flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1911 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
I've heard several rumors that southwest is still occasionally hiring FAs and posts the position online monthly or even less for a brief period of time. From what I hear from my pals over at Southwest- they aren't planning on adding any FAs and haven't really done so since last year. Just curious if anyone has any information- I ask as I've been flying regional for a few years and southwest is the most attractive career destination for me as a flight attendant, any info?
WNcrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1524 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Our staffing levels for the summer are currently fairly even with available flying, however, come Fall/Winter (and barring any surprise growth) we will be overstaffed just like last Fall/Winter. As of now the company has stated they have no intentions of hiring anyone until 2011. If there were to be a surprise class it would likely be filled with internal employees who with to transfer to Inflight.
Our last class was, I think, November 2008???? I know we have FA's junior to that but this is because we had supervisors who came back on-line.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1911 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
Thanks for the info everyone.
I don't think I would be interested in AirTran- I'm not really looking to move to the east coast and AirTran isn't really a step up from where I'm at now- however your thought is spot on, certainly better than a regional I'm sure just given the general nature of what regional crews have to fly on a daily basis.
I remember it was the same way with all the airlines after 9/11- no one hired for a long long time!