California Grad Student Commutes Via Plane To Go To Classes

Apparently, he saves up more through this method!

Bill, a graduate student from the University of California, has shared his story on a viral Reddit post claiming he survived living in Los Angeles and commuting to Berkeley University in California. "I knew I would go back to LA after graduation because I want to go back to my previous employer once I graduate," he said in a viral Reddit post titled ‘I survived living in LA and commuting to Cal by plane over the past academic year to save on rent, AMA.’

He noticed that the student housing near his university was worth $1,600 per month (without the utilities), and should he rent there, he would be required to stay for twelve months even though his program only lasts for ten. He believed he didn’t need to stay close, as his course didn’t require him to be on-site every day. 

He further explained that he purchased his tickets months in advance, and he can cancel flights the night before if his schedule changed because he has elite status with airlines Alaska and Southwest. “This is probably one of the craziest (things) I've done in my life," he said. "And I'm so glad I made it through, without missing ANY classes, that itself is a miracle."

Image credit: Vincent Lebis

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