1. I would fly ships to locations. I don't expect those would be the actual ships of the pilots who needed transfers else they would never populate in Solo. It would be a mission to build on the concept of ship transfers if ship transfers were done that way.Other aspects of this discussion aside, this bit makes no sense. When your ship is being transferred to your current location, one of two things is happening.
1. You've posted an advert for a pilot to fly your ship to your current location, in which case it should take as long as it would take an average pilot to fly your ship to your location, not magically give your ship the longest possible jump range.
2. You've requested that your ship be shipped to you within the hold of a massive transport vessel capable of carrying at least one, if not multiple ships, within its cargo bay. Why should this type of ship (a T-42?) have the jump range of an uber-lightweight stripped-down exploraconda?
2. Because all ships will have the same transfer time and it should be based on the fastest transfer to avoid penalizing people who have built for higher jump range. Else it wouldn't be "at least as fast as piloting it" for all commanders.