US Airways is boosting its number of gate and ticket agents at its Charlotte hub by more than 10%, according to The Charlotte Observer (free registration). The paper notes the move comes "after two high-profile customer service meltdowns" by US Airways at its southern hub, where passenger numbers are "surging."
Damn right. Few weeks ago, only one agent knew how to use the system -- my name is on the TSA Watch List -- so this agent was busy helping another customer with international ticket problems. No other agents could process my check in (to overcome TSA warning on the computer).
One agent admited she doesn't really understand the new system well.
RW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1348 times:
I have worked Shares, WorldSpan, PARs and Sabre and they are all somewhat similar for the basic stuff. Having worked on Sabre's QuickRes I can definetly tell you that I prefer the old native systems where you type everything in. Just my $.02
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Bridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 3): I know they have flown agents from PHX to PHL and CLT for a few months now to help with the Shares learning curve. I don't know if that is still going on or not.
it sure is... I'm one of the PHX agents out here til at least May 8!
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 4): CLT is going to be seeing new flights over summer. Probably the reason for the hiring wave.
While this is true, it's probably because the CLT agents never stopped pestering upper management about how short-staffed they are... and they really are very bad off when it comes to the number of agents in the hub. We're no longer in CLT to help them with the system (although we do), we're working as regular agents for now.
Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 5): It is. One of my good friends is a CSA for US here in PHX and he's in Charlotte for the next 10 weeks or something like that.
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
maybe they could send like...4...of them to nashville or something. i made the mistake of flying us to visit my friend in phl recently and there was no one to contact about seat changes/upgrades/anything until the flight was boarding...and all that employee could do was scan tickets..