Ex 9A Guy

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Ex 9A Guy last won the day on March 2 2013

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    Airdrie, AB
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    Flying.....DUH!!!! and photography.

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  1. Ex 9A Guy

    Funny Aviation satire youtube channel

    The maintenance controller one is priceless. No offense intended to any of our professional maintenance colleagues on here.
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    AirTransat Expands to Europe

    I'm pretty sure the last time I checked into a hotel I was considered a guest, was referred to as a guest and was also required to pay for the privilege.
  3. Ex 9A Guy

    Last Flight Video

    Speaking of registrations, I am not sure how the "FU" series made it past the PC police.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Best of luck to them.
  5. What is the first number? Completion rate? The large airlines are not too bad but the LCCs are brutal. 1 82.2% Vueling Airlines VY 85.25% 2 86.5% Jetstar Asia 3K 85.08% 3 85.4% Skymark Airlines BC 85.00% 4 81.5% Transavia HV 84.25% 5 91.9% Azul AD 84.14% The top 5 only just break a 90% completion rate. 85% OTP on 82% of your flights is only 70% OTP system-wide.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Maybe you should tell the CEO that. Q. WHY IS LAUNCHING SWOOP GOO D FOR WESTJET? A. [Ed Sims] Swoop will be operated using 10 of WestJet's Boeing 737-800 aircraft. If we kept these aircraft, it would’ve represented too much capacity for WestJet and still leave us unable to properly respond to other ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) in the market. If we gave them back, there is such a shortage of aircraft in the market that there was a high likelihood those aircraft would’ve come right back to Canada and be operated by the competition. Launching Swoop gives us the right product to respond to ULCCs while WestJet continues to grow.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    So much for excess lease returns being used for Swoop flying. Tail 838 is a 2 ½ year old SFP -800 OWNED by WJ. Add that to the list of BS everyone has been fed. The lies just keep piling up. #Credibility gap.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Hi Dagger: I seem to remember from previous posts that you have a background in labour relations. Can you think of any actual situations were Section 80 has been invoked either by mutual agreement between the parties or imposed on the parties? I have done some research and can’t find any instances. Thanks
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    95% of pilots voted. ALL pilots whether union members or not were eligible to vote. 95% of 1500+/- voted. Out of that, 91% voted in favour. so approximately 1300 out of 1500 voted in favour, 130 against and 70 didn't cast a ballot.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Results are in. 95% of pilots voted. 91% in favour.
  11. Ex 9A Guy

    Canadian made laser-strike protection

    Interesting technology. As one who has been “lasered”, thankfully with no permanent eye damage, it would have been nice to have this technology incorporated into the flight deck windows.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    There are so many non-sequiturs and totally irrelevant BS in this post I don't even know where to begin responding. C3 had nowhere near 95% of AC wages and even if they did pilot wages are not what put C3 into bankruptcy, poor executive decisions (India in the A340 and the takeover Royal without proper due diligence) and 9/11 sealed their fate. ALPA or pilot wages had nothing to do with it. From Wikipedia: In 2000, Canada 3000 went public, raising $30 million in an IPO. In January 2001, Canada 3000 bought charter carrier Royal Aviation or Royal Airlines of Montreal, Quebec for $84 million.[8] The company also acquired Royal Airlines' cargo operation, renaming it Canada 3000 Cargo. In March 2001 it also took over CanJet Airlines for $7.5 million[8] in stock.[4] In May 2001, following the merger of Canadian Airlines International with Air Canada, Canada 3000 also started operating scheduled flights.[8] In October 2001, one month before its demise, Canada 3000 became the first airline to operate non-stop service from North America to India.[9] On November 8, 2001 the company suddenly collapsed with no warning for travelers or employees. The company filed for bankruptcy, citing a downturn in air travel during the weeks following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.[10] The fleet was left grounded at various airports around the world, leaving 50,000[8] vacationers stranded.[11] September 10, 2001 was a record booking day, but within a few days air traffic declined by 50%. The airline was offered a $75 million loan guarantee from the Canadian government under the condition of a 'viable business plan' being produced. By November 7, 2001, the airline had $260 million in debt, and only had $1.49 million in cash. In secret, it had applied to the Canada Labour Board for permission to cut labour costs by 30% by closing its Royal division immediately. The Board would not approve without union agreement. Union offers to cut 700 pilot and flight attendant positions did not provide enough savings immediately and the airline applied for bankruptcy protection on November 8, while it planned to continue flying.[8] By the end of the day, airport authorities in Toronto and St. John's, Newfoundland has seized planes under court authority and the company directors decided to cease operations.[12]
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    Swoop News and Changes at WestJet

    I think you are the one who may be reading the tea leaves incorrectly. Do you seriously still believe that it is just a few disgruntled pilots and that this is just going to go away? Swoop in its present iteration, with no language or limits placed on it is a huge issue for a great many of our pilots, actually, I would say it is a huge issue for all WestJet pilots but some fail to see the significance or implications yet.
  14. Ouch. That one is gonna hurt. Get out the carbon fibre repair kit.
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    Flair Air

    What other ULCCs? Jetlines can't raise enough capital to finance any aircraft and Enerjet has a clapped out Twin Otter on their OC and nothing else.