Originally Posted by sailingfun
Remember that every time you make a change in the contract it has unintended effects. We worked for and got a 8 hours behind the door rule in the current contract. The rule however leads to more 30 hour layovers on domestic trips and overall low time trips. I don't advocate one over the other just that you keep in mind that for every action there is a reaction. We can get longer layovers but it may come at the risk of lower time trips.
A lot of it has to do with how we schedule different jets in to a city as well. Lots of nine hr layos to cities we flying 7+ flights a day in to as well. Last one out is a 88/757 first one out is the same with RJ's or a different type of jet the rest of the day.
I have also seen a short layo for one crew and a 18 hrs for another crew on the same type of jet. A lot of times it comes down to what the computer optimizer spits out.
You are correct that there are some 30 hr LAYOs in cities like CMH due to the eight hr behind the door, but that is a marketing decision.