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  1. Westjet bumps cycling team..

    Gabor has a Facebook page that is nothing g but bitching about airlines, some issues legit, some not. I enjoy the circle jerk here to take shots at WS. Usually most airline employees sort of stick somewhat together and try to understand what happend or have empathy instead of the pile on.
  2. WestJet to launch ULCC???

    New Leaf is proving that people will eat a crap sandwich to save a dollar. Still lots of people at WS who remember Jetsgo and what that did to the business, flight passes for profit share, reduced margins, etc. A well funded ULCC with good operations will severely screw with both carriers.
  3. WestJet to launch ULCC???

    Couple things I found interesting with this. Clive is rarely quoted in the media on the business anymore. By having the first person quoted be Clive instead of Gregg it is a deliberate tactic to sell this internally. Clive is still pretty much universally beloved, Gregg universally respected. Lots of internal chatter on the front line about how this is great and that this is like Encore part 2. I don't think the realization is there yet that this is designed to undercut the cost of their labor as well. I don't see how they can operationally have the same people check in for both airlines. The guest confusion on what service they would be getting and what fee structure could be a bit of a customer service nightmare. Release says they are negotiating with pilots. This says to me that there will be new crop of FA being hired on the higher density aircraft. I don't see how this works unless you really cleave it off from the mothership and have a whole new staff with lower expectations, no ESP, no profit share, etc.I don't think you can even have the WS name attached to it. I think it will also extend to service recovery and employee empowerment, no picking up the hotel on weather delays, no front line agent cutting a break on re-accomodation, wouldn't surprise me to see contracted out Canadian staff either.
  4. Good luck to those working in WS Air Supply

    I would imagine that all of the agents in YYC will be offered spots on the ramp. All of the other bases may he able to absorb agents in to a CSA role if needed but not sure the same skill set lines up. There will be a handful of managers displaced, hopefully spots found for them as well.
  5. If any of you folks are on here hope you land on your feet into something good. WS is contracting out their catering for those who don't know what Air Supply is.
  6. WJ..April Fools a Day Early

    The only thing better than the WS April Fools joke is the annual hand wringing and kvetching it creates.
  7. Aerial Delivery of Ice for Calgary Home

    Or it could be that they just decided to do the right thing and there is not some conspiracy.
  8. Probably more of a union issue with one member not wanting to take work from another member.
  10. Air Transat 2017 transatlantic flight program

    CBSA still allow progressive clearance, happens in YYC and YEG.
  11. Millenial Question

    As funny in 2016 as it was in 2006.
  12. Millenial Question

    Could not agree with this more. WS is in love with the guy and his "power of why." Ask some folks at the head shed about all the Simon Sinek they have had to watch. He has marketed himself with TED Talks as some sort of marketing guru. I do not question his intelligence at all, just the slurping of everything the guys says as gospel.
  13. For Chock---Some Aviation Relevance

    100K for 90 feet would by nothing bug a POS. I had thought all vessels in FLA are supposed to have registered markings whether a sport fishing boat or Jet Ski. If some are determined to think that Castro lived humbly to fulfill a preconceived notion that is fine by me.
  14. For Chock---Some Aviation Relevance

    Nice come no reg markings on them? Fidel didnt have to dream, his yacht dwarfed all those in the pics.
  15. Castro Dead

    Hi UD I will bow out of this one at this point but Forbes has had Castro on their Billionaires list for years. Unsure why you are determined to portray Castro as living a life of humility when by all appearances he did not. As with most political message board arguments I don't think either of us will change the other's mind.