Only the second day of my 4 day trip....and I'm not happy.
I am scheduled to have the same 20 1/2 hour four day trip all month. The trip is a 3-4-4-5 trip. This means 3 legs day one, 4 legs on days two and three and 5 legs on day 4. I loathe 5 leg days.
Day one started with a 5PM departure. The first turn was the longest in the trip at 4 hours 5 minutes. The rest of the legs are under an hour and a half.
Years ago when I flew a larger plane I typically had 3-2-2-3 trips worth 24 hours. Easy trips.....long legs....less work. Of course I was displaced out of that plane. I could have stayed on the plane if I chose to commute. I chose to live in base vs commute. Thus I now have trips with more legs and shorter stage lengths, but I can drive home at the end of my day versus stress over making a flight.
I'm pondering trading around the rest of the month.
Day one ended at midnight. Quite late. Don't care for flying so late at night.
My Captain this month is a nice guy. Very senior, quiet and reserved. Not much in common, but it's fine.
My wife and I have discussed me moving on to another airline. Right now I'm content. I'm not ready to chase a paycheck and mess up my quality of life.
One bright side of March....I turn 36 this month.