I just need some advice about working hours and how you work this out. I know that seems odd!
I work for an airline and fly longhaul. I have seen that 'work' is classed as anything you do for your employer in return for payment. I also had a look at 'qualifying remunerative work' here:
Now, when I am away I am on duty for the entire period, therefore according to that document I am classed as 'working' and I am getting my hourly rate.
I would usually expect to do 1 flight a week which equates to about 45 hou