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Stay Cool Working on the Airline Ramp!

Today we are going to look closely at a day in the life of an Airline Ramp Agent. Ramp work can be, for lack of better terms, arduous.  Early morning shifts can start with sub-zero external temperatures in the winter and summer afternoon shifts on the hot tarmac rise well into the triple digits. One airline mechanic told me that they measured the tarmac to be 160+ degrees F mid-summer in Las Vegas. This job requires great strength and endurance: lifting bags, cleaning planes, dealing with sometimes delicate cargo, all while sticking to strict schedules and safety guidelines. Breaks often don’t happen because of the daily rush. Lunch is a maybe. A good schedule depends on seniority. Employee turnover is high....

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