Originally Posted by ChromeGnome
Studying to become an aviation maintenance tech, and a bachelor's in maintenance management. As far as actual work, my last job was a temp porter for a luxery rental apartment building in battery park city. The only thing cool about it was the cool stuff that people threw out. One man's trash... Anyway, I wouldn't mind working on the ramp at delta while I'm in school, as I'm across the street from the airport during the semester.
If you have the time and want to work very hard, that is the best way to get your foot in the door at a major airline. There are so many of us that are on layoff that the possibility of just getting hired off the street for maintenance is very difficult. There are obviously ways to get on, but usually in much less desireble locations or with companies that pay considerably less money.