Nothing else has changed in regards to the amount of AFTP's per quarter. You now have to request the days, get them approved and then e-sign them. Yes, this blows big time. The 105's were doing just fine.
which is not necessarily a good thing. In my opinion, it violates military equal opportunity. Had a few friends who tried to change units, and their bosses hosed them behind their backs for no reason. Flame away.
As a guardsman and airline pilot, I now live in domicile (Boston) with Jetblue. Moved to live in domicile about a year and a half ago. Reason: QoL, period, plus my career in the Guard was stagnating. My seniority allows me to bid day trips and pretty much days off that I want. In regards to mil leave, I take it only when I need it (deployments). I usually bid my UTA/AFTP's on my days off, and still manage to have a decent amount of days off with the family and pay the bills. Again, like with everybody else said, YMMV. I don't think I could commute, but if I had to, I would (i.e. we merge with another airline, etc.). There are guys I fly with who commute to both their job with us, AND to their Reserve/Guard jobs. My head nearly explodes when I meet these guys.
Not trying to show off, but merely point out that airlines are coming full circle from their 11 year suck period.