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Kapitanleutnant
07-06-2017, 11:30 PM
Will we have to vacate the rooms at the hotel during our days off while in training, or do we keep the same room for the two months straight?

Thanks in advance

Kap


at6d
07-07-2017, 12:25 AM
You can keep it.

MG386
07-07-2017, 12:25 AM
When I went through training in January, they told us to not check out, even if we had several days off. It makes things easier for all parties. The room is booked for 2 months straight.
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Proximity
07-07-2017, 09:01 AM
Will we have to vacate the rooms at the hotel during our days off while in training, or do we keep the same room for the two months straight?

They'd prefer you never leave, we were told this multiple times during training that they want you to "stay focused" by not going home. Another thing was that we had training on many Saturday's seriously limiting the opportunities to get home. While I'm not complaining, I wish they were more upfront about this before class started. I was expecting a more laid back training schedule similar to competing airlines.

e6bpilot
07-07-2017, 09:20 AM
They'd prefer you never leave, we were told this multiple times during training that they want you to "stay focused" by not going home. Another thing was that we had training on many Saturday's seriously limiting the opportunities to get home. While I'm not complaining, I wish they were more upfront about this before class started. I was expecting a more laid back training schedule similar to competing airlines.



This is the polar opposite of my experience a few years ago. We were encouraged to "sharpen the saw" by going home on weekends (we did work one Saturday, which happened to be July 4th weekend) and as long as we showed up on Monday ready to go were treated like the adults we were. Sorry to hear that mentality has changed.

at6d
07-07-2017, 09:56 AM
Don't forget to sign up for whatever points are available. For example, the hotel I stayed in gave points for food purchases and if they didn't have to clean your room. I got a few free nights later on during my commute.

RJSAviator76
07-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Keep the same room throughout training, definitely sign up for points, and tell them they don't need to clean it every day.

There's gonna be some changes in training in the very near future. I don't know if they're starting AQP with newhires yet, but I do know that if you're typed, you'll have a breeze of a time in training. Also, I think newhires starting this month or next month are not gonna be trained in Classic. Maybe someone can give us updated info.

I went home just about every weekend. One thing to remember, you'll need at least 4 jumpseat legs before going to the sim, what better way to get those than going home?

CODs4ever
07-07-2017, 10:10 AM
Keep the same room throughout training, definitely sign up for points, and tell them they don't need to clean it every day.

There's gonna be some changes in training in the very near future. I don't know if they're starting AQP with newhires yet, but I do know that if you're typed, you'll have a breeze of a time in training. Also, I think newhires starting this month or next month are not gonna be trained in Classic. Maybe someone can give us updated info.

I went home just about every weekend. One thing to remember, you'll need at least 4 jumpseat legs before going to the sim, what better way to get those than going home?

I like your way of thinking. I definitely want to get home to cooler weather if I can on the weekends. Dallas will be hot in August.

barabek
07-07-2017, 01:31 PM
I like your way of thinking. I definitely want to get home to cooler weather if I can on the weekends. Dallas will be hot in August.

I went through training recently (April, May). No need to stress about going home at all. As said above, you need to do jumpseat observations. I went home every time I had more than 1 day off and never felt pressure or discouragement from anyone. On top of that, training is long and not really that hard. There's a lot of downtime, especially if you come from another 121 carrier. Take it easy, relax, go home on days off, you're gonna be fine. Enjoy it...

WDEInTexas
07-07-2017, 04:16 PM
Speaking of training, can any of you guys that have been there perhaps elaborate on a typical schedule?

How long is the ground school portion before sims start and then what is the typical schedule with those?

Business casual for the dress code on the first day?

Thanks for any insight.

ROFF
07-07-2017, 05:14 PM
Wondering about dress myself.

Being mid 40s, married, 2 kids, and 2 dogs, I have an impressive wardrobe. I just dont want to make everyone else in class look bad and distract all of the ladies :)

WDEInTexas
07-07-2017, 05:19 PM
Wondering about dress myself.

Being mid 40s, married, 2 kids, and 2 dogs, I have an impressive wardrobe. I just dont want to make everyone else in class look bad and distract all of the ladies :)

Well played.

Smooth at FL450
07-07-2017, 05:38 PM
Wondering about dress myself.

Being mid 40s, married, 2 kids, and 2 dogs, I have an impressive wardrobe. I just dont want to make everyone else in class look bad and distract all of the ladies :)

You may want to leave your white New Balance sneakers at home...just to be safe ;-)

Warhawg01
07-07-2017, 05:47 PM
Coat and tie (or whatever you wore to your interview) on Day 1 -- smile for your purdy ID picture. Pretty lax every day after. Collared shirt, decent pants, to include jeans (sans holes). Shoes you don't mow the lawn in. So I guess that's business casual-light. As of six months ago, spouses are invited Day 1. I recommend it if you can swing it.

Again, a few months old: all classroom for the first month and change. Some virtual trainers and then sims (6, plus a PC then a LOFT) for the rest. Not sure how that will change with Classic going away. It was 2 Classic and 4 NG. Typed guys have more days off.

All New Hires now stay at the Hilton Anatole, which is pretty nice, from what I hear. They should provide a bus to/from the hotel, which is great during the front half. Having your own car for sims is way better. They should send all this info and more a few weeks out from your class start.

WDEInTexas
07-07-2017, 06:04 PM
Thanks a LOT Warhawg!

Telling my wife I would get the info soon enough was NOT satiating her need for an idea of what the schedule would be like in training.

WDEInTexas
07-07-2017, 06:09 PM
One more question.

Is the classroom part 5 days a week?

Smooth at FL450
07-07-2017, 10:04 PM
One more question.

Is the classroom part 5 days a week?

Expect 6 days a week for the first couple of weeks, unfortunately.

WDEInTexas
07-08-2017, 03:34 AM
Expect 6 days a week for the first couple of weeks, unfortunately.

Thanks Smooth.

Skyward
09-22-2017, 07:17 PM
Do they provide positive space travel to go home on days off, or are you on your own with space available? Be nice to have a guaranteed ride back to class.

Peacock
09-22-2017, 07:34 PM
Do they provide positive space travel to go home on days off, or are you on your own with space available? Be nice to have a guaranteed ride back to class.

On your own, and you're required to observe four flights from the jumpseat.

Skyward
09-22-2017, 08:37 PM
On your own, and you're required to observe four flights from the jumpseat.

Thanks!

Can you pre-list for that JS or first come / first served?

Twinjetav8r
09-23-2017, 07:15 AM
You lost for a flight like a non Rev, check in 24 hours prior online. Then it is awarded to whoever is at the gate agent first an hour before. No seniority.


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Smokey23
09-23-2017, 08:03 AM
It's gonna continue to evolve with the on-going move to the new Training Center, but when I was back for recurrent last month (all three days at the old TC), I heard there are five brand-new -800 sims now up & running at the new TC and that they are being used mainly for training new-hires.

at6d
09-23-2017, 11:43 PM
We are using them for AQP as well. Was just there.



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