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  1. anonymous

    Where is Bean ?

    Go to the avcanada westjet subforum.....he is posting there as “aerobod”
  2. YUL- YQB completely... reducing service between Toronto and Los Angeles, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Ariz., Aruba, Belize, Huatulco and Liberia, Vancouver and Alberta cities Edmonton and Calgary, between Calgary and Denver, Edmonton and Phoenix along with Winnipeg and Palm Springs, Calif, Halifax and St. John's and to Sydney, Vancouver and Fort St. John, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Palm Springs. It will cancel service between the Nova Scotia capital and Deer Lake, NL, and winter flights between Edmonton and Ottawa that will resume next summer, also cancelling all service to Mexico City, that will affect both Calgary and Vancouver. However, travel is still possible through its codeshare partner Aeromexico.
  3. anonymous

    Question for AC mech types

    Favourable winds perhaps
  4. wait for it... Innovative 2 x 2 seating....yep, never heard of that on a 737 or 320
  5. I'm not sure if that was a rhetorical question or not.... The reason I suspect is that for about 15 years WJ (as a corporation) and WJ employees took delight in kicking the shins of AC, AC employees and other carriers as well. It probably took longer than most thought, but WJ is now just another legacy type carrier. They abandoned their low cost model and they have chosen to fight with their empowered and engaged employees, they are going to have 3 a/c types at mainline, they started a regional carrier and now started a tier 3 carrier....they started an airline-within-an-airline (well they didn't want to but those darn Canadian labour laws!)...They are going international with 787s, they are going to have a business class... They are now unionized in the pilot shop, FAs soon following, They have had significant turnover in their senior leadership.... I am willing to bet that 10 years ago, if anyone had suggested one of those events happening in the next 10 years, WJ employees would have laughed it off.... So when these predictable events occur, people outside the WJ bubble just have to wonder why the WJ people couldn't see this coming.
  6. Your point(s) are very valid....there has been a huge change in corporate culture at WJ...I suspect it started 10 years ago or so and now the corporation pays lip-service to the values that they once promoted. The veneer of the old culture is there, but scratch too deeply and you'll see just another corporation that is indistinguishable from any other. One only has to watch the recently-made-public video from 2014 where the founding father, CB, demonstrated his self-described "toned-down" hatred and contempt he held unions (and employee groups that challenged senior management)...it's almost sad to see a company fall so far from it's roots.
  7. VANCOUVER—On Friday, Mandalena Lewis returned to her former workplace at Vancouver International Airport, with the goal of raising awareness of sexual harassment toward flight attendants and other women working in the airline industry. The former flight attendant initially set up shop inside the airport to hand out pamphlets about her campaign, #youcrewandmetoo — but was asked by security to move outside the building. Mandalena Lewis, a former WestJet employee, is leading a campaign called #youcrewandmetoo, which aims to support flight attendants who have experienced sexual harassment. (CHERISE SEUCHARAN / STARMETRO) “What I’m doing here is showing up, I’m here to show solidarity because I don’t think anyone from the airline industry has stood up to what’s going on. I’m not afraid,” Lewis said. “I just feel like now is the right time to be doing this ... enough is enough.” Lewis is currently involved in a proposed class action lawsuit against her former employer WestJet, which she said has failed to implement an anti-harassment programs after she told the company she was sexually assaulted by a pilot in 2010. WestJet’s appeal to strike the claim was denied in late 2017, with the next appeal set for 2019. WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart declined to comment on the issue due to it being a matter before the courts. But Lewis said that after coming out with her story publicly, many more women from different airlines have contacted her to share similar stories of sexual harassment and assault, including women who she said were raped by the same pilot who she said targeted her. “It’s incredibly alarming, I have women coming forwarding from Qantas, Alaska Airlines, Skywest ... It can get overwhelming,” Lewis said. In March, the Air Canada component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees filed a human rights complaint against the airline, alleging ongoing discrimination and harassment of flight attendants. Lewis said that a lot of the harassment was due to an industry that prioritizes the needs of pilots over flight attendants. “The culture is incredibly toxic, the fear is rampant. Pilots are more expensive to train, to get rid of, and frankly it’s less expensive to hire a flight attendant ... we’re disposable, frankly speaking.” Maria Paredes, an anti-violence worker at Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, was there to support Lewis and said that coming out about sexual harassment in a workplace setting can be especially challenging. “Often women fear to speak to employers about sexual harassment because often there are repercussions, they are fired or not believed,” she said. “We are here to say we are not alone as women.”
  8. anonymous

    Westjet and YSB

    I thought Westjet was a low cost airline and it stimulated traffic with it's low fares???
  9. anonymous

    Westjet and YSB

    WestJet pulling service out of Sudbury Airline says lack of demand left aircrafts operating with ‘half of the seats empty’ WestJet is cancelling its service for a second time in Sudbury. In 2003, WestJet pulled its services from the Greater Sudbury Airport, citing weak demand and high government taxes. The airline returned to the city in in February 2017. Now, the airline says it will offer its last flight from the Sudbury Airport on Oct. 27, 2018. Airport CEO Todd Tripp says he was surprised to hear of WestJet's decision. He says he will meet with WestJet officials this week to get more information. "I have no reasons at all yet," he said. "The Greater Sudbury Airport has experienced significant traffic growth in 2017 and it has continued into 2018." Tripp adds work is being done to mitigate any negative impact on travellers. 'Weak demand' "Although the situation is not something we projected, we will continue to service our customers and travellers with our current airlines," he said. "For us, it's business as usual until the end of October and at that point, we will maybe have something else in place or maybe WestJet will still be here." In a statement to CBC Sudbury, WestJet said the decision was made to end service in Sudbury due to weak demand. "WestJet bases our service on supply and demand and we review our schedule on a regular basis to ensure we are meeting both guests' and the company's' needs," Lauren Stewart with the company said. "Unfortunately demand did not pick up sufficiently over the last 16 months. This lack of demand consistently left our aircraft operating with more than half of the seats empty."
  10. anonymous

    Degrees True vs Magnetic

    Updating MagVar tables in the IRUs is expensive and differences between charted procedures and FMC generated legs grows over time. Eventually the difference is great enough that one can't fly certain procedures (eg RNAV) in older airplanes (eg 1st generation A320s)...the only reason we used magnetic is because that's all that was available...there's no reason now. But then again, we could also use plain english in METARS and Forecasts instead of obscure code - as young RCAF pilot trainees, we were told that they had to use codes to shorten the transmission bandwidth in the old teletype days...no more reason for that as far as I can see.
  11. anonymous

    WestJet flight in Sint Maarten

    in a company statement..press release...
  12. anonymous

    WestJet flight in Sint Maarten

    I meant outside of the report....
  13. anonymous

    WestJet flight in Sint Maarten

    Does the airline involved have a statement with regards to the finding of the investigation?
  14. anonymous

    WestJet flight in Sint Maarten

    I guess this was as close to a CFIT as one can get...funny how this was dismissed as a story....until the report came out....
  15. anonymous

    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Geez, I'm pretty sure I heard that in 2011/12 when Rouge was being floated at AC....these CEO need to get new press release writers.