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Old 03-16-2020, 05:32 AM   #1  
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Default Deadheads?

Looking at open time trips for View Add or VTO options down the road.

What is everyone's opinion on deadheads?

Good idea or bad idea in terms of risk?
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:36 AM   #2  
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Go scheduled - flight schedules are bound to change - I would bet many direct cities lose service and much more consolidation by flying to hubs first.

Boston was a ghost town this morning.
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I wasn't planning to deviate.

I was just wondering if being in a closed tube with a bunch of folks was a good idea in general.
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I wasn't planning to deviate.

I was just wondering if being in a closed tube with a bunch of folks was a good idea in general.
7 people on my Delta flight today
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I wasn't planning to deviate.

I was just wondering if being in a closed tube with a bunch of folks was a good idea in general.
You don't need us to answer that. It'll be up to you to decide if you'd like to place yourself in that scenario.
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I was looking a various trips on my fleet that others are currently flying or soon will be. Lots of scheduled DH's that I doubt actually flew. The crews are DEV. Don't put your self in a pinch. DON'T DEVIATE for the foreseeable future. Fedex is more than happy to let you carry the burden of getting in position.
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You don't need us to answer that. It'll be up to you to decide if you'd like to place yourself in that scenario.
Hobson's choice...

Example.

Currently flying a trip with layovers in two hot zones.

Opportunity for a trip that does not go to any hot zone, but has several DH legs.

What to do? What to do?

I know, I know, it's up to me, but there does not seem to be any good answers these days.
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Just got off a flight w AA. Smelled like cleaning agent so that is a plus. My flight was less than an hour on A321 and was half full. Probably more clean than the Uber but a whole lot less people in the Uber .
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On a related note. What’s the consensus on d/h on the back end ICN-LAX-MEM? I’m thinking it’s better to j/s thru ANC on us.
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On a related note. Whatís the consensus on d/h on the back end ICN-LAX-MEM? Iím thinking itís better to j/s thru ANC on us.
Depends. Do you just want to get home or do you want exchange some of the potential disruptions, short noticet rule changes, etc. that may strand you enroute or result in more revisions for some potential extra pay?
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