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A Question For The Baggage Handlers  
User currently offlineHarvey From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

have any of you ramp guys worked on the 737-800NG aircraft yet. Just wondering what the major difference is for us guys. Also lets compare salaries with the different airlines. I'll start, at Qantas a fulltime baggage handler would earn about $50,000

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User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I dont work any of the 737NG as HP is going Airbus. But the pay for a fulltime Fleet Service agent as we are now called is 7.50 an hour to start and the top off after 15 years of service is 15.20 an hour under our current union contract. Plus a 1.00 extra if you are a Lead.

User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

The 800 bins are huge, but they have magic carpets which makes life real easy for the ramp!

User currently offlineAtlamt From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 246 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

I was a ramp guy untill I got my A&P. The bins are long and low kinda reminds me of a DC8 but like jettblasterp said they have magic carpets.

Fwd to MCO and Placard
User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

A ramper who has topped out at Southwest will make about $40K, without picking up or giving away their base shift (@ $22/hr). I had 13 years and was topped out. People who work OT can make lots more. My supervisor pulled down $70K last year (not including profit sharing), but he was a work-a-holic. Starting pay is $8.75/hr the first year & $10.18/hr the second with a 40 hour work week.

Is it true that you guys actually get inclement weather pay? My Ausssie pal told me that.....

User currently offlineAACrew Chief From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I just worked my first B737-800 at work today. To me it reminds me of a mini 757. Only real difference to me is that the water service is in the aft tail section on the 738 and the 757 is under the forward Catering door.

Now for the pay issue Base pay is about 42k yr thats about 23.05 hr

User currently offlineSilver_wing767 From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Well the lucky ramp rats that can work for an actuall airline will make lots more. I sadly work for a service company. I work at one of the worlds biggest, i work for globe ground north america.. formaly hudsen general.
I just want to say that today i work in -20 degree weather.. and made the same amount if it was +20.

Now to start off you will make 7.65.. but are new contract you will not top out... but who will stay at a compnay for 7.65 an hour. And it is ture if you work overtime the pay is great, but since 9-11.. no overtime in yul.

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