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  1. A slightly different view from Harry’s. https://airpassengerrights.ca/en/covid19/westjet-s-explanation-rings-hollow
  2. Anyone have a subscription that can see what the article says? https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/westjet-delta-submit-revised-jv-application
  3. I don’t know this group but they have done a pretty deep assessment of the pilot shortage. https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2021/mar/after-covid-19-aviation-faces-a-pilot-shortage.html
  4. According to Ed yesterday WJ has declined these slots as they were for 1 season only with no guarantee after the summer.
  5. Yes it was part of the original layoff plans.
  6. Here they talk about how negotiations will start as well. https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5835953
  7. Where did you read about the RNP restriction? Is it Canada or other country specific? Too many documents to filter through to find that one detail. Thanks.
  8. JV With Delta is done. https://blog.westjet.com/update-on-westjet-delta-joint-venture/?sm_cid=social:ws-world:delta-joint-venture:ed-linkedin
  9. https://westernaviationnews.com/2020/10/25/westjet-pilots-picket-swoops-winter-expansion/?amp
  10. Here is the document. https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2020-10/Delta WestJet Show Cause Order 2020-10-13.pdf
  11. Video here showing some smoke at the site. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/22/pakistan-passenger-plane-crashes-near-karachi
  12. I’m 15 years with WJ and I got my layoff notice for June 1.
  13. They provided options to leave in each department. Some had more options than others. Early retirement, VLOA or Zero work pay etc. The pilots were offered the something similar before the MOA was agreed to.
  14. From the flight aware profile they got as low as 900ft.
  15. apparently not a cargo door blow out https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-777xs-fuselage-split-dramatically-during-september-stress-test/?utm_content=bufferb631c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_tw_m&fbclid=IwAR1a_JH851nwhPY3tldNnJfdjnwUXbce_NFPj6ttBQYQCLUViHcU3AmqitU
  16. If you look hard enough you’ll find something somewhere. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/1-500-payout-over-drinking-fountains-with-english-language-buttons-1.4698116 The Federal Court has ordered the Senate to pay a Montreal-area man $1,500 in compensation after he complained that his language rights were violated by the drinking fountains with English-language push-button labels he encountered on Parliament Hill. In a judgment delivered Thursday, Federal Court Justice Luc Martineau ruled the Senate of Canada failed to meet its obligations under the Official Languages Act because its drinking fountains had metal buttons embossed with the English word “PUSH.” Advertisement Some of the fountains in the Parliament Hill building also included the equivalent word in Braille, but none of them had the French word “POUSSEZ.” On Sept. 26, 2016, Michel Thibodeau filed a complaint against the Senate after working in different buildings on Parliament Hill as a public servant from 1997. Thibodeau said he felt “like a second-class citizen compared to Anglophones, who had signage in the language of choice” when he passed the unilingual drinking fountains in the hallways of the East Block. In response to the complaint, signs with the text “To activate the water fountain, please push the button” and “Pour activer la fontaine d’eau veuillez appuyer sur le bouton” were installed above the drinking fountains in East Block. Richard Denis, the acting clerk of the Senate, also sent Thibodeau a letter thanking him for bringing the situation to their attention and expressing his “sincere regret.” Despite these steps, Martineau judged that the signage above the fountains did not fulfill the Senate’s obligations under the languages act because there was not “substantive equality” between the two languages. RELATED STORIES Air Canada ordered to pay $21K to two francophones over language violations B.C. man has a right to trial in French, Supreme Court says Anglos, francophones join forces on minority language rights after 'a bad year' The judge agreed with Thibodeau’s position that he would have “no legal reason to complain if a bilingual self-adhesive label with the words “PUSH” and “POUSSEZ” was placed on the button of each unilingual fountain or if the English word “PUSH” was covered up with a thick enough self-adhesive label.” Martineau said English was still “predominant” because the fountains still had the buttons embossed with the word “PUSH” on them and no French equivalent. As a result, Thibodeau was awarded $1,500 in damages and his $700 court costs were covered. Because the Parliamentary buildings are currently undergoing restorations, Martineau expressed hope that his judgment will encourage planners to replace the unilingual drinking fountains with bilingual ones. It’s not the first time the Federal Court has ruled in Thibodeau’s favour. In August, Michel Thibodeau and Lynda Thibodeau were awarded $21,000 for having their language rights violated by Air Canada because their planes’ emergency exit door signs were in English only or the English font was larger than the French font. They also complained the seatbelts were engraved with the word “lift” only. In 2016, the Thibodeaus filed 22 complaints for offences under the Official Languages Act. With files from The Canadian Press
  17. WJ has some in YVR, YLW, YEG, YYC, YYZ, YHM that I have seen. Possibly more in other places.
  18. I’m glad they were able to safely land back at the YXX airport.
  19. According to the customer agent our bags are right in with the delta carousels. We were at gate D9A today.
  20. I’m not sure of that. I’ll try to find out. I did the flight there yesterday and doing it again today.
  21. Right in the heart of Delta gates today.
  22. Pilots are not impacted at this point. I hope it stays that way for the ones who are in it.
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