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Phase AAL AAY ASA DAL FDX FFT GTI JBU NKS SWA UAL UPS
Writing/Essay/Survey No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Knowledge/Aptitude Test Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes
Cognitive Screening No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
Psychological Test No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Simulator Ride No No   Yes* No No No No No No No No Yes
One-on-One Interview Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Panel Interview Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Situational Based Interview Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Company Physical Exam DOT test No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Internet Video Interview Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes No No No
  = Recent Change
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AAL American FDX FedEx NKS Spirit
AAY Allegiant FFT Frontier SWA Southwest
ASA Alaska GTI Atlas UAL United
DAL Delta JBU JetBlue UPS UPS
* Alaska sometimes conducts simulator evaluations depending on the pilot's experience level.