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RedBaron36
03-21-2018, 08:09 AM
Coming up on my RATP hours, RAH is looking like one of my first choices as a regional airline with EDV not hiring for a while. New to the regional game and nervous about the bad rep commuting gets, which I completely understand why. I would be commuting from DTW and just wondering if that would make issues too complex to make it work. Looks like new hires are getting CMH but correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks!


Flightcap
03-21-2018, 12:20 PM
CMH is a not a good base to commute to as a junior FO. The vast majority of the trips start early and end late, which loses you a day at home on both ends. Somewhere east coast would be better.

knewyork
03-22-2018, 06:29 AM
Coming up on my RATP hours, RAH is looking like one of my first choices as a regional airline with EDV not hiring for a while. New to the regional game and nervous about the bad rep commuting gets, which I completely understand why. I would be commuting from DTW and just wondering if that would make issues too complex to make it work. Looks like new hires are getting CMH but correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks!

Most of the flights DTW-EWR are Republic UAX flights so youíll have priority unless youíre up against another Republic pilot, which there are a few commuting to DTW. I think people say most trips are commutable only on one end in EWR. I donít bid for commutability.


RedBaron36
03-22-2018, 09:56 AM
CMH is a not a good base to commute to as a junior FO. The vast majority of the trips start early and end late, which loses you a day at home on both ends. Somewhere east coast would be better.

How commutable are the LGA trips? Any idea on reserve time at LGA

Flightcap
03-22-2018, 11:58 AM
LGA's a little better. LGA and EWR are commuter bases with their quirks. LGA tends to have a bit less commutable schedule from what I hear. EWR is delayed so freakin' often that your chances of missing an otherwise feasible commute are surprisingly high. Both are decent choices for a commuter.

Any LGA FOs chime in on reserve time?

PC12Junkie
03-22-2018, 12:12 PM
What would be the best base for commuting too, meaning getting in on a early flight to your base then flying in the afternoon? Any base better than another for commuters?

Flightcap
03-22-2018, 02:45 PM
ORD has been great to me. All commutable trips in my schedule unless I specifically ask for something else. I bid top third of the FO list though so YMMV.

sflpilot
03-22-2018, 03:37 PM
Coming up on my RATP hours, RAH is looking like one of my first choices as a regional airline with EDV not hiring for a while. New to the regional game and nervous about the bad rep commuting gets, which I completely understand why. I would be commuting from DTW and just wondering if that would make issues too complex to make it work. Looks like new hires are getting CMH but correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks!

You have three regionals with domiciles in Detroit and you want to commute?

RedBaron36
03-22-2018, 04:58 PM
You have three regionals with domiciles in Detroit and you want to commute?

There is a wait till fall or longer for EDV and my friends at skywest are leaving for other regionals.

TheWeatherman
03-22-2018, 05:10 PM
There is a wait till fall or longer for EDV and my friends at skywest are leaving for other regionals.
It's funny how fast Skywest has fallen. You get worked to death there with the lowest pay in the industry. But hey, at least you can say you work at SkyWest.

EDV is an interesting case where if you wern't in the initial wave of applicants you were put on a rare Regional wait-list in this day and age. Getting to part 121 and starting building those hours is way more important then waiting for EDV pay at this moment.

From DTW you will have a few good options to commute. ORD, CMH, IND, PIT, PHL, LGA, EWR. If you are a commuter your first concern is finding a base where you will hold a line the soonest which will cut down on the time you would need to rent a crashpad.

TangoIndiaMike1
03-22-2018, 11:08 PM
Coming up on my RATP hours, RAH is looking like one of my first choices as a regional airline with EDV not hiring for a while. New to the regional game and nervous about the bad rep commuting gets, which I completely understand why. I would be commuting from DTW and just wondering if that would make issues too complex to make it work. Looks like new hires are getting CMH but correct me if I am wrong.



Thanks!


If you get Cmh itís only a 2 hour callout so you could just get a crash pad or hang out just south of bowing green Ohio/ Findlay area. Maybe a little closer to cmh due to traffic and the crew bus. 3 hour drives not that bad.


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Base2Final
03-23-2018, 03:54 PM
If you get Cmh itís only a 2 hour callout so you could just get a crash pad or hang out just south of bowing green Ohio/ Findlay area. Maybe a little closer to cmh due to traffic and the crew bus. 3 hour drives not that bad.


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkThis. If you're dead set on RPA and cmh is closest to your home id suggest drive. Not sure how long cmh rsv is for fo's tho. I commuted to DCA out of dtw and it was an easy commute (if you end up getting DCA out of training) and crash pads in crystal city aren't horrible.

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RedBaron36
03-23-2018, 05:48 PM
This. If you're dead set on RPA and cmh is closest to your home id suggest drive. Not sure how long cmh rsv is for fo's tho. I commuted to DCA out of dtw and it was an easy commute (if you end up getting DCA out of training) and crash pads in crystal city aren't horrible.

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There is also a PSA base in Dayton thats the same driving distance as CMH for me. The lines are pretty commutable out of DCA?

Base2Final
03-23-2018, 06:40 PM
There is also a PSA base in Dayton thats the same driving distance as CMH for me. The lines are pretty commutable out of DCA?"Commutable" lines depends on seniority. Sorry, my point was dca was an easy commute out of dtw. B/W Delta and American plenty of flights. And that the crash pads are OK, and walkable distance to the airport, or a $5-8 Uber if the weather wasn't cooperating, or take the metro(train-$2?)



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