UAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2038 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?
It takes a bug to hit a windsheild but it takes guts to stick
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7341 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1923 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.
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1870 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.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1867 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!
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4123 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1814 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.
Saab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1794 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?
TedEx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1766 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.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1628 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.