|Quoting HAL (Reply 4):|
Amazingly enough (and I'm certainly in the minority), only one: Seattle. I have been based in Pittsburgh PA, Seattle WA, Fairbanks AK, Phoenix AZ, Las Vegas NV, and Honolulu HI. In general, if I haven't been based at home, I have commuted for my trips. For my job in Fairbanks, to be fair, it is a stretch to say I commuted. I lived there for two or more months at a time before coming back to Seattle (where my wife and son still lived) for a short visit, then going back to Alaska for several more weeks.
It has been a conscious decision to stay in Seattle. My family, and all of my wife's family is there. Commuting has taken away several days a month of my time, but having a stable home life is worth it for me. Also, since I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the area has always been home for me. I have had the opportunity to explore a huge variety of other cities and parts of the world, but for me there is no better place to live than our little corner of the planet. I will freely admit though, that the best four years of my career were those when I was based at home in Seattle, flying for Hawaiian. Those were a little slice of heaven on earth for me. Now that I am back from furlough, hopefully I will be able to bid back to SEA in the near future.
I have no doubt that others prefer to move to their base, as for them the amount of time at home is more important than its location. That is what makes life (and this job) interesting - variety.
|Quoting Amazonphil (Thread starter):|
Denver, Houston, Phoenix (in that order)
|Quoting SCXmechanic (Reply 19):|