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madruski
05-02-2018, 09:31 AM
Has any one been hired at SWA into flight ops from a different department. Does SWA hire within the company


saab2000
05-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Has any one been hired at SWA into flight ops from a different department. Does SWA hire within the company

Lots of F/As have been hired from other departments.

I recently had a Skywest jumpseater and he spent 12+ years as a ramp worker as a Southwest employee. He's currently upgrading to captain at Skywest and hopes to get hired back to be a pilot at Southwest. Based on his attitude and credentials I'd be surprised if he isn't back at Southwest flying the airplane sooner rather than later. So yeah, it happens.

tr4a
05-02-2018, 11:16 AM
The only pilots hired internally are Training guys and gals. Seniority same as the rest of the class.


at6d
05-02-2018, 01:28 PM
I know of a flight attendant that has moved into dispatch, and another that became a pilot.

WHACKMASTER
05-02-2018, 02:17 PM
A lot of dispatchers come from crew scheduling.

e6bpilot
05-02-2018, 03:40 PM
A lot of dispatchers come from crew scheduling.



Thatís why they hate us so much.

madruski
05-02-2018, 04:30 PM
So these southwest employees, that get hired into flight ops, What is their total flight time.

TerrainTerrain
05-02-2018, 04:41 PM
So these southwest employees, that get hired into flight ops, What is their total flight time.

There is no shortcut to a FO position at SWA. Many instructors have interviewed and didnít get the job.

tr4a
05-03-2018, 05:45 AM
So these southwest employees, that get hired into flight ops, What is their total flight time.
Almost all of these employees were former employees. They left the company, got the experience and applied. One guy was a retired Navy pilot who was an Ops Agent for year befoe being hired.

StayFrosty
05-06-2018, 09:55 AM
I was on the ground side but left the company to gain experience. Came back many years later. Same interview as any other applicant. Canít say that I had any sort of master plan but it worked out. Happy to be here and to help out the ball club in any way I can.

madruski
05-08-2018, 07:07 AM
I had a jump seater the other day, he was was saying that he currently works for Southwest as a mechanic and flies full time for a regional, and still canít get an interview.