Day in the life BA short haul crew

Old Yesterday, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
It's a lot worse, having seen the roster of a friend in Etihad. Longer hours and a lot of 2-3AM starts. Seeing how knackered my OH can be on a 6-day SH duty I just can't imagine how it might be for those ME3 crews.
My Ex other half is still an EK FA and says its tough but manageable. QR must be significantly worse.

For flight crew both companies seem to be tough, and at EK especially bad for the 777 jockeys who are practically maxed to the limit.

Plus as you mentioned an overwhelmingly large number of 3am departures i.e. 1am duty starts.
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Old Yesterday, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by Saladman View Post
Gatwick fleet are the exception here, with only one plane and all Longhaul.
Before Covid the Gatwick cabin crews flew long haul and short haul. However with the creation of BA Euroflyer they now only fly long haul and the Euroflyer crews point to point short haul.

In my non expert opinion this can affect crew retention with hardly any opportunities for Euroflyer cabin crews to spend layovers somewhere new. I know some prefer that because they can be home most nights with families. They also can have part time and more seasonal contracts. However it puts others off.

The exceptions are Gatwick domestic which are LHR crew based.
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by vectismanpaul View Post
Before Covid the Gatwick cabin crews flew long haul and short haul. However with the creation of BA Euroflyer they now only fly long haul and the Euroflyer crews point to point short haul.

In my non expert opinion this can affect crew retention with hardly any opportunities for Euroflyer cabin crews to spend layovers somewhere new. I know some prefer that because they can be home most nights with families. They also can have part time and more seasonal contracts. However it puts others off.

The exceptions are Gatwick domestic which are LHR crew based.
Presumably such LGW domestics involve the LHR crew getting taxied/bussed down to LGW? Must be quite inefficient, a max of 2/3 sectors a day I imagine?
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Old Yesterday, 11:40 am
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No, LHR crews operate up GLA and then to LGW and then back up to GLA and back to LHR, it’s called a W pattern.
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