I always wonder how does the day begin for an airline pilot/FA who is to fly a long flight eg. from LAX - SYD?What if the pilot/FA does not live in LA area? What do they do once they get to the airport? How do they beat fatigue? How long is the turnaround for a long flight like above (how many days later does he/she get back home)? When in Sydney, how long is the lay over? Do they go sigtseeing there? (I am using Syd just as an example). Does the glamor of travel stays on or it gets old quick?
I would love to learn about all this. Any pilots/FAs on this forum who would like to share their `routine' life.
I would really appreciate it & would like to thank you in anticipation.
PS. Does anyone know of any book that contains above info (flight operations, etc...)