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by florch
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WOW Air collapses
Replies: 15
Views: 5463

Re: WOW Air collapses

When C3 went under I was stranded in YYZ and based in YVR. We were staying at what is now the Double Tree by Hilton Toronto Airport. As the senior, now unemployed, aircrew member I sort of ended up organizing getting our many YVR crewmembers home. As seats on other airlines could be found, the CEO,...
by florch
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9921

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

That's an interesting control method. Foot on the trim wheel. Perhaps they should use the crash axe? Giant wrecking bar? I can't understand how anybody thought that was okay to cerfity. No wonder the thing is grounded. The next 737 generation will require a hammer to bash the yoke around because it...
by florch
Sat May 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22388

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Maybe. We'll see.
by florch
Sat May 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22388

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

I didn't invent it and I'm not married to it, but if I was forced to bet, this is where I'd put my money. A top TS Capt has way more than 15 years. The airline is 32 years old. So if there are any 30+ year TS Captains I imagine they deserve fairly high seniority after a merge. Tell me what you think...
by florch
Sat May 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22388

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

thesimplelife wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:05 pm


Relative seniority works when you're merging two groups of similar size, not with a 3000+ group with 600. I don't see it happening.
In this one instance only, size doesn't matter.
by florch
Sat May 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 22388

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

DOH won't happen. BOTL won't happen. Relative seniority. You'll hold your approximate percentile. Read your history. CIRB will decide for you if you can't and the result will be Relative Seniority. That's what happened with AC/CA and also with C3/Royal/Canjet. No dog in the race, but I would like to...
by florch
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 28363

Re: 737 max

LOC-I not CFIT. UFIT maybe.
by florch
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WOW Air collapses
Replies: 15
Views: 5463

Re: WOW Air collapses

Some hotels require a credit card for incidentals (room service, movies & internet access) and some don't. Depends on the contract with the hotel. You should never provide a credit card to hotels for incidentals on layover. When C3 and Royal went down, and crews were stranded for several days befor...
by florch
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 14427

Re: Norwegian Air

Sorry pianokeys, but you just seem a bit ignorant of how the industry works outside of Canada. Training bonds are commonplace at all kinds of carriers, both inside and out of Canada, on all types of equipment. If you don't think the shit wages for the 1st four years at AC or the starting wages at W...
by florch
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 14427

Re: Norwegian Air

What am I missing? Understanding on how the industry works. The simple fact is there is not a pilot shortage. And even if there was one, that doesnt mean wages will increase. That basic, folklore-like thinking about economics isnt so. Just because there isnt people to do a job doesnt mean that wage...
by florch
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 11216

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

In fact in does matter as these long cleaning hours spent by the crews are taken away from flight preparation so its a bloody safety issue, its a latent threat that is yet to say its name. Bingo. I have way more important things to do from a safety and efficiency perspective. Pilots have or should ...
by florch
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 14427

Re: Norwegian Air

This shit airline caters to the millennium travelers who have no clue what air travel used to be like. The shit airline that is also ALPA banned, #denyNAI . They contribute to the dilution of pilots and the industry as a whole. Good riddance. How does supply and demand work in your world? In genera...
by florch
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Getting a new headset
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Getting a new headset

I still have my 7 year old QC15 UFly mike that my dog chewed. They keep working. If it died tomorrow, I'd replace with the newest QC and UFly combo. Light, comfortable, good quality.
by florch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Just curious....Sunwing.
Replies: 10
Views: 4283

Re: Just curious....Sunwing.

DrSpaceman wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Sunwing's not the problem. It's YYZ swissport.
Swissport's problem is Sunwing's problem.
by florch
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which company would you prefer to fly the B1900 at?
Replies: 21
Views: 4408

Re: Which company would you prefer to fly the B1900 at?

The answer to this poll is PASCO, but the real answer should be Air Canada OTS or PML, Westjet Mainline, Air Transat, Sunwing, Sky Regional, Morningstar, or the like. Why move sideways to DEC or move backwards to Encore/Jazz FO when you can move forward? The 704 operator is officially on the endang...
by florch
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CBC: Pilot shortage
Replies: 41
Views: 8520

Re: CBC: Pilot shortage

Why 702/703/704?? Your dreaming if these types of operations are making huge amounts of money. Why not 705 operators like AC or WJ re-invest in the ground roots and stop stealing pilots. Nobody is stealing pilots. They aren't property, they are people. If a pilot makes a choice to go another employ...
by florch
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 83
Views: 13974

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

Do you not understand how marginal tax rates work? You're not paying 53% of your income in taxes; if you make over $202800, then anything you make over $202800 will be taxed at that rate. Everything you earn below that will be taxed at the lower amounts. If you made exactly $202800 your average rat...
by florch
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 11954

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

Here is what my wife emailed in yesterday. I've also just sent her the link to this thread with the contact info that BE20 driver noted. I told her to get the rest of the inlaws and outlaws onside as well and to get them to write in also. Perhaps that will make a difference although JT and his Sunn...
by florch
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 11954

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

There are no foreing pilots flying airplanes that are operated on the TS OC. So yes, fiction there is. This post reflects a common sentiment that has been repeatedly expressed by both Gilles and other pilots on this forum... foreign pilots operating in Canada under wet lease arrangements are okay b...
by florch
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Liberals to lift foreign ownership of domestic airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 10568

Re: Liberals to lift foreign ownership of domestic airlines

Yes Sunwing reciprocates.

I'm not sure about AT. They should. You'd think they would have a law.
by florch
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Liberals to lift foreign ownership of domestic airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 10568

Re: Liberals to lift foreign ownership of domestic airlines

Thanks for the link longtimer! So, the wet leases are not long term versus investment. If I start my charter ad hoc company, and I bid on the wet leases that are currently ran yearly by the Canadian leisure airlines, would I be competing with the foreign wet leases or would my Canadian company be i...
by florch
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: UFLYMIKE QC15/25 Opinions
Replies: 39
Views: 12991

Re: UFLYMIKE QC15/25 Opinions

Yeah, it is definitely something to think about when getting this headset. I think part of the UFM TSO compliance is to have a set of earbud-type headphones in your pocket at all times. It gives lots of warning besides the flashing light. When it drops out on landing or the cockpit door slamming, y...
by florch
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10256

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

Lot's of examples on this thread of why I'm glad pilots aren't self regulating. TC is looking out for the public's interests, not what pilots think will make their schedules include the most days off. Based on my companies pairings I can think of very few duty days that will need to be changed, and...
by florch
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10256

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

on the upside though it may spur some even more hiring for pilots? But this could increase company costs and create a need for even lower wages :? I don't know if it would actually equate to more pilots on the roster. Anywhere you have pilots that get 10 or 12 GDO/month where they get blocked with ...
by florch
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10256

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

Thorjones wrote:on the upside though it may spur some even more hiring for pilots? But this could increase company costs and create a need for even lower wages :?
Supply demand. They should end up actually paying more per pilot. But they'll sell you your line.

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