My last 3 day was a bit tiring, 18 hours of flying in 3 day, but at least it was productive.
I truly despise low value trips...live 13 hour 3 day trips or even worse 16 hour 4 day trips. What do I like? Well 18 hour 3 days are good...20 hours are better. For a 4 day I like 23-26 hours....but those are rare when staffing is good. When staffing is bad, trip values are higher.
The Captain for my last two trips looked familiar to me, but I couldn't place him until the last day.
He was in the training department until a few months ago. When I was in the sim last year he was one of my instructors.
Nice guy and I enjoyed flying with him. Unlike some instructors he knew how to relax and be a line pilot and not always be Mr. Instructor.
I finished my trip at 2PM on Saturday. I don't report back to work until 2:30PM NEXT Friday. Lots of days off.