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Re: Hiring?

#51 Post by ahramin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:06 pm

Some senior people have kept their YVR base from years ago so there are a few pilots based there. There have not been any positions in YVR posted for at least a decade and no temporary YVR base since 2014.
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#52 Post by TFTMB heavy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:33 pm

We received a recruitment email today, the pool must be getting low.
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#53 Post by All DAY EVERY DAY » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:00 pm

Hello All, just looking for some current info. Are there any ZED fare agreements ? What does a first year FO take home every month ? Crunching numbers here, thanks a lot in advance.

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#54 Post by TFTMB heavy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:02 am

No Zed fares. First year FO is 55 and second is 68.
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Re: Hiring?

#55 Post by fletcher » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:52 pm

Anyone know if they have started making calls for the Second in Command posting yet?
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#56 Post by Sky_Conqueror » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:37 pm

Greetings all!

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.
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#57 Post by bearitus » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:24 pm

I applied with 1700 hours and an Atpl. Currently I am an FO at a large regional. I heard back from HR saying I need at least 2000 for them to consider me but they encouraged me to apply again once I hit that target.
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#58 Post by JohnnyHotRocks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 pm

fletcher wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Anyone know if they have started making calls for the Second in Command posting yet?
Got an email for phone interview couple days ago
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#59 Post by ahramin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:07 pm

It depends. Any internal references? Have you worked in Québec? Do you speak French? Other than your jet time, any other qualifications? If you can answer yes to a couple of those I would apply right away.
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#60 Post by DanWEC » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 pm

Just curious, what's driving this current push in hiring? Expansion? Movement to AC? Anticipating Duty Regs?

Can't see a large cohort of retirees there for quite a while till the core YUL guys start retiring.

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#61 Post by TFTMB heavy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 am

DanWEC wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Just curious, what's driving this current push in hiring? Expansion? Movement to AC? Anticipating Duty Regs?

Can't see a large cohort of retirees there for quite a while till the core YUL guys start retiring.

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There is a steady stream of retirements, company is 30 years old...
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#62 Post by daedalusx » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 am

Last I've checked in was mostly YYZ positions ? Roughly how long until you're able to hold YUL ?
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#63 Post by FOD_Vacuum » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:54 am

Can 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!
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#64 Post by ahramin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:50 pm

FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:54 am
Can 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!
Air Canada has up to 16 flights a day, at least half the time they are all full and you won't get on.
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.
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Re: Hiring?

#65 Post by ahramin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:55 pm

daedalusx wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 am
Last I've checked in was mostly YYZ positions ? Roughly how long until you're able to hold YUL ?
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.
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Re: Hiring?

#66 Post by daedalusx » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:26 pm

ahramin wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:55 pm
daedalusx wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 am
Last I've checked in was mostly YYZ positions ? Roughly how long until you're able to hold YUL ?
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.
Good info! I screwed up by taking a commuting job once and not looking to make that mistake again.
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Re: Hiring?

#67 Post by frye189 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:42 am

What about WB flying? How many years to the FO spot on WB? How long does it normally take to upgrade?
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#68 Post by ahramin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:59 am

The 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.
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#69 Post by flyinhigh » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:53 pm

What is CCQ?

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The 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.
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#70 Post by andy_mtl » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:09 pm

Being ccq means being cross trained on the 330 and 320 family.

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

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