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Old 09-14-2018, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by thwhite2000 View Post
I had the same issue this morning. I emailed the recruiting department and they replied to inform me that I was disqualified because I indicated that I did not have a HS diploma or equivalent. I reviewed all of my answers and I swear I did not mark that question wrong.

I would email them and ask. At least that would be another data point to show a problem with the app process.

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So I just got a response from Alaska concerning my application being rejected.

It was for the same reason stated above......"no high school diploma or equivalent".........I too reviewed my answers and had marked that question "yes"

The response from Alaska indicates that there is nothing that can be done about it now. The answers are locked in and cannot be changed!

So basically....."No soup for you! NEXT!"
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:25 PM
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That response proves they just donít care.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:59 PM
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It is not. Also, this is not a good place to be. Some are even leaving Alaska to go to regionals.

I know it seems like itís impossible, but your quality of life will suffer considerably by coming here.
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Hello all,

I'm a 12th year regional capt, and I'm curious about Alaska Airlines, considering the hiring window just opened. I've never looked there before, as I've always lived in the midwest and considered the bases just too far away. However, I'd be willing to move to Oregon/Washington. Is SEA or PDX possible right out of training? From what I've heard Alaska seems like a good place to be, but I see a lot of grumblings here with regards to the relationship with mgmt, the contract and job security. Although, I see those same complaints just about everywhere on this site😁 Is the job worth a move across the country? Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by opdeliber View Post
It is not. Also, this is not a good place to be. Some are even leaving Alaska to go to regionals.

I know it seems like itís impossible, but your quality of life will suffer considerably by coming here.
Disclaimer: I'm not an Alaska pilot

While I find it shocking that there are pilots doing that, they are doing it for PIC time. The poster seems to have enough of that now.

For the OP, even if QOL will be similar, at least Alaska is its own carrier. The former RJ pilots I've talked to jumpseating tend to say it is better than the regionals, even with all the problems.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:10 PM
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How long would it take to hold LAX?
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by saywhat View Post
So basically....."No soup for you! NEXT!"
Yeah, pretty much.

The application process at Alaska is a big turnoff. Unlike other places, you can't update. You have to wait for them to dump the last set of applications and reapply. Fortunately, the application is pretty simple. But as you've seen, their own apparent errors can lock you out and they seem uninterested in addressing it.

Then there's jumping through hoops just to get called for an interview. They do this "meet & greet", which is essentially the interview before the interview. If you're invited, you have to make your way to Seattle (I live there, but there's still working around work schedules) for a 10-minute meet with somebody that is little more than you get at any other recruiting event except that if they like you, they say you can expect to hear something soon about "next steps", i.e. a call for an actual interview. They called one bunch to interview after the last one before they freaked out about the 1Q loss and stopped hiring. The last contact said that they had filled classes for the summer, but we could expect to hear something in the fall. "Reapply" is what I heard.
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Originally Posted by Baradium View Post
Disclaimer: I'm not an Alaska pilot

While I find it shocking that there are pilots doing that, they are doing it for PIC time. The poster seems to have enough of that now.

For the OP, even if QOL will be similar, at least Alaska is its own carrier. The former RJ pilots I've talked to jumpseating tend to say it is better than the regionals, even with all the problems.
Yes absolutely itís better than a regional, from the same position. From a 12 year position who holds all weekends off, holidays off, days off with kids, max vacation accrual. Etc. This guy probably gets good non rev benefits with a major.

Heís going to step into years of reserve(remember we arenít growing), stalled seniority progression, bad schedules once you get a line (12-13 days off), loss of decent non rev benefits, etc. IMHO itís a huge sacrifice for somewhere you should be planning on leaving. Yes the pay is better but THATíS IT. Iím only arguing that you should wait it out, do your carrer a favor. If you already lived in an AS base it might make sense, the the OP is talking about uprooting his life for mediocrity.
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Originally Posted by flysooner9 View Post
How long would it take to hold LAX?

SEA LAX and ANC all possible out of training, with the majority of new hires going to SEA.



PDX takes about a year.



No idea about SFO since we're hiring into Boeing.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
SEA LAX and ANC all possible out of training, with the majority of new hires going to SEA.



PDX takes about a year.



No idea about SFO since we're hiring into Boeing.
Minor edit: ANC took about six months for my classmates, they pretty much filled it up with locals and it's not growing so it could be a while longer than 6months now.

PDX has gone increasingly senior, 1.5 years for the junior people who were recently awarded it and looking more like 2 years going forward.

Mostly SEA slots with a few LAX for new hires.

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If you think the application process needs work wait till you use crew access for trip trades!
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