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The interview day was a very positive experience throughout, and I felt that the atmosphere was relaxed enough for them to really get to know the candidates. The previous gouge provided was spot-on, so I'll focus on my preparation and on the individual interview. I used an interview prep service. I felt this helped me to stay relaxed and helped avoid possible pitfalls. My attire was a fitted suit. I brought all of my logbooks... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Interview sample 1

    Oct 26, 2023 Same footprint as the other submissions. Plenty of opportunities for questions - we were asked 3 times. Group TMAAT: …your integrity was questioned…you disagreed with an instruction given from a non-pilot person. There were at least 10 questions to choose from when they had them face down and went around the room to have you draw one. Interview: TMA your resume…your flight history. Why Alaska? Who’s your aviation role model? What will be your biggest challenge... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Interview sample 2

    Oct 20, 2023 Exactly as advertised. Had about 3 weeks notice before the interview to begin preparing. I chose to drive to the interview the night before where they provided a hotel. Very relaxed experience. The first presentation is the same one they give at their meet the chiefs event. They want you to succeed! No gotcha questions or anything outside of this gouge. Class dates are out a few months at the... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Interview sample 3

    Oct 20, 2023 Whole process was very straightforward. From start to finish, Alaska made it clear they were favoring personalities over technical ability. They left our group to talk amongst ourselves for the majority of the day (09:15-3:45). After an hour-long presentation by the Chief pilots, a group interview was conducted. Group interview was quick, involving only an introduction and a single question per person. Individual interviews came after an hour long lunch. While waiting for our turn, we... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Interview sample 4

    Oct 20, 2023 The interview experience was great. The vibe at Alaska is amazing. The individual interview was about twenty minutes and they asked nothing that caught me by surprise. After the individual interview they walked out for about five minutes to debrief and then came back and told me to follow them and wait on the couch. The three HR lady’s and two pilots came back about ten minutes later and congratulated myself and another interviewer. Took pictures by the plane and then straight to drug... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Interview sample 5

    Oct 20, 2023 Everything was as expected based on previous reports of the day's plan. Their company speech was compelling and definitely sold me in the moment.. They gave us a pen and a reusable company water bottle which supports their sustainability efforts. That was a nice touch. At the group interview, I was give a question, (view the study guide of this website).  Other questions to the applicants were all TMAAT questions I had seen. Then lunch and a lot of waiting and chatting with the... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Interview sample 6

    Oct 13, 2023 As advertised! Meet with a group of nervous potentials in the hotel lobby, walk over to the super nice Hub building, and check in. You get walked upstairs to a great presentation where they start to put your mind at ease. Everyone is super nice, they clearly want you to succeed. After that the group interview, followed by lunch. Food was excellent! There was always someone around to answer questions if anyone had them. Then the solo interviews started kicking off. I think mine lasted about... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Interview sample 7

    Oct 13, 2023 All of the other trip reports are spot on. For being local, I drove up that morning and parked in the lot just outside the building. If you are early, they have a coffee shop and restrooms inside. During the group interviews be prepared to give a fun fact and short intro before hitting the TMAAT questions. Lunch was very quick. Be prepared to sit for a few hours with some strangers as you wait for your one on one. Fortunately there were some folks who helped drive conversation and calm... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Interview sample 8

    Oct 10, 2023 Everything as was expected for this interview. Everyone seemed well presented and tuned in. Good folks. A little disappointed to hear that with interviews today, classes wont start until late winter month.  I think that is hurting them. I think a major factor was that I told them (when asked) that I had applied at American. Then when they asked if I was on the newhire pipeline I also answered it affirmative. I considered what others had told me to avoid confessing this but wasn't really... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Interview sample 9

    Oct 10, 2023 The gouge is right on. We start the day walking in and are asked to place our logbooks on top of the resume that they pre-printed. We walked into the room with all candidates. They have name tags set up where they would like you to sit. There is a pilot presentation and then HR speaks about benefits. It's about them selling the airline to you. About 1 - 1.5 hrs later they break us into two groups for a panel interview. First task - introduce yourself, where you fly, and something... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Interview sample 10

    Oct 10, 2023 The interview went exactly as described in other posts here so I’ll be brief. Show up at 915, upstairs by 930. Place logbooks on resume then proceed into the conference room where they sell you on the airline; afterwards they split the room for the group portion. My question in the group setting was “TMAAT that a decision was made EXTERNAL to the flight crew (crew scheduling, dispatch, etc) that you disagreed with or made you uncomfortable. What was the result?”... Continue reading this interview experience

  11. John L

    (Hired at Alaska Airlines)

    Good descriptions of interview processes and accurate questions.

    Jared R

    (Hired at Alaska Airlines)

    I was able to study for multiple interviews at once with the most up to date gouge.