Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7 Posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
It may be a silly question but do the crews of these flights stay in congo or do they immediately fly back as passengers. The replacement crew would come from the huge crew bank in the back of the Md11s that fly to Kinshasa.
Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5348 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
They stay there. I am pretty sure. It is against SRs policy to have crews on flight for the return because of jetlag and lack of rest. Anyway it is nearly cheaper to have them stay ina hltel instead of using the seats.
Being on the plane would be considered as "on duty" anyway!
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I was thinking about teh war in congo. Arent these flight attendants in danger? I know SR suspended flights to Kinshasa during the rebels assault to the city.
For what is these crew bank then? It easily occupies the space of 30 seats.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
The SR flight to Kinshasa (SR 276) stops in Yaoundé. I think they perhaps change crew in Yaoundé. First crew makes ZRH - Yaoundé, second Yaoundé - Kinshasa - Yaoundé. In this case the crews have to stay in Yaoundé and not in Kinshasa. I don't know if this would be better.