Do Pilots Have Time to Explore the Places They Fly?
Yes, pilots may travel to areas they visit; however, they are not permitted to stay for an extended period. Pilots have the option of spending the night in a city after traveling there for a one-way journey.
Pilots may travel to any place of choice before their next flight and return to the airport to resume work. For short journeys that need the pilot to fly back, the 40-45 minute gap might be used for a brief excursion around town — possibly along the airport grounds — to avoid delaying the next flight.