Very specific question regarding work rules at the various airlines ya’ll work at.
A family friend who works at southwest and has helped me start my journey in aviation told me the other day that if he decides to take a vacation; any vacation day that over laps with a trip is extended into the trip and he is pretty much dropped from that trip while still being paid for it. So essentially if he has a flight on days 3-4-5-6 and 8-9-10-11 but decides to take vacation days on days 6-7-8 he can extend a 3 day vacation into 9 days. It’s one of the reasons he enjoys flying for Southwest so much and also why I would like to work there in the future but obviously if this concept regarding overlapping vacations and trips is available at other airlines then I have one less thing to worry about when deciding which regional/major to fly for.
Obviously this is not something I would pick one airline over another for but for me it’s a pretty big deal to get that much time off.
I hope my explanation made sense.