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Old 09-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #1  
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Default Frontier hiring update

Frontier is running about 1 class per month (avg size: 10 pilots). Next class date is October 10th. Hiring approx. 80 total between September and April 2006.

Currently new-hires are being drawn from the hiring pool, but soon will be interviewing from apps on

(Airbus training at Frontier is done in Denver at CAE.)


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Old 09-21-2005, 12:14 PM   #2  
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I have heard that Frontier is more partial to local Denver guys. Any truth to that?

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Old 09-25-2005, 07:55 AM   #3  
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Frontier is like any other company, they like people who are well connected. Two years ago they hired a guy who was working as a CFI and had a little turbine SIC time. With only had 1600 hours total time he was well below the untold thousands of experienced applicants. He was well connected. At the time, the companies stated minimums were 6000 to apply. Most likely local people are the friends, sons and daughters of management. Your husband could be a Space Shuttle Captain but the bottom line is that to get hired anywhere one needs to be well connected.

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Old 09-29-2005, 04:02 AM   #4  
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When Frontier started, or more accurately, before it started, I was on a layover in DEN with a former Eastern Airlines captain. He was good friends with the new Chief Pilot of Frontier ( also former Eastern ). In the bar the chief pilot very specifically said that he had a list he was going to hire from. When they started all of the former Eastern pilots at my company went to Frontier. Later some of the guys at that same company also went to Frontier using their friendships with these former Eastern guys.

I'm sure it is a little different now, but that does illustrate how hiring is done at airlines, especially small ones and start-ups.

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