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felixk
09-26-2018, 01:56 PM
I'm curious about the differences of being based at LGA versus EWR or vice versa. I live in NJ and considering which base would make more sense.

Thanks


greendotplus10
09-26-2018, 02:08 PM
I'm curious about the differences of being based at LGA versus EWR or vice versa. I live in NJ and considering which base would make more sense.

Thanks

You can hold a line in LGA several months sooner than in EWR as I understand.

knewyork
09-26-2018, 03:42 PM
I was an FO in EWR until I recently upgraded. Iím a similar distance from both airports but had always stayed in EWR because I liked the flying better. Itís entirely united flying and thereís a good variety of 1-5 day trips. Though I never wanted anything more than 3 days. It was my understand that a lot of LGA flying is shuttle stuff, like DCA turns and BOS. It also seemed to be more legs in a day, where as the United stuff in EWR was mostly 2-3 legs. The United flying also takes you farther west and I liked flying to Denver and the airports we serve from there.

They basically have the same amount of flight delays, but I think LGA car traffic is far worse.

Itís been a while since I really looked at LGA stuff though, so I need confirmation on what kind of flying they do there. I can tell you EWR flying is fairly diverse and enjoyable.

As far as benefits, keep in mind we get flight benefits on all 3 carriers, regardless of who our base flies for. Thatís often asked. Hopefully an LGA based pilot can come tell you how things are there.


felixk
09-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the replies. In your opinions, if I wanted to maximize my chances of ending my day back at base during a rotation which base would be a better option? Is it even possible to bid in a way that you end back at base?

Thanks again...

Tpinks
09-26-2018, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the replies. In your opinions, if I wanted to maximize my chances of ending my day back at base during a rotation which base would be a better option? Is it even possible to bid in a way that you end back at base?

Thanks again...

Are you talking about overnighting in EWR while on a multi day EWR-based trip? If so it will almost never happen. They don't bid trips like that. Essentially the only way that happens is if your going in and out of EWR and an IROP causes your last outbound flight to cancel, causing you to spend the night in base.

felixk
09-26-2018, 07:20 PM
Are you talking about overnighting in EWR while on a multi day EWR-based trip? If so it will almost never happen. They don't bid trips like that. Essentially the only way that happens is if your going in and out of EWR and an IROP causes your last outbound flight to cancel, causing you to spend the night in base.

Sorry for not explaining it correctly. I'm still learning the terminology. Let me try again...If i want to maximize my 1 day trips. Which base would be a better option, and are 1 day trips something a junior FO would have a decent chance of getting? (basically are 1 day trips popular among more senior pilots at EWR and LGA?)

knewyork
09-27-2018, 06:45 AM
Sorry for not explaining it correctly. I'm still learning the terminology. Let me try again...If i want to maximize my 1 day trips. Which base would be a better option, and are 1 day trips something a junior FO would have a decent chance of getting? (basically are 1 day trips popular among more senior pilots at EWR and LGA?)


The good ones are senior, like ewr-sat/aus/dfw/eyw etc. But you could get a handful of 4-5 hr credit turns. Itís definitely possible as a junior line holder. But Iíve also heard LGA has lots of day trips.

ALSO: We just completed a scheduling survey for every base that is supposed to drastically alter our trips based on peopleís overall responses. Weíll see how different they are next month although Iíd imagine itíll look pretty similar.

Shosty5
09-29-2018, 06:13 PM
Hi everyone, first time poster here and Republic hopeful. I am also interested the LGA/EWR scheduling difference. I live northeast of NYC, about a 2.5 hour drive from LGA, plus another 45 minutes beyond that to EWR. Traffic can of course always increase these times. Iím assuming LGA would be the better choice, but Iím also wondering if since itís mostly shuttle flights from there, perhaps EWR lines would allow fewer driving commute days per month? If so, that could make the extra 45 minutes worth it. Is it generally the case that LGA has shorter trips than EWR? Any insight is greatly appreciated!

4V14T0R
09-29-2018, 07:20 PM
Hi everyone, first time poster here and Republic hopeful. I am also interested the LGA/EWR scheduling difference. I live northeast of NYC, about a 2.5 hour drive from LGA, plus another 45 minutes beyond that to EWR. Traffic can of course always increase these times. Iím assuming LGA would be the better choice, but Iím also wondering if since itís mostly shuttle flights from there, perhaps EWR lines would allow fewer driving commute days per month? If so, that could make the extra 45 minutes worth it. Is it generally the case that LGA has shorter trips than EWR? Any insight is greatly appreciated!



I truly hope most people donít think the only LGA flying is the shuttle. Thatís just not the case. There are lots of multi-day trips.


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SpringLanding
09-30-2018, 11:32 AM
My priority with a regional airline is to get flight time. Can I fly 85 hours per month or more at Republic if I live in NYC?

How long from starting ground school until flying a full schedule? Thank you for the replies.

njd1
09-30-2018, 12:11 PM
I truly hope most people don’t think the only LGA flying is the shuttle. That’s just not the case. There are lots of multi-day trips.

True. In fact, last I checked the trip length is pretty evenly spread across the flying -- about 25% each 1, 2, 3, and 4 day trips. The only oddity I saw is no 5 day trips in LGA. Haven't checked EWR, though that's where I ultimately want to end up once I can hold a line.

DiamondDriver
09-30-2018, 12:17 PM
My priority with a regional airline is to get flight time. Can I fly 85 hours per month or more at Republic if I live in NYC?

How long from starting ground school until flying a full schedule? Thank you for the replies.

Hey man, saw your post in 9E and I figured Iíll answer it over here since I saw it again. Unfortunately due to sim availability at Republic (and any 175 operator) AND line check airmen availability at 9E. There will be around 4-5 week gaps in both trainings at both places. Try to remember though that while delays may be long for the 175 sim, youíll definitely be flying more once you hit the line at Republic vs Endeavor due to the amount of reserve pilots that Endeavor has currently. If yours looking for quickest to fly, and get through training itís Mesa and Skywest depending on which aircraft you get.

Iím sure others will chime in with a more specific timeline but 3-4 months including delays from day 1 of Indoc to hitting the line seems to be about the average. Keep in mind at Endeavor that means hitting the line and not flying too much if you donít live in base.

TheWeatherman
10-01-2018, 08:01 AM
My priority with a regional airline is to get flight time. Can I fly 85 hours per month or more at Republic if I live in NYC?

How long from starting ground school until flying a full schedule? Thank you for the replies.
Then you should go to a Regional that has the CRJ. E-170 sims are backed up across the board. Skywest there is almost no reserve and upgrade right when you hit 1000 hours for the 200.

Shosty5
10-01-2018, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the replies about the multi-day trips out of LGA...that is exactly what I was hoping to hear!



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