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Author Topic: Lack of staff....really?  (Read 1280 times)

drod1474

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Lack of staff....really?
« on: January 14, 2012, 06:13:03 PM »
Some of flights are delayed and cancelled due to lack of staff....REALLY???!!!  The personnel office says I'm fully staffed, and in fact I'm overstaffed, but yet still have cancellations and delays!!!  WHAT GIVES!!!

Offline alexgv1

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 06:31:58 PM »
Possibly a few of your staff took a "sickie" that day. There will always be a random factor you can never get it down to 0% probability.
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Offline Troxartas86

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 06:42:52 PM »
Things happen in the real world all the time. Maybe they got a flat tire on the way to the airport. Perhaps your pilots had a little too much to drink last night. You never know.

LeoDario

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 01:36:40 AM »
Things happen in the real world all the time. Maybe they got a flat tire on the way to the airport. Perhaps your pilots had a little too much to drink last night. You never know.

Irrevelant but in the real world pilots are not allowed to consume alcohol unless it is 24 hours before the flight

Offline cutchie

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 01:40:04 AM »
Irrevelant but in the real world pilots are not allowed to consume alcohol unless it is 24 hours before the flight

Indeed, but in the real world pilots have been known to deviate from that! ;)

Offline Pilot Oatmeal

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 07:41:41 AM »
Irrevelant but in the real world pilots are not allowed to consume alcohol unless it is 24 hours before the flight

Incorrect, at least in the USA and UK, the rules specifically in the UK are that you cannot have more then 20 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, roughly a quarter of the driving limit.

It does however recommend you don't fly until 8 hours after consumption of alcohol... the whole 24 hour thing is nonsense.

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Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2012, 04:04:31 PM »
Incorrect, at least in the USA and UK, the rules specifically in the UK are that you cannot have more then 20 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, roughly a quarter of the driving limit.

It does however recommend you don't fly until 8 hours after consumption of alcohol... the whole 24 hour thing is nonsense.

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The saying I have always heard is "7 hours from bottle to throttle."
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Offline Pilot Oatmeal

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 04:51:07 PM »
The saying I have always heard is "7 hours from bottle to throttle."

Its actually "8 hours bottle to throttle"  haha close enough ;)

Offline Sami

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 04:55:03 PM »
It does however recommend you don't fly until 8 hours after consumption of alcohol... the whole 24 hour thing is nonsense.

Depends entirely on company and country.

12 and 24 hour limits are commonly used, though the main rule is that "one may not be intoxicated at all when starting the duty" (with a recommendation of certain hours when to stop).

Offline Wing Commander Chad Studdington

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 06:14:12 PM »
The saying I have always heard is "7 hours from bottle to throttle."

When you try to get your job as a pilot I would make sure no prospective employers see this thread!  ;)

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 07:38:36 PM »
When you try to get your job as a pilot I would make sure no prospective employers see this thread!  ;)

Hahahaha, yeah, would be a good idea to steer them clear of this should that ever happen :laugh:
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Ilyushin

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 05:55:45 PM »
Irrevelant but in the real world pilots are not allowed to consume alcohol unless it is 24 hours before the flight

Am I the only one noticing the crucial error?

drod1474

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 06:40:14 PM »
Possibly a few of your staff took a "sickie" that day. There will always be a random factor you can never get it down to 0% probability.

Ok, so before this discussion went off on a tangent, then how do certain airlines in this game achieve 100% punctuality?  What is their secret?  Do I need to be staffet at 200%?

Offline Troxartas86

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 06:42:28 PM »
Am I the only one noticing the crucial error?

 :laugh:

Offline Sami

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 06:43:01 PM »
Ok, so before this discussion went off on a tangent, then how do certain airlines in this game achieve 100% punctuality? 

Doesn't really matter at all if the punctuality is 100% or let's say 95%.

Offline alexgv1

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 07:01:30 PM »
Ok, so before this discussion went off on a tangent, then how do certain airlines in this game achieve 100% punctuality?  What is their secret?  Do I need to be staffet at 200%?

Usually they are very small airlines with only a few aircraft, so the likeliness of one of the flights being cancelled is less.

As already said 90+% is good and wont make a real difference.
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L1011fan

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 09:36:53 PM »
Mine says that from time to time as well.

Offline romeozulu

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Re: Lack of staff....really?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 10:43:41 AM »
Hi,

OTP at 90% is in real a very good performance, and airlines often aimed 80%. I work for a ground handling company, and I confirm that sometimes we have delays because of a lack of staff. Usually, it is because the staff is engaged on a another delayed flight  8)

ps : OTP mean "on time performance" (% of flights that left within 15 mins)

have a good day

 

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