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How Old Do Rampers Have To Be?  
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I would like to apply for a ramp position at Salt Lake City Intl. Airport and I was wondering how old rampers have to be. Im 16 and soon will be 17. Does anyone know the age limit for some of the airlines that are there?

Thanks!  Big thumbs up

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
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You have to be 18 I think and have a High school Diploma. If there is more then someone will let you know.

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User currently offlineCo 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

i know somone who once worked as a ramper at Cedar Rapids Airport at age 17. hope that helps

User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

If you want to work for an FBO or some contract service outfit, they may hire you at 17 but to work for an airline you must be 18 years of age. If an FBO will hire you, it would help you get an airline job in the future as you would already have line experience by age 18! You should contact any of the FBOs at the bottom of this site- SLC Airport Info

At least 18 years old
High School diploma or GED
Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
Able to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively
Must be able to communicate using a two-way radio
Ability to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop often
Well groomed and physically fit
Available to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime
Able to read and write English; bilingual skills encouraged but not required
Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986.

First year pay: $8.75/hr
Second year Pay: $10.18/hr

from the SWA Ramp Agent careers page

User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

At GlobeGround North America in SLC, you must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma.
GlobeGround is owned by Lufthansa German Airlines, and they do provide flight benefits.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I thought at America West you had to be 16 and possess a valid drivers liscense.

User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

To be a Fleet Service Agent(Ramp) with America West you have to be 18 years old, High School graduate, pass a drug test as well as a 10 year back ground check, able to lift up to 70lbs. These are just the basic requirements.
Starting pay is 7.50 hr with a .25 raise after six months then you get a raise once per year.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

I would think 18.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

For ACA you must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent. Possses a valid drivers liscence, pass an FBI fingerprint background check, a 10 year employement and residency background check, able to repetitively lift 75 lbs.

I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineFleet service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Not to mention being exposed to the elements for extended periods of time.Nothing like having wet feet for ten hours. Yeah sure

Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Ok thanks for the answers. Is there any competition at all?

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1964 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I've been trying to get a job as a ramper/FBO attendant here in austin, and it has been exceedingly difficult. I'm a 19 year old college student looking for a part time/summer job. To put it bluntly, No one is hiring, at least around here. Just check all the airline's website. You'll see that there are no openings for 99% of the positions.

Expect a REALLY hard time right now unless you have connections to someone farther up the hierarchy for whoever you wish to work for.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2522 times:


My company (SkyWest) is hiring for Ramp Agents in SLC... but you do have to be 18 and have a high school diploma before applying at SkyWest. But it's definately a very cool company to work for!!! (And there's my plug...  Smile)


Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

As a general rule, any ramp service employee has to be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, possess a valid driver's license, pass a drug test, and pass a 10 year background check. This isn't just some requires the airlines came up with, these are the requirements set forth by the FAA. Some airlines also require the ability to lift 50 lbs or more with no real strain (some of those bags get pretty heavy), and have no criminal record (other than traffic tickets). I would not be surprised if the FAA strengthens those requirements in the wake of 9/11.

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