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Old 01-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #1  
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does the ACY pilot base also close on feb 1st along with LGA?
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:39 PM   #2  
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No, the ACY base will increase in size and there is no plan to close it in the near future.....hopefully
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #3  
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It's gone junior too, hasn't it?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #4  
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well....yes and no.

The top 50% of both Capts and FOs are very senior, and the bottom 50% are very junior. If we ever get some upgrades and recalls, with ACY being the junior base, many of the very senior FO's will probably take the upgrade and even things out a bit.
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resurrecting old thread...

Does anyone have any info on commuting to ACY...perhaps in to Philly then mass transit to ACY airport? Is there any way to do that? What have others done in the past? Are there crash pads near ACY?

Finally, with new classes starting any estimate on how long until one could hold a line in ACY?

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I was ACY based for some time. I flew into PHL all the time and drove to ACY. I parked my car at Preflight. It was $90 a month.
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resurrecting old thread...

Does anyone have any info on commuting to ACY...perhaps in to Philly then mass transit to ACY airport? Is there any way to do that? What have others done in the past? Are there crash pads near ACY?

Finally, with new classes starting any estimate on how long until one could hold a line in ACY?

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To hold a line in ACY, it will probably take 2-3 new hire classes. So if you are in the next class, i would guess by Thanksgiving you will be a line holder.

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I was ACY based for some time. I flew into PHL all the time and drove to ACY. I parked my car at Preflight. It was $90 a month.

I am based in ACY for another company but I live within driving distance. Many of the guys from work commute into ACY on Spirit from Detroit, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale (Myrtle Beach and Orlando are also cities where you can fly into ACY from). The other way to get directly to ACY is Airtran from Atlanta but I think that service is being cut Jan 8th, 2012. If you fly into Philly, you either need a car or get familiar with the train routes. It can be done via train and taxi but it takes a little research. You cannot get directly to the airport via train. There is a car service that you can use but it costs around $80 one way between the airports. (PHL/ACY)

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:02 AM   #9  
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Thanks for all the answers.

How are the lines in ACY? Day trips or mostly 2, 3, or 4 days? How about FLL? Any guess on how long to hold a line there? Trying to decide what to do about base selections. I live near Columbus OH and there are only 2 leg options to FLL. To PHL there are multiple one leg options to PHL.

Any reasonable priced crash pads in FLL where I could get away without having a car?

I've not commuted before. During my stint at the regionals I lived within driving distance of base.

Finally, any chance of hold DTW? lol...I think I already know the answer to that.
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Thanks for all the answers.

How are the lines in ACY? Day trips or mostly 2, 3, or 4 days? How about FLL? Any guess on how long to hold a line there? Trying to decide what to do about base selections. I live near Columbus OH and there are only 2 leg options to FLL. To PHL there are multiple one leg options to PHL.

Any reasonable priced crash pads in FLL where I could get away without having a car?

I've not commuted before. During my stint at the regionals I lived within driving distance of base.

Finally, any chance of hold DTW? lol...I think I already know the answer to that.
When I was there we had alot of 3 days mixed with one or two day turns. That appears to still be the case but now some lines are just day turns. ACY is a horrible commute, a car is pretty much required since most crashpads are not that close. From what I've heard its worse now since we closed the one I was in. If you don't get a car the cabs are about $20 just for a 10 minute ride. That can add up quick. We have had alot of new hires come through lately and you probably won't even be able to hold FLL for a month or two because some of the guys still want to get down here. I'd say no matter what you will be on reserve for around 6 months, with the possibility of a relief line here and there. We just hit low season so we have fewer lines and some of the guys who were line holders for the last 6 or 7 months are now back to relief lines. DTW isn't out of the question. A guy hired back in spring got in but he will be the most junior guy for the next 10 years. Plus we have plenty of rumors about DTW shrinking/closing again and don't rule out the possibility of going to the west coast if we open a base out there.
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