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Some questions about Southwest. Thanks in advance!

Benefits Question
1. How much per month for good insurance for a family of 4?
2. What are the details on the stock purchase plan?
3. What rate do you earn vacation
Reserve Questions
1. What is the reserve schedule per days off?
2. What are the reserve call out periods?
3. Is there a 24 hr call out?
Miscellaneous
1. What bases are currently the most junior for First Officers?
2. Are there any rumors of new bases and/or closures / downsizing?
3. How long do you have to stay at the junior base before transfer is available? (average time)
4. What is the min. daily guarantee?
5. What are most trips like (credit, total length, day length)
6. Do you think SWA is safe?
 

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Your last question shows how ignorant you really are...please tell us your not asking these b/c your heading to an interview....I like to think they dont interview morons like you.

PS....on second thought....do the industry a favor and just stay where you are.
 
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Some questions about Southwest. Thanks in advance!

Benefits Question
1. $65
2. Don't buy airline stock.
3. 2 weeks day one, three weeks yr 5, 4 weeks yr 10 or 15
1. ? I think you mean how many days off do you get? res goes 16-19 days on res per month.
2. am/pm 2hr
3. No
Miscellaneous
1. Oak
2. Yes
3. Long enough, months, maybe years
4. 6/6.5 res/line
5. 3 day pay 19-20 tfp
6. Haven't crashed one since awhile ago, oh you mean safe as in job security?




No.

I guess the search button was broke...
 

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Some questions about Southwest. Thanks in advance!

Benefits Question
1. How much per month for good insurance for a family of 4?
2. What are the details on the stock purchase plan?
3. What rate do you earn vacation
Reserve Questions
1. What is the reserve schedule per days off?
2. What are the reserve call out periods?
3. Is there a 24 hr call out?
Miscellaneous
1. What bases are currently the most junior for First Officers?
2. Are there any rumors of new bases and/or closures / downsizing?
3. How long do you have to stay at the junior base before transfer is available? (average time)
4. What is the min. daily guarantee?
5. What are most trips like (credit, total length, day length)
6. Do you think SWA is safe?

Question 6:

No man ,they are the devil!

Stay far, far away for your safety do not, I repeat do not dare apply!

(Man, just when you thought you heard it all....)

Oh, that kind of safe? Use protection....
Wait a minute you mean job security?
Thats what those guys in the blue shirts with
the shiny new badges are for... your safety.
Sorry your ambiguity confused me!

INMHO~I think SWA might be the safest bet out there....
 
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I would say they are very safe, however upgrade time for a new hire is a long, long time.
 

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I would say they are very safe, however upgrade time for a new hire is a long, long time.
True, but then is there a short, short time to upgrade at any major airline these days?
 

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Your last question shows how ignorant you really are...please tell us your not asking these b/c your heading to an interview....I like to think they dont interview morons like you.

PS....on second thought....do the industry a favor and just stay where you are.
OurMoney,

Perhaps you are showing your own ignorance. ANYONE who thinks they are safe in this industry are sorely mistaken!
While I believe that SWA is very well positioned (today), I will never take that for granted...ever.
 

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OurMoney,

Perhaps you are showing your own ignorance. ANYONE who thinks they are safe in this industry are sorely mistaken!
While I believe that SWA is very well positioned (today), I will never take that for granted...ever.

Well said....

I understand your concern. There is NO airline that is 'safe'. None, zilch, zero..

However, SWA is the gorilla and will be so for some time. Long enough to eke out a career in this shi&ty profession? Only who knows.... Do your friggin homework and look at the METRICs of every airline. I mean: liquidity, market cap, analysist reports, etc. do you homework... Decide for yourself, it is an easy decision: SWA. FEDEX, UPS..... that is it, I don't care what ANYone else says.... That is about the most stable you'll find. Everything else is:


RISK vs REWARD

good luck sucka,
TC

Pickleball anyone????????? SERVE!!!!!!!!!!
 
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i'd rather be an f/o at SWA making $150k a year for a long time than an f/o at another airline making $70k for a long time...
 

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Thank you for your time scoreboardII. I appreciate it. I did search but didn't enjoy sifting through everyone putting people down as is the usual per every topic on this site. FI gods, please forgive me for posting a group of specific questions in one place.
 

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Do your friggin homework and look at the METRICs of every airline. I mean: liquidity, market cap, analysist reports, etc. do you homework...
That is the best advice I've heard anyone give, I think ever, about which airline to work for.

-Goose
 

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Well said....

I understand your concern. There is NO airline that is 'safe'. None, zilch, zero..

However, SWA is the gorilla and will be so for some time. Long enough to eke out a career in this shi&ty profession? Only who knows.... Do your friggin homework and look at the METRICs of every airline. I mean: liquidity, market cap, analysist reports, etc. do you homework... Decide for yourself, it is an easy decision: SWA. FEDEX, UPS..... that is it, I don't care what ANYone else says.... That is about the most stable you'll find. Everything else is:


RISK vs REWARD

good luck sucka,
TC

Pickleball anyone????????? SERVE!!!!!!!!!!

Don't you have some studying to be doing?

Ridgemont sucks, Lincoln rules.:beer:
 

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I'd say as far as airlines go SWA is the most safe. That said, it looks like with the January cutbacks that furloughs are possible if people don't take enough military leave ect.

It appears that a new hire starting today can plan on being on reserve in Oakland for the next two years since with zero growth for '09 and a 6% cutback in Jan that no newhires will be coming down the pipe. So let's say that new hire classes start in mid '10, it will take a few months to get them on the line and bump you off reserve. Therefore a new hire is probably looking at sitting reserve in Oakland until 2011.
 

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I'd say as far as airlines go SWA is the most safe. That said, it looks like with the January cutbacks that furloughs are possible if people don't take enough military leave ect.

It appears that a new hire starting today can plan on being on reserve in Oakland for the next two years since with zero growth for '09 and a 6% cutback in Jan that no newhires will be coming down the pipe. So let's say that new hire classes start in mid '10, it will take a few months to get them on the line and bump you off reserve. Therefore a new hire is probably looking at sitting reserve in Oakland until 2011.
Perhaps while on Oakland, you can take them across the bridge to San Francisco to the "gay pride" parade that you'll be in.
 

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I agree that the young lads coming aboard today are in for a looooooooooong hitch of reserve on the west coast.

I do not agree with "possible" furloughs. Not based on the current plan. I'd like to think we'd keep the no furlough label alive and well.

Gup
 

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It's probably tough for Capt with 2 alimonies, child support, airplane, 2 houses, and a boat to give up on picking up open time. It seems like those guys would sell out a junior guy to maintian their lifestyle. Which decision do think a Capt would make: Take a 10% cut in block hours and sell the yacht, or screw the newhire, furlough him and the Capt can still pick up open time?
 

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SWA is going to talk furlough to get the pilots to drop thier request for a cost of living raise.
They are going to get their 5 year pay freeze which will drop SWA pilot pay back below the legacies, just as the CEO who thinks SWA pilots are overpaid desires.
They will get to renig on an agreed upon section of the codeshare TA before the contract is even vetted to the masses so they can outsource SWA flying to third parties via code share agreements to all the places they don't want to invest in, yet want to reap the revenue.
You read it here first.
Interesting times...




Or I could be wrong.
 

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That said, it looks like with the January cutbacks that furloughs are possible if people don't take enough military leave ect.

My buddy just got called this morning for an October interview. I doubt we are on the verge of furloughing anyone. You are a dip********************!
 

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That said, it looks like with the January cutbacks that furloughs are possible if people don't take enough military leave ect.

My buddy just got called this morning for an October interview. I doubt we are on the verge of furloughing anyone. You are a dip********************!

Furlough until you hire; Hire until you furlough.
 
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