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by GTF
Thu May 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Type of engine on Canadian 737s
Replies: 13
Views: 3263

Re: Type of engine on Canadian 737s

This was an unfortunate occurrence and its horrific that a passenger died. this is my opinion, so feel free to disagree, but from the media coverage I have seen, now that they've covered the heroic actions of the passengers and professionalism of the crew, its clear that they are looking for some k...
by GTF
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Guaranteed flow from flight instructing to United Airlines FO after 18 months
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Re: Guaranteed flow from flight instructing to United Airlines FO after 18 months

There is a lot of this sort of thing going on down here in the US with regional airlines, and as with everything else, the devil is in the details. This can be found on the Lufthansa website: "Participants that meet the required service requirements, performance record, and accumulated flight h...
by GTF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

I'm in the process of doing the same thing as GTF moving from the US to Canada and commuting back into the US to fly for a US carrier. My wife lives in Ottawa and I have a choice between crew bases out of Chicago, Philadelphia, Newark, and Washington DC. I'm trying to figure out the specifics of co...
by GTF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

Also, cell phones... US or Canada or one of each? I have a US T-Mobile that gives free roaming and up to 5GB of Data in Canada and Mexico. I find it's way easier keeping one phone and it's nice not getting dinged for roaming. Not sure if any of the other US carriers have matched T-Mobile's plan. I ...
by GTF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

I have been doing it for over 10 years now. Living in Canada and working in the US. I am a dual citizen. I pay all my US taxes first then get a foreign tax credit on my Canadian taxes so after putting some money into a Canadian RRSP it is not much of a tax hit. I just drive across the boarder to wo...
by GTF
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore hiring 1500 hour Captains now?
Replies: 28
Views: 10062

Re: Encore hiring 1500 hour Captains now?

I heard the other day and of course it's hearsay, Horizon was in Canada recruiting and had green cards, was offering 75g for Q FOs and a 2 year path to Alaskan, if this is true things are going to get interesting up here. It's amazing what sort of things can come out of the rumor mill... I work at ...
by GTF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

One problem that is in line with the residency card issue is the provincial health care issue. Some family live in Windsor and have a condo in Florida and have had major restrictions on travel. You have to be in Canada 6 months a year to be able to get free health care, but they seem to consider a ...
by GTF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

I did the same. I'm an American working and living in Canada. I worked for a regional in the US and then moved to Canada. I worked for a regional airline here in Canada for a couple years then moved on to a bigger airline. The problem with living in Canada on your Permanent Residency status while c...
by GTF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

There are people out there that have made posts purely to watch the subsequent drama unfold. Maybe I'm becoming Avcanada jaded! Didn't seem condescending, just a convenient hot button issue. I would be curious as to what the real disparity amounts to. Do the major carriers in the States only hire f...
by GTF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

Hey GTF, just curious what you are making as a Q400 FO? You say you were shocked at wages north of the border...you have me curious. I went on Horizon's career page and they advertise a wage of $40,000 based on 1000 credit hours...which is around 85/month. Is that not on par with Porter/Jazz credit...
by GTF
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

Lol. What a trolling fake post! Who actually goes onto a forum looking for suggestions, however, immediately talks about low pay and other topics immediately provocative to Canadian pilots, especially given local topics on this board. Sheesh. So, who's alter ego is this? Well, I assure you it's not...
by GTF
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 9010

Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

Hi Everyone, my first post on here. I'm a US pilot, been at a regional here in the Pac NW for about 2 years now. I lived in Canada years ago, and my family and I have decided to relocate back to the lower mainland BC early next year. My wife and kid are dual citizens, and I have landed immigrant sta...

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