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ColbyGalbreath
08-23-2018, 04:06 PM
Has Anyone recently moved to base? I live In Georgia and I am considering moving to a base possibly CMH or Indy. I want to live in a rural area and be able to drive to work. Also looking for where I can move to with the possibility of day trips and such for normal work and for days off. Commuting from Savannah to LGA sucks


greendotplus10
08-23-2018, 04:19 PM
Has Anyone recently moved to base? I live In Georgia and I am considering moving to a base possibly CMH or Indy. I want to live in a rural area and be able to drive to work. Also looking for where I can move to with the possibility of day trips and such for normal work and for days off. Commuting from Savannah to LGA sucks

My initial award was CMH and I moved there. This both solved and created problems.

I had no desire to deal with roommates like I did in college so, I rented an apartment close to the airport. I had a nice place that was quiet when I needed it to be, but, moving sucks, and I had no connections there. I would take one or two trips a month to Texas to visit friends and family when I could receive several days off in a row (that was pretty easy to get). Doing these trips wasn't too bad because flights weren't packed like they are between major hubs. Still, this was a better option than crashpads and commuting.

Day trips, not so much. CMH has mostly 4 day trips, a few 3 and 5 day trips, but even fewer that are shorter than that. The only time I saw a day trip was on IOE.

ColbyGalbreath
08-23-2018, 05:35 PM
My initial award was CMH and I moved there. This both solved and created problems.

I had no desire to deal with roommates like I did in college so, I rented an apartment close to the airport. I had a nice place that was quiet when I needed it to be, but, moving sucks, and I had no connections there. I would take one or two trips a month to Texas to visit friends and family when I could receive several days off in a row (that was pretty easy to get). Doing these trips wasn't too bad because flights weren't packed like they are between major hubs. Still, this was a better option than crashpads and commuting.

Day trips, not so much. CMH has mostly 4 day trips, a few 3 and 5 day trips, but even fewer that are shorter than that. The only time I saw a day trip was on IOE.
Any ideas on other bases such as PHL and IND? Trip lengths? Early or late starts and finsihes and any QOL stuff?


greendotplus10
08-23-2018, 05:52 PM
Any ideas on other bases such as PHL and IND? Trip lengths? Early or late starts and finsihes and any QOL stuff?

Republic has mostly outstation bases, meaning show times are early morning (~6am), and finish times are late at night (~11pm). I'm describing CMH trips but the other bases are similar. In order to comply with duty and rest requirements, the trip pairings have to be 3 or 4 days.

QOL wise: The show times are early, so you'll have to get used to that. If you are going to commute in, you have to come in the day before your trip (or start of reserve), and go home the day after your trip ends. Some guys that live within a few hours drive chose to do it that way. As I mentioned I bid the option "I want to have a single 6 day off block" to maximize the days off to commute time ratio.

ColbyGalbreath
08-23-2018, 06:10 PM
That makes sense yeah im definitely thinking moving to base such as PHL CMH or IND would be a good idea.

Tigflt17
08-23-2018, 06:16 PM
Republic has mostly outstation bases, meaning show times are early morning (~6am), and finish times are late at night (~11pm). I'm describing CMH trips but the other bases are similar. In order to comply with duty and rest requirements, the trip pairings have to be 3 or 4 days.

QOL wise: The show times are early, so you'll have to get used to that. If you are going to commute in, you have to come in the day before your trip (or start of reserve), and go home the day after your trip ends. Some guys that live within a few hours drive chose to do it that way. As I mentioned I bid the option "I want to have a single 6 day off block" to maximize the days off to commute time ratio.

Is this true for the hubs too in terms of show times? Thinking of trying for ORD or PHL

Rahlifer
08-23-2018, 07:19 PM
Is this true for the hubs too in terms of show times? Thinking of trying for ORD or PHL

Those two bases have more commutable trips but also a much higher cost of living. Iíd say IAH and IND would be better choices if youíre looking for more rural living and affordability. No state income tax in Texas so thatís a 10-20% pay raise right there. Just a casual glance at the trips a little while ago showed quite a few day trips.

greendotplus10
08-23-2018, 07:19 PM
Is this true for the hubs too in terms of show times? Thinking of trying for ORD or PHL

As far as show times, I'm not too sure. But there's definitely more commuting opportunities out of the large hubs...ORD, PHL, MIA, IAH, LGA, EWR.

Tigflt17
08-23-2018, 07:50 PM
As far as show times, I'm not too sure. But there's definitely more commuting opportunities out of the large hubs...ORD, PHL, MIA, IAH, LGA, EWR.

Thanks for the info. Hubs are one hop commutes for me with ORD being fairly the easiest. First flight in at 0915 and last flight home is 2100. I would think that allows for same day commuting.

dera
08-23-2018, 09:28 PM
No state income tax in Texas so thatís a 10-20% pay raise right there.

Whoa, where do you live if you pay 10-20% in state income tax...? :D

4V14T0R
08-24-2018, 03:45 AM
Whoa, where do you live if you pay 10-20% in state income tax...? :D



Exactly.


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4V14T0R
08-24-2018, 03:48 AM
Republic has mostly outstation bases, meaning show times are early morning (~6am), and finish times are late at night (~11pm). I'm describing CMH trips but the other bases are similar. In order to comply with duty and rest requirements, the trip pairings have to be 3 or 4 days.



QOL wise: The show times are early, so you'll have to get used to that. If you are going to commute in, you have to come in the day before your trip (or start of reserve), and go home the day after your trip ends. Some guys that live within a few hours drive chose to do it that way. As I mentioned I bid the option "I want to have a single 6 day off block" to maximize the days off to commute time ratio.



We have 11 bases. 7 are in hubs and 4 in outstation. Sure is a majority outstation. [emoji57]


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TheWeatherman
08-24-2018, 05:43 AM
Exactly.


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Must be a FIB ;)

4V14T0R
08-24-2018, 05:56 AM
Iím not sure Illinois is even that high though.


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JayD
08-24-2018, 08:06 AM
Must be a FIB ;)

Illinois isnít even half that. The biggest problem with IL is sales and property taxes.

greendotplus10
08-24-2018, 08:23 AM
We have 11 bases. 7 are in hubs and 4 in outstation. Sure is a majority outstation. [emoji57]


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My bad. Majority outstation bases, based on the number of folks that complain about it.

Rahlifer
08-24-2018, 08:34 AM
Whoa, where do you live if you pay 10-20% in state income tax...? :D

I left California 25 years ago. But I do remember paying a ridiculous amount of tax at the time. Granted, I had yet to learn about deductions, oh beautiful deductions. I donít have a clue what percentage I was paying so I did pull an estimate out of my butt. 😳