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Flight Crew Human Performance
I developed a cold with a great deal of congestion on the first night of a 3 day trip. Air carrier X is enforcing a policy if an individual calls in sick, his block schedule is reduced by 5 hours. The pilot is responsible for making up the time or losing the day. Since my trip was towards the end of the month, there would not be an opportunity to make up the time. I stayed on the trip, because I did not want to lose the money. For the next 2 days, I flew with a serious cold, experiencing vertigo twice due to congestion.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR CAPT RPTS HIS COMPANY PENALIZES PLTS FINANCIALLY WHEN THEY OBSERVE, AND ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH, FAR 61.53.
Narrative: I DEVELOPED A COLD WITH A GREAT DEAL OF CONGESTION ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF A 3 DAY TRIP. ACR X IS ENFORCING A POLICY IF AN INDIVIDUAL CALLS IN SICK, HIS BLOCK SCHEDULE IS REDUCED BY 5 HRS. THE PLT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING UP THE TIME OR LOSING THE DAY. SINCE MY TRIP WAS TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH, THERE WOULD NOT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE UP THE TIME. I STAYED ON THE TRIP, BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO LOSE THE MONEY. FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS, I FLEW WITH A SERIOUS COLD, EXPERIENCING VERTIGO TWICE DUE TO CONGESTION.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.