Boston92
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Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:53 am

Do the people who work in the airport (custodial staff, food, airline employees etc...) have to have some sort of clearance? How would you apply for a job there? Could Osama Bin Laden apply if he wanted to?
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:55 am

Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
Could Osama Bin Laden apply if he wanted to?

Yeah you just have to fill out this fo.... WTF? Osama?
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:59 am

Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
Do the people who work in the airport (custodial staff, food, airline employees etc...) have to have some sort of clearance? How would you apply for a job there? Could Osama Bin Laden apply if he wanted to?

Anybody could apply there...but I would find it difficult to believe that Osama would get an interview.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:07 am

Well every one can apply for an job on the airport, however security is a lot more strict and the cases were "new employees" are dismissed or clearance refused are growing by the day and it puts employers on the spot......

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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:34 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Yeah you just have to fill out this fo.... WTF? Osama?

You knew what I meant. Fine, for all of the incompetence out there; "How easy would it be for a terrorist to apply for a job at the airport?"
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:36 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 4):

I was making a joke.... I must have forgotten this:  Wink
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:39 am

G'day Boston 92 Smile. At the airport I work at, everyone who is issued an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must go through a police check first. There are also different levels of ASIC clearance.

For instance, I work on the planes as a mechanic, thus I have access to the terminals and the tarmac. Other airport employees who work in duty free shops for example, only have access to the terminal, and not the tarmac. There are about 10 to 12 different types of ASIC card which entitle the wearer to different levels of clearance for different amounts of time period (temporary, semi-permanent, permanent).
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting Boston92 (Thread starter):
Could Osama Bin Laden apply if he wanted to?

At least we would know where he lived.

I've thought about getting a job at TUS before, but there was nothing that was really for me, and it's a long commute.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:44 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 5):
I was making a joke.... I must have forgotten this

Sorry for calling you incompenet, but the way your post was worded made you sound serious.

Quoting JetMech (Reply 6):
For instance, I work on the planes as a mechanic, thus I have access to the terminals and the tarmac. Other airport employees who work in duty free shops for example, only have access to the terminal, and not the tarmac. There are about 10 to 12 different types of ASIC card which entitle the wearer to different levels of clearance for different amounts of time period (temporary, semi-permanent, permanent).

Thanks for the info, Do you have to be an airport employee to hold an asic card, or do some high levels (VIP's) get these too, aka presidents, prime ministers, kings , queens etc...
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:47 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 4):
"How easy would it be for a terrorist to apply for a job at the airport?"

I don't know if this is really an appropriate question to answer as far as how easy or difficult it would be for a terrorist to get a job/aoa badge.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:53 am

Well a lot of employers like HMS Host, Prospect, Airserve have offices in the terminals where you can apply. For the TSA you have to apply online at www.tsa.gov and look up your home airport.

A lot of people come into ORD looking to apply for various positions for it's not uncommon.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:22 pm

When I was hired by AA I was to be an international arrivals and departures agent. We had to get FBI clearance to work in the customs hall. They told us even if we were hired by AA and refused by the FBI we were immediately terminated. However once I got my clearance It was sureal! I was hoping from one side of the DO NOT CROSS lines to the other in the customs hall. I was always used to obeying them usuall half asleep after a long flight  Smile!
 
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:47 pm

Everyone has an FBI background check. You have different clearance depending on your access to the aircraft, or AOA -Aircraft Operation Area. I do however believe that Osama manages Hudson News @ the LGA CTB
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:58 pm

Security aside....(we all have pretty extensive backround checks)...working at the airport is terrific, the entertainment value alone is priceless...there is nothing quite like the travelling public!!!
 
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:17 pm

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 8):
Thanks for the info, Do you have to be an airport employee to hold an asic card, or do some high levels (VIP's) get these too, aka presidents, prime ministers, kings , queens etc...

I am pretty sure you do have to be an airport employee to hold an ASIC Boston92. That been said, engineers who are employed at the adjoining QF Jet-base are not strictly employees of the airport, but they do have clearance to be on the tarmac at the terminal.

QF is actually an issuing authority for ASIC cards for its own employees. So are government departments such as customs and immigration. I think VIP's would have some sort of "transcendental" security clearance, and I am pretty sure they do not have ASIC's.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:38 pm

Quoting Ordpark (Reply 13):
working at the airport is terrific, the entertainment value alone is priceless...there is nothing quite like the travelling public!!!

I was so nervous when I started in 2004. Now there is no place like working in an Airport. In some form I am always entertained! Working in an Airporst has taught me what NOT to do when I fly!
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RE: Working At An Airport

Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:35 pm

You need to be cleared by all Security agencies concerned & hold a Police Verification Cleared record.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:18 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 8):
Thanks for the info, Do you have to be an airport employee to hold an asic card, or do some high levels (VIP's) get these too, aka presidents, prime ministers, kings , queens etc...

No, they wouldn't get a SIDA/AOA badge unless they worked on the airport. For example, when the UN meetings take place, many many many VIP's come in and normally do not go through a terminal. Their cars are waiting by the hardstand where the a/c is parking and those cars are being "escorted" by folks who do have SIDA clearances. So here at JFK, typically there are a couple of Port Authority NY/NJ cars to escort these folks off the AOA and onto normal streets.
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RE: Working At An Airport

Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:25 am

When I got hired by an airline I had to submit Fingerprint and urine samples as well as go through a corporate, FBI, and Postal service background check. Believe it or not, the Post Office has the most stringent standards as to who can touch the mail or not!
 
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RE: Working At An Airport

Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:15 am

If you want to work in Europe with costumer service you have to speak Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Thai and some understanding in one of the Scandinavian languages Norwegian, Swedish and Danish  chat  ! It´s not like = Do you speak French, Italian or German? This is working in airports in Europe!
 
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RE: Working At An Airport

Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:43 am

If you plan on working on the Tarmac.Get ready for lots of noise in real bad weather  Smile
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