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Old 10-24-2008, 12:54 AM   #1  
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Can someone please explain to me why it is necessary to have open time released when it is?

If you live on the east coast as a S/O, the fun begins at 0100 EDT and here I am with outstanding trip trades at 0346 still trying to swap trips.

The kids are up in 3 hours.

As if my sleep schedule wasn't goofed up enough.

Is this necessary? Why not start the widebody CA's at 1200 Planet time and go downhill (I know its a long way) from there? Anyone on a hub turn trip can still get a few hours sleep and those of us with some time off don't have to deal with this.

Yes, you guessed it: I am a whining pilot. The TSA would take my wings away if I didn't complain. I suppose I should be more concerned about something more sinister like furloughs and such.

Fish out.

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:39 AM   #2  
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Easy......it is great for us who reside in the Great White North. 2100, perfect.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:20 AM   #3  
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Easy......it is great for us who reside in the Great White North. 2100, perfect.
What's open time?

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:17 AM   #4  
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What's open time?

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It's the place where all the airport standbys are listed. You guys mean there's something else besides s777, s778, or s555 out there? Lies!
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:27 AM   #5  
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Nothing in Open Time and I am still getting the dreaded "DISAPPROVED due to insufficient reserves" when trying to drop a 10hr trip! YGTBSM!

How many pilots overmanned are we?
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Nothing in Open Time and I am still getting the dreaded "DISAPPROVED due to insufficient reserves" when trying to drop a 10hr trip! YGTBSM!

How many pilots overmanned are we?
ahhhhh .... how quickly we learn grasshopper... it is but an illusion to divide the crew force...
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...You guys mean there's something else besides s777, s778, or s555 out there? Lies!
Absolutely! I see S888s and S998s all the time!
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