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V12Merlin
04-24-2018, 02:38 PM
To get hired at SW?

New/old guy checking in here would like to know.

Thanks


wrxpilot
04-24-2018, 02:40 PM
SWA has hired several people this age and older from my regional airline. So no, definitely not.

Squallrider
04-24-2018, 04:33 PM
No, southwest hires ppl of every background and they believe every persons backgrounds lends itself to improving culture and the class they are in. Apply and keep updating


V12Merlin
04-24-2018, 04:51 PM
Thank you gents.

saab2000
04-25-2018, 04:38 AM
I was interviewed and hired at 49 and started class at 50 years and 5 days. I felt like a kid in class because I loved being there. If you want to work at Southwest by all means apply and update. If your enthusiasm for what SWA means to you is in line with the company they will love to hire you.

Bobby
04-25-2018, 04:19 PM
I had a 53 year old in my class last year. Iíve even heard of a 58 year old recent new-hire. Go for it!


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Red Baron
04-25-2018, 04:23 PM
Not at all. I'm 53 and got the call today. I'm looking forward to working for a great company with super people.

Kapitanleutnant
04-25-2018, 04:33 PM
I was the ripe old age of 59.5 when hired!!!! So yes, it's certainly possible. It was a pain getting into the sim from my wheelchair, though! :-))

Kap

TransWorld
04-25-2018, 04:43 PM
I was the ripe old age of 59.5 when hired!!!! So yes, it's certainly possible. It was a pain getting into the sim from my wheelchair, though! :-))

Kap

Did they have a problem with your seeing eye dog sitting beside you?

Swingline78
04-25-2018, 11:44 PM
Oldest dude in our class is like 62

V12Merlin
04-26-2018, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the great info gents.

DawnPatrol
04-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Background - 2,100TT Part121/135, No Military. Question - Would I be better served staying 135 and building time slower or go to a 121 and accelerate my times to make me a competitive candidate with SWA?

Squallrider
04-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Background - 2,100TT Part121/135, No Military. Question - Would I be better served staying 135 and building time slower or go to a 121 and accelerate my times to make me a competitive candidate with SWA?

Iíd go regional, sweet spot seems to be 5000-7500 TT for civilians, youíre experience may vary. They do hire 135 guys for sure but flight time is low for civilian. With sign on bonuses out there and fast upgrades at most itís the best time to be in a regional.

DawnPatrol
04-26-2018, 01:45 PM
thanks for the guidance Squallrider!

V12Merlin
04-26-2018, 07:35 PM
Does Southwest look down on too much time? Iím at around 10,700, mostly all 121, with a 737 type.

Havenít flown since 2002, but getting back in this year w another regional

I was doing pretty good till 9/11

Squallrider
04-26-2018, 11:35 PM
Does Southwest look down on too much time? Iím at around 10,700, mostly all 121, with a 737 type.

Havenít flown since 2002, but getting back in this year w another regional

I was doing pretty good till 9/11

I know a guy that got hired at another legacy with 30 years at a regional, so I donít believe itís looked down upon. Currency is more likely the issue as they ask for totals for each year for past 5 years

V12Merlin
04-27-2018, 02:25 AM
Hey thanks buddy! I knew about the 5 year thing. Gonna get on w a regional and get some more time.

Then Iíll swing for the fenceówho knows. They say every dog has his day.

God bless and thanks again.

xkpilot
05-01-2018, 05:02 AM
Does Southwest look down on too much time? Iím at around 10,700, mostly all 121, with a 737 type.

Havenít flown since 2002, but getting back in this year w another regional

I was doing pretty good till 9/11

Hired with 13,600 hrs. age 51

V12Merlin
05-03-2018, 06:14 PM
Hired with 13,600 hrs. age 51

Awesome! There might be a road there for me yet.

TransWorld
05-03-2018, 06:40 PM
Awesome! There might be a road there for me yet.

Yep. With 10,000+ hours, get some current. As long as you are not 64 1/2 you got a good shot.

BarrySeal
05-03-2018, 08:36 PM
As long as you are not 64 1/2 you got a good shot.

just spit my coffee out