|Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 4):|
A major like Delta knows they can hire one of those guys for decades and probably for cheaper.
|Quoting MSJYOP28Apilot (Reply 5):|
Can you explain what you mean by cheaper? Delta dispatchers like almost all majors are union represented and have a scale that tops out at around ten years at around 9-10K per month. A younger and older dispatcher both start at year 1 making the same money and top out at the same money. They cant pay a younger dispatcher less than an older one since this would violate the union contact. Though, wouldn't the older dispatcher be cheaper because he wouldn't be topped out as long? Airlines spend lots of money trying to get older dispatchers who have been topped out for decades to retire.
|Quoting MSJYOP28Apilot (Reply 2):|
AA and Southwest dont hire dispatchers externally without dispatch experience. I know many people that struggle to get into all three.
|Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 3):|
Bummer... Bigtime. Guess I'll keep my M-F non-ariline job that can only start as early as 8am and end as late as 6pm. As a lifelong airline enthusiast, that's hard to hear.
|Quoting boilergo (Reply 13):|
Have you considered the several other operators here in the Metroplex that are not scheduled airlines?
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 14):|
It's pretty safe to say that although small 121 operators might not have the latest and greatest of fleet, computer systems, operational capabilities, benefits, or even management (your mileage will vary...) but one thing that will happen is that you will learn how to dispatch, and by that, I mean that you will LEARN how the operation works both in and out, both with legality and practicality, and not a just a small streamlined facet of it as you might see at larger operations.
|Quoting MSJYOP28Apilot (Reply 15):|
Not only that but depending on the metroplex small 91/135/121 operators you might be doing a lot more than just dispatching. You can also be the crew scheduler, charter salesman, and customer service coordinator.
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 16):|
You can find a 135 or 121 Supplemental operator and be a "flight follower" which is basically doing a dispatchers job.
|Quoting tb727 (Reply 16):|
In the DFW area you have Ameristar over at ADS which probably has a position like that. Alliance at DTO is similar too but I'm not sure if they have their dispatch office there or in Denver.
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