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Old 10-08-2019, 09:59 AM   #21  
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Can anyone recommend a good crash-pad around the DTW airport?
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:08 PM   #22  
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I can definitely recommend this one. Itís run by a lovely older lady who is very friendly and wants to make sure youíre happy. She lives there too, but you get a nice and bright living room to yourself.

On crashpd411 itís this one ďB&B-like' includes Shuttle and Breakfast $175Ē
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:50 PM   #23  
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I can definitely recommend this one. Itís run by a lovely older lady who is very friendly and wants to make sure youíre happy. She lives there too, but you get a nice and bright living room to yourself.

On crashpd411 itís this one ďB&B-like' includes Shuttle and Breakfast $175Ē
All I read was older lady who wants to make me happy.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #24  
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All I read was older lady who wants to make me happy.
You're gonna love good ol' Linda 😂
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:53 PM   #25  
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM   #26  
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My wife will be working on a PhD at U of M, my 10 year old kid plays hockey and goes to Catholic school.

Best suburb west/northwest of airport? Best AAA youth hockey program?
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:00 AM   #27  
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My wife will be working on a PhD at U of M, my 10 year old kid plays hockey and goes to Catholic school.

Best suburb west/northwest of airport? Best AAA youth hockey program?
Canton, Plymouth and Novi are really good areas. Fairly close to U of M. I donít know about Novi but Canton and Plymouth have really good private catholic schools. PM me if you want more info.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:07 AM   #28  
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My wife will be working on a PhD at U of M, my 10 year old kid plays hockey and goes to Catholic school.

Best suburb west/northwest of airport? Best AAA youth hockey program?
Plymouth and Northville would work great. Easy access to M-14 (freeway that goes to Ann Arbor), and about a 15-25 minute drive depending on your location. M-14 also connects to I-275 (which heads towards the airport) and is about 20-30 minutes to the off site parking lot we park at.

Our Lady of Victory (Northville) and Our Lady of Good Council (Plymouth) are the Catholic Schools in the area.

Compuware AAA at The USA Hockey Arena, Victory Honda AAA at The Victory Ice Center, and the Plymouth Cultural Center also has teams but Iím not sure if the skill level.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:05 PM   #29  
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Was going to create a thread to ask this. Glad I found this one.

In DTW:

What percentage of assigned reserve days can you expect to get called out? Depends on season?

Once you get a line, how easy is it to drop trips? What about the whole month?

What are the chances of someone picking up a trip you posted?

And finally, what is the breakdown of trip length? Mostly 4 days? Even mix? any locals at all?

I like working as much as the next guy but sometimes I just need some extended family time. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:43 PM   #30  
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Was going to create a thread to ask this. Glad I found this one.

In DTW:

What percentage of assigned reserve days can you expect to get called out? Depends on season?

Once you get a line, how easy is it to drop trips? What about the whole month?

What are the chances of someone picking up a trip you posted?

And finally, what is the breakdown of trip length? Mostly 4 days? Even mix? any locals at all?

I like working as much as the next guy but sometimes I just need some extended family time. Thanks for the replies.
Never been DTW based, but Iíll make a few comments.

Reserve
Summer = fly a lot
Fall = fly little
Also depends on the reserve period and type (short/long call)
Iíll let the DTW give you more detailed information.

In simple terms, our system is designed to have a 75% reserve coverage on Initial Open Time. Dropping a trip thru 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmass, as you would expect, itís extremely hard, but not unheard of. We are a very seasonal airline, so summer time itís harder to drop trips, specially weekends. Nonetheless, this is an extremely flexible airline, and you could have a lot of time off, almost as much as you want expect during popular holidays (while jr). This applies to lineholders only. Reserve, almost no flexibility.

In theory, you could be part-timer as a line holder

We like lazy around here, and regardless of what you might read on these forums, we have good pilots that could leave to a legacy but decided to stay and enjoy a laidback life.
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