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by snag
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390099

Re: Air Canada Pool

Shouldn't hiring department know this before they announce to start hiring again? How could they announce a gs only to possibly cx it 2 weeks later. Shouldn't they have info of soon to be released bid?
I don't think a rumour on AvCanada qualifies as an announcement.
by snag
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390099

Re: Air Canada Pool

For the time being, 60-ish new spots on the 787 + nil retirements - 150 lost positions on the EMJ 175 = possible downbid in October. Should know better in a week.
by snag
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another slap in the face
Replies: 58
Views: 16847

Re: Another slap in the face

180 for the 767 (less with no RPs). 330 pilots for the 319. Ballpark.
by snag
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Limits Wet Leasing
Replies: 8
Views: 3723

Re: Canada Limits Wet Leasing

Hope so. We'll see when it takes effect. Here's the text: Harper government promotes Canadian jobs, reciprocity and fairness in the air industry No. H112/13 For release - August 30, 2013 OTTAWA —The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today unveiled a new policy to promote Canadian employm...
by snag
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: hiring halter...
Replies: 70
Views: 27715

Re: hiring halter...

This bid showed 16 new hires required over the next year. The October bid will probably show a handful more, and so on. All depends when the company can fit a class in and the required sim slots are available. Could be the fall, could be late spring. Right now there's a lot of training for emj guys ...
by snag
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: hiring halter...
Replies: 70
Views: 27715

Re: hiring halter...

I still stand by my comment that you will not see a new hire at mainline for a long time. The new 777's were included in the last bid, still overstaffed on the emjI capts, will lose many more 319's to Rouge, 787's swap for 767's one for one, and minimal retirement. I wish I end up being wrong.
by snag
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: hiring halter...
Replies: 70
Views: 27715

Re: hiring halter...

In December 2012, Air Canada had 205 aircraft. It plans to have 206, including rouge , by December 2015. With no retirements the math on hiring is pretty simple. As an aside, this will mean mainline shrinking to only 164 aircraft at that point. I think it's fair to assume mainline will not see a new...
by snag
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: hiring halter...
Replies: 70
Views: 27715

Re: hiring halter...

Pretty flat bid. 16 openings. October bid will show the first pile of 787 crew requirements.
by snag
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Merger?
Replies: 12
Views: 8401

Re: New Merger?

If you use the following website Transat is higher and AC is lower than Airline Pilot central. ..which is why no one uses that site. Those numbers are a decade out of date. Stick to APC. The rouge pay scales, which are obviously lower than mainline have the widebody pay based on Transat and narrowb...
by snag
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge's Future plans
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Re: Rouge's Future plans

AC is considering closing YVR as a base
Good one. Supposed to happen just after they buy Transat, right?

Rouge will grow to 42 aircraft by the end of 2015, so there will certainly be more destinations. Don't know if there's enough room to base everything out of YYZ.
by snag
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45461

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

I thought I saw some NOTAMs there for ILS and Glidepath outages. Non-Precision Approach maybe?
by snag
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: another
Replies: 7
Views: 4379

Re: another

Have not been to Geneva, but I have yet to get tired of flying to Rome. Great food, endless sightseeing, great people. Have never had a bad day there.
by snag
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet 737s bump and grind in Ottawa
Replies: 15
Views: 4199

Re: WestJet 737s bump and grind in Ottawa

made brief contact
Isn't brief contact, just.. contact? Or is there a 5 second rule with these things if no cooties were transferred?
by snag
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Happy Birthday, You're Fired!!
Replies: 70
Views: 19420

Re: Happy Birthday, You're Fired!!

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by snag
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I know this will piss some of you off, but once again....
Replies: 10
Views: 4907

Re: I know this will piss some of you off, but once again...

Re: I know this will piss some of you off..
That's the only part that would piss anyone here off.

Good work AC. Always remember who pays our bills.
by snag
Tue May 28, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390099

Re: Air Canada Pool

News for those of you sitting in the pool or interviewing:

Due to retirements now slowing to a virtual standstill, the last 4 people have been hired for the summer. Groundschools to tentatively resume in late October.
by snag
Sat May 25, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge Callsign?
Replies: 22
Views: 9146

Re: Rouge Callsign?

Don't know. The guys I ask didn't even realize they're saying it. I'm working on it.
by snag
Fri May 24, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge Callsign?
Replies: 22
Views: 9146

Re: Rouge Callsign?

Air Canada'S

:wink:
by snag
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: YVR for New Hires
Replies: 22
Views: 7140

Re: YVR for New Hires

I believe it's just a training freeze, and no new training is required, but this is new territory.

All I can find in the contract is that if you were to switch to mainline, you couldn't switch back to the same type at LCC for 24 months.
by snag
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Recent interview calls
Replies: 18
Views: 5885

Re: Recent interview calls

nope, but it's a nice try Oh man, don't leave us all hanging. What does it say? I looked around and this is all I could find: -most likely aged 25-44 -have a College or higher education -household income above $50k -are one of any two Canadians -have at least 190 people in your network -possibly on...
by snag
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 390099

Re: Air Canada Pool

Lesson learned fellow posters:

Don't use the 'R' - word. There are people here that troll the forum for it's mere mention, and spew their diarrhea as soon as it is even murmured in any context. Please refrain.

Now back to discussing the Air Canada Pool.
by snag
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: Quick Question

Whoa there, all knowing peanut gallery... I just told the guy it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm just not one to play tourist with someone else's camera gear in the cockpit, and that has been discouraged in the past. Perhaps the term 'foreign electronics' was too complex for some of you. As an example peop...
by snag
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: Quick Question

You could always ask. Couple problems. It would reflect poorly on the professionalism of a pilot if he were to take a camera to take pictures while he should be operating the aircraft and looking after the safety of his passengers. The pictures during the non-busy portions are the same as what you c...
by snag
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Equipment Bid
Replies: 55
Views: 21640

Re: Equipment Bid

Ego? That's kinda funny. As an RP your basically like a penguin. You have wings but you can't really fly. You just proved the ego argument. I'm an RP and I love it. I miss the hands on flying, but I've already done that for a decade, and I'll get decades more. Great schedule, family time, great des...
by snag
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 6842

Re: Some Questions

The possible 777's would not be a big surprise, and may not show a surge in hiring. With the 787 now on indefinite delay, the company can not grow Rouge without replacing the 767's with something. This may be a temporary patch until Boeing starts delivering functional 787's.

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