society when it comes to people. NEVER blame the individual. Look elsewhere. Memory drills were forgotten, ignored, or done incorrectly. Yes MCAS V.1 was poorly designed, but the 737's in question were NEVER uncontrollable. Memory drills are memory d...
by Duke Point
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 7354

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: 261
Views: 35092

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: 4692

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: 4692

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: 4223

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: 14304

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: 84
Views: 26301

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: 6385

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: 76
Views: 9878

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: 3882

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: 1485
Views: 385318

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: 1485
Views: 385318

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: 2410

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.

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