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by mbav8r
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: AC/TRZ Transaction Approved by TC - $5 per Share
Replies: 1679
Views: 198642

Re: AC/TRZ Transaction Approved by TC - $5 per Share

I've paid very little attention over the past months. Working elsewhere so I'm good. I didn't want the merger. Transat was a better place to work. Period. But the writing was on the wall so I did want the merger for job security. Nothing else. If it happens, it happens. If not, so be it. But if it ...
by mbav8r
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)

I don’t know but it’s implied, I believe pre pandemic it was some type of long term bond. I would expect the new model will have the cost borne by the student. “Last year the airline’s training department gave students the option of ending their training without cost or transferring to another fligh...
by mbav8r
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)

In a nutshell, now going through Lufthansa training does not guarantee a job, which makes sense but is a sign that the shortage will be much, much further down the road if at all. https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-pilot-training-streamlined/ “Pilots on the Lufthansa training program were typically ...
by mbav8r
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 166
Views: 24118

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

This is somewhat encouraging, of course nothing concrete yet. https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-canada-very-encouraged-by-government-talks-over-financial-aid-as-it-posts-bleak-results-144508384.html Air Canada’s (AC.TO) chief executive said he is “very encouraged” by ongoing discussions with the...
by mbav8r
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 166
Views: 24118

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

Your argument is also flawed, the competition in question has been subsidized by government bailouts or loans, 40 billion to US carriers alone with another 14 billion coming their way. One carrier has received 14 billion to bring back furloughed employees which it only needed 10% of that, the rest ...
by mbav8r
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 166
Views: 24118

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

"Open airlines up to more foreign competition." Great, thats just what we need. More cost cutting, which will start with labour. Honestly, Canadian governmental choices are the Sandlot. I think this is a flawed argument. The United States is the largest aviation market in the world. There...
by mbav8r
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Return of the Jump seat??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Return of the Jump seat??!!

That is a change from previous policy and it does allow pilots from other airlines the opportunity to jumpseat. A valid RAIC is proof of employment. I suspect you'll start to see policies change in teh near future to allow OAL pilots flight deck jumpseat access. However, the caveat has always been,...
by mbav8r
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Return of the Jump seat??!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Return of the Jump seat??!!

That is a change from previous policy and it does allow pilots from other airlines the opportunity to jumpseat. A valid RAIC is proof of employment. I suspect you'll start to see policies change in teh near future to allow OAL pilots flight deck jumpseat access. However, the caveat has always been,...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada / Westjet cut service to sun destinations and additional quarantine measures announced
Replies: 40
Views: 4333

Re: Air Canada / Westjet cut service to sun destinations and additional quarantine measures announced

Another example of a dude with anger management issues who hopefully 🙏 isn’t in the pointy end of a commercial airliner flying people around. Dad, you have already used the same tired and scathing rebuttal today. Can you explain why an individual with a differing opinion of your own is unfit to fly...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 122
Views: 10025

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Not sure I get your question. Is understanding that you get Covid from other people your idea of fear? I understand we get covid from other people but I don't share the same beliefs as you. Such beliefs as masks should be mandatory, lock-downs should be implemented, or most importantly the belief t...
by mbav8r
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Mbav8r, I appreciate the well thought out post. I don’t have data on how long surgeries etc were delayed in the past. It might very well be longer delays now then previously. But the comparisons to delays from past years is never made, as far as I can tell. The articles currently seem to be about d...
by mbav8r
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

BTD, Regarding those articles from past health surges causing cancellations of routine surgeries, can you please provide the duration of the cancellations. For the last year in Manitoba routine surgery procedures have been delayed or cancelled for most of it, I believe they resumed for a 3 month per...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Mbav8r I’ll get back to you on the updated studies. We just got a new puppy yesterday. In regards to New Zealand. I can’t say lockdowns didn’t work maybe they did. What I can say is that I don’t know if that is the reason the numbers fell. Do you have any evidence that it was the lockdown that was ...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

I don't want to participate in the ongoing debate that has derailed this thread, however, here is an interesting and unbiased article worth reading. It seems to put things into perspective. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2021/01/covid-19-will-likely-be-with-us-forever-heres-how-well-liv...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Cancel culture is a problem right now on society and take a moment of what you are writing and reading to actually ask yourself " is it possible I may be wrong?" There is absolutely nothing dangerous, harmful, or ill-willed about asking questions about what we are doing as a country. It's...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

Mbav8r I’ll get back to you on the updated studies. We just got a new puppy yesterday. In regards to New Zealand. I can’t say lockdowns didn’t work maybe they did. What I can say is that I don’t know if that is the reason the numbers fell. Do you have any evidence that it was the lockdown that was ...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

The fact that you have no idea why schools need to be open shows how narrow minded and brain washed you really are. Canadian male youths are 14 times more likely to die from suicide than COVID-19. That’s using case fatality rate. Using infection fatality rate (the only one that truly matters) that ...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

I’m not going to jump on the let’s just let 75 year olds die because they are old. The question is, is the lockdown policy effective, and does it impact overall health related issues in other negative ways. Please reference a study that shows how much higher deaths are with no lockdown policy. Othe...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

I've got a pretty firm grip on statistics groundedjerry. A full 90% of the victims of Covid are over 70 and most are in their 80's......and the last time I checked, 70-75 was a "pretty good run". You've pretty much "done what you're gonna do". So what do we do in 2060 when we ha...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 149
Views: 24409

Re: Service Suspension Notice

340,000,000 / 400,000 = 1 in 850 people I wouldn't claim that as even a minor dent. Canada just doesn't have it's $hit together. All we're good at is making tax dollars vanish....hundreds and hundreds of billions. Pray to whatever God you have that interest rates stay low for our nation's sake. Her...

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