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  1. Another oldie but a goodie, got me again. lol?
  2. oooh you got me real good there S. Instead of being an internet troll why not just enjoy what you have instead of trying to bring others down. Internet troll: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topicmessages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.
  3. MD2, while you’re throwing stones and being a bit of a jack**, don’t forget that WJ was at least partially built on corporate espionage.
  4. Does a 24+ hr layover count as a day worked at WJ towards the monthly maximum days worked? ie. a 3 day pairing, departing home and arriving destination on a Monday, hotel all day Tuesday and home on Wednesday. Is this considered 2 or 3 days at work?
  5. Looks pretty real to me. I would guess around 50’ or less.
  6. Rouge aircraft get the same ground service as mainline aircraft.
  7. Ultimately BW and the MEC/NC at the time that came up with TA1 needs to accept a great deal of responsibility.
  8. This is a major part of the problem as far as the pilots are concerned. We are essentially "married" to this corporation. As a pilot if I want to live in Canada and make a living as a pilot then I am going to have to stick it out and hope for the best. If I were to go elsewhere within Canada then I would be starting out at the bottom again and this is not financially feasible for me or most other AC pilots. By the time a pilot reaches air Canada they have usually been with a few a few companies and this can mean going to the bottom pay scale each time in order to get the experience to get to AC. The Corp. knows that we are tied to this company and they have been exploiting that fact for 10 years to find out how low we will go before they find people start to leave for greener pastures. I think they have found that bottom.
  9. This happens all of the time on the short transborder embraer flights. People have to pay for checked bags. Consequently nobody checks any bags. Some bring two large carry-on bags. Not enough room for all of the bags, even at 65% full, so some bags have to go in the belly. All of this delays the flight, and sand bags are still required. The extra weight from the sand bags costs money in the form of fuel. The power point probably looked great in the boardroom but in reality it pisses passengers off and probably does not generate very much extra revenue (at least on the shorter flights. ORD, BOS, LGA etc..).
  10. The IAM action got the "slow clap" suspended workers back on the job. They did the same thing a few years back as well with the same results and a senior manager ended up being fired. There is a bit of a pattern here. Change begins at the top.
  11. It seems that management have been open to these "back-channel" discussions only after the 13th. Prior to this the union was turned away every time. There have been a few wildcat or illegal job actions at AC recently and each seems to have had the desired result in that a suspension has been overturned or negotiations have resumed. It's a shame that it takes this type of action to get a result. I'm hopefull for this round of negots but given managements stonewalling in the last round, their attempted lock-out and turning to the government to do their dirty work, I'm not overly optimistic.
  12. I hope the effort is genuine with both parties. I do however find it very telling of Air Canada management that they only seem to respond to illegal job action.
  13. Based on the result of the withdrawal of goodwill by most of the air canada pilots, and the result that has had on day to day operations, if I were in Rovinescu's shoes then I'd try to negotiate. That is of course if he and his bunch actually had Air Canada's best interests in mind. By goodwill I mean pilots coming in on their day off and going the "extra mile" to help out. The corporation has needed this to keep things on the rails.
  14. Just pointing out the differences between airlines that are profitable and those that are not. Compare westjet pilot salaries to those of of an AC A320 pilot and you won't find much difference. The same is not true for unskilled labour, and I'll give you 1000:1 odds that Westjet's regional airline will cost significantly less per ASM than what AC pays to jazz.