|Hey guys I have a question for you AC pilots flying on the narrow body side (Embraer/Airbus). How hard are you guys worked? The reason I ask is that within 2 months here AC has cancelled two flights on me as a passenger both due to duty time limitations.
First cancellation or more like a diversion, the pilots on the flight that was picking us up to fly back to Toronto was going to be dutied out so they flew us to YWG for a 3 hour wait as a new crew were flown from YYZ.
Second cancellation, YEG-YVR flight was cancelled. Instead the plane that was supposed to do the YEG-YVR run was deemed to have "maintenance problems" while that plane was loading passengers for a YOW flight while the YOW-YEG flight that was going to fly back to YOW took the cancelled PAX from YEG-YVR. After asking the pilots the problem wasn't maintenance, rather duty time issues if they went back to YOW. Seems kind of bizarre that on 2 consecutive A/C flights now I've had this occur to me as a passenger.
Would love to hear some feedback on how hard you guys work, because if I run into this as an irregular A/C passenger, then it must probably happen more often than not.