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Does anyone know what the CLT/IAD commute is like? And what is the crashpad hotel situation like around IAD?
 

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Good luck on that commute. Enough people are commuters and there is all RJ service on MESA in between the two. You are better off driving to RDU and catching a mainline from there.
 
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Commuting takes years off of your life. Avoid it, if you can...

Not always. I commute and it is cake. All depends on where you commute from. I am happier commuting than I was living in domicile. The ATL area WILL take years off your life.
 

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Does anyone know what the CLT/IAD commute is like? And what is the crashpad hotel situation like around IAD?

United serves CLT with CRJ 200's/700s, mostly 700's. Airways uses crj 700/900 series. There are usually a couple of seats on the airways side. There are three airports you could use. IAD/DCA/BWI. Airways has a mixture of rjs, and mainline going to DCA. Baltimore 95% of the time is served with mainline ac with anything from a 737 to 757. Airtran also serves BWI.

I don't know about the hotel/crashpad situation.
 

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CLT-IAD

It's pretty much all Mesa a/c, with the exception of some PSA -200's and a Shuttle America E170 every now and then.

There are A LOT of Mesa guys that do that commute, so expect them to have a higher priority.. but there are normally a decent amount of seats on the Airways side.
 

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CLT is a MX base for Mesa, It is in the Contract that they service those city pairs.
 

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Not to be a jerk, but I'd be willing to guess that some of the Mesa served CLT-IAD will now be done by ASA, giving WMS priority on his own metal.
The majority of the UAL express CLT-IAD stuff is CR7 flying, with only one or two CR2 flights during the middle of the day. So yes, perhaps ASA will operate one or two flights a day.
 

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Hotels are horrible at IAD. Be careful using priceline or another website. The hotels that you end up with may not have van transport. Cab fare will kill you and there is no public transpo. The trip from DCA or BWI can get expensive if you don't build a 3 hour window into your commute. Expect about an average of a 5 to 6 hour commute from the time yo arrive at CLT. Almost faster to drive.
 

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If you go into BWI, you can commute to IAD by taking the commuter bus B30 downstairs by SW and go to Glenmont station, from there take the Green Line metro train to L'Enfant station, go upstairs and catch the metro bus 5A to Iad, total cost $9.95, total trip time 100 min.
 

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Does anybody know people that commute out of DFW up to IAD?
 

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17 weekday flights. 10 delta, 4 United, 3 Air Tran.
 

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Commuting takes years off of your life. Avoid it, if you can...
I've commuted for 9+ years. I find it less stressful than living some place that sucks.
 

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And what is the crashpad hotel situation like around IAD?
All listed have shuttle service to IAD.

Hilton 3.5* $55
Crowne Plaza 3.5* $40 to $46
Hyatt 3.5* $40 - $47
Hilton Garden 3* $40 - $45

Winning bids on Priceline.
 
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Sounds like some Express guys know something or are counting their chickens.
 

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I'm hearing all the IAD crashpads got shut down by some gov't prick. Someone needs to start one. There's no way I'm moving up there.
 

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All listed have shuttle service to IAD.

Hilton 3.5* $55
Crowne Plaza 3.5* $40 to $46
Hyatt 3.5* $40 - $47
Hilton Garden 3* $40 - $45

Winning bids on Priceline.
Xlnt. Thanks
 
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