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Old 10-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #1  
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What's the scoop? Bueller? Bueller?


I'm still holding my breath.
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Don't hold you breath! Haha. Haven't heard a word lately...
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #3  
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Still filling classes from the pool. Hopefully another bid in the near term, to drain the pool and kickstart another interview round.
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I'm still holding my breath.

~20 left in hiring pool, next class in November with the possibility of putting the remainder of the pool in training before Christmas.

Interviews in 2014 for in excess of 30 pilots, final 2014 number to be determined by fleet size and retirements.
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I'm still holding my breath.
On Oct 29. 4 males 2 females, started class. From USAF, Skywest, Horizon and Allegiant. + 3 returning from LOA. AS seems to hire a good mix of folks. Slow hiring should continue. I would not expect more than 50-80 next year. And that would be a lot.

AS is small, fiscally conservative. Hiring is slow, growth is slow. They just posted the best quarterly earnings ever in the history of the company. Upgrades are about 12 years. We have a fairly young pilot group. Not a lot of retirements. If you want to work here living in the west at an online station would be best. In a base even better. Schedules for commuting are not that great.

I was at several airlines in the 80's, living in the east and was glad to be hired here. I was unemployed and sleeping in my car. There were times I thought about leaving but glad I didn't. Overall it's a pretty good place to work. But If I lived east of DEN and did not want to move.... Other airlines are starting to hire and you would probably be happier somewhere else. Commuting sucks. I know I do it.

IMO in the next 5 years AS will probably be bought by someone bigger (DL would be my first choice) or will buy someone else.

They are very picky right now on who they hire because they can be. Lots of super qualified people. but it should loosen up in the next year or so.

Good luck.
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I was at several airlines in the 80's, living in the east and was glad to be hired here. I was unemployed and sleeping in my car. There were times I thought about leaving but glad I didn't. Overall it's a pretty good place to work. But If I lived east of DEN and did not want to move.... Other airlines are starting to hire and you would probably be happier somewhere else. Commuting sucks. I know I do it.



Good luck.

Thanks man. I live in ANC and have no desire to migrate to the states. ANC always seems to be an over-saturated place when it comes to pilots.
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I'm still holding my breath.
Just heard from a fairly reliable source… Hiring window will open around January- February. Conservative hiring estimates about 60 in 2014 with 60 upgrades.
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IMO in the next 5 years AS will probably be bought by someone bigger (DL would be my first choice) or will buy someone else.
Any carrier that has the balance sheet to buy AS will have the seniority to eventually displace a large percentage of AS employees...it will be back to sleeping in cars for many.

New class of 6 starts next week. Position bid later this month will determine when the remainder of the pool starts training. Still a lot of optimism to get one or two December classes.
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Anyone who has an active application should ensure it is current.

"Reliable" source said resumes are currently being reviewed for a near term interview...maybe before end of year. Number to interview was not disclosed.

--Good Luck!
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How? From what I know, once you submit your app, there is no more chance to edit it.
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