I went through training in Oct '99. I finished up IOE on 1 Dec. There were classes going through during December. I haven't looked at the seniority list but I thought there were new classes that started in early Dec '99. They will reduce training during Dec to allow instructors/staff time off to enjoy the holidays.
Thanks abunch for the info, I start Terminal leave in Oct 02. It would be great to double dip for a few months till my terminal leave is up.
I have heard that some companies close their training shops Nov-Dec because of the Mad rush for Thanksgiving/Christmas. But it sounds from your info that historiclly SWA doesn't take all of Nov-Dec off if there is training to be accomplished.
I am guessing that I am somewhere between 150-200 on the Poolie list (you never know how many are on Stop Loss) . And I am hoping they deplete a bunch if classes start back up in July.
Thanks again, and I know classes are at the mercy of the economy, but it gives me something to start to make some tinitive plans around.
Last year classes were scheduled for 9/13 and 9/27 and in October as well. The 9/13 went basically as scheduled (tho guys had a couple days grace because air travel was shut down, but the DOH for everybody is 9/13), and the 9/27 slipped one week. Two more classes after that as well (don't recall the start dates off hand -- Oct or Nov I think). Hope that helps.