A recent red-eye from LAS
on Delta sparked this question about crew scheduling.
On DL249, which departed LAS
at 2250 local and arrived ATL
around 0540 local (slightly behind schedule), the LAX
-based flight crew started their trip in LAS
. I didn't see the ATL
-based cabin crew prior to departure.
I'm wondering what a typical red-eye schedule looks like for both cockpit and cabin crew on a legacy carrier. In another thread, a B6
F/A indicated that B6
crews actually do red-eye turns, but that DL
, etc., don't schedule their crews that way.
Generally speaking, do crews usually terminate after a red-eye? I'd note that on arrival in ATL
the cabin crew looked absolutely exhausted, suggesting possibly that they had done a turn in LAS
and didn't originate there with the flight crew.