Search found 129 matches

by GATRKGA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

Rudder, do you think the market for air travel will decrease after this pandemic is over with? I don't mean short term, I am asking long term. Seems like many businesses will see this opportunity to reduce overhead costs by not having offices anymore, sponsoring work-from-home programs, and reducin...
by GATRKGA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

“Billions spent....”? That is a little melodramatic. Having said that, there would appear to be a quid pro quo with YOW over both operating rescue flights and - for AC - maintaining economic bridge routes. The cost of operating requested flights after March 13th is in the millions. However, airline...
by GATRKGA
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50980

Re: Layoffs

I think the rumours of Rouge's death have been greatly exaggerated. I think that if the Transat acquisition proceeds Rouge is done. If it doesn’t proceed Rouge will continue. Economic uncertainty will only serve to highlight the importance of lower cost to management. It will be one or the other. R...
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: New collective agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: New collective agreement

Will sky regional even be around in 10 years to have such a collective agreement? Interesting that the flow agreement is 80% guarantee of all interviews as opposed the 90% at Jazz? Was the bar raised on anything for jazz to leverage in their next opener to keep pushing the contracts up? Who knows, t...
by GATRKGA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

That's quite the post GATRKGA... LOL Glad it provoked some thought. Seems like you need the guidance to think. I’ll leave you with this, if being at AC should cause one to count their lucky stars, then why the bitching about TS pilots coming over. Things are obviously so good at AC that you should ...
by GATRKGA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

Hangry wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Says some Maple PFO.

Moving on.
There’s no point to even debate with stupidity. Moving on, absolutely.
by GATRKGA
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

I don't know about others but yes I very much did "count u my lucky stars" when I got hired at AC. And now to see people who were my FOs at Jazz and left to AT and ditching the AC brand, end up likely having a higher seniority than me does make me annoyed. So what, am I not allowed to be annoyed? S...
by GATRKGA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2754

Re: Pay raise

They can get right fucked. That's what top half of the list has been doing to the bottom half of the list at airlines for the last 50 years.... Isn't it just great when they reach over after the end of a pairing and say "thanks for a good flight, and thanks for paying for my pension" as they tap yo...
by GATRKGA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2754

Re: Pay raise

derateNO wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 am
Fanblade wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:30 am

Some love socialized bidding and would like see the entire airline socialized.
They can get right fucked.
:lol: :lol: :lol: I thought TS pilot's were going to be hated. Looks like you have some issues to iron out between yourselves first. :lol: :smt040
by GATRKGA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

The low Transat stock price has nothing to do with the rest of the market.. IF the deal was 100% for sure going to go through then anyone holding shares would receive $18. So why would someone sell at $11-17.99 if they knew they would receive $18 when the deal was finalized(targeted for May). At to...
by GATRKGA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

Exactly. The deal is $18, not what the stock was before, or what the financials or potential valuation of TRZ are now... You mention the Westjet/Onex deal. Announced May 13 at $31 and the stock promptly went to, and stayed just under $31 right until the deal closed and the stock delisted. The marke...
by GATRKGA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

You should put all your savings into TRZ stock. It's been under $10 today, on a transaction that's supposed to close in a few months at almost double that... What are you so afraid of? What about AC stock? Didn’t it plummet even more percentage wise than TRZ? For what it’s worth, the stock price do...
by GATRKGA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 422
Views: 37568

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

It’s funny to see some of you guys so desperate to wish that the current situation turns your dreams into reality. What are you so afraid of? You should put all your savings into TRZ stock. It's been under $10 today, on a transaction that's supposed to close in a few months at almost double that......
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2754

Re: Pay raise

Looks like transat beats rouge on every scale and year. This basically makes ts pilots equals or better to rouge pilots from a salary point of view, especially when considering how little they actually work? Removes any sort of negotiation that ts pilots will have a better career at AC and hence hav...
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2754

Re: Pay raise

AC pay rates? Not far off.
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434609

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Didn’t a new FO bring up the flat pay to Calin at a roadshow or meet n’ greet and he basically told him if he didn’t like it he should quit? It was a mid-seniority Captain, and the response was go apply to Emirates. Lol. Calin has a lot of respect for his pilots, doesn't he? That's a classless resp...
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Virus and Bookings
Replies: 32
Views: 7880

Re: Virus and Bookings

My research indicates this is just getting started - going to get a lot worse imho. Despite assurances Governments are not prepared. An entire hospital in the Netherlands is on lockdown at present due to the most unbelievable negligence and incompetence. This isn't the story Governments want you to...
by GATRKGA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11219

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

It's not the normal operations I'm worried about, not even the typical abnormal or emergency procedures. Shutting off an engine on a transport category airplane isn't that scary. Most things in the QRH aren't all that difficult to handle with proper training. It's the unscripted, unforseeable event...
by GATRKGA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11219

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

If you're that concerned, have you SMS'd the "bad" crews? You're a special something digits. Thank you. Does that mean you'd do nothing? If you are concerned about the flying skills of a crew, to that level that you would pull your friends off the flight, you would still happily let 79 other people...
by GATRKGA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11219

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Depends. I'd be sending texts to friends to find out who the crew is. If you're that concerned, have you SMS'd the "bad" crews? No, we leave that to the demographics of Millenials that SMS themselves for forgetting to wear a safety west and a rotating beacon on their head when they went for their o...
by GATRKGA
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11219

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Some pay scales out there have lost all touch with reality. In an ideal world, your pay is an indicator as to the value you bring to a company. That means your pay increases most in the first few years at the company, not in the last. I think your pay does rise the steepest in the first years at mo...
by GATRKGA
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 74
Views: 9583

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

Exactly! AC could hinder a lot of issues here if they just streamlined their express -> ac process. Makes me wonder why this hasn't been done already. What is the cog in the wheel holding it up? Is there actually any valid reason why a guy with good training record, good attitude, great skills, and ...
by GATRKGA
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 74
Views: 9583

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

Perhaps AC should be doing the interview/medical/background check for Jazz new-hires. Perhaps a job offer from Jazz should become a de facto (but conditional) job offer for AC. The US carriers have figured this all out. Why is it so complicated and confusing at Jazz/AC? Ask your ACPA rep why that's...
by GATRKGA
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11219

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

I’ve been at Jazz for 20 years and I’ve never had to worry about the weather at my planned alternate. My dispatcher is sending me info on a new alternate and fuel requirements before I even know it’s changing. And if I’m watching weather at my destination change I know my dispatcher is watching jus...
by GATRKGA
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 25
Views: 4949

Re: Morningstar

How is it at Morningstar?

Seems like they are posting for pilots a few times per year. Attrition to the majors? Expansion? How long is the wait for the upgrade at the rate this industry is moving?

Always heard nothing but great things about this place.

Go to advanced search