The work of airport runway agents is under-appreciated. Imagine working in a loud environment, lifting heavy items, and braving all weather conditions. There’s a reason why less than 40% of employees remain on the crew for the first few months. You have to bring your A+ game for this gig.
1. They keep pilots from hitting terminals
Without the dudes with light sticks, this would become a common scene. Not sure why this happened once at LAX, but seriously it isn’t the norm.