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Old 05-07-2018, 06:18 PM   #1  
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Can a pilot and flight attendant who work for the same airline be married and fly together/have the same schedule ? Is there any way at all that this would be possible even if it is highly unlikely?
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #2  
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Yes, I know one couple at my airline that fits that description. Keep in mind, though, that if they have different relative seniority in their base and role, the chances of getting lots of trips together are slim (because of how bidding works). Especially in a large base it'd be really difficult to make that happen reliably...
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Yes, I know one couple at my airline that fits that description. Keep in mind, though, that if they have different relative seniority in their base and role, the chances of getting lots of trips together are slim (because of how bidding works). Especially in a large base it'd be really difficult to make that happen reliably...
How does the bidding work ?
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:58 PM   #4  
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IMO its a long shot. Better for both of you to be FAs if you want to have similar schedules.

And anyway...Id rather not work with my wife LOL.
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Not a AA unless they have over 35 years of seniority where they can both trip-trade onto each others 3-day Europe trips.

Odds are the average FA work ethic will somewhat subside by that time living with someone making near $400K. Plan on 1 trip a month by that point which will cost 5X whatever the FA's gross income for the trip from buying useless chit.

By that time, a trained Squirrel Monkey would be a way cooler thing to bring along a trip. More chances of free beers than someone trying to turn the hotel room AC down to 48F due to hot flashes.
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IMO its a long shot. Better for both of you to be FAs if you want to have similar schedules.

And anyway...Id rather not work with my wife LOL.
At least youd have a flight deck door between you. At my old airline I ran across a pilot couple that would buddy-bid to fly together.

Generally speaking, I dont care who you are: Id rather not spend 24 hours a day within a 3 foot radius of you.
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Maybe. But once you have kids you're bidding opposite schedules, game over.
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As has been alluded to, for the most part pilot and FA trips are built very differently due to differing work rules and FAA rest requirements so having identical trips for most airlines would require bidding very specific and likely senior trips.

As far as being able to hold some of the same layovers it's a bit more possible as long as the more senior of the two is the one who has a bidding timeline that comes later so they can attempt to bid to match the other's schedule. At that point seniority can be wildly different.

If you're senior enough it might be even easy to have the same trips, the catch is how senior that is. On the junior side it'd probably be more important just to try to bid for the same days off while you could.
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Not a AA unless they have over 35 years of seniority where they can both trip-trade onto each others 3-day Europe trips.

Odds are the average FA work ethic will somewhat subside by that time living with someone making near $400K. Plan on 1 trip a month by that point which will cost 5X whatever the FA's gross income for the trip from buying useless chit.

By that time, a trained Squirrel Monkey would be a way cooler thing to bring along a trip. More chances of free beers than someone trying to turn the hotel room AC down to 48F due to hot flashes.
Man that hits right at home. My wife has been a F/A for 32 years. The minute I got the 777 bid she said, Im done.

We seldom flew together once we married. Kids, lack of desire on her part to work more than the minimum kept us on separate schedules.

Although I do like the hotel a/c turned down low.
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With the pilot on part 117 rules and the F/A not, its not likely.
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