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Old 06-14-2023, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by C340 View Post
In case anyone was curious about current hiring from the applicant end - I applied and attended a MTC event in January, I meet mins, internal rec, I keep updating my app, etc. Not long after the MTC event, one of the base chiefs told me that "its only a matter of time [before you receive an invitation to interview]" so hopefully thats true. I am aware of the current pause in hiring due to phasing out of the Airbus.

Yesterday was the first I heard from recruiting. They sent this email:

Has anyone been given an interview date recently?




I got the exact email yesterday as well... I guess they're just backed up from the Airbus shuffle... Heres to hoping..
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Old 07-03-2023, 11:50 AM
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I got the exact email yesterday as well... I guess they're just backed up from the Airbus shuffle... Heres to hoping..
Second this. Has anybody gotten an interview invite? I got the above email and a few weeks ago, my application finally changed from "received" to "under review". Seems like something is moving, just not sure if interviews are happening again.
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Old 07-04-2023, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxwel View Post
I got the exact email yesterday as well... I guess they're just backed up from the Airbus shuffle... Heres to hoping..
The “Airbus Shuffle” has not started yet. It will consume the remainder of the year at a minimum
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Old 07-04-2023, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 9mikemike View Post
The “Airbus Shuffle” has not started yet. It will consume the remainder of the year at a minimum
They're really making headway on that 600 hires this year, aren't they?

Hopefully they will at least be thinking ahead and interview/hire sometime soon to begin training early 2024.
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Old 07-04-2023, 02:16 PM
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They're really making headway on that 600 hires this year, aren't they?

Hopefully they will at least be thinking ahead and interview/hire sometime soon to begin training early 2024.
Alaska Airlines tends to react far more than think ahead.
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:20 PM
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600 new hires….Who said that. If it was a chief pilot or anyone in recruiting then you listened to a bad source. They along with the training department have no clue. Nor have they ever. We decide how many we will hire at the end of the year. For the year just passed. That is the only accurate info out there. Dec 31 2023- we will know our hiring goal for 2023
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Old 07-06-2023, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by 9mikemike View Post
600 new hires….Who said that. If it was a chief pilot or anyone in recruiting then you listened to a bad source. They along with the training department have no clue. Nor have they ever. We decide how many we will hire at the end of the year. For the year just passed. That is the only accurate info out there. Dec 31 2023- we will know our hiring goal for 2023
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Old 07-06-2023, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 9mikemike View Post
600 new hires….Who said that. If it was a chief pilot or anyone in recruiting then you listened to a bad source. They along with the training department have no clue. Nor have they ever. We decide how many we will hire at the end of the year. For the year just passed. That is the only accurate info out there. Dec 31 2023- we will know our hiring goal for 2023
From what I heard, at Alaska you have an ALPA website where they have a membership link that they allow Alaska pilots to access. I guess there is a committee you have called “membership” and they post monthly attrition reports. Per the July attrition report, your committee members posted hiring plans and how many have been hired. They recently posted hiring goals of 620 and 217 have been hired already. Most of the newhires will begin training after the Airbus transitions complete training, which will be in the fall.

You seem to be the most knowledgeable person about everything Alaska does and doesn’t do. Does that sound like it’s “Fake News” posted by management pilots, training or recruiting on the ALPA website?
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Old 07-06-2023, 08:06 AM
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From what I heard, at Alaska you have an ALPA website where they have a membership link that they allow Alaska pilots to access. I guess there is a committee you have called “membership” and they post monthly attrition reports. Per the July attrition report, your committee members posted hiring plans and how many have been hired. They recently posted hiring goals of 620 and 217 have been hired already. Most of the newhires will begin training after the Airbus transitions complete training, which will be in the fall.

You seem to be the most knowledgeable person about everything Alaska does and doesn’t do. Does that sound like it’s “Fake News” posted by management pilots, training or recruiting on the ALPA website?
On a calendar, I hear there are 12 months. We are currently in the 7th of 12 months. It's what is called July. In August, the 8th month the Airbus pilots start training. The footprint is currently two months for Boeing to Boeing due to a month of delay for OE. I imagine that the August (8th month) Airbus to Boeing trainees will take at least 3 months but for fun lets call it two months. 8+2 = 10 lets say all Airbus pilots finish in the 10th month also called October. That leaves November the 11th month and December the 12th month to hire and train over 400 pilots.

In reality this is known as not possible.
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Old 07-06-2023, 10:22 AM
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On a calendar, I hear there are 12 months. We are currently in the 7th of 12 months. It's what is called July. In August, the 8th month the Airbus pilots start training. The footprint is currently two months for Boeing to Boeing due to a month of delay for OE. I imagine that the August (8th month) Airbus to Boeing trainees will take at least 3 months but for fun lets call it two months. 8+2 = 10 lets say all Airbus pilots finish in the 10th month also called October. That leaves November the 11th month and December the 12th month to hire and train over 400 pilots.

In reality this is known as not possible.
Sounds like the company had hiring goals to fill classes with 600 but weren’t able to hire enough applicants. Also, do you guys count hiring a pilot the same as completion of training for them? If they hired 50 in July (7) and 50 in August (8) and 50 in September (9), is it even possible to hire more? No airline is able to hire the remaining 250 pilots needed and train them within the double digit numbered months (see: Oct/Nov/Dec dba 10/11/12) of the year, that’s for sure.
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