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Distance from airport

#1 Post by HiLo » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:19 am

I am curious to see how far people live near their home airport, be it their base or the one they commute from. Especially those in the Greater Toronto A$$hole.

Method of transportation would be interesting as well.
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#2 Post by Bruce Dickenson » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:27 am

CYEG-CYYZ = 2713km, the further I can get from a that shithole the happier I am. I always feel my BP rise when I'm on approach there :twisted:
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#3 Post by HiLo » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:48 am

Bruce Dickenson wrote:CYEG-CYYZ = 2713km, the further I can get from a that shithole the happier I am. I always feel my BP rise when I'm on approach there :twisted:
I would dump any BP, with oil where it is. :wink:
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Re: Distance from airport

#4 Post by ant_321 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:51 pm

Live in Orangeville, work at YYZ. Takes roughly 45 min most days.
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#5 Post by iflyforpie » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:51 pm

5 min by car, 15 by bike.

I don't think I could ever survive flying out of YYZ. Even driving to YYC to go on holidays bursts blood vessels.
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#6 Post by pigboat » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:16 am

The majority airline types live about a one hour drive from YYZ. Barrie is referred to as terminal 4. The main reason for about 80 km out of town is house prices and most Airlines want you within an hour drive if you are on reserve. Kitchener, Guelph Hamilton are also common.

Still many commute from Nfld to B.C. It may not be easy but it is common.
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#7 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:10 pm

15km - YYZ (bout 20 minutes in traffic).

Car. Bike.

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#8 Post by hst » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:45 pm

YYZ-ICN-YYZ 13,000 nms or 27 hours round trip. 1 hour drive to YYZ and I consider myself lucky compared to colleagues whose commute is much farther. It's all relative.
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#9 Post by ahramin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:22 pm

20 minute drive to YVR. 55 minutes if I take the train.
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#10 Post by jpilot77 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:38 pm

One and a half hours north of YUL with no traffic. But I also have family in YUL that I crash with during standbys and the night before early pairings.
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Re: Distance from airport

#11 Post by CBcloud9 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:37 am

The further you get from YYZ, the more reasonable housing values get. So the question is: cost of living vs travel time.

Picking a base that is driveable to YYZ if shit hits the fan is the best bet, because commuting by air is getting more and more expensive. YYZ recently introduced a new $25 tax fee to cover... something.. so commuting by air is getting more and more unaffordable.
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#12 Post by HiLo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:14 am

CBcloud9 wrote:The further you get from YYZ, the more reasonable housing values get. So the question is: cost of living vs travel time.

Picking a base that is driveable to YYZ if shit hits the fan is the best bet, because commuting by air is getting more and more expensive. YYZ recently introduced a new $25 tax fee to cover... something.. so commuting by air is getting more and more unaffordable.
Jesus, those fees. Are they charging an "air replenishment fee?"
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#13 Post by cdnpilot77 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:14 am

I live at the South end of Kitchener and it depends on the day. It can be 40mins or it can be 3hrs to get to the north side of YYZ. I always try to give myself 2hrs to get to there unless I'm leaving between 2100-0500 then 1hr will almost always suffice. Getting there early and having a nap in the parking lot is way less stressful than the alternative.
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#14 Post by KK7 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Anyone commute from north of Barrie? I've been considering moving to the Midland area, the 400 does scare me with respect to it blocking up especially in cottage season...
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#15 Post by Magnetron » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:22 pm

6 mins drive to YVR with no red lights and crazy drivers around. Be lucky if I make it if the latter is present. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Distance from airport

#16 Post by HiLo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:16 am

KK7 wrote:Anyone commute from north of Barrie? I've been considering moving to the Midland area, the 400 does scare me with respect to it blocking up especially in cottage season...

When it's bad, I use 27.
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#17 Post by Monorail Conductor » Sun May 01, 2016 4:11 pm

Live in an overpriced box in YVR. But its 50 meters from the canada line train station. Overpriced box worth it for the convenience.
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#18 Post by Canoehead » Mon May 02, 2016 7:22 pm

KK7 wrote:Anyone commute from north of Barrie? I've been considering moving to the Midland area, the 400 does scare me with respect to it blocking up especially in cottage season...
1+10 from the YEE VOR. That includes a stop for coffee.
Several alternate routes if needed, but the 400 is a smooth drive for the most part.

Obviously driving it between 0600 & 0800 is bad, and yes southbound on Sunday's gets bad by 1400 during cottage months. But I'd rather drive the 400 than the 401 any day.
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