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User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Hi,

I was wondering if all or only pilots and flight attendants can commute to the airport they are based at. What about check in agents? If an employee say lives in Berlin and works in Frankfurt can they just fly there every morning at the expenses of the airline?

Thanks

AL

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

I commute with a ramp agent from PHX to EWR weekly. We also had a ramp guy commute (double commute) from PHX to FLL via IAH.

Anything is possible in the airline industry. As long as you show up for work on time, the company could care less.

Also, when commuting (pilot, flight attendant, any airline employee) it is done so, space available, at your expense (if it is not free) and on your time.



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Yep, we had a few rampers here in YYC that actually lived in YVR.


Kris



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User currently offlineAviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Commuting is a normal part of the airline industry in the USA. I believe up to 40% of pilots commute and a similar number of flight attendants. Mechanics, dispatchers, and ramp agents get in on the mix too. It allows you to maintain your life where you are rooted but still have that job you want. It can get pretty tough when the flights are loaded during the holidays. Check out airline flights from hub to hub and you will find tons of commuters. Detroit to Minneapolis is a big one.

User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Yea...people in all job categories commute.


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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

C8 had a mid-level employee commute/jumpseat MKE-MDW on a Saab 340 five days per week. Sounded like hell to me, but anything is possible in aviation.

Joe


User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

It is becoming harder and harder as there are more people commuting (due to industry dislocations) and less space available (due to increased flight loads).

The system will break down soon.



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User currently offlineHnlBoi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):

What kind of shift does that ramp agent have in EWR. Im guessing like a 4/12?


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting HnlBoi (Reply 7):
What kind of shift does that ramp agent have in EWR. Im guessing like a 4/12?

4 on, 3 off. Kind of senior and trades his hours around to get this.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3075 times:
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When I worked for FL in MKE I commuted between MKE and GRR. Depending on my schedule I could spend 5 nights a week at home if I wanted to. Now I commute between ATL and FNT and spend about 10 nights a month at home.


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User currently offlinePanAm747LHR From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 232 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

You'd be amazed at the commutes that some pilots and flight attendants put themselves through - it doesn't surprise me at all that rampers do it as well. I have flown with one flight attendant who commutes from Bucharest, and know quite a few who commute from Paris and Brussels. In the airline industry, anything is possible. Here at CO, we apparently have a captain who commutes from Cape Town!

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Nick


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting PanAm747LHR (Reply 10):
Here at CO, we apparently have a captain who commutes from Cape Town!

One of our co-workers commutes from JNB. I commuted to EWR from SYD for 3 years. Anything is possible. That and something to knock you out.



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User currently offlineHUYguy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

I speak to a few F/As and I know that quite a few do the Manchester to Heathrow/Gatwick commute, especially long haul crews where they're away for 3 or 4 days so the fly in, and fly out afterwards. I suppose its cheaper than living in London!

User currently offlineSurferX From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
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We have a guy that works on the ramp out here at LAS that lived in Sacramento. He'd fly down every week from OAK, work 3-4 days, and then fly back.

He's moved down here now, but he used to do it...

Drive to OAK from Sacramento, fly OAK-LGB-LAS on Sunday, and then fly back on either Thursday night or Friday morning.


User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

I know a couple AA flight attendants based out of BOS-I that commute out of Paris, another one that commutes out of Spokane (SEA-DFW-BOS).

Matt


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

I flew CO from ACY to EWR when that operated to work in EWR for about 6 months... back and forth 4 days a week on an ATR... FUN!!!!!

I know a lot of flight crews that do it, but they have a little advantage... they can jumpseat.



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