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Old 09-18-2023, 11:58 AM
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Who do you guys go to for crashpads? Iíll eventually need one for CLT and DFW.
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Old 09-18-2023, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnPaulGeorge View Post
Who do you guys go to for crashpads? Iíll eventually need one for CLT and DFW.
word of mouth, facebook groups and bulletin boards in the crew rooms. CLT and DFW? Traveling CKA?

Those two bases in particular i believe hotels are popular because of crap public transport and location
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Old 09-18-2023, 10:15 PM
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Who do you guys go to for crashpads? Iíll eventually need one for CLT and DFW.
I strongly discourage the use of crashpads, but if you absolutely need one, what the previous poster said is where you need to look.

Iíd recommend looking up hotels in the vicinity of the airport at your base, and call and ask them if they offer crew discounts. Many do, but some donít. I did a crashpad for a few months and then left the place for various reasons, mainly so I could get some actual sleep. Never looked back. I found some hotels in the CLT area that although arenít the best in terms of quality and cleanliness like what the company would put you up in, they get the job done and have pretty good rates compared to other AA bases. The surrounding areas may be a little sketch but the hotel managers do a good job of keeping criminals off the property. Never had any problems with crime. Just donít go to the absolute cheapest hotel in town. You will find all kinds of illegal criminal activity going on at places like rodeway inn, econolodge, motel 6, etc. Find a place that has a shuttle service and a breakfast. Eventually you will find one that works for you.

CLT hotels are a little more on the cheaper end than say DCA. DFW Iím not familiar with, but imagine itís not much different than CLT.
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Old 09-19-2023, 07:06 AM
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I strongly discourage the use of crashpads, but if you absolutely need one, what the previous poster said is where you need to look.

Iíd recommend looking up hotels in the vicinity of the airport at your base, and call and ask them if they offer crew discounts. Many do, but some donít. I did a crashpad for a few months and then left the place for various reasons, mainly so I could get some actual sleep. Never looked back. I found some hotels in the CLT area that although arenít the best in terms of quality and cleanliness like what the company would put you up in, they get the job done and have pretty good rates compared to other AA bases. The surrounding areas may be a little sketch but the hotel managers do a good job of keeping criminals off the property. Never had any problems with crime. Just donít go to the absolute cheapest hotel in town. You will find all kinds of illegal criminal activity going on at places like rodeway inn, econolodge, motel 6, etc. Find a place that has a shuttle service and a breakfast. Eventually you will find one that works for you.

CLT hotels are a little more on the cheaper end than say DCA. DFW Iím not familiar with, but imagine itís not much different than CLT.
That works in some places and others it does not. Get caught in IROPS in New York you are looking at $500 plus for a hotel room. Even at regular price two rooms in a month will exceed your normal crash pad cost.
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Old 09-19-2023, 10:59 AM
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That works in some places and others it does not. Get caught in IROPS in New York you are looking at $500 plus for a hotel room. Even at regular price two rooms in a month will exceed your normal crash pad cost.
wellÖ yeah
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Old 09-19-2023, 12:45 PM
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That works in some places and others it does not. Get caught in IROPS in New York you are looking at $500 plus for a hotel room. Even at regular price two rooms in a month will exceed your normal crash pad cost.
I mean, if weíre talking NYC area, and he HAS to do the crashpad thing, then yea, you pretty much have no choice but to do the pad. No getting around that. That place is the exception. The majority of other airline bases? Iíd go with hotels.
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Old 09-19-2023, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleared4appch View Post
I mean, if weíre talking NYC area, and he HAS to do the crashpad thing, then yea, you pretty much have no choice but to do the pad. No getting around that. That place is the exception. The majority of other airline bases? Iíd go with hotels.
Why does NY have to do crashpads?
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Why does NY have to do crashpads?
they dont. Just expensive
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Why does NY have to do crashpads?
Iíve known people to just crash out in the crew room if hotels get too expensive there. But in that case the crew room will be packed too, especially with FAs. Donít expect to get any quality sleep.
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Old 09-21-2023, 05:13 PM
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Yeah not super interested in crash pads but looking at options. I like my space so hotels work better. I used CrewTel in the past but asking for crew rates sound good. I heard you can use BizHero if need be for personal use at company rates?
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