Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

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Airport hunters, traipsing through sewers, or clamping down on sandwich-eaters. It’s all in a day’s work for our favorite odd jobs in travel.

Airport HuntersZürich Airport, Switzerland

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Some of the most pressing security threats at this busy hub aren’t on any intelligence agency’s watch list: they’re unpredictable birds, rabbits, and the occasional wild boar, who all have a tendency to fly or wander onto runways, running the risk of not only harming themselves but also damaging a plane’s engine, windshield, or fuselage. Three armed hunters patrol the airport’s wilder areas for any winged or four-legged interlopers.

Where to Spot Them: At Zürich Airport, the hunters can often be spotted in the nature reserve that sits between the two runways wearing orange vests. —Katrina Brown Hunt

Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

Airport HuntersZürich Airport, Switzerland

Some of the most pressing security threats at this busy hub aren’t on any intelligence agency’s watch list: they’re unpredictable birds, rabbits, and the occasional wild boar, who all have a tendency to fly or wander onto runways, running the risk of not only harming themselves but also damaging a plane’s engine, windshield, or fuselage. Three armed hunters patrol the airport’s wilder areas for any winged or four-legged interlopers.

Where to Spot Them: At Zürich Airport, the hunters can often be spotted in the nature reserve that sits between the two runways wearing orange vests. —Katrina Brown Hunt

Courtesy of Flughafen Zürich AG
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