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Cabin cleaning goes unpaid

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flew across a couple of states on US Airways this morning, and learned that the crazy terrible economic turmoil we’re in has effects you wouldn’t know of unless someone told you. When US Airways started suffering from the economy, all cleaning services by employees or contractors ended, and trash is now taken care of by the cabin crew.

Only problem is that the cabin crew only get paid for the hours from the start of taxi until the seat belt-signs are finally turned off (which in itself is mighty weird, as these people are in the aircraft before anyone else, and leave last). The trash management is unpaid, and there are no incentives to clean very detailed, as you might be running to the next flight you work out, or might be going home. Hence, cabins are dirtier nowadays.

For the record, both flights landed ahead of schedule.


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