Red Panda
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What Is Ramp Rats?

Fri Nov 24, 2000 12:04 pm

what is ramp rats?

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RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Fri Nov 24, 2000 12:06 pm

Its a slang word for people who work on the ramps.

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Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly

RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Fri Nov 24, 2000 1:45 pm

A "ramp rat" is someone who works pretty damn hard, gets treated bad, and gets paid very little. They are Customer Service Agents.

I would like to extend a happy thanksgiving to all those on the ramp tonight!
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RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Fri Nov 24, 2000 8:37 pm

Sorry to disappoint DC-9capt, a ramp rat in Australia certainly isn't a customer service agent. Ramp rats are the guys who load and unload the freight and bags off the flights. We have no contact with the whinging passengers at all!! Yes, we do work hard but I find the pay alright.
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RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 3:26 am

Harvey, thx for telling us what ramp rats are. thx.

R panda

RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 4:13 am

What they are...

In my humble opinion, they are some of the unsung
heroes of the airline industry!

"They" have pulled buzzing or ticking bags off aircraft
I've been strapped to numerious times...

"They" have pointed out aircraft damage (after pilot
walk around completed) numerious times...

"They" are the ones who take the extra time to go find
a little girl's puppy and make sure it's on board.

"They" help keep us safe and make us look good.

(us = the entire airline employee team)

Captain Joe Richter, American Airlines
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RE: What Is Ramp Rats?

Sat Nov 25, 2000 4:19 am

They are also the ones that will guarantee that the more "FRAGILE" stickers are on your package, the more it will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, and rustled.
I speak from experience.

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