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by mbav8r
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: More layoffs coming!
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: More layoffs coming!

With a long term contract at Jazz (2035) and a looming scope grievance by ACPA. The fate of sky pilots is yet to be sealed. I hope the merge sky/Jazz, would probably be the best outcome for all regional pilots Anything is possible but I don't see AC ever putting all their "regional" eggs in one bas...
by mbav8r
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

It is worth about $8 a share. The market is depressed, and everyone that watches Chorus has a valuation between $4 and $6. If someone is trying to buy it out, they would have to convince all the shareholders that their offer is superior to just waiting for the market to return. Personally, I would ...
by mbav8r
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

So what kind of timeline are we looking at here? Days or weeks, not months. CHR may simply announce that no agreement was reached (offer rejected or withdrawn). There may be a period where CHR does due diligence on the offer presented. There may be a period of negotiation that results in a modified...
by mbav8r
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

I think if it was AC, a lot of us who have been at Jazz for a long time, would prefer to keep things separate. I have no desire to wade into the multi year mess that a list merger would bring. It would interfere greatly with my zen, and likely increase my beer consumption. But I would love the iron...
by mbav8r
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

Well let’s not get too carried away yet. We don’t know who it is or even if it will go through at all. If it were AC, I’d be happy if the lists were to remain separate though. I chose to stay at Jazz and have no desire to “fly the big planes” someday. Same here, I would much prefer to be a separate...
by mbav8r
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

I don’t think that would happen, that road was taken the last time AC owned the regionals and a judge decided they were not “common employer”. In the US, mainline carriers own regionals with separate seniority list, just a better flow through agreement. This is 2020 so who knows what will happen. W...
by mbav8r
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

Loon-A-Tic wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:31 am So AC hands over a "gutted" Jazz minus a recently signed, crippling long term CPA agreement and SKV becomes AC sole CPA holder and regional carrier on a lower cost operating structure.
Who, in their right mind would buy a company without a long term contract?
by mbav8r
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus to be sold ?
Replies: 101
Views: 11836

Re: Chorus to be sold ?

The Company shall, in any future sale of a business or part thereof require as a condition of sale that the following be inserted into the Agreement of Sale: a) A condition that the successor, in any proceedings before any court, board, or tribunal shall not take any position incompatible with the m...
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

Well you didn't lose your DB when Jazz was spun off, and ours is significantly overfunded. Join them and call it a day. Whether that happens or not is the question but as someone not on the DB at AC I have nothing against you keeping yours. Now the conversation about "winfall gains" would very much...
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

Yeah I don't think it's AC. This is perhaps some sneaky business. Jazz is doing a big portion of AC's actual flying right now. If someone bought them and put a stop to that AC would really be left scrambling to move passengers economically. It's probably just Trudeau and his little journalist becom...
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 45
Views: 12289

Re: Westjet Delta JV

At least now you can assume Swoop won’t take a bunch of the US trans border flying from you!
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

if the above is true regarding acquisition, can't help but think ACPA stoked the fire on that one. 500 million dollar decisions are not made because ACPA filed a grievance that they will either lose or more likely settle for a sack of magic beans. Unfortunately, the keyboard doesn’t convey the true...
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

you are kidding yourself if you deny that there are currently guys who touch themselves at night to the thought of CALPA 2.0 I’m thinking about touching myself again with the latest announcement, Canada's Chorus Aviation receives takeover proposal Classy... :roll: True, there is history with sharkl...
by mbav8r
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

I think most members voted based on their assessment of the candidates running for their LEC Chair position, not just whether these candidates openly support joining ALPA. ALPA may very well be the right move under the right terms for us. But if I don’t think a candidate will make a good LEC Chair,...
by mbav8r
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6527

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/aviaton-sector-workers-protest-parliament-hill-demand-government-aid-1.5770398 Well done Gilles! What you did today was great. Airline employees all over the country are struggling. The elected members can now see who these people are. Thank you for doing that. Sadl...
by mbav8r
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

[quote="DHC-1 Jockey" post_id=<a href="tel:1131009">1131009</a> time=<a href="tel:1602982943">1602982943</a> user_id=14669] Shortly after I left Jazz in 2014, they started to give seniority preference within the initial groundschool to those who came from ALPA carriers. For example, if there were 1...
by mbav8r
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share
Replies: 1370
Views: 146784

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share

But really, I hope ALPA infiltrates ACPA and I get on the list wayyyy above sharklaser!
by mbav8r
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: COVID MOA 2
Replies: 267
Views: 39692

Re: COVID MOA 2

How much do the benefits cost AC? Claimsecure is an administrator, not an insurer. The CWIPP pension costs them 4.5% of SFA. The news will soon come out about CEWS. They can't resist free money... As a furloughed member, I just applied for EI. Being on CEWS would be a huge change for me and my fami...
by mbav8r
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A Petition in Parliament to save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Re: A Petition in Parliament to save Canadian Aviation

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/17/kevin-oleary-says-airlines-should-not-be-given-more-coronavirus-aid.html Kevin O’Leary: Don’t give airlines any more coronavirus relief money, we don’t need all of them He gives a pretty good take on simple economics. Very unfortunate what’s happening but we all need...

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