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Topic: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Neilalp
Posted 2004-05-03 00:04:55 and read 2922 times.

I've always wondered when Charter flights for companies like apple vacations, the planes such as Ryan Air, Champion, ATA all have staff at the International terminal, so who does the check in and the ground handling of the baggage? Does each airline hire their own people or is their some common company they use? If it is a company what is the name of it?

Thanks

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: ElectraBob
Posted 2004-05-03 01:00:25 and read 2906 times.

You bring up a good question...I sell many charter trips and my main concern is making sure people know where the Berry Int'l Terminal is located at DTW....sometimes, that is NOT easy  Smile.

Signature Flight Support used to handle many of the DTW charters, but that may have changed. I have flown Champion Air a few times, but not since Northwest Airlines employees handled check-in and ground support.

Ground services for the Nomads Boeing 727 that is based at DTW are handled by Butler Aviation.

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Airlinelover
Posted 2004-05-03 03:52:39 and read 2864 times.

For Ryan Int'l or other charters, Signature Flight Support handles the check in/ baggage/fuel. I have to admit. They were among some of the most unprofessional people I ever worked with. We had a 1-hr delay due to the a/c cleaning crew falling asleep in their minivan. I forgot who did the catering, but one time a catering truck pulled up, and one of the idiots (neither knew any english) blew the R1 slide on our A-321..

Champion handled their own, Signature MAY have done their baggage/fuel..

ATA check in was handled by Signature, as was their baggage/fuel.

Hope this helps.

Chris

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Neilalp
Posted 2004-05-03 03:56:40 and read 2860 times.

Well Butler and Signature are leads, but I'll keep searching.

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Neilalp
Posted 2004-05-03 03:58:01 and read 2854 times.

Thanks Chris. I just posted the last one right as you were posting.

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Airlinelover
Posted 2004-05-03 04:06:05 and read 2848 times.

http://www.bba-aviation.com/flightsupport/

Neil, I found that for you. It's signatures home page.

Chris

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: ScottysAir
Posted 2004-05-03 04:11:54 and read 2836 times.

I will check those out right now, Chris and what are you else was going on with DTW lately?

Regards!

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: Neilalp
Posted 2004-05-03 04:18:40 and read 2824 times.

I went to the website and oddly enough DTW isn't listed as a location of theirs. I know that's wrong as you see tucks at the airport with their name on it. Sounds like an outdated website.

Topic: RE: Charter Airlines Ground Support At DTW
Username: IndustrialPate
Posted 2004-05-03 04:24:09 and read 2828 times.

They were among some of the most unprofessional people I ever worked with

For somebody's who been fired -- err, laid off, from every job he's ever had, that's a pretty strong statement to make  Big grin.

[Edited 2004-05-15 05:49:58]


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