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Old 04-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #31  
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thanks guys for staying on topic for the most part....helps those of us who aren't with mother D yet.....
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Actually pretty much every airline these days employs significant amounts of "targeted selection". The OP asked about getting hired at DL. A large part of that is fitting in. What you call a "derailment" is actually one of the better answers to the question than you give it credit for.
How is "fitting in" and "targeted selection" the same? Not every 28-35 year old Regional Line Check Airman with 1250-2500 TPIC and an aeronautically oriented masters degree has the same personality. The math no longer adds up in the airline's favor for pilots with 12 letters of recommendation claiming their buddy from their Crashpad is a "good guy".
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C-21 then C-5 guy who separated Jul 2010. I submitted my application via airline apps with absolutely no known affiliates at Delta. Everyone I know flies for SWA. I got an email in Jun 2010 and was in an interview on terminal leave. It can be done!!
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C-21 then C-5 guy who separated Jul 2010. I submitted my application via airline apps with absolutely no known affiliates at Delta. Everyone I know flies for SWA. I got an email in Jun 2010 and was in an interview on terminal leave. It can be done!!
Military has a much higher likelihood to get an interview without a rec. I only know of person on the civilian side that got an interview without one. (I'm sure there are others, though)
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I thought that was the SWA hiring criteria.
It's all that, PLUS sacrificing a puppy right in front of Herb and Colleen.
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It's all that, PLUS sacrificing a puppy right in front of Herb and Colleen.
PPPPLLLEEEEAAAASSSE, please, please tell me they're not sacrificing puppies now.
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PPPPLLLEEEEAAAASSSE, please, please tell me they're not sacrificing puppies now.
Old news. Plus all the AirTran guys have to do it as part of indoc/re-education. Khmer Rouge Pol Pot style.
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How is "fitting in" and "targeted selection" the same? Not every 28-35 year old Regional Line Check Airman with 1250-2500 TPIC and an aeronautically oriented masters degree has the same personality. The math no longer adds up in the airline's favor for pilots with 12 letters of recommendation claiming their buddy from their Crashpad is a "good guy".
That's pretty much what I was getting at. The code really isn't that hard to crack, yet many just stare right through it like those stupid fake 3-D drawings they claim work but never really do.
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That's pretty much what I was getting at. The code really isn't that hard to crack, yet many just stare right through it like those stupid fake 3-D drawings they claim work but never really do.
With that said, we hire some good dudes. There's even some at my Crashpad.

I just don't like anyone thinking that Delta is the walk on JV squad...
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I just don't like anyone thinking that Delta is the walk on JV squad...
Where did gloopy imply that? slowplay is going to be mad at the mention of varsity, speaking of.
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