Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9735 times:
Anyone know how the HKG-SYD leg is doing load wise? I was thinkin of going down to SYD in September and thought I might try my chances getting on as standby, and if the loads are as they were last time I saw a thread re this I'll have a good chance of getting on! Gotta love the A346 too!!!
Flighttime From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9181 times:
Don't know about VS crews but at BA Aussie trips are not really that popular anymore. Apart from the fact that they are quite long, getting one night in Oz is horrid. On the Oz-Asia sector you feel like you've been dug up!
Monkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8986 times:
Thats true. The BA ozzie trips are only popular because of the money, not the trip itself. A LHR/SIN/SYD 9 day trip generally racks up about GBP1100.00 in 'allowences'. And the block of days off afterwards a nice.
Just out of curiousity is it a good paying trip at VS? How many days off does it generate? Do the HKG based crews or LON based crews operate the route?
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8601 times:
What an awful trip--and even then, only three or four days off between them! YIKES! Seems like VS could save a lot of money and hassle by just having the the LHR-HKG trip split by crews from both bases, and then same for HKG-SYD (split by HKG and SYD crews).
Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8365 times:
Quoting Crosschecked (Reply 10): Can we try and avoid discussing the money earned by airline crew here, please? All that happens is that battles erupt between airline crew or Joe Public begins questioning why they earn "so much".
What do you have to hide? I suppose you can choose not to take part in such a discussion but the rest of us can choose to do otherwise.
6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3385 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6530 times:
Quoting Flighttime (Reply 6): Don't know about VS crews but at BA Aussie trips are not really that popular anymore. Apart from the fact that they are quite long, getting one night in Oz is horrid. On the Oz-Asia sector you feel like you've been dug up!
Bear in mind that 1 night in Oz actually means arriving 5am , staying overnight, then flying out the following day around 3-4pm...
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6376 times:
Quoting B707Stu (Reply 16): Are these the longest trips for crews around the world? I know LH, when they operated FRA-JFK-LIM-SCL had 12 and 13 day trips. I'm curious.
I don't remember LH ever operating JFK - LIM. I remember FRA to either BOG or CCS, then to Quito (UIO?), then to LIM, then to LPB, and then return. That is the flight I remember on the 747. Anyone can correct me.