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by Dangerous Goods
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 10 year take home pay
Replies: 49
Views: 9527

Re: 10 year take home pay

BAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh John, you're awesome! https://cdn-blog.adafruit.com/uploads/2018/01/WingNutSuit-e1515539517238.jpg Caption that photo: "MOM! I don't want to put up this tent!! I want to play laser tag with my friends!!" I'm glad to see that wingsuit flying brings you so much joy!! Look at that smil...
by Dangerous Goods
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

So let me get this straight. Selling out 1900 pilots by devaluing current 737 WAWCON and creating another layer for Encore pilots to flow through is your vision of uniting a pilot group!? All in the name of creating a career opportunity for 100 pilots?! Brilliant!! Absolutely brilliant!! You guys ar...
by Dangerous Goods
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

OG Westjet pilots came here because they were the outcasts of the industry - they couldn't get on at AC or Canadian. They were also guys who were coming back home from overseas work. Their reward wasn't a spot on a mainline carrier list. Their reward was financial gain from options. They took a ris...
by Dangerous Goods
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Absolute rubbish..."We've always lowered the bar, why try and stop now"?? WTF??? LOL. That's just too insane to debate. Moving on... Canadian? Air Canada? OG Westjet pilots? Oh boy, now you're digging deep. Come on man, THAT has nothing to do with this, and doesn't support an intent to continue on a...
by Dangerous Goods
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Bull Shit! Oh sure, we could have gone on strike... oh wait, we couldn't have gone on strike because we were not legally entitled. Work to rule? But without protection against retaliation and firings? I'm open to suggestion here BE20. What could we have done that was not done? We fought, they said ...
by Dangerous Goods
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Your argument is basically that I shouldn’t take a pay increase because it might negatively impact your pay later. That is about as sound of an argument as “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” When Encore launched, were you threatening to kick people to the bot...
by Dangerous Goods
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

You BOTL guys crack me up. Must be a nice view on your high horses looking down on everyone else. There are plenty of reasons why someone might choose to go over to woops. Getting a YYC Captain spot instead of commuting to YYZ might just be worth it to some. You're worried that you won't be able to...
by Dangerous Goods
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Swoop not looking for pilots. That was in error apparently. Will be flown by WJ pilots. Just to be clear, WJ is requesting the use of the WJ pilot list BUT at a reduced WAWCON. It's been WJ position from the beginning and it has to be negotiated. Thank GOD we have ALPA at the table. Encore better h...
by Dangerous Goods
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

You can bet you pink bottom they'll use it as a carrot, and MANY pilots will bite. Just be prepared to lose flow and your spot on the mainline list. But hey, they'll get to fly a 737, so that's pretty cool....
by Dangerous Goods
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 30681

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

The numbers that GS has been dropping in hallway conversations with other pilots is 65% of mainline wages and benefits, and more days worked of course.
by Dangerous Goods
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore ALPA vote??
Replies: 43
Views: 10075

Re: Encore ALPA vote??

Minimum 12 month hiring freeze at Mainline now I hear. I hope no one was counting on a quick flow. I'm being told there is some truth to this rumour. I haven't heard a timeline though and it's not because we're "all caught up" on mainline hiring. It's a ripple effect caused by Encore staffing issue...
by Dangerous Goods
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet suffer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2559

Re: Will Westjet suffer?

I think that's a reasonable rational. Thanks So from reading your post, I gather its Westjet strong domestic routes that will allow you guys to continue with expansion? Or do you see Westjet slowing growth and expansion in the wake of a recession? I know it's way to early to predict this stuff...jus...
by Dangerous Goods
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet suffer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2559

Will Westjet suffer?

Well, I have to ask. With all the buzz about a possible recession, what are people’s thoughts on Westjets future? I see people speculating quite a bit regarding the possible outcome of AC during such a period, but how about WJ? Will they be any different? I know Westjet continued its growth during 9...
by Dangerous Goods
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airborne Energy Soultions & Whitecourt Alberta
Replies: 45
Views: 5382

If you don't mind me asking, what was the pay for the 350 crews?
by Dangerous Goods
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Phone Interviews
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Phone Interviews

Has anyone had or does anyone know what's involved in a "screening telephone interview"? I've never had one of these before and was wondering what kind of questions a guy could expect.

Thanks

DG

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