Hello guys, I have a question regarding staff requirements.
I have 10 A321, every plane is scheduled to make an everyday flight, so it starts from the base in the morning and comes back in the evening (not late).
I've just found that I have 121 pilots. I don't understand why do real company should have so many pilots for only ten aircrafts.
It's more than 12 pilots per plane, that means every pilot have a flight about once a week (because there should be two pilots in A321).
I can assume a company should have pilots "in reserve" to replace people who are ill or having a vacation, but not three times more then available flights? I can even agree with doubled staff, but not tripled.
PS I tried to find similar topic, but got no luck.