BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 04:06:10 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
Its a slang word for people who work on the ramps.
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DC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 05:45:20 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1191 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!
Harvey From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 12:37:37 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1165 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.
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 19:26:55 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
Harvey, thx for telling us what ramp rats are. thx.
Joe_R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 20:13:44 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1146 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
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted
Fri Nov 24 2000 20:19:04 UTC (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1143 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.