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Southwest Flight Attendant Alleges Pilots Had Cameras in Bathroom

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A flight attendant has filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, alleging she caught two pilots in the cockpit watching a live stream from the plane’s bathroom.

Renee Steinaker claims she made the shocking discovery during a 2017 flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix.

Steinaker said during the flight she was asked by Capt. Terry Graham to come to the cockpit so he could take a bathroom break. It is Southwest policy that no less than two crew members remain in the cockpit at all times.

What she saw, however, shocked her.

An iPad on the windshield was airlines-lawsuit-pilots-livestreamed-plane-bathroom-flight-attendant-claims/2460937001/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>showing a live stream from the bathroom, which she could tell right away was in real-time as she saw Graham enter the lavatory.

Co-pilot Ryan Russell panicked and told Steinaker it was part of a new security measure on Southwest flights, but she still took a photo of the iPad and made a formal complaint to her supervisors.

Southwest later released in a statement saying, “The safety and security of our employees and customers is Southwest’s uncompromising priority. As such, Southwest does not place cameras in the lavatories of our aircraft. At this time, we have no other comment on the pending litigation.”

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