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by jjj
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 107
Views: 13385

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Don't forget - you don't have to fly with that guy who actually thought Swoop was a new airline entity all to itself. He left for another gig. That's gotta be worth something. JJJ Love what you guys have done with the place since we left. I’m sure it’s much a much better working environment there w...
by jjj
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 107
Views: 13385

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Don't forget - you don't have to fly with that guy who actually thought Swoop was a new airline entity all to itself. He left for another gig. That's gotta be worth something.

JJJ
by jjj
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Grooming Update

Complexintentions,

I think pilots have the expectation that their employers uphold the deal they agreed too.

They're not snotty or entitled - they're tired of the goal posts getting moved again.

JJJ
by jjj
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 12747

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

Ironic that it only takes 26 pilots to @#$! an entire industry for a decade.

JJJ
by jjj
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 12747

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

One list nor Scope isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on as long as Swoop can grow to 30 tails with a B scale. 1:1 YOS won’t pay much except for those already upgraded and can hold onto a Teal tail. WestJet parent group is a good place for people I their early 20s. Most of this will be sorted by the...
by jjj
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

Re: LOU Proposal Nov 2, 2018

Some thoughts... I read the ALPA constitution years ago when this mess started shortly after the demise of the WPPA. Some of the policies you mention John caught my eyes as well and I crapped myself. I only signed on with ALPA after the WJPA committed suicide full knowing there are a few things I di...
by jjj
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 216
Views: 59612

Re: Canada Jetlines

20 bucks says Tbaylx will be no. 1 on the seniority list when they launch.

JJJ
by jjj
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

“That’s unlikely.”

That is the truth. Dig a little and verify for yourself.

JJJ
by jjj
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Cloak, Regarding your “retrospect” comment. The only way we could have done the flying on an interim basis was if the Union agreed to sacrifice rights under the labour code. That was a term set by the company. Let’s see - give up bargaining power to fly Swoop under interim conditions then bargain wi...
by jjj
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

So Tbalyx has moved to Flair. Hmm. On one hand I’m pleased on the other I suspect that’s a boner move for him personally. 20 bucks says he’d be better off at Swoop after the contract comes out Dec 31st. That fourth stripe at Flair will certainly help pay the bills - if not it will help prop up his e...
by jjj
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Blue42, I only provided a read between the lines interpretation of the article. Time will tell if I’m right. My comments are just my opinion and are frankly non-partisan. Nice try at the ALPA jab. I’m sorry if your momma didn’t always cut the crusts off your sandwiches and tell you that you’re speci...
by jjj
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Translation....


WS 737s shrink.
Swoop grows.
‘67s turn pink.

JJJ
by jjj
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

The OTS Swoop pilots were hired because they answered the call with a minimum requirement met.

That’s it.

Not all succeeded and we’re washed out.

Hardly cream of the crop.

Do not boast Tbalx - you aren’t impressing anyone.

JJJ
by jjj
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Eyebrow, Not a bad post. When I started the dust had mostly settled and the new order of things was in place for a time. I could be wrong but nobody besides maybe AC and Canadian was making any money. If I understand your inference, I see your point about just taking a job and perhaps not being cogn...
by jjj
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Admittedly I did accept it as a “term” when I was hired 15 years ago. It was a much different time and not the present environment taken for granted by your typical millennial. AC wasn’t hiring everybody and 5000 hours barely got you noticed at WestJet. That’s right kids - aviation as it is now that...
by jjj
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Check your procedures gentleman. The only time a pilot at WS is required to groom is when they are travelling under the employee standby promise which is the umbrella for the "assume you'll groom." NOWHERE in our COM / FOM etc does it require any grooming. It is also why our MEC has expected exactly...
by jjj
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

So one man's JS ban is righteous and the other is not? You are a true defender of the faith eyebrow. Have a nice day. JJJ No no, not at all, in fact I have come around to you and your rubber gloved colleagues hard won and lengthy arguments on right and wrong. Pilots who do anything that lowers the ...
by jjj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Nobody is suggesting losing money to fight a competitor. The true cost of Swoop is veiled in a shell game of convenient accounting. There was a way to compete for cheaper than starting another airline under the parent company. The rest of the employee group is starting to feel it too. Go talk to th...
by jjj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Nobody is suggesting losing money to fight a competitor. The true cost of Swoop is veiled in a shell game of convenient accounting. There was a way to compete for cheaper than starting another airline under the parent company. The rest of the employee group is starting to feel it too. Go talk to th...
by jjj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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

Nobody is suggesting losing money to fight a competitor. The true cost of Swoop is veiled in a shell game of convenient accounting. There was a way to compete for cheaper than starting another airline under the parent company. The rest of the employee group is starting to feel it too. Go talk to the...
by jjj
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52084

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 jjj
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 10234

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

Getting back on topic, now that Swoop is just a Westjet plane painted in pink, was this ULCC venture a major mistake for the company? It forced unionization and degraded the stock. FA's will surely threaten a strike to get what they want. Which group is next to unionize? Operating Swoop as a separa...
by jjj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9180

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

Let’s be clear Tbaylx, I do not condone personal attacks nor have I made any. I strictly explain what is my opinion and what is fact. You claim there was no queue? That is balderdash. We had a contract that said there was - discussed many times here so that almost anyone can quote the section. On wh...
by jjj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9180

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

Walking in off the street during a hiring ban in the middle of a labour dispute to circumvent the existing queue is a personal attack. We’ve been discussing it for months and what is no longer merely an opinion is to whom the Swoop flying belongs. That has been decided definitively in arbitration so...
by jjj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline commuting
Replies: 48
Views: 9180

Re: Westjet mainline commuting

With exception of the hiring ban which came first - the list above is frankly unacceptable. The response has been over the top but understandable. Tbalx - you’re calling out the conduct of others yet seem to believe that your own conduct somehow beyond reproach. You pissed in people’s cornflakes and...

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