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SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 25: A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane prepares to land at Oakland International Airport on April 25, 2019 in San Leandro, California. Southwest Airlines reported a loss of $200 million in their first quarter earnings after having to cancel over 10,000 flights in the quarter due to the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX planes. Southwest has 34 MAX jets in its fleet. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines is getting sued by one of its flight attendants for violating employee and passenger privacy. CNN explains that the flight attendant, Renee Steinaker, caught pilots live streaming video from the plane’s bathroom on an iPad. She saw this after going into the cockpit so one of the pilots could use the restroom, as company policy requires.

When confronted about the video, the pilot said that it is “a new security and top-secret security measure that has been installed in the lavatories of all Southwest Airlines’ 737-800 planes.” He also added that the cameras were on the “down low.”

Steinaker is claiming she has a picture of the incident. She is also saying that since everything happened, she has been silenced and intimidated by the airline, been randomly drug tested multiple times, and has had numerous audits.

Southwest denies that the pilots, Terry Graham and Ryan Russell, intentionally invaded anyone’s privacy. They also made 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.”




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