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Need Help: I Wanne Be A Ramping Agent  
User currently offlineDLH404 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Hello.

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.

Thanks,  Big thumbs up

Jan Urban

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User currently offlineAvratdwc From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 860 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


User currently offlineOecmr From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 854 times:

hi!

i was a ramp agent for lauda air in vienna, and my wife is a ramp agent for lufthansa.....

if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

greetings, OE-CMR


User currently offlineDLH404 From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 843 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?

Thanks&Danke,

Jan Urban


User currently offlineLindbergh From Germany, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 833 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.
Good luck


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