Starting this month I won't be tired anymore....it's about time.
In the past I would have just 8 1/2 hours to leave an airport and return. Very little sleep. Now I have at least 10. The more important number is 8 hours of opportunity for sleep.
The rules are quiet different than the past and I'm still digging into them. My union has an app that helps figure out legalities. This morning for example I had a 4:15AM report time. In the past I could work until 6:15PM. With the new rules I could not work past 2:15PM. Much better.
Just finished a 4 day trip. I took lots of notes on how not to be a Captain. The guy I flew with is 64 years and 11 month old. On his way out. On more than one occasion I had to speak up and stand my ground to protect myself as I have 28 years of flying left.
I have just one 4 day trip left for the month.
This morning was just one leg in...done at 8:00 AM. Time to hang out with my family....almost like a day off.