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Old 08-25-2021, 02:16 AM
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Could someone break down some of the plusses and minuses with each fleet at Atlas/Southern, and maybe a brief overview of what kind of flying each does?
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Old 08-25-2021, 04:45 AM
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747: most money. Most schedule changes. Leave the country on day 1 and return on day 17. 90% overseas. Hard on your body. OK pay. Bad QOL.

777 (from what I gather): DHL. Laps around the planet to the same places. More stable schedule. Mellow folk.

767: junior flying is domestic Amazon and DHL. Senior flying is international DHL and AMC pax. Week on week off (10 days on or 6 days on). Not so hard on your body. Bad pay. Decent QOL.

737 (from what I gather) Hang out around CVG lots. Fly 20 hours a month.

Some southern person can correct/update me. Hope this helps you select a fleet or class date.
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:27 AM
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747: most money. Most schedule changes. Leave the country on day 1 and return on day 17. 90% overseas. Hard on your body. OK pay. Bad QOL.

777 (from what I gather): DHL. Laps around the planet to the same places. More stable schedule. Mellow folk.

767: junior flying is domestic Amazon and DHL. Senior flying is international DHL and AMC pax. Week on week off (10 days on or 6 days on). Not so hard on your body. Bad pay. Decent QOL.

737 (from what I gather) Hang out around CVG lots. Fly 20 hours a month.

Some southern person can correct/update me. Hope this helps you select a fleet or class date.
can you be more specific about “hard on your body”? Are you referring to the constant time zone change and long flights? Anything else one should consider
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:37 AM
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can you be more specific about “hard on your body”? Are you referring to the constant time zone change and long flights? Anything else one should consider
Flip flop your circadian rhythm multiple times per trip. I find the worst to be the 24 hour layovers where my body clock gets completely turned around.
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Elevation View Post
747: most money. Most schedule changes. Leave the country on day 1 and return on day 17. 90% overseas. Hard on your body. OK pay. Bad QOL.

777 (from what I gather): DHL. Laps around the planet to the same places. More stable schedule. Mellow folk.

767: junior flying is domestic Amazon and DHL. Senior flying is international DHL and AMC pax. Week on week off (10 days on or 6 days on). Not so hard on your body. Bad pay. Decent QOL.

737 (from what I gather) Hang out around CVG lots. Fly 20 hours a month.

Some southern person can correct/update me. Hope this helps you select a fleet or class date.
That's perfect, thanks!
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Old 08-25-2021, 08:32 AM
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On the 737, you rarely see CVG. I haven't been flown to/from CVG once!
Plenty of AFW, RIV, IAH and BWI
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Old 08-25-2021, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by profitpilot View Post
can you be more specific about “hard on your body”? Are you referring to the constant time zone change and long flights? Anything else one should consider
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Irregular feeding frenzies
  • Bad posture / little movement
  • Irregular exercise regimen
  • Cosmic radiation with 8-14hrs at cruise
  • Carpal tunnel due to slow hotel WiFi/VPN

What else?
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Originally Posted by HwkrPlt View Post
That's perfect, thanks!
Happy to help.
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Originally Posted by CRJJ View Post
On the 737, you rarely see CVG. I haven't been flown to/from CVG once!
Plenty of AFW, RIV, IAH and BWI
Thanks for the correction.
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What's the upgrade time look like?
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