futureualpilot
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Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:50 am

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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sushka
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:55 am

Northwest has one in Romulus MI
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KYIPpilot
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:56 am

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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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:00 pm

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.

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azjubilee
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:11 pm

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.



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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:13 pm

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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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:23 pm

WN Cabin and Flight Ops crews are based at:

DAL
HOU
PHX
OAK
BWI
MDW
MCO
 
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:25 pm

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.
 
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:34 pm

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
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:37 pm

F/A bases for AA

BOS
LGA
JFK
RDU
MIA
ORD
STL/SLT TWA LLC
DFW
SFO
LAX
 
futureualpilot
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:54 pm

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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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:25 am

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.

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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:35 am


Allegheny Airlines:

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

Mtc base: MDT

Line Mtc bases: LGA/PHL/SYR
 
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:49 am

Domestic NW FA Bases:

MSP
DTW
MEM
NYC
SEA
LAX
SFO
HNL
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AAR90
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 11:40 am

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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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:02 pm

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,

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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:12 pm

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
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futureualpilot
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:17 pm

Thank you so much Skipper! I got it now! You're a great guy!
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RE: Pilot/crew Bases

Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:19 pm

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.
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