Fasteddie07
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Ramp Photos

Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:42 am

i am taking US airways flight from LAS-CLT-AVP. A319 then a PSA Crj 700. I was wondering what you guys think the odds were if I asked a ramp agent or other maintenance employee if I could get out there real quick and take a photo of the CRJ at CLT or Scranton? Of course I know they would have to escort me but should I throw in that im military? Thanks
 
DeltaAVL
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RE: Ramp Photos

Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:51 pm



Quoting FastEddie07 (Thread starter):
I was wondering what you guys think the odds were if I asked a ramp agent or other maintenance employee if I could get out there real quick and take a photo of the CRJ at CLT or Scranton?

If they're not using jetbridges in AVP, just take on then. US doesn't use them at AVL..
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ake0404ar
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RE: Ramp Photos

Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:38 pm



Quoting FastEddie07 (Thread starter):
should I throw in that im military?

Why should you? Do you think it helps to get airside?

If no jetbrigdes are used at your stopover.....taking a picture won't be a problem. (get out of the bus, have your camera ready, snap one or two....)

Quoting FastEddie07 (Thread starter):
f I asked a ramp agent or other maintenance employee if I could get out there real quick

They might loose their job, if they bring a non badged individual airside..........!

prior to 9-11 mabye....Nowadays a whole different story

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Silver1SWA
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RE: Ramp Photos

Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:01 pm

Not too long ago, if I wanted to bring someone out on the ramp, I just had to go get permission from a manager and they would give me an escort pass. I did this a couple of times for friends that were interested in seeing life on the ramp. Unfortunately procedures have changed and you must have a special SIDA badge that shows you have escort authority. It can only be done on a necessary basis meaning you must have a reason to escort someone. Therefore only supervisors and managers now have the authority.

It might be different at each airport, but I would say unless you are boarding from air stairs, your chances of getting a random employee to let you out on the ramp are zero.
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RE: Ramp Photos

Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:10 pm



Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 3):
It might be different at each airport, but I would say unless you are boarding from air stairs, your chances of getting a random employee to let you out on the ramp are zero.

Especially when you're asking an airline personnel. A few months ago I was taken onto the ramp by an AVL FD firefighter, but I seriously doubt an airline employee would have done the same.
"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster

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