I'm with you there. I can't get a call from anyone.I have not heard a thing. I guess no news is good news.....that confuses me. I would like an interview.....some where-anywhere....Bueller.....bueller...
Yes I did think of that. And no, I do not have a 737 type. That said, I've been at my regional for 8 years. I want out. USAirways was never my 1st, 2nd or 6th choice. The fact is that they are hiring, and a little optimism on my part about them improving their awful family feud; and their abysmal contract, was enough to get me to apply. Since there are applicants "far more qualified than I to interview", I say good luck and have at it. I will not be applying again. If I've got to keep waiting then I'll keep waiting for a place that I don't have to have so much optimism for.Did you stop to think that you guys were a little too competitive. If you have lots of TPIC Time, then old insecure USAir may be scared that you guys will bolt for the BBD the first chance you get. Unfortunately, your excellent experience may just be working against you here. Did either one of you happen to have your 737 type? That has also been known to be the kiss of death at certain Airlines as well. Still sorry to hear about the rejection though.
So usair sends you a thanks but no thanks and all of a sudden it's so hard and such a burden being white? Just remember that the huge majority of newhire majors pilots are still white males. My guess is that with your quals, they think you will be applying to delta as soon as you get done with ioe.Well, here is the deal. There are a lot of the same issues involved here master shake. There are not a lot of spots available for the airlines who are hiring. I have applied at a few and have not heard anything positive and I have much the same qualifications as you do-I am even a Veteran so I thought that was a plus. But all aside, what we need to understand is that until the all the majors are hiring a couple hundred a year each-we need to deal with the following.
-Nepotism-having family at airlines or having multiple letters of recommendations.
-Diversity-do I need to say more? Heck Virgin devotes a huge section of their career site explaining how they will hire people who are not white males-do you think I am kidding? Its a good company but they are all like that with the same HR directives on who they should hire
-Chuck Yeager types. I am not an astronaut, a fighter jock, test pilot, 29 years old Academy graduate with parent who is a senator....you get the idea.
When all these are hired in the next 2-4 years, us average regional pilots who are 40 or older with a couple grand PIC and 6,000 hours total time white guys will not get hired. Yes there are exceptions.....sometimes a few fall through the cracks....
So I will keep trying-Pinnacle is not a place I want to be
If youre willing to take the paycut to be a AAA FO, then make the investment and set up an appointment w/ Emerald aviation- let them prep you, go through your docs, and dispell some of the many myths going on here-Well for years I was told "you don't have the pic time" and now it's "oh you've got too much pic time".