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Old 04-13-2021, 07:36 AM   #1  
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Default Nyc 320a

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Thinking about going 320A.
Looking for how life has been over the last few years as a commuter to NYC at around 50-80% seniority.

I know manning is short ALL this month. Historically, how has it been manned?
I normally like to drop a trip or 2.

any other advice/gotchas?
thanks.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:50 AM   #2  
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I’ve only heard good things.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:51 AM   #3  
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I commuted to NYC in my previous job and it was super easy. The weather is always nice and as long as you’re not showing up between 7-9am and 4-6pm the traffic is light. I’ve only heard good things about NYC320A category.

Just sticking with the sarcastic theme. Commuting to NYC can be a pain if things aren’t perfect, and the 320 bid pack there doesn’t have a trip on it outside of the top 30% that I’d touch if I had your nav blue login.
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If you enjoy non commutable trips, bad weather, stress with traffic, spending money on hotels/ crash pads, and need to be a “captain”, the it sounds like a good choice.
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If you enjoy non commutable trips, bad weather, stress with traffic, spending money on hotels/ crash pads, and need to be a “captain”, the it sounds like a good choice.
I was in NYC for a little less than 4 years and it really wasn't that bad until Gumm started in. Unlike Midas turning everything into gold, his touch turned everything into sh!t. The 320 in particular was hammered with uncommutability. The biggest network gripe was that NYC had the biggest layover hotel bill in the system. Enter Gumm who basically said, Delta doesn't need to pay for layovers if we put all the first wave departures in base. Brilliant....
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Nothing is commutable on both ends and very little is commutable on one end. Trips are mostly 2-4 legs a day. Basically it has turned into the old 88 flying but not much in terms of “villes and burgs”. Mostly FL layovers and some DFW, AUS, SAN once in a while. I don’t recall any months in last 2-3 years where we had zero blue days, so if that holds you should be able to drop something during the week. Weekends can be a diff story with coverage especially lately.
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Just do it. Generational movement coming to Delta. Plus 321NEOs on the way. Grab you a Captains spot and get comfortable. Plus you'll look good and get paid good commanding a 321 which is nearly the same size as a 757. Then when you have the seniority to go 330 it's a quick 13 day course.

Don't worry about little things like uBers and hotels. Just 3-4 days of GS(PLENTY of opportunity over the next few years in NYC) pays those tiny costs for a year+. With all the movement happening you'll be able to bounce out of NYC rather quickly unless you mess up and end up liking the base

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C’mon, quit sugar coating it guys...what is it REALLY like?😂
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All,
Thinking about going 320A.
Looking for how life has been over the last few years as a commuter to NYC at around 50-80% seniority.

I know manning is short ALL this month. Historically, how has it been manned?
I normally like to drop a trip or 2.

any other advice/gotchas?
thanks.
NYC commuter for 7 years serving one base only not 3 sh!tholes.super expensive one, crummy ghetto crashpads, expensive to eat and to get to another airport. Commute sucks unless coming out of dtw region. Non commutative trips no long call from home, roaches in late, idiotic trendy food that is twice what it is in the rest of the free world and liberal tax increases on everything as often as you tie your shoes.

No A position is worth that sh!thole
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