Ticket prices won't go up at all, since labour prices will drop! Don't worry about all this now, they've got plenty of time to figure out how to turn this info a depression of wages and conditions for all!
Hey, for sure TS will go to BOTL, and hell, also everyone must start at year 1 of 4 year flat because of it, that will keep everyone at AC happy right, since they had to do it to?! And also since they wouldn't run the possibility of losing of maybe 0-20 seniority numbers over their lifetime? Well, they're also going to all go on the Rouge payscale! But wait, No more B scale expansion right? Ah they'll open up the agreement and give all you guys a 2k bribe to accept it.
There you go, everyone happy right? Oh, except for the fact that since you agreed to open up the CA to allow all TS to go B scale, they also snuck in a teeny a provision that all new incoming would now lose the YOS for an upgrade, which is the majority of the salary improvement that AC has for salary over TS in the mid-term. Lowers the bar for the whole industry, but who cares right? Doesn't affect the 95% of voters, grandfathered in prior to the potential merger! Given the Jazz vote we could see that as a reality, and CR would be laughing so hard it actually worked that he pisses his Hugos.
OK now.... before I get jumped on, the preceding was all tongue-in-cheek, dripping with sarcasm, but I have a point to make.
We're all in this together guys. The state of our paychecks in Canadian Aviation are from bad deals and greedy pilots. We are in one hell of a time where we can command the WOWCON we deserve as human beings, we just have to hold strong and not take the first bad offer that could actuyally include some of the above. Let's make the best changes happen!
It would be pretty pie-in-the-sky to think we could get the best of both worlds- TS pilots get a slight hourly pay bump, and AC's Airbus and 737 fleet are suddenly working 10 days a month.
My guess it would be a little mix of the opposite. We're giving up our schedule and amazing company culture for a bit more money, and AC guys see some incoming that expands their pool, and maybe has a very marginal effect on almighty seniority.
If (And it's a big if.) TS ops get rolled into AC ops it will between 1-2 years down the road for the plans to actually hit the line. Plenty can change by then, it's all good. Safe flights all!