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Old 12-13-2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnaw View Post
I understand the 747 crews flow around to different bases and destinations, but does the same hold true for the 767 crews? If you are based at CVG on the 767, does that mean you will pretty much be doing DHL flying most of the time? Do you have to be based in JFK to do the AMC stuff? I think I read the DHL flying was 1 week on, 1 week off. Is that accurate?
JFK generally does AMC. So far, I get DHL for about a week every two or three months. CVG generally does DHL. But you can't plan on anything, they send you where they need you.

Generally, you'll still see 17-day patterns, with long weekend layovers either in CVG or at the outstation. The last bid packet had some variety, i saw lines split from 3/14 days, 4/13, 5/12 and a few 8/9 splits.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:37 PM
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In the winter (Northern Hemisphere!!), I carry the uniform leather jacket, and a sweater, and long sleeve shirts. But I ALWAYS carry my swim shorts, and swimming goggles, in case I end up in HNL or Guam, etc.

DC8...eeeww. We wear clean undies on the 767; I can't speak for the guys on the freighter, but certainly on the pax birds!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by captainv View Post
JFK generally does AMC. So far, I get DHL for about a week every two or three months. CVG generally does DHL. But you can't plan on anything, they send you where they need you.

Generally, you'll still see 17-day patterns, with long weekend layovers either in CVG or at the outstation. The last bid packet had some variety, i saw lines split from 3/14 days, 4/13, 5/12 and a few 8/9 splits.
Thank you for the information.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
Seriously though, except when prefligting in AUH in August (48c) the uniform shirts last for a while as you will change into your "cruise clothes" at top of climb (however that is defined by the big cheese).
Or unless you're on the 767. You get to wear the uniform the entire flight!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cloudsmoker View Post
All good news on the hiring front. On a side note from a swimmer.....how do you guys pack for 17 days???
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:23 PM
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Yep, I've been using North Face, and Columbia, "adventure" clothing for some time now...dries in a couple of hours while I take a nap; packs well, and comes out without wrinkles from the bottom of my bag.

You 747 guys can afford the Exoficio stuff...we can't afford it on the 767 fleet!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:53 PM
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I took a look at that website. What's so fantastic about their shirts that people buy them for $100?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:30 PM
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I hear no mention of the "dark horse" , HSV, where I am based. No complaints here. A lot of flying in the 744 and -8. I hold 60 day lines and never sit R2. Just sayin. Only been here a year and 5.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
... so that's 12 days. After that we pretty much just turn the tighty whiteys front to back then inside out and voila, you've got 12 more days just like that!


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The 1st 4 days my clothes are clean Three washes gets me to 16 days and then I refuse to do any more after that. If I go home with a clean suitcase, the wife comes to expect that....can't go increasing expectations.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by cloudsmoker View Post
All good news on the hiring front. On a side note from a swimmer.....how do you guys pack for 17 days???
I pack for 8 days. Start on day one with the clean clothes on my back with 8 days in the bag. Do laundry when I run out of clean clothes the first time. I go home when I run out of clean clothes the second time.

Convenient places that I have found to do laundry (please add to the list if you guys have come across others):

ANC
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HKG
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