Aerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
Every airport is divided into two basic sections:
1. Land side: this is the aera to which the public has free access, such as the arrival and departure halls etc...
2. Air side: this is the area which can only be accessed by authorised airport employees and passengers with a flying ticket. Every time you want to go from land side to air side, you will have to go through customs (passing through a metal detector and an ID-check).
Some airports require an airport ID for both land side and air side, some only for air side.
The apron of an airport is always air side, so unfortunately for you, you won't get to walk between the aircraft.
LanFan From United States of America, joined May 1999, 86 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
Well I spoke to the program coordinator today and she told me that monday I go in for Payroll Processing as well as a Security course (to get ID) and a tour of the airport. iM looking forward to posting up the 411 on my new job.
Tom in no From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
If you were coming to work at MSY, and....
1.airport ID)......you required unescorted SIDA access, you would need an ID, but you would go through FAA-approved SIDA and driver training before you got that ID.
2. Landside ops departments vary from airport to airport. MSY's Landside dept. is responsible for the parking garage, taxis, limos, shuttles, basically everything from the front doors forward. Other airport's depts. cover the entire terminal.
We're having an intern start with us shortly, as well, and have had numerous ones in the past.
Good luck at MIA.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina