Say.....what is that again? You must be getting a different newspaper than the rest of us.
Watches the 6pm news in San Francisco once = Air Canada is struggling.
I didn't see watch the news stories about Air Canada's incident, but I did witness one of them right out my window and was in the FAA safety meetings about them, does that count, too?
I base what I said on a lot more than news stories, more like what I hear from friends flying/working there(including one at the Operations Centere), articles about issues within the company, articles regarding their issues with competition over the last few years, research on their ancient fatigue policies, labor issues, their poor safety record over the last 3 years(look it up, a LOT more than the 2 SFO incidents), and many other sources rather than condescending to strangers who's lives I have no idea about on the internet. But regardless of profits and load factors, I'd say Air Canada is having problems...you should see what I see on a daily basis with their SFO operation. Yikes.
If you do not agree, that is fine, but the major US airlines haven't had so many blunders since the Air Canada crash, I mean, "hard landing" in Halifax. Funny that Canadian pilots on the related career forums are certain AC is headed for a fatal accident should nothing change, but here on A.net it's sunshine and rainbows.
Now let’s break this down a bit. Can you expand on the problems concerning competition and perhaps enlighten us all how competition is something that only concerns AC? Boy the US3 must have it made in the shade. No worries of competition. What was that plea to congress not so long ago complaining about the ME3 again?
Articles about issues within the company? Expand please. I’m an employee I’d like to know; apparently you’re quite a source. Pretty vague. Is it cold coffee in the break room or is it this upcoming fatality that I’ll get to in a second.
Ancient fatigue regulations? I didn’t realize AC was also the national regulator.
Labor issues? AC has the best labor climate likely in its history now. Perhaps the labor plight of the hub carrier at SFO is bleeding into your thoughts. Somebody bitching to you on a coffee break doesn’t make me think we’re heading down some road to perdition labor wise.
As to what you see with the SFO operation. Again what is your implication here? What does “Yikes” imply? Sounds terribly serious. Or are you talking about something like OTP? Seat dupes? Expand! I’m all ears. Was it them being parked at a gate and getting run into by another aircraft? Was that the “yikes”?
listening to some off hand, third hand comments and using it on here to back a point is whatever. But when you bring up incidents like the public ones and say there have been A LOT more than the those incidents you should probably mention them or you just sound like some old Betty in a hair salon making gossip. You say you were in on the FAA safety meetings? If you’re sitting on a safety related committee of some import I would think airing a 3rd parties dirty laundry on a forum would likely go against, at the very least, the spirit of the committee. Generally people on these sorts of things are on them to progress the industry, not to use the info as gossip currency.
As for pilots in some discussion board projecting a fatality. Are they anonymous? Because being an AC pilot myself if I had such a concern, and I’d say a fatality would be a massive concern, I doubt the place I’d bring such worries up would be some on line gab board. Id probably send it up an appropriate chain. Some guy tisk-tisking things on a forum about future doom probably isnt worried about his operation. No sir. Someone else is going to plough one in, but not him. Sounds like soapbox BS to me.
Enjoy your day.
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