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Old 12-17-2015, 12:19 PM   #1  
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Default SWA or AA

Looking for reasons to select one over the other.
PHX or Dallas is where I want to live.

I completely understand that the industry can change on a dime. Based on your current knowledge and past experiences/future expectations, who would you select and why?

Thanks for your time.

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AA for far better opportunities and advancement. But this is a moot point until you have an offer from both. It's not like SW and AA are knocking on everyone's door these days.
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AA seems like the obvious.

Multiple A/C types, higher pay, better retirement and MASSIVE retirements
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:28 PM   #4  
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AA for far better opportunities and advancement. But this is a moot point until you have an offer from both. It's not like SW and AA are knocking on everyone's door these days.
ShyGuy. Appreciate your response. Lucky enough to have offers from both. Was leaning SWA but wanted to get advice from the experienced men and women on this forum.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:34 PM   #5  
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Do a little research and decide for yourself. There's plenty of info available to make a decision instead of asking others where to go. I never understood that part...
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I would say SW from a cultural standpoint . Seems like a more enjoyable place to work compared of the two . I am sure AA will get better now that they appear to getting treated better .

However I can't deny the fact that American has massive retirement numbers and southwest doesn't have much of any in comparison .

For that reason alone I would prob have to go with AA . The amount you ll move up over the next ten years at AA versus SW is significant to say the least .

Congrats on getting offers from both, many would kill kittens to have that chance ...


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AA by a mile! With the retirements at AA within the next ten years you will be a line holding Captain versus a middle of the pack co-pilot at SWA. You throw in the B plan and the better workrules (especially after the next contract when they match Delta and UA) and it isn't even close. Even if the seniority were the same you would do a lot better at AA in the long run.
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Looking for reasons to select one over the other.
PHX or Dallas is where I want to live.

I completely understand that the industry can change on a dime. Based on your current knowledge and past experiences/future expectations, who would you select and why?

Thanks for your time.

Julio
Take the offer at AA and leave me that open spot at SWA!!! I would be happy to go there, even if I never did upgrade.
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SW, short sighted answer says AA but the history of them is terrible, and they are bound to repeat it. Unless you live in a domicile of one I would go with SW.
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Take the offer at AA and leave me that open spot at SWA!!! I would be happy to go there, even if I never did upgrade.
It would be an absolute privilege to work at any Airline. I'm grateful for this opportunity for my family. Best of luck to you. Just a matter of time I'm sure.
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