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View Poll Results: Commute/In-base Poll
Mainline/Major 17 35.42%
Regional 17 35.42%
Commute 23 47.92%
Inbase 15 31.25%
Family (wife and children) 20 41.67%
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #1  
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Default Commute or work where you live?

I wanted to see how many 121 pilots commute vs living in base. How long have you been doing so (commuting)? Mainline or regional? Any comments you would like to add.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #2  
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Commuted for 2 yrs and it sucked
Lived in base for 1 yr and awesome
Commuted again for 1 year it sucked
Living in base for past 2.5 yrs and awesome
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Commuted for 2 yrs and it sucked
Lived in base for 1 yr and awesome
Commuted again for 1 year it sucked
Living in base for past 2.5 yrs and awesome
Pretty much this.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #4  
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Commuted for 9 years and it could become stressful at times. I've lived within driving distance the past 4 years and my quality of life has improved tremendously.
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Lived in base 7 years: Good but weather in Northern base sucked (I'm a Florida boy)
Commuted for 9 years: Sucked
Home based for 8 years: Awesome!
Commuted Coast to Coast for 1 year: Sucked big time!
Living in base again: Priceless!
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #6  
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Lived in base for 6 months. Commuted for 5 years to 9 different bases, 7 of those not by choice and most of them a 2 leg commute or drive. I was miserable.

Commuting sucks.
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I guess you could call it commuting... I am home based
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #8  
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commuting is what you make it. is the juice worth the squeeze. do you have a spouse and kids you enjoy spending time with? do you have nowhere to be but have a sweet living situation out of base that's too good to pass up? commuting is never a black and white question, at least for most people.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:01 AM   #9  
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Commuting is awful. Two leg commutes are worse, and not sustainable for very long (for me).

That said, picking up and moving a whole family to base, especially if it's not a city you wanted to live anyway, then having to move (or commute) when the base shuts down would be worse.

Keep in mind that bases close and reduce in size often enough to worry about it.

Dreaming of living in base, someday. It's a whole different career when you do.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #10  
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Those with families, did your wife & children ever visit you on occasion as well as you commuting home?
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