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What Is Ramp Rats?  
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

what is ramp rats?

r panda

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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Its a slang word for people who work on the ramps.

Best Regards,

Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

A "ramp rat" is someone who works pretty damn hard, gets treated bad, and gets paid very little. They are Customer Service Agents.

I would like to extend a happy thanksgiving to all those on the ramp tonight!

User currently offlineHarvey From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Sorry to disappoint DC-9capt, a ramp rat in Australia certainly isn't a customer service agent. Ramp rats are the guys who load and unload the freight and bags off the flights. We have no contact with the whinging passengers at all!!

Yes, we do work hard but I find the pay alright.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1432 times:

Harvey, thx for telling us what ramp rats are. thx.

R panda

User currently offlineJoe_R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 days ago) and read 1426 times:

What they are...

In my humble opinion, they are some of the unsung
heroes of the airline industry!

"They" have pulled buzzing or ticking bags off aircraft
I've been strapped to numerious times...

"They" have pointed out aircraft damage (after pilot
walk around completed) numerious times...

"They" are the ones who take the extra time to go find
a little girl's puppy and make sure it's on board.

"They" help keep us safe and make us look good.

(us = the entire airline employee team)

Captain Joe Richter, American Airlines

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 days ago) and read 1423 times:

They are also the ones that will guarantee that the more "FRAGILE" stickers are on your package, the more it will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, and rustled.
I speak from experience.

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