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Shuttle from hotel to SWA headquarters. First step is turning in your log books and the paper work SWA emails you when accepted for an interview. SWA has a specific order they would like the paper work in! "Stack one, stack two" is how SWA refers to the paperwork, please be detailed oriented. This time is also when you will be fingerprinted digitally, takes no time at all. During this process you'll be in the room with the candidates, just remember that the interview begins from the time you leave the hotel to the time you walk out of the building, always be courteous and social! They love seeing how you and the other candidates interact. Next your group will be greeted by someone from the interview team and will walk over to an adjacent building for the interview. You and your group will be seated in a room where you'll be called individually to begin one of three portions of the interview. These three portions are (this is the order I got, keep in mind you can get any order!) Logbook audit, HR, LOI (Line Oriented Interview) Logbook Audit: Straight forward, they will have... Continue Reading this Interview Experience

  1. Jan 26, 2023 Showed up at 720, started mingling with other candidates. At around 8am we were brought into the room and dropped off logbooks and waited to be brought for the presentation. Presentation was excellent and made you truly feel that this is the place to be. Brought back to the room that we started in to wait for the next step. I went logbook review first. Went over my times on the logbook form sheet and asked the typical legal questions. After that asked for my intro, why SWA, then we just... Continue reading this interview experience

  2. Jan 26, 2023 I had the 0800 morning slot at the headquarters building. First was the presentation on the company, schedule, and sections of the interview. It was very informative and a good time to ask questions. Next I had the panel interview, one HR representative and one pilot. Questions I was asked included, walk us through your work history to now, tell me about a time you struggled as a leader, had conflict in the cockpit, and of course why Southwest. After waiting for approximately 10 I was... Continue reading this interview experience

  3. Jan 26, 2023 Overall I had a great experience interviewing at Southwest. I at first submitted my application in the fall and got an invite about a week later. Originally I was scheduled for the end of the next month, but changed to last week. They were very accommodating with the change. I flew in the evening before the interview and stayed at a hotel. It seems like most people chose to stay at a different hotel. I was scheduled for the 1130 interview. The locations and times have changed recently so... Continue reading this interview experience

  4. Jan 26, 2023 The interivew was fantastic. There are morning and afternoon sessions. I took the afternoon one. Show time was 1030, but I took the shuttle from the hotel at 0930 like others. We started off with a quick briefing in the lobby, logbook turn in (bring originals even if you have a printed electronic one like I did), and then a short bus ride from HQ to the LEAD center for a tour. After that it was a short briefing about SWA history, where the airline is now, and where it's going. This all... Continue reading this interview experience

  5. Jan 24, 2023 My experience was exactly what I expected from everything I read on this website. It was a 3 part interview. 1. HR interview 2. Logbook review 3. SBQ The entire experience here was insanely positive from the moment you walk in the door. Everyone is naturally happy and excited you're there to work at Southwest. All three interviews were relaxed and fun. The TMAAT questions were spot on from this site. "Tell me about a flight where you could've done better. Tell me about a time you... Continue reading this interview experience

  6. Jan 24, 2023 Exactly as described previously the interview consisted on 3 parts and not necessarily in this order. In between the 3 parts you hang out with the rest of your interviewees in the lobby of the peoples department. First, and not necessarily in this order, Logbook revision with some HR questions at the end. The 2 core ones that you should really have developed extensively and ready at the tip of the tongue are why SWA and tell us about yourself and your flying career. They will ask these more... Continue reading this interview experience

  7. Jan 23, 2023 Very smooth day. Just relax and be yourself. HR it’s funny they play good cop bad cop just laugh. Logbook just talking Pilot stuff. Scenario turbulence en route pax got injured. All questions are in this website. Good... Continue reading this interview experience

  8. Jan 23, 2023 Great experience. I used a service and thought it was very beneficial. Fuel contamination was the scenario I got for the sbq. Hr felt more like a casual conversation rather than an interview. Everything on this site is spot on. Good... Continue reading this interview experience

  9. Jan 23, 2023 We showed up at 6:45 and stood around for a while chatting with the 20 other AM applicants before we got a brief. We then were taken back one by one for either your SBQ, Logbook review or HR in no particular order and there were a lot of SW pilots and HR employees doing the interviews. SBQ was first, (view the Sim/Scenario in the study guide of this website).  After I asked for feedback and was given none. HR was next. One HR person and one pilot. Both were great. Very typical... Continue reading this interview experience

  10. Jan 12, 2023 I chose the 0800 time slot. Arrived around 0745 and waited in the lobby with all the other folks in suits. Just like all the previous reports started with a tour from a couple of the pilots on the interview team. This is really selling the company to you and seeing just how much they've invested into the LEAD center. SWA is adding on to the building with LEAD 3.0. After that we all went into a conference room where another pilot on the interview team gave us a presentation on how SWA got... Continue reading this interview experience

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