|Quoting lowrider (Reply 9):|
The airline may operate on UTC, but the passengers don't. If you have a crew on min rest, and you don't want to move the departure time, you have to find a way to adjust the crew's rest period.
You guys are confusing two things.
Movement of local time should not have effect on crew rest. Virtually all airline are run on UTC
, the crew pairings are built in UTC
, the flights schedules are built in UTC
Yes the customers get to see local time, but the airlines operations and planning are run on UTC
, so a crews schedule will be what it is regardless of local time changes. Airlines adjust public schedules accordingly months in advance if needed.
In 10-years of managing an airlines operations control center, I don't recall a single instance where schedules got bungled or we had crew issues when local times changes occurred. It simply had zero effect on the operation as we always stuck to UTC
which never ever changes regardless if we operated in India, UK, Japan or Texas.
This whole thread is about essentially a non-issue.