Picked up a 2 day trip on overtime. Looked good when I picked it up. One leg to the overnight then 3 legs the next with the last being a deadhead.
Yesterday I got an email telling me I was being displaced off the first leg. Reason: an IOE Captain needed time in the right seat. I was going to deadhead. This would affect my pay as we don't get paid 100% for deadheads.
I'm overnighting in a city with a pilot I've been trading emails with for a while. Most of the time I don't know my overnights till the last minute. Since I knew this was coming I was able to arrange to meet up for dinner.
He's in a really good spot. Nineteen, 200ish hours and working on his CFI. With 46 years of airline flying ahead of him he has plenty of time. We talked about my job and the transition from CFI to an airline. He's doing is training at a local FBO. Right now that's the best way to go as not many airlines are hiring right now. Also being 19, he's a bit too young anyway. By taking his time he should have more than enough time for any airline when he is 21.
After about 2 hours I headed back to the hotel. Four Forty van tomorrow morning. Five forty departure to the hub. Quick turn and a 2 1/2 hour flight to the outstation. Once there I hop in the back for a 2 1/2 hour deadhead home.
All said and done it's worth about $240 before taxes. Not too bad for 4 legs...with 2 being deadheads.
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