FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
It really depends on what type of service (beverage/cold meal/hot meal), passenger load, and flight time...kinda confusing. For example:
UE:2-3 depending on flight time and meal category. Meal category 3/4, flt time under 2:30 with passenger load between 90-112 carries 3, everything else (including meal category 3/4 flight time over 2:30 with passenger load between 90-112) carries 2.
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3125 times:
Would you mind confirming for me your figure of 12 crew on an NW 744 is correct?
Here at NZ we were always led to believe that our 747 staffing is the lowest in the world (13 for shorthaul flights, 14 for longhaul).
I can't even begin to imagine how a longhaul flight would be crewed with only 12~!
Clipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 671 posts, RR: 14 Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
The FAR's require 1 F/A for EACH 50 SEATS, regardless of the passenger count. How many the airline chooses to augment that is up to the carrier and any contractual obligations it has with the F/A's union.
NWAskyteam From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
On any particular flight you might have positioning crews that are working the flight and would throw off the crew counts. That being said, NW now crews all flights domestically with minimum staffing and will very rarely add an additional crew member who might be under their monthly guarantee. By doing this, this might eliminate them having to pay this person for not working and causing the working crew not to get paid for "short crew". If the aircraft is staffed at minimum crew and the passenger count exceeds a certain preset number, the crew is compensated for it.
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
To clarify on the "one FA per 50 pax" rule, you have to add a flight attendant each time you add any fraction of an extra 50 passengers (if that makes sense). Hence, 149 passengers require three FAs, whilst 150 or 151 require four.
FlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
150 Passengers is still the cut off for a minimum crew of 3 flight attendants. NWA's 320's used to have 12F 138Y for 150 total with 3 flight attendants. Today those airplanes have 16F and 132Y for 148 total with 3 flight attendants.
Adh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 353 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
A few years ago on an AA flight from DFW to ORD, we had an aircraft switch from a 777 to an MD-80. (needless to say some passengers got bumped). Anyway, the FA crew did not change because all of the FA's had to be in Chicago for their next leg. It was hilarious because we had almost a dozen FA's on an MD-80. They were everywhere.