I haven’t started my flight training yet so I know this situation is way down the road, but I was just wondering what y’all would do in this situation. My dream is to fly for either United or Delta. After gaining the needed PIC hours at a regional, you would likely start applying to the bigger carriers. United/Delta/American are the most competitive passenger carriers, so your resume must look good to get an interview. If my ultimate goal is to fly for either United or Delta, but I got accepted by a smaller carrier like Alaska or Southwest, would you guys take the job or continue to gain PIC hours at a regional hoping to go straight to a legacy carrier?
I guess another side question is would remaining a captain at a regional, or FO at a major carrier like Southwest put me in a better situation to make it to my dream of United or Delta? I know you guys don’t deal with hiring, but I’m sure you still have good opinions.