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Old 20th Mar 2015, 13:46
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No, normally not. The MLE, TRV and MAA block times allow flights within variation1. It's when delays set in that discretion is needed.

As i see it the company sends a third pilot to sort of mitigate our reluctance to "foresee" the normal delays and go more easily. They wanted us to go anyway and see down the road, after the quick turn around, if we continued home or stopped in MCT or KHI without discretion. Knowing about the mood on line, they added a third pilot to have us go into discretion a little more easily.

I personally think this is better than before, legal squabble set aside, because they would never allow a night stop and frankly, i would not very much appreciate a short one in these places. So i see this as a viable solution.
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