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Old 12-18-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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A Pilot Explains How To Avoid Getting Screwed After January 5th
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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Sounds like sour grapes from a pilot who doesn't like the rule. I just tried in vain to find info on this topic that was significantly less biased than the linked article above, due to the fact that I fly a lot for business...in fact, my next trip will be on January 6. However, I can't find anything.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Sounds like sour grapes from a pilot who doesn't like the rule. I just tried in vain to find info on this topic that was significantly less biased than the linked article above, due to the fact that I fly a lot for business...in fact, my next trip will be on January 6. However, I can't find anything.

It is really nothing new. The DOT has also implemented new rules limiting the amounts of hours that interstate drivers may operate their trucks of buses. Why should pilots be any different when they too can suffer from fatigue.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Sounds like sour grapes from a pilot who doesn't like the rule. I just tried in vain to find info on this topic that was significantly less biased than the linked article above, due to the fact that I fly a lot for business...in fact, my next trip will be on January 6. However, I can't find anything.
I think many passengers would prefer to fly with a pilot that isn't tired. I think Brian Williams mentioned this on his show. The change won't affect me since I won't fly so I wasn't paying attention to all he said. He may have said that some were unhappy with the change and you will be too if what this guy says is true and it effects you getting to your destination on time.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Perhaps I am being misunderstood here...I am not advocating that we fly pilots until they are ragged and tired...not at all. I was simply stating that the link the original poster put out there is clearly from a biased source, period. I don't understand what the issue is or why this was posted since it seems to be common sense to limit pilots, commercial drivers, etc. That is why I mentioned that I have not seen this referred to anywhere else.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The airlines knew this was coming long ago, and have had time to adjust schedules and add staff accordingly. And for the most part, they are in a healthy financial position to handle any increased personnel costs.
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