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31st Oct 2022, 21:45
Replies: 20
Views: 8,215
Posted By Red69

40+ cancellations for the last 3 days running....

40+ cancellations for the last 3 days running. Mainly due to crew (or lack of). But donít worry, everything is wonderful.
26th Oct 2022, 11:20
Replies: 1,070
Views: 634,710
Posted By Red69

I reckon youíd be silly to vote in an agreement...

I reckon youíd be silly to vote in an agreement before labours multi employer bargaining kicks in. The airlines are fearful of this change as there is a huge shift in power. Go PIA, let the process...
12th Oct 2022, 08:42
Replies: 23
Views: 5,231
Posted By Red69

That would be a great solution to the issue. ...

That would be a great solution to the issue.

However it seems like the company are content with letting crew leave and instead deal with an increase in the training burden (and cost). They save...
11th Oct 2022, 12:57
Replies: 23
Views: 5,231
Posted By Red69

Rex Havock ordinarily I would agree with you....

Rex Havock ordinarily I would agree with you. However OP states that he/she is returning to a previous employer after a forced break during COVID. This implies a return to VA.

Many at VA lost...
11th Oct 2022, 09:41
Replies: 23
Views: 5,231
Posted By Red69

I would personally be looking for another job....

I would personally be looking for another job. Commuting is fatigue and stressful, both personally and for your family. VA arenít doing anything to assist commuters and will probably roster you day...
1st Oct 2022, 00:53
Replies: 1,070
Views: 634,710
Posted By Red69

What is the point of paying union fees these...

What is the point of paying union fees these days? This is a straight up insult. Look at what VA, Tiger and QF were earning pre covid - approx 160k for an FO and 240k for a CPT base! Since then...
27th Sep 2022, 06:05
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

If the max 8ís appear by March, they will be able...

If the max 8ís appear by March, they will be able to do CNS-HND fairly comfortably (although there may be some payload restrictions). It will be a long slog on a narrow body though.
27th Sep 2022, 05:35
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

As the rate of resignations start accelerating at...

As the rate of resignations start accelerating at VA itís clear that staff arenít happy and the company arenít willing to address the underlying problem. A sound piece of advice is to use VA as a...
22nd Sep 2022, 22:32
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

The agreement for pilots to return was enshrined...

The agreement for pilots to return was enshrined in a deed by the AFAP and company. If that agreement falls apart, itís only going to alienate and further anger previous experienced crew who intended...
22nd Sep 2022, 07:08
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

The recall opportunity really is something unique...

The recall opportunity really is something unique for those who got let go during circus. What is amazing is the number of crew who are resigning on their own terms (therefor being removed from the...
22nd Sep 2022, 06:13
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

There are jobs galore out there. VA are also...

There are jobs galore out there. VA are also losing many to the likes of atlas and national. Many figure whatís the point of commuting and earning peanuts when they could fly to more interesting...
22nd Sep 2022, 04:26
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

While there may still be 100+ left on the...

While there may still be 100+ left on the inactive list, I think youíll find attrition will continue to increase as people return to get current then leave. Most people that have returned are...
1st Sep 2022, 06:05
Replies: 105
Views: 36,831
Posted By Red69

Bang on. Time for Australian pilots to face the...

Bang on. Time for Australian pilots to face the reality of the world wide work force. Pilots can and will be trained to operate RPT aircraft without needing to 'do their time up north'. That will be...
1st Sep 2022, 02:10
Replies: 12
Views: 5,842
Posted By Red69

I think you'll find them returning to NZ sometime...

I think you'll find them returning to NZ sometime next year if they deem it to be a profitable. There surely must be a market for Auckland and Christchurch flights considering they were once bases.
1st Sep 2022, 02:08
Replies: 105
Views: 36,831
Posted By Red69

The Australian GA culture is in part what breeds...

The Australian GA culture is in part what breeds the Austronaut culture. There's this idea that its a right of passage and if you haven't done it, then somehow you're not deserving of an airline job....
7th Aug 2022, 09:12
Replies: 375
Views: 64,729
Posted By Red69

Where are they getting the Sydney and Melbourne...

Where are they getting the Sydney and Melbourne slots from? Thought they were all allocated.
5th Aug 2022, 23:55
Replies: 149
Views: 28,580
Posted By Red69

You guys are delusional comparing pilots to...

You guys are delusional comparing pilots to doctors. Pilots need to be compared to other vocational careers such as
tradies/bus/train/ferry drivers.

Doctors are not unionised and their earning...
29th Jul 2022, 09:41
Replies: 54
Views: 19,189
Posted By Red69

That will hopefully change if the union grows a...

That will hopefully change if the union grows a back bone.
There's been no better time in history to be fighting for a pay rise. There are labour shortages all around and there are plenty of pilot...
26th Jul 2022, 13:11
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

People simply want to be treated fairly. There...

People simply want to be treated fairly. There are now plenty of pilot jobs out there and people are voting with their feet. The employees have taken a big hit during COVID and unfortunately airline...
26th Jul 2022, 01:58
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

Theyíre terrible. 130k for an FO and 200k for a...

Theyíre terrible. 130k for an FO and 200k for a Captain. Throw in the lack of support staff and all the other issues the airline is facing, people are frustrated and leaving (or not prepared to...
18th Jun 2022, 12:14
Replies: 870
Views: 296,074
Posted By Red69

The reality is that the people who run these...

The reality is that the people who run these airlines have a different set of motives from you and I. It doesnít matter what your experiences have been, management will find the cheapest way to place...
17th Jun 2022, 23:08
Replies: 870
Views: 296,074
Posted By Red69

Not a cadet, just a realist who can see whatís...

Not a cadet, just a realist who can see whatís happening in this industry. I trust you donít fly any European or Asian airlines as their pilots havenít battled through GA to meet strict Austronaut...
17th Jun 2022, 20:30
Replies: 870
Views: 296,074
Posted By Red69

This right here is proving Dasís point. This is...

This right here is proving Dasís point. This is part of the Austronaut culture where if you have flown a clapped out 210 in the middle of nowhere for 5 years, that youíre somehow incapable of being a...
11th Jun 2022, 08:06
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

It didn't seem to help them when they had...

It didn't seem to help them when they had management racking up debt like no tomorrow and paying stupid amounts of money for aircraft leases. These are simply some of the busiest routes in the world....
11th Jun 2022, 03:05
Replies: 64
Views: 15,227
Posted By Red69

From what I've been told, it's true. Sounds a tad...

From what I've been told, it's true. Sounds a tad tone def but seems to be getting the results her superiors are after.
11th Jun 2022, 03:04
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

You'll probably find they will off load as little...

You'll probably find they will off load as little of the company as they can in the IPO in order to recoup their initial outlay and retain full control of the airline. They've had the opportunity to...
10th Jun 2022, 03:15
Replies: 64
Views: 15,227
Posted By Red69

This is a pilot rumour forum. Not a passenger...

This is a pilot rumour forum. Not a passenger have a whinge forum. Go complain on social media where someone from the company can actually address your concerns.
7th Jun 2022, 02:25
Replies: 3,097
Views: 2,763,309
Posted By Red69

A 4 year university degree for a commonwealth...

A 4 year university degree for a commonwealth supported student is under 40k. Medicine/dentistry might approach 60k. Theyíre still a lot cheaper than a pilots license.
Youíd be a fool to outlay...
7th Jun 2022, 02:21
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,060
Posted By Red69

Keep spreading the fear mate. Let Australian...

Keep spreading the fear mate. Let Australian pilotís conditions languish behind the rest of the world and cost of living just so you can climb the greasy pole to show the rest of your colleagues Ďhow...
27th May 2022, 01:40
Replies: 90
Views: 28,834
Posted By Red69

Well said. There seem to a lot of angry and...

Well said. There seem to a lot of angry and entitled junior foís at virgin who donít seem to realise how lucky they are to still be in a job. They were probably the luckiest pilots in Australian...
21st May 2022, 12:46
Replies: 90
Views: 28,834
Posted By Red69

You seem to think itís only people on the first 5...

You seem to think itís only people on the first 5 pages of the seniority list who got made redundant. There were many pilots who were not wide body pilots who also got made redundant. These pilots...
29th Apr 2022, 06:39
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

Yes wow. New management are making smart...

Yes wow.

New management are making smart decisions. They are in it to make money. While staff get screwed, they can at least be assured of a job and a future. They have previously spent 10 years...
29th Apr 2022, 06:36
Replies: 20
Views: 10,023
Posted By Red69

Seems like a very common sense move. New...

Seems like a very common sense move. New management are getting done what previous management failed to do (Tiger fleet transition). Nice, steady growth, VA is making all the right moves imo.
26th Apr 2022, 02:24
Replies: 600
Views: 265,266
Posted By Red69

LOL! Amazing and very relevant reply. Of course...

LOL! Amazing and very relevant reply. Of course us westerners will justify it as 'being highly skilled' and 'we're there to show them how it's done', however 'they're taking our jobs' if easterners...
22nd Apr 2022, 05:48
Replies: 232
Views: 106,328
Posted By Red69

Apples and oranges. VA has new management,...

Apples and oranges.

VA has new management, new owners, a new strategy, less debt and a new cost base. It is only similar to the old VA by name.

Qf has the same (albeit great) management...
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