Jumpy

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  1. That actually looks pretty respectable for a new type operating a tight schedule to a new destination....
  2. If it wasn't for the napkin you would never guess...;) https://mobile.twitter.com/simpliflying/status/722789737916985344
  3. Has WestJet ever had a major project go without delays? Air-res, LiveTV, etc....What they do well is recovering from these issues and getting a product which is successful. This delay is no different than any other and you have to look at the history to see that those making a big deal of this delay aren't looking at the big picture. Now waiting for those surprised by the inevitable long irrop delay with a one aircraft fleet.
  4. Looks like the flaps are up which would lead me to speculate it wasn't flight deck initiated.
  5. He must work a great deal of overtime and is certainly not indicative of the average. Many pilots on both side of the debate are wondering where that number came from.
  6. Unfortunately we haven't seen experienced pilots leaving in droves from AC and WJ which would affect "retention compensation". It may affect starting wages but until the supply and demand impacts those higher up, wages will continue to come under pressure. The grim reality is airfares haven't kept up with inflation for decades and the profit margins are still being maintained by cuts to employee costs, service and third party contracts.
  7. Over the past 12 years, this will be at least the fourth attempt by AC to break into the YXX market. This time with a similar product to both Barney Jet and Zip...I guess they figure the low hanging fruit is worth another try. Interesting...
  8. Bean, is there a precedent that you know of with raising funds for an airline startup through IPO? Seems to me that they may get some investors looking to make a quick buck but not investors that will stick around through the startup challenges. How do they even price this with only a business model in a sector with a strong history of failure. On another note I see they've switched to Boeing. More pilots trained on that in Canada I suppose.
  9. Sadly with so many retirements in North America coming, the water cannon fire-fighter will become a full time job... Great video by the way and an amazing career.
  10. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1421560/media-advisory-westjet-to-make-new-destination-announcement
  11. Was this on a revenue flight? Are there rules about formation flying with passengers onboard? Seems somewhat risky for a "photo opportunity".
  12. Maybe the new ULCC will fly Ryanair style YVR to Toronto (Buffallo)....close enough?
  13. Confirmed lost contact by Malaysian on Twitter.
  14. Interfax reporting that a MAS 777 has crashed near the Russian/Ukrainian border.
  15. Wow....brinksmanship or a sad play on the state of the US Airline Industry; http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_talk/2014/05/with-american-parking-regional-aircraft-envoy-will-need-47-percent-fewer-pilots.html