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Old 27th Sep 2017, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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AC Hiring

For all CDN CX pilots with experience. (2000 hours flying preferably 1000 hours Jet) The latest bid is out at AC and they are looking for 450 pilots with a better pension than COS 99 and benefits of a major airline. e.g.
-Full medical top up benefits for whole family and also covers you in retirement
-ID travel proper rates, e.g. YYZ-YUL-YYZ $65CDN return
- 5 J class FOC per year for Capts
- Seniority Based PBS system where you control your schedule for your whole career
-Once you join you bid all aircraft type transfers and positions to control what type and position you would prefer.
This is an airline where you know you can have a career.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 03:07   #2 (permalink)
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Off the street application isn't open yet. I'll be first in line when it does! Escape plan commences...
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 04:24   #3 (permalink)
 
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What?
Hire only experienced pilots....with 2000 hours?!
That's an interesting concept. Don't they realize that if they hire non-pilots with zero hours, and train them to the absolute minimum standard required by law, they could then pay them peanuts and save a fortune....and still claim that safety is their top priority.
They could also hedge billions of dollars of fuel at very low fuel prices...say, $85 a barrel...and save a sack of cash.
Seniority based rosters, pensions, proper ID travel...these frills cost money and weigh down the balance sheet.
Such amateurs, there is so much we could teach them about how to make money.
That airline won't last...
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 06:26   #4 (permalink)
 
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Samsonite, what is this alleged "COS99 pension plan" you speak of? Haven't seen it.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 08:52   #5 (permalink)
 
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Well if by AC you mean Air Canada then you must be well ahead of the game because there are no vacancies for pilots shown on their website.

https://aircanada.taleo.net/careerse...d=36140181102#
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 14:19   #6 (permalink)
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Shown in latest AC pilot bid package and off the street applications to be opening soon.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 15:56   #7 (permalink)
 
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A good acquaintance of mine got hired just last week
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 18:03   #8 (permalink)
 
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I would think everyone under 40-45 would have to give this serious consideration.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 02:31   #9 (permalink)
 
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From wide body captain to relief FO ? It's a choice some people make to go back to civilization . Operationally , quite hard I think
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 04:03   #10 (permalink)
 
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It's the same mind-numbing job...
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 08:40   #11 (permalink)
 
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What is the process ?

Any aptitude testing ?
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 20:52   #12 (permalink)
 
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AC definitely has a better branding strategy than CX. Also the 787 is a better aircraft than the A350.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxkAV7bk764
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLskBTrhGek
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 00:56   #13 (permalink)
 
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Also the 787 is a better aircraft than the A350
How so ... ?
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 01:27   #14 (permalink)
 
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Crap, another A vs. B thread.
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 02:00   #15 (permalink)
 
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What difference does it make? Being back in your home, 1st world country is priceless!
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 02:09   #16 (permalink)
 
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Also the 787 is a better aircraft than the A350
Having flown as a Pax on both, I'm sorry to say the 787 is the worst aircraft ever built in modern times. And I have very little love for anything Airbus.
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 16:25   #17 (permalink)
 
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Having flown as a Pax on both, I'm sorry to say the 787 is the worst aircraft ever built in modern times. And I have very little love for anything Airbus.
Sorry should have clarified, the 787 technologically is a superior aircraft compared to the A350. But you're right the A350 is a lot more comfortable than the 787 if both have 9 abreast seating.
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 22:25   #18 (permalink)
 
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Jeeze Louise, now an Air Canada thread has morphed into A versus B, lets bring in Trump and the Nazis and get it over with.
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Sorry should have clarified, the 787 technologically is a superior aircraft compared to the A350. But you're right the A350 is a lot more comfortable than the 787 if both have 9 abreast seating.
... but isn't the A350 a newer and therefore more modern design? One would think that the A350 would utilize at least as much, if not more, high tech as the 787.

As for seating, 9 across 787 is no worse than 10 across 777 which is essentially the new industry standard in economy. 10 across A350 is essentially impossible except for the likes of Air Asia. Perhaps that is why Airbus finds itself at a seat cost disadvantage once again, even with their most modern & advanced design.

PS - What thread more appropriate than the AC thread. The same airline using both 10 across 777 (often referred to by employees as the "slave ship") and 9 across 787s?
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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 22:40   #20 (permalink)
 
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... but isn't the A350 a newer and therefore more modern design? One would think that the A350 would utilize at least as much, if not more, high tech as the 787.

As for seating, 9 across 787 is no worse than 10 across 777 which is essentially the new industry standard in economy. 10 across A350 is essentially impossible except for the likes of Air Asia. Perhaps that is why Airbus finds itself at a seat cost disadvantage once again, even with their most modern & advanced design.

PS - What thread more appropriate than the AC thread. The same airline using both 10 across 777 (often referred to by employees as the "slave ship") and 9 across 787s?
Yes, you're a genius, pity you're not working for the planning department. Never mind the fact that the 350 is favoured by the majority of airlines over the 787, you of course know better.
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