SWA Poolies..Idea?

MLBWINGBORN

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Fellow poolies..

How about we all post when we get the call for class..Please include when typed/hired. If you know someone that has gotten the call, try to get their info and post it..We can get an idea of how long its taking and in what order things may be running in the pool..

This may not help those that just got the call, but it will help those deeper in the pool...
The longer we keep updating the better the info would be...With forty people getting the call in the next few days we should be able to make a good start..

Remember..We are all in this together!!

MLBWINGBORN..
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Sounds like a great idea to me. Hopefully there's good news on the horizon for all of us.
 

jpd05

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Hey guys,

just some info for you. The rumor coming out from around here is that we are going to hire 650 next year. shouldnt be in the pool long and you may get some seniority quickly
 

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Latest info from Jennifer McCallion:

Class Dates: Jan 3 & 17, Feb 21, 2 March Classes, 2 April Classes (didn't get the dates for Mar & Apr).

I was told to expect February class, outside chance of Jan, and definitely by March.

My info:

Interviewed - March
Board met - May (hired with 6 months to get type)
Type rating completed - July 29 (faxed to People Dept next day)

Have a buddy who I was typed with who got same info.
Have another buddy who was typed in Sept and was told to expect March class, definitely by April.

Sounds like Jennifer is getting new info every day. She can't make any promises but seems to be able to give us a reasonable idea of what to expect.

Keep the good news flowing!
 

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Is Stop loss going to affect any of you guys that are in the military and in the pool? Heard that today from the rumor mill as to why there is no definite number on the pool.
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I talked to a few people about that...

In each case the impact is different..If you are offered a class date and cant get out,im told they will hold a spot for you until you can..
If you arnt near a class date then i guess it wouldnt impact you until you get the offer..

I know that The People Dept is on a case by case basis calling people to check on their availibilty...

And yes...The pool is a little out of wack due to some stop loss effected people..And it changes almost daily..

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SWA poolies...

Good idea. When many of us were in the UAL pool about a year ago, we had a pretty good list going of who was in the pool, when that person interivewed, medicaled, and got the final acceptance letter from Denver. With the info compiled, many in the pool were able to get a rough "guesstimate" of their respective class dates. How about we work on something like that via this forum?

Since SWA doesn't do the medical exam, and your standing is based on: A) date hired with a type, or B) date typed after being hired, we could simply supply the applicable date for our fellow "poolies."

My info: Typed on Nov 6th... available immediately... patiently waiting for class... guessing spring of 2002.

Regards,

UAL737inLA
 

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My info

My info: Type submitted on Oct 22nd... available immediately... also patiently waiting for class... HOPING spring of 2002.
 

MLBWINGBORN

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Fellow poolies..

Nice to see an idea catch on..

I guess the info would be typed date or date of splash down in pool..And then date of class..I will try to keep track of the postings via an electronic calendar..

When poolies in the future ask about time frames and dates i can e-mail them the updated calender..Maybe even post it from time to time..

What yall think?

MLBWINGBORN
 

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Mike,

I think this is a great idea, thanks for thinking of it. It will no doubt be a great indicator as to everyones' class date time frame...

Just a heads up on my stats:

Interviewed: June 18th 01
Selected: August 27th 01
737 Typed Faxed: Ocober 31st 01


Good thing I like to swim, hopefully it wont be to long for all of us...

Thanks Mike,
Qxeplt
 

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OK, I'll play :)

Interviewed June 4th
Typed Sept 11th (very distracting day for a checkride) :(

Wasn't able to coerce a class estimate out of Jennifer so far ;) Suspect I'm about 4-6 classes down the list...
 

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I was typed in MAY.
Interviewed in mid Jul
Called at the end of AUG.

I can't separate from the NAV until May 02 but received a call from Jennifer last week to see if I was available in Jan.

Hope this helps.

See ya around!!!
 

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Lates infomation:

Spoke with Jennifer last week, she confirmed two classes in Janurary but no confirmation on classes after that point. Seems as though from other posts classes will continue thru April. Also spoke with a friend currently in training who said the training dept is gearing up for next year and mentioned that SWA is looking to add 650 pilots in '02.

Keep your eye on the business reports...load factors, yields and additional service or routes are very telling to our future with SWA. Also, we pilots are tied to jets delivered. When we start to see movement from the desert (read parked aircraft), that'll be a good sign.

My information:

Interviewed 23 May
Board held end of July
Typed on 23 September.
Have been calling Jennifer monthy for updates...she would only say that I'm still a few months away, I'm predicting April assuming no big swings in class dates or #s swimming in the pool.

Hang in there our day is coming
 

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Excellent idea Mike,

Interviewed 9/10 with the type.
Started swimming 10/31.
Hope to see plenty of responses to this thread!!



Fly safe and stay off of C.N.N.
 

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Just to jump on the band wagon-

Interviewed April 16th

Typed- Sept 14th

Swimming since sept 18th

Baby due March 4th

Patience is a Virtue!
 

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Great Idea!

I too used to be in the United pool, and we had a good idea of how things were going.

Here's my info:

Interviewed - 9 April 2001
Typed & Faxed - 25 October 2001

Hang in there... Our time will come!

Thanks,

McC
 

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Add one more to the list.

Interviewed 14 May
Typed 16 Aug

See ya in class, SOON!!!

spife
 

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Conditional offer in June

Typed September 24th.

Hope to make the Spring Cut.

Wishing everone the best of luck!

Rowel
 

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My two cents:

Interview July 23

Called September 21

Typed/faxed October 1

Available to start whenever.

Thanks to everyone for all of your posts.
 

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Hello fellow poolies!!!!

Interviewed: March 19, 2001

Go get a type letter: May 06, 2001

Type faxed to Jennifer: Aug 08, 2001

Told to expect a class in Nov: Aug 13,2001

We all know what happened next. . . .
 
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