JetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5369 times:
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......
Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3148 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5066 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.
AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4945 times:
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!
Soaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4660 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
PilotNtrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
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.