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YVR Commuter Question

#1 Post by KenoraPilot » Mon May 09, 2016 4:55 pm

Hey Guys,

I am about to become a YVR commuter from YEG. I was wondering where about you guys stay on your days here? Are there lots of crash pads around? Air BnB? Hotels? If hotels which hotels around the airport have the cheapest rates!? I'll be holding reserve so looking to spend as little money as possible. If you could PM me that would be great! Thanks for the help!

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Re: YVR Commuter Question

#2 Post by plhought » Tue May 10, 2016 12:49 pm

Sandman Signature Richmond has a rate of $102 bucks for corporate flight crews - may be able to weasle that.

Acclaim Inn down the road has a really good in-and-out rate. W/ a bud's professional association discount it was 84 bucks for a 'junior suite'. I imagine with a smaller room i'd be quite cheap.

Nice thing about the hotel is ya can jump on the shuttle.
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Re: YVR Commuter Question

#3 Post by KenoraPilot » Tue May 10, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks for the info! If anyone else has any more they know of I'd love to hear it! :) Also if anyone has a line on crash pads in YVR i'd love to get some contact info for them.

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Re: YVR Commuter Question

#4 Post by flyingpilot9 » Wed May 11, 2016 11:05 pm

With those hotel prices you'll use your salary up. Kijiji has some good stuff, good luck with things.
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Re: YVR Commuter Question

#5 Post by iSight » Thu May 12, 2016 7:19 am

I'd suggest getting a modest Airbnb downtown. You can easily walk to the Canada line train and be at the airport in about 35 mins. Living in a hotel near the airport is lame. If you are on reserve but not finished line indoc you likely won't get called in often (if at all). It might not be the absolute cheapest option but being downtown will save you from getting beyond bored and allow you to live some sort of life. You can rent a bike for $5 and cruise around, eat ramen noodles (just cause everyone else is), etc.

The hotels offering crew rates for commuters tend to not offer the rate past two consecutive days. And getting an Airbnb with a kitchen will you save buckets of money that you won't have (no per diems if you're on reserve but don't fly). Depending on how many people get hired in behind you, you might want to change your plans if you are still on reserve when done line indoc. If called in for a super early flight, the sky train might not be running yet ( but that's rare)

If you have other questions, let me know. I also commute fro YEG to YVR and was in the same situation not long ago.

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