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Thomson 787, early morning positioning

Old 2nd Jun 2017, 22:12
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Thomson 787, early morning positioning

Geeky FlightRadar24 guy here! Purely of of interest, who flies the positioning flights between UK airports after an early morning long haul arrival?

So for example a long haul flight lands at Stansted at about 6am and then departs at around 7am for East Midlands to prepare for a mid morning long haul departure. Who crews that hop flight? Is it the incoming crew to Stansted, the outbound crew for East Midlands, or a separate crew altogether?
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 00:47
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Can't speak for TOM, but my previous experience of working for FCA tells me it is a separate ferry crew.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 08:41
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Between long haul arrivals and departures it's nearly always a separate ferry crew, although on the shorter inbound sectors (say, an SFB to MAN) it's possible for the inbound crew to do a short ferry flight after the long haul sector. You wouldn't put a ferry sector before a long haul as you'd be gambling with FTL.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 11:16
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Going back a few years to when BA had the daily 767 service to JFK from Manchester I believe the outbound crew positioned from LHR by flying the morning 757 shuttle up to Manchester and the inbound crew from JFK flew it back. Hope I am not making that up but it was what I was told by a member of BA crew.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 16:06
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Ferry crew, then back to base by taxi
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 19:10
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Ferry crew, then back to base by taxi
Then drive home, barely keeping their eyes open.

In my day, I would have expected to see a different crew.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 22:37
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Its a different crew that does the ferry sector.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 22:46
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Originally Posted by Stan Woolley View Post
Then drive home, barely keeping their eyes open.

In my day, I would have expected to see a different crew.
Get over yourself. It's probably an 8 hour day tops, nothing compared to what most shift workers do

For example:

Car - Home to LGW - 1 hour
Fly - LGW to MAN - 2 hours
Taxi - MAN to LGW - 4 hours
Car - LGW to home - 1 hour
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 00:58
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Thanks for the replies.
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