My strong apologies with a stupid question to follow. Since we all know how much the industry has changed and we do indeed see the so-awaited shortage. I’m curious to know how flexible AT is with their required experience. Is the 2000 hours minimum a hard requirement even if you you have considerable jet time but not the required hours? Many carriers have lowered their experience level so I was wondering what AT’s views on that was. Thanks guys.
Can't see a large cohort of retirees there for quite a while till the core YUL guys start retiring.
There is a steady stream of retirements, company is 30 years old...
Air Canada has up to 16 flights a day, at least half the time they are all full and you won't get on.FOD_Vacuum wrote: ↑Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:54 amCan anyone shed some light on commuting from Vancouver-specifically if they do block days together for a commuter type schedule? I would prefer to stay on the West Coast but want to make AT my next goal. Any input on current AT commuters living on the West Coast would be appreciated. PM me also if you like-thanks!
Westjet has up to 9 flights a day, most of the time there is room.
AT has a flight every day in the summer, winter hit and miss. Flights are usually full but you can jumpseat.
Schedule is seniority bid. If you are at the top of the list, you can pick and choose whatever schedule you want. If you are at the bottom of the list you get whatever is left over. In the summer it's mostly 4-6 day pairings, expect to do 4 of them per month spread out over the month so of your 12 days off you can expect to spend at least 4 of them traveling to and from YYZ. In the winter there is a mix of Europe pairings, domestic pairings, and turns from YYZ. At the bottom of the list you can expect a 8-12 turns a month spread out over the month so going back and forth between YVR-YYZ becomes problematic. Do you spend a day traveling home and back just to have a day at home or do you just spend 2 days in YYZ. Anyone in the bottom half of the list can expect to be reserve one month out of every 2 or 3 which means you will need to be sitting in YYZ for 18-19 days in the month. Bid AM reserve so that you only lose a day at the beginning of each period instead of at both ends.
If you want to make AT your goal, a move to YUL or at least YYZ would be in your best interest. If you want to stay on the West Coast, choosing the only international airline in Canada that does not have a YVR base would not be in your best interest, there are much better options.
Widely variable. In some classes it's under 2 years, others over 5. Then you have to bid back to YYZ for an upgrade. I would guess anyone coming on property today should be prepared to spend at least 50% of their career commuting to YYZ.
ahramin wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:59 amThe majority of new hires are WB from day one. WB/NB positions are determined as per the company requirements at time of hire. It's flat pay for the first 2 years anyway. Within 2 years most of the company will be CCQ and therefore flying a mix of WB/NB each month.
I started in august on the 330 , but i m already marked down as 330 320 so i d assume in the next fall i will train on the 321