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Sounds like you just had a bad experience at a disgruntled airline. Base changes or aircraft changes can solve that. If you live in the NE at DL, there are plenty of choices and bases. You moving to MIA shows you made a change for the better. Good for you, but not every airline has the same trips---and you neglected to mention that. Your trips sucked because your airline had them, and you stayed there for 4 years. That was your decision. Another pilot might have taken your spot and loves it.

GL,

Not a disgruntled airline problem, but rather a disgruntled long-haul flying problem. Just pointing out that many prospective major airline pilots on this board have no desire to do that kind of flying, for the reasons I listed.

Glad you enjoy it, and glad those senior to me enjoy it.

Cheers,
73
 

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GL,

Not a disgruntled airline problem, but rather a disgruntled long-haul flying problem. Just pointing out that many prospective major airline pilots on this board have no desire to do that kind of flying, for the reasons I listed.

Glad you enjoy it, and glad those senior to me enjoy it.

Cheers,
73

I'm glad you had the ability to move to MIA on your current plane, and enjoy where you go. It's good to have options. I never said everyone would like it, but plenty might want to have the option. INTL flying and domestic flying can be totally different, and trying both may allow someone to find something that they enjoy. You enjoy Caribbean flying, which is great. I enjoy Asia flying, longer 3 day Europe trips from ATL, and Rio. If you have the seniority to do something you enjoy, that's a great feeling. I'm glad you are happy. There probably are people in the NE who like the shorter Europe stuff. And, the food is better than domestic.....


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I hear ya, when I first transferred to the 75/76 back in '08 all I wanted to do was long haul... I guess it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream, what with growing up watching Pan Am and TWA crews "living the golden life"... It didn't take long to realize I was not cut out for that kind of flying. Many pilots are. The best part about it is the productivity... We used to have a JFK-Budapest trip back in 2011 that paid 20hrs for a 3 day trip. Doesn't get much better than that.

Yeah, I work more flying the Caribbean... this month I got lucky and have 3 day trips worth almost 17hrs - other than the Caracas layover, it's a pretty good trip. Most Carib trips tend to be 3-day 15hr trips, or 2-day 10hr trips. But staying on my own time zone while enjoying the Carib-style flying more than makes up for the extra work.

"one man's trash is another's treasure" :cool:
 

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I thought this thread was about DL hiring. Must have misread the title.
 

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Uhhhhhhhh, does it beat domestic flying food? Sure it does, you only get meals domestically if the flight is blocked over 5 1/2 hours, right? (Transcons). Were you just trying to be funny? Didn't work. I enjoy the food at destination more (read my original post, stating everyone had favorite restaurants). But, there are differences between Dom and INTL flying, and complete meals is an example. Thanks for your comment Mr. Iron Chef!


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Iron Chef... Not really but what am saying is eating airline food of any kind should be considered an emergency. Bragging about the airplane food on your trip brings in considerable questions about said individuals sanity.....LOL..Yhe wines can be good though....
 

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General Lee, I flew Europe for four years out of JFK and lemme tell you... it sucked ballz. North Atlantic clearance hassles, constantly jet lagged, always tired, getting in at 1am body time and enduring a 2 hour ride from CDG to downtown Paris, waiting another hour for the room, taking a 2hr nap, waking up feeling like a zombie, not being able to sleep well that night, waking up at 2am body time for an 8hr + flt back... yeah, great, where do I sign up.

I since switched to strictly Caribbean flying out of MIA. 757 flying in and out of the islands, all daytime, no all nighters/time zone changes. Listen to the lyrics of "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere"... that's me. ;)

To all you others wondering about the "glamour" of Europe flying - trust me, it ain't what it's cracked up to be.
The Genny has flown to Europe only in the back, he and his mom go there for vacation, when she can pry him from the computer. The only plane he flies is on MS FLt Sim, and his Stews are all blow up. The upside for him is, it's hard to taxi a computer into the weeds.
 

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The Genny has flown to Europe only in the back, he and his mom go there for vacation, when she can pry him from the computer. The only plane he flies is on MS FLt Sim, and his Stews are all blow up. The upside for him is, it's hard to taxi a computer into the weeds.

The funny part is, PBR did a terrible job dumping the lav on that flight. I looked out, and it looked like he had blue gravy in his mouth. Yutz! No wonder "Uncle" Steve likes you, you have a DIRTY mouth!



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Iron Chef... Not really but what am saying is eating airline food of any kind should be considered an emergency. Bragging about the airplane food on your trip brings in considerable questions about said individuals sanity.....LOL..Yhe wines can be good though....



Uhhhhhh, you must have not flown domestic much in the past decade. Ya see, after years of flying domestic, you get used to very few creature comforts, and nothing special when it comes to onboard food. But, there is a difference when it comes to INTL. I never said it was the best food around, but it is a lot better than domestic food. If you can't agree with that, you might have the problem. Maybe you never eat any of the food, and only buy your own? On INTL flights, I don't have to do that. That's a GOOD thing. I still look forward to layover restaurants, but the INTL food and desserts are not bad. That's the point. Thanks for wasting my time explaining something basic.


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Uhhhhhh, you must have not flown domestic much in the past decade. Ya see, after years of flying domestic, you get used to very few creature comforts, and nothing special when it comes to onboard food. But, there is a difference when it comes to INTL. I never said it was the best food around, but it is a lot better than domestic food. If you can't agree with that, you might have the problem. Maybe you never eat any of the food, and only buy your own? On INTL flights, I don't have to do that. That's a GOOD thing. I still look forward to layover restaurants, but the INTL food and desserts are not bad. That's the point. Thanks for wasting my time explaining something basic.


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Http://Babillardpilote.airfrance.Fr/pucesenitales

Here you go, if you get bored with the regionals you can hop over to the Air France boards. Maybe give them some career advice, in case they want to get on with an exciting carrier like Delta. They probably get bored doing the same kind of work all the time (you know - flying widebodies into Delta's hubs).

They might not appreciate your generous offer of advice, so if they don't play nice, then you can tell them that you're gonna take back that joint venture of their's in your NEXT contract. When that happens they'll be mopping the jizz out of their mom's peep show booth for a fistful of Francs after SweetThang and Uncle Steve get done hosing her down.
 

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Uhhhhhh, you must have not flown domestic much in the past decade. Ya see, after years of flying domestic, you get used to very few creature comforts, and nothing special when it comes to onboard food. But, there is a difference when it comes to INTL. I never said it was the best food around, but it is a lot better than domestic food. If you can't agree with that, you might have the problem. Maybe you never eat any of the food, and only buy your own? On INTL flights, I don't have to do that. That's a GOOD thing. I still look forward to layover restaurants, but the INTL food and desserts are not bad. That's the point. Thanks for wasting my time explaining something basic.


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Basic, yes very basic, airline food sucks even on international trips..If you are having anymore than half a salad and maybe a bit of soup you are doomed. Ever wonder why things look so fresh and yet they were made 2 days ago ? And yes usually I can find something way more healthy than the airplane, anything is better than a meal prepare by an airline kitchen . BTW when i flew domestic 18 years ago I allways left he A/C to eat. You want to be in reasonable shape ( graduation wt.) when you get to like 55 ,then I suggest you change your dinning habits or you will look like one of THOSE guys.
 

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Basic, yes very basic, airline food sucks even on international trips..If you are having anymore than half a salad and maybe a bit of soup you are doomed. Ever wonder why things look so fresh and yet they were made 2 days ago ? And yes usually I can find something way more healthy than the airplane, anything is better than a meal prepare by an airline kitchen . BTW when i flew domestic 18 years ago I allways left he A/C to eat. You want to be in reasonable shape ( graduation wt.) when you get to like 55 ,then I suggest you change your dinning habits or you will look like one of THOSE guys.

Who says I eat both meals along the way? I stated in this thread I usually eat one meal, not both. I always workout, and my parents are both thin and don't have weight issues or problems. As far as eating domestic meals, I never really did because most weren't very tasty. The INTL meals seem to be better, and that was my point. Meal choices, a salad, a soup, and a sundae every once and awhile. No biggie. Thanks for the advice.


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Uhhhhhh, you must have not flown domestic much in the past decade. Ya see, after years of flying domestic, you get used to very few creature comforts, and nothing special when it comes to onboard food. But, there is a difference when it comes to INTL. I never said it was the best food around, but it is a lot better than domestic food. If you can't agree with that, you might have the problem. Maybe you never eat any of the food, and only buy your own? On INTL flights, I don't have to do that. That's a GOOD thing. I still look forward to layover restaurants, but the INTL food and desserts are not bad. That's the point. Thanks for wasting my time explaining something basic.


Bye Bye--General Lee




Filejw wasn't wasting your time, he's helping you to get up to 18,000.00 useless, boring, monotonous, mundane, tiresome, unchanging, repetitious posts!! You should thank him(and me too), for getting you another post closer to an all time flightinfo record!!!
 
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Filejw wasn't wasting your time, he's helping you to get up to 18,000.00 useless, boring, monotonous, mundane, tiresome, unchanging, repetitious posts!! You should thank him(and me too), for getting you another post closer to an all time flightinfo record!!!

I've already hit the record, mostly showing dipsticks like you "the light." But, alas, it will never help a girl like you. Oh well, I call it charity. Bye now!


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it sucked ballz. North Atlantic clearance hassles, constantly jet lagged, always tired, getting in at 1am body time and enduring a 2 hour ride from CDG to downtown Paris, waiting another hour for the room, taking a 2hr nap, waking up feeling like a zombie, not being able to sleep well that night, waking up at 2am body time for an 8hr + flt back... yeah, great, where do I sign up.

The new Flight/Duty/Rest rules change the above scenario A LOT!
Crew rest starts once in the hotel room, and it ends when you report to the lobby. Crew rest also has to be longer.

Flying across a lot of time zones? Either your duty day is shorter, your rest is longer, or both. No more 24/7...now it is 30/7.

The below is for 2 pilot crews...not sure on 3/4:
Max Duty Day is 15 hours, with max flight time of 9....BUT, that is only if you start out in the morning. If you do start at 3 am?.....7 (SEVEN) hour duty day! If you start in the afternoon, more than 7 but less than 15 hours of duty.
 

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Well, that depends where you live, and who you fly for. The 765 at DL (767-400) is fairly junior (some 2007 hires have lines) have 6 day trips to LHR, onto DTW or MSP, and then back through LHR to JFK. Those are worth about 35 hours, and you can try to add a Moscow, Venice, Milan, or Sao Paulo to bring up your hours if you want to. Sounds like your airline didn't offer multiple day trips longer than 3 days, or you commuted to 3 day low time trips.

If you only do short Europe trips from JFK, then you may be right, lots of trips per month. If you do them from somewhere farther than JFK, like ATL, most are late afternoon sign ins, 9-10 hour flights over, morning arrival, and then 24 plus hour layover leading to a 10-11 hour flight back. Sounds like you just had a bad experience at a disgruntled airline. Base changes or aircraft changes can solve that. If you live in the NE at DL, there are plenty of choices and bases. You moving to MIA shows you made a change for the better. Good for you, but not every airline has the same trips---and you neglected to mention that. Your trips sucked because your airline had them, and you stayed there for 4 years. That was your decision. Another pilot might have taken your spot and loves it.



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I'm sad for you. Work to live, not vice versa. There is so much more to life than Delta.
 

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I'm sad for you. Work to live, not vice versa. There is so much more to life than Delta.

Wow, the Academy Award goes to YOU....drama queen. I describe what I like about my job, plain and simple. And, your life can be changed by your job. You can stay at your Saab job forever and make squat, or you can get hired by a quality carrier and provide plenty for you and your family. It's sorta important. Bye now!


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Look what's new, Pilot wannabee private lee hijacking another thread....... When you hit 18,000 posts do you get a bonus? HS
 

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He's not a pilot for DL, just some truck stop trick that has some flight attendant he's blowing to get the information. He can't even stick to how many were hired the "year he claims." Stop feeding this bottom feeding troll!
 

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He's not a pilot for DL, just some truck stop trick that has some flight attendant he's blowing to get the information. He can't even stick to how many were hired the "year he claims." Stop feeding this bottom feeding troll!

Oh wait, here's "old Coot" Scoot. How much have you forgotten today Coot? Still forgetting basic flight planning locations in "popular" European destinations? Yes, yes you are Coot. Do you remember how many pilots were hired the year you "supposedly" were hired? You paid attention to that? The whole year? You are a liar Coot, and we all know you fly a Cherokee at Fulton County Airport, not a DC9 FO as you claim. Hey Coot, how many dumps did you take in 1976? You probably do know that answer......


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