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Everything posted by j.k.

  1. Swoop is a new airline. They still need the required FAA approvals to operate into the US. Once approved it's open skies. Seems pretty amateur that they wouldn't have this taken care of ahead of time, before they started selling the tickets. Swoop should be rebooking all the affected people on other airlines, or wet leading replacements for every flight cancelled... not making excuses and giving refunds. Where's Gabor when there is a real complaint to raise?
  2. No matter what the will a always be someone who would rather commute, but it certainly doesn't help being based on some of the most expensive cities in the planet (YVR, YYZ). Especially as effective pay goes down, while inflation goes up, taxes go up, pension costs more, utilities up, interest rates rise... free cash gets tight when average home price is over a million... Companies need to pay to afford a life in the city you're based in...
  3. CDM is anything but collaborative. Guaranteed delays...
  4. Jazz policies? Yeah, yeah there's an AC FOM note... 1/2", trimmed... probably the line right below no facial hair below your upper lip line for those wearing moustaches. I haven't heard anyone complaining against the moustache guys with bushy staches or handlebars wrapping down the sides.
  5. Put the strawman back in the bag. Ties and beards and backwards ball caps are completely different things... and I'm sure there are bankers with beards. And you're wrong.
  6. I originally thought/heard that also, but I have it on good authority that's actually not true. It was coming anyway. Jeez, I don't know why anyone cares! Beards are accepted in our society... From business to government to academia to celebrities...
  7. "Published grooming standards" Lol, got that brochure in the mail I think... And some guys need a haircut, or to fix whatever it is they've been getting that they call a haircut... some are deathly in need of new shoes, others should dryclean their pants for Fs sake... or get rid of the wheels from China that light up pink when you walk... Everyone I see wearing beards look great. Better than some of the staches I've seen over the years at least... I say keep on keepin on...
  8. Absolutely. No disagreement from me there... My post was only speculating what they were doing that led then into an unacceptable position... one guy looking outside, figuring he's lining up about where dolpn is, 4-5 mile final, while the other is in a rush to select the flap, the gear, do the landing checklist, etc. and nobody crosschecking inside...
  9. For the sake of accuracy, it's DME 6.6, but 4.5nm from RWY 06. I think rushed is the threat here... "Do you got it?" "Uhhhh... uhhhh, I think I see it, uhhhh yeah there it is..." "Cleared the visual" "SH!T! Better get down..." CLICK, CLICK, "FLAPS! GEAR!" "Uh... SH!T... that's not it! GO AROUND, FLAPS!"... The pressure we put on ourselves to take the visual to accommodate ATC/traffic/efficiency/time esp. in the States... "Do you have the field? Report field in sight. Do you have it? How about now?"... If it's not an airport I am very familiar with or a pub
  10. Hi Felix, I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for... but here you go. . For example Capital 4 Arrival, expecting RNP Y 32. I would have loaded the full arrival and placed the expected transition after the vector. Fix sequence like this... VISOL ULAGU DEMKO VOLAG DUKTI VECTORS DEMKO ULDAX XORUX VODUL MIXOT RW32 RAFNO If you clear us the RF transition from DEMKO, I would bring the lower DEMKO up to the top one, and it would clear the points in between, giving me the desired transition... fix sequence lik
  11. Really? Trashing of? Hardly... How many Airbuses are still there? Recent Airbus purchases... 321s, 330s. plus 319s kept. How many Boeings are there? Aside from that, I have no doubt the new sims, training, maintenance, was all part of the package. That's ALL these guys do. Cost sh!t out. They don't care it's this or that or FAs hate it... Why would they? I don't care either... it is what it is... and the passengers like it... big TV screens and big bins...
  12. Sophisticated doesn't necessarily equate to better. I believe the 737-8max has lower operating costs than the 320neo and I believe AC acquired them at a far more attractive price. Some FAs might not like them - girt bar, small galley, jumpseat, but the passengers seem to like them, and the pilots I know think it's fine... it is what it is... EMJ burns with 169 passengers.
  13. I don't get what the guys problem was...
  14. Sounds like a bumbling agent. They let them on, the other agent was satisfied too, why then go on the aircraft 10 minutes later and make a scene? I mean, sure, if you're going to be a boy and look like a girl, you have to be able to roll with it a bit sometimes in these situations and be prepared to explain things or clear up misunderstandings... it sounds like that happened at the gate though. The agent needs to learn some discretion.
  15. I bet the sign in the grass, in front of them to their left says B7... Of course it denotes the exit after the sign - But when you're approaching the end, and there is only one high speed charted near the end, and you see what looks like a high-speed, and there is a B7 sign next to it, and you're probably trying to expedite... you get sucked in. Tough one for these guys...
  16. My father in law got sick a number of years ago. His family doctor booked him an appointment with a specialist, it was going to be months down the road before he could be seen. He became so sick while he waited that he literally turned yellow, went to emerg, diagnosed with cancer. Dead a few months later. Health care in this country has very few benefits beyond that it is eventually available to everyone, if you can live that long, and there are some very good people that work on the front lines of it. Other than that, we've got absolutely nothing to brag about.
  17. Of course people want cheaper, but ceding control of our airlines to foreign pressure, allowing more subsidized carriers in (UAE), or introducing cabotage are all big picture losing moves for Canada. No mention of expensive airports, excessive fees, and the high taxes that Canadian consumers pay for on their ticket price... If people want cheaper, and want to stimulate the industry, that's what needs to be cleaned up.
  18. If you have a difficult time coping with work at the airport, maybe you should look for a different line of work? Somewhere with a safe space perhaps? I mean, things are so bad that you have PTSD and have been off work for the past 13 years on disability, and you are blaming the employer, your coworkers, and your own union, and you're pursuing CHRT relief - for what, to go back? Why would you want to do that? Move on with your life.
  19. I think there is an issue with the marshaller being visible for WBs because how close they get to the building.
  20. I'm not kidding. Do you think it would be temporary? I doubt it. China has a long memory and are always playing the long game... AC has to weigh it out, as a business decision for their shareholders, and the Chinese routes outweigh the Taipei route... This is for diplomats and governments to sort out... not for a private corporation to take a major hit. slots: gone, market share: gone, overflight: gone, Air China JV: gone, jobs: lost. Maybe AC should take countries out of everything on their website... only downside would be a few more people endi
  21. What are you going to do... Stuck between a rock and a much larger rock... You can't threaten your presence in HKG/PEK/PVG all well established routes and each served out of multiple Canadian markets... China is obviously not very understanding, you just have to hope Taiwan can be and get over it. As much as I sympathize with them... it's business.
  22. "Entertainment Columnist" Really? Entertainment? For who? Short on ideas I think... No ideas? Bash AC with things I make up... not much credibility with the complaints here... How did they damage your macbook? kill your cat? tablet rentals aren't $30 on rouge. Were you on rouge? which doesn't have duty free, so did they really run out of overpriced vodka? and why didn't you use your macbook instead of renting a tablet? if you were on mainline, why didn't you enjoy the seatback entertsinment and pre:order your overpriced/overrated vodka? speaking of thinking ahead, middle seat? s
  23. Yeah that's pretty fun. They're a big deal and stuff...