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Old 01-23-2015, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Std Deviation View Post
Like the days of flying MU2s in the middle of the night (without the engine failures and loss of hearing). How much time before the outbound? i.e. I'm going to need ear plugs and blinders ("HOUSEKEEPING!") so can I wake up on my own or is it min rest?
Benzo is right, you'll be doing a lot of 3-day trips with day sleeps like this:

Day 1- flight departs JFK/BOS between 6-10pm, you fly 4-6hrs to SDQ, STI, BQN, PHX, ABQ, etc
Day 2- sleep during the morning, eat lunch, sleep during the afternoon. Flight departs late at night local time and fly 4-6hrs back to base.
Day 3- land with the sun in your eyes at 7-8am, stumble to the crash pad and sleep more during the day.

It is great for commuters, since you finish early on day 3 (assuming you don't have more RSV days left) but you only get 10-11hrs credit for those 3day trips.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:26 AM
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So I should bid the E190 to avoid those trips?
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NoDeskJob View Post
So I should bid the E190 to avoid those trips?
Definitely! The E190 has some longer days of 4-5 legs, but it has more normal operating hours as opposed to the A320 which is a real 24/7 type of operation.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:20 PM
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So I should bid the E190 to avoid those trips?
Very few red eyes but 4-5 legs forever.

320 has tons more redeyes initially but eventually you get senior enough to have a choice yet you still never do 4-5 legs.

Just say no...to the 190.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by benzoate View Post
Very few red eyes but 4-5 legs forever.

320 has tons more redeyes initially but eventually you get senior enough to have a choice yet you still never do 4-5 legs.

Just say no...to the 190.
While there are a lot of 4 leg days (especially if you are JFK based), with a little seniority you can avoid those trips and limit yourself to 3 leg days (much easier to do in BOS).

And while the Airbus doesn't have many high leg trips, I'm pretty sure that some trips do have 5 legs up and down the west coast (LGB-LAS type of stuff). So while not nearly as common, not true to say "never."
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by benzoate View Post
Very few red eyes but 4-5 legs forever.

320 has tons more redeyes initially but eventually you get senior enough to have a choice yet you still never do 4-5 legs.

Just say no...to the 190.
I have been on the 190 almost a year now and I have never seen a 5 leg day, unless you count Dead Heading a 5th leg. I have only seen this once!
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:31 PM
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7yrs on the 190... did a 5 lg day. But the Airbus does em out west.... So ive heard.

Enjoy!

However! I have done 3dh in a day to DH home the next... Ymmv
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:38 PM
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Damn... THats a lie, I found it. Mco SJU sju STT stt sju SJU stx stx SJU.

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Old 01-23-2015, 05:56 PM
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I'll be happy either way - although I intend to bid the 190. I would rather fly some extra legs and get paid a little less, than fly red eyes.

Maybe after 2+ years I'll bid over to the bus. Guys seem to enjoy "the office".....now if only the phone would ring with the class date.
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I have never seen a 5 leg day without a DH, and that was once. 4-5 leg days forever like Benz says is a total lie on the 190. Now 2-4 leg days, well yes that is more accurate. I did one red eye and hated it the next day. I am staying as far from the bus as I can for as long as I can for QOL. That's just me tho. Hope you all get calls soon for those waiting.
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