AC's Duty Day Maximization

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  1. PtsHawg
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    So I (over)hear from an FA recently that perhaps AC has a new process by which it assigns duty says. I've recently had the pleasure of flying late night flights into YYT from YUL (arrives 1:00 am+) or YYZ (arrives 3:15am). Apparently, FAs aren't given hotel rooms, but rather are asked to say at the airport to work the return for these flights at 5:45 or 6:00 am. No wonder service is a little cranky in the am... Hell of a way to save $... Just sayin' !
     
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    3:15 to 5:45 may not be so bad -- but 1 to 6 AM is a long time!
     
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    True, but by the time you're back in YUL you've time out and can go home, so its not that bad.
     
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    having done scheduling for other transportation sectors, there isnt a concern with this situation

    its just the human paradigm that the day starts at 00:00 and night ends at 23:59, but reality is we live in a revolving 24 hour basis

    In situations like this, if the employee is working an 8 hour duty, then he/she would most likely report in at 23:00 and end at 31:00 (07:00+1).

    The beauty of this duty too, is a whole 2h30m layover (perhaps in a quiet area too), which is harder to find during a day duty.

    For those party and late owls and wanting to crash during the day..... this type of duty is to die for!
     
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