Allegiant

Max Power

Well-Known Member
Well, 0/2 on Allegiant video interviews. This time less than 24 hours after completing said interview to TBNT. Questions:

-Why Allegiant?
-Any FAA actions?
- Walk us through your flying career.
-Anything at all in your past ,not disclosed previously,to prevent us from moving forward?
- Any checkride fails/training fails?

You have 30 seconds to prepare an answer after seeing the question and 2:00 min to respond. There are no do-overs, one take and that’s it.

I did not do formal prep for this, but I did review my notes and previous prep sessions from the freelance person I worked with for UAL and Spirit. I know the “Why Allegiant“ could have gone better, the others I have down fairly well (I’ve told them enough now).

Good experience and all, wish the outcome was different. Try again in 6 months if nothing else comes along.
 

juxtapilot

Snowflake
Well, 0/2 on Allegiant video interviews. This time less than 24 hours after completing said interview to TBNT. Questions:

-Why Allegiant?
-Any FAA actions?
- Walk us through your flying career.
-Anything at all in your past ,not disclosed previously,to prevent us from moving forward?
- Any checkride fails/training fails?

You have 30 seconds to prepare an answer after seeing the question and 2:00 min to respond. There are no do-overs, one take and that’s it.

I did not do formal prep for this, but I did review my notes and previous prep sessions from the freelance person I worked with for UAL and Spirit. I know the “Why Allegiant“ could have gone better, the others I have down fairly well (I’ve told them enough now).

Good experience and all, wish the outcome was different. Try again in 6 months if nothing else comes along.
I don’t want to get your hopes up too much, but there seems to be an issue where some people get this email prior to the interview being reviewed. Give it a week and see if you get a call.
 

Max Power

Well-Known Member
I don’t want to get your hopes up too much, but there seems to be an issue where some people get this email prior to the interview being reviewed. Give it a week and see if you get a call.
I read this on the “other” forum too, but I won’t hold my breath. If it happens, it happens.
 

Avalon781ML

Well-Known Member
Get that video interview done as soon as you can... There's really not a whole lot you can do to prepare for it. The questions will be something like why Allegiant, what if you don't get the base you want, have you ever failed a checkride...? They might ask if you plan to commute too... If you hesitate and answer anything other than "no" they will probably not invite you to interview... Allegiant is absolutely not a commutable airline--though some people try and miserable for it.

Also, Spirit and Frontier are quite a bit different than Allegiant... I definitely wouldn't advise going into the interview thinking that they're one and the same. Your interview experience at Allegiant will likely be the most relaxing and down to earth experience you'll ever have interviewing for 121... They just want to get to know you and make sure you're a good fit for the kind of flying they do... (Day trips/no commuting/FLEXIBLE)

P.S. Wear a suit for the video interview... Pants optional I guess... :bounce:
Huh... I commuted for almost 5 years at G4 and didn’t have an issue... my QOL was ok.
 

Avalon781ML

Well-Known Member
What's your opinion on Allegiant's "ties" to a base per se? With GRR being junior, my fear would be that if it becomes unprofitable, it gets dropped, then you're left having to full on relocate or commute, which we've established isn't really possible. Obviously no base is forever, but is this a company this is willing to let a base linger a bit to see if it will recover, or will they pull the plug pronto?
Allegiant has zero ties to any base, market, or region... if LAS was unprofitable for them starting tomorrow they would close up shop and find a new opportunity.
 

juxtapilot

Snowflake
Huh... I commuted for almost 5 years at G4 and didn’t have an issue... my QOL was ok.
That's great! However, the way the airline is going, I wouldn't recommend anyone go to Allegiant who isn't willing to live in one of their bases. What happens when Rickenbacher becomes a base? That certainly wouldn't be an easy commute... Obviously, commuting isn't impossible, but why go to Allegiant when others like Frontier or Spirit are hiring? Sure day trips are awesome, but they're certainly not awesome for a commuter... I think it's fair to say, the guys at Allegiant who are commuting certainly aren't in this job for the long term.
 

Avalon781ML

Well-Known Member
That's great! However, the way the airline is going, I wouldn't recommend anyone go to Allegiant who isn't willing to live in one of their bases. What happens when Rickenbacher becomes a base? That certainly wouldn't be an easy commute... Obviously, commuting isn't impossible, but why go to Allegiant when others like Frontier or Spirit are hiring? Sure day trips are awesome, but they're certainly not awesome for a commuter... I think it's fair to say, the guys at Allegiant who are commuting certainly aren't in this job for the long term.
I disagree... the number 1 pilot on the seniority list when I left in 2018 had been commuting to work since the inception of the company. There is a large percentage of the pilot group who choose to commute. People choose companies for a wide variety of reasons... much like choosing to commute vs living in base... but to say no to a potential job because (you think) it would be detrimental is hogwash.
If LCK became a base it wouldn’t be that difficult to commute... fly into CMH and drive down... Republic has a base there so crashpads are probable... or perhaps start your own crashpad.
Don’t let your anxieties of what might/might not happen in the future serve as a potential rain cloud for others looking forward to taking the next step.
 

charlie1017

Well-Known Member
I disagree... the number 1 pilot on the seniority list when I left in 2018 had been commuting to work since the inception of the company. There is a large percentage of the pilot group who choose to commute. People choose companies for a wide variety of reasons... much like choosing to commute vs living in base... but to say no to a potential job because (you think) it would be detrimental is hogwash.
If LCK became a base it wouldn’t be that difficult to commute... fly into CMH and drive down... Republic has a base there so crashpads are probable... or perhaps start your own crashpad.
Don’t let your anxieties of what might/might not happen in the future serve as a potential rain cloud for others looking forward to taking the next step.
There is definitely people that of course made it work like yourself. But by and large, the people who I observed were the most unhappy bunch were the commuters. Especially VBD CAs I flew with. About 75% of them were all going to job fairs and had their apps out to get out ASAP. Post contract mind you.

@juxtapilot is not inserting anxieties. Hes just injecting realities that he faces and sees as a current G4 pilot. Back in the day, when I was applying, the company published the schedules on their contract negotiations page. It became very evident to me that I would NOT be willing to commute to that. Different people have different thresholds. And I was happy to know *upfront* what I was getting myself into.
 
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