RJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3700 times:
Just saw the lovely CX 830 pass over my house on her way into JFK and was wondering if the crew overnights for just 24 hours and takes 831 back to HKG tomorrow or if they stay 48 hours...It's a pretty big crew I believe (4 pilots and ~20 F/As if my memory serves me correct).
I think our policy is consistent with most North American policies. Anywhere we fly where flights operate on a daily basis, taking into account contractual and crew rest considerations, you're returning 24 hours later. Great for time off, but a 24 hour layover on the YYZ-HKG cycle is a killer. By comparison, CX allows their crews in NYC a 72 hour recovery period.
On flights with less than daily frequency, we're on the next flight out. Some of the better trips include 48 & 72 hours in PVG/ICN/BOG/LIM (from YYZ). Extended SCL/EZE cycles during our summer (their winter). With the upcoming proposed YYZ-LAX-SYD 777 route, we all expect it will be YYZ-LAX (24hrs), LAX-SYD (24 hrs), SYD-LAX (24 hours) > YYZ.
There have been some oddball layovers in the past such as all day (14 hour) layovers in GRU & LIM. Basically the aircraft and the crew travelled together, but scheduling changes have altered those.
Asianguy767 From Singapore, joined Oct 2003, 263 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3085 times:
For SQ crew who operate the ULR SQ22 SIN-EWR we also get 3 nights including arrival, 4 nights if you count departure as well. One night is standby just in case of AOG or turnback and the operating set has to step down cos of FTL...
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
Well CX does not have a second group of crew operating on the nonstop JFK flights, so that explains the 72 hours overnight. I believe CX crew used to actually stay at Long Island, but then now they are in Manhattan.
For SQ, they stay at a Mid-town hotel in Manhattan.
For CX's HKG-ANC-YYZ-ANC-HKG flight, I believe that there used to be a crew change at ANC... so one night at ANC, and then another night at YYZ, followed by another night at ANC, and then onto HKG. However, this might have been changed, but I cannot imagine any regulation allowing the crew to operate from YYZ to HKG via ANC with an hour layover.