Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8781 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 (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8227 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: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8032 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: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7647 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 (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7411 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, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5576 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, 1185 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5422 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.