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bogietrim
01-10-2018, 02:04 AM
I am an FNG here and need a little help. I will be on a commercial DH into SDF to end my trip and will need to get to Edgewood to get my truck. I have looked on the layover database and other resources, but cannot find the protocol for getting a van from the terminal to Edgewood. I have heard there is a phone? I also believe I have seen a photo of it, but for the life of me cannot remember where! Probably somewhere in the huge amount of data they throw at you in Indoc.

Would someone be so kind as to help me out with this? Where the phone is if it is indeed real and where the van picks up?

Thanks!

PM's are fine


BoilerUP
01-10-2018, 02:16 AM
IPA App
Click “Tools”
Click “Call SDF Crew Van” at the very top

Van picks up upstairs (departures) outside the Southwest ticket counter.

BoilerUP
01-10-2018, 02:20 AM
Also, this is the kind of stoopid question your Captain, IOE instructor, IPA mentor, or pretty much anybody in brown polyester should be able to easily answer for you.

Welcome!


bogietrim
01-10-2018, 03:52 AM
Thanks for the info guys! Yeah, I asked a couple of guys, but they actually didn't know. ANC guys who have never comm DH to SDF. Evidently they do exist! LOL!!

Great guys here, very happy I made the move.

Thanks again!

Ray Kinsella
01-10-2018, 04:23 AM
Thanks for the info guys! Yeah, I asked a couple of guys, but they actually didn't know. ANC guys who have never comm DH to SDF. Evidently they do exist! LOL!!

Great guys here, very happy I made the move.

Thanks again!

Welcome!!

Boiler is a standup guy who posts great stuff. I do not mean to detract from that when I say he just exhibited the Sdf-centric attitude many in the IPA have. Let’s not even discuss the reasons the IPA has always been slow to respond to hotel complaints in SDF.

CactusCrew
01-10-2018, 05:03 AM
Scheduled "Terminal Runs" leave Edgewood on the hour and half hour. Someone please correct me if I have that wrong, I don't use the service often. Point being, if you arrive out front at :20 past, you may have a longer wait. Call them, so they know someone is waiting.

Also keep your company ID accessible. Employee-only so some van drivers will want to see it, especially if you aren't sporting the brown polyester.

Good Luck and welcome aboard !

Ray, SDF is the center of the universe at UPS airlines.

:D

package puppy
01-10-2018, 05:46 AM
Before we slam the IPA on SDF hotels, remember this, the only people with power to sign hotel contracts grew up in the South End and were raised to think The Galt House was only for rich people. Understand this fact and you’ll see why many things are what they are here.

SaltyDog
01-10-2018, 06:31 AM
....
Let’s not even discuss the reasons the IPA has always been slow to respond to hotel complaints in SDF.

Will speculate ...
perhaps only 1 ER on the events? Tough to get leverage when just received first ER, and the HC folks were all over it as first leverage they had from the line operators affected. Regardless, always an agonizing process.

Ray Kinsella
01-10-2018, 07:11 AM
We’ve been having problems with the Galt House from soon after leaving the Holidump, which had to be the worst layover hotel in the system.

brownie
01-10-2018, 08:52 AM
[QUOTE=Ray Kinsella;2499471]We’ve been having problems with the Galt House from soon after leaving the Holidump, which had to be the worst layover hotel

Actually St Pete Laquinta was the mother of all dumps.

G550Guy
01-10-2018, 08:54 AM
Scheduled "Terminal Runs" leave Edgewood on the hour and half hour. Someone please correct me if I have that wrong,


You are correct.



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birdstrike
01-11-2018, 06:13 AM
“Scheduled” could be misleading. As needed would be better. Once contacted, the van will depart UPS ops on the hour/half hour. So make the call, don’t assume it’s coming for you.

CactusCrew
01-11-2018, 07:01 AM
^^^^^

Good Point.

"On-Demand" would be misleading as well.

As needed, on the hour and half hour.

;)

bogietrim
01-12-2018, 01:29 AM
Again, thanks for the information. Have the app, found the 'call van' tab. Supposed to arrive in SDF right around the time the storm does. This could be fun!

Seriously, a good group of people here. At least that has been my experience so far. Just finished my consolidation time, so I am officially just one of the 'guys'. Yay me! LOL!

Brown Boeing FO
01-12-2018, 07:13 AM
Again, thanks for the information. Have the app, found the 'call van' tab. Supposed to arrive in SDF right around the time the storm does. This could be fun!



Seriously, a good group of people here. At least that has been my experience so far. Just finished my consolidation time, so I am officially just one of the 'guys'. Yay me! LOL!



Welcome aboard! Congrats on consolidating too. Wear your seatbelt in the van, even more important with the weather coming in.

Good luck to y'all, I'm not in SDF again until next bid!