American is typically $49 non-stop a month out, rising to $69 and $89 at two weeks. At 2200L, that won't help you, but that's going home West.Tickets between LAX and PHX are not $50.
Additionally, if you’re getting done at 2200L, you’ll need to charter a jet because there are no flights to buy that fabled $50 ticket.
I’d remove a teste and move to California before I ever voluntarily lived in Omaha.Lived in Omaha. Liked it.
Lived in MI and PA. Liked it.
Internship in Oregon =
Living in California =
Now LA leaders want the CA Governor to recognize homelessness as a natural disaster in order to use federal funds to “fight” the homeless problem. LOL
I generally don’t get my schedules that quickly and practice “CSI: Continuous Schedule Improvement” so I have frequent changes.American is typically $49 non-stop a month out, rising to $69 and $89 at two weeks. At 2200L, that won't help you, but that's going home West.
I suffer from a similar disability, but I usually have at least two weeks, and sometimes more than a month to know my first flight. You aren't getting a refundable flight for $50. But it might work in that one direction.I generally don’t get my schedules that quickly and practice “CSI: Continuous Schedule Improvement” so I have frequent changes.
We should do some Chicago meet ups.Lived in PHX for 5 years (non airline) and meh. The novelty wore off. Live in Chicago now, beats PHX, am from Michigan, actively working to move back. Not living on the West cost keeps In-N-Out special. The only west coast that rocks is on Lake Michigan.
Negative, otherwise I would have been all over that.Not sure if they still have it, but the Westin connected to the terminal gave us a special rate when I was there. I think I only paid something like $100/nt.
Live in base, don’t commute. Got it!1. Not a Time Saver. Even though my commute flight went from 3-ish hours to about 60 minutes, I actually spend as much time “block to block“ commuting. Primarily because PHX-DTW, I could book a jumpseat and know i was going to get on the flight. Since it’s all connection or off-line commuting, I have to leave enough time for ”Plans A-E” and often time I end up spending hours on end in LAX before my flight leaves which often exceeds the amount of time I’d spend getting to DTW. Most of the flights in the 320 package end after 10pm and there are no options to get back to PHX. The only options at this point are sleeping in the quiet room in the pilot lounge or getting a hotel. The first (viable) flight is about 0630 so, considering statement #2 (below), it doesn’t make any economic sense to get a hotel. However, I’ll spend 7+ hours at the airport in order to wait for an hour flight home. Compared to DTW where it would range from running like a madman to make a 20 minute connection home, to about a two hour sit before flying home. A shorter flight does not mean a shorter commute AT ALL
2. Fewer Hotels at a Much Higher Cost. I averaged about a hotel and a half per month in DTW and even staying at the nicer places on the Marriott program, my costs rarely were more than about $70. In LAX, it’s been about a room per month which generally START at $150 and a majority of the trips on the 320 arrive after the last connection to get back to PHX.
3. Better Food Options. You’re about a 15 minute walk from the terminal to Westchester with coffee shops, ramen shops, sandwich shops, Sushi, that famous In N Out Burger and a grocery story that airport food is a worse case scenario option.
4. Crowded! Hot damn, it feels like literally everyone industry-wide that based in LA appears to be living in PHX. So if you’re one of 15 jumpseaters, it’s fairly normal. Often, you’ll arrive at the gate and the other pilots have been trying all morning to make it out of PHX or LAX.
5.. West Coast Best Coast - CHANGE MY MIND!
6. Southwest - Best jumpseat and most pro-jumpseater policy in the business. They shouldn’t pay for drinks on OAL when non-revving, AT ALL.
A few tricks for this one is to list for the next available flight that you can. They only need a record locator and they can then move you up. If that doesn’t work try another agent, sometimes they just don’t know how to make it happen.Live in base, don’t commute. Got it!
Agree with #6, except when they have issues with listing. Been denied twice because, “sorry, it’s our system.” Sooo...I can’t just list now?