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Old 07-17-2014, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by NoSidNoStar View Post
I thought jetBlue was considered a major, isn't it? Forgive the ignorance, I am just trying to learn the proper terminology here.
JetBlue is considered a Low Cost Carrier. The term Major airline is an economic distinction made by the government. By their definition America Eagle was considered a major. I suppose a major airline is now a "legacy" carrier. DAL, UAL etc.
Spirit and Allegiant are Ultra low cost carriers these days.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:55 PM
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Thank you, I had time to read about the definitions in the mean time.
I understand now how they can be used differently depending on the contest.
I do appreciate the answer.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:55 PM
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Disregard...didn't see that benoate beat me to it...
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotpayne View Post
What flyby said.


I have a huge problem with it.
There is NO good reason to have FA's interviewing our pilots.
I would agree. I find it rather insulting.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by cmesoar View Post
I don't know if that's true or not. I had pilots and HR people interview me. If it's true I hope pilots get to interview flight attendant applicants! That would be fun!
This is not true. However, the HR people that normally interview FA's often help out with the pilot interviews. I can say FA's do not interview pilots at JB and line pilots don't interview FA's either. I am sure this was just a case of miscommunication on the part of the interviewer describing their position in HR.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Climbto450 View Post
This is not true. However, the HR people that normally interview FA's often help out with the pilot interviews. I can say FA's do not interview pilots at JB and line pilots don't interview FA's either. I am sure this was just a case of miscommunication on the part of the interviewer describing their position in HR.

Actually, it was true, but I believe they changed the process sometime in the last few years.

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Old 07-19-2014, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by n7715x View Post
Actually, it was true, but I believe they changed the process sometime in the last few years.
Okay you are either flame baiting or you do not know what you are talking about. No Flight Attendant does interviews period next question please.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Climbto450 View Post
This is not true. However, the HR people that normally interview FA's often help out with the pilot interviews. I can say FA's do not interview pilots at JB and line pilots don't interview FA's either. I am sure this was just a case of miscommunication on the part of the interviewer describing their position in HR.
When I interviewed circa 2007, I had a Captain and a lady from HR who introduced herself as having worked many years as a FA at another airline before coming to JetBlue. Maybe thatís how the myth got started.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:19 PM
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I think it is an unwritten rule mostly but, a major is an airline that does over $1billion in revenue, regardless of whether its outsourced flying (think Republic or Skywest) or not, like SWA.

A Legacy also meets the req's of a major but does its own flying and it's brand name has been around for 50+ years. So maybe in a few more years SWA will be considered a Legacy?

This is how it was explained to me anyways...
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:53 PM
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I think the legacy term is open to interpretation. At no point it's history did US Airways maintain a single brand for 50 years. But yes, "Major" is clearly defined by the DOT.
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