According to an independent organization that advocates for flight attendants, a Delta Air Lines pilot who reportedly took secret images of a flight attendant have been “sacked” by the Atlanta-based airline.
A video of the captain appearing to take photos of the flight attendant was shared on Reddit a few days ago, and Delta received a formal complaint within hours.
On a Frontier Airlines trip, the pilot is seen flying in uniform but as a passenger in an aisle seat. The pilot allegedly takes images of the flight attendant without her consent as she closes the overhead lockers while hiding his phone behind a Kindle-like gadget.
The photo appears to be taking pictures of the flight attendant’s back legs.
When the photographs were taken, Reddit user u/Cellinhaluv was sitting in the window seat next to the pilot. They stated, “Saw this delta pilot on a frontier aircraft snapping shots of the flight attendant’s legs and butt throughout the entire flight.”
“Have sent it to delta but don’t want them to bury this and don’t want an unsafe and uncomfortable environment for flight attendants.”
Another Reddit user said that the video had already been circulated on a Frontier flight attendants’ social media network and that the crew member involved was aware of it.
“Us crew members can see the names of crew members from other airlines who fly on our aircraft, so rest assured she knows the pilot’s name and consequences hopefully will follow suit,” the user wrote in reply to the video.
The pilot was fired, according to the flight attendant mental health blog th.air.apy, which was published on Friday.
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“Delta is aware of the footage and is investigating these allegations,” a Delta spokeswoman stated of the incident. Nothing is more vital than ensuring the safety of all airline employees and passengers.”
According to a 2018 poll by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), two-thirds of flight attendants in the United States had been sexually harassed during their careers.