Real Answers from Real Pilots


Hi, I’m doing a research about Crew Scheduling but I’m having trouble with deadheading cost. Have you an idea of how much does a deadhead cost?

I am not sure I understand your question. Deadheading does not really cost the company any money except for the pilot’s hourly pay and the potential lost revenue.

Thank you very much, that partially solves my question, is there any value for the potential lost revenue? like a fixed cost?

I really have no idea on that, you would need to speak with somebody in the airline’s finance department.

Alright, thank you very much, Chris. One last Question, do you guys have a minimum credited flying time paid per duty?

Yes, we have five hours per duty period, but every airline is different.