Non-US Multi Airport City Crew Bases
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:44 pm
For the US Legacy carriers with crew in metro areas with two or more airports, crews may be be required to cover multiple airports. For instance NYC crews for UA, AA and DL may begin their trips in LGA, EWR or JFK and reserves are required to be able to cover trips at all airports. Same for LAX (LAX, ONT, SNA, BUR), SFO (SFO, SJC, OAK). Contractually there are similar provisions for ORD (ORD, MDW), IAH (IAH, HOU) and DFW (DFW, DAL) although there are no carriers that have crew bases in those cites that fly to both airports. My question is, would a BA 320 pilot be required to fly trips out of LCY, LHR and LGW or are crews airport specific? Obviously question goes for, Tokyo, Paris, Istanbul, Bangkok, etc., as well.