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Most Important Job At An Airport.  
User currently offlineA330 From Belgium, joined May 1999, 649 posts, RR: 7
Posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Who has the most demanding and important job in a mayor airport?
After exluding the air traffic control, I would say that the Slots Coordinator has a very important job!


Shiek!
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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Sometimes in my work I have to deal with the portuguese slots coordinator and I know it's hard to satisfy the airline requests, sometimes just impossible but they have software to do that job and just have to accept, recuse, delete or give an alternative slot.
But talking about operational demands, aircrafts can land without slots coordinators.
After ATC I would put the ground staff who offers the handling services to airlines.
Just imagine that there is nobody to manouver the staircase near the aircraft so that the passengers can leave it. Yes, this is an exagerated example but is to show the importance of ground staff.
Other I remeber now is the meteo service, also very important.

Luis, Faro, Portugal


User currently offlineSontag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Ground crew and linemen are also important. They make sure the planes are fueled correctly,ground marshalling, chocking, FOD checking, baggage handling, de-iceing, to name a few. Really, every job is important I suppose.

User currently offlineLordkimble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

I would say that the luggage handlers have a very important job. Imagine the problems that come up in the day for them. They have to know where and what they are doing and do it fast so they can get to another plane. If they screw up they can put a chain of delays throughout the airport! That could be hell!

User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

I can't see one person or position as the most important. It is a team
effort. From the ticket counter to the gate to the ramp. Miss one and the plane is not going anywhere.

The job I would not want is the Baggage Agent. Dealing with "mis-directed" luggage and those angry pax.



User currently offlineSontag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Doing baggage can be hard work. You have to work extremely fast in all types of weather, where there's no time for slowing down. I'll tell you, I got quite a workout doing that job! We also had to clean the 11:30 Delta that came in, and we didn't have much time to do it. It wasn't really a mentally challenging job, just very fast and hard work.

User currently offlineF27 From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

It is a team effort from all. Without the enginering team no body would be going anywhere as any body can do anyones job but the engineer is the most highly trained person other than the drivers up front. so with out them no body goes anywhere

User currently offlineFsimmer From Norway, joined Jun 1999, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Those who makes pilots and air traffic controllers coffee!


fsimmer
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