You could go to Delta and have an 18-20 year upgrade, make 33 percent less than a pilot at Southwest, work more days than a Southwest pilot, and still think you are better off because the Southwest pilots have to fly the 737 the rest of their careers while you can fly many different airplanes.
Epic!!! You left out the new bucket system though... This post is a reality and will be for the foreseeable future. In 8 years if you get hired you might see a 12 year upgrade, assuming we aren't 7,000 pilots by then. Lots of assumptions, not seeing growth as one of them.
Thank you for your interest in the First Officer position at Southwest Airlines during the October 2011 application window. Southwest is fortunate to receive interest from many qualified Candidates for the limited number of open Pilot positions at a given time. At this time, the October 2011 application window is closed and all interviews have been conducted for our First Quarter 2012 class dates.
After careful consideration, you were not selected at this time to move forward in our hiring process. You are welcome to apply when Southwest has First Officer openings in the future, through www.southwest.com/careers during a future Pilot hiring event.
We wish you success in your career endeavors and thank you again for your interest in Southwest Airlines.
Sorry to see they still haven't worded it better. I am with 1 seat in that we are scratching our heads wondering what personnel is looking at.
Again, did you have a type?
Stuck in the 737 forever. Woe is me.