Just to let you all know, SkyWest cancelled ALL new hire classes thru the 1st of the year. This may change at any time. Heard that they still were conducting interviews but not for classes, just filling up the pool.
We just got a memo that said DAL is reducing their sched 20% in Jan and UAL is going to reduce the Bro flying, so they're gonna hold off on classes until they get the final schedules so they can plan for staffing adequately.
We still have 13 RJs coming in Jan/Feb, and they just announced another 22 jets on order today (SKYW or ASA to receive them, not yet announced), so I really wouldn't loose too much sleep over it. I think they're just trying to keep staffing on the lean side and don't want to over-hire. It might delay your class a month or two, but I'd bet a Corona (3.2%, that is) you'll be in SLC enjoying a Mexican food coma at The Red Iguana in no time.
If the past is any guide, expect us to be understaffed in a month or two, all vacations denied, and memos from on top about running full classes every three weeks to cover this "unexpected" shortage...
I'd say not to do it. They've got plenty of people to inteview with mins and more, and I always thought people who did that would fail one of the first tests of the interview: the ability to read and follow directions.
Besides, I've never heard of anyone getting on with less than published mins.
The same thing happend when United filled CH11. A 2 month slowdown until United decided what they wanted done, then it was full speed ahead. I would hope this is the same. Just a slow down until Delta gets it's plan together and then full speed.:0