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Old 10-02-2019, 01:26 PM
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I received job offers from both American and Delta, and I am trying to make the most educated choice I can based on my situation. My family and I would prefer to live in Charlotte, but we would also be willing to live near family in Greenville, SC.

If I choose American, I would be living in domicile in Charlotte (eventually) and have the perks associated with that. With DAL, I'd be about a 2.5 hour drive from ATL. I have heard a lot of recommendations to choose the airline that has a domicile where you want to live, but I wanted to get the answer from people who have been there with either company. I know AA also has more growth potential.
Thank you for the help!
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Are you going to make a major life decision based on APC posts? Talk to your wife and family and go with them and your gut.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:56 PM
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If your family really wants to live in CLT, that's the best choice.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:01 PM
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:13 PM
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I have watched these forums and their predecessors for close to 25 years.

“Live in base” is always advice #1

Getting in at the start of a MASSIVE retirement wave at AA isn’t a bad gig either.
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I'm going to buck the trend and just say that I think Delta's employee groups as a whole are much happier than American's and that can make a substantial difference in how it feels to go to work. Maybe American will get their act together eventually, but that's just how it feels to me right now.
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Greenville QOL will be better than Charlotte IMO. Smaller city, lower COL, good opportunity for rental properties if that's your thing etc.

IOW I'd live there regardless of where you ended up.

Also keep in mind Charlotte is insanely senior and will remain that way for many years.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by averageathlete View Post
I received job offers from both American and Delta, and I am trying to make the most educated choice
How old are you? How old are your kids?
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How old are you? How old are your kids?
32. We have a 1.5-yr-old and are hoping for another.
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