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dash3t
09-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Anybody with Republic tried this? Looked around a various threads and havn't found where anyone talked about this.


Any particular bases that may be more conducive? I figure the outstations will be harder for sure. I have a lot of ties here that would prevent relocating and just wondering how feasible this might be before applying to RAH.


pilot2804
09-06-2018, 09:50 AM
http://www.passrider.com/reservations/advanced-search/

Use this and figure out how many direct flights there are from SEA to each crew base

dash3t
09-06-2018, 09:54 AM
http://www.passrider.com/reservations/advanced-search/

Use this and figure out how many direct flights there are from SEA to each crew base


Thx. I had seen this site mentioned in a different thread but hadn't been able to find it again.


greendotplus10
09-06-2018, 10:01 AM
That sounds awful. I know some folks do commute from the west coast, but why? Republic is a midwestern and eastern airline. There used to be bases out west, and they could return one day, but no guarantees. All of our bases are far away from SEA. The outstations would require a two leg commute. This is making my head hurt to think about actually doing this.

Rahlifer
09-06-2018, 10:20 AM
Quite honestly, why not look into horizon or compass since youíre in the Pacific Northwest? Republic is strictly an east coast and Midwest operation with a smattering if flights out of Denver. There will never be any sort of western domicile. Commuting sucks. Commuting to reserve in LaGuardia or Newark from Seattle would be a special kind of hell that will literally suck your will to live.

dash3t
09-06-2018, 10:48 AM
Quite honestly, why not look into horizon or compass since youíre in the Pacific Northwest? Republic is strictly an east coast and Midwest operation with a smattering if flights out of Denver. There will never be any sort of western domicile. Commuting sucks. Commuting to reserve in LaGuardia or Newark from Seattle would be a special kind of hell that will literally suck your will to live.


I am looking at both of those. Just keeping and open mind and exploring all my options.


Commuting to a Midwest\East Coast base is certainly not my preferred option. However from what I've read, Republic seems like a decent place to go and their pay is a little better so I didn't want to discount them out of hand.


I have a fair amount of previous aviation experience (135), but am new to the 121 world and I was just wondering if anyone had tried\made this work. :)

JetDoc
09-06-2018, 11:10 AM
At Compass you would be awarded SEA before you finished training. Food for thought from someone who lives on the west coast and left YX for CP because the commute was sucking the life out of him. You can not put a price on driving to work.

dash3t
09-06-2018, 11:41 AM
At Compass you would be awarded SEA before you finished training. Food for thought from someone who lives on the west coast and left YX for CP because the commute was sucking the life out of him. You can not put a price on driving to work.
Thanks JD. I have applied at CP but it seems maybe their recruiting efforts have slowed a bit so I was just looking at other options as well. This is definitely good information to know

Hawker445
09-06-2018, 02:15 PM
Thanks JD. I have applied at CP but it seems maybe their recruiting efforts have slowed a bit so I was just looking at other options as well. This is definitely good information to know

I chatted with compass recruiters at Oshkosh and was told their classes are backed up till January.

Rahlifer
09-06-2018, 02:59 PM
I am looking at both of those. Just keeping and open mind and exploring all my options.


Commuting to a Midwest\East Coast base is certainly not my preferred option. However from what I've read, Republic seems like a decent place to go and their pay is a little better so I didn't want to discount them out of hand.


I have a fair amount of previous aviation experience (135), but am new to the 121 world and I was just wondering if anyone had tried\made this work. :)

Republic is definitely a decent place as far as regionals go. But Iíd have to say that the cross country commute would be the biggest negative impact on quality of life, especially if you have a family. 😎

JetDoc
09-07-2018, 11:47 PM
Thanks JD. I have applied at CP but it seems maybe their recruiting efforts have slowed a bit so I was just looking at other options as well. This is definitely good information to know

No problem my friend. Good luck to you where you land.

TangoIndiaMike1
09-08-2018, 06:50 PM
My captain did the commute. Always commuted a day early. Said he got a seat on Alaska a lot. Always flyís Thursday ish till Monday to commute easier. Gets the middle seat or jump seat about once a month.


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sqwkvfr
09-10-2018, 08:03 AM
You donít know me and I donít expect you to believe me, but iím going to save you a LOT of pain if you take my advice.

Do not try to live anywhere west of the Rockies and commute to Republic. Take it from someone who did it for five years; you will be miserable.

Iím not saying that Republic is a bad place to work or that Seattle is a bad place to live, but doing both is mutually exclusive.

greendotplus10
09-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Iím not saying that Republic is a bad place to work or that Seattle is a bad place to live, but doing both is mutually exclusive.

This. I used to do a "soft" two leg commute (one, maybe two trips per month) that would take almost all day, and that was bad enough. I don't know how some guys manage to do this all the time.

amcnd
09-10-2018, 05:14 PM
Probably worth waiting for Compass or Horizon.... Republic is a great company. But SEA was my hardest commute..

dash3t
09-10-2018, 05:38 PM
Thanks everyone who replied. Definitely get the sense this is not an easy thing to do. Appreciate everyone's input!



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