Jsheldon
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Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 5:33 am

Can any regional airline or commuter airline pilot tell me how much time is spent at home? Is the time away from home less or greater then with a national or international carrier. Thanks in advance,
Jeff
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 10:05 am

I fly for SkyWest and have lots of time at home. The typical week is work four days, home three. This month I'm doing what we call back-to-back-two-days. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I report to work (in Portland) at 3:45pm fly 6 legs ending in Bellingham, WA at 11:30pm. Stay at the Hampton Inn. Back to work at 12:30pm, fly 6 more legs and home at 10:05pm Wednesday night. I'll do that same trip Thursday-Friday and have Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off. This month's schedule has 12 days off. Some schedules have 14-15 days off.

I don't really know about other airlines. I saw a Seattle "bid packet" (list of schedules) for Alaska Airlines and they have anywhere from 14-19 days off; the majority of them 15-16. They have two and three day trips, much like SkyWest, only more days off, it seems. I think Southwest Airlines has mostly 3 and 4 day trips.

The guys flying internationally are gone more days at a time, but fly fewer trips. So they may do a 5-day trip, but do that only twice a month with many days off in between.

Does this help?
Chris
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 10:19 am

Depends on the carrier and seniority. After 18 months at CCAir (USAirways Express) I was a senior First Officer with a 3 on/4 off schedule...it was great
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 6:11 pm

Thanks for the information. I was also wondering, if you work a day, is it a definite your not sleeping in your bed that night? Or is it possible to work, and end up in your hometown?
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:26 pm

Last month I had 18 days off. this coming month I am off 13 days. I usually only work on weekends and I am home every night.
 
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RE: Cody

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:35 pm

What airline do you work for and what aircraft do you fly?
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 1:09 am

Any commuter pilots on here? Like Cape Air and such.
 
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RE: Any Regional Or Commuter Pilots Here?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:43 pm

Just wanted to put it at the top to be noticed.

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