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|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : bhm.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737-300|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 220|
flight time total : 12000
flight time type : 7000
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Environmental Factor|
This report is a timeline of events leading to my 'fatigue call' while on reserve on aug/sun/03. Previous week, captain trip in mco total block time 20 hours 24 mins when I arrive home, crew scheduling calls to assign me a 2-DAY trip starting aug/fri/03, report time was XB00. On aug/fri/03 through aug/sun/03, I have scheduled reserve, on a pm. The trip I was assigned on aug/fri/03, flew 4 legs. With delays we terminated at fll at XM10, and our daily block time was 6 hours 47 mins. The next day, aug/sat/03, I was scheduled to fly 1 leg from fll to bwi in the late afternoon, departing the hotel approximately XG30. At about XA15 that morning I was awake but had not showered or anything yet. I was called by crew scheduling to see if I can be ready in 30 mins to catch an airport van to deadhead to a waiting flight to isp, then deadhead to bwi which was delayed waiting for me also. Next I would fly from bwi to bhm. I explained that I had not showered or anything yet and I would do my best. I made the flts that were asked of me, without eating breakfast, or lunch. During our mechanical delay in bwi, I did manage to quickly choke down a soggy tuna sandwich. We finally managed to arrive in bhm at XK53, securing the terminating aircraft. My block time for this day was 1 hour 53 mins. I waited for the hotel, which was not expecting me, and 'knew nothing about a pilot from our company or flight number.' upon arrival at the hotel, I find it bustling with activity and loud crowds. It seems that there is a concert there or next door and the hotel is packed with concert goers. I waited in line to check in, and politely asked for a quiet room since I have been assigned a deadhead back to bwi, van time at XB30 on aug/sun/03, the lady at the front desk said, 'just call us if it's noisy and we'll send security.' I arrive at my room and find it is occupied. I went back downstairs and got another room. I finally got to my actual room at XL45. I had not eaten dinner, and I was too tired to get food now. The night was filled with thumping of bass speaker sounds, and loud people. I was awakened several times on this short night, and at XA30 (my alarm time), I felt really worn out. I checked in for my deadhead flight to bwi, and then called scheduling. I spoke to a female crew scheduler and asked if I would be released upon arriving at bwi because I had already flown 29 plus hours in the last 5 days. I may have told her about the noise at the hotel and not getting any sleep, but can't recall for sure. I was told that I was still good for 54 mins and I am on reserve today. I stated that I was too tired and would not fly today.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B737-300 CAPT REFUSED TO ACCEPT A RESERVE ASSIGNMENT BECAUSE OF FATIGUE. THE COMPANY DID NOT PROVIDE A HOTEL WHERE THE PLT COULD GET MEANINGFUL REST. THE HOTEL WAS HAVING A CONCERT.
Narrative: THIS RPT IS A TIMELINE OF EVENTS LEADING TO MY 'FATIGUE CALL' WHILE ON RESERVE ON AUG/SUN/03. PREVIOUS WEEK, CAPT TRIP IN MCO TOTAL BLOCK TIME 20 HRS 24 MINS WHEN I ARRIVE HOME, CREW SCHEDULING CALLS TO ASSIGN ME A 2-DAY TRIP STARTING AUG/FRI/03, RPT TIME WAS XB00. ON AUG/FRI/03 THROUGH AUG/SUN/03, I HAVE SCHEDULED RESERVE, ON A PM. THE TRIP I WAS ASSIGNED ON AUG/FRI/03, FLEW 4 LEGS. WITH DELAYS WE TERMINATED AT FLL AT XM10, AND OUR DAILY BLOCK TIME WAS 6 HRS 47 MINS. THE NEXT DAY, AUG/SAT/03, I WAS SCHEDULED TO FLY 1 LEG FROM FLL TO BWI IN THE LATE AFTERNOON, DEPARTING THE HOTEL APPROX XG30. AT ABOUT XA15 THAT MORNING I WAS AWAKE BUT HAD NOT SHOWERED OR ANYTHING YET. I WAS CALLED BY CREW SCHEDULING TO SEE IF I CAN BE READY IN 30 MINS TO CATCH AN ARPT VAN TO DEADHEAD TO A WAITING FLT TO ISP, THEN DEADHEAD TO BWI WHICH WAS DELAYED WAITING FOR ME ALSO. NEXT I WOULD FLY FROM BWI TO BHM. I EXPLAINED THAT I HAD NOT SHOWERED OR ANYTHING YET AND I WOULD DO MY BEST. I MADE THE FLTS THAT WERE ASKED OF ME, WITHOUT EATING BREAKFAST, OR LUNCH. DURING OUR MECHANICAL DELAY IN BWI, I DID MANAGE TO QUICKLY CHOKE DOWN A SOGGY TUNA SANDWICH. WE FINALLY MANAGED TO ARRIVE IN BHM AT XK53, SECURING THE TERMINATING ACFT. MY BLOCK TIME FOR THIS DAY WAS 1 HR 53 MINS. I WAITED FOR THE HOTEL, WHICH WAS NOT EXPECTING ME, AND 'KNEW NOTHING ABOUT A PLT FROM OUR COMPANY OR FLT NUMBER.' UPON ARR AT THE HOTEL, I FIND IT BUSTLING WITH ACTIVITY AND LOUD CROWDS. IT SEEMS THAT THERE IS A CONCERT THERE OR NEXT DOOR AND THE HOTEL IS PACKED WITH CONCERT GOERS. I WAITED IN LINE TO CHK IN, AND POLITELY ASKED FOR A QUIET ROOM SINCE I HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED A DEADHEAD BACK TO BWI, VAN TIME AT XB30 ON AUG/SUN/03, THE LADY AT THE FRONT DESK SAID, 'JUST CALL US IF IT'S NOISY AND WE'LL SEND SECURITY.' I ARRIVE AT MY ROOM AND FIND IT IS OCCUPIED. I WENT BACK DOWNSTAIRS AND GOT ANOTHER ROOM. I FINALLY GOT TO MY ACTUAL ROOM AT XL45. I HAD NOT EATEN DINNER, AND I WAS TOO TIRED TO GET FOOD NOW. THE NIGHT WAS FILLED WITH THUMPING OF BASS SPEAKER SOUNDS, AND LOUD PEOPLE. I WAS AWAKENED SEVERAL TIMES ON THIS SHORT NIGHT, AND AT XA30 (MY ALARM TIME), I FELT REALLY WORN OUT. I CHKED IN FOR MY DEADHEAD FLT TO BWI, AND THEN CALLED SCHEDULING. I SPOKE TO A FEMALE CREW SCHEDULER AND ASKED IF I WOULD BE RELEASED UPON ARRIVING AT BWI BECAUSE I HAD ALREADY FLOWN 29 PLUS HRS IN THE LAST 5 DAYS. I MAY HAVE TOLD HER ABOUT THE NOISE AT THE HOTEL AND NOT GETTING ANY SLEEP, BUT CAN'T RECALL FOR SURE. I WAS TOLD THAT I WAS STILL GOOD FOR 54 MINS AND I AM ON RESERVE TODAY. I STATED THAT I WAS TOO TIRED AND WOULD NOT FLY TODAY.
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.