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by Duke Point
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

I'd like to add that Calin has been amazing for Air Canada. There is no doubt. He is a business icon, and deserves the fruits of his work. His job is to protect the shareholders interest, and he is doing an amazing job. The share value reflects that. His job is to extract value from suppliers and wo...
by Duke Point
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

How many Union officials have been rewarded with management positions for helping decimate the contract? That's a violation we should always remember......while we do nothing to stop it. I guess you'll be making a motion at the next LEC meeting to have the current CEO of APCA fired since he was a C...
by Duke Point
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Yeah I'll give credit where credit is due, he did turn the airline around. But he also fucked numerous labor groups in the process. It very much is an us against them when it comes to anything labor related. I don't care if he makes us 5 billion dollars in profit in a year, unless he shows he is wi...
by Duke Point
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Here we go with Canadian certification and a public inquiry. Under the "waffling" and useless Trudeau regime, don't expect progress. This thing won't fly this year. Air Canada should keep a core of about 100 pilots/instructors trained and ready to go. They can sharpen their skills by doubling or tri...
by Duke Point
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5798

Re: Westjet Delta JV

We need the max for alot of Westjet network growth, but what we will see through the JV is alot of growth in our load factor on our wide bodies to international destinations. We already have exceeded our widebody loadfactors targets for an intial launch. With that being said, flying 10 widebodies f...
by Duke Point
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Air Canada is not paying the salary of their Max pilots. Boeing is. It would have to be a sweeter deal for AC for those pilots go back to work than is being offered by Boeing to make the re-training costs worth while. Calin loves a "good crisis", so I'm sure he's wringing multiple and massive conces...
by Duke Point
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Seems a very odd comment for a pilot. Can you clarify? DP. He's 100% correct. In normal flight conditions there was nothing wrong with the plane. If an AOA failed AKA "broken airplane", then things got interesting. I was referring to the comment on hoping baggage carts and service vehicles impact t...
by Duke Point
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Seems a very odd comment for a pilot.

Can you clarify?

DP.
by Duke Point
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1030
Views: 91974

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

One could argue that the lack of utilization of both aircraft and pilots at Transat was unsustainable over the long term. A 450 hour year and 72 hour layovers sound great if you don't mind the idea of your company going broke. Transat pilots will definitely work harder at AC, but the rewards are far...
by Duke Point
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1030
Views: 91974

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

+ 1 Altiplano.... that is exactly how I feel. TS pilots just don't bring as much as they think to the table. Period. The way a pilot group "feels" about what another group "brings to the table" strikes me as completely irrelevant. Its the same bull$hit that soured many a flightdeck during the AC/CD...
by Duke Point
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Nailed it L39guy, You’ve exposed the root problem and no amount of engineering will overcome lack of basic airmanship until pilots are removed from the equation completely. The way the profession is going I believe that day will come sooner than later. Today’s “professional” pilots are becoming mor...
by Duke Point
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Proof of why CBC should be defunded - a terrible and sensationalized story, particularly since the official report has been available for over 3 months. Not surprising in a sense at Terrence McKenna got caught by veterans a few years ago exercising less than honest journalism. https://www.cbc.ca/fi...
by Duke Point
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

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: 3190

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: 3190

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: 1030
Views: 91974

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: 1030
Views: 91974

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: 1030
Views: 91974

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: 1030
Views: 91974

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: 1030
Views: 91974

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: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

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: 9183

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: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

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: 5194

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....

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