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FO Candidate
10-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Can anyone recommend a good crashpad for Dallas? I start reserve there on November. Carpool is preferable...

10-26-2018, 09:38 AM
Itís a bit off topic, but did you get DFW out of training.

FO Candidate
10-26-2018, 09:58 AM
Not at all. Just got it awarded for November.

10-27-2018, 03:43 AM
Motel 6 or Red Roof Inn if I remember correctly. They are like $25 a night, which depending on how many nights you will be staying is cheaper than a pad, especially figuring in the 4 commuter hotels.

Other than that, I would suggest asking around the airport/CPO.

FO Candidate
10-27-2018, 05:21 AM
I'll be on reserve so hotels won't work.

10-27-2018, 05:34 AM
The hotels can still work if you are on reserve. If you know other guys there, you can share hotels. Iíve heard of two or three guys doing this. Better option than sharing a room with five or six guys like some of the crash pads and then still use the Red Roof as a backup once you have gone through everyoneís commuter hotels. Iím NOT saying to get a hotel in someone elseís name thatís not using it. Big no-no.

Part depends on where you are on the reserve list and whether or not you can get a trip for an overnight. Also will want to profer for the earlier shifts. Makes check out time and hotel planning easier.

But most of the crew rooms have a bulletin board, as do the FAs. I havenít looked to see whatís on them.

I think Dallas has fewer options than a lot of places because of the cheaper hotel options.

10-28-2018, 03:27 AM
I'll be on reserve so hotels won't work.

Well you are clearly not thinking through the situation.

Lets say its a 30 day month and you have 11 days off. That means we have 19 nights to worry about. If you can bid and hold RAP2 so you dont have to come in a night early, we can remove even more nights. Lets be conservative though and assume you can only shave off another 3 nights by getting out on your last days and coming in on your first days. This number gets better the longer you are here.

Now we are looking at 16 nights to cover. Lets be real conservative here and say that you only pick up 3 overnights, now we are down to 13 nights. Subtract out the 4 commuter hotels and we are now down to 9 nights.

So, at $30 a night x 9 nights we have $270, call it $300 with taxes and the like. With that, you get a cleaned room daily, your own shower, sink, bed, floor, tv, internet, hotel shuttle, security etc. If you can find a crash pad for $300 that does all that, go for it. However, I would gladly pay a little more for all the privacy and cleanliness of the hotel room.

When I did reserve in DFW, I typically used my four commuter hotels and about 3 paid rooms a month. I commuted in on a RAP2 day one and commuted out on a STBY1 last day.

Sure, if you had to use a hotel out of pocket each night, that would get expensive, but at least in my experience that wasn't the case.