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by snag
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 10 year agreement with pilots
Replies: 78
Views: 23690

Re: 10 year agreement with pilots

Here you trolls go again. Another polluted thread. Please continue your circular discussion here:

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by snag
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

little birdies are telling my at least 700 new hires by the end of 2017. Hang in there boys!
With almost zero retirements for the next 2 years, that would mean 50 additional aircraft in 3 years. Not a chance. The outlook is positive for a couple extra fins by then, but let's be realistic here.
by snag
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 1 in 50 FA
Replies: 12
Views: 7096

Re: 1 in 50 FA

Rouge flights on the 319 (about 140 pax) now operate with 3 FA's under the 1:50 rule.
by snag
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Career Path
Replies: 40
Views: 15486

Re: Air Canada Career Path

If my understanding is correct, when you apply for a job via their website, you apply for any spot at AC our AC rouge ? You get posted to an available spot, which may be at either, but most likely rouge. ● What about the RP - F/O deal ? When you join do they tell you after all papers are signed "you...
by snag
Thu May 29, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

Rou(g)e is expanding rapidly
Where do you think those aircraft (and therefore the associated pilots) are coming from?
by snag
Wed May 28, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

Hey guys, when there's NO hiring, you can apply with 10,000 hours on the space shuttle, and still not get called.
by snag
Fri May 23, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge Payscale
Replies: 17
Views: 14813

Re: Rouge Payscale

Not that I anticipate this happening. But say Rouge folds like Tango, Zip, etc... and your seniority doesn't hold it, you're jobless right? It wouldn't be any different than if the company got rid of all the Embraers, or all the domestic flying, or if there's another 9/11 or WWIII. Layoffs in rever...
by snag
Wed May 21, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge Payscale
Replies: 17
Views: 14813

Re: Rouge Payscale

Say you work for $100/hr, at 83:20 hours per month, you get $100,000/year. Rouge targets blocks to the 77.5hrs/month mark. So thats now $93k/year at the same rate. Sometimes mainline will give you as little as 60 hours work, therefore only $72k. That $100/hr sounds like a lot, but it's not the $200,...
by snag
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 787 pictures from Everett
Replies: 25
Views: 10825

Re: 787 pictures from Everett

Found one:
by snag
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 787 pictures from Everett
Replies: 25
Views: 10825

Re: 787 pictures from Everett

First one supposedly airborne now. BOE 610. 15min first test. Looking forward to the pictures.
by snag
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Making a great Salary now, should I move?
Replies: 63
Views: 17155

Re: Making a great Salary now, should I move?

I think the implication is that new hires go behind those senior to them (existing). Managers, however new, now have access to B priority passes and bump all us mere mortals.
by snag
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31950

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

How about if we skip the forensics and the drama, and move positively forward, instead of dwelling on our recollection of events that have already transpired, that we cannot change? Haha! Well said Ray. If there ever was a group that should take that advice... :roll: (I'll check in with you guys ag...
by snag
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

One interview to become Air Canada pilots, who now fly the aircraft at Rouge as well. But you can pretty much bet on starting your career at the LCC.
by snag
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 1 in 50 FA rule compromises safety. TC Sunwing test
Replies: 37
Views: 9473

1 in 50 FA rule compromises safety. TC Sunwing test

http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/sunwings-failed-evacuation-tests-show-160000907.html OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Documents filed in court today by the Canadian Union of Public Employees show Sunwing failed three evacuation tests the company needed to pass before applying the ex...
by snag
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

How does it work if you want to transfer to mainline a few years down the path? At what level of the mainline payscale do you start? I've heard from an AC line pilot that you start at year 1 which to me doesn't make any sense. Can anyone confirm this? Years of service carry over in almost all cases...
by snag
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

Dec 2013 combined fleet is 193, in 2015 it's 206. The trickle of retirements will very slowly increase (at some point), as the elimination of retirements just delays the wave.
by snag
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

I think you're still better off than people not in the pool at all. The bid is just a 12 month guesstimate. People still age, and the 787's will generate more openings as they arrive for several years to come. I don't see a total stop to hiring in the future (excl. another 9/11, sars, bee extinction...
by snag
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

The next newhire class may potentially have 4 LCC 767 FO spots, and 6 LCC 319 FO.
by snag
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Great news
Replies: 16
Views: 6213

Re: Great news

Plus the 4 hour flight from YYZ (can't imagine too many originating from YYT), plus fuel stop. Charge up that tablet/laptop and bring lots of sandwiches.

Does WJ not fly aircraft to Dublin for maintenance anyhow? Good idea selling seats on flight that would ferry otherwise.
by snag
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Explain it like I am 5 - what's the management strife?
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

Re: Explain it like I am 5 - what's the management strife?

Pilots: "Can we have more pilot candy?"

Company: "No! Go to your room."
by snag
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Financial Post Article
Replies: 11
Views: 5015

Re: Financial Post Article

What full fare passenger would choose to fly on a 458 pax cattle carrier with less seat pitch and width.
Seriously? This happens hundreds of times per day as people book Transat, Sunwing, Ryanair, Allegiant etc. to save $5 on their week long holiday.
by snag
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Financial Post Article
Replies: 11
Views: 5015

Re: Financial Post Article

More Q4's, maybe. But the E190's for the time being are protected to mainline by contract till at least Apr 2016.
by snag
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Financial Post Article
Replies: 11
Views: 5015

Re: Financial Post Article

...new narrow-body order for 100 planes or more expected by year end. This is pretty misleading. In the face to face interview yesterday on BNN, Calin says 80-ish aircraft that may or may not be announced soon. As a point of interest, this is a reduction from even the post-rouge 2015 numbers in the...
by snag
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

From a pilot's perspective, it's one and the same. Your position and company will be determined in initial groundschool by seniority based on what spots are available.
by snag
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390990

Re: Air Canada Pool

All those force reduced to rouge have to keep bidding back to mainline or they lose their pre reduction pay rate. I'd be confident in assuming 56 YYZ rouge F/O spots for new hires.

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