I Got an Education Cleaning Airplanes in the Middle of the Night
Working at LAX Taught Me Lessons School Could Not—Including How Much I Wanted the Degree I Missed Out On
The airlines provide barf bags, but the dirty secret is that people often don’t use them. They throw up on the floor and the seats. This is not a society that cleans up after itself.
This is one of the lessons I learned, all too well, when I was trying to support my college education by cleaning the insides of airplanes at LAX in the middle of the night.
When people think about working at the airport, they often think of the romance of being a pilot or a flight attendant, traveling …