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Old 07-10-2019, 07:33 PM   #111  
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Yes, it can be done.

Week on, week off on the 757 or 767 if you don't want to see the world.

Little Rock is an easy commute, even by car.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:02 PM   #112  
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Pardon my ignorance. I have been on the corporate side for 10 years.

And sorry if this isn't in the right place...

I live in the Little Rock area and have had FedEx in my sights for some time now. I have read through the posts regarding scheduling am curious what the best schedule would be for driving from Little Rock. Its only a couple of hours so I would be willing to commute multiple times per month. QOL is most important to me so the 757 I assume would be my #1 choice. I don't care about touring the world at this point in my life.

Ultimately I am just curious if this is something that can be reasonably done and still maintain a good QOL with a lot of home time.

Thanks ahead of time for the responses!
Had a guy in our new hire class a little over 3 years ago who is a Little Rock resident and is enjoying life as best I can tell on the 767. Said the commute was no big deal. What Nightflyer said.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:07 AM   #113  
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Pardon my ignorance. I have been on the corporate side for 10 years.

And sorry if this isn't in the right place...

I live in the Little Rock area and have had FedEx in my sights for some time now. I have read through the posts regarding scheduling am curious what the best schedule would be for driving from Little Rock. Its only a couple of hours so I would be willing to commute multiple times per month. QOL is most important to me so the 757 I assume would be my #1 choice. I don't care about touring the world at this point in my life.

Ultimately I am just curious if this is something that can be reasonably done and still maintain a good QOL with a lot of home time.

Thanks ahead of time for the responses!
Yes, you can easily have a great QOL on the 757 and line in a LIT.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:58 PM   #114  
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Two questions: is there any one plane that traditionally has more day flying than the other? Also, with the reduced weekend flying, does that mean itís not that hard to hold a schedule with weekends off? Having weekends off is a bit over rated, until your kids go to school.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:47 PM   #115  
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Two questions: is there any one plane that traditionally has more day flying than the other? Also, with the reduced weekend flying, does that mean itís not that hard to hold a schedule with weekends off? Having weekends off is a bit over rated, until your kids go to school.
The 76 probably has the most domestic day flying. Yes it is easy to get weekends off, particularly living n MEM. Commuting you could find yourself operating early Saturday morning to an outstation with a DH home.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:38 PM   #116  
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Sure you can have weekends off. You'll just be in a layover city somewhere for @52 hours.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:17 PM   #117  
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Two questions: is there any one plane that traditionally has more day flying than the other? Also, with the reduced weekend flying, does that mean itís not that hard to hold a schedule with weekends off? Having weekends off is a bit over rated, until your kids go to school.
Nearly three years on property, in that time Iíve only worked a handful of weekends, the most common being a Sunday deadhead to an outstation to fly back Monday evening.

Day flying is plentiful for all domestic fleets (though the 757 seems to have the least). Itís been mentioned a lot here, but if you want to avoid flying at 3am itís pretty easy to do.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:03 PM   #118  
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Thanks everyone for the kind replies. To confirm what I have read earlier, do the 767 and 757 both have roughly the same schedule? By that, I am asking is will it be just as possible to do 2 or 3 commutes on the 767 just as it is on the 757? I would prefer not to have unnecessarily long periods of time away from home at one time. I would prefer to make several commutes (drives from Little Rock) than stay out for a longer period of time.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:48 PM   #119  
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Yes.

Some 767 lines are 2 commutes.

Some are up to 5.

It depends on the trips, and how the lines are built.

Like they say "there is something for everyone, you just have to find your niche".
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:40 PM   #120  
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What is upgrade on 767 vs 757?
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