In a deeply troubling incident, the parents of a teenage girl aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts, allege that a flight attendant attempted to record their daughter in the airplane bathroom. Newly released photos show an iPhone discreetly taped to the toilet lid, suggesting an invasive attempt at privacy violation.
The teen’s parents, choosing to remain anonymous to protect their minor child, shared with Fox News Digital that their daughter is feeling a mix of anger and shock at the blatant breach of privacy during the Boston-bound flight on September 2. According to the teen’s father, when she sought to use the restroom at the back of the plane, a male flight attendant redirected her to the first-class bathroom, claiming it would be quicker.
Escorted by the attendant, the teen approached the first-class restroom, but before she could enter, he insisted on entering first to wash his hands and attend to garbage collection. The family recalls the attendant spending an unusually long minute inside the bathroom before finally allowing her in. Upon exiting, the teen made a shocking discovery – a phone, discreetly taped to the toilet seat lid with the words “seat broken” written on the tape, suggesting an attempt to camouflage the device.
Startled and alarmed, the teen discreetly captured a photo of the suspicious setup. She later noticed the same flight attendant re-entering the restroom after her. When she returned to her seat, she confided in her mother about the distressing encounter. Her mother took immediate action, warning another female passenger about the situation. However, when she entered the bathroom herself, the phone had mysteriously vanished.
The teenager’s father confronted the flight attendant, displaying the photo as evidence. The attendant, apparently taken aback, feigned ignorance. The concerned parents reported the incident to other flight attendants, leading to communication with the captain and eventual involvement of law enforcement upon landing in Boston.
Upon arrival, the family was promptly escorted off the plane for questioning by the Massachusetts State Police and the FBI. Investigators confirmed the phone in question as the device used for the invasion of privacy. Despite almost two weeks passing since the incident, American Airlines has not yet reached out to the family. An American Airlines representative informed Fox News Digital that they are actively cooperating with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation.