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Long Haul V Short Hops, Cockpit Crew Choice.  
User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4277 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

Is there a preferred duty with you pilots, the long haul or a few short hops a day?

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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 3067 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Is there a preferred duty with you pilots, the long haul or a few short hops a day?

It's all personal preference. Long haul is generally more efficient (at my company, anyway) meaning that you can get more flying hours per time away from base, resulting in less time at work, but some people (like me) don't sleep well on those trips. I have now gone back to narrowbody domestic and fly three (or so) legs a day on average. That's my choice, and am much happier and more well-rested; I also like my current equipment better than my last aircraft, so that's a bonus.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I also like my current equipment better than my last aircraft.

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (8 years 23 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

I enjoyed short haul more because it was more flying! somtimes 5 flights a day! and loads of landings Big grin Now on long haul it's one max 2 flights a day, less landings and with the time difference it's sometimes pretty hard to get enough sleep...
Short Haul with the MD11F is FUN Big grin Big grin

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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10733 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (8 years 22 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Quoting Readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Is there a preferred duty with you pilots, the long haul or a few short hops a day?

I prefer long haul, as it gives me more time off, and less times per month I have to go to work.

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User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

Right now, long haul. But most of my career has been short haul, so I may just still be enjoying the novelty. I like having fewer commutes per month and getting more of my work done as once.

[Edited 2008-05-05 18:06:20]

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User currently offlineSanjet From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

I find the long hauls to be quite boring and you have to usually lay over away from home and sit in the airplanes doing nothing for 6 hours but enjoy the view. The advantage with short haul, with my company anyways, is that I get to come back home the same night after flying, No lay overs and I actualy fly more hours than the long haul pilots. Nothing more fun than flying a Dash-8 doing 6-11 legs in a day, each leg being 1-2 hours; lots of action.
Each pilots have their choices though...

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