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Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:03 pm

Tehran? Havana? Tirana?
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:05 pm

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
Tehran? Havana? Tirana?

What's wrong with Havana? A very nice city with some very nice hotels.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:13 pm

Not sure... but could it be Lagos or Port Harcourt perhaps?

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:16 pm

Baghdad?

London?

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:17 pm

I guess the worst stopover city, especially for female crew-members, will be one in a city of a Muslim country with a very strict religious regime.

I'm pretty sure crew-members will be able to have a great time in Havana...
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:07 pm

The worst layover depends on a lot of things besides location: the length of the layover, the weather, whether your crew is all slam-clickers or all party animals, etc.

Sometimes a layover means 8 hours in Des Moines during a blizzerd and sometimes it means two sunny days in Rio. That's the spectrum.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:31 pm

Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 5):
Sometimes a layover means 8 hours in Des Moines during a blizzerd and sometimes it means two sunny days in Rio. That's the spectrum.

OK, but some places must be boring despite the weather etc.
And maybe Des Moines, Helsinki or Tokyo could be one of them...
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:41 pm

depends on the person. I always loved Portland OR, but I flew with a guy once who hated it. Go figure.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:00 pm

Personally i hated NRT stop overs...
Hated being stuck out in the middle of no where ...
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:17 pm

5 day Lagos on 767.

I have to admit I was very happy when I read on another thread that BA has had to suspend it's 3 x weekly 767 flight which operates in addition to the daily 747 flight.  ashamed 

No more 5 day Lagos HOORAH! A 24 hour stop is bearable.

Wish the 5 day NBO would follow suit!

I don't wish to cause any offence to anyone from these countries. It's just that spending 5 days somewhere where our movements are restricted (can only leave the hotel in groups etc etc) makes it for a boring trip.

Just did my first 5 day NAS as well which I was really looking forward to. What a disappointment. Left London at the start of it's 'mini heatwave' and arrived in NAS where it was raining or cloudy the whole time I was there.

On the flipside I tend to enjoy some destinations which most would think are not nice. TLV trips are wicked. Love BOM as well. ORD and YYZ also up there.

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:31 pm

For me it's 30h DTW, LOS and PHC....brhhhhh.I love to go in NRT,JFK,GIG GRU EZE and my favorite it's TNR!!!
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:18 am

Quoting Monkeyboi (Reply 9):
Wish the 5 day NBO would follow suit!

Never knew Nairobi was that risky anymore?

Could you please elaborate.  Smile

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:47 am

A former Swissair FA told me that for her Lagos was definitely the worst, because she basically had to stay at the hotel all the time.

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:00 am

at least for the women i would think Saudi Arabia would be the worst...does SQ still fly to JED? what a horrible thing those Singapore girls would have to cover up!



i personally would love to visit Saudi...
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:41 am

Lagos and West Africa without a doubt.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:30 am

Palmerston North in NZ. Not exactly a happening place  Wink I think NZ ATR guys layover here
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:17 am

For the Eagle/Executive F/As in SJU, its suppossed to be AXA.

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:30 pm

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 11):
Never knew Nairobi was that risky anymore?

I've never felt unsafe in NBO, and I've been there several times in several different years. While it's definitely not the safest, most secure city in the world, it's not that bad. It's a fun place.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:20 pm

Aeroflot has a weekly flight to the Maldives. But because of crew time restrictions, the crew cannot fly back the same flight. So Aeroflot just leaves the crew in the Maldives for a week. And after a week, the same crew flies back with the passengers they transported to the Maldives a week earlier. Except now, the crew is also nice and suntanned!
I hear its a really popular flight amongst Aeroflot crew. And its a strong competition to serve that flight. But a FA cannot serve the flight again for a long period of time after returning back to SVO base, in order to give other FAs a much deserved vacation.

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:44 pm

Quoting Jobalas (Reply 10):
For me it's 30h DTW, LOS and PHC

At least you get to fly into a nice airport, but it sounds like they don't put you downtown or anything.

For NW crews, the top rated worst layover city from what I have heard is Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI)
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:31 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 18):
Aeroflot has a weekly flight to the Maldives. But because of crew time restrictions, the crew cannot fly back the same flight. So Aeroflot just leaves the crew in the Maldives for a week. And after a week, the same crew flies back with the passengers they transported to the Maldives a week earlier. Except now, the crew is also nice and suntanned!
I hear its a really popular flight amongst Aeroflot crew. And its a strong competition to serve that flight. But a FA cannot serve the flight again for a long period of time after returning back to SVO base, in order to give other FAs a much deserved vacation.

I think you misunderstood the question. It was "what's the worst" not what's a dream stopover...

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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:19 pm

I would put a vote down for JAN, what a horrible city.
 
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RE: Worst Stopover City For A Airline Crew?

Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:27 pm

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 8):
Personally i hated NRT stop overs...
Hated being stuck out in the middle of no where ...

It's a 60-minute train ride to the center of Tokyo, how lazy are you...?

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 6):
OK, but some places must be boring despite the weather etc.
And maybe Des Moines, Helsinki or Tokyo could be one of them...

You being a Swede, I can understand some envy (  Wink ) towards HEL, but Tokyo can never be boring IMHO... Smile
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