Echoing what others said, there's a hellova lot of pilots down here in Florida....particularly in the Cocoa Beach area, there's quite a few Delta pilots, many of whom affectionately dubbed themselves "the surf dogs"...this was back when MCO
was a DL
Express hub and there were tons of junior Captains. Since then, MCO
has been disbanded, and most went to NYC or ATL
as 76ER F/O's, or down to the Mad Dog/737 right seat....so hence, quite a commute. Unless you live in a MAJOR hub city like ATL
, and have some certainty as to your equipment, you're gonna have to commute sometime. Better off living where you prefer, and begging for that jumpseat.
To answer SST's question, commuting is done by jumpseating (to/from domicile and work), or by just simply using your non-rev ID
to get a regular seat in the cabin. Sometimes it gets hairey though, especially on that last hop of the night...
SonofaCaptain, I feel the pain...my dad was NYC based for awhile, and we live down here...pain in the rear, lemme tell ya. ATL
based is much better now.
"The cockpit, what is it?" "It's the little room in the front of the plane where the pilot sits, but that's not importan