15 dispatchers out of how many? 400? 500?It worked for at least 15 people I have worked with over the last 4 years.. all external hires into dispatch. Most straight from a regional. A couple were at the same regional then on to another airline, then Delta. It’s certainly difficult, and yeah a lot of people don’t make it there but having a goal of getting hired by Delta and sticking to it does work out for some. It’s just kind of an all or nothing gamble. But so is staying there in a capacity other than dispatch, hoping to get hired into dispatch. It may work, it may not.
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best of luck.
How many out of the hundreds or thousands of Dispatchers that Delta has employed over the years? Yes there are always the exceptions, but that does not seem a strong foundation on which to build a career path.
The historical reality is that the vast majority of Delta Dispatchers are internal hires. Maybe that will change. But again, do you want to base a career plan on that?