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by The Raven
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38335

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Because the UK government has closed non COVID related hospital departments and clinics there are 2700 missed cancer diagnoses each week. It’s been 6 weeks now. That’s 16,200 people walking around the UK with cancer that don’t know it.
by The Raven
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38335

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Further to the conversation, life is a balance. For instance, there are approximately 5000 automobile accident deaths each year in Canada. We could reduce that number to close to zero simply by reducing the speed limit to 20 kilometers per hour. We don't reduce the speed limit because it would ruin ...
by The Raven
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38335

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

So Raven, as Prime Minister for a day how would you have handled the massive deaths, utter collapse of the medical system and likely inevitable collapse of the economy? Do you think society would just continue on its merry way not noticing or sweating the fact everybody is getting sick and all the ...
by The Raven
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38335

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

According to the radio yesterday Canada is spending $330,000,000 (that’s $330 million) per COVID-19 death. According to my calculations that’s over $800 billion. Not to put a price on a COVID-19 death, but imagine the number of hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc that could be built with $800 bi...
by The Raven
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38335

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

According to the radio yesterday Canada is spending $330,000,000 (that’s $330 million) per COVID-19 death. According to my calculations that’s over $800 billion. Not to put a price on a COVID-19 death, but imagine the number of hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc that could be built with $800 bil...
by The Raven
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 52985

Re: One List

Intensive purposes? When I have a purpose I like it to be intensive. Sounds serious. I said it like that for years! When I read that it was actually "for all intents and purposes" I was shocked! :lol: The other one that came up was a friend would was calling something a "mute" point instead of a mo...
by The Raven
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787’s to Dublin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Re: 787’s to Dublin?

That is good news.
by The Raven
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787’s to Dublin?
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

787’s to Dublin?

I see 2 Westjet 787’s in flight from Calgary to Dublin. I assume they’re not scheduled flights. Are they going for storage?
by The Raven
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103891

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Air Transat shares are currently trading at $8.30. That’s telling me the smart money (investors) is betting this deal is not going to get done. Am I wrong?
by The Raven
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3132

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

Wow! What a great financial advice forum! Why didn't I come to this forum sooner? Getting financial advice from a bunch of pilots...what could go wrong?
by The Raven
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: King of the Hill
Replies: 25
Views: 6403

Re: King of the Hill

Airline schedule can’t be beat in my opinion. I hated corporate. I’ll never go back. Being married to a cell phone and having no job security or pension is awful. I understand and respect that. Each job varies of course but the schedule we’re on would be hard to beat, even at the airlines. And the ...
by The Raven
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Senior fares
Replies: 14
Views: 2815

Re: Senior fares

I'm now quite happily taking advantage of Senior Discounts anywhere they are offered. Do I feel guilty? No. My adult children (millenials) are enjoying a much higher standard of living than I had at their age. They have bigger houses, better cars, more toys, and more money than I had when I was in m...
by The Raven
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 8641

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

Any word of summer ground schools? Heard there is a bit of movement happening with pilots moving on. A friend got hired September at Porter and has just left for another jet job literally 6 months later. There is movement and also we have to c wat air Georgian has up their sleeves. They r running g...
by The Raven
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for YYZ gate staff: can one change YTZ-YUL flight to YYZ-YUL at gate?
Replies: 9
Views: 2137

Re: Question for YYZ gate staff: can one change YTZ-YUL flight to YYZ-YUL at gate?

Hi all, Apologies if I'm asking a dumb question and/or in the wrong forum. My wife is flying in from Europe to Montreal via Toronto. Her international flight lands at Pearson and the Montreal AC flight departs from Billie Bishop after a 4 hour layover. (it was a very last-minute booking, and this w...
by The Raven
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age

There must be baby Ravens all over Air Canada :D .....or are you the 1% factor :lol: 2 baby Ravens and a mommy Raven. Daddy Raven is retired. He's told the others to work hard to keep his pension secure :lol: “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, the poet of darkness. It tells of a talking raven's myster...
by The Raven
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age

I hate to dispel a good myth, but over my years at AC I have heard much more disappointment that "Sons and Daughters" were not hired than got on because of nepotism. When I have heard of a Son/Daughter getting on, 99% of the time the Father was AAA+ guy and pilot. Thank-you. :D There must be baby R...
by The Raven
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age

yycflyguy wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:48 am
I hate to dispel a good myth, but over my years at AC I have heard much more disappointment that "Sons and Daughters" were not hired than got on because of nepotism. When I have heard of a Son/Daughter getting on, 99% of the time the Father was AAA+ guy and pilot.
Thank-you. :D
by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 10423

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Anyone know what other airlines or companies have 737 Max 8 simulators? How many are there?
by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 10423

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Daniel Cooper wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:25 am
If MAX specific training becomes a requirement those might become very valuable.
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 10423

737 Max 8 Simulators

How many 737 Max 8 simulators do Air Canada and Westjet have?
by The Raven
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443419

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

By 2020 the average Air Canada pilot will only have 7 years service with the Company. I suppose that means that if you have 8 years service in 2020 you are in the top half of the seniority list.
by The Raven
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 67777

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

John,

You say that once a year you step out of your comfort zone and think of others instead of yourself. So in other words, 364 days a year you only think of yourself? Is that right?

The RAVEN
by The Raven
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 4679

Re: L1011

I can’t recall the exact date, but I do remember operating AC870 from YMX to CDG one night. We were only in cruise about 30 minutes when we had to shut down #3. I don’t recall why we shut it down but it was doing a lot of farting and blowing a bunch of flame and sparks out the back end. Anyway we ci...
by The Raven
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 30453

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Mostly Harmless and FL410AV8R, Spot on posts. Realitychex, I assume you are Tim Morgan but may be wrong. Your posts read like Tim. I see some of your points, but you must realize the company has eviscerated it’s most loyal group of employees. How do we recover from that? What is our only logical re...
by The Raven
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade times and pay.
Replies: 68
Views: 25205

Re: Upgrade times and pay.

3 Asia’s a month you’re done in 9-10 days. Becomes more of a part-time job. I'm thinking that even 3 a month could be somewhat of a drag? Up at 0700 local home time, off to the airport, leave at noon for a ?15?hour flight, check into hotel at 0400 body time, and try to sleep. Wake up 4 hours later,...

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