AlitaliaORD
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Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:03 am

Are there summer jobs available to young people with the airlines or around the whole airport scene?
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September11
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:10 am

there are intern positions at airline headquarters. summer jobs for young people at airports are unlikely.
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NWA757
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:18 am

There are intern positions at airline headquarters, I know of some at Northwest. Unfortunately, in this day and age summer jobs at airports are going to be hard to find unless you are willing to work for the terrible TSA! Good Luck.

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SBE727
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:18 am

hi there,

i know you are in the states but i know over here... servisair... a ground handling agent recruits check in staff from the age of 18 for short/ad hoc assignments.

if your on summer break during uni and have a couple of months off then they would take you purely for the peak summer season...jun-end of aug just for check in only as it would take too long to gain an airside pass with the current situation.

Servisair/Globeground are based all over the world so you may find that they operate near you and may have these kind of vacancies...good experience. they're not all bad.

cheers

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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:48 am

Hi, a few years ago someone told me that it was possible to work for Tunisair as a flight attendant during the summer... I would really like to know if it is true or not. Maybe some other airlines do that during the peak season ??

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jamotcx
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:41 am

summer jobs for young people at airports are unlikely

hmm, over here they are quite easy to come by. Especially as an awful lot of extra staff is needed with the summer charter season. I've worked at EGCC every summer since the age of 18.

This is a pic from last summer, my van next to a tommy cook 757  Smile




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MATTHEWKH
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:02 am

Possibly your best bet here in the States for a summer airport job are at the smaller GA airports. My first jobs at the age of 13 were washing dishes for a deli and mopping hangers at my local airport. Look at maybe doing some front desk work at a flight school or something; its a great way to start getting your network built up.
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A3204eva
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:11 am

I work at Servisair BLK (Blackpool) and Im 16 Smile

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MATTHEWKH
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:22 am

Unfortunately, here in the States labor laws do not allow anyone under 18 to work in "potentially hazardous" work environments. If you want to be out on the ramp where the action is, you gotta be 18.
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:59 am

Im 16 and Im on the ramp everyday as well as check-in.

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AlitaliaORD
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:15 am

Damn, and i was just in the U.K.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy..........actually, im From chicago though, and unlike most airlines, United lets you start at 17.
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:59 am

Here at KCCR you can be a fuel guy and all you need to have is a drivers license. Not as fun as other jobs but still fun!

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captover
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:13 pm

I got a job at Dulles Airport for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority working as a new Student Ambassador helping passengers get around all the crazy construction and security lines and I'm only 17. I got the job and everything but got screwed over when they told me I had to be in mandatory training for a week 9-5 so they could "show me where the terminals were." I already have another job and cannot take off for a week for training. I think I already know my way around the airport better than the some of the people working at MWAA. The people at MWAA are so disorganized that I'm amazed that Dulles and Reagan are still operating.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:31 pm

I pushed wheelchairs and escorted UM's for American at DFW. We also take a bags and other things like driving the carts for passengers. We had people as young as 16 working. Your at the airport and always around whats going on, plus access to the jet-bridge and ramps sometimes.

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BryanG
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:31 pm

Sbe727 raises the best bet:

Most of the larger airports in the US have ground handling companies that the cargo carriers (DHL, UPS sometimes, US Postal Service-Ryan, etc.) contract with for staff and equipment. You can be a ramp agent just like the airlines, but with mail sacks and boxes instead of luggage. I did that for three summers with a company called Worldwide Flight Services at GSO. It was dream-come-true work for a true airport-lover, although the work day was from 9pm to 6am the next morning!

Worldwide has a big division at ORD too...

But when I worked for them it was before September 11th and security was no big deal--- now I'm not sure if it's as feasible for a company like that to hire someone for only seasonal work. But there's no harm in asking.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:15 pm

I tried like hell to get an airport job in the Cincinnati area this summer, but struck out in every way. Most everywhere I tried said that they couldn't justify hiring someone for 3 months because the training required was too much for a temporary position. I even interviewed and was offered a lineman position at the FBO at Lunken, the local GA field, but the offer was rescinded when the supervisor found out that I was only summer work. That kind of pissed me off because I had made sure that was clear about 3 times on the application and also when I went in and asked for an application, so it kind of felt like a waste of my time when the guy called me in to take a job that I had made clear they didn't want me for. I mean, really... I wasn't going to drop out of college to be a bizjet rampie, no matter how cool that would have been.

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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:35 pm

They are available. I got one in airport operations at Teterboro airport and I love it. Everyone says that its impossible to get one at 16 (im 16) but just call every place that you can think of and explain your situation. Tell them that you love aviation and are willing to do anything just to be around planes. When you call though make sure that you have a resume written up and offer to send it immediatle, it will make you look professional. It may be tough to find some but if you get someone who loves aviation as much as most a.netters do then he will want to get you involved and will offer you a position. Thats how i did it. Good luck and I hope that it works out for you. E-mail me and let me know what happens
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AlitaliaORD
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:58 pm

you know what i think would be the ideal airport job........the guy who cuts the lawn. assuming the hours are like 6-2, you (if you lived in northamerica) would get to see the asian carriers and most european carriers arrive. You would be so close to the planes and you would'nt have to deal with the complaining passengers. You could just chill watch some planes and listen to some tunes. Of course im sure the hours are in the middle of the night because thats when there is no traffic, but hey, let me dream
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:12 pm

This has inspired me to try and get a job at PHL when I get back from MIA. I'm 16 also, I need to work at an airport bad.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:22 pm

I am going to try to get a job at LIT next year after I graduate in May but I leave for BMT in February so it will be a little more than a summer job. Going into the military and being able to work for a few more months after the summer should increase my chances.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:38 pm

If your in a major college town, it would be easier to try in early August, mid December, March-April, or early May to apply for a job. Here are the reasons why.

BTW... MSN is the home to University of Wisconsin. You will have extra heavy loads in August with everybody coming to school, most flights overbooked. December/January is of course winter break, so everybody who comes in August leaves for Christmas. And they come back mid January. That time of the year is definately toughest. Try stuffing 108 bags in an ERJ! Its not easy, trust me! March and April ofcourse SPRING BREAK!!! so you have everybody leaving for Florida/Mexico/Bahamas/etc. Thats about 2 weeks of hell also. More for the ticket agents than the baggage handlers. Finally, in May school lets out and everybody once again skips town overbooking flights and making everybodys life at the airport a living hell! Just Kidding! Then the whole routine starts all over again. So, if your in a college dominated town, those are your best chances to get a job with an airline.

A lot of the other suggestions have been good also.
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:13 am

I'm currently interning with JetBlue Technical Operations in Forest Hills, NY. I spend quite a bit of time at JFK although my desk is at the company headquarters. Once you're in college, challenge yourself with an airline internship - so far, my experience has been quite remarkable.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:10 am

JamoTCX do you know if there are any jobs at Manchester Airport now? Because I really want and need a job now I have finished College

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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:32 am

AlitaliaORD: When I was a kid, driving the lawnmower tractor at GSO was my dream job too!

Let me add to my earlier post by saying that there's a whole lot less training involved in being a cargo ramper than a ramper for a pax carrier. Most of the pax airlines are only looking for long-term prospects... people they can send to a hub for a week for training and employ for years.

Pax airline rampers need to learn everything... how to pump the toilet tanks, the proper way to secure a casket with a dead body inside, etc... stuff that cargo rampers don't need to know anything about.

On the other hand, cargo rampers start on the easy jobs and get on-the-ramp training. I was crawling around in the belly of a 757 my first night after getting hired.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:14 am

I got my job at 16 because I knew how everything worked and I did work experience at BLK too. I actually got offered a job after work experience had finished, so I didn't even have to apply Big grin

By the way....I don't just work in the summer hols Smile

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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:19 am

AlitaliaORD- I use to refuel out at ORD. Since i moved out north or Rockford it would be pointless to still drive that far for the job i had. Now i refuel at RFD.

GlobeGround North America
10600 Higgins Rd.
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They are ALWAYS looking for fuelers. Easy job and would be great for the summer.
 
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RE: Summer Airline Jobs

Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:51 am

I work at VIE, and I'm 17... I can go out to the planes whenever I want to, I also can get inside the plane, I often talk to pilots, flight attendants... they even offer us something to drink...
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