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Old 09-17-2018, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sargeanb
Thanks for the responses. It's always tough to gauge from the outside looking in, but it sounds pretty rough at AS at the moment. I hope things change for the better for you all soon. Yes, I have grown pretty comfortable here...decent money, driving to work, 15-16 off a month, and some leverage since we are feeling the effects of the pilot shortage at the regional level. I can't complain. I suppose I'll continue waiting for the legacies or SWA to call. Thanks again.
I wouldn’t base a major decision like that off what the haters on this thread say.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:54 AM
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They won’t fix the problem, but if you reapply with a different email, you can still get your app in.
I received an email reply from the Alaska Hiring board saying that I checked “no” on my High School graduation... I graduated and can not imagine how I could have made that mistake.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by saundej
I received an email reply from the Alaska Hiring board saying that I checked “no” on my High School graduation... I graduated and can not imagine how I could have made that mistake.
You and several other people, apparently. You'd think they would start to get the idea that something is wrong.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:18 AM
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It won’t be fixed because Alaska never makes mistakes and is never wrong. It’s your fault and you need to prove you really want to work here and have what it takes to be an AS pilot
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by OCCP
It won’t be fixed because Alaska never makes mistakes and is never wrong. It’s your fault and you need to prove you really want to work here and have what it takes to be an AS pilot
I’d suggest you go find another job, but I suspect you and I both know you’re never going to be offered one. Maybe get a life and the possibility of broader concerns? Spewing hate all day at an entity that literally doesn’t give a flying f*ck what you think seems like a huge waste of life and happiness.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:01 AM
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What are the odds they’d pickup a guy without any 121 time?
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by saundej
I received an email reply from the Alaska Hiring board saying that I checked “no” on my High School graduation... I graduated and can not imagine how I could have made that mistake.
Congratulations on your accomplishment. Good luck in your future endeavors.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by esa17
What are the odds they’d pickup a guy without any 121 time?
They'll tell you that you don't need 121 time to get hired. But then one of the first questions a recruiter will ask you is, "So, do you have any 121 time?"

I know of people who have been hired without 121 time. One of them had a personal connection to the system chief pilot. The other lived in Anchorage.

Most of my career has been in 135. I have a couple thousand hours of multiengine jet PIC time including 17 years of flying in and around Southeast Alaska. I've been applying to Alaska continuously since at least 2012. I've been to the various recruiting events. The first time I made any headway with them was the first time I reapplied (which happens on a roughly annual basis) after getting a 121 job and stopped going to the recruiting events.

You do the math.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by esa17
What are the odds they’d pickup a guy without any 121 time?


My class about a year ago had three people with only 135 experience including myself. It was a class of 12. If you put in the work at job fairs and you have PIC Jet time, I think your chances are still fairly good.


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Old 09-19-2018, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jet J
I wouldn’t base a major decision like that off what the haters on this thread say.
I would. Anyone defending Alaska has their head in the sand. Every American, Delta, Southwest, United guy I have in my jumpseat is happy. Almost everyone at our company isn’t. It’s real simple.
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