Thread: Planesense
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Metroaviator View Post
I'm just curious and was wondering if any current PS people can answer this. From what information I'm seeing it sounds like if you are in one of the new bases that were added last year (excluding PSM, ATL & MCO) your typical schedule works out as follows. Day 1, get airline out to your plane, possibly fly during day 1 if duty time allows. Day 2-7 flights as assigned. Day 8 airline home, possibility after flying a morning flight. If this is the schedule (not 100% sure) what is stopping PS from just allowing home basing from anywhere as long as you're within 100 miles of an airport with multiple carriers? It seems like by expanding this area they would not only have more applicants applying to chose from but maybe even be able to retain more people by offering the QOL of home basing and not having to uproot their families to move closer to one of these other bases? Is it just a financial issues to the company? Increased cost of the airline tickets flying someone from say PHX or DEN to the east coast?

DFW is currently the furthest west base. I've looked at ticket costs of airlining someone from DFW to PSM, ATL or even BOS and compared those to flying someone out of PHX or DEN and the price difference is negligible. So what's stopping this?

Aside from my potential and likely misunderstanding of the typical schedule, I'm sure there is something very logical that I'm missing or completely overlooking that would prevent this but I'm struggling to figure it out. Can someone clue me in?
You'll *never* pick up an airplane in PHX but you will occasionally be able to pick up an airplane in MDW or CLT or somewhere we base. There's also the (albeit slim) chance they can use you on day one if you're based closer. It's also more difficult to get you back by 8PM on day 8 if you're based in say, PHX. They're still working out the kinks of remote basing so it may move further west as staffing needs dictate.
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