Jump to content

living out of state and working in GOM


ChopperJ
 Share

Recommended Posts

With the 7/7 or 14/14 schedule in the GOM is anyone living out of state? If so, how do you commute?

I commuted to the GoM for most of 13 years, from Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, to almost all the Louisiana bases and Sabine Pass, almost always 7&7. I usually travelled by car, 8- 14 hours, average annual mileage 45,000.

Tried the big bus LFT-ATL, and it was pretty much a wash, time-wise, somewhere between 8 and 10 hours. There's a lot of little things that eat time and money when you fly commercial, unless there's a direct to hub at either end. The biggest hassle was scheduling the return leg. After a 14 hour day, you don't have a bunch of time to screw around with.

On the other hand, driving presents a lot of challenges in time and money. I liked the option of the drive because I controlled my schedule, no matter what happened at work or home. It was only a viable choice, however, because I had two cheap and reliable cars- if one was OOS, I could drive the other. I could leave one at the "work" airport when I flew.

Never flew myself because it seemed more expensive in time and money, remember you're returning home at the end of a 14 hour duty day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...