This tactic looks familiar. If by "injections" you mean 'pick your barrel and check your sock thread count, you are right. Will the pilots be pressured into making the 'right' decision? Likely. Will the upcoming survey be called a 'vote' again? Likely. How long until the cards come out? Not soon enough.snag wrote:It's tentative agreement time: Prepare the injections.
This exact public pressure tactic has been done before. No? Take a look here. http://calgaryherald.com/business/westj ... attendants
The flight attendants stood up, collectively, and said no to a bad deal. We will soon see if the pilots will do the same. It's about time that the force-feeding of bad food was stopped.
Let the games begin.CALGARY, Dec. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that its 1,380 pilots have voted in favour of the company's plans to expand its successful wide-body operations. Such approval is required under the airline's agreement with the WestJet Pilots Association.
"Our long-haul, wide-body flights to Hawaii and London (Gatwick) have brought low fares and more choices to hundreds of thousands of guests, reinforcing our position as Canada's low-fare leader," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet CEO. "This agreement reflects the collaborative relationship we have with the WestJet Pilots Association (WJPA) and now allows us to proceed with plans to expand our wide-body operations to new destinations in the future. We will now turn our attention to acquiring additional wide-body aircraft to satisfy the demand for our low fares."
WestJet currently operates four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in its winter schedule on non-stop routes to London (Gatwick) from Toronto and Calgary; to Hawaii from Edmonton and Calgary; and on select transcontinental routes including between Toronto and Calgary.
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Two Oneworld codeshare partners now. I wonder if it is coincidence or not. Interesting to see if the trend continues with AMR, JAL, Qantus, or LATAM
http://www.straight.com/life/766976/wes ... id-october
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ai ... 43726.html
That isn't possible until SouthWest finishes their reservation system upgrade to Amadeus Altea, which is not without it's challenges. The only codeshare capabilities they have had to this point are limited to the ex AirTran operations, not their core operatiosn with the Cowboy reservation system. This limitation was a core reason for abandoning the anticipated WS-WN codeshare in 2010.yycinformer wrote:Still waiting on the full out alliance with Southwest so we can see DL, AA, UA, B6, and AC lose their minds!
As is normal in the industry, all WestJet employees, their spouses and (depending on carrier) their closest family members have standby travel available on many other airlines, to pretty well any country in the world.Jean-Pierre wrote:Do Westjet pilot have any agreements with any other carriers for discount travel for them and their family? Thank you.