GalaxyFlyer wrote:I don’t think any US contracts pay extra for holidays unless it’s premium pay available year round, like overtime trips. Look at the calendar, erase any thoughts about weekends or holidays, and you’ve got it.
BravoOne wrote:Generally speaking, there is no such thing as flight crew holidays in the US airline industry. If this is important to you, you should consider another career path.
dfwjim1 wrote:Just a quick question...in general do pilots and flight attendants get extra pay when working during major holidays such as Christmas and New Years Eve and Day?
tb727 wrote:Depends on the airline and contract. Where I am we get $75 if you fly on one of the 4 holidays set in the contract.
Woodreau wrote:tb727 wrote:Depends on the airline and contract. Where I am we get $75 if you fly on one of the 4 holidays set in the contract.
Lol... sounds like you’ve been “Spirited.”
So the answer to the OPs question is like all other answers to questions in aviation, “it depends..... on the airline, Or on the OPSPECS, Or. on the contract. Or. On the (fill in the blank here)”
But I do go though life as an airline pilot wondering what day of the week it is, just like I did when I was in the military, because usually I have no idea.
Although in the military it was easy to figure out what day was Sunday because on sundays we got to post the shark watch, and could jump overboard (without ending up at captains mast) and go swimming in the ocean and go fishing over the side.
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