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by 47north
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35209

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Just heard from a reliable source that capacity cuts will be formally announced this week and there will be some Jazz aircraft parked in the short term. Just a guess, but I doubt we will see layoffs at least in the short term. The extra pilots will be carried in the hope the downturn will be short l...
by 47north
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35209

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

If anyone things this isn’t going to affect Canadian carriers they haven’t been paying attention:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/united- ... break.html
by 47north
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Classic Dash replacement??
Replies: 83
Views: 16414

Re: Classic Dash replacement??

dhc# wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:57 am
How much longer will Jazz keep the -100s flying out west...anyone got an update ?
All -100s will be gone from Jazz by May 1st. -300s moving west to replace the -100s.
by 47north
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 6005

Re: Westjet Delta JV

[/quote] You're nuts if you think a well organized pilot group like those at Delta are going to let WestJet siphon off long haul feed. WestJet expansion at the cost of Delta jobs just isn't going to happen. Dream big though. :rolleyes: They're way to savy for that. DP. [/quote] I would agree. Ask an...
by 47north
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 337
Views: 26941

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I don’t think there will be any non LTC captains signing up to do free PICUS. Captain Kirk will! In all seriousness though, they’ll have more than enough guys volunteer. People want to help the young ones exit this dump Dump? Seriously? If you think it is that bad then please just leave. We don't n...
by 47north
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

[quote=whipline post_id=1097446 time=1575730685 user_id=4159 I worked at Georgian, albeit not on the caravan but my experience was definitely a much different one from what’s being said. [/quote] Not the same story that the former AGN pilots are saying as they come to Jazz. The fact that most of the...
by 47north
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 50
Views: 15995

Re: Georgian AD

My prediction is Encore BUYS ggn, merges it together and now they've got some regional jet and CRJ experience. Then they'll dump the 100s and put in an order for the "CRJ900neo" That won't happen. Bombardier is ending production on the CRJ 900 in 2020 after the current orders are completed. It is g...
by 47north
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11184

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

You're all missing the point: SR pays $8/hr more than the new contract. I think you’re missing the point. At the end of the month, who takes home more money, per diems and pensions? I’m guessing a Jazz pilot. And before someone chimes in and says per diems aren’t compensation, they are. The per die...
by 47north
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11184

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

When a company forces or pressures an employee group into the concessions (a/b scale contract) then also a ultra long term under paid contract, that company surrenders all ability to complain about people leaving. Probably why it’s the Jazz koolaid drinkers doing the complaining and not even the co...
by 47north
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11184

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

goingnowherefast wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:17 am
Jazz has a hidden bond in the form of suppressed pay for the first few years. Everybody "pays" this indirectly.
How exactly is that a bond? You can leave whenever you like.
by 47north
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 9806

Re: Pilot shortage State side

Why not Mesa? Just curious. They have flow to United. Same with Envoy lower starting pay than some others but guaranteed flow to American (roughly 5 years they say right now) They have a history of treating their pilots, and employees poorly. Many pilots have left there in a lateral move to Endeavo...
by 47north
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 9806

Re: Pilot shortage State side

If you want to work in the US, Mesa should definitely not be your first choice.
by 47north
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 15903

Re: Bid 2019

Apparently the next three classes will be 20 each and then dropping back to 16 per class after that for a while.

There will definitely be new hire classes in April and May.
by 47north
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 6582

Re: Esop reduction..

I don’t know how many bloody times this has to be explained, but here goes again: YYCjetdriver I assume you work for a carrier that owns its Flying? Like probably WestJet? Well in that case your Pilots would be well advised to not sign a long term contract - keep the terms as short as possible. How...
by 47north
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 6582

Re: Esop reduction..

Allowing representatives to negotiate a record 17 year contract while knowing full well they only had to endure months of set contract. This blows my mind. Not to mention the fact it’s fair to assume their number 1 priority during the negotiations would have nothing to do with the well being of the...
by 47north
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 6582

Re: Esop reduction..

Little bird told me there is going to be at least 1 vacancy on the negotiating committee.... Man-up and volunteer,.... you got my vote. 58 We don't vote on the negotiating committee sadly... I'm pretty sure two of them are off to AC now though and I wish them all the best. Allowing representatives ...
by 47north
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Interview Callback
Replies: 62
Views: 10168

Re: Interview Callback

[/quote] Hiring department Busy for awhile, I'm getting tired of pulling the power back to screw up the jazz flights following me in. Loved not long ago when I took extra time after getting in position for t/o to make a jazz dash having to go around hahaha. [/quote] Seriously? And you consider your ...
by 47north
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 6582

Re: Esop reduction..

Malfunction wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Employee esop is being reduced from 60% to 25%. Well what's the point anymore?
Not for the pilots. Still 60% as per the MOS.
by 47north
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 44524

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Gino Under wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm

Can we get a round of applause for SMS?

Gino Under
SMS works well at most 705 carriers in Canada and very well at Jazz where I beilieve you work Gino. Many other countries, including the ASAP programs in the US are not as evolved as we are in Canada in this regard.
by 47north
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 44524

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Wow.....talk about an over-reaction from almost everybody. It's the herd mentality at it's worst. It's now all about optics. If everyone else is doing it - you cant hold out forever. Of course - now you have joe blow public all in a tizzy and not wanting to fly on the Max. There has to be a worldwi...
by 47north
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 88228

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

AlbatrossFeather wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:13 am
Tnx for all updates. But I would like to ask one more q.

any decision on May GS?

Tnx
Looks like Jazz will be running at least a course a month for the rest of the year.
by 47north
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 15903

Re: Bid 2019

Question for any Ggn pilots. There seems to be a fair number of pilots from Ggn on the combined seniority list when the bid was posted that don't appear on the published results.

Did some pilots pull their names and elect to stay at Ggn or flow directly to AC?
by 47north
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 15903

Re: Bid 2019

Babar350 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:01 pm
47north wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Bid is out. Some pretty junior Captains in there. Looks like upgrades under 12 months now.
On every bases or a specific one and specific equipment?
YUL Dash and Q400. YYZ Dash 8 and YVR Q400 went junior too.
by 47north
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 15903

Re: Bid 2019

Bid is out. Some pretty junior Captains in there. Looks like upgrades under 12 months now.

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