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11-17-2018, 06:19 PM
Anyone know what it is like to commute out of MCI? Any bases work better to get to?

11-17-2018, 06:21 PM
To where?
How frequently?

11-17-2018, 06:26 PM
Any base. Currently on mil leave and trying to decide aircraft and base

11-17-2018, 06:28 PM
Well, thatís hard to answer then, with any specificity.

11-17-2018, 06:45 PM
ORD (regional)

These are frequent. Others fewer per day.

(My mom was in a nursing home there, so made regular trips for 5 years.)

PRS Guitars
11-17-2018, 06:48 PM
Any base. Currently on mil leave and trying to decide aircraft and base

I’d go through and count the number of AA mainline flights, AA regional flights, and OAL flights to each base (flight view app is great for this). AA mainline is best, but a high total number is also great. Calculate block times of flights to each base. Factor in time zones, same is great, going west buys you earlier shows but later returns home, east is opposite. Honestly not a big deal from CST. Then start looking at seniority in each base and equipment. It’s worth a longer commute to have better seniority. Tie goes to the Airbus for its roomier cockpit and side stick (the way a plane was meant to be flown:cool:)

Great thing is you can change bases very easily.


Number of commuters matters too, less is better, but you won’t really know that to you do it for a while.

11-18-2018, 02:36 AM
Check out, flight schedules as well. Shows every airline and type of aircraft.

11-18-2018, 09:31 AM
When were you hired and how long have you been out? What can you hold based on the most junior guy?

11-18-2018, 10:04 AM
How senior are you? DFW 320 will probably be your best bet.

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11-18-2018, 08:45 PM
Airbus have two jump seats, 737's have one. Another factor to consider.

11-18-2018, 08:51 PM
Online/regional Jumpseats

DFW - 7/0 9
ORD - 2/4 6
CLT - 3/1 7
DCA/PHL - 0/3 3

11-19-2018, 08:24 PM
Thanks. I can hold any base on the 320/737. DFW would be 80% on the 320. I could also be 85-90% on the 76 in Phl

Name User
11-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Live in MCI? Dude go to Dallas.

11-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Live in MCI? Dude go to Dallas.

I agree. DFW should be your choice. Most flights. All mainline. Most number of jump seats. Likely get first one you list on. Largest AA base. Lots of retirements coming up (not the greatest percentage, but up there).

For 5 years my mother was in a nursing home just a few miles from MCI. I flew in monthly. Almost always DFW.