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User currently offlineLanFan From United States of America, joined May 1999, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Hey guys,

Monday I start working at Miami International Airport. It is a summer program for students between the ages of 16-21 sponsored by the aviation department. I just have a few questions:

1. Do i get an airport ID?

2. They said I would work in "Land Side operations" what's that?

I go on monday for payroll processing and such, I look forward to sharing my experiences with you this some

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User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2368 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.

I hope this anwers all your questions.

Enjoy your summer job!

User currently offlineLanFan From United States of America, joined May 1999, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2340 times:


I appreciate all the help.


User currently offlineLanFan From United States of America, joined May 1999, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2305 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.

User currently offlineTom in no From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2295 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
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