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Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 6:01 am

Who has the most demanding and important job in a mayor airport?
After exluding the air traffic control, I would say that the Slots Coordinator has a very important job!
Shiek!
 
mirage
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RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 7:20 am

Sometimes in my work I have to deal with the portuguese slots coordinator and I know it's hard to satisfy the airline requests, sometimes just impossible but they have software to do that job and just have to accept, recuse, delete or give an alternative slot.
But talking about operational demands, aircrafts can land without slots coordinators.
After ATC I would put the ground staff who offers the handling services to airlines.
Just imagine that there is nobody to manouver the staircase near the aircraft so that the passengers can leave it. Yes, this is an exagerated example but is to show the importance of ground staff.
Other I remeber now is the meteo service, also very important.

Luis, Faro, Portugal
 
Guest

RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 8:39 am

Ground crew and linemen are also important. They make sure the planes are fueled correctly,ground marshalling, chocking, FOD checking, baggage handling, de-iceing, to name a few. Really, every job is important I suppose.
 
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RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 9:19 am

I would say that the luggage handlers have a very important job. Imagine the problems that come up in the day for them. They have to know where and what they are doing and do it fast so they can get to another plane. If they screw up they can put a chain of delays throughout the airport! That could be hell!
 
wolfpacker
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RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 9:41 am

I can't see one person or position as the most important. It is a team
effort. From the ticket counter to the gate to the ramp. Miss one and the plane is not going anywhere.

The job I would not want is the Baggage Agent. Dealing with "mis-directed" luggage and those angry pax.

 
Guest

RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Wed Jun 30, 1999 1:12 pm

Doing baggage can be hard work. You have to work extremely fast in all types of weather, where there's no time for slowing down. I'll tell you, I got quite a workout doing that job! We also had to clean the 11:30 Delta that came in, and we didn't have much time to do it. It wasn't really a mentally challenging job, just very fast and hard work.
 
F27
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RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Thu Jul 01, 1999 1:54 am

It is a team effort from all. Without the enginering team no body would be going anywhere as any body can do anyones job but the engineer is the most highly trained person other than the drivers up front. so with out them no body goes anywhere
 
fsimmer
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RE: Most Important Job At An Airport.

Thu Jul 01, 1999 2:11 am

Those who makes pilots and air traffic controllers coffee!
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