Actually, I do believe you, without question. I just hope to God you and your crew were single! I have to tell you, there is no way that length of a pairing would ever have been allowed at WG. Unbelievable that NX
would subject you to that. Not to mention the hell on earth a pairing like that would be if you didn't get along with some of the crew!
One of the longest pairings I did at WG went like this:
2. Arrive FRA, position BA to LGW
3. LGW (layover)
4. LGW (Layover)
5. LGW-YVR (overnight YVR)
7 Arrive AMS
8 AMS (layover)
9 AMS-YVR (overnight YVR)
10 Position home YVR-YYZ AC/CP
LOL...I have to tell you this one. Once, WG crew sked really screwed up. I was on GDO's, and they called me, begging me to to a 3 day pairing, as they were short crew. I agreed. I positioned on Canadi>n to LGW, where I was to spend 2 nights, then join up with an incoming crew from YYZ for the return flight to YYZ.
Well, the crew came, a FULL crew. I called crew sked.
They asked me to remnain in LGW for one more night, and fly home with the next crew the following day. I happily agreed, as I was earning per diem, and seeing my friends in Brighton. Soooo, next crew flies in, a FULL crew! Uh huh. The ISM and I called YYZ crew sked. They were a little embarrassed, and asked me to remain there for one more night! LOL. Again, I happily agreed. Next day, SAME THING. By this time, I have more than missed my next block assigned pairing, and I really wanna come home! I called crew sked, who had completely forgotten about me, and where I was! They then put me on an LH flight to FRA, where I was to join up with a crew returning to YYZ. Crew is there in YYZ, and again, it's a full complement. The WG flight is oversold, so I can't even ride home on that, as even the flight deck observer seats are all assigned. I and the Captain of that flight, who thought my "vacation" was wonderful, called crew sked, who, by now, red faced with embarrassment, booked me on LH to YYZ that afternoon. In short, I positoned to LGW, spent 5 days there, and positioned home from FRA. Nice vacation! Granted, this kind of error was rare, if it ever happened at all, but, I got me $700 in per diem, and spend time with me pals in Brighton! Love ya and miss ya, WG!