I'm 52years old and my whole life I wanted to work for an airline company. I was wondering if being as old as I am, that my age might pose a problem with being able to work in some of your companies departments?
You will do great. Your age don't matter. But ur professiona, patience, urgencyl and smile does. GOOD LUCK !
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Southwest Airlines a better place to work?
I would make sure that people with seniority do not push their work on junior people and do not take advantage of them. A lot of new people get burned out. Pay in some areas is just enough to live on.
How long does a background check take? Before they move you forward with the drug testing / finger printing.
3 months. 1st int oct 4 2nd fto f ot 14 then offer dec 3. Starteed Jan 13
Yes SWA offers part time shifts at the 6 reservation centers, but, they do work lots of overtime . I know for 2 summers, the 4hr part-time shifts were extended to 8hr shifts.
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Southwest Airlines?
Southwest hires those with passion and heart. You have to convey that in an interview. They are looking for a personality not work history.
Enjoyable and less stressful than other airlines. Flight crew is very friendly and passenger friendly.
There are some very nice and hard-working people you work with, and if you are a people person it is rewarding to be able to help people
I left because it is an unsafe airline. I say this as I have worked for other major carriers and while fun, safety was always first. To me, this doesn’t seem to be the case and I felt unsafe as a flight attendant there because it seems “ fun culture” came before safety. I value human life as most important but good luck if it is where you feel you need to work. I thought I did but I left because of this .