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Old 03-21-2019, 09:40 AM   #1  
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Default BA to work in major airlines?

Do I need a BA degree in able to work in a major airline?
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:41 AM   #2  
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Yes, if only because it is used as a discriminator for racking/stacking applications.
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A BS would be better.
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A BS would be better.
Slightly better for some airlines.

Many just care that you have a four-year degree and that the GPA was decent. Some of them seem prefer an arts major with a 3.1 vs an engineer with a 2.9.
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Slightly better for some airlines.

Many just care that you have a four-year degree and that the GPA was decent. Some of them seem prefer an arts major with a 3.1 vs an engineer with a 2.9.
Which makes absolutely no sense. Which is harder to get and which one is more likely to understand systems? It's ridiculous.

People might as well get a degree in basket weaving to get a 4.0 GPA if they don't even take into consideration what your degree is in.
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Yes, if only because it is used as a discriminator for racking/stacking applications.
No need for a degree through a WO flow. Outside that, pretty much yes.
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I have a question about this. I知 working on my degree right now, but I only have 20 credits so far. I am well aware that Thomas Edison does a pilot degree and will count our pilot credentials as a whole lot of credit. There is no way I値l have my bachelors done before I get to the regionals which is fine I suppose. I知 going to transfer to TESU after I get hired by a regional anyways.

So,

1. How difficult is it to work on a degree while in the regionals?
2. How many credits a semester would be advisable to take as a regional pilot?
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I have a question about this. I知 working on my degree right now, but I only have 20 credits so far. I am well aware that Thomas Edison does a pilot degree and will count our pilot credentials as a whole lot of credit. There is no way I値l have my bachelors done before I get to the regionals which is fine I suppose. I知 going to transfer to TESU after I get hired by a regional anyways.

So,

1. How difficult is it to work on a degree while in the regionals
It can be done, people do it all the time. Easier than upgrading and watching your FO's head off to the majors while your phone doesn't ring.

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2. How many credits a semester would be advisable to take as a regional pilot?
It depends. I'd get online and see what your schedule is like.
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1. How difficult is it to work on a degree while in the regionals?
2. How many credits a semester would be advisable to take as a regional pilot?
Depends on the class. General Ed classes will require more work and more time. Some of the aviation classes will just be review of stuff you already know. I knocked out introduction to aviation in one day. I would probably not want to take on more than 3 general ed classes while working at a regional. I wouldn't worry about taking too many of the aviation classes.
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Which makes absolutely no sense. Which is harder to get and which one is more likely to understand systems? It's ridiculous.

People might as well get a degree in basket weaving to get a 4.0 GPA if they don't even take into consideration what your degree is in.
Nobody cares about your degree discipline. A degree has nothing to do with flying an airplane. A degree is a checked box.

A Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science is irrelevant and one vs. the other has no bearing on getting hired. It's a checked box and nothing more.

There may be some applicability to job searches outside of aviation, but that's another line of discussion, and largely superfluous as most people don't work in their degree field anyway.
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