QF7 wrote:As I was exiting I asked the pilots, “do you get paid during the wait?” And they said no.
QF7 wrote:Which leads to the question. If the pilots are not on duty but five or six hours passes (time from when they woke up doesn’t change) are they still legal for the normal hours? To be clear, they flew us to DFW but for all I know were scheduled for some other flights that day.
QF7 wrote:”If the pilots are not on duty but five or six hours passes (time from when they woke up doesn’t change) are they still legal for the normal hours? To be clear, they flew us to DFW but for all I know were scheduled for some other flights that day.
I saw AA50 from DFW to LHR this evening made it as far as Pine Bluff, Arkansas, then turned around and came back to DFW. So one presumes 2-3 hours of duty time were consumed. Now some time, maybe an hour or two, will be required to get the flight back in the air.
Will a new crew be required?
And on Trans-Pac flights, where there is relief crew, does the situation change?
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