Advice for SWA

harunaka10

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Hey, my long term goal is to work dispatch for SWA. I'm tired of working at my regional but dont want to hop to a different one because I feel like that'd look bad on the resume. Would rather jump ship and work crew scheduling at Southwest and eventually move up to Dispatch internally. Is that feasible? I know it would involve signing a two year contract to stick with scheduling, but that wouldnt be too bad if I went in knowing it would be possible to move up after. Or, is it better to just stick out the regional low pay life?

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Spatchman

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I've asked questions like these as well...

It seems SWA will typically hire 20 at a time - 10 internal and 10 external

From what I've been told, the internal demand is highly competitive.

I believe they have hundreds of internal applicants already with their dispatch certification waiting to transition.
 

3Green.

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Hey, my long term goal is to work dispatch for SWA. I'm tired of working at my regional but dont want to hop to a different one because I feel like that'd look bad on the resume. Would rather jump ship and work crew scheduling at Southwest and eventually move up to Dispatch internally. Is that feasible? I know it would involve signing a two year contract to stick with scheduling, but that wouldnt be too bad if I went in knowing it would be possible to move up after. Or, is it better to just stick out the regional low pay life?

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Do you have more than a year of dispatch experience? If so, you should apply.
 

B-17

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I have the same question, but for United. I have a few years dx experience. What are the odds starting in scheduling and internally making it to dispatch? What will competition be like and how long might it take?
 
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F9DXER

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I can confirm that the path that JT8D took does work. I had a coworker from ATA (so we are talking at least 12 years ago) that did the same route, joined SWA as a scheduler and then into dispatch. If my memory serves me correctly this individual only had 2 years of dispatching.
 

CPZ9900

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I have the same question, but for United. I have a few years dx experience. What are the odds starting in scheduling and internally making it to dispatch? What will competition be like and how long might it take?
It works at UA as well. However, UA hires schedulers on a 6-month (year?) temp/trial basis after which point you *may* become an actual United employee if successful. There’s quite a few schedulers who have moved to dispatch in the past few years.
 

MIADX

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It works at UA as well. However, UA hires schedulers on a 6-month (year?) temp/trial basis after which point you *may* become an actual United employee if successful. There’s quite a few schedulers who have moved to dispatch in the past few years.
Is this a new thing? I hired in to Pilot Crew Scheduling in May '17 as a UA employee from day 1. Maybe you're thinking of DL. They had a temp arrangement for their schedulers last I knew.

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Atlanta

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Is this a new thing? I hired in to Pilot Crew Scheduling in May '17 as a UA employee from day 1. Maybe you're thinking of DL. They had a temp arrangement for their schedulers last I knew.

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This is true but on the Flight attendant scheduling side. I dont know how new it is.
 
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