My interview is next week. Presuming I'm offered a job and have any input in choosing a class or base, how would you advise me? QOL, cost of living/commuting, and opportunities for career advancement are primary considerations. I'm mid-40's, healthy marriage, teenaged son, living in ATL. Here are my thoughts... CRJ Pro: Live at home during training, thus saving the expense of meals and lodging. Also, I'd "enjoy" a more gradual reduction in other income because I can wind down my small business more slowly than if I trained in IAH. Pro: Getting based in ATL would be ideal. How long before I can expect that in light of staffing recent trends? Con: Shorter and more numerous flight segments in the "typical" work day. (Or so it seems to me.) ERJ Con: Training in IAD means greater meals and lodging expense, plus time away from my family. Pro: Possibility of getting an EWR base? That would be my next choice after ATL because my parents live 30 minutes from EWR. There's no better crash pad than mom's basement! What are your thoughts? What other factors should I be considering? Thanks in advance for your advice!