working2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
Well the two big contractors at IAD are WFS and Swissport, so they will most likely be handling the bulk of the operations. But Emirates may have a few actually Emirates hired employees to ensure the airline is run tight.
So to answer:
1. At IAD, most of the international carriers use either Swissport, WFS, or DGS as their ramp people and their gate agents, but still have a few direct hired from the airlines to make sure everything is going accordingly.
2. It's hard to be assigned to a specific airline when you're working for the contractors unless you have a special language skill that will help. So basically you could be assigned to any airline by say Swissport, and you'll work with that airline.