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by countdown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2210

Re: Days worked

A friend at AC whom unfortunately has lost his medical is looking at a hugely reduced pension. We are the same age and my savings put me well ahead. He does have a fantastic loss of medical insurance policy which I wish we had.
by countdown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2210

Re: Days worked

18 years of ESP, and lots of work learning how to invest and manage your money has resulted in a retirement investment account that is currently sitting at 1.5 million. Yes, I like the ESP.
by countdown
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30792

Re: One list

To call the WJ MEC completely incompetent is just far, far to kind. It's been a sh!t show from the get go.
by countdown
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61897

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Flight deck duty's take priority, but you are expected to help out, fact is there is pretty much always time to help. Over the last year or so it has gotten easier - on the majority of turns you just go through and gather up garbage and fold the seat belts - a third party groomer does everything els...
by countdown
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61897

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Losing money on every flight is not the way to fight a competitor. I flew with a guy the other day that was making the same argument and ranting against Swoop. I mentioned how the entire Canadian industry was bleeding during the fight against Jetsgo and just lowering ticket prices is not the way to...
by countdown
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61897

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

The concept that the only way to respond to Flair etc was to create another airline is asinine. WS certainly had all the ability to add another product within the fleet. Rather simple and we didn’t need another high priced CEO. The concept that without the creation of Swoop as a separate entity the...
by countdown
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 80420

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

All of the this jump seat BS confirms one thing. The terms "Pilot" and "Professional" are not synonymous.
by countdown
Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 80420

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

When the arbitrator is finished Swoop pilots will not be working under the same WAWCON as mainline and mainline pilots will be training outside the block and holding reserve...

Would really like to be wrong...
by countdown
Mon May 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 31774

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

Yes, like many, I have been all over the world and we have it very good here. That said we are not getting value for our money, the mismanagement at all levels of government is criminal.

If I could legally pay 8% you would hear no whining from me - I call bullshit, and so does my accountant.
by countdown
Mon May 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 66
Views: 17425

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Yes, and of course nothing could go sideways, there is absolutely no reason to research the rest of the industry. Whatever narrative ALPA offers is the gospel, nothing can go wrong as long as you do what they say...
by countdown
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Strike vote
Replies: 84
Views: 21242

Re: Strike vote

This is Canada, and Air Canada - whom we want to emulate - rarely makes money - lost 170 million last quarter. How much of a hourly raise do WJ pilots need to cover the loss of all profit share and the paying of union dues? I don't know, it's just part of the equation. No easy answers to the shit st...
by countdown
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 29161

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Jetsgo was so much fun - unprofitable quarters - a few more buddy passes in lieu of profit share cheques - crappy stock price.

Here we go again...
by countdown
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 29161

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Westjet is not going to pay Swoop pilots over twice the hourly rate that Flair and other entrants are paying. Maybe we could get Swoop close to what our current rates are and then start working on what we really want which an improvement to mainline WAWON - specifically, schedules and cash in jeans....
by countdown
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 29161

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

The MEC tells management that they expect all Swoop flying to be done by WJ pilots at WJ hourly rates - and they expect those rates to rise by 30 to 40% with a new contract. Not a great place to start negotiating rates for a ULCC. Swoop flying should have been negotiated as an equipment bid and a st...
by countdown
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

Re: ALPA phone survey

MAD (mutually assured destruction) usually just results in a cold war.
by countdown
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

Re: ALPA phone survey

Trouble is, you have to be willing to walk. Many I have spoken with say it's just a tool and they would never stand on the curb with a picket sign.
by countdown
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

Re: ALPA phone survey

The post wasn't for the MEC, but they got it. Fact is they really don't give a rats a$$ what we think of their canned ALPA survey, it's designed to get a strike mandate and that's all they really care about. Fact is people come here to gather info because they have no interest in the APLA site. Not ...
by countdown
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

Re: ALPA phone survey

Considering how much of what goes on here gets back to the MEC I'm quite confident this will too.
by countdown
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

Re: ALPA phone survey

I have no interest in the ALPA forum. I checked it out and it was the same people saying the same thing, over and over. By posting here I'm quite confident the information will get through to the powers that be. Yes, I'm aware it's a public forum, which is why I didn't go into the gory details.
by countdown
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9082

ALPA phone survey

Got a call tonight. The survey was very verbose, she spoke very fast, there was no time to think or really consider the questions. Like many surveys there was not always a relevant answer to the question. In short, I found it to be a poor format.

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