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Old 28th Feb 2008, 21:42
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I have work today, but not a full crew is on the roster still, nor for the return trip. Checked the rest of the roster and there are similar gaps. Apparently we are not short on crew though.....
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 23:27
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CX Captains operating as Relief Commander.

(Quoted from a recent discussion on the upper floors).

Since the beginning of the 2008 CC has rostered over 160 ULH sectors utilizing a second Captain for relief duties.

After the roster is printed the actual number of sectors this has occurred on is much higher due to disruptions taking place.

With most crew choosing not to work on G days CC have no option but to use whatever means possible to crew flights at the moment.

Many of these Captains are into overtime also.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 23:41
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Devil two STC's

Did a safety pilot trip the other day, on which the STC was saying he got called out ( off res ) to operate as relief to JNB. The interesting thing was the operating captain was ALSO an STC! So.... no fire fighting going on there then! How many ' missed opportunities ' does that count as!

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Old 28th Feb 2008, 23:56
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Dozing for dollars

I did 1 RQ sector this month from reserve, two rostered for next month. A great way for a Captain to make overtime.
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Old 28th Feb 2008, 23:59
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I was gonna say something but can't be bothered..........................really
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 00:58
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Both NYC flights today with 2 Captains.
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 03:49
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Hey buggaluggs... STCs don't do reserve!!!!
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 04:17
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They would be hurting a lot more if people would stop working on their G days. I was phoned the other day on my G and asked to operate to JFK, of course I said cannot, then someone on 3 Gs did it....Well done that man.

All for one.............
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 06:43
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...and no cn as yet on 261 3 March, hmmm...
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Old 29th Feb 2008, 23:39
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Last night the Sydney flight went with a STC on the right seat...another missed opportunity to train I guess!!!
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 00:59
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Last night the Sydney flight went with a STC on the right seat...another missed opportunity to train I guess!!!
One way to get to the Margi Gras I guess.
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 14:29
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Oooooh jtr you can be such a bitch when you are roused...

And BTW Max afterburner, yes they do.
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 00:12
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Not on the Airbus!
Haven't had any for 2 years.
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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 10:31
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Lost Opportunity

I thought this was a rather interesting "lost opportunity" - JFO on the Airbus given 5 weeks of O and G days after completing his 528 and IR sims as there are no trainers for his line training. He was rostered for base training and about 20 sectors in March which were all cancelled!

If you don't believe me his surname starts with a D followed by two o's - check it out on Crew Direct!

Must be because the STC's are flying around as F/O's to fill the gaps. Oops!

If we are not short then I guess we have all the crew in the wrong categories!
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Old 22nd May 2008, 10:04
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Hey Box. sorry for the delay...(from response on 11th) dont cruise the rumour mill all that often .. too busy! Not really interested much to tell you the truth.. just commenting in my spare time on whats going on in the industry in general and to my great friends and colleagues.... general interest is all..with a bit of jock.. My situation is not perfect... I have in the past considered checking out Cathay. Didnt, so cant really say if im missing out, but it sounds like nothings perfect and we are all fighting a common battle of trying to hold on to the respect and some control in our profession. I really get a kick out of your managements posts though!
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