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UA Will Handle UAX @ ORD  
User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

It looks like UA employees will handle all UAX @ ORD. The word going around is that they need 200 more rampers. I know there are plenty of laid off rampers right now.

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

If this is true.........

THANK YOU GOD!


User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Quoting Ramprat74 (Thread starter):
It looks like UA employees will handle all UAX @ ORD. The word going around is that they need 200 more rampers. I know there are plenty of laid off rampers right now.

Do you have anything to back this up?



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User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

FriendlySkies,

If you think it is bad in Chicago, you ought to come out to IAD once to see how this mess is. While ORD may not be perfect, IAD is many orders of magnitude worse.....



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User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2022 times:

If it's true it's another decision that really makes me shake my head. Is UA going to do it for less money? What happened to saving money?


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7661 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2003 times:

Until someone can back this up, I'll say its not going to happen. As others have pointed out, are they going to pay them mainline wages & benefits to work the UAX ramp?????? That elimates one of the major cost savings for the regionals. I don't buy this rumor one bit.

User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1991 times:

SAAB,

You can thank UA for that lovely ramp screw up in IAD. UA is the one that went with DGS. Huge mistake! The way I see it, just one of MANY huge mistakes that UA management has made in the past year.



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User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1972 times:

Not true according to Friday's ATW Daily News.

Under an agreement with United that is subject to bankruptcy court approval, Air Wisconsin will continue to furnish ground handling for the Major at Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare and Denver.


http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=559



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1950 times:

Does anyone else think United keeping AWAC around, even if only for ground handling, is a sign that at some point UA wants them back flying for UAX? They have a long history together, and it's a distinct possibility once UA gets back on its feet.

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1947 times:

... until United can get enough of its own rampers back to handle the UAX flights...

with as many problems and issues UAX has had with UNPROFESSIONAL rampers, UA has decided it best to resume its own ground handling. You don't hear about UA rampers making the same f'ups that UAX rampers do.... trust me on this one!

-n


User currently offlineUALramperORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1917 times:

From what I hear, they will bring all part time ramp at ORD to full time, then back fill with new hires, most of whom will more than likely be ex-UAX employees.

User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1894 times:

Something doesn't sound right here. We do not ground handle at IAD, Delta Global does. And I believe that Skywest is the handling agent in DEN. How we can continue to ground handle at these stations when we don't even ground handle in the first place doesn't make a whole lot of sense and I would question the legitimacy of this source.

I think ASE will stay ZW handling. They have a lot of good people working there who have been around for a long time. Replacing them with someone else would not be very pretty and I don't think the beautiful people would appreciate it very much. Plus the fact that ASE will be closed for three months next May for runway construction gives UA more time. I would expect to see ZW planes in ASE for one more ski season because of that.

Anyways, we should know more in a couple of weeks, after the bankruptcy court approves this and details are made public.


User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1874 times:

I know that IAD is DGS, and it is a fiasco. At least most of the time.

I also think that the fat lady has not finished singing yet. There is still bluffing going on.

That said, we may well lose all of our flying with United. Maybe even the ground handling, but I have a feeling that there is still talk between AWAC and UAL on this whole thing. Neither really wants to lose the other.......

Yesterday I started a thread called US Airways and AWAC. I did not get a single response, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything new on that front?



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User currently offlineTedEx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 11):
We do not ground handle at IAD, Delta Global does. And I believe that Skywest is the handling agent in DEN. How we can continue to ground handle at these stations when we don't even ground handle in the first place doesn't make a whole lot of sense and I would question the legitimacy of this source.

ZW does their own ramp and CS in DEN, OO does their own as well. I'm under the impression that Mesa is done by someone else.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

New hires for United ramp are only making around $8 or $9 per hour right now. That's not much more than the contractor employees are making. It now takes 10 years to top out for ramp wages so hiring its own employees could be competitive for United....as long as they don't have to bring back older, (over) paid rampers.

User currently offlineTedEx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

That's actually less than ZW's starting wage. OO pays $9.75 in DEN and SLC, $10.70 in SFO.

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