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Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?  
User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Can any regional airline or commuter airline pilot tell me how much time is spent at home? Is the time away from home less or greater then with a national or international carrier. Thanks in advance,
Jeff

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User currently offlineSkyWestPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I fly for SkyWest and have lots of time at home. The typical week is work four days, home three. This month I'm doing what we call back-to-back-two-days. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I report to work (in Portland) at 3:45pm fly 6 legs ending in Bellingham, WA at 11:30pm. Stay at the Hampton Inn. Back to work at 12:30pm, fly 6 more legs and home at 10:05pm Wednesday night. I'll do that same trip Thursday-Friday and have Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off. This month's schedule has 12 days off. Some schedules have 14-15 days off.

I don't really know about other airlines. I saw a Seattle "bid packet" (list of schedules) for Alaska Airlines and they have anywhere from 14-19 days off; the majority of them 15-16. They have two and three day trips, much like SkyWest, only more days off, it seems. I think Southwest Airlines has mostly 3 and 4 day trips.

The guys flying internationally are gone more days at a time, but fly fewer trips. So they may do a 5-day trip, but do that only twice a month with many days off in between.

Does this help?
Chris


User currently offlineNickV1r From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Depends on the carrier and seniority. After 18 months at CCAir (USAirways Express) I was a senior First Officer with a 3 on/4 off schedule...it was great

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Thanks for the information. I was also wondering, if you work a day, is it a definite your not sleeping in your bed that night? Or is it possible to work, and end up in your hometown?

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1629 times:

Last month I had 18 days off. this coming month I am off 13 days. I usually only work on weekends and I am home every night.

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 1619 times:

What airline do you work for and what aircraft do you fly?

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Any commuter pilots on here? Like Cape Air and such.

User currently offlineJsheldon From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:

Just wanted to put it at the top to be noticed.

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