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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

I know that when we fly the airlines they sometimes say we have a wonderful ______(Houston, Seatlle, etc.) based crew with us today..." or something along those lines. My question is where are the various bases for certain airlines? Are they in their hub cities? Such as UA's crew bases would be LAX/DEN/ORD/IAD...?

Thanks for your help!


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Northwest has one in Romulus MI


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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

I know Mesaba has crew bases at the hub cities (DTW, MSP, MEM), but also at Cincinnati. I don't know why, it seems kind of odd to have one there.


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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. (Northwest Jet Airlink) has several crew members that are from the Little Rock area. Air Midwest (USAirways Express) has many crew members from here as well. I do not know about the other carriers.

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3890 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Airlines typically base crew members in their respective hub cities as well as cities where there are a lot of terminating aircraft. Airlines also have bases at maintenance facilities. That's the reason for the Mesaba CVG crewbase, because it is a major mx facility (though on Oct 24, when heavychecks on the avros stopped).

NW has FA bases in cities where pilots aren't based and vice versa. YOu can count on their hub cities and then other strategic cities around the system.



AZJ


User currently onlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4191 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Remember- where pilots live and where they are based do not (and typically don't) necessarily coincide.

My dad is a DTW 744 captain for Northwest, but lives in Tallahassee. I'm still going to live in the south once I get on the line for NW Airlink, but will likely be based in DTW or MSP (will find out tentavely next week). It's all about commuting.



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User currently offlineSwafa30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

WN Cabin and Flight Ops crews are based at:

DAL
HOU
PHX
OAK
BWI
MDW
MCO


User currently offlineProudtoflyaa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

American has pilot bases at Boston, New York City, Washington, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis (two bases: STL and SLT... one is TWA LCC), and San Francisco Bay Area. While NYC is coded as LGA and Washington is coded as DCA, they may start flights out of any airport in the area (hence you can have LGA based A300 pilots).

American Eagle's crew bases: Chicago (EMB), Dallas (EMB/CRJ/SF3), Boston (EMB), New York City (EMB), Los Angeles (EMB/SF3).

Executive Airlines crew bases: Miami, San Juan

Midwest Express used to have crew bases in Milwaukee and Omaha... but I believe that has changed.


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Most international (foreign) airlines home base are the capital city...
I live in Buenos Aires, most of our crews live around Buenos Aires.
xxx
In my old days with PanAm, I was based most of the time JFK, at times MIA...
Yet I lived around LAX, but was commuting for my flights.
Where you live and where you are based often much different.
xxx
If you fly a commuter type operation, nearly impossible.
Yet, with PanAm, I generally had to fly from home to base only once a month.
Fact is, all my flying was scheduled for lines 15-20 days out of JFK or MIA...
xxx
Airline policies are as follows: you pay for hotel/motel at your base if you dont live there...
Anywhere else, they pick-up the tab for hotel and transportation.
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineAASTEW From Dominican Republic, joined Oct 2001, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

F/A bases for AA

BOS
LGA
JFK
RDU
MIA
ORD
STL/SLT TWA LLC
DFW
SFO
LAX


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Skipper, just a quick question here, could you tell me if I understand this correctly or not? If you live in your base city the airline pays for hotel/motel and transportation, but anywhere else the airline pays for you?

Im very sorry, Im having a very "slow" day today, and running on very little sleep.

Thanks for the reponses everyone, keep em coming!



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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6769 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Garuda...
Jakarta only for pilots.
Jakarta and Bali for F/As.
Strangely enough, a lot of them live in Bandung (with few flights in and out and not served by Garuda at all). About 3 hrs drive or 40 mins by prop.

Mandala499



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User currently offlineUsblue18 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3302 times:


Allegheny Airlines:

Pilot/Crew Bases: MDT/SYR/LGA/SCE/BGM

Mtc base: MDT

Line Mtc bases: LGA/PHL/SYR


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

Domestic NW FA Bases:

MSP
DTW
MEM
NYC
SEA
LAX
SFO
HNL



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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3466 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

American has pilot bases at Boston, New York City, Washington, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis (two bases: STL and SLT... one is TWA LCC), and San Francisco Bay Area. While NYC is coded as LGA and Washington is coded as DCA, they may start flights out of any airport in the area (hence you can have LGA based A300 pilots).

Just for clarification, AA pilot crew bases are:
BOS
LGA = includes JFK & EWR co-terminals
DCA = includes IAD & BWI co-terminals
MIA = includes FLL co-terminal
ORD
DFW = included DAL co-terminal
SFO = includes OAK & SJC satellite bases
LAX = includes LGB, SNA, ONT and SAN satellite bases

Co-terminal = trip sequences may start at any co-terminal and end at any co-terminal. eg: LGA-DFW-EWR is a valid trip (you're on your own getting to your car).
Satellite base = trip sequences must start & end at the same satellite base. eg: SNA-DFW-LGB is not a valid trip, but SNA-DFW-LGB-ground travel to SNA is a valid trip.... company schedules and pays ground transportation and pilot duty pay.



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2020 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
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I know DL has them in ATL, CVG, LGA (pretty sure), SLC, and MCO. I don't know what the rest are, if there are anymore.

User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Delta Air Lines crewbases are as follows:

ATL
BOS
CVG
LAX
MIA + FLL co-terminal
JFK + LGA and EWR co-terminals
SLC
BOM

BOM based F/A´s soley work the BOM-CDG-BOM flight

I´m not 100% positive if LGA and EWR are actually co-terminals or independent bases, maybe anyone has information about that?

DL also used to have bases at ORD, IAH, MSY and PDX, but just recently closed them and transferred the crewmembers based there to other domiciles (mostly ATL)!

Up until 1998 they also had some interpreters based at FRA and WAW, but since then closed them!

Best regards,

L1011Lover


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Futureualpilot -
xxx
Who pays for hotel/transport when and where was your question...
I will give you the example for my days with PanAm, based JFK...
xxx
I lived around LAX...
Needed to go to JFK a day early... so it was getting a jump seat.
If unable to get a jump seat (happened a couple of times) had to buy a ticket.
At JFK, we either went to a cheap motel near airport...
At times some pilots rented an apartment and shared the rent...
We used to call that "the crew zoo"... i.e. Queens Boulevard area.
The next day we still have to find transport to PanAm operations.
For that many of us (me included) had "an airport car"... ugly old thing...
xxx
Anywhere else, on the line, PanAm paid hotel and breakfast.
Always good hotels these days (Intercontinental were owned by PanAm).
Captain always got a suite, or equivalent.
Nowadays, if you fly an airline as RJ pilot, you probably will go to Motel 6 -
And ask a flight attendant for a crew sandwich for tomorrow's breakfast.
xxx
Funny thing is - I lived in LAX... sometimes had a layover there...
Yet I lived there, but airline paid hotel because it was on a trip...
And I used the room, dont worry. Company would have to pay anyway -
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Thank you so much Skipper! I got it now! You're a great guy!


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

LGA/EWR is like SNA/ONT is to LAX.....just another base to pick up the jet. It's JFK/LGA/EWR designated oftentimes as "NYC". My dad was based up there for bout 8 months on the MD-88, and his classification was NYCM88. LGA is actually where the main pilot lounge is and all.

As far as PILOT bases for DL, it's:
ATL
DFW
CVG
SLC
NYC (LGA/JFK/EWR)
LAX (ONT/SNA)
MCO- when Delta Express was around.

I know the F/A's have many more places they're based out of..but pilots have limited choices, or just commute lol.

Hope that helps.
DeltaGuy


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