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acam
09-10-2018, 11:01 PM
Which Republic bases, that are relatively junior and realistic assignment for new FOs, are easiest commutes from DFW? IAH seems to be going senior per another Republic thread on the forum.


Jungle Jim
09-11-2018, 01:21 AM
Which Republic bases, that are relatively junior and realistic assignment for new FOs, are easiest commutes from DFW? IAH seems to be going senior per another Republic thread on the forum.

Easy way of figuring that out is going to passrider.com and looking at schedules between any two cities. Most frequencies per day is usually a good indicator of commutability - particularly early and late flights. A caveat to that is hub-to-hub travel...our nonrev priority sucks on mainline, so it can frustrating to get from DFW-LGA, for instance, when all Envoy and AA commuters are trying to do the same at higher nonrev priority. Throw in some IROP, and you've got an especially painful commute. Fortunately in that specific case, we operate a few of Delta's DFW-LGA, and the jumpseat can be your saving grace on our metal.

12345678
09-11-2018, 04:24 AM
A caveat to that is hub-to-hub travel...our nonrev priority sucks on mainline, so it can frustrating to get from DFW-LGA, for instance...

How about clt-phl? Decent amount of flights but Id be concerned with them both being American hubs


pilot2804
09-11-2018, 08:59 AM
How about clt-phl? Decent amount of flights but Id be concerned with them both being American hubs

Theres 11 flights a day it looks like, all mainline - you should be fine

Jungle Jim
09-11-2018, 11:47 AM
How about clt-phl? Decent amount of flights but Id be concerned with them both being American hubs

IME, this is less of a problem between legacy US hubs than legacy AA hubs. The AA hubs have substantially more population base than the US hubs. DFW-NYC, for example, is a way denser market for both O&D traffic and connecting pax than any two LUS hub pair. One DFW-NYC cancelled AA flight is going to pinch the seat count a lot harder than a CLT-PHL on average. The loads are just never as dense.

I don't commute, but I'm from DFW and have been pass riding between DFW-NYC for years. It can get brutal on AA when it goes IROP or around the holidays. However, it's nice to have the jumpseating option. Opens up AA, DL, UA, NK, and WN/AS from DAL. Usually over 40 daily weekday options from Dallas airports to NYC airports with Republic flying to both EWR and LGA from DFW. That's a nice chip to play over mainline bros when the cards are down. At worst, we always have jumpseat priority over anyone else on our metal...



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