Daily living

Hi. What is the daily living like for a pilot at either major airlines or regional. How much time is spent away from home. How many days work vs off. I have pets and want children someday. I’m just trying to get a picture of what life is like for those in this career.


There are tons of posts on this subject. I recommend you take a look at our schedules in that section. Short answer is it can vary considerably based on your seniority, the airline, the airplane. I’m home every night (which is very unique to my airline) while I have friends who are gone 2 weeks at a time. On the average you can count on being away from home about half the days of the month. In short you’ll need to get someone to care for your pets.



Take a look at our “schedules” section and the “Flying the Line” sections as most of your schedule questions will be answered there.

If you have pets and kids, you will need to find somebody to take care of them while you are away.