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Cargo Pilots Layovers

Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:06 pm

I hope this is the appropriate forum for this question.

I have noticed certain cargo flights perform regular missions, i.e., Asiana ICN-ANC-ORD-DFW- back home.

I presume the crews layover in either ORD or DFW and fly the next plane onward.

My question is how does it work on irregular routes? Are there multiple crews that stay with the plane and swap as necessary? Or do they fly commercial to where they are needed or to return to home base? Or....?
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Re: Cargo Pilots Layovers

Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 pm

It depends....

Any and all options, one crew just goes to hotel and comes out the next day; position a new crew in by airlines or company. Crew that flew it in gets a short vacation and flies the plane out when the next schedule moves.
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Re: Cargo Pilots Layovers

Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:00 am

Thanks for responding. I appreciate it. Although upon further thought I suppose the question was self-answering!

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