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pilot370

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Does anyone here on the board get day rooms while on the road when its going to be a long day and have an early departure the next morning? I have been to some airports that didnt even have a place to sit comfortably let alone stretch out and check the eyelids for leaks.
I think our company manual says begin duty day 6am and back after 8pm you can get one. But i think if the airport conditions don't allow you to relax and has no airconditioning, i'm gettin a room!
Anyways just wondering.



Thanks
John


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bigD

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We have a policy that if I ever worry about fatigue during a trip, just get a hotel room. There aren't specific hours that designate when we're to do this - we just use our judgement.
 

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We routinely do 9+ hour waits 3-4 days a week. The room is a must. The bossman has no problems with it as it is a safety issue.
 

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We typically have 10-14 hour day trips. Our company procedure is that anytime you feel you need quality rest, get a hotel room. Mangement at our company allways says, "You can't put a price on safey", and "It's better than making CNN".
 

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get rooms as needed.

Just use of common sense is expected. 4 hr wait? no, go get lunch.

8-10 hr wait? dont be hanging around the fbo snoring....thats lame. get a room, use the gym, catch a nap, take a shower and be rested.

again, its all common sense. I have seen guys book $200 rooms for 3 hrs...and drive 45mins to get there b/c it was a guddam Marriott.(Points! :rolleyes: .) Whats with pilots and Marriotts? ...Got news for ya...Platinum for Life means you have no life.
 

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HHonors Points

I found that Hilton Honors points are the easiest to cash in out or all the point systems. The best thing with Hilton is once you earn Gold level, you get FREE breakfast and snacks at dinner time. The Salt Lake City Hilton you can drink all the Free Import Bottled beer with Gold Status. HHonors is a great thing.
 

sleepy

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5 or more hours on the ground, and we get a room.
 

semperfido

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Gulfstream 200 said:
..Got news for ya...Platinum for Life means you have no life.

not true...i would be willing to bet i am home more than you:)
 

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Really? Do you double dog triple dare me to bet? My goodness, he was just having some fun. None the less, he is right. Plat. for life means you have no life as confirmed by, "Wanna bet I am home more than you" No you're not, yes I am, no you're not, yes I am, no you're not, yes I am, no you're......................................................
semperfido said:
not true...i would be willing to bet i am home more than you:)
 

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SemperFI Doo-Doo,
You're right, I am Gold across the board with 1 exception, Starwood Platinum . Those W and Westin hotels are hard to stay away from. Now, let me step back and snap a salute at 'cha SemperFI Dip$hit. (Hawkerf/o steps back and snaps a salute smartly) There ya go, THiR, YETH THIR!!!!! I'm gonna go get a buzz cut now so I can run around calling everyone sir and maam.
semperfido said:
.....as if you would know :)
 
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2EASYPilot

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Them thar fancy hotels with the cement ponds are a bit s'pensive for our blood...gotta take the HI points when we can tho'.
 

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Yes, but how is the pay and QOL at a Mariott?

And do you have to share a room with your co-pilot?
 

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Hawker FO you are being an idiot. Semperfido was :) the whole time. Pipe Down Thilly.
 

HawkerF/O

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OOOOOOOOk. I'll knock it off. But you have to admit, that was pretty funny?
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Hawker FO you are being an idiot. Semperfido was :) the whole time. Pipe Down Thilly.
 

Gulfstream 200

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semperfido said:
not true...i would be willing to bet i am home more than you:)


Id be ALMOST willing to lay money on the hours flown/days worked per year....but maybe my boss is reading this!

PLUS...one night in a $hitty Marriott feels worse than 3 in a nice Westin or a W.

:D .;) .
 
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koop

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Hawker FO, You are one funny Guy!!! Keep the humor, but chill on poor ol Semperfido, he means well.
 

semperfido

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HawkerF/O said:
SemperFI Doo-Doo,
You're right, I am Gold across the board with 1 exception, Starwood Platinum . Those W and Westin hotels are hard to stay away from. Now, let me step back and snap a salute at 'cha SemperFI Dip$hit. (Hawkerf/o steps back and snaps a salute smartly) There ya go, THiR, YETH THIR!!!!! I'm gonna go get a buzz cut now so I can run around calling everyone sir and maam.

ok pupcake, feel better? :)
 
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Hawker fo'

Just for the record... if you're being a smarta$$ or disrespectful "sir" is "cur"... the "c" makes the "s" sound for this one.

Semper Fi... NOW DROP AND GIVE ME 50! ;)
 
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