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W Patterns

Old 7th Jan 2019, 09:53
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W Patterns

Is it true that the GC worked a side deal, in private, agreeing to a proposal to have 747 guys sitting reserve in anchorage and other spots, so that they (777) could get their W patterns back? The idea being this would alleviate the need for more bases.

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Old 7th Jan 2019, 10:12
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Originally Posted by Apollo19 View Post
Is it true that the GC worked a side deal, in private, agreeing to a proposal to have 747 guys sitting reserve in anchorage and other spots, so that they (777) could get their W patterns back? The idea being this would alleviate the need for more bases.

Asking for for a friend.
No. The AOA has been effectively removed from rostering matters. They have zero influence in that area any more.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 13:42
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May I ask, what is a W pattern ?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 13:59
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A W is a double long haul back to back . Say HKG-FRA-HKG-LHR-HKG followed by a few well earned days off
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 14:12
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Thanks.. I am assuming min rest in HKG?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 19:45
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So like back in the days we let the commuters decide the outcome (where is 5-4-3?).
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 23:31
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Sadly 5.4.3 is a thing of the past . It was one rule that constrained the company from rostering unsafe patterns yet a certain set of the company voted to remove it much to the delight of the company .
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 06:26
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W-patterns..... Ha.

Before it was back to back long haul....

Now it will be one long haul followed by a 6 day CMP integrated pattern.... You think I am joking? For those in the bus will remember long haul followed by BKK-KHI shuttle.

When they say W-patterns you think long haul back to back. But you will be in for a shock.

This is some of the sprinkles on the turd!
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 07:43
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