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chrisaviator
09-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone can give me insight on the following:
Which regionals would you recommend if I wanted to live in San Diego? Which ones have the easiest commute from here and to which cities?
I know SKW will be opening hub in SAN but dont know how likely it would be to get it right out of training.
How are the commutes from SAN to LAX, SFO, DEN, DFW?

Thank you for your input.


word302
09-19-2017, 01:29 PM
Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone can give me insight on the following:
Which regionals would you recommend if I wanted to live in San Diego? Which ones have the easiest commute from here and to which cities?
I know SKW will be opening hub in SAN but dont know how likely it would be to get it right out of training.
How are the commutes from SAN to LAX, SFO, DEN, DFW?

Thank you for your input.

SAN is open. Pretty junior on the FO side. You could likely hold it soon after finishing training.

chrisaviator
09-19-2017, 01:40 PM
SAN is open. Pretty junior on the FO side. You could likely hold it soon after finishing training.

Thanks for the response. If SKW does not work out, what is a good commute from SAN?


rickair7777
09-19-2017, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the response. If SKW does not work out, what is a good commute from SAN?

PHX, SFO, LAX(drive), SLC, DEN, or anywhere within 1000 miles that SWA or AS has at least three daily non-stops.

NewGuy01
09-19-2017, 05:30 PM
I wouldn't try for SFO, other than that I really like rickair7777's list.

The only reason being that SFO has serious delay issues when there is bad weather. I drive in, which is bad enough considering traffic but I thank my lucky stars that I'm not one the crew in the lounge complaining about their commute when "flow" to SFO starts. My last time getting called in on reserve the FO was delayed due to flow, it happens whenever there is fog or runway construction. Both of which are happening right now


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rickair7777
09-19-2017, 05:59 PM
I wouldn't try for SFO, other than that I really like rickair7777's list.

The only reason being that SFO has serious delay issues when there is bad weather. I drive in, which is bad enough considering traffic but I thank my lucky stars that I'm not one the crew in the lounge complaining about their commute when "flow" to SFO starts. My last time getting called in on reserve the FO was delayed due to flow, it happens whenever there is fog or runway construction. Both of which are happening right now


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True, it could get rough. But you have OAK and SJC, with trains to SFO in a pinch.

Hint: Very early am flights don't get flow, due to low arrival demand.

Poseidonspulse
10-02-2017, 07:58 AM
SAN is open. Pretty junior on the FO side. You could likely hold it soon after finishing training.

How accurate is this statement for someone being hired right now?

Jonneaux
10-02-2017, 08:15 AM
How accurate is this statement for someone being hired right now?

The junior SAN ERJ FO is an August new hire, still in training. With 15 additional aircraft coming in the next 15 months SAN will likely grow.

Truthanator
10-03-2017, 10:42 AM
I wish I was a weather man in San Diego.

"Tomorrow it will be....nice."
"And now over to Jerry with sports.":D


"Thanks Dave! The Padres suck, and the Chargers left!
Let's send it back to the news desk with Bruce and Gloria."

FLYGUYRY
10-04-2017, 07:26 AM
Man I wish I could wave a magic wand and have my 1500 hours tomorrow. San Diego is my dream city and Skywest is my #1 choice for a regional :(

Hopefully it will still be possible to get both in a couple years

CFDJC4
10-07-2017, 04:42 AM
I wish I was a weather man in San Diego.

"Tomorrow it will be....nice."
"And now over to Jerry with sports.":D


"Thanks Dave! The Padres suck, and the Chargers left!
Let's send it back to the news desk with Bruce and Gloria."


And in the end you say “Stay Classy San Diego”. 👍🏽

chrisaviator
11-01-2017, 02:37 PM
PHX, SFO, LAX(drive), SLC, DEN, or anywhere within 1000 miles that SWA or AS has at least three daily non-stops.

why do you say drive to LAX. Couldnt I fly in? There are at least 10 non- stop flights everyday.

word302
11-01-2017, 03:01 PM
why do you say drive to LAX. Couldnt I fly in? There are at least 10 non- stop flights everyday.

Yeah I couldn't imagine how terrible that drive would be.

nopantsILS
11-01-2017, 03:39 PM
why do you say drive to LAX. Couldnt I fly in? There are at least 10 non- stop flights everyday.

You and others (seniors) from SKW, CPZ, DL, AA, AK, UA, Allegiant, exc.. have the same idea. It seems easy, but it can be a challenging commute. Tons of people do it. I always seem to have someone in the jump and it's a knife fight for it on the first few flights out of SAN in the AM. Flow can be pretty bad too. The one advantage is that we do some of the flights, but it seems to change monthly. I'm not sure if the RJ 200 does LA-SAN anymore but the jumpseater can get left behind if LA needs an ALT.

rickair7777
11-01-2017, 05:14 PM
why do you say drive to LAX. Couldnt I fly in? There are at least 10 non- stop flights everyday.

You could, but it would suck. At least with driving you know you're getting home at the end of the trip.

Odds are you'd find that you would need to leave yourself time to drive when planning a commute by air, and doing it frequently. Might as well just skip the hassle of wasting hours at the airport getting bumped, and drive in the first place.

If you have some control over your bidding, you can avoid traffic. The worst of it is north of LAX anyway.

Nordopilot
11-01-2017, 07:36 PM
I commuted the last two years to LAX and never had a problem with flying- if not the first flight, always the second flight. Hardly was ever in the jumpseat. YMMV.

chrisaviator
11-02-2017, 09:50 AM
I commuted the last two years to LAX and never had a problem with flying- if not the first flight, always the second flight. Hardly was ever in the jumpseat. YMMV.

Do you ever find yourself having to fly to LA a day before your line and flying back a day after due to schedules? Or is it pretty easy to do same day?

Nordopilot
11-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Do you ever find yourself having to fly to LA a day before your line and flying back a day after due to schedules? Or is it pretty easy to do same day?

Nope.

If the show time was too early or too late, I would just drive. And the nice thing with that is there wouldn’t be any traffic at 3am or 10pm.

RegionalForLife
11-02-2017, 06:19 PM
You and others (seniors) from SKW, CPZ, DL, AA, AK, UA, Allegiant, exc.. have the same idea. It seems easy, but it can be a challenging commute. Tons of people do it. I always seem to have someone in the jump and it's a knife fight for it on the first few flights out of SAN in the AM. Flow can be pretty bad too. The one advantage is that we do some of the flights, but it seems to change monthly. I'm not sure if the RJ 200 does LA-SAN anymore but the jumpseater can get left behind if LA needs an ALT.

I dont believe the 200 does anymore

zondaracer
11-02-2017, 06:34 PM
The 200 does it once per day, most days of the week but not every day.

Patrickc
11-10-2017, 12:37 AM
Yeah I couldn't imagine how terrible that drive would be.

The only problem is that if you're bidding reserve at LAX and you have a two hour call time, it's pretty hard to get there from San Diego in the afternoon if you had to be at the plane at 5 pm. It's terrible so I'd think you'd almost have to be up in the LA area at that point.

Patrickc
11-10-2017, 12:39 AM
You could, but it would suck. At least with driving you know you're getting home at the end of the trip.

Odds are you'd find that you would need to leave yourself time to drive when planning a commute by air, and doing it frequently. Might as well just skip the hassle of wasting hours at the airport getting bumped, and drive in the first place.

If you have some control over your bidding, you can avoid traffic. The worst of it is north of LAX anyway.

Man but the 405 is miserable going up to LAX from San Diego in the afternoon...

rickair7777
11-11-2017, 01:21 PM
Try bidding around the traffic. If that doesn't work, dive up early and go to the Gym or a movie. I'll do that before I commute and risk getting stuck without a car late at night.

Reserve, you'd have to hang out North of camp pendleton... If you expect to make a 2 hour call.