Does your company use LodgeX to negotiate and arrange your crew overnight hotels? How are they? What quality of hotels and hotel perks do you end up with?
You call scheduling, scheduling calls LodgeX. LodgeX figures out which hotel to get per the contract with YOUR specific airline. They then call scheduling, scheduling then calls you to tell you where you are staying. Oh yeah, hotel has no van, the hotel is 10-15 miles away, but LodgeX has arranged transportation and it's "on the way". This process is not a quick one.
To top it off, you are on an 8 hour overnight due to the circumstances, it's midnight, and you have to be back at 8 am.
Sounds to me as if your rest wouldn't begin until you got to the hotel, then. There's absolutely no reason for you to do anything else. Waiting for a hotel assignment at the airport is not "rest".
God forbid you're on some unscheduled overnight and you need to get additional rooms at the hotel. That piece alone could take hours. Two words....LOWEST BID