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chockalicious last won the day on November 27 2016

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  1. The Malaysian police report held back on divulging what was known about the captain, Zaharie. No one was surprised.
  2. The only thing more regular than WestJet's April fools video is the usual round of complaining about it.
  3. Maybe ATCO can throw up some trailers to be used instead of the POS ITB.
  4. FYI in case any of the WS lurkers on the board had not heard. Kevin Hollands passed away in July. Great guy who will be missed. All the ramp guys and airports people (especially in the early days) knew him as the really nice guy. Had the opportunity to get to know him a bit, first class person.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The only thing better than the WS April Fools joke is the annual hand wringing and kvetching it creates.
  11. Or it could be that they just decided to do the right thing and there is not some conspiracy.
  12. Probably more of a union issue with one member not wanting to take work from another member.
  13. CBSA still allow progressive clearance, happens in YYC and YEG.
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