Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Canada
Reload this Page >

WJ: Here we Go (Out)

Canada The great white north. A BIG country with few people and LOTS of aviation.

WJ: Here we Go (Out)

Old 26th Apr 2018, 05:13
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: BC
Posts: 451
WJ: Here we Go (Out)

Nobody wins. Been there, done that! Hopeless. Trust is gone on both sides. This airline will never be the same.

WestJet pilot union launches strike vote | CBC News
777AV8R is offline  
Old 26th Apr 2018, 20:41
  #2 (permalink)  
JV
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: planet earth
Posts: 42
Wow, I am speechless at how things change.

Westjet used to be the best airline job in Canada, and Air Canada was a financial basket case that some thought would close up shop (I didn't, they are in the too big to fail group)

Not exactly the other way around now, but something like it.
JV is offline  
Old 27th Apr 2018, 00:40
  #3 (permalink)  
bzh
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: canada
Posts: 81
So when is WestJet merging with Air Canada ?
bzh is offline  
Old 10th May 2018, 19:43
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canadian Shield
Posts: 536
West Jet started to lose the plot around 4 years ago. As a fare-paying pax who formerly gave them 100% of my Canadian business, their move away from the SouthWest model, more towards apeing AC rankled: to wit the gutting of the West Jet $ Miles scheme; the installation of 'business' class achieved by cramming std seats closer together; the chopping of many 737 routes and cramming pax into the hideously slow and noisy Q400s (my most frequent flight went from 1h10m to 2hrs!) and their joke of an online booking tool which thinks 12-18 hour connection times within N America are perfectly acceptable. That before their fiasco into long haul with the geriatric ex-Qantas 767s.

I wouls suggest that all the Execs responsible for the above be culled, but the thing is, the market has moved on. Even if West Jet went back to the model that made it so successful, it would find Air Canada Rouge already there. I'm not a massive fan of AC rouge, but they deliver the convenience and value I want.

West Jet blew it. Big time.

er340790 is offline  
Old 12th May 2018, 02:58
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Springfield
Posts: 736
What a shame
Ejector is offline  
Old 12th May 2018, 05:39
  #6 (permalink)  
JV
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: planet earth
Posts: 42
My time is over and long gone. For anyone out there who gives a *&?%, if you don't want to live in a country with only one viable airline with a big red tail, many people on both sides of the fence are going to have to give their collective heads a serious shake. And I mean both sides, or it will not work.

Have had the dubious joy of living through three company closures, one massive layoff with no guarantee of recall, and a ridiculous situation of multiple layoffs in yet another place.

Think guys, think. Do you really want to only have the equivalent of aeroflot as the only option?
JV is offline  
Old 13th May 2018, 21:44
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Alberta
Posts: 50
Devil

Originally Posted by JV View Post
My time is over and long gone. For anyone out there who gives a *&?%, if you don't want to live in a country with only one viable airline with a big red tail, many people on both sides of the fence are going to have to give their collective heads a serious shake. And I mean both sides, or it will not work.

Have had the dubious joy of living through three company closures, one massive layoff with no guarantee of recall, and a ridiculous situation of multiple layoffs in yet another place.

Think guys, think. Do you really want to only have the equivalent of aeroflot as the only option?

A little ridiculous don't you think? "equivalent to Aeroflot" is too hyperbolic to rebut.
The Westjet pilots need to make it clear to the company that the crewing at Swoop must remain in their scope otherwise it won't be long before the whole fleet is outsourced.
Busserday is offline  
Old 16th May 2018, 02:57
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Great White North
Posts: 187
For some reason, all the wailing voices remind me of this little cold war ditty.

Mostly Harmless is offline  
Old 16th May 2018, 22:06
  #9 (permalink)  
JV
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: planet earth
Posts: 42
Originally Posted by Busserday View Post
A little ridiculous don't you think? "equivalent to Aeroflot" is too hyperbolic to rebut.
The Westjet pilots need to make it clear to the company that the crewing at Swoop must remain in their scope otherwise it won't be long before the whole fleet is outsourced.
Admittedly a bit facetious but think about it a bit; decades ago there were many fair sized airlines operating airliners to choose from, albeit some of that was due to a regulated environment. So customers had a choice, depending on where they were travelling.

And now there are two choices only as far as scheduled carriers are concerned. If one goes poof or gets bought out, what is there left in Canada?
JV is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.