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    WestJet 787

    From CUPE: MAINLINE: Grooming Update The Pilots’ contract which came into effect just before the holidays has caused some impact on the line directly impacting Flight Attendants. Following the advice of their own union, Pilots are completing their safety duties before "volunteering" to assist with grooming. WestJet has asked Flight Attendants to “write up” Pilots who do not "volunteer" for this work. The Pilots’ contract does not include language directing them to clean the aircraft on a complimentary basis. Flight Attendants have made it very clear to the Local 4070 Executive that they will not accept being accountable for unpaid cleaning of the company fleet on an ongoing basis. There have been little to no documented rules, contract/agreements or even informal documents by the company which identify who is responsible for, and when voluntary cleaning of the aircraft is to take place. We will start bargaining for our own contract in March. If Pilots are pressured into doing unpaid grooming, it will make it much more difficult for us to take our position forward (that the work is outside our scope and should be compensated regardless). By completing their safety duties first, our Pilots are helping us set the stage for our own battle on the issue. We urge our membership to rally together, Pilots and Cabin Crew, to ensure that the temporary setbacks we feel now, lead to success down the line. In short, we are asking the following of you: • Continue to groom as normal, until we can get the issue to the bargaining table. We cannot legally engage in job action at this time. • Please do not "write up" Pilots. That adds pressure on the Pilots to give in, which will hurt our cause down the line. • Try to work with Pilots and be united. Our interests are joined on this issue. • Let CUPE stewards know if there are conflicts with Pilots that need to be resolved. We will discuss matters with ALPA and try to resolve them amicably. Please make every effort to unite with our ALPA members, and do not help foster division even when they can’t help us clean up in the back. It is in our own best interests in the long run
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    Boarding Order - Airline Humour

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrICG1c1tWY&fbclid=IwAR1fCWA_I6vU1dOVTXcZj_MvyL57M43A-vuoZQM7l87uXvQXbMjSp_ewQkE
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    AirBus A220 News

    December's En Route magazine says Dec 2019.
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    Lion Air Down

    Reminds me of some of the Teslas that have crashed into stationary objects when using autopilot mode...
  5. "Embraer and Air Canada Sign Agreement for 45 Embraer 190s (Source: Embraer; issued Dec. 19, 2003) Embraer and Air Canada have signed a commercial proposal for the sale of 45 Embraer 190s, with the possibility of options for 45 additional Embraer 190s. Under the agreement, deliveries of the two-class configured airplanes will begin in 2005. The final contract, subject to a number of conditions, is planned for the first quarter of 2004. The firm order is valued at US$ 1.35 billion, at list price, with a potential value of more than US$ 2.7 billion if all options are exercised." List price was $30 million each, but likely paid a lot less.
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    Air Canada fined $65K

    Yes. We should wait for the child to be treated at a suitable clinic or hospital and diagnosed by a doctor before the flight can leave. Makes complete sense.
  7. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/antonov-an-225-kiev-ukraine/index.html
  8. And we thought cabin baggage was out of hand before...
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    AC To Buy Back Aeroplan?

    The market likes the news. Up over 6% this morning.
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    Ben Smith Leaving AC?

    Any guesses as to who will replace him at AC?
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    Something to Watch

    My wife bought me a ride in something like that for my birthday out of Springbank years ago. Glad it went mechanical several times before I gave up
  12. https://westjet.cupe.ca/2018/07/09/cupe-files-to-represent-westjet-flight-attendants/
  13. I thought the complaint was that the airport was blocking CUPE from canvassing?
  14. Shall we just call it Foxymoron News?