|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 28):|
DL is the only airline that has configured any 767s with the crew rest facilities that the network carrier pilot contracts require for flights over 12 hrs which require 2 sets of pilots per FAA rules.
All 763's have crew rest facilities as it is, because flights over 8 hours require a 3rd pilot. Also, no DL
763 or 764 has a crew bunk room. All DL
multi-crewed flights just block off BizElite seats for crew rest.
I'm not sure about AA
, but I know for sure that the UA
pilot contract does not stipulate that crew rest be in the form of bunk rooms. Only the 744 fleet at UA
has them, as well as only 15x of the 52x 777's at UA
. If a flight is operated with 3 pilots or a full double crew, either a bunk room must be provided, or seats are blocked off for pilot and FA
I've personally seen the Euro-config 777's (no bunk rooms) operate flights such as IAD
, which are well over 12 hours. In those cases, again, seats are just blocked off. So, LAX
would definitely be possible with respect to crew rest....it would be more an issue of if they could get a 763 to do it with any decent payload. Otherwise it might require a 777.