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User currently offlineD.Valerio From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 973 times:

This might seem like a strange question to ask, but I'll ask it any way...

As we all know there are many different jobs in an airport- What I am referring to are job positions similar to these;

a.) Passenger Assistance:
Administration/ Customer Service/ Supervisor type positions within airlines etc...
b.) Air Cargo: Administration/supervisor/load planning etc...

"What would be the best way to go about looking for (any) available positions at an airport?"
Contacting an individual Airline?
Contacting airport management?

Are there any other options?

Any well-informed input is welcomed; please - it is a very simple question. No "heated" responses needed... Thanks in advance,

New York

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 971 times:

You can try both the airport management or some airlines.
There are other's like refuelling agents, catering, handling agents, security, crew shops, cleaning, etc...

It can be hard becuse when there's a job available, it's just known inside the airport, so you better get a friend who works there or read carefully some newspapers to be always updated.

Luis, Faro, Portugal

User currently offlineAF777 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Most Airlines' websites have an employment section which includes airport positions. Also, if you search airlines with Yahoo, when you click on most airlines listed in bold faced type, there will be a sub-section for employment.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29939 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Mirage gives good advice there.

Keep in mind that many airlines have the same job but give it different titles. For example I have worked as a....

Cargo Handler
Cargo Agent
Bag Handler
Ramp Service Agent

All of them where basicly the same job-Throwing bags.

Your best bet is to find out who the airlines are out there. If you aren't bent on getting airline bennies you'll also want to find out who the ground support contractors are. A lot of airlines contract out their ground support activites. These are the preople to talk to. The airport managers office will know who the airlines, contractors and FBO's are on the feild, but other then getting contact info from them I don't see them really being much help.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Go to the airport near you and pay attention to bag carts, if there is logo different then airline name it means that they are contractors. (that is just a tip) Its a lot easier to get job as a contractor then directly from the airline, of course with exceptions when they need people.
April is my last month working as a contractor. I'm working like a slave 80hrs per week without flight benefits. My next step is working for an airline.


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 970 times:

If you're looking for a high-level job within an airline, the best thing to do would probably to send a resume with cover letter to the main employment office for the airline. All the major airines have dedicated web-sites for prospective employees.

As AF777 said above you can go to these pages via Yahoo.

User currently offlineD.Valerio From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (16 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Thanks for the info guys...very much appreciated;

New York

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (16 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 970 times:

You are from NYC??????

You should have no problem to find a job at the airport!!! JFK, LGA, EWR!!! Man with the silver spoon!!


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