One airline here tries to go for 4 cycles a day... But here are some examples:
Standard report in (Duty Starts) 1 hr before flight.
Duty release 30mins after last landing.
, 2x 50 mins, ground stop 40 mins.
Flight time: 1h40
Duty time: 3h10
3 cycles, 3h50 mins flt, 3x 40mins ground
2h30 flight. 3h30 duty. Straight to the hotel arrive 9pm and sleep coz...
1st flight 6am. 9hr 50 flight. 14h40 duty day.
6am departure again. 2h50 flight, 5h20 duty. *then standby the next day, though they go last in line to be called for duty, see below (limitations).
Another airline does one duty day for their crew that is:
10 legs x 30 mins = 5hrs
Total groundstop = 4h30 ground intermediate.
Duty sign in and release: 1h30
Total duty day: 11hrs.
For the above... it's the same crew for the whole day... ie. the flight deck has the same duty legs/hrs. And often they do 6 days on 1 day off... right on the limit.
Limitations for F/As (Domestic Flights) are:
Max continuous daily scheduled duty: 14hrs.
Duties up to 14hrs require 9hrs consecutive rest. 8hr rest allowed if after that duty day rest of 10hrs is scheduled.
Duties up to 16hrs may be scheduled if: Not operating with minimum F/A (at least minimum +1).
For duty days 16 - 18hrs, minimum +2 (Some airline does this one)
For 18 - 20, minimum +3.
If F/A under ground transportation provided by company from/to home/outstation accomodation to/from airport, not counted as duty.
Pay? Medium rates (depending on airlines).
Basic salary about US$200 - 300 a month.
Meal Allowances: B=US$2.5, L=US$5, D=US$5
Hourly Flight pay: US$5 - 7.5 an hour (after the first 10hrs).
Go to the airport because crew transport screw up=$7.5-10 reimbursement.
Flight pay = flight hours.
Meal allowances cover your duty period.
Some airlines also give outstation layover allowances.
Take home between US$400 - 600 a month... and they don't make her clean the toilets (unlike some airline with half that pay for the same hours!)