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Air India Crews In New York  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Today's New York Post had a small advertisement from Air India seeking crew accommodations in Manhattan. AI is seeking a two-year contract with a "first class" Manhattan hotel to provide rooms for cabin crew members overnighting in New York. Among other things, AI is asking for 57 rooms. What I can't quite figure out is why they need so many rooms, considering there's just one daily flight to JFK. Any ideas?

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17444 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

They recently launched thrice weekly flights from EWR-Mumbai via Paris, 747-400.

Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

AI has 3 crews in NYC at any given time. JFK ops have 48 hr layovers and EWR ops have 48/72 hr layovers.

3 sets x 19 crew (average) = 57 rooms

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Don't the same crews all stop in Europe as well? Or do they continue to India? Seems to me that if the same crews also rest in Europe, their 48hour layovers in NYC could be reduced.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Yes, crew stop in Europe as well for an additional 48 hours each way.

The layovers cannot be effectively reduced due to DGCA regulations that require a minimum of 24 hours rest for crew operating >8 hrs in a day. In the event of a delayed flight, the subsequent day's operation would also be affected creating a spiral effect down the line. It is more efficient to adopt a 48 hr layover pattern as a result.

The normal pattern to JFK is India-LHR/48h/LHR-JFK/48h/JFK-LHR/48h/LHR-India. EWR and ORD follow similar patterns.

There are some exceptions including the notorious "double shuttle" that runs BOM-DEL/18h/DEL-LHR/72h/LHR-ORD/48h/ORD-LHR/48h/LHR-JFK/48h/JFK-LHR/48h/LHR-DEL/48h/DEL-BOM that runs 16 days away from base.

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