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  • Horizoncapt
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    Very true, the thing is my flights tend to be relitivley short for example PDX-SEA is about 40 min and SEA-EUG is about 1 hr. I do a lot of short flights since I fly a prop. the number of flights I do does depend heavily on where I am flying to. but usually I do about 4-5 segments per day. sorry if I confused anyone. that was one of my bussiest schedules from a few years back. I rarely fly more than 8 hours in a day though. Keep in mind about the segment restriction if I was to only fly 4 segments per day I would get on average about 4 hours of flying per day of work.

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by N9103M
    No such rule in the USA. However I have flown for companies that limit the number of legs per day, that's usually included in the pilot's union contract.

    Under Part 121 Domestic/Flag operations you are restricted to being scheduled for no more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period. You may however fly over that 8 hours, but you will require more than the standard rest period at the end of a day.

    At some of the regionals, it's not uncommon to have 6-8 leg days. (Mostly short hops)

    I remember one trip when I flew the CRJ for Pinnacle...

    DTW-CLE-DTW-OMA-DTW-ERI-DTW
    Got it. Thanks for the info.

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  • LRJet Guy
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    I flew this one a few months ago...

    SWF-PHL
    PHL-ABE
    ABE-PHL
    PHL-PHF
    PHF-PHL
    PHL-ITH
    ITH-PHL
    PHL-ABE

    Brutal day of flying....

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  • N9103M
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    I thought pilots aren't allowed to do more than 4 flight segments in a day?
    No such rule in the USA. However I have flown for companies that limit the number of legs per day, that's usually included in the pilot's union contract.

    Under Part 121 Domestic/Flag operations you are restricted to being scheduled for no more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period. You may however fly over that 8 hours, but you will require more than the standard rest period at the end of a day.

    At some of the regionals, it's not uncommon to have 6-8 leg days. (Mostly short hops)

    I remember one trip when I flew the CRJ for Pinnacle...

    DTW-CLE-DTW-OMA-DTW-ERI-DTW

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  • Colin Parker
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    I thought pilots aren't allowed to do more than 4 flight segments in a day?
    Rules like that vary from airline to airline. It is very hard to generalise in this industry on things like that. In my airline we do not do more than 3 sectors a day in general.

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by Horizoncapt
    My schedule is pretty good for a normal work day.

    it will usually look something like this... ( I am based at Portland, OR KPDX)

    PDX-SEA
    SEA-PDX
    PDX-EUG
    EUG-PDX
    PDX-BOI
    BOI-PDX

    the cities vary quite a bit as I fly a Q-400 for Horizon but depending on the length of the flights I have I can have just 4-5 flights per day or 6+

    I fly from Portland to...
    Seattle
    Boise
    Spokane
    Medford-Los Angeles (PDX-MFR-LAX)
    Reno
    Edmonton, Canada
    ect.

    do my flights vary from about 40 min PDX-SEA to 1.5 hr PDX-RNO and 2+ hr LAX-MFR (medford, OR)

    usually pretty nice schedules I'm a fairly junior captain for Horizon so I get okay schedules but they are a lot of fun to do lots of takeoffs and landings.
    I thought pilots aren't allowed to do more than 4 flight segments in a day?

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  • Horizoncapt
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    My schedule is pretty good for a normal work day.

    it will usually look something like this... ( I am based at Portland, OR KPDX)

    PDX-SEA
    SEA-PDX
    PDX-EUG
    EUG-PDX
    PDX-BOI
    BOI-PDX

    the cities vary quite a bit as I fly a Q-400 for Horizon but depending on the length of the flights I have I can have just 4-5 flights per day or 6+

    I fly from Portland to...
    Seattle
    Boise
    Spokane
    Medford-Los Angeles (PDX-MFR-LAX)
    Reno
    Edmonton, Canada
    ect.

    do my flights vary from about 40 min PDX-SEA to 1.5 hr PDX-RNO and 2+ hr LAX-MFR (medford, OR)

    usually pretty nice schedules I'm a fairly junior captain for Horizon so I get okay schedules but they are a lot of fun to do lots of takeoffs and landings.

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  • ptbodale
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    Is that pretty easy to do?
    Generally yes. After a few years you cultivate a network of friends and workmates that can be relied upon to help. However if you don't you just have to work.

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by ptbodale
    No. Our work shedules are based on a 24/7 operation. If you want a day off for a religious reason it is up to you to trade the shift.
    Is that pretty easy to do?

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  • screaming_emu
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    as flight instructing is one of your most probable steps in becoming an airline pilot, I'll go over what my schedule has looked like lately.

    I started out being very busy and working every day for about 3 weeks, weekends included. After that, things have slowed down greatly and though I've been into the airport for the last 6 days, I haven't been able to fly in those 6 days because the times that my students have been able to fly, the weather hasn't worked out well, or they have had to cancel for other reasons (most of my students are currently attending the US Naval Academy). Most of the time its pretty fun, but also quite frustrating. As I haven't flown much lately, my next paycheck is going to be absolutely horrendous (bout $150). I also haven't had many days off, I began work here on Jan 2nd, and I've only had about 3 days that I have had without anything scheduled.

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  • chrisburns
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    If I still had my dads schedule i would scan it and show ya'll. But for instance it goes something like this 5 day trip: Ill try and get an example soon.


    MSP-MKE
    MKE-MSP
    MSP-GRB
    ---------
    GRB-DTW
    DTW-ATL
    ATL-MSP
    MSP-GFK
    ---------
    GFK-MSP
    MSP-FAR
    FAR-MSP
    MSP-FAR
    FAR-MSP
    MSP-MSN
    ---------
    MSN-DTW
    DTW-BUF
    BUF-DTW
    DTW-IND
    ---------
    IND-FLL
    FLL-IND
    IND-MSP

    Thats one that I remember that my dad did back a while ago.

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  • ptbodale
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    Do the airlines generally respect requests for days off for religous reasons?
    No. Our work shedules are based on a 24/7 operation. If you want a day off for a religious reason it is up to you to trade the shift.

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  • Bok269
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    Do the airlines generally respect requests for days off for religous reasons?

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  • N9103M
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    At my company we work a 16 day on 16 day off schedule. And we are home based, which means we are airlined from our home airport (DTW in my case) to wherever our trip starts.

    A typical line at my company consists of 2 legs from an outstation, stopping once, to Toledo, OH. Freight is sorted for 2-3 hours and we depart generally flying 2 legs back to either the same, or sometimes a different outstation.

    Example:

    Show 2145 in the lobby in Boston. Depart at 2315 to ROC and TOL, arrive at 0140. Sit for almost 4 hours. Depart at 0512 for DEN and SAN. Arrive SAN at 0800. Layover for 32 hours. Return a day and a half later to BOS. Repeat that round trip 2-3 times during a month and you're done.

    That's a pretty senior trip.

    A junior trip usually has more flying and less layover time.

    Example:

    Show at 1900 in the lobby in El Paso. Depart at 2020 for STL and TOL, arrive at 0230. Sit for only about 3 hours. Depart at 0545 for STL and ELP. Arrive ELP at 0900. Layover for 10 hours.

    You then depart that night on the same run. You do that Monday-Friday and have a weekend layover in ELP. You do about 8-10 days of that during your 16 day line. Quite tiring....

    At the end of our line, we are airlined home to our respective home airports.

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  • nicko89
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    Thanks Colin!
    Sounds like i have alot to look forward to eventually :P

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