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And the best long haul job is?

Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:18
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Originally Posted by waffler View Post
Aer Lingus longhaul not the worst.
Good destinations, good people and most importantly, Eastbound, you are in your bed before any of the other majors land.
haha! That is not longhaul
taxes are horrendous though in the ROI. Plus the fact that nearly all flights will take you to the parking lot of the brave and the jack in the box of the free.
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 23:48
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I have no idea what you are trying to say but 10.5 hours to Lax is longhaul enough for me.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 09:00
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Originally Posted by waffler View Post
I have no idea what you are trying to say but 10.5 hours to Lax is longhaul enough for me.
LAX fair enough but as most of the destinations are on the east side it is medium haul at best. Plus I am not a big fan of most cities in the US so it wonít be the best longhaul job for me.

offtopic: what will happen with the wet leased 757ís now that the Americans have clamped down on wetleases lasting longer than a certain period? Some news about that?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:30
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Originally Posted by Snapper5 View Post
VA 787 definitely, better than the airbus fleet anyway!!
Ha, that made me laugh. Better than sh1t isn't much of a recommendation. Anyway, since when were we VA?
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 20:56
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post


LAX fair enough but as most of the destinations are on the east side it is medium haul at best. Plus I am not a big fan of most cities in the US so it wonít be the best longhaul job for me.

offtopic: what will happen with the wet leased 757ís now that the Americans have clamped down on wetleases lasting longer than a certain period? Some news about that?
Clearly you are the authority on what constitutes longhaul and what doesnít . AFAIK, if itís across the Atlantic itís longhaul .
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 22:19
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AFAIK, if itís across the Atlantic itís longhaul .
To stop you lads bickering may I refer you to Roy Mallard;

Q: ďIíve always wondered where a short haul flight ends and a long haul flight beginsĒ

A: ĒAh, yes - AmsterdamĒ
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 13:27
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ah yes......and the principals of flight,,,,,,

"Particle A leaves earlier?"
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 12:28
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Personally I would say anywhere with a good part time system ,
TUI on the 787 would be good part time
VS (750hrs anyway so basically part time) can go even more part time which would be good although the wait is a few years now
BA seemed ok on part time but a monumental wait for it

just a few discussion points
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 12:50
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Agree with the above. Any part time long haul job, (true part time, not work stacking), is the best for work/life balance. If not, you'll burn out by 50 and be 6 feet under by 60.

Alas, at my draconian Far East employer, there is no part time. So I'll be retiring at 50 despite a company limit of 55/65 depending on which contract you're on.

A huge own goal for the company, but then they've got form in that regard.
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 12:52
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Originally Posted by Riskybis View Post
Personally I would say anywhere with a good part time system....
I think thatís a very very valid point, and itís certainly probably more important to many than the equipment they are operating or the destinations they go to.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 08:13
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post


I think thatís a very very valid point, and itís certainly probably more important to many than the equipment they are operating or the destinations they go to.
TBH, I think this comments applies to airline work across the board. I'm told that the % of part timers at EZY increases every year. So, for sanity's sake, PT LH in an airline that doesn't do sectors longer than 12hrs is the best job in aviation. One for the younger pilots to plan for.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 17:01
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Or a company that has decent rest facilities both onboard and off, with heavy crews.
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