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AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:32 am

Hi all,

Just wondering if it's the norm for AA to crew their UK/ROI - JFK flights with three tech crew? Flew DUB-JFK on the 757 and noticed it was crewed by three pilots who rotated rest in blocked out J class seats. Thought that was pretty generous of AA for a seven hour flight! Is this the norm or something route/aircraft specific?
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RE: AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:41 am

A lot of airlines block (premium) seats if there is no crew rest area
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RE: AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:48 am

I am not sure about US Flight Time Limitation rules but maybe it was a training flight and there was a training Captain occupying the third seat?
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RE: AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Quoting bastew (Thread starter):
Is this the norm or something route/aircraft specific?

Yes, this appears to be the norm for that route.
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RE: AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:16 am

Might the weather be a possibility? I don't know whats its been like over the NATS but its been quite stormy here (DUB) over the past few days with westerly winds blowing across the country. Add to that holding over JFK and any number of other scenarios that can occur. DUB-JFK can quickly turn from 7hrs to 8 1/2 even 9hrs if just a couple of things line up right... or wrong in this case.
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RE: AA DUB-JFK Three Tech Crew.

Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:28 am

Not only does this safeguard against delays at on both ends and pilot legality, but it is probably also contractual with APA.

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