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Old 04-02-2024, 01:56 PM
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Heya folks, asking for an amigo..

He just got notice to expect an Oct. - Jun. class date with OO. He just moved to XNA (Northwest Arkansas) each with 3 flights a day to ATL & IAH (equal commute).
My question would be..
1) If given ERJ (his preferred airframe due to better pilot atmosphere Iím told) he can only do IAH; is it worth giving up ability to pickup between both and/or swap bases if desired?
2) If given CRJ, is there any considerable diff in ATL v IAH flying/schedules?
3) I hear UA guys can bump OO ppl with vacation passes while, making DL possibly easier commute, tho doubt itís considerable..
All in all, heís leaning towards IAH for the ERJ, but CRJ seems more economical (ability to swap base if desired) & more base options overall.

Maybe he doesnít get a choice at all by time class comes around anyways..? Thank ya very much in advance, greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2024, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Ripinpeace View Post
Heya folks, asking for an amigo..

He just got notice to expect an Oct. - Jun. class date with OO. He just moved to XNA (Northwest Arkansas) each with 3 flights a day to ATL & IAH (equal commute).
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3 flights/day is a bad option either way. Wikipedia shows 121K pax/yr to ATL and 56K to IAH. IDK.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ripinpeace View Post
Heya folks, asking for an amigo..

I hear UA guys can bump OO ppl with vacation passes while. .
UA vacation passes "suposedly" place the UAL employee at the same priority level as the regional employee which is then decided by hire date. (Doesn't do a new hire much good.) However, that is for the cabin only and will never bump a regional employee from the JS on their metal.
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3 flights/day is a bad option either way. Wikipedia shows 121K pax/yr to ATL and 56K to IAH. IDK.
I second this. Not much wiggle room, and jumping in a car to drive if flights fail not being an option, could be really tough.
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Old 04-05-2024, 02:50 PM
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Sorry to highjack but similar question. What about commuting from LIT to ORD vs IAH? Already a line holder at my current base. 4 per day to IAH and 6 to ORD.
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