Sbbre44 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7457 times:
I always wonder how does the day begin for an airline pilot/FA who is to fly a long flight eg. from LAX - SYD?What if the pilot/FA does not live in LA area? What do they do once they get to the airport? How do they beat fatigue? How long is the turnaround for a long flight like above (how many days later does he/she get back home)? When in Sydney, how long is the lay over? Do they go sigtseeing there? (I am using Syd just as an example). Does the glamor of travel stays on or it gets old quick?
I would love to learn about all this. Any pilots/FAs on this forum who would like to share their `routine' life.
I would really appreciate it & would like to thank you in anticipation.
PS. Does anyone know of any book that contains above info (flight operations, etc...)
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30141 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7312 times:
It probably isn't quite what you are looking for but try and find a book called "Tiger Tales". It is a bunch of stories put together by pilots, F/A's, Mechs, ect. that used to work for the flying tiger line.
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AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7311 times:
Usually the F/As and pilots go to their hotel after a long, tiring flight.
They stay there about 5-7 days, provided they have a legal rest and the crew mouvements according to the frequencies, and length of the flight.
Beating fatigue with the jetlag isn't always easy AFAIK. Even more when they travel to the East.
Of course, many enjoy visiting a bit the city they are in for a few days.
DC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7271 times:
>>>>Usually the F/As and pilots go to their hotel after a long, tiring flight.
They stay there about 5-7 days, provided they have a legal rest and the crew mouvements according to the frequencies, and length of the flight