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by Mach1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 57
Views: 7057

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Doesn't Air Canada have something like 800 open bids for the coming PSB? People getting A220 Captain in Vancouver after 12 months?
by Mach1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 2614

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

Not another super hero movie. I'm so done with those.
by Mach1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 2867

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aEGMewe_700b.jpg I have not met anyone who started at 15K a year. I do agree that most benefited from retirements and were able to quickly move into the highest paying jobs that exist and have sat there ever since.... occupying the top paying jobs for longer and pr...
by Mach1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

It’s sad that it’s no longer the limits of technology that hold us back, but the ability to pay for it. No. It's not the lack of ability to pay for it, it's the lack of will to pay for it. Project Apollo, backed by sufficient funding, was the tangible result of an early national commitment in respo...
by Mach1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2531

Re: Traffic you cant explain

Traffic you cant explain

Toronto.

There is just no explaining that traffic.
by Mach1
Mon May 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 21998

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

I have heard that Clive is going to take the money from this sale and team up with Tim to finally launch that new Ultra Low Cost Carrier. I heard Mark is joining in and they will be flying NEO's. AC and WJ's days are numbered.
by Mach1
Fri May 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29110

Re: One list

Hey SPR there are lots of tissues in the jet, looks like you could use some. Sounds like a lot of fun being with you on a 4 day. It's not your fellow pilots that you should be angry with. If pilots deprive me of my current standing on the One List, then that's exactly who I'll be angry with. Who el...
by Mach1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29110

Re: One list

I see a post filled with anger and bitterness and decided it needed to be called out. I sometimes wonder what the Encore people have been told because there are often expectations that are not anywhere in the agreements and a lot of anger because "promises" are not being kept. JBI: Your post is fill...
by Mach1
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29110

Re: One list

For pilots who have already flowed, there's a vested interest in approving the LOU, because of it's rejected they'll at the very least lose vacation entitlement; depending on interpretation of Kaplan's award, they might also drop down in seniority behind any OTS pilots who started before they flowe...
by Mach1
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 35
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot shortage State side

You will never be allowed to work in the US. Not because the US doesn't want you to work there. I don't think they really care very much, you are not even on their radar. There is a reason that Pilots are always left off things like NAFTA talks... it's that the Canadian government is being very heav...
by Mach1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tail deliveries for 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

Re: Tail deliveries for 2019

https://y.yarn.co/9ff97e10-a143-4024-8547-ff1aeca7ab81.mp4?1551919979299 I hope you can understand my confusion because I was told Swoop was a separate company and the pilots are paid roughly 50% less to fly the exact same aircraft. I mean, if it's all one big happy fleet, shouldn't we all make the ...
by Mach1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tail deliveries for 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

Re: Tail deliveries for 2019

Must be a slightly dated chart because it does not show the tail reductions in the 737-800 fleet from tails moving to Swoop.
by Mach1
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Re: Brrrrrr... It's cold outside!

Oh no... did your fuel lines freeze due to climate change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWfX_k0pIN0
by Mach1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

Re: Herndon Pact: Tort of Unlawful Conduct Conspiracy?

Listen to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsomXlyTyaQ while watching this gif Image
and you will feel much, much better.
by Mach1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

Re: Herndon Pact: Tort of Unlawful Conduct Conspiracy?

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by Mach1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue
Replies: 30
Views: 3908

Re: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue

You are dreaming if you think Big Business likes government. Government gets in the way of free enterprise. Everyone loves layers and layers of red tape. 1 action equals dealing bureaucracy on a municipal, provincial and federal level. How do you think the oil industry feels about government interv...
by Mach1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Women-only plane seating needed to combat sexual assault and midair ‘manspread’

The people of the 60's, 70's and 80's fight to end segregation and give everyone equal access to the world... so that people of the Teen's can fight to re-segregate the world and make everything separate again. Interesting cycle.

I'm off to my safe space.
by Mach1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue
Replies: 30
Views: 3908

Re: Transport Canada - Betrayal and fatigue

Does anyone else feel a growing sense of betrayal over the delay in implementing duty regulation changes? There is a problem. They have admitted it by nearly pulling the trigger on changes twice since 2014. Four years later we still wait. Money above safety. Shameful. When an accident happens due t...
by Mach1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

Happy to go somewhere where that experience is valued and utilized. All the best to those that stay and those that joined, it was a pleasure to fly with you. Hope you get the scheduling sorted out there. Of all the OTS hires, hearing of your departure has made me the happiest. Long inhale.... long ...
by Mach1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

Telling everyone sensitive business material ahead of time became problematic about 5 years ago, with several leaks from different groups (especially middle management and pilot groups). These leaks had the potential to cause the company to be in breach of trading laws if they had spread too far an...
by Mach1
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

It was certainly an option a couple of years ago to use -700s when Swoop was first discussed and was seen as the least disruptive path, but it obviously was not workable, as one of the basic ULCC principles is maximum seat capacity for an aircraft with a given range that meets the mission needs, th...
by Mach1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

Swoop is being built on WestJet lease returns that have had the leases extended. -700s and a couple of -800s that were due to be returned when the MAX deliveries started have been retained and shuffled with newer -800s to build a Swoop fleet with a consistent configuration. Factually incorrect. Thi...
by Mach1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

Swoop is being built on WestJet lease returns that have had the leases extended. -700s and a couple of -800s that were due to be returned when the MAX deliveries started have been retained and shuffled with newer -800s to build a Swoop fleet with a consistent configuration. Factually incorrect. Thi...
by Mach1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 59954

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

Alcoholism wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:56 am
With todays environment in the pilots favor, it is my hope WS will set the bar to be industry leading...
The company also loves to use that phrase, "Industry Leading." Unfortunately, they just never clarify which direction they are Leading the Industry.

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