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Old 28th Apr 2009, 04:09
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Love the "fly girls" ad.. damn I should of applied..

bahahaha you kids also make me laugh.. Qantaslink getting paid 2100 - 2500.. not when I was there.. lucky to be pulling in 1400..
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 12:31
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Location: Fairhaven Vic
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time in home base

could any current V crew give me an idea how long (max amount) of time/days you have back at home base.
Trying to get an idea of how long I would have to jump a domestic to MEL every few weeks.

thanks
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Old 30th Apr 2009, 22:18
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Rmondo current pattern is 5 day LAX trip landing around 0710 on the 5th day. Followed by 3 full days off then out about 2000 following day. Commuting is doable at the moment but once SYD-MEL-SYD sectors start it will become a lot more difficult as this will be a day trip. I'm not looking forward to those!!
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Old 1st May 2009, 03:32
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thanks somewhereat1
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Old 11th May 2009, 05:59
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Hey im transferring VB to V. Is this SYD-MEL-SYD trip a definent thing? Whats its purpose , Id assume its instead of a direct mel flight? Has anyone heard about any other routes? Any info on perth trips? Is possible to get 4 LA trips a roster at the moment Im hoping for that so I can earn at least around VB wages?
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Old 11th May 2009, 07:09
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I would stay at VB for now
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Old 12th May 2009, 04:46
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I would stay at VB for now
Why stay at VB for now?
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Old 12th May 2009, 10:52
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Absolutely....why stay at VB ??? If you want to get out of Australia and have a look around then go for it....you will never look back. I flew domestically for 10 years and transferred to Etihad....best thing i did!!!You will love it and i actually find the flying easier. The only reason you might stay where you are is in case they scrap the whole idea,but i dont think they will.
Enjoy life!!
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Old 19th May 2009, 03:11
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How many trips per month are VA CC doing ?
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Old 19th May 2009, 03:16
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Anywhere between 2 - 4. Some rosters have been built with 4, but that is the absolute maximum possible. Mostly it's 2.
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Old 31st May 2009, 12:39
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Maximum in a 28 day roster cycle is 3.5

If you operate a BNE flight then this number will be reduced as this pattern is a minumum of 6 days.

Rumour is that the direct MEL is being reconsidered, and a/c 4 will be redeployed to JNB. I believe these will initially be via PER due to ETOPS.

It is more expensive to keep the a/c on the ground in SYD than to do a SYD-MEL-SYD. The service will be very quick ad simple. Tickets will be sold in Y and W, but not in business. It is unlikely that many people will specifically purchase this flight, as they will have to check in at international 90 minutes prior.
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Old 31st May 2009, 14:19
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I will spew if MEL-LAX is being reconsidered, sure SYD-JNB is a route worth getting on and timely with the Soccer World Cup being held there and Australia playing, if they need to start SYD-JNB dont delay the fifth aircraft. The amount of V connectors we are doing to SYD through MEL is at least 100 per V flight, I did MEL-SYD flight the other day and loaded 60 connecting bags to LAX.
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Old 11th Jun 2009, 03:49
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Keen to hear current crew's thoughts on the the possibility of 1 night layovers...

Although LBC is getting a bit tiresome, I am finding myself already fairly fatigued on the current pattern, and would not want to reduce the layover.

I have not done the current paxing 1 night pattern...
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Old 11th Jun 2009, 11:29
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I rather thought the long layover would have a short life, I didn't expect them to be talking about 1 day layovers yet. That sounds rather disappointing. Is it confirmed? So in otherwords you would get zero time downline because you are sleeping before your shift.
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 01:27
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Back to back LAX trips with only 1 night in LA would be exhausting.

Crew are already contacting CASA in relation to these planned patterns as fatigued crew is a safety concern.
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 03:05
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Don't QF do it now on their SYD- LAX
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 03:23
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they do on some trips but their EBA doesn't allow for back to back 1 night layovers without at least 46hrs in every 3rd layover.

When V introduce 1 night layovers in LA they could roster 5 of these trips per roster
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 12:04
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I'd rather do...I don't know....anything else.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 07:44
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Rumours abound that we will not be getting layovers in HKT, but will actually pax straight back or VV!
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 13:55
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HKT returns! Poor ops guys trying to cover the sickies on
those will have their work cut out. Maybe the managers will
realize 20hr+ planned duties aren't humane.
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