NKMCO From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
I am considering applying for WN inflight. Would anybody be able to tell me what to expect? What is the most likely base I could be assigned? How long on reserve? What is the average monthly/annual income?
Luvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 457 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
At Southwest we rotate reserve. For your 1st month you are assigned a hard line to get you acclimated to our culture. For months 2-6 you are on reserve and you bid for your days off, ( a minimum of 13 per month). When you are off probation after 6 months you rotate reserve until you reach the top 35% of the base. The most junior bases are BWI, MDW and OAK. Good luck and I encourage you to apply; this is a great job with the best company in the world!
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
Right now, I'm told that Oakland seems to a probable base right out of training. BWI is likely too. MCO is a little harder to get, but you should be able to get it after flying for a while.
Southwest pays a lot differently than every other airline except Alaska. They pay for a trip. Every 243 miles flown is a trip. Keep that in mind when you look at Southwest's payscales. I know Alaska's you multiply by something like 1.16 to convert it from miles to hours in order to compare to other carriers. I do not know if that holds true for Southwest. I'm on another website (pay to join) and they are saying somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000 the first year, with most falling between $17,000 and $18,000.
Swadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3663 times:
Quoting Aa757first (Reply 2): Right now, I'm told that Oakland seems to a probable base right out of training. BWI is likely too. MCO is a little harder to get, but you should be able to get it after flying for a while.
Friend in PHX told me they just sent 35-40 out there from this class!
Almost anything's possible..
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