Westjet or Sunwing

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Westjet or Sunwing FO

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Westjet or Sunwing

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:19 pm

If you got offer from both companies, which offer for First Officer would you take and why? Specifically wondering about upgrade times and pay etc.
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by Handover » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:40 pm

Without a doubt Sunwing. Depending on experience upgrade times immediately to a couple of years.

WestJet I suspect somewhat more.

As a first year FO, I'm looking at about $90k this year all up.
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by Dizzy D » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:42 pm

If you are looking for a faster upgrade time, sunwing is probably a better place to go. As far as a career airline, personally I would be apprehensive to go to sunwing. Sunwing is a hotel/resort company that happens to operate airplanes. To the best of my knowledge, they don’t operate airplanes as efficiently as most schedules service airlines. I wouldn’t be surprised if sunwing’s accounting team decided to farm out the charter work to another company. Obviously this will not happen unless we enter a rough recession, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility.

WestJet is not immune to this kind of thing either. Many “great” airlines have come and gone in the past, and I don’t think any job is 100% safe. All I’m saying is if I were in a position to choose between the two airlines, I wouldn’t choose sunwing.
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by munzil » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:41 pm

Dizzy D wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:42 pm
If you are looking for a faster upgrade time, sunwing is probably a better place to go.
Probably?? What are the upgrade times at WestJet?

Sunwing is 49% owned by Tui. A company almost ten times the size of WestJet. I know where I'd place my bets as to who is going to last longer. WestJet seems like a gong show these days
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by daedalusx » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:23 pm

Sunwing 100%
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by snowcone » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:30 pm

West jet is much more diversified incase on an economic downturn.

Sunwing transports one type of passenger for one purpose to a limited set of destinations.

Think of where you want to be siting in the next down turn.
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by Inverted2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:27 pm

Sunwing. If you go to WJ you might get “Swooped”. Plus you’ll get perpetually bumped down the list by the Encore folks. I don’t know what the time to a left seat at WJ would be but I bet it’s a very long time.
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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by trey kule » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:56 am

I think you should contact both HR departments and schedule a meeting between yourself and them. Clarify the benefits of them employing yourself, and open the bidding.

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Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm

Inverted2 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Sunwing. If you go to WJ you might get “Swooped”. Plus you’ll get perpetually bumped down the list by the Encore folks. I don’t know what the time to a left seat at WJ would be but I bet it’s a very long time.
You are wrong. On the application is specifically asks would you go to Swoop, mainline or both. They respect your decision in the interview.
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