PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
It's when a crew is on the aircraft as passengers. They are either going to a flight at another station or returning from a flight and going back to base or another location. It is also referred to as "deadheading".
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31457 posts, RR: 57 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4213 times:
If a Crew is travelling on a Commercial jet as Pax to be positioned at a particular place to operate an Aircraft as Flight crew.
That crew is a Positioning Crew.
Its common out here,when our crew FDTL is exceeded, & we want to save time,another set of crew is positioned to operate the same Aircraft Asap.
Macmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4207 times:
Thanks to both responses...Does this include a whole set of crew, meaning, a flight deck crew and cabin crew? Say, they're deadheading to a location to operate a 747-400, does that mean there will be roughly 20 of them riding as passengers? That means occupying 20 seats in an airplane right? If so, wow, that's some revenue they're sacrificing.
Philippine Airlines has a weekly A340-300 flight on the MNL-SFO run in addition to their daily 744 run. So I guess a positioning crew will fly in the 744 as passengers to SFO from MNL to operate the weekly A343 return flight to MNL?
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31457 posts, RR: 57 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
FDTL is applicable to Flying crew only [Cockpit crew],not to Cabin crew.At least out here since We are Cargo,it does not apply to us.
As Philsquares said its cheaper than accomodating Pax in Hotels.