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Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Tehran? Havana? Tirana?

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User currently offlineLS737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
Tehran? Havana? Tirana?

What's wrong with Havana? A very nice city with some very nice hotels.


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4509 times:
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Not sure... but could it be Lagos or Port Harcourt perhaps?

Kev.



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Baghdad?

London?

Tom  laughing 


User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

I guess the worst stopover city, especially for female crew-members, will be one in a city of a Muslim country with a very strict religious regime.

I'm pretty sure crew-members will be able to have a great time in Havana...


User currently offlineBestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

The worst layover depends on a lot of things besides location: the length of the layover, the weather, whether your crew is all slam-clickers or all party animals, etc.

Sometimes a layover means 8 hours in Des Moines during a blizzerd and sometimes it means two sunny days in Rio. That's the spectrum.


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 5):
Sometimes a layover means 8 hours in Des Moines during a blizzerd and sometimes it means two sunny days in Rio. That's the spectrum.

OK, but some places must be boring despite the weather etc.
And maybe Des Moines, Helsinki or Tokyo could be one of them...


User currently offlineBucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

depends on the person. I always loved Portland OR, but I flew with a guy once who hated it. Go figure.

User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Personally i hated NRT stop overs...
Hated being stuck out in the middle of no where ...



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User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

5 day Lagos on 767.

I have to admit I was very happy when I read on another thread that BA has had to suspend it's 3 x weekly 767 flight which operates in addition to the daily 747 flight.  ashamed 

No more 5 day Lagos HOORAH! A 24 hour stop is bearable.

Wish the 5 day NBO would follow suit!

I don't wish to cause any offence to anyone from these countries. It's just that spending 5 days somewhere where our movements are restricted (can only leave the hotel in groups etc etc) makes it for a boring trip.

Just did my first 5 day NAS as well which I was really looking forward to. What a disappointment. Left London at the start of it's 'mini heatwave' and arrived in NAS where it was raining or cloudy the whole time I was there.

On the flipside I tend to enjoy some destinations which most would think are not nice. TLV trips are wicked. Love BOM as well. ORD and YYZ also up there.

 Smile


User currently offlineJobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

For me it's 30h DTW, LOS and PHC....brhhhhh.I love to go in NRT,JFK,GIG GRU EZE and my favorite it's TNR!!!
bye



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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting Monkeyboi (Reply 9):
Wish the 5 day NBO would follow suit!

Never knew Nairobi was that risky anymore?

Could you please elaborate.  Smile

Regards
Ryanair737


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3818 times:
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A former Swissair FA told me that for her Lagos was definitely the worst, because she basically had to stay at the hotel all the time.

-Manuel



Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineTwoLz2Rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 3800 times:

at least for the women i would think Saudi Arabia would be the worst...does SQ still fly to JED? what a horrible thing those Singapore girls would have to cover up!



i personally would love to visit Saudi...


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Lagos and West Africa without a doubt.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Palmerston North in NZ. Not exactly a happening place  Wink I think NZ ATR guys layover here

User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

For the Eagle/Executive F/As in SJU, its suppossed to be AXA.

Matt


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 11):
Never knew Nairobi was that risky anymore?

I've never felt unsafe in NBO, and I've been there several times in several different years. While it's definitely not the safest, most secure city in the world, it's not that bad. It's a fun place.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Aeroflot has a weekly flight to the Maldives. But because of crew time restrictions, the crew cannot fly back the same flight. So Aeroflot just leaves the crew in the Maldives for a week. And after a week, the same crew flies back with the passengers they transported to the Maldives a week earlier. Except now, the crew is also nice and suntanned!
I hear its a really popular flight amongst Aeroflot crew. And its a strong competition to serve that flight. But a FA cannot serve the flight again for a long period of time after returning back to SVO base, in order to give other FAs a much deserved vacation.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Quoting Jobalas (Reply 10):
For me it's 30h DTW, LOS and PHC

At least you get to fly into a nice airport, but it sounds like they don't put you downtown or anything.

For NW crews, the top rated worst layover city from what I have heard is Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI)



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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 18):
Aeroflot has a weekly flight to the Maldives. But because of crew time restrictions, the crew cannot fly back the same flight. So Aeroflot just leaves the crew in the Maldives for a week. And after a week, the same crew flies back with the passengers they transported to the Maldives a week earlier. Except now, the crew is also nice and suntanned!
I hear its a really popular flight amongst Aeroflot crew. And its a strong competition to serve that flight. But a FA cannot serve the flight again for a long period of time after returning back to SVO base, in order to give other FAs a much deserved vacation.

I think you misunderstood the question. It was "what's the worst" not what's a dream stopover...

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

I would put a vote down for JAN, what a horrible city.

User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 8):
Personally i hated NRT stop overs...
Hated being stuck out in the middle of no where ...

It's a 60-minute train ride to the center of Tokyo, how lazy are you...?

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 6):
OK, but some places must be boring despite the weather etc.
And maybe Des Moines, Helsinki or Tokyo could be one of them...

You being a Swede, I can understand some envy (  Wink ) towards HEL, but Tokyo can never be boring IMHO... Smile



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