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HiFlyer992
02-05-2018, 06:42 PM
Hoping to separate from the AF in the next year or so. Initial plan is to move to the New Orleans area. If I am fortunate enough to get hired by a major, what is the easiest commute?

I know it may take me a while to hold the following locations with each major depending on equipment (I'm looking at the longer game 3+ years from now when I should be able to hold the locations), but I am curious how the commute would be from MSY to:

DFW, ATL, IAH, MEM, SDF


VIRotate
02-05-2018, 11:52 PM
Hoping to separate from the AF in the next year or so. Initial plan is to move to the New Orleans area. If I am fortunate enough to get hired by a major, what is the easiest commute?

I know it may take me a while to hold the following locations with each major depending on equipment (I'm looking at the longer game 3+ years from now when I should be able to hold the locations), but I am curious how the commute would be from MSY to:

DFW, ATL, IAH, MEM, SDF

My guess is that ATL, DFW, or IAH will be the easiest in that order. I commute out west from ATL and constantly use MSY to get there.

From ATL. During a weekday, you have 16 flights MSY-ATL on DL, WN, and NK. MSY-DFW you will have 14 on AA and WN. MSY-DFW you will have 9 on UA and WN. MSY-MEM has 0 and you will 2 leg it probably through ATL. MSY-SDF is also 0.

ShyGuy
02-06-2018, 05:02 AM
My guess is that ATL, DFW, or IAH will be the easiest in that order. I commute out west from ATL and constantly use MSY to get there.

From ATL. During a weekday, you have 16 flights MSY-ATL on DL, WN, and NK. MSY-DFW you will have 14 on AA and WN. MSY-DFW you will have 9 on UA and WN. MSY-MEM has 0 and you will 2 leg it probably through ATL. MSY-SDF is also 0.

For MEM/SDF he probably meant the Fedex/UPS super hubs. MSY has nonstops to each of those cities on their respective cargo carrier.


dmeg13021
02-06-2018, 07:32 AM
IAH and HOU both have ~8 flights daily (all mainline). Jumpseat frequently to MSY and have never had an issue except weather. UA also flies express between IAH and BTR and GPT as backups. Check the MSY airport website, gives a good feel for volume and hub connectivity. Good luck and enjoy big easy!

HiFlyer992
02-06-2018, 10:37 AM
Thanks for the info. Yes shyguy I was referring to FedEx and UPS. Not completely sure how the seating works with them compared to the pax airlines. They are lower on my preference list only because I do not think I would be competitive for an interview with either. I have about 3600TT with over 2.5k PIC, but I only have about 150 ME.

Happyflyer
02-06-2018, 06:49 PM
Hope you have hobo stab insurance

HiFlyer992
02-09-2018, 06:01 PM
Hope you have hobo stab insurance

Glock policy

saxman66
02-21-2018, 05:11 AM
I live in MSY. Just go with who calls first. There are lots of commuters to IAH. I commute to ORD which I always get on. Just not enough flights. But the three southern hubs of the big three are definitely easy. MIA and CLT are doable too.


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HIFLYR
02-24-2018, 06:34 PM
On FedEx the MSY jumpseat is usually wide open MSY to MEM on the flights I have operated.