Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1743 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?
ElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1727 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 .
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.
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Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1685 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.
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