Every airline requires certification for you to even touch their plane. Each aircraft has different certification.
10 airlines fly into an airport? Each airline uses 4-5 different planes? That's 40-50 different training sessions you need to take. Each training session takes a couple hours and you have to pass the test at the end with +80%. And then on top of that you need to take In-Op training which you can go ahead and double the number I just gave you. All of these tests are math heavy too. You also have to renew these every so often and sometimes the inspectors come you have to take a rigid test and pass so it's not like you can take it once and forget about it.
And you also have to learn how to operate the fuel trucks, fuel carts, fuel farms, fueling systems, fuel distributions, pitch and roll, sticking, etc. Every plane and every truck is different. >>1117965
Okay, so a fuel truck may not cost millions but they do get up into the half a million dollar range. Fuel farms are multi-million dollar though.
You work around ground crew who are employees of airlines and get paid more + easier work and they get to brag about their travel rights while you get nothing. We also don't get paid holidays, time off, insurance, and so on.>Thats work, you know. Its not supposed to be all fun and games or your boss would do it
I'm not saying it's supposed to be easy or fun. I'm saying it's not a minimum wage job.