AirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
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?
Aviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3563 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.
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
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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PanAm747LHR From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3201 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!
HUYguy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3166 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!