I interviewed way back in March, job offer pending the type in May, Finished my type on 22 Oct and was called the next day to say I was complete and in the pool. The May to Oct delay was for short trip up the road to AAL. Fortunately they furloughed me before my 6 months ran out allowing me to go to SWA where I should have gone in the first place! 650 next year would be awesome! That would mean 2 classes a month all year at least. I'm guessing 150-175 above me in the pool but who knows. Jennifer said that if she was given info about future classes that they would call us to give us poolies an approximate start date. Right now the only firm dates she has been told about are the Jan classes though. Hope to see you there!
I entered the pool on 11/8/01. I heard a rumor from a few different people that SWA was only planning to hire to match attrition for next year. Are you hearing plans of expansion and aircraft aquisition? I was thinking it might take 6 months to a year to get a class date being so far towards the bottom of the pool. I know everyone's guessing, but do you think that's a realistic guess from what you're hearing?
i believe that the current load factors and yields will be sufficient enough for SWA to take the aircraft that were supposed to be delivered, also they were very short staffed prior to 9/11, per chief pilot by as much as 175 range. My 2 cents
I'd like to hear from anyone who has been called for a January class as to when you got your type, or if you already had it, when you got called. I finished my type on 9/11 (no kidding), and am curious as to where I fall in the heap.
See you all in class!
Sure happy to hear your exciting news. Congratulations on landing the big job. I hope the future is bright for you guys and lets hope that things start turning around for more guys trying to make it to the majors..
Just heard from Jennifer, just found out that they now are having classes till April , two per month, except one in February. She was not able to tell me if I would be in one of those due to the fact that she had just found this out. Great news!!! I also believe that since these classes are being held you will see SWA take delivery of their a/c in the not to distant future.
If all of you that were in the originally scheduled class of sept27 and were all ready to go the first week of july, then it would be a good estimate that there was a two month wait period(ie 100+-pool guys). What do you think of my formula?
It would seem that SWA is moving really fast right now..I talked with Jennifer and she said no classes after Jan..A few hours later shes saying that they have classes planned thru April..Lets hope by the end of the week we all get the call...
I interviewed on May 15th..
Passed board third week in June..
Got type on August 14th...
Got call from SWA saying i was in the pool August 16..
Got funky "dont leave your present job" letter a week later...
Was told November for a class date in late August..
Talked to SWA today..Was told i wouldnt make the January classes..But that was before all the other changes that happened later today..
So...WHo knows for sure..Ive got sources that have said two classes of 26 per month thru end of April..