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Old 03-18-2017, 04:44 PM   #1
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Greetings,

My wife (American) and I are looking to move back to the US to be closer to family.

I'm currently working & living in Canada. I have no recommends in the US, nor do I have a 4 year degree (only 2-yr college). I've been on the 737 for 3 years now.

Would I stand any hope in h%ll of getting an interview with one of the US majors? If so, who would you suggest looking towards?

- 8000+ TT
- 3000+ PIC, 1000+ multi turbine PIC
- FAA ATP + 737 type
- green card recipient

Thank you kindly for your thoughts.
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As far as what I have read here concerning the legacies, there are tons of applicants with the same qualifications as you except they have a degree. So I would say your chances are slim to none.

If you're talking about lcc or ulcc then I have no idea.

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Old 03-18-2017, 06:16 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

Misterpretzel, thats exactly what i need to hear, albeit not what i may want to hear. Lol

Looking only at majors at the current time, as I'm weighing the options and what it would take to potentially make this move work.

I was afraid the chance was going to be near nil without the degree and recs. Looks like I'll have to take some online courses, and buy some SW / DL guys beers on the road!
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Spirit airlines possibly. Virgin would have taken you but they now want a degree. Good Luck.
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Maybe Southwest, rumor is they still take some people without degrees. Your 737 type and time might help there too.
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LCC/ULCC, regional definitely. Legacy, SWA, UPS, FedEx would be REALLY difficult (but that could change with the increasing pilot shortage).

Here's a thought.....target a regional airline that has a flow-through to a legacy. For example, Piedmont flows to AA.

Where do you guys want to live? How close are you to even getting a two year degree?
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Moving to the Kansas City area.

Would require an additional 2 years of credit to complete a proper 4 year degree. In Canada, the culture is quite different in regards to hiring requirements. A degree, while always being a strong positive, has never really been necessary for many of the Airbus / Boeing operators. I have looked into completing my degree, it is still a possibility.

I appreciate the feedback.
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Moving to the Kansas City area.

Would require an additional 2 years of credit to complete a proper 4 year degree. In Canada, the culture is quite different in regards to hiring requirements. A degree, while always being a strong positive, has never really been necessary for many of the Airbus / Boeing operators. I have looked into completing my degree, it is still a possibility.

I appreciate the feedback.
Completing your four year would be huge and a very worthwhile endeavor, but who the hell wants to deal with that at this point in life? Anyway, apparently the online courses are pretty good nowadays.

FWIW, I think the 4-year degree requirement is complete horses7!t. What exactly does that have to do with being a good pilot?! It's an American only thing as other airlines around the world could give two $7!ts if you have it (as it should be).
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