|Quoting womenbeshoppin (Reply 2):|
An 8 hour shift on a high volume hub station located in Pennsylvania in the domestic concourse would typically see 3 "turns" and a terminator for mainline airbus aircraft, 319/320/321 or 4-5 "turns" and a terminator on a gate with mostly 170/175s. It would rarely differ from that. Unless you were lucky enough to have a plane go Tech on your gate and sit the rest of the day. Loved those days!!!!
It's about the same for a high volume hub station in Arizona
My personal records for a gate are 6 turns and a terminator in 8 hours (all 733s), and there was one day where I literally did zero flights.
But my specialty (and regular bid) is connecting bags (CONX/ABR). An average mainline-mainline PM
shift will have me running 3-4 flights, and about double that if I'm running mainline-express (although it's usually a lot less bags total). AM
shifts are a little busier, with the average being upped by 1-2 flights/shift.
I think a better term is under-appreciated.
FWIW, I have NEVER heard anyone say they don't miss working the ramp.