A bizarre report has emerged where a Southwest Airlines flight attendant is told by a pilot that cameras have been installed in every new 737-800 lavatory after she spots an iPad live streaming from a lavatory during a flight.
A truly bizarre story has emerged where a Southwest Airlines flight attendant says she once saw something in the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800 plane that “deeply disturbed” her. According to the Phoenix News Times, flight attendant Renee Steinaker was working a flight in 2017 from Pittsburgh to Phoenix when one of the pilots, Terry Graham, had to use the bathroom.
As is protocol, she entered the cockpit while the pilot was in the bathroom but while in the cockpit she noticed something that shook her: an iPad mounted to the windshield of the pilot’s seat. And it was live streaming (showing the captain currently in the restroom).
When she queried the co-pilot, Ryan Russell, he confirmed it was being live streaming and then added that every new Boing 737-800 jet had these special lavatory cameras installed in them.
Steinaker snapped a photo of the iPad and after landing the two pilots bolted from the plane pretty quickly.
Steinaker later reported the incident, and then sued Southwest Airlines, noting she became physically ill after realizing she’d changed in the lavatory and was likely seen by the pilots.
According to the aforementioned report, both pilots continue to fly for Southwest Airlines who offered this official statement: “The safety and security of our employees and customers is Southwestâ€™s uncompromising priority. As such, there are absolutely no cameras in the lavatories of our aircraft. At this time, we have no other comment on this pending litigation.”
Litigation continues, but Steinaker and her husband believe they’ve been the target of unfair recrimination from Southwest Airlines throughout the entire process.
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