That's correct. The numbers are still vague, but hiring will begin in the late fall to cover training for the Airbus that begins next spring. I've heard anywhere from 30 to 48, but your mileage may vary. The first A330 is supposed to be here the last half of April 2010, and the second a month later.I was recently told by crew planning to expect a bid in the summer with hiring in the fall.
Just heard of another bid coming out, possibly by next week. 6 Captain slots HNL 767, 2 Captain slots SEA 767, and unknown FO positions. I really don't know if this will include hiring, or if it's just another 'shuffle' like the crew planning department is so fond of. When I hear something, I'll let all of you know.
I'm not positive what the minimums are, although you'll need at least ATP quals since they type everyone in the 767 if you get it, because you need it to be an IRO.What are Hawaiian's typical requirements when they are hiring? How possible (impossible?) is it to get on with them if you have no connections at the company and with Hawaii?