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Everything posted by ng78

  1. You really think that ALPA was the reason Canada 3000 shut down? Even the most anti-union types can't be that naive, or they certainly don't know their history.
  2. Yeah Porter was able to secure a loan using their owned airplanes as collateral. As far as I know though, their employees remain laid off and they are not participating in the wage subsidy.
  3. So far the airlines that are participating in this program are still operating, even if at a much reduced capacity. It will be interesting to see if Air Transat, Sunwing or Porter participate, or if they don't whether being completely shut down hinders them from doing so.
  4. That's fair, thanks rudder and good luck to all!
  5. A Canadian one? I'm curious what's floating out there, lots of rumours
  6. In fairness the Liberals have put effort into this matter, although the results are yet to be seen. There isn't a clear answer I'm afraid.
  7. I have read numerous times that $60/barrel is the break-even point for our oil, however true that may be. Having said that, your response aligns with what I've been thinking too, lack of investment in infrastructure and political/environmental pressures. It would be nice to see progress for everybody's sake.
  8. Honest question, is the situation in Alberta more to do with the price of oil being too low for it to be profitable, or is it due to government policy? And if it is government policy, did the Liberals do that much damage in the last four years or were there underlying issues while Harper was in power?
  9. I can't believe that any rational Canadian working at an airline with contract negotiations coming up can think that the Conservative government with the likes of Lisa Raitt is the rational choice. It's ridiculous. I'm with Boester, it's time for a minority government and I don't care which one gets it. They all suck right now.
  10. That's the obvious direct answer, but there are serious implications regarding that. It's unfortunate for all involved, and hopefully the additional funding is sourced this weekend.
  11. Very sad to see this development. Also, I wonder what the implications are for Air Transat? I believe they are supposed to get 10 A320/A321's this winter from TCX, and also send 4 A330's to TCX.
  12. The headline said "initially" ... which is accurate. They did in fact initially follow the procedure, but by turning the switches on again they then deviated from that procedure
  13. Seems like an accurate headline to me. It also seems very puzzling why they wouldn't simply manually trim the airplane afterwards
  14. Thanks, I wasn't aware of that
  15. Actually the award from Kaplan said "Swoop will not operate the Boeing 787 series aircraft". The award also says that additional aircraft may be added to Swoop's Initial Fleet Size (30 aircraft) at a 1:1 ratio of narrow body aircraft for every narrow body aircraft added to Westjet above their own baseline fleet and 1:1 for ratio as well for any wide body aircraft added to the Westjet baseline fleet, and 1:2 for every wide body aircraft added to Westjet above the baseline fleet, two narrow bodies may be added to the Swoop fleet. As such I wouldn't be shocked to see the 767's at Swoop with that in mind.
  16. Some A330's are being replaced by these A321NEO LR's. Nice airplane, but that's a big decrease in capacity and capability.
  17. It's also sad to see Mr. Sugar downplay the role of cargo pilots, insinuating that they shouldn't fall under the same rules as passenger pilots. I wouldn't want to work for somebody like that.
  18. http://archive-server.liveatc.net/cyyz/CYYZ-Apron-Jan-05-2018-2300Z.mp3 Start listening after the 16 minute mark
  19. Extending YTZ would have been a huge cost to the government, probably for very little return. I'd love to see CS100's at YTZ, but it was probably the right decision. Credit to Porter though, they seem to be responding positively to the changing pilot market.
  20. Give me one of these split duty periods any day, where I do two short legs with a good rest period in between, all within one continuous duty period, than a nasty 14 or augmented 15 hour red-eye.
  21. You are confusing a split duty day with an extended duty day
  22. This was a split duty day, in which flight duty time may be extended by one-half the length of the rest period to a maximum of three hours
  23. J.O. let's face it, our jobs are always the hardest, we are never paid enough, and everybody else always has it easy and they are over paid.
  24. Star Alliance needs space, so Sunwing and others get the boot to T3.
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