Pilots Schedule

jj9711

New Member
Can some pilots please tell me how thier schedule is?
I would like to know how a regional, corporate and major airlines schedule are!

thanks!
 

bike21

9-5 Ruins Lives
First off... welcome to JC!

You are going to get a lot of varied responses to this question depending on what each person flies, where they are in seniority, which company, staffing, which segment (fractional, airline, cargo) and how their company is doing. It can vary from 8-20 days off a month!

Me? Currently a regional captain on reserve. I get 10-11 days off a month, which isn't very much since I commute between DEN-ORD. When I was a relatively senior FO I had about 15 days off a month on average. I won't be seeing those kind of numbers for a long time now :)
 

Clocks

Well-Known Member
Regional FO, very low in seniority, on reserve.

4 days a week on call (usually from 3am-6pm, meaning the company can call me any time between those hours and I have to be at the airport within 2 hours), the other 3 days are off. Works out to either 11 or 12 days off (depending on if the month has 30 or 31 days).

In the 7 months since I finished training I probably actually work 10-15 days a month. June was my busiest month (I was actively trying to get as much trips as I can and had a trip carry over from the previous month) and I worked 17 days. I think February was my slowest month and I worked 5 days. The other days I'm on call but not on a trip I'm just sitting at home watching TV/playing online/at the park getting some exercise waiting for the phone to ring.

A couple of things to note about my situation: I live in base (1 hour from the airport parking lot, so I can sit reserve at home), my base is slightly overstaffed, I'm getting furloughed in 2 months.
 

Buzo

Well-Known Member
I am at a Legacy carrier, I am on the bottom of the list sitting reserve. We are on reserve 19 days a month. Each month we bid for days off. Next month I work the first 13 days of the month, get 11 days off then back for the last 6 days. We have long call and short call reserve, but it is awarded daily. You might be long call one day, short call the next, and then back to long call. If you live in base it is nice. I commute so I try to get the trips that go to my hometown.

At my regional, I spent a lot of time on reserve as a captain living in base. I prefer the long stretches over the 4 on 3 off, 5 on 2 off schedules we had there.
 

Ralgha

Well-Known Member
I'm a captain at SkyWest and I usually get 15-16 days off a month and mostly 4 day trips.
 

Soul Brotha'

Well-Known Member
I am a somewhat senior FO at my base JFK. Been here (OH) for two years. I get 14 to 15 days off a month. I commute from Florida but can bid trips that allow me to commute on both ends of my trips. With my company funny-lowing about 300 pilots in Sept. I think I might go back on reserve.
 

Kristie

Mama Bear....
Staff member
it might be a good idea to read some of the perspective articles on the main menu. There are a lot of articles there that go into specifics such as scheduling.
 

kellwolf

Piece of Trash
Well, I just upgraded to CA, so I'm low on that side of the list. I'm still on "reserve," which means I vary from doing nothing to be gone all the time. Here's what a typical week looks like for me:

Mon 10:00-20:00 -- reserve period
Tue see Mon
Wed see Mon
Thur OFF
Fri OFF
Sat see Mon
Sun see Mon

Now, I might get called sometime between 1000 and 2000 to do anything from a quick out and back to a full on 4-day trip. Now, the days I'm off, I'm generally off. So, if they DO give me a trip, I have to be back before Thur (using the above example). They CAN extend me into a day off, but there's things that go along with that like an extra day off next month, premium pay and they have to release me as soon as I get back in base.

I'm hopeing for a "high speed" line sometime in the next few months. That means I'll get the trips that leave at like 7 pm and get back at 8 am, but I'm off for the rest of the day. Both those lines and the reserve line have 10 days off a month.
 

CRJDriver

Well-Known Member
Can some pilots please tell me how thier schedule is?
I would like to know how a regional, corporate and major airlines schedule are!

thanks!
Not sure if you want to know what a 'monthly schedule' looks like or what a trip/pairing looks like. Either way, here is a trip I did not too long ago, just to give you an idea.
 

USMC-SSGT

Well-Known Member


I am relatively senior in base (top 15% or so) and this is my typical pairing this month. I am a commuter so note that my first day starts at 0505 which means I leave the night prior. I took a fedex flight that departed BOS at 11PM and got to EWR at 12:30AM and hung out in the crew room from 1am until my showtime. I got done at 1:30PM on day 4 and was home by 5:00PM.

Wouldnt mind that Miami or Orlando overnight in the above post though.
 

MusketeerMan

Well-Known Member
Thanks for the schedules guys, but what the devil do all those numbers mean (apart from the dep/arr times)??
C7275 : 21JUL ONLY ON MON BSE REPT: 0642L Operates: Jul 21 Only Base/Equip: CMH/EM7 CA01FO01FA02
DY DD DH C FLTNO DPS-ARS DEPL ARRL BLKT GRNT TBLK TDHD TCRD TPAY TDUTY LAYOVER MO 21 3115 CMH-CLT 0727 0851 0124 0054
MO 21 3115 CLT-GSO 0945 1042 0057 0048
MO 21 * 3110 GSO-CLT 1130 1218 0048 0202
MO 21 3222 CLT-ATL 1420 1535 0115 0040
MO 21 3124 ATL-CLT 1615 1739 0124 0041
MO 21 3124 CLT-DTW 1820 2008 0148
0736 0736 1341 DTW 0947 D-END: 2023L (RR 800) REPT: 0610L *Hotel Data Erased* DTW *Hotel Data Erased* TU 22 3291 DTW-CLT 0640 0824 0144 0101
TU 22 3143 CLT-CHS 0925 1026 0101
0245 0245 0431 CHS 1924 D-END: 1041L (CR 1100) REPT: 0605L *Hotel Data Erased* *Hotel Data Erased* WE 23 3148 CHS-PHL 0635 0822 0147 0128
WE 23 3148 PHL-PVD 0950 1118 0128
0315 0315 0528 PVD 1757 D-END: 1133L (NR 900) REPT: 0530L *Hotel Data Erased* *Hotel Data Erased* TH 24 3259 PVD-PHL 0600 0723 0123 0040
TH 24 3259 PHL-BNA 0803 0921 0218 0049
TH 24 3254 BNA-PHL 1010 1310 0200 0224
TH 24 3493 PHL-CMH 1534 1707 0133
0714 0714 1152 D-END: 1722L T.A.F.B.: 8240
Total: 2050 0000 0000 2050 3532
Here's my trip starting on Monday...the #'s mean...from left to right. Date, flight #, city pairings, departure time, arrival time, total time blocked for flight, ground time between flights.
 

Mad Doggy Dog

Well-Known Member
Legacy airline pilot:


I fly only once a month........on a thursday...........a one day trip [known as a turn]........Atlanta to Cancun, then deadhead back.


They pay me.............oh, I don't know............about $350,000 a year to do that.


When not flying, I like to go swimming in my Scrooge McDuck -like vault of money, while laughing at poor people and lighting my cuban cigars with $100 bills.



Don't believe me?

Well just ask my neighbors, my flight attendants, or any airline analyist or journalist. They'll tell you!
 

staplegun

Well-Known Member
Here's my July schedule:



PILOT SCHEDULE
08/07/20 02:45:31

*** PILOT LAST VIEWED 19JUL08 1411 *** LOCKER: -

NAME: STAPLEgun, KEVIN EMP NBR: XXXXXXX
LOT: 0094 ATL 777 B 01JUL08 / 31JUL08 SECND-CAT:
DTE OR DES OFF STAT ROT1 D R1 STAT ROT2 D R2 RPT1 RPT2 E/L R CALL BLKN DTE
01T REG 01T
02W REG 02W
03T REG .1007 0950 03T
04F REG ---- 04F
05S REG ---- 1907 05S
06S REG 06S
07M REG 07M
08T REG .1106 0950 08T
09W REG ---- 09W
10T REG ---- 10T
11F REG ---- 1904 11F
12S REG 12S
13S REG 13S
14M REG 14M
15T REG 15T
16W REG 16W
17T REG 17T
18F REG 18F
19S REG .1010 2 19S
20S REG ---- *1925 20S
21M REG ---- 21M
22T REG ---- 22T
23W REG ---- 23W
24T REG ---- 24T
25F REG ---- 0815 25F
26S REG 26S
27S REG 27S
28M REG 28M
29T REG 29T
30W REG 30W
31T REG 31T
DTE OR DES OFF STAT ROT1 D R1 STAT ROT2 D R2 RPT1 RPT2 E/L R CALL BLKN DTE
REMARKS:
MAX P/UP:000.00 BLK LIM:325.34 PROJ:097.09 ACT CREDIT:097.09 MAX RES:000.00



NAME: STAPLEgun, KEVIN
EMP NBR: XXXXXXX BEGIN DATE: 01JUL08

END OF DISPLAY






ATL PILOT 777 *** ROTATION OPER
1007 POS-AB EFFECTIVE JUL03 CHECK IN AT 9.50
ON DUTY
DAY FLT T DEPARTS ARRIVES C BLK M/U TURN M EQP ACT/MAX
3 91 *ATL 1124 ICN.1519 14.55 M7005 16.59/16.50
ICN 24.46/xxxxxxxxxxxx SEOUL 14.55BL 8.50DC

5 92 ICN 1809 ATL.1907 *13.58 M7001 16.02/16.00
13.58BL 9.10DC

REGULAR--28.53TL 28.53TBL 0.00TBMU 0.00TDHD 0.00TDMU
18.00TDC 4.00DPM 10.30DPA 16.31TRP
RESERVE--28.53TL 28.53TBL 0.00TBMU 0.00TDHD 0.00TDMU
18.00TDC 4.00DPM 16.31TRP
ROT GUAR POS A - N/A POS B - N/A
TAFB 57.47CR
TAFB 57.47EX
NR
A xxxxxxx xxxxx, xxxxxxx xxxx REG
TIME FOR ROTS COMPLETED: PIC-GT300 777A-GT300 777B-45:52
B xxxxxxx STAPLEgun, KEVIN PATRICK REG
TIME FOR ROTS COMPLETED: 777B-GT300
***************************************************************
*** REF FOM 11-1 ON DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO ***
*** OTHER COUNTRIES ***
***************** MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION *****************
ICN - HOTEL - xxxxxxxxxxxx SEOUL
TRANSPORTATION - CCAR 011-82-2-555-0501
OPNS - 914-567-1484
---------------------------------------------------------------
************** CREW ACCOMMODATIONS PHONE NUMBER ***************
OUTSIDE ATL CALL 1-800-325-2739
IN ATL PLEASE CALL 404-715-2739
***************************************************************
END 06.55 GMT/20JUL








ATL PILOT 777 *** ROTATION OPER
1106 POS-AR/B EFFECTIVE JUL08 CHECK IN AT 9.50
ON DUTY
DAY FLT T DEPARTS ARRIVES C BLK M/U TURN M EQP ACT/MAX
8 91 *ATL 1118 ICN.1441 14.23 0.27 M7003 16.21/16.50
ICN 49.24/xxxxxxxxxxx SEOUL 14.23BL 8.45DC

11 92 ICN 1757 ATL.1904 *14.07 M7005 15.59/16.00
14.07BL 9.13DC

REGULAR--28.57TL 28.30TBL 0.27TBMU 0.00TDHD 0.00TDMU
17.58TDC 4.00DPM 10.30DPA 23.23TRP
RESERVE--28.57TL 28.30TBL 0.27TBMU 0.00TDHD 0.00TDMU
17.58TDC 4.00DPM 23.23TRP
ROT GUAR POS A - N/A POS B - N/A
TAFB 81.52CR
TAFB 81.44EX
NR
AR xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx, xxxxxx xxxx REG
TIME FOR ROTS COMPLETED: PIC-GT300 777A-GT300 777B-37:25
B xxxxxxx STAPLEgun, KEVIN PATRICK REG
TIME FOR ROTS COMPLETED: 777B-GT300
***************************************************************
*** REF FOM 11-1 ON DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO ***
*** OTHER COUNTRIES ***
***************** MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION *****************
ICN - HOTEL - xxxxxxxxxxxxx SEOUL
TRANSPORTATION - CCAR 011-82-2-555-0501
OPNS - 914-567-1484
---------------------------------------------------------------
************** CREW ACCOMMODATIONS PHONE NUMBER ***************
OUTSIDE ATL CALL 1-800-325-2739
IN ATL PLEASE CALL 404-715-2739
***************************************************************
END 06.58 GMT/20JUL







ATL PILOT 777 *** ROTATION OPER
1010- 2 POS-B EFFECTIVE JUL19 CHECK IN AT 15.10
ON DUTY
DAY FLT T DEPARTS ARRIVES C BLK M/U TURN M EQP ACT/MAX
19DD 918 ATL 1540 LGA.1811 2.31 974 0.00/ 0.00
2.31DHD
JFK 0.00/xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 0.00BL
2.31TL
20 16 *JFK 2055 BOM 2210 15.45 M 777 17.45/17.45
BOM 48.10/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 15.45BL
15.45TL
24 17 BOM 0020 JFK 0650 *16.00 M 18.00/18.00
EWR 22.10/UPON REQUEST 16.00BL
16.00TL
25 D 833 EWR 0600 ATL 0815 2.15 757 3.15/12.15
2.15DHD
0.00BL
2.15TL
2.48TRP
REGULAR--39.19TL 31.45BL 7.34CR 0.00MU
RESERVE--39.19TL 31.45BL 7.34CR 0.00MU
ROT GUAR POS B - N/A
TAFB 137.35CR
TAFB 109.20EX
NR
B xxxxxxx STAPLEgun, KEVIN PATRICK REG
TIME FOR ROTS COMPLETED: 777B-GT300
***************************************************************
*** REF FOM 11-1 ON DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO ***
*** OTHER COUNTRIES ***
***************** MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION *****************
JFK - HOTEL - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
TRANSPORTATION - LIMO 718-886-5204
CREW PICK UP - NORMAL P/U AT TRML 3 BUT BTWN 2100-0400 W
ILL BE AT TRML 2
OPNS - 718-704-2164
LGA - OPNS - 718-565-3911
ROTATION CHANGE
---------------------------------------------------------------
BOM - HOTEL - xxx xxxxx HOTEL
CREW PICK UP - OUTSIDE ARRIVAL HALL - OPPOSITE THE CAR PA
RK
OPNS - 0119122 26829391
---------------------------------------------------------------
EWR - OPNS - 973 430-3911
JFK - OPNS - 718-704-2164
---------------------------------------------------------------
************** CREW ACCOMMODATIONS PHONE NUMBER ***************
OUTSIDE ATL CALL 1-800-325-2739
IN ATL PLEASE CALL 404-715-2739
***************************************************************
END 07.02 GMT/20JUL

Note that I work 13 days for 97 hours!


This is where you all should aspire to be - where the work curve and the time-off curve meet...

It's only taken me until I'm 49 to get there!


LOL!



Kevin
 

Gonzo

Well-Known Member
Here is my last 4-day.
DT EQ FLT STA DEP STA ARR AC FLY GTR GRD ACT¶
SKD 15 E5 4080 ORD 1645 BNA 1810 1.25 0.25 ¶
SKD 15 E5 4337 BNA 1835 ORD 2015 1.40 1.35 ¶
SKD 15 E5 4053 ORD 2150 DBQ 2235 0.45 ¶
D/P GTR 3.52 P/C 0.00 TL 3.52¶
HALF DAY COUNT DBQ 3¶
SKD ONDUTY 6.50 ODL 17.20¶

SKD 16 EB 4226 DBQ 1655 ORD 1745 0.50 2.35 ¶
SKD 16 E5 3949 ORD 2020 BMI 2105 RF 0.45 ¶
D/P GTR 1.36 P/C 0.00 TL 1.36¶
HALF DAY COUNT BMI 2¶
SKD ONDUTY 5.10 ODL 19.00¶

SKD 17 E5 3948 BMI 1705 ORD 1755 RF 0.50 0.40 ¶
SKD 17 E5 3956 ORD 1835 GRB 1930 RF 0.55 0.25 ¶
SKD 17 E5 3956 GRB 1955 MQT 2130 RF 0.35 ¶
D/P GTR 2.27 P/C 0.00 TL 2.27¶
HALF DAY COUNT MQT 1¶
SKD ONDUTY 4.25 ODL 9.00¶

SKD 18 E5 4104 MQT 0730 MKE 0725 RF 0.55 0.35 ¶
SKD 18 E5 4104 MKE 0800 ORD 0845 RF 0.45 0.40 ¶
SKD 18 E5 4206 ORD 0925 AZO 1110 RF 0.45 0.25 ¶
SKD 18 E5 4207 AZO 1135 ORD 1130 RF 0.55 ¶
D/P GTR 3.33 P/C 0.00 TL 3.33¶
SKD ONDUTY 6.00 EXP 67.35¶
 

zmiller4

Well-Known Member
Gonzo, do you guys have a trip rig that gives you more than 11:28 for the trip?

As lineholders we'd get a daily pay guarantee for that at least unless it was assigned to a reserve, who they can give "line credit only" (which sucks).

My next month is like this:

1 Fri--off
2 Sat--off
3 Sun--off
4 Mon--work
5 Tues--work
6 Wed--work
7 Thurs--work
8 Fri--recurrent ground
9 Sat--off
10 Sun--off
11 Mon--work
12 Tues--work
13 Wed--work
14 Thurs--work
15 Fri--off
16 Sat--off
17 Sun--off
18 Mon--work
19 Tues--work
20 Wed--work
21 Thurs--off
22 Fri--off
23 Sat--off
24 Sun--off
25 Mon--off
26 Tues--off
27 Wed--work
28 Thurs--work
29 Fri--work
30 Sat--off
31 Sun--off

It turns out to be 16 days off and 84hrs of credit. I bid in the top 5th of my base. I would have spread the 6-day block off out a little more evenly, but my cousin is getting married and I allowed for recovery and travel time. Everything is commutable, so with the exception of the night before recurrent (it's in base, so I have to spring for a hotel) I'll be at home every night I'm not at work.
 

MattB

New Member
To CJC 400 pilots;

Have they started letting you bid on schedules or are they still assigning them to you?
 
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