Channel 19

Todd Dills

Air cargo pilots looking for the bathroom

| September 14, 2009

Pilots for air-cargo company Amerijet are on strike, alleging already bad and deteriorating working conditions. Among those conditions, detailed by a couple striking pilots interviewed by an independent journalist in the video below, via YouTube, is the fact of the small bags the pilots must use to relieve themselves, then storing the bags at the back of the cockpit for the course of their up to 18-hour shifts. They also claim that when they arrive at their destinations, facilities are often scarce even then.

If that sounds familiar, I’d guess you’d be interested to note that the company recently bought a controlling interest in Charlotte, N.C.-based 200-truck expedited fleet Nations Express.