DLH404 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
Could anyone of you suplly me some information on the job as a ramping agent? I spent a really long time now looking for information on that job, but can only find information on being ramping agent in the usa.
I do need information for germany or europe.
Which companys train you on that job?
What qualifications are needed?
Any information or contact adress is highly appreciated.
Avratdwc From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1024 times:
Hey man, I was a ramp agent before I got into the cockpit. It was a fun time. The job had its ups and downs. As far as becoming a ramp agent in the States,, you usually have to do a resume and give it to the lead agent or station manager at the airport you will be interested in working at. They are usually the ones who will be interviewing you and offering a job. Simply put, go to the airport, when the ticket agents are not busy ask them about information on becoming a ramp agent, do what they say and wait from there. When you are hired you will be trained in handling the tyypes of aircraft and then on customer service etc. All depends on the airline and what they want there ramp agents to know. Well I hope this helped, maybe you will be working one of my flights in the future. Good Luck!!!!!
Write if you have any more questions
DLH404 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
Thank you both for your information. I highly appreciate your help.
OE-CMR, do you know if there is anything avaible on the internet. I looked at the Lufhansa sites and cannot find any information. I worked 2 years now as an editor for a computer magazine, but for various reasons I now look for this job.
Does your wife work in Frankfurt?
Does the job as a ramping agent involve everything from loading the a/c, lookin that water and stuff is supplied and further coordinate all the crew that has to work on that a/c to get it out in time?
Lindbergh From Germany, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 997 times:
DLH404: Work on the ramp is very interesting. It is also hard work as you have to co-ordinate an arrival and a departure within the scheduled turnaround times. A good place to start is to hit the books and do the IATA Station Management course. It costs around US$310, and you will have to do the exam at MIA. I have done it together with other IATA courses, all of which are very interesting, but above all well recognised by the major airlines. Should you require further information, just e-mail me.