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Old 06-28-2014, 05:57 AM   #1  
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Default Easier commute Detroit or Orlando?

Any advice what would be easier to commute to?

I could live either place. The upside from a cartoon I saw re DTW is I could wash up in the fountain

What is the website to check load factor? I thought I saw it in a post somewhere.

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Any advice what would be easier to commute to?

I could live either place. The upside from a cartoon I saw re DTW is I could wash up in the fountain

What is the website to check load factor? I thought I saw it in a post somewhere.

Thanks - Great flying.
A lot of commuters in MCO
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Orlando is commuter suicide. Millions of nonrevs and always jumpseaters. ID90 will give you a rough idea. I used to check delta.com and use the ticket prices as a gauge before I had a travel net login. There is no way to see the exact loads unless you have travel benefits on that airline
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Commuting to Florida?

You cray?
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Commuting to Florida?

You cray?
Florida isn't terrible in general, but orlando is a circus.
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Any advice what would be easier to commute to?

I could live either place. The upside from a cartoon I saw re DTW is I could wash up in the fountain

What is the website to check load factor? I thought I saw it in a post somewhere.

Thanks - Great flying.
Where are you commuting out of?
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #7  
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MCO but Nowhere yet just sizing up options. Can live either place, guess which one I'd prefer?
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I agree that Orlando is a tough gig, especially in the summer, but you also have the jumpseat option, cargo, and I think at least allegient flies out of SFB. I know at least one guy who made it work for his regional job and did just fine.
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I commuted out of Orlando in January and February. As a junior person, it is worse than sucky. Twice I did not get home when I should have, with multiple backups. Three times I used HOU and Southwest either to/from work in order to have a chance at getting home or to work. And on my very last commute home, I could only catch a flight to RSW, rent a car to get to Orlando and pick up my car, and then continue to drive another hour and a half home. My experience commuting from there was terrible. The guys I ran into who had some seniority and commuted from there did not seem to have as much difficulty.
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I commute out of Orlando and it can be easy if creative and a complete nightmare at the drop of a hat. I commuted to Fresno for 2 years and it was easier than to IAH. The good thing about commuting out of mco is that everyone flies here from every base with pretty good frequency. The bad is the weather is great and everyone wants to fly here for vacations. This causes the nightmares when weather happens in Orlando or winter weather hits up north sending ripples and rolling standby lists on all flights.

In my experience the farther the commute the easier. The closer the base, the harder it gets. It's a hard commute but being creative on a 2 leg commute can save you instead of pulling hairs and stressing out being number 30 and 4 jumpseaters ahead of you on the list.
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