E-mail the companies. They have a Contact Us link on their sites. They'll get back to you fairly quickly.
I got my B737 type rating through Higher Power, and it cost $7380. Add in the cost of hotel rooms ($47 per night for 14 nights) and food and you'll be around $8000 even. There are some programs that are cheaper, such as K&S Aviation in Phoenix. I think they advertise for just under $6000. A type is a type, but I still wouldn't give up the experience of going to Higher Power. They have a great bunch of guys and gals working down there in Dallas, and I left feeling like I actually learned something about the airplane.
Get the type after the job offer. (assuming you want to get it to work for Southwest). I have seen guys turned down at other airlines because the interviewer asks "why do you have a 737 type?" They know why you have it and they are afraid that if they hire you, you are going to jump on the first time you get a chance to go to Southwest. Its good to get it if you know you are getting the job. But for an interview it just not worth it. just my 2 cents
I used FTI as well. Great deal $4999, cheap and very fast. Did it in DAL and they guys were good down there.
I didn't nor would I have done the training without the job offer. Just too much money to spend in hopes of getting hired. Unless you have that kinda cash to possibly blow. I think as well SWA does not care how you get the type as long as you got it.
"Because SWA is the only game in town interviewing. I'm doing what I can to better myself for a prospective job."
I actually know people who have been hired at other airlines with the type. It isn't so much if you have the type, but how you answer the question when or if asked. Just my 2 cents.
All good food for thought guys. Thanks for the input. The problem is, now that all other hiring has stopped, SWA ha a stack of apps a mile high, and the shorter of those stacks is the "with type" one.
As far as the money goes, with our on time bonus checks, I should have it paid off in no time........