Here in TPA we get a DC-10 or-11 every evening from MEM and then it departs the following morning, returning to MEM. The flight is only 90 minutes occurring once each day each way. How are the crews scheduled? It seems like they are waiting around for 12 hours to do a 90 minute flight. In the course of a week, that is not much flying time compared to some of the regional pilots on anet.
Since this same pattern occurs all over the FedEx domestic system, am I missing something obvious or do the FedEx crews not accumulate much time?
To be clear, I am not talking at all about international routes, just the domestic ones.
Many thanks for your explanations.