In August a United passenger was caught videotaping women in the lavatory. The way he was caught is fitting. He accidentally recorded himself installing the camera, so when the camera was found there he was on it.
Even creepier now there are reports of two Southwest Airlines pilots doing something similar. A flight attendant claims she caught them live-streaming the lavatory into the cockpit for their viewing. This is when they were supposed to be flying their plane.
The flight attendant entered the cockpit when one of the pilots went to use the lavatory. She noticed an iPad with the lavatory video feed. The co-pilot “panicked when he realized she noticed the device..[and] claimed it was part of a new security measure featured on all Southwest flights.
…[She] snapped a photo of the iPad and alerted her superiors when the plane landed.
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This occurred on Pittsburgh – Phoenix flight WN1088 on February 27, 2017. The pilots, shaken by being discovered, quickly left the aircraft on arrival in Phoenix – and are alleged to have even left a firearm behind in the cockpit.
The flight attendant, in a lawsuit, says she was told by a supervisor to keep the incident quiet because “if this got out, if this went public no one – I mean no one – would fly our airline again.” The suit further alleges that the pilots are still flying for Southwest.
Southwest’s only comment was that they don’t place cameras in lavatories.