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docf15
08-12-2017, 01:38 PM
Anyone have an experience with how difficult the commute is from PIT to BWI?


GatorHog
08-12-2017, 05:56 PM
A search of Aug & Sep on Google Flights shows Southwest has 3 non-stop flights a day 6 days a week, with 1 non-stop the remaining day. Other than Southwest it looks like you'd probably have to make a connection. Guys who have actually made the commute will have to chime in with how much competition there is for a seat.

ZapBrannigan
08-12-2017, 06:20 PM
Lots of former USAir folks working here and still living in the Burgh. Wouldn't be surprise if there was a lot of competition for the jumpseat out of PIT.


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Citrus Fruit
08-12-2017, 08:46 PM
It seems we have quite a few guys in MDW that commute from PIT. Not sure why they chose MDW over BWI unless it's better seniority and flight choice. Never thought to ask.

ShyGuy
08-12-2017, 08:54 PM
~250 miles? Why not drive it. Probably take just as long as driving to PIT, parking the car, going through security, 1 hr prior to flight, 1 hr flight itself.

I lived in western PA and commuted to DTW for a while out of PIT. I would end up going to PIT and taking a DL flight to DTW. But many times it seemed driving would have taken less time door to door, and without the hassle/worry of missing a flight/jumpseat.

SlipKid
08-13-2017, 07:44 AM
~250 miles? Why not drive it. Probably take just as long as driving to PIT, parking the car, going through security, 1 hr prior to flight, 1 hr flight itself.

I lived in western PA and commuted to DTW for a while out of PIT. I would end up going to PIT and taking a DL flight to DTW. But many times it seemed driving would have taken less time door to door, and without the hassle/worry of missing a flight/jumpseat.

He could plan on flying, but fall back on driving in the event you can't get home. I have a long drive commute, and when we had flights between my base and home city, I basically used the car as a backup.

The last few years we had the flights, they cut the late one home, so I couldn't commute both ways without incurring a hotel on the last day, so I'd fly to work, and rent cars to come home, depending on how late I got done.



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