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by r311music
Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let It Snow For The Northeast!
Replies: 41
Views: 6901

RE: Let It Snow For The Northeast!

I hope it all ends before 3pm on Sunday. I'd really rather not work in a blizzard during my last week at working at <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>. Can't wait to get to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washingt...

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by r311music
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let It Snow For The Northeast!
Replies: 41
Views: 6901

RE: Let It Snow For The Northeast!

So glad I have Friday/Saturday off this month. Plus I work nights, so hopefully by the time 3pm rolls around Sunday, it's all done. Working on the ramp in snow can be miserable.

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by r311music
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO And COex At MDW, ORF, STL
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

RE: CO And COex At MDW, ORF, STL

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by r311music
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CO And COex At MDW, ORF, STL
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

RE: CO And COex At MDW, ORF, STL

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by r311music
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Humor - Baggage Handler
Replies: 21
Views: 5731

RE: Airline Humor - Baggage Handler

Haha being a baggage handler, I still find it humerous.

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by r311music
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Baggage Occurrence At Hartsfield With Delta
Replies: 1
Views: 2717

RE: Odd Baggage Occurrence At Hartsfield With Delta

Sometimes that happens. Maybe the other people assigned to his gate never showed up and are chillen in the breakroom or maybe they are busy with another flight. I've worked a few flights by myself for awhile until I could find someone to help.

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by r311music
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking Back...Airports You Used In 2005
Replies: 140
Views: 6494

RE: Looking Back...Airports You Used In 2005

Airport(s) <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>(x10) <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>(x7) <acronym title="Chicago - Midway Internati...

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by r311music
Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One for The Bag Handlers
Replies: 105
Views: 7355

RE: One For The Bag Handlers

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by r311music
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened At BDL Tonight?
Replies: 2
Views: 3257

RE: What Happened At BDL Tonight?

The new terminal A lost power around 2pm. Due to power loss, we had to manually run bags from the ticket counter, down an elevator, out to the ramp. We had 4 ramp agents running bags down while the other 5 of us loaded flights. Most flights waited about 30min-1 hour to be downloaded because we had 4...

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by r311music
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO WN Jobs!
Replies: 14
Views: 2760

RE: MCO WN Jobs!

Actually hiring. Thought about a transfer to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> from <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> but chose <acronym title="Baltimo...

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by r311music
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Remains On Southwest's Radar
Replies: 52
Views: 4170

RE: Charlotte Remains On Southwest's Radar

"Only a stones throw from ORF, and <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>/<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> are equal in distance from <acronym title="Richmond - ...

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by r311music
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ATL-MSY On AirTran 717
Replies: 3
Views: 4742

RE: ATL-MSY On AirTran 717

Glad to see you had a good experience with <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>. Good luck working for them. They seem like a high class airline that will continue to grow. I'll be watching their operation out at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI)...

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by r311music
Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off Loading Of No-show Pax Luggage
Replies: 23
Views: 10137

RE: Off Loading Of No-show Pax Luggage

Actually I have had to remove bags numerous times. The bags are supposed to travel with the passenger. Some times passengers change their mind and decide they don't want to fly today or they decide to switch flights due to delays and cancellations. During these situations us rampers must actually go...

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by r311music
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BDL-FLL-BDL...first Thanksgiving Rush...on Song!
Replies: 2
Views: 4416

RE: BDL-FLL-BDL...first Thanksgiving Rush...on Song!

I hope you find your bag dude.

That was Carlos that met you. He was upstairs scoping out females haha. Hopefully next time I'm not working a flight so I can come upstairs and talk.

Later dude

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by r311music
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BDL-CMH On Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 4114

RE: BDL-CMH On Delta

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by r311music
Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Applying For SWA Job, Have A Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

RE: Applying For SWA Job, Have A Question

Hey dude, I work for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> at <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> currently as a ramp agent. I can say right now we just hired 3 people, but usually out of those...

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by r311music
Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Agent
Replies: 40
Views: 6357

RE: Ramp Agent

"How do shift trades work at South West ?" You basically find people that are willing to work for you. Usually in return you work a shift for them later on, but it's not a requirement. Some times people are just looking for more hours and there isn't always <acronym title="Avant Airlines (Chile)">OT...

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by r311music
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-700 Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 10346

RE: CRJ-700 Routes

IAD-BDL United Express (Mesa)

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by r311music
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Turnaround Times?
Replies: 27
Views: 13089

RE: Shortest Turnaround Times?

WN does provisioning at every station along with a lav dump. Although provisioning is very limited at smaller outstations(done by ramp agents), we do supply the aircraft with snacks, drinks, ice, potable water, and fresh trash cans. The main reason behind the quick turn is simply just the will of th...

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by r311music
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?
Replies: 92
Views: 9583

RE: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?

From my short experiences so far as a ramper, the pilots at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> have all been friendly to us rampers. Sometimes they even get in the way while trying to help. They always bring up strollers for us when we need an extra hand and they usually say hi t...

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by r311music
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Tropical Storm Katrina Cancellations
Replies: 8
Views: 2552

RE: DL Tropical Storm Katrina Cancellations

Before I left work there were 2 Song 757's parked at the east cargo area at BDL.

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by r311music
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 At BDL Today
Replies: 5
Views: 5034

RE: BA 767 At BDL Today

I did see it take on fuel. I didn't get to see much of what was going on as I was busy with work but the state police was present and airstairs were brought up to the aircraft. It was parked over on the east cargo area.

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by r311music
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 At BDL Today
Replies: 5
Views: 5034

BA 767 At BDL Today

Anyone know why a British Airways 767 stopped in BDL today? It was there for maybe an hour, then left.

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by r311music
Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does NW Only Let MX Push Planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 6482

RE: Why Does NW Only Let MX Push Planes?

All I have to say is that pushing back an aircraft is really not difficult. On my second try with a fully loaded 737, I got it out there without a hitch. If anyone knows <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> they...

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by r311music
Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Question Regarding PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Quick Question Regarding PHL

Since the loads are very light for <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</...

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by r311music
Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)
Replies: 12
Views: 4732

RE: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)

Tomorrow I'll get my first experience with the lavs. Can't wait haha.

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by r311music
Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking On Southwest?
Replies: 31
Views: 3390

RE: Overbooking On Southwest?

You should be fine. Usually the <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> segment is only 75% full with ...

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by r311music
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)
Replies: 12
Views: 4732

RE: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)

Wow I had no clue how different it was for other stations. I think I've heard of the neighbor gate for larger stations from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> employees. I know here at <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartfor...

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by r311music
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)
Replies: 12
Views: 4732

RE: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)

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by r311music
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)
Replies: 12
Views: 4732

SWA Training Week 2 (Ramp)

Hello again, due to enough interest in the training process for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> ramp agents, I've decided to continue the posts. I've decided to make a total of four parts, with part one already done and this being part two. Part three will complete the jobs I ...

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by r311music
Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick WN Phlight To Philly
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

RE: Quick WN Phlight To Philly

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by r311music
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)
Replies: 11
Views: 12666

RE: SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)

Thanks for all the replies so far! I'll definitely keep it up. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: co...

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by r311music
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyi Postpones Earnings Announcement
Replies: 33
Views: 3523

RE: Flyi Postpones Earnings Announcement

Hopefully it's good but I have a feeling it's probably bad. Although they are the primary competitor in the D.C. area with my company, I enjoyed both flights I've been on with them and want to see them continue on.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)
Replies: 11
Views: 12666

RE: SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)

Thanks for the replies so far. T-Point at an outstaion like <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> is basically where baggage is received from the ticketing area and sorted for each flight. This also where we drop...

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by r311music
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)
Replies: 11
Views: 12666

SWA Week 1 Training (Ramp)

Well I'm not quite sure if there will be any interest in this or not. Seeing that many people on this board are interested in getting jobs in and around airports, I've decided to do a training blog of sorts of Southwest's training process for ramp agents. Depending on the amount of interest I get wi...

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by r311music
Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I GOT MY Letter! {cloudnine}
Replies: 1
Views: 2842

RE: I GOT MY Letter! {cloudnine}

Good luck! I just joined the SWA team last week! While I attended a group interview for ramp agents, I'm sure the CSA one isn't too different. Basically everyone will give you the same tip, be yourself. When they ask you questions be truthful but be smart. Most questions are simple so don't worry to...

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by r311music
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)
Replies: 33
Views: 8037

RE: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)

Update: I leave tomorrow for <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> and officially begin training Monday morning. My flight leaves <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA...

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Air Rage' Passenger Faces US Court
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

RE: 'Air Rage' Passenger Faces US Court

Wow smart guy.  Yeah sure Although I don't think that warrants 20 years in prison.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Good AI Systems For Fs9
Replies: 3
Views: 8041

RE: Good AI Systems For Fs9

I second project ai. Simple to use and can fill up your airports with many airlines. If you into the more complicated method, go to www.mostrealisticai.com and you can install flight plans manually.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Project Opensky CRJ
Replies: 6
Views: 8068

RE: Project Opensky CRJ

I can't think of any besides the payware one by Wilco. I wish there was a freeware one out there was the CRJ-700 is a pretty sweet airplane.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting RJ Air Service Site
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

RE: Interesting RJ Air Service Site

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Announce RSW Routes & Fares Today (7/14)
Replies: 55
Views: 8741

RE: WN To Announce RSW Routes & Fares Today (7/14)

What about a northeastern station like <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, or <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley Internati...

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)
Replies: 33
Views: 8037

RE: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)

Thanks for all tips Silver1SWA. Hopefully I don't piss off too many of my coworkers to start, as I've found having friends on the job makes things go smoother. It also took 5 weeks from the day I interviewed until I was called. The last two weeks were the worst haha, but it's all worth it in the end.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Commercial Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 6205

RE: Your First Commercial Flight

Mine was <acronym title="Richmond - International (Byrd Field) (RIC / KRIC), USA - Virginia">RIC</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> in 1987. I think it was a BAe Jetstream 31. It was small enough that you could basically touch the ...

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Own Airline Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 5018

RE: Your Own Airline Dream

Just a few King Air's, smaller twins, and a citation or two. I would operate them in and out of BVT because of it's location to Lake Champlain. I would offer chartered sailing and vacation rentals from BVT.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disappointed With AA
Replies: 29
Views: 5022

RE: Disappointed With AA

It happens. Was the flight a light load? That could be why they never called all groups as sometimes it just doesn't make sense to if your the load is so low.

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DTW-EWR-SDQ And Return On CO (with Pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 10905

RE: DTW-EWR-SDQ And Return On CO (with Pics)

Nice report. I would have to agree with your B+ grade as CO and BTA offer fairly good products compared to the other majors. Oh yea, nice pictures.

Can't wait for your WN trip report.

Rob

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)
Replies: 33
Views: 8037

RE: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)

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by r311music
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)
Replies: 33
Views: 8037

I Got The Call! (SWA Ramp)

Well I got a call from Southwest today and I was given a training date of this Monday. I get to fly down to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> and get badged on Friday or Monday. I'm so excited to get this job and start. Th...

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by r311music
Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connection In DTW?
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

RE: Connection In DTW?

Like everyone said above, it should be very possible. Enjoy your quick stay at DTW, it's very nice airport.

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