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Old 05-08-2018, 05:41 PM   #1  
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What's an example of a typical pilot or flight attendant schedule with how many days in a row they work, how many days off after , etc. ?
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What's an example of a typical pilot or flight attendant schedule with how many days in a row they work, how many days off after , etc. ?
That is a TREMENDOUSLY generic question. It depends on your seniority, base, equipment, airline work rules and preference in bids. Reserves at my shop generally see 12-14 days off, and work blocks in 4-5 day stretches. Line holders can see anywhere from 12-18 days off with mostly 3 or 4 day trips. Industry wide, generally speaking, 4 on and 3 off is more or less the norm but that can vary quite a bit given any of the aforementioned variables.

Beyond that, there are too many variables to call anything “typical.”
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Airline specific? Hmmmm
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You need to include the airline, seniority, equipment, personal preferences, LOS ect...
Basically impossible to answer.
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If you're trying to bust your husband just say so. These coy round about questions don't make it easy to help you. Some pilots cheat on their wives with FAs, some wives hound perfectly honest pilot husbands about cheating with FAs. Sounds like you fall into 1 of these 2 groups, either way being married to a pilot probably isn't for you. Hopefully you can find another husband before children are in the picture.
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laurabos,

Assuming you're legit, and not a PI, here's a short brief,

There is no typical. FA's generally have different labor contract and FAA rules than the pilots. FA's can fly different aircraft the same day, pilots cannot. That means they can jump from 737 to the Airbus series in the same day. More than likely at a large legacy airline, it would be uncommon to see the FA's paired with the pilots more than 2-3 legs on a 12 leg, 3-day trip.

For monthly pilot schedules, it depends on the aircraft type and seniority of the pilot or FA. For narrowbody like the 737 or Airbus, trips might run from 1-5 days varying from 0-6 days off in between. Depends on the preference and the standing on each list. If the top guy wants to fly "turns", which are two leg out and backs the same day, he might leave at 6am and be back home to pick up his kids from school at 3pm every M/T/W/H. If he is not senior on the list, he will be "on-call" for flying every weekend or flying red-eye night flights at some large city coastal base. Unless both the pilot and FA have "turns" available at their base and both are relatively senior, they aren't going to fly together much.

International widebody flying is different. It's one leg to Paris or XYZ, layover and one leg back, generally, but not always with same FA's. Again, the monthly trip schedule for the pilot and FA could be the same city, but mostly on different days. One or the other could trade onto the same flights, but again, they will have to be senior to do it. People trade all the time. Hard to pin down exact flights and numbers, Dershowitz and Boies won't be able to get personal files of airline crewmembers and crew lists to show you patterns.

That should cover it, now about yourself?
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If you're trying to bust your husband just say so. These coy round about questions don't make it easy to help you. Some pilots cheat on their wives with FAs, some wives hound perfectly honest pilot husbands about cheating with FAs. Sounds like you fall into 1 of these 2 groups, either way being married to a pilot probably isn't for you. Hopefully you can find another husband before children are in the picture.
Haha! I got the same impression. Someone’s about to get busted.
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If you're trying to bust your husband just say so. These coy round about questions don't make it easy to help you. Some pilots cheat on their wives with FAs, some wives hound perfectly honest pilot husbands about cheating with FAs. Sounds like you fall into 1 of these 2 groups, either way being married to a pilot probably isn't for you. Hopefully you can find another husband before children are in the picture.
Lmaooo dude i'm a 17 year old girl who is thinking about being a pilot when she's older and just wanted to know around how many days in a row they work 😂
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Damn everybody on here assumes things so quickly 😂 I'm a 17 year old girl and I'm thinking about going to Embry Riddle for College to become an airline pilot . My mom told me for more information about being a pilot or what their schedules are like , things they deal with , etc. that I could maybe look onto a pilot forum website so I am 😂 I asked about the schedule because obviously anyone who is becoming a pilot would want to know how many days in a row they'll be working and how many days they will have off 😂 That goes for almost any job of course you'll want to know the schedule . I asked the question about a married pilot and flight attendant because my boyfriend wants to be a flight attendant and if we worked at the same place I was wondering how low are the chances of us going on trips together if we worked out ... I know that's extremely unrealistic but it was just a "what if" type of though ... just letting everybody know so they can put down their popcorn I don't have a husband nobody's cheating on me and there's really not a whole interesting story behind why i'm asking these questions 😂 Sorry to give anyone the wrong impression
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Are all those emoji’s really necessary? You’re dealing with mostly older men who do not talk like the kids you go to the mall with on Friday nights. As others have said, schedules vary immensely. Have you looked into taking a flying lesson before you to to Embry Riddle?
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