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Old 08-20-2018, 02:43 PM   #1  
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Default Airline choice and commute considerations

Having offers from 3 airlines, GoJet, PSA, and Endeavor, I am faced with a decision that is hard to make not knowing the industry well.

I could drive just over two hours to a PSA base in Charlotte, or I could drive an hour and a half to the GoJet Raleigh domicile, or drive that hour and a half to commute from Raleigh to what I assume will be a LGA or JFK, possibly ATL domicile for Endeavor.

I could also commute from GSO which is an hour drive to commute for Endeavor.

Thoughts? I plan to post this in each airlines respective forum to hopefully get feedback from those pilots.
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You will almost never see Charlotte before you are forced to upgrade at PSA. It takes over a year to hold a line in Charlotte and you’ll be forced to upgrade at about 18 months. That forced upgrade will put you in a random outstation base doing 5am hot reserve in Norfolk, Dayton, or somewhere expensive like DCA.

When you upgrade at psa it will be over 3years to try and hold a line in Charlotte. Also the lines in Charlotte are shrinking due to expansion in other bases.

I would consider endeavor or gojets before coming to psa.
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You will almost never see Charlotte before you are forced to upgrade at PSA. It takes over a year to hold a line in Charlotte and you’ll be forced to upgrade at about 18 months. That forced upgrade will put you in a random outstation base doing 5am hot reserve in Norfolk, Dayton, or somewhere expensive like DCA.

When you upgrade at psa it will be over 3years to try and hold a line in Charlotte. Also the lines in Charlotte are shrinking due to expansion in other bases.

I would consider endeavor or gojets before coming to psa.
Think more like 4+ to hold a line as a CA. And that doesn’t factor in shrinking the 50-seat flying and subsequent lines in CLT yet. Or another base potentially.
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Think more like 4+ to hold a line as a CA. And that doesn’t factor in shrinking the 50-seat flying and subsequent lines in CLT yet. Or another base potentially.
ZW is opening CAE. Most junior base in both seats. What is your drive time there?
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ZW is opening CAE. Most junior base in both seats. What is your drive time there?
Sounds like he is somewhere in the middle of North Carolina so I think Columbia would be much further. Hate to say it but I guess gojet in RDU is the best option for no commute. Another thread says attainable within six months.
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Sounds like he is somewhere in the middle of North Carolina so I think Columbia would be much further. Hate to say it but I guess gojet in RDU is the best option for no commute. Another thread says attainable within six months.
Yeah, I ruled GoJet out. It is the best for the commute, but that is about it. Too many other negatives that I couldn't get past.
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RDU is senior at GoJet, it would be at least 6-12 months for Raleigh.
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