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sunking737
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Former Airline Employees

Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:20 pm

Just wondering if there are any former airline employees out there.

Did you work for an airline and moved on because of current conditions or who used to work for some of the old carriers, Republic, Hughes Air West, Southern, North Central, Western, Ozark, TWA, Pacific Southwest, Piedmont, Pan Am, Braniff 1,2,or 3, Air Florida, Reno, Aircal. etc.

It would be nice to see what people are doing. I worked at Republic on the ramp and now I work for Sun Country.

If this has been a topic before, I guess I missed it.

Thanks in advance
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I'm a SUNDUCK......Worked for RC & SY @ MSP
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:23 pm

I have worked at SAA (employee), KLM (contractor), Qantas (contractor) and British Airways (contractor). I moved on because I got a permanent job at a GDS - I used to like working for airlines, and long term I'd like to get back into the industry.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:48 pm

I've worked with BAX (contractor), Qantas (contractor) & Frontier (employee)...all at LAX from 1991 to 1999. I was financially forced to moved out of CA (too damn expensive!), and now doing construction work at IFP. I wouldn't mind getting back into the airline industry again, simply because I enjoy being around airplanes.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Regards.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:55 am

TWA, Braniff One and NW. All three jobs were in different fields of the industry.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:29 am

I worked for an ATA subsidary (1999-2001) and AA (2001-2003).
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:30 am

1992-1998
Ramp
Scenic Airlines
LAS and VGT

1994-1999
Ramp
America West
LAS and SEA

1999-2001
Ramp
Kitty Hawk
SEA and MHR

2002-Present
Ramp and Inflight
Southwest
SMF, IND, OAK

I thought about leaving the industry, but just can't!
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:36 am

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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:50 am

I worked for Continental and Continental Express between 1999-2001. Left two months after 9/11...I'm now a manager for FedEx.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:52 am

Worked as F/A for the original Frontier 1981-1986. Decided to use the business degree I had and went into finance outside of the airline industry and haven't been back (except as a passenger) since. Considering all the changes now, I guess I'm kind of glad I'm out of it.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:33 am

Worked for Panam at the Miami International Airport 1988-1991. Great job, had lots of fun and enjoyed it. Delta hired most of us, I declined an interview since I was almost finished with school.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:56 am

6/99-5/00:

Ramper for FL @ ATL.

6/00-12/00:

Ramper for EV @ ATL.

Didn't leave on my own terms from either job; I used to have some problems outside of work that left me a little short tempered, and blew my stack a few too many times and did and said things I shouldn't have. After getting fired from EV, that was a blessing in disguise; I decided to get help for those problems, and am a much better person now as a result. I've considered going back into the industry, but for the most part, I'd be taking a pay cut.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:54 am

Bax Global for 12 years - ramp, then Ops Control as shift Manager
ATA for nearly 3 years in SOC, until 10 days after 09/11.

Decided it was time to move on and started new career as a supervisor in the automotive manufacturing industry.

Used to love the airline business, but I knew it was going to be all downhill after 09/11. Guess I decided it was time to grow up.........
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:59 am

My wife worked for Frontier (original) from 1978 to 1982. For American Airlines from 1982 to 1996.
My father worked for Braniff from 1957 to May 1982.
My sister worked for Braniff. Her husband worked for United.
None of them work for the airlines today.
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:10 am

My friend was 25-year veteran flight attendant at Eastern Airlines. She wanted to continue to fly & work after Eastern shut down in 1991.

25 years... 1966-1991...

I am sure she can recall the looks of old Eatern cabin pictures below, all old pictures of interior cabin.

Eastern 727 & Eastern DC-9 (first class)

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Eastern DC-9 & Eastern A300

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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:42 pm

You can take the person away from the industry, but you can't take the industry away from the person.

I grew up with the airlines my dad worked for Western 1966 to 1979, then to Republic in 1979, and he will retire from Northwest in 3 years. We lived in MSP, and LAX not far from LGB. I used to ride my bike to Douglas all the time to see the planes.

I worked for Republic 1985 to 1987. Left after merger with NWA. I started at SY in June 2002. 3rd time with them. This time is better than all the rest, as current management seems to care about its employees.
"Don't believe it unless its parked on the ramp, or printed in the schedule...SUBJECT TO CHANGE"

I'm a SUNDUCK......Worked for RC & SY @ MSP
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:03 pm

Worked for TWA in Europe until 1992. Loved the job. Left when things were looking bad and they went into chapter 11. Joined an engineering company and haven't looked back professionally speaking.

I still love flying, still love the smell of kerosene and love the fact that I get a firm paid seat now rather than having to go non-rev.

Had an opportunity to return to a senior position with the cargo department of an airline in Europe about 5 years ago. I was very tempted but sanity prevailed and I took a promotion with the company I was already working for. That worked out for the best as the airline went bust not long thereafter...(no prizes for guessing who).
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:26 pm

Thanks to all who responded to this posting.
"Don't believe it unless its parked on the ramp, or printed in the schedule...SUBJECT TO CHANGE"

I'm a SUNDUCK......Worked for RC & SY @ MSP
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:40 am

Worked for Pan Am at JFK 1964-1985, MIA 1985-1992. Did a year at ACA in 93 and have been at WOA since 94.

Ed
Ed
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:48 am

Woked at Fedex 1994, then again from 1997-2000 then Delta from 2001-present

was offered but didnt accept an agnet postion at B6

Andrew
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:04 am

I used to work for United Express at DIA until I had a job offer up in the mountains of Idaho and 9/11. In so many ways I miss the work and the perks! I also miss the people.

KhenleyDIA
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:31 am

I worked for CO from 1994-95 in MKE. Then all of the CO employees got furloughed, as HP took over the handling of CO in MKE. Worked for HP for a few months from 1995-96 before getting a transfer to TPA with CO. Worked CO TPA as a charter load planner and agent for Condor Airlines from 1996-01, when I quit to take a job with Tampa Airport Operations. I moved back up to Wisconsin the day before Sept. 11th, 2001 to take a job as assistant airport manager for a major general aviation airport in Wisconsin, which is what I am still doing today.

Any former CO MKE employees or current CO TPA employees that I knew, I would love to hear from you.

Mike
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:45 am

I worked for AF passenger services at JFK, and SN reservations NYC. Left the airlines to work on the other side (first as corporate travel agent, then as air manager in a tour company).
Much happier now. Much better job security and better travel benefits. Don't have to worry about standby and getting bumped. I get to fly positive space, and most often in Business Class, and get huge discounts (if not FOC) land arrangements on our tours.
I miss not representing the actual airline, but quite honestly, I am far more productive and generate far more revenue for the airlines where I am than if I actually worked directly for them.
Look, it's been swell, but the swelling's gone down.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:29 am

I started working for National(original) 1972, went to Pan Am(1980-1991) all as a Flight Attendant. I too wanted to continue flying, but the application I put in with Delta somehow "fell through the cracks" like many others I know.

My husband also started with National(1974-1980), then to Pan Am(1980-1991), and then to Delta where he is now.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:50 am

1973
Delta Air Lines: temporary full time Customer Service Agent - summer hire just out of high school. Pre-flight prep, weight/balance, passenger check in/seat assignment, aircraft marshalling (in/out of gate) post departure paperwork (most via KSR35 TTY with dispatch in ATL). Offered part time in ATL at end of summer but things were unsure as first fuel cutbacks were starting to affect the airline industry.

1974-78
Pacific Southwest Airline-PSA: started in San Diego reservations, moved into res training and finally into telecommunications (installing new telephone switch at new res center at Scripps Ranch).

1979-80
Continental: started again in LA as res agent, moved into rate/tariff (was trained while at PSA in preparation for interstate travel-deregulation) and finally moved to HQ telecommunications, overseeing Collins ACDs at LAX, DEN and IAH as well as ORD and HNL Bell 3A systems. Caught in layoff when Bob Six retired and Al Feldman came in from Frontier.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:02 am

I worked for two airlines. I will give you a hint.
"The Wings of Man" and one named after a
flightless bird. Gave up on the industry.
 
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RE: Former Airline Employees

Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:17 pm

Delta Air Lines 1985-1995. Started in MEM and ended in DFW. Kinda funny, but I guess you could say that I worked in two former DL hubs.

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