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I Start My First Airline Job In 7 Hours!  
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 388 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Hey everyone;

Just wanted to let you know that I've landed a summer position with PSA Airlines, which is part of US Airways Express, here in STL.

I'll be on the Ground Operations team, working down on the ramp, with their CRJ and ERJ aircraft.

It's my first job in the industry, and I think it will be great experience for a college student like me, no matter how strenuous it'll be. Though, I've read on the forums that the job as a "ramp rat" can be fun.

I'll be at STL at 0730, for fingerprinting, and processing of my SIDA badge. After that, I begin orientation.

Looking forward to the travel benefits this summer, though I'm not sure if I get them right away or not.

Anyway, just wanted to share my excitement with everyone. Guess I should try to get a few hours of sleep......


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-Ryan

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User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
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Best of luck to you.....my first Airline job was also on the ramp at BOS 31 years ago....it is a great place to start...especially with a small carrier...

User currently offlineJOSS21 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

Congrats Ryan, good luck tomorrow!

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

Congrats and good luck as well...Just past the 10yr mark in aviation myself, started out as a ramper at EWR for Signature on BA 747-100s and TAP L1011s...

Jeffrey



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Congrats, and best of luck to you...I should check into that.


SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 929 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Most important: have fun... and make connections, you never know where they may lead!



LD4



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User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

ME too with Air Tran at SFO  Smile. I am so EXCITED!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

congrats ryan. welcome to US Air. if you ever nonrev to LGA let me know as i'm on the ramp there. again, welcome. oh, and i have a few horror stories to tell you about the EMB-145...


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5477 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5000 times:

Congrats kid, enjoy it .. it'll be a time you'll never forget and hopefully more to come!

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Bring a bottle of water to the fingerprinting, it could take a couple hours to get in and get all the processing done. Sitting at the badging office at STL might be one of the most boring events in the world. You have a choice of staring at the wall or the people waiting for hotel shuttles. Also, remember to keep your head on a swivel when you're on the ramp. Especially in that corner of STL. RJs and DC-9s everywhere, gate 17S is also very busy so there is tons of GSE trucks running around.

Welcome to the fun of STL.



DMI
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

Congratulations to you!! Just be on-time, listen to your lead and just keep your mouth shut...Im kidding! LOL! Honestly, have fun with the job!! But other than that.....Congrats!!  Big thumbs up


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 388 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Cancidas,

What type of horror stories do you have involving the ERJ? Yikes!

Pilotpip,

Who do you work for at Lambert? We'll have to hang out during a break or something. I really have no idea what to expect while working out there this summer.

Thanks for all of the good words everyone. I'll let you know how orientation went.

-Ryan


User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 548 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Hey bro....

Congradulations!!!!!!

Welcome aboard. I just started my first job in the industry today. I work for F9 as a CSA and I'm in college full time as well. If your job with PSA is for the summer only, you may want to also look at Frontier if you're interested. We have GREAT benefits......and I'm not sure if we're hiring, but I know that we're awaiting for government approval for STL -Mexico flights. Good luck on your first day. Welcome to the industry!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Travis


User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 388 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

Hey Travis:

I did apply with Frontier, but I guess they're not hiring right now, because I haven't heard back....

I may try to get a job with them down in MCO, once I'm back in DAB this August for school.

Though, it'd be great to get hired on with Delta or Continental right at DAB. The commute would be 2 minutes, versus an hour to MCO.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Ryan


User currently offlineDouglas7Seas From United States of America, joined May 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4777 times:

Congratulations Sir!!!

I hope this is the beginning of a long and happy career.


John



Be different; Be nice.
User currently offlineNethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1044 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

Congratulation!!!!
Enjoy the world of industry discount (ID) ticket  Smile
See you around!!!
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineJeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

How do you find out about open posistions. I too am a college student and will be in PDX for the summer. I always check the job ads for anything airline/airport and have inquired at PDX with no leads.

Congrats though and best of luck

JeckPDX



"Beer is proof that God Loves us and wanted People to be Happy" - Ben Franklin
User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

I was doing an internship at SQ in SFO (as a pax service agent) for last 3 months, and got a job offer just a week ago..... hopefully I will be starting the job in late July, or August......
Anyways good luck for ur job and have fun  Smile



If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going !
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4583 times:


Well, now you're working on the ramp, you can get closer to planes than the most of us do, so I WANT TO SEE SOME PICTURES!!  Big thumbs up

Congrats btw

FJWH  Smile



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlinePilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Hey Ryan,

Congrats on your PSA job. I work for Piedmont here in TYS. I have heard that PSA is a good subsidiary company to work for. Good luck on your first few days. I t will be exciting and nerve racking at the same time. I hope you enjoy it.



Brad



Booooo Lois, Yaaaa Beer!!!
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love it.

I know that feeling of excitement... this morning I found out my application for my first airline job has been successful.  Smile


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

congrats. i start 3 weeks from monday. cant wait.


Father, Son, HOYA spirit
User currently offlineSnnams From Ireland, joined Apr 2004, 288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

Well done my friend!!

I too have just secured my first job in the industry, starting monday!

Feels great to finally get your "foot in the door" of the airline business, doesnt it?!

By the way, i've seen the Industry discount ticket mentioned here, can anyone provide some more info on this? What can we expect in terms of discount?

Thanks!


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

I want to know how that first day went. I read your post 13 hours ago so I am sure you have thoughts to share. Your enthusiasm matches that of most here on A.net. A good sign. Good luck.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Shamrock747,

Well done that is great news. I'm so pleased for you. (was it the BA one ?)

BTW,

Are you going to be at LHR on Sunday at the visitors centre ?.

Oh, and well done to you too JetboyTWA.

You'll really enjoy it, pay might be crap but hey money isn't everything  Laugh out loud

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
25 StanstedFlyer : Nice one. Enjoy every moment and be safe!
26 Post contains images JetboyTWA : Hey everyone: Again, that's a lot for all of your kind words and suggestions. Today went well, really didn't do anything but paperwork. Began the day
27 PilotNtrng : Ryan, I bet you loved that paperwork didn't you? lol I bet they kill about half a forest of trees with all that paper. You are going to enjoy working
28 Post contains images OPNLguy : Congrats! A helpful hint: If any of your ramp buddies tell you (in a seemingly routine manner) to go fetch: 1. Jetblast 2. Propwash 3. Flightline ...o
29 PilotNtrng : OPNLguy- that's friggin hilarious lol. Im glad that sorta thing never happened to me. Im gullible enough to fall for it lol Brad
30 Post contains images Pilotpip : Hey Ryan, I work for AirBP, an FBO on the north side of the field. Look over at the hangar with the Sabreliner sign on the roof by the main CFR house.
31 Blackbird1331 : Okay, you are now one of the working class. Please do not get in front of me on the way to work tomorrow or I will have to yell at you, call you all s
32 Post contains images Atrude777 : OPNLGUY- WOuld you be the one to have fallen for that trick?? hahah anyway.. Good luck and congrats at ur new job jetboyTWA. WOuld have been nice to w
33 Post contains images OPNLguy : >>>OPNLGUY- WOuld you be the one to have fallen for that trick?? hahah anyway.. Nope, not me... Too aviation-oriented at a young age, I guess... The r
34 Post contains links and images JetboyTWA : Hey Alex: Yeah, I agree. I can't imagine how cool it would have been to work with the TWA heavies: Tristars, 747s, etc. Oh well, gotta move on I guess
35 Atrude777 : Ryan- now ur making me sad again haha, anyways im glad u got the job!!! Thats great I know a another friend of mine whos a ramp guy for US Airways exp
36 Nasmal : Congrats flyboy, I also just got an internship at an avionics company! GUESS WHO
37 Post contains images Taca : Best wishes and good fortune!
38 WidgetBoi : Congrats!!!!! jeremy
39 Post contains images JetboyTWA : Hey Mike (Nasmal).... Yeah don't worry buddy.... We'll head to London or something with a buddy pass. I forgot who you're working for in Miami though.
40 Devil505x : I thought STL was getting contracted out for USair?
41 JetboyTWA : PSA Airlines is in a contract with US Airways for their ramp operations. PSA Airlines doesn't fly in to STL, other feeders of US Airways do. -Ryan
42 Devil505x : oh I see. are you going to get PSA planes or all different kinds? I don't know if its becasue the CRJs are new to PSA or what but they take about a ha
43 JetboyTWA : US Airways Express operates flights in STL with both Transstates and Mesa, doing business as "US Airways Express". There are no PSA aircraft coming in
44 LambertMan : Jetboy, I wish I was in your shoes for this summer truthfully, I work at a golf proshop. Kind of bland if you ask me. I will say this for that area th
45 CougarAviator : Congrats!!! I've been trying to get on with Continental here in Houston on the management side, with no Success!!! I guess I'll have to try to make it
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