I was gonna post this on Sergey’s thread but I didn’t want to hijack it.
How does home basing work? For example, NetJets has 100 crew bases their pilots can be based out of. Is there really enough demand out of all 100 bases or is there another piece to the puzzle here?
Home basing means just that, YOU are based at home. It’s not an airline or crew base so no, demand has nothing to do with it. It simply means the airline will provide transportation for you to get to the actual base or airplane location.
Very much so. Most airlines do not offer positive space commuting. Some may on occasion if they’re short but in most cases getting to work is your responsibility. Home basing the company will actually buy you a ticket and you’re a revenue passenger.
Home basing is pretty standard across 135 operators. It’s a huge plus for people that don’t live close to major International airports. Commuting is a nightmare for them but with this benefit, you can live anywhere and you have no stress getting to work. Its a full fare paid ticket, you even get to keep the airline miles!