If you travel any at all you know how uncomfortable the in flight bathroom is. But, this story makes me rethink using an airplane bathroom for an entirely different reason. On a recent trip from Charlotte to Boston, a North Carolina teen found what she believes to be a hidden camera in the American Airlines bathroom on her flight.
According to WCVB, a couple travelled with their daughters at the beginning of September on a trip to assist their son with a school move in Massachusetts. And, the 14 year old girl attempted to use the lavatory in her coach section of the plane. However, a male flight attendant instructed her to use the first class one instead. Although, he insisted on going in ahead of her to wash his hands. Then, upon exiting he informed the girl of a problem with the seat.
And, when the girl used the bathroom she saw a red sticker warning of a broken seat. So, after using the bathroom, she says she noticed the sticker actually contained an iPhone with an outward facing camera. She took a picture and told her parents. However, when they went to investigate, the airplane bathroom hidden camera was gone.
Also, in an update to the original story, Associated Press reports indicate troopers in Massachusetts “escorted a flight attendant from American Airlines Flight 1441 after it landed at Boston Logan International Airport.” Furthermore, the FBI is investigating. For more, see the full story on WCVB.
So, we just returned from a vacation that involved a 4 hour plane ride. And, I typically do my best to skip an in flight bathroom trip if possible. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. But, I never suspected an airplane bathroom hidden camera might be lurking. It’s just another cautionary tale to remind us how aware we all need to be.