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  1. 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...
  2. Air Canada in Calgary News

    Sorry, I guess I missed the sarcasm...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    You clearly don't know what you're talking about.
  6. 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.
  7. Unifor Positon on Passes

  8. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    I've had issues with them as a crew member. I guess YYC airport authority shares some of the blame...They seem to have their own rules sometimes. No NPS either for crew going to US or International gates so they leave you in the regular line up. Then your bag gets autsorted to the side for additional searching and you are forced to wait while they deal with everyone else before you can get your bag and go. At least in the states if there isn't a dedicated crew line you are right to the front and through...
  9. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    I've used it in YYC. It's horrible. What a waste. That could partly be YYC CATSA who are also horrible... Doesn't speed anything up though IMO. Just a wasted acquisition for the sake of spending more money and raising fees on travelers.
  10. I can't believe they sent a non-ambulatory 90yo on her own... what's wrong with her family? It's like a UM but worse... I hope Westket bought her pizza at least sheesh...
  11. Mick the Dick in Dublin (Michael O'Leary) is well publicized on his thoughts of people who don't print their own Boarding Pass ahead of time. https://www.theguardian.com/business/shortcuts/2013/nov/08/michael-o-leary-33-daftest-quotes That guy likes to talk about respect, maybe he should get some self respect and not fly Ryanair. I know I never would.
  12. Must be somewhere.... Their own spokesman said they were cutting back... WestJet confirmed it will cut the number of flights from Winnipeg and Edmonton. "We have revisited the utilization of our fleet for the summer 2017 flying," spokesperson Lauren Stewart said in a statement. "Decreasing the total number of weekly flights to LGW from across Canada so that we can more quickly recover in the event we have any unforeseen delays or cancellations."She says on-time performance of the Gatwick flights has improved from 38 per cent a year ago to 65 per cent so far this spring, and the airline is working to do even better.
  13. JD Power... feck... what is this? the best Compact SUV showdown? Less than zero credibility.
  14. New Orleans is Sinking.....

    I really like New Orleans. But you have always had to be careful. I was there on a trip in '95 and a colleague was robbed at knife point right in front of the hotel... keep my eyes open ever since.
  15. It does not surprise me one bit. In my years I have known 3 CBSA officers well: The first was my friends mom, she worked land crossings and when she started dating a biker it wasn't long before she was wrapped up in things... I don't think she was ever caught but that 25 years ago... One was my friend brother who had a criminal and drug filled past - last time I saw him he was bragging about the difficult time he was giving regular people and making racist jokes about someone he sent for a strip search. He's now estranged from the family and an instructor in the CBSA. One started with the goal of getting experience and transferring into the foreign service, embassy work sorta stuff. His words were he had to quit when he found he became so wrapped up in the negative, demeaning, aggressive culture of Canada's CBSA. He is now a nurse in Calgary. We are still friends. For most of those in CBSA, it isn't a permanent career goal, more of best thing they could come across at the time. There is a lot of resentment in some cases because they washed out, or didn't get selected in the RCMP or city police or similar.