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User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

I was on a United flight over the past few days and had a New York based flight crew. It was a domestic flight.

Where are their "crew bases" located? I would presume Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, LA, San Francisco and Tokyo. Are there others??

Does anything special exist at a crew base?

I look forward to reading everyones replies.

Ord747Cle

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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

I once flew on a UA flight from CMH to DEN (summer 2002), and the crew announced they were LAS-based.


670


User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

ORD747CLE:

The last time I checked United also has bases at Seattle, Honolulu, and London, U.K.

Crew bases are decided on the flying needs of the airline.


User currently offlineBlackJackLV From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

My last UA flight from LAS-ORD ORD-LAS...both legs were LAS-based crews.

BlackJack


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6839 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

I think also JFK, EWR, and MIA.


"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

Flight Attendant Bases and approximate populations:

Europe:
CDG 300
FRA 250
LHR 700

Asia:
HKG 425
NRT 700
Recently closed in the past two years: SIN and TPE

US:
BOS 700
DCA 1900 (flight attendants cover DCA, IAD and BWI)
DEN 1400
EWR 600
HNL 250
JFK 1200 (flight attendants cover JFK and LGA)
LAS 250
LAX 2500
MIA 500
ORD 4700
PHL 250
SEA 500
SFO 3500 (flight attendants cover SFO and OAK)
once upon a time there were also bases in PIT, DTW and I think CMH.

These numbers are alwasy fluctuating with vacations, leaves of absences, retirements, natural attrition, etc etc.

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

well for being based in NY...they cover LGA, JFK, and EWR.

i remember i flew from BWI-ORD July of '02 on an A319 and i had IAD, ORD, and LAX based FA's on the flight. thought that was kinda odd since it was an A319 plane.

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineGomuppets From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5732 times:

didn't they used to also have a crew base in santiago, chile?

User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

You're right, Santiago was a flight attendant base until about two years ago.

JFK based flight attendants only serve out of LGA and JFK. EWR has their own staffing. In my opinion, this won't last too much longer, it's not effecient at all for two seperate bases for such a close geographic area and three airports. Only time, technology and a better transportation system in between the airports will tell the future for the EWR based FA's!

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 818 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

thanx for the correction FA4UA. I guess i mistook it for how AA does it. i had a crashpad room mate who is NY based and he says AA covers the 3 ny airports.

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineORD747CLE From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5479 times:

FA4UA - That's some great info about the numbers of crew at each base. Does that mean that's where the crew lives or are there United crew offices and such at the location as well?

Ord747Cle


User currently offlineJc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

FA4UA.... are PHL and LAS still considered domiciles? I thought they closed but the FAs were still commuting from there. Hey, you have all of the other UAL employees in your respected user list...what happened to me????  Big grin

ORD747CLE.....the crews can live anywhere. We have some DEN based crews (pilots and FAs) that live as close as Aspen, Denver, and Colorado Springs, but as far away as the east coast and seattle. I used to know a 747-400 captain that had a house in Santa Barbara and Hong Kong. Sometimes he had a tougher time commuting from SBA than HKG!


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6839 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

does AA base at EWR? Or just LGA and JFK?


"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

dont forget CLE........


bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

would pilots base at the same places, or are some of those flight attendants only? If they can differ, anyone know about those?

FA4UA:
You mentioned something about transportation between airports, so does that mean that in some cases you have to hop from one airport to another within the same day, like, say, ORD-LGA, then switch to JFK, and fly JFK to wherever? How would transportation between the two be arranged, in a crew bus?

Thanks
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