Not exactly a trip report this but only forum I could think it could go in, basically this is what the title says, a typical day for me working on the ramp at Luton for easyJet..........
My day today started at 2pm, walked in the office at 1:50pm, my first job for the day was Geneva load, the aircraft was G-IGOO parked on stand 41 departure time was 2:30pm so give us 30 mins to load the aircraft, we took the 120 bags very small for Geneva, lucky if it less than 170 bags up to the aircraft put the belt loader onto the rear hold and loaded the bags, this took around 20mins, removed equipment from rear of aircraft, and then confirmed figures with despatch, removed rear stairs from aircraft, I then stood on the spot which is near rear of aircraft to stop traffic passing behind the aircraft during the push back, aircraft pushed back on time and we were clear to leave.
At 4:15pm our next job was Glasgow turn around, aircraft would be on stand 9 reg this time G-OHAJ, 53 bags coming off, we met the aircraft offloaded all the bags, loaded 40, aircraft pushed back ahead of schedule. We finished this job and were bounced straight to the next one, a new route for us the next one, Grenoble inbound going out to Edinburgh, aircraft was G-EZJG, we pulled 99 off and put 83 on, a big load for a domestic outbound!
by now the busy period had began, between 5pm and 7pm we would be handling around 15 turnarounds, luckily we were to get only 2 of them, we got Dortmund turnaround, always like this one, its the Airbus A319 G-EZBS was the aircraft for this one, we pulled again 99 off and put 90 on, about average for Dortmund, we finished the Dortmund turnaround before getting our last job of the busy period, Edinburgh to Basle the aircraft was the one we sent to Edinburgh earlier on, G-EZJG, nice small load off this one 35, the outbound was average for Basle, 92 bags, we again got this aircraft out on time, by now break time was upon us, we had around 1hr 30 mins before our next job.
After a KFC and numerous cups of tea it was time to get back to work, the time now was 8:20pm Glasgow turnaround, 53 bags came off this one and about 90 went on, nice easy load, nice small bags, always enjoy these ones, we got the aircraft ready for departure, most the pax were on but 2 were missing, 1 had a bag in the hold, so it were me who had to get in and look for the bag, half way through he search buried in bags, despatch called to let us know the passenger had turned up, RHAAAAAA.
By now 8:50pm it were nearly home time, last job was Aberdeen offload G-EZJA scheduled for 9:10pm, not too long to wait and only 63 bags coming off, got back down to crew room, to check its flight status, aircraft was still in Aberdeen, estimated arrival 9:40pm RHAAAAAAA eventually the aircraft touched down around 9:50pm we had to wait for the aircraft to taxi to stand, be chocked and be safe enough to approach, we eventually got it all offloaded by 10:10pm only 1 hour late, last job was to put the Aberdeen bags on the domestic inbound belt for the passengers to collect.
Finally got back to office collected my things and headed out the door home for 3 days well earnt rest!