SWA, Interview,Type and Call

furloughed

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Posts
74
Total Time
7200
I applied to SWA in October with no 737 Type. I will be starting the training for the type in February and hope to be finished in early March. I am wondering what time frame for an interview call I am looking at considering the above info. If others with upcoming interviews could share how long they had their apps in and if they had the type. How many people applied without the type but later got the type before their interview, and how long after recieving the type did they wait for an interview? Also where will my application go in the stack when I update with the new 737 type. Does it move to a different stack or does it move to the top of the only stack and what determines its order in that stack? Thanks for the info.

furloughed
 

shootr

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
486
Total Time
10+
Applied in June, started type class in January, called DURING the type class for a February interview. I hear they're looking at all apps on a competetive basis, now. The type just makes you more competetive.

Good Luck!
shootr
 

Jobhunter

New member
Joined
Jan 26, 2002
Posts
4
Total Time
13000+
I applied in August. I will begin type training early February.

No word yet from SWA. I've got my fingers crossed.....:)
 

THEONE

New member
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Posts
1
Total Time
3848
CALLED

I SENT APP ON JULY GOT CALLED THIS MONTH, INTERVIEW IN FEB.
NO 737 TYPE.
 

olladriver

Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2001
Posts
8
Total Time
7500+
Applied in late May 2001. Interview next month, no type. Looking forward to getting one.

Good luck to all!
 

OPIE01

Coffee Break is over!
Joined
Jan 28, 2002
Posts
150
Total Time
4000
Applied Sept 4, 01, got called Jan 8 for Feb interview. I had my type rating.
Another guy in my unit who applied in Oct without a type was told that if he got his type and updated his package they would look at his original package application date as if he had the type then, which would move him up on the pecking order for interview.
If anything it can't hurt, I read a trip report from a interviewee how interviewed last week. He said a Captain at SWA made the comment to the the Interviewees, "It is a buyers market out there right now for them, having a type when you show at the interview helps."
I would venture to say that if you are the kind of person they want it will not matter if you have a type rating or not. But it may help get you the interview, which is the foot in the door.
I feel extremely fortunate and Blessed to have been called for an interview. But I do know that there will be 24 other pilots there that are just as if not more qualified than I am. I just pray that God smiles on me that day and at the Chief pilots board.
Good luck
 

zymotic

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
235
Total Time
12000+
Just got back from Higher Power. One of the owners, Mark, told us of two individuals in your shoes. Both already had apps on file and went ahead and got their types before they were called for an interview. One faxed his type in on a Monday and was called the next day. The other faxed his type in on Monday and was called on Thursday.

The SWA people that came to see us in class said that they didn't have as many people with types in the applicant pool as they would like.

I think you'll get a call within a week. Hope this helps.
 

furloughed

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 2, 2001
Posts
74
Total Time
7200
Thanks for the info it is greatly appreciate. Sounds very promising. I hope I am able to change my screen name very shortly. Good luck to everyone, especially to those who are unemployed.

furloughed
 
Top