En Route 12/27/18

FutureATC

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Hey Everyone,

I just received an offer and accepted my class date for the 27th of December 2018. Is anyone else doing this class? If so let me know as I am trying to find a roommate?
 

FutureATC

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I’m in this class. Booked at IB
Out of curiosity what made you decide to do IB instead of Kims, Anaatole, or even Air BnB? And awesome! Glad people are responding to this post already.

Also in this class. I'm looking at bringing camper, still considering all options tho.
Yeah I am trying to figure what would be the best route to take since I will have my vehicle with me.
 

Alyssabc

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Out of curiosity what made you decide to do IB instead of Kims, Anaatole, or even Air BnB? And awesome! Glad people are responding to this post already.
I considered those options. I wanted to do an Air BnB but most of them didn’t have laundry and it would have been a pain. IB having the $45 a day for my own place with food seemed to be the best option.
 

FutureATC

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I considered those options. I wanted to do an Air BnB but most of them didn’t have laundry and it would have been a pain. IB having the $45 a day for my own place with food seemed to be the best option.
Yeah laundry would definitely be a necessary amenity. I'll have to see if there is any that do offer if not I'll most likely end up choosing IB.
 

mlino

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Goth this class date as well, how long did it take for all of you to get your FOL after getting the class date?
 

FutureATC

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Goth this class date as well, how long did it take for all of you to get your FOL after getting the class date?
It didn't take long at all, as in the next day. There's a big switch in terms of pace once I got fully cleared. Let me know where you plan on lodging. I think I am leaning towards Kim's as it seems to be the cheapest/best option right now.
 

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I considered those options. I wanted to do an Air BnB but most of them didn’t have laundry and it would have been a pain. IB having the $45 a day for my own place with food seemed to be the best option.
I suggest you look elsewhere. I’m at IB right now and it’s pretty shitty and a little far from the academy. And I’m only paying 35.71 a day which if you decide to stay get a better rate. Kim’s place is 10x nicer, half the distance to the academy and only $39 a day.
 

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Go to Kim’s. I’m about halfway through. Once you finish basics you’ll want to be close to people you can study with. Most people go there for good reason. I literally drive to Kim’s daily to study with the majority of my class who lives there. You might get lucky and have a study group at Isola Bella, but it’s not as nice. Anatole has been an extended nightmare to the point we all joke about how awful every aspect of my experience has been living here. The pics of Anatole are really pretty, but I’ve been fighting a cockroach and scorpion infestation from day one on top of the filth left from the last resident. It’s a pretty property built in a swamp. It’s constantly flooded and you don’t want to get me started on the property managers that run it. If you really want your own apartment, make sure you go through the property management companies listed on the preferred list and not directly through the Anatole website. You will regret it. If you’re torn I’ll give you my horror story, but really, no one lives here and if they start here, they move to Kim’s as soon as they can. Just go to Kim’s.
 

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I’m currently at Anatole booking through FAA rooms and am extremely pleased. My place is super clean and they took care of everything as well as provided everything
 

mlino

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It didn't take long at all, as in the next day. There's a big switch in terms of pace once I got fully cleared. Let me know where you plan on lodging. I think I am leaning towards Kim's as it seems to be the cheapest/best option right now.
I decided to stay at Anatole. Looked really nice and liked how close it was to the academy.
 

FutureATC

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I’m currently at Anatole booking through FAA rooms and am extremely pleased. My place is super clean and they took care of everything as well as provided everything
How long have you been there? And what do you pay for your daily rate if you don't mind me asking?
 

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How much did you pay per day to live there?
I’ve been here for a few weeks. It takes up my whole per diem for housing which is 57 I believe but I’d rather not worry about contracts and stuff at the moment and I wanted my own place cause I brought my wife
 

Alyssabc

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Does anyone know if we are allowed to rent a house instead of staying somewhere off the list FAA housing options?
 

DL0509

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You can but last I heard they weren't allowing reimbursements for AirBnB rentals. If you are looking for the cheapest route trying searching for FAA rentals on Craigslist, but be aware of the shady folks.
 

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You can but last I heard they weren't allowing reimbursements for AirBnB rentals. If you are looking for the cheapest route trying searching for FAA rentals on Craigslist, but be aware of the shady folks.
Yeah I was trying to find an alt to IB but like you mentioned, the person was super sketchy that was renting out
 

DL0509

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If you have a car I'd personally go with Kim's or Anatole. IB is nice for the food but it's a ways away from MMAC.
 

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First timers to the Academy get screwed. I have been an Instructor at the Academy for 5 years. The places most people mention to stay charge top dollar, all of a students per diem, to stay.....there are other options. Local rents for 1 bedroom average 800 per month....2 bedroom about 950......but if you look around....you can save a buck......Grenada Village, about 6 minutes from the MMAC gate.....has 2 bedroom modular homes they rent for around 900 per month....
 
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