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View Full Version : AirInc in ALT...no DAL?


Martin404
10-30-2007, 07:08 PM
Not to offend the owners of this board but is DAL going to be at the ATL AirInc job fair in Nov?

Thanks

Marty!


HSLD
10-30-2007, 11:28 PM
No offense taken! We don't have a monopoly on hiring info (we just don't charge for it ;)

DAL and UAL did not attend the FltOps.com job fair in DFW last week presumably because they are not hiring. UPS and SWA (also not hiring) attended and were there to answer questions.

So the short answer is - who knows? I'd imagine the AirInc has current info about the attendees on their web site.

Good luck in the search!

S3toHerk
10-31-2007, 03:46 AM
This is all rumor and not insider information, but...

Delta is hiring... a lot. Rumor was the training department wanted a break, but they didn't get it due to the demand. There are pilot classes of around 24 people each starting on Nov 12, and one on Dec 3rd. Starting in 2008, there will be 2 classes a month of 30-35 and going to continue for at least 6 months, maybe longer.

Also, DAL did the last Air Inc conference in D.C., but wasn't happy with the service that Air Inc provided. It can be uncomfortable for a pilot who works for other companies that are present (ie jetBlue, Airtran), to meet and greet with DAL at AirInc. (BTW, there was 1 jetBlue and 1 Airtran pilot in my new hire class.)

DAL is considering holding it's own job fair with some of the other majors to avoid these problems.

These are all rumors, but they sure are good ones! Bottom line, get your application in.


Pilot41
10-31-2007, 05:10 AM
No offense taken! We don't have a monopoly on hiring info (we just don't charge for it ;)

DAL and UAL did not attend the FltOps.com job fair in DFW last week presumably because they are not hiring.

I though both DAL and UAL were hiring, is this new?

RockyBoy
10-31-2007, 05:46 AM
Why is JetBlue going back to AirInc. I guess nobody is showing up to the open houses in MCO so they need to try and lure some of the people from the SWA line with a bag of blue chips. ;)

Martin404
10-31-2007, 06:53 AM
"No offense taken! We don't have a monopoly on hiring info."

Thanks, didn't want to step on anyone's toes!

"DAL is considering holding it's own job fair with some of the other majors to avoid these problems."

Wow... that'd would be the "Mother of all job fairs!". But I see your point. My answer would be, "Hey, nothing personal... it's just a job."

Thanks to all

Marty!

Bostonian
11-02-2007, 06:48 PM
True about DL (B.B.) being very unhappy with Kit D and his attitude. DL will continue to hire 60 month thru the summer. B.B. is talking about thier own job fair but has yet to finalize anything.

HSLD
11-02-2007, 07:07 PM
I though both DAL and UAL were hiring, is this new?

My bad, I shouldn't lumped both airlines into the same sentence. The phrase "not hiring" should have been applicants have met demand at each airline.

UAL has current new hire classes in progress although is not interviewing or hiring for the rest of the year. They do expect to hire again in '08.

acl65pilot
11-03-2007, 05:16 AM
DAL has 12000 apps on file, with about 2500 of those holding at least two LOR's.
The above is very true. DAL likes to do it their way, and was not happy with DCA. They may change their mind, but are looking at other ways to meet the qualified Applicants.
To date they have not had any issues with getting people to fill their classes. DAL has tightened the screws a little bit on the interview process. More people are not making it past day one, but they did this because they knew they could.
Expect 08 to be a banner year for DAL. They have posted 650-700 new hires for 08. In 07 they said 200 and will hire about 350 or so. I would expect that if they can ramp up the numbers in 08 they will has well.
With all of the hiring going on most are wondering what is going on. Expect to see a lot of those questions answered in the first half of 08.
Good luck to all.

NGINEWHOISWHAT
11-03-2007, 05:31 AM
True about DL (B.B.) being very unhappy with Kit D and his attitude.

Do tell. What happened?

Tom

B757200ER
11-03-2007, 09:19 AM
This is all rumor and not insider information, but...

Also, DAL did the last Air Inc conference in D.C., but wasn't happy with the service that Air Inc provided. It can be uncomfortable for a pilot who works for other companies that are present (ie jetBlue, Airtran), to meet and greet with DAL at AirInc. (BTW, there was 1 jetBlue and 1 Airtran pilot in my new hire class.)

DAL is considering holding it's own job fair with some of the other majors to avoid these problems.

I doubt if that's true. I've been to many Air,Inc job fairs, when I was with a major, and nobody cared who you were talking to. I've seen many pilots talking with majors who were right next to the booth of their current airline, with the guy who actually hired them present, but noone faults a pilot for trying to get a better job or the right job. If DAL doesn't want the quality applicants who show up at AIR,Inc fairs, then they can do their own. Personally, if I was looking to get on with a major, going to a job fair with 15-20 airlines present is where I'd want to go, not some 'open house' at one airline.

Martin404
11-05-2007, 12:46 PM
"True about DL (B.B.) being very unhappy with Kit D and his attitude."

I bet that line is as long as the line-up in LGA during a summer thunderstorm!!

citationdrvrmob
11-05-2007, 12:52 PM
How many on here have been hired "on the spot"?