Saturday, August 3, 2013

Everybody likes a little time and half

Normally I don't pick up overtime on off days. Every now and then a trip opens up that says "fly me".

I picked up a 5 hour turn this morning. It left at 8AM and was done at 1:30PM.  My family had no plans this morning so I figured "why not"?

My airline is short on First Officers this weekend and offered up 150% pay for any time flown. That was the icing on the cake.

So my pay rate jumped from $42 an hour to $63 an hour. Easy turn. No surprises. Three hundred and Fifteen dollars (before taxes and union dues!) in the bank.

I have a 3 day 18 hour trip on Monday and then I'm off till the 25th.

In the works is a blog about everything an airline ticket covers. Items such as repairs, training, alternate fuel, ticket agents, dispatchers, baggage loaders and more. Most passengers talk about paying to go from point A to point B and that's it. In reality there are at least 100 people from just the airline involved in getting them from point A to point B....and they all deserve to be paid.

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