This may be a really dumb question, but I was always told there was no such thing as a dumb question so I will ask it anyway. To fly for an airline, do you have to start out a regional level and work your way up through there, or could you possibly go straight to the big airlines. I know that getting hired on with a big airline would be very unlikely for someone who never flew regional, but it seems as though I've seen this talked about somewhere else, but there was not an answer to their question. But if someone did have the required number of hours, skills, connections, and a lot of luck, would there be a chance of going straight into the airlines. Or is that even possible?