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by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 241
Views: 33393

Re: Layoffs

3. Eat less meat, its by far the biggest expense in our groceries. $100 At superstore, in the meat counter where they keep the wieners. 1.5 kilo of beef wieners, 15 bucks. Right beside it, 1.5 kilo chicken wieners, 6 bucks. Cheaper than dog food, I buy them for dog treats, cost far less than what y...
by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 29
Views: 4525

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Well wouldn't you know it, Mr. Sugar was listening and heard your pleads. Hope you've got a fresh 767 type, and enjoy Iqualuit. Let me translate that add slightly. If you have the 767 type on the license with a current ppc, and are high enough on the seniority list at AC to be eligible for the earl...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small aircraft loading
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Small aircraft loading

I flew two live grizzly cubs out of the bush once. Did they ever stink. I had regular customers back in the early 80's, flew them almost every weekend for two years, out to the cabin friday afternoon, back to big smoke sunday afternoon. They had a parrot, and the only place it would sit quietly in ...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

photofly wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:59 am
But the price of the crude is set in $US.
The price you see quoted on the New York futures market is set in us dollars. The price delivered from the wellhead in Canada is set in Canadian dollars.
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is avgas not cheaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: Why is avgas not cheaper?

photofly wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:54 pm
CAD vs USD has cratered, too.
so the oil comes out of the ground in Alberta, refined in Edmonton, then shipped to Canadian airports. USD doesn't play in this supply chain...
by goldeneagle
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some humor for a trying time
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Some humor for a trying time

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by goldeneagle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5219

Re: Westjet Delta JV

And when you get there, will Delta still exist ??
by goldeneagle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 302
Views: 28711

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

What’s stopping AC from going into the public market and buying shares at market price? Purchase agreements of this type typically prohibit open market purchases after the deal is made public. If they were to start buying at this depressed price then there is a strong case for charges of insider tr...
by goldeneagle
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 145
Views: 25629

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

So let me get this straight; the vulnerable should lock their doors like you say and the young and fit that can handle a cold should carry on, keeping the world turning while spreading the virus at the same time?? At least their precious career won't get disrupted. The curve may be slightly slanted...
by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 22
Views: 1815

Re: A220 cruising altitude

palebird wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Typical Bombardier product.
Didn't the engine come from Pratt ?
by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 323
Views: 33114

Re: Corona Virus

I wonder if that malaria drug that is being used to treat some patients would have a prophylactic benefit for flight crews ? Especially medical crews ? Some anti - malarial meds have some real serious side effects . Those are generic drugs so it should be a cheap fix , not 100 percent so far . I am...
by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 92
Views: 20351

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Nothing is going back to normal. Trudeau has officially killed the economy and it is not coming back anytime soon. Wow, I didn't realize Trudeau was so powerful. Apparently he has shut down Asia, Europe, South America and the USA in addition to screwing Canada. I always thought Prime Minister of Ca...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 241
Views: 33393

Re: Layoffs

Get back in your lane, or maybe go back to website design. You better get into the unemployment line, because that's going to be your lane for a while me thinks. what an ignorant thing to say. Are you happy pilots may be laid off? I see, it's fine for him to start telling folks 'in your lane' but f...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 241
Views: 33393

Re: Layoffs

altiplano wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Get back in your lane, or maybe go back to website design.
You better get into the unemployment line, because that's going to be your lane for a while me thinks.
by goldeneagle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 145
Views: 25629

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

yycinformer wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:48 pm

intents and purposes
Stupid auto correct doesn't always do what we want. Post fixed...
by goldeneagle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 145
Views: 25629

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Flair Actually, this award has to go to Air Canada. If one wants to get technical, folks aren't actually hired yet, but the course for next week has been cancelled. So there's a group of boys and girls that got the offer from Air Canada, quit jobs, some may have rooted up a family and moved, only t...
by goldeneagle
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 323
Views: 33114

Re: Corona Virus

Agreed, I expect LBWs, RTBs, VSP & ERPs first, maybe voluntary LOAs. The Long term cost of layoffs for retraining alone would be more expensive than the savings in salaries etc. Tricky situation to know how long this will last. Layoffs wont trigger training events if they follow the lead of Princes...
by goldeneagle
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 2674

Re: Pay raise

derateNO wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 am
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....
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 433978

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Thanks for the update. Some people from the class before me at Jazz got called for March ground schools at AC. I thought I would be in line for the April one. Funny how life works out sometimes. Lucky you. I think for the next few months, midway up the list at Jazz will be a much cozier place than ...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 30 Day suspension-- all Travel Europe to US.
Replies: 19
Views: 2088

Re: 30 Day suspension-- all Travel Europe to US.

How long until layoffs begin? Travel industry is getting destroyed in the markets. Princess Cruises suspending operations for 60 days https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03/12/princess-cruises-suspending-all-operations-for-60-days-due-to-virus/ How many cruise ship passengers does that add up to, who...
by goldeneagle
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 323
Views: 33114

Re: Corona Virus

The Trump announcement (cancel all flights to/from Europe - except the UK) is going to kick the shit out of the industry. Markets are at limit down circuit breakers again after open. This reaction is less about the travel ban, and more about the confusion of the announcement. Commander in Chief got...
by goldeneagle
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31283

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

sarg wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:25 pm

Don't know about AC but Warren Buffet is betting that Delta is under valued right now.
No comparing the two stocks. Warren Buffet bought Delta because it pays roughly 4% dividend return. Air Canada doesn't pay a dividend, so it's just a speculative play.
by goldeneagle
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great Deals on Aviation Fuels
Replies: 27
Views: 1490

Re: Great Deals on Aviation Fuels

rookiepilot wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:58 pm

Where do you think it leads?
Dunno. Oil futures 28 and change right now, dropping like a stone. I’ve read predictions of 20 dollars by end of the week.

Gonna be a rough day for Alberta politicians tomorrow me thinks, that much easy to predict.
by goldeneagle
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great Deals on Aviation Fuels
Replies: 27
Views: 1490

Re: Great Deals on Aviation Fuels

The oil price crash is OPEC falling apart and nothing to do with corona virus hype. The interesting thing to watch, price drop is Saudi armaco and they are giving a bigger discount to North America shipments than elsewhere. It’s essentially a big fu to American producers and telling them that Saudi ...
by goldeneagle
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17563

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

That fuel burn reduction can’t be ignored financially. Well maybe it can. Oil opens at 32.75 and 20 dollar oil predictions after Saudi Armaco drops the price for crude. OPEC and Russia not seeing eye to eye these days and opec no longer able to manipulate oil prices up. Some older engines may not l...

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