A Crashpad is a temporary lodging accommodation for flight crews with
other flight crew members. Each Crashpad room will usually have two to
six beds using single and bunk beds. You can rent out a bed to one flight
crew member for a fixed price or alternate the bed for anyone to use which
is know as "hot sheeting". It's called "hot sheeting" since it's still
warm from the last person that slept there. This is the least preferred
type of crashpad but the least expensive of the crashpads.
Another type of Crashpad is the room for rent. There are some flight
crew members that prefer to rent a room for themselves instead of sharing
it with other flight crew members. This type of Crashpad is usually done
by pilots or f/a's who want to room with one another as roommates, having
their own bed and room. We will list this type of crashpad as long as it's not too expensive.
Most flight crew members usually prefer to have a crashpad
with other flight crew members and NOT
the public. The room or bed for rent needs to be inexpensive. For example, if you have a room for rent you might want to list it
with two single beds or even two bunk beds. Why would you do that? It is cheaper for the flight crew person to split the
cost two ways or even four ways instead of just renting out a whole room. The power is in the numbers for both the crashpad owner
and flight crew persons.
Length of stay:
A crashpad renters stay at any crashpad should be
no more than 8 times a month, more than that they should pay for a full
months rent. The term of stay is usually a short term, 6 months or long
term about a year (Don't use
a year lease. Use a month to month contract if necessary).
Flight crews are basically month to month for the short term. The Master
Padder(TM) is the exception to this rule. This is
the person (flight crew member) other than the owner of the crashpad. This
person controls the crashpad, collects the rents and maintains the crashpad
premises. The Master Padders(TM) rent is half off
A crashpad price is usually based on a single
bed except for a room for rent. A crashpad that has "hot sheets" will normally
receive 2/3 the price of a regular crashpad price.
LAX Crashpad Example:
Personal crashpad® - $125 to $200 (monthly)
Hot sheet crashpad® - $75 to $150 (monthly)
Are you renting a room?
This can be
a crashpad and we will accept a room for
rent but it must not be over priced. We reserve the right not to list a
"room for rent". We are a crashpad listing service for flight crews and
not a apartment rental company. "We specialize
in assisting flight crews in locating low cost housing."
Are you renting a bed?
a basic crashpad. We except all listings of this type. We reserve the right
not to list or remove a crashpad that is known to have or has been reported
to have problems or unsanitary conditions.