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  1. WestJet 737 Max

    Centre seats blocked for "Premium" I suppose.
  2. Employee Travel a Taxable Benefit?

    Airlines have said in the past, in response to taxing pass travel, that if that empty seat has a taxable value they should be able to write it off as a loss when it goes empty.
  3. Nice first post <heavy sarcasm font>... AC is doing great, but the pilots are going the other direction... Is that you Ed?
  4. It sounds like it's your leave that you are giving up to get the bonus? If so I'd want to be paid forthwith.
  5. All these perfect boarding scenarios are BS. There's always someone not at the gate or confused or in the bathroom or trying to change their seat assignment or not having ID ready or in tree wrong line or in the wrong seat or with too many bags or too big bags or wanting to come up and talk to their friend in row 12 after they got to the back in row 28 or can't find a spot for their bags in the front or or or... These tests are best case scenario and unrealistic. They have everyone ready, with minimal bags, with no issues... Anyway - VanZetter is right - This isn't about AC's boarding system, which I have used hundreds of times as a passenger and seems fine to me. This is about a news organization seeking to create content with the purpose of portraying an organisation poorly - whether accurate or not.
  6. unfortunately it wasn't well thought out... new guys think they won the lottery with this new pension scheme, but really it's a wash... it will benefit some, do nothing, or even give less to others... we gave them concessions with rouge growth, protecting the mainline fleet with baseline guarantees well below our current mainline fleet numbers/plans... we gave them concessions by b-scaling (rouging) regional Airbus flying without limit. we made concessions on everything from scope to schedule to pay to guarantees to premiums... there are some that we haven't even found yet and ACPA certainly isn't telling us. ... for a second rate pension, massage, $20 extra for shoes, flight attendant per diems, and J deadheads for FOs. The saddest part is our arbitration framework agreement would have delivered most of the "improvements", including on the pension, without the concessions and certainly not the b-scaling. ACPA laid it on thick and often though and blocked any dissenters. they pushed the fear arbitration agenda and the 53% of membership YES voters shows how close to the mark they have us targeted... the company couldn't have hoped for a better deal and knew exactly how to get it... ACPA delivered it for them.
  7. BA to launch LGW-YYZ

    The rouge plus is really a business seat. Not lay flat though like mainline widebodies.
  8. WJA incident at St. John's

    Nothing wrong with asking a question. Seems valid enough to me...
  9. I agree. Too much junk on the ATIS. Give me the weather, active runways and any critical temporary abnormal conditions that might apply that I might have missed when reading through the 6000-odd notams I got in my briefing package... ie. closed runway, ILS inop, high speed exit closed... that sorta stuff... Put the permanent warnings on the JEPP info pages. Go into detail as appropriate... bird species, favourite foods, nesting habits, mating rituals... ie. Arrivals/Departures - Significant Year Round Bird Activity at Airport. Closely Spaced Runways - Hold Short when Clearing North from South Runway. Do Not Cross Hold Line Until Cleared by Tower. ...etc, etc...
  10. Air Canada in Calgary News

    Sorry, I guess I missed the sarcasm...
  11. Air Canada in Calgary News

    Wow seeker. That's pretty cold. Dreams Take Flight has been going for 28 years and is volunteer run by Air Canada employees. I think actually it receives a complete lack of media attention, given it's longevity and positive cause... Because that's not the point... it isn't about media coverage. AC doesn't make a tear jerking YouTube viral video every year to say look at us and how how nice we are and completely exploit the children this is meant to be for... that a 5 paragraph story showed up on a local news site is incidental and clearly not a media splash job.
  12. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    We don't report to the gate in my job, we report to flight planning at the specified time at home base or get picked up at the time determined by the company to get to the airport by the specified time, and that is when duty starts (1:15 prior to scheduled pushback). We have already this minimum amount of time to review a flight plan and prepare an aircraft for a flight and be within Transport or contractual duty day limits and it isn't appropriate to spend half of it in line for screening... Since you are crew, you must know that pretty much every airport in the world puts you ahead, or has a dedicated crew line. Not Calgary on US or International departures though. They have a brand new terminal that they seem to have screwed up in most ways... I heard a shopping mall design company did the plan.
  13. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    You clearly don't know what you're talking about.
  14. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    When you report to the airport on time, you have about an hour to be ready for pushback... standing in the security line for half that time isn't appropriate.