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by kiaszceski
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 222
Views: 26584

Re: One List

So what do you propose? There’s going to be 2 class a month for Encore beginning January, I think they are hiring as much as they can. Maybe the best way to address this would be to close Encore and merge the pilots to mainline, with a common FO pay and a 20% raise for Q captain. What would be the c...
by kiaszceski
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 35
Views: 8509

Re: 2020 Hiring

Nice to know, thank you for the heads up.
Do you have any numbers for Encore ? Hire expectation, transfer from YYZ to YYC, upgrade time and flow for 2020?

Again thank you for taking the time!
by kiaszceski
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 222
Views: 26584

Re: One List

Air Canada and all other major airlines have no flow Yes they have, Jazz and AC has a 90% agreement. Delta has one with Endeavor. United has one with Commutair/ExpressJet. However I agree Sunwing or Air Transat doesn't have any, but you need at least 2000hrs to apply. What do you mean by "better ca...
by kiaszceski
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8648

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

The only difference between the pay rate is the minimum guaranteed. I guess ALPA would make it work... Does swoop have a 12 year pay scale topping out over 200k? Honest question as I don’t know if things have changed there. I am assuming Swoop skipper will either flow to mainline or the pay scale w...
by kiaszceski
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8648

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

Think like an investor. AC has now his "vacations branch" with Transat Westjet as the second largest airline company in Canada needs to have its own branch otherwise they will lose the market. One way or the other I think Swoop will be the new Sunwing. The only difference between the pay rate is the...
by kiaszceski
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2299

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

WJ will be facing a backlash if they actually do hire a 1500 TT applicant when there are 4000-6000+ hour DHC8-400 Captains waiting to flow which has been postponed (for the record, personally I'm not in a hurry to flow and am very content in my current position for multiple reasons related and unre...
by kiaszceski
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29042

Re: ONEX plans

I wonder if the plan is to buy/move some Q400s to Pacific Coastal? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/canada-approves-pacific-coastal-to-serve-us-as-westj-460936/ PasCo just bought some Q classics... but that's separate from WEN. I’m sure we’ll soon find out Pasco will have a CPA with Westj...
by kiaszceski
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 4697

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

As a DEC I wouldn't bother coming to Encore. You will be working a lot more than anywhere else, pay isn't that great (I know 1000h King Air FOs making more), The FO level is dropping very quickly, no flow to mainline as of now, no One list, 50% of your pairings end with an extension... Jazz, Porter...
by kiaszceski
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

I’m still anxious that the corp will find a loophole to wriggle out of YOS. How would they find a loophole? Wasn’t it part of the contract? We have a few items that are written clear as day that the Corp simply ignores or reads differently. Somebody at the crystal palace has decided to quite simply...
by kiaszceski
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

What profits would westjet mainline pilots have to pass the resolution? I mean the majority of them.
by kiaszceski
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 7251

Re: Updates on one - list.

I guess a good question is whether they want to compete with Air Canada or only keep their market share without growing up.
They can't possibly think that pilots will be enjoying their lives and jobs if they know they are being low paid...
by kiaszceski
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 7251

Re: Updates on one - list.

So as of now what is the situation of the One List? Dead or alive?
As new hire what should we expect? Can we plan to hang our hat at Westjet with an evolution from Encore to Mainline or would it be wiser to wait and see what will ONEX do with Encore vs Mainline?
by kiaszceski
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

citizenbanana wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:05 pm
The mainline pilots aren't voting on anything as of right now.
So this has been already voted or included in the latest mainline CBA?
by kiaszceski
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Is that because of the One List being removed?
From what I understand only Captain can flow to Mainline?
by kiaszceski
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Hi guys, [...] Sure, AC is better for pay and upgrade time but there has been a mad rush for the two years NB upgrades and that is not going to last. They are supposed to hire several hundred pilots next year, I doubt there are several hundred captain positions opening up in two years for them as w...
by kiaszceski
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

Thank you.
It seems AC won't let Westjet get bigger, this time...
by kiaszceski
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

Can't read it, would you be kind to copy-paste the article?
by kiaszceski
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

Any idea if September, October and November GS have been filled yet?

Maybe DaveP can shed some lights :-)
by kiaszceski
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

I'll add, just to be clear in your scenario, if you were to start today as encore FO, work four years, with the ONE lolist intact, you most likely would not be able to hold YYC FO when you flowed. There are hundreds of pilots in front of you trying to do the same thing. For example, I've been at En...
by kiaszceski
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Okay, so for now, let's say an FO joins Encore, upgrades to CA within 2 years and move to Calgary. Then he waits to flow to Mainline for about 2 years and becomes 737 FO. He has 4 years of "Seniority" so he could technically hold a YYC FO 737 position or least won't have to build seniority from scra...
by kiaszceski
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14193

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

moe wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:53 am
I’m still anxious that the corp will find a loophole to wriggle out of YOS.
If you just bought a company why would you shoot yourself in the foot?
by kiaszceski
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: WestJet Encore Pilot Open House Calgary September 4th
Replies: 14
Views: 2031

Re: WestJet Encore Pilot Open House Calgary September 4th

Even if they interview candidates at 250hr that doesn't mean they are going to hire them. They can ask you to come back in 6-12 months to apply again if they feel you need more experience. I remember in 2015 you needed 1000hr to apply and 1500hr for the job offer. They stand by their 1000hr for the ...
by kiaszceski
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: WestJet Encore Pilot Open House Calgary September 4th
Replies: 14
Views: 2031

Re: WestJet Encore Pilot Open House Calgary September 4th

It seems Encore is sticking to their 1000hr ( 150 PIC / 250 high performance ) minimum to have a job offer whatever posting you are applying to. Encore FO posting 1000 hours total time (fixed-wing preferred) 150 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time (multi-engine or high performance single engine t...
by kiaszceski
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

They can't upgrade more people?
by kiaszceski
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

Did Westjet anticipate the new duty regs?
I heard Encore isn't short of FOs with the already GS filled in.
I guess one Gs each month should be what we should be waiting for...

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