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Old 12-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #1  
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Hello all, today I just found out I have an interview at SWA in Jan. I was wondering if anyone had the latest info on how to punch the golden ticket. Just some history about me CRJ CA 6800 tt, 4000pic, and no 737 type. So any info would be great thanks.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:24 AM   #2  
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A couple guys I know from my airline that have gone to SWA have been OE Instructors. That seems to be the golden ticket. Not that it helps you "prepare" but if you're an OE instructor/line check airman you're ahead of the game according to them.
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Why don't you have a 73 type, why don't you have a 73 type, why are you waiting our time?

Get ready for these questions as every one of my acutances that interviewed twith them was asked just that. They are all at other airlines now.

So why don't you have that 73 type? There may still be time...
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Why don't you have a 73 type, why don't you have a 73 type, why are you waiting our time?

Get ready for these questions as every one of my acutances that interviewed twith them was asked just that. They are all at other airlines now.

So why don't you have that 73 type? There may still be time...
Huh? I interviewed with them in Oct. with NO TYPE. No such questions were asked of me, or any other in the group.

As far as the "punch", don't ask me, I got the letter. However, I can tell you no technical questions. ALL Tell me about a time...
3 seperate interviewers. One retired CPT, one current CPT (go through the logbooks), and a HR. Then a Line type scenario (LOI). Lunch on SWA in between. Some go to LOI first, while the others go to the interviews. Then switch after lunch.
Laid back. I just didn't tell my stories well. I felt that after I left. Go through logbooks, and pick out some stories. THEN PRACTICE TELLING THEM!!!
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Thank you all for the info, as far as no type. I already paid for a job and wasnt willing to go pay for a type just to get a chance at an interview. I have seen just as many people w/o type get the job as those with.
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Ok, I'm stumped. What in the world are "acutances"?

Tony?

Anybody?

I don't think I'd take to much of Birdstrike's info seriously given his command (actually lack of) of the English language.

I interviewed in 02 without the type and I don't recall the issue coming up.

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Okay Falconjet, point taken. I guess you're one of those guys that never makes a typo, sinks below the DA, misses a radio call or makes any mistakes for that matter. But then again you didn't get the job, did you. Hey, I'm just passing on the best information I have. A good friend of mine interviewed with SWA twice. On the first, the focus of the interview turned to the 737 rating. During the later, HR literally told him that he was wasting their time showing up for the interview a second time without the type rating. Maybe things have changed, I sure hope the have.
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Why don't you have a 73 type, why don't you have a 73 type, why are you waiting our time?
A 737 type rating is no longer required to interview at SWA. If you have a good interview, you'll get a job offer that's conditional on obtaining the type (at your own expense).

This is a huge benefit for those that don't have a 737 type, but do have the experience to be a viable candidate. Applicants are no longer required to fill a very expensive square in order to get an interview.
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Can Someone tell me why the most profitable airline that flies only one type of aircraft wants pilots to pay for their own training?
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Can Someone tell me why the most profitable airline that flies only one type of aircraft wants pilots to pay for their own training?
I don't think that SWA pilots pay for their own training.

In this case there is a big difference between paying for your training and meeting an airline's hiring qualifications. I haven't heard of training bond, or paying for FAR 121 initial training (still required), have you?
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