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by The Raven
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Senior fares
Replies: 14
Views: 1600

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: 19
Views: 5401

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: 1594

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: 2864

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: 2864

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: 2864

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: 9049

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: 9049

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: 9049

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: 1200
Views: 320247

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: 60073

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: 4410

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: 27894

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: 24463

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,...
by The Raven
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Feet mobilization at AC
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

Re: Feet mobilization at AC

Others can answer your question a lot better than me, but suffice it to say that you will probably never be forced off your base. Using the example you give, if you are based in YYZ as a 767 FO and Air Canada moves all the 767 flying to another base, you can stay in YYZ and bid onto another aircraft...
by The Raven
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!
Replies: 64
Views: 28245

Re: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!

I met a nice young man from Westjet today waiting for his Air Canada interview. Very nice guy....hope he gets hired.
by The Raven
Fri May 05, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 60343

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

When is the vote?
by The Raven
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Korean issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4081

Re: North Korean issues

Siddley Hawker wrote:Somebody oughta tell Young Fat Wun that his haircut makes his head look like a whorehouse doorknob.
And you would know that because....?
by The Raven
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Medical
Replies: 28
Views: 15627

Re: Air Canada Medical

Doctor: Please get undressed.
Pilot Applicant: Where should I put my clothes?
Doctor: Over there, on top of mine.
by The Raven
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Average age of new fo's
Replies: 11
Views: 7356

Re: Average age of new fo's

A few Jazz guys went over that were in their mid 50's :shock: And they can hold EMB CA in 2017 and will probably hold junior B737 CA by 2020. Not a bad gig for the last 8-10 years of your career. Ya, if you don't mind spending the last 10 years of your career at the bottom of the list working weeke...
by The Raven
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for the wide body guys/gals
Replies: 29
Views: 15887

Re: Question for the wide body guys/gals

402_pilot wrote:Thanks for the quick answers! One more quick question: I see dual tillers on the some of the AC aircraft. (777,787) Do the F/Os taxi their sectors?
I'm retired now, so unless things have changed, generally no. The Captain taxis.
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388447

Re: Air Canada Pool

ActionAxson wrote:You need the
at the end to close the quotation[/quote]

I see. I suppose that shows how great of a formatter I am. :lol:
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388447

Re: Air Canada Pool

ActionAxson wrote:
The Raven wrote:
lazyeight wrote:Because a degree really tells HR how great of a pilot you are...

A degree might help with your grammar. What's wrong with your sentence?
A degree might also help with your formatting. What's wrong with your post?
I don't know. Enlighten me.
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388447

Re: Air Canada Pool

[quote="lazyeight"]Because a degree really tells HR how great of a pilot you are..."

A degree might help with your grammar. What's wrong with your sentence?
by The Raven
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: I was genuinely embarrassed for them
Replies: 26
Views: 10926

Re: I was genuinely embarrassed for them

Couldn't believe this. There I was on a gorgeous day up in the flight levels, not a cloud in sight, when a flight checks in with ATC not far from my position and requests a block of altitudes. Now, bear in mind that this airline checking in exclusively flies a type that's well known for its docile ...

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