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I forgot what commuting was like →  October 20, 2014 0

A few years ago I was forced to commute. I hated it. Going from gate to gate, checking loads…..looking for my name on the standby list. Lots of time in jump seats. I flew up to another base for a Union event last week. My Union held an event at a restaurant for pilots and their […]

Where is Geek? →  October 18, 2014 1

Busy last 10 days or so. I did an easy two day trip, then a one day trip and then I hopped on a plane to Fort Laurderdale, Florida for the ALPA Board of Directors meeting. Should be able to work on a pervious post and have it up next week. This Board of Directors […]

Everybody off! →  October 9, 2014 2

Day 2 of a 2 day. My last 2 day was bad…arrived after midnight on day 1 when I was scheduled to arrive in the 10PM hour. Day 2 wasn’t much better. This week….it’s just as bad. It’s a very easy 3 and 1 two day trip worth 8 1/2 hours. The first turn was […]

Not even close →  October 3, 2014 1

Kinda tired. Day 2 of a 2 Day trip. Yesterday was busy. My wife was out of town for work and was supposed to arrive at 4:30 PM. My report time for my trip was 4:20 PM. Not a big deal except we have a 4 year old in pre-school and there was weather moving […]

Sometimes crew members get ill →  September 25, 2014 4

Day 3 of my last 4 day  (hopefully for a while) for the month. The regular Flight Attendant for the line traded out of the trip this week. I have a habit of arriving to the aircraft first. I don’t try….just happens. My report time was 5:25 PM. I left home at 4:40 PM and […]

I don’t like 4 day trips →  September 22, 2014 Comments Off

This month I had all 4 day trips in my schedule. I don’t like 4 day trips…too much time away from home, especially with the low value placed on the trips. For September I had a single 18 hour 5 minute four day trip and three 18 hour 50 minute four day trips. That’s not […]