Southwest Airlines Pilot Tells Passenger to Stop Sending Nude Pictures
A lesson for all future passengers out there. If you're on a flight to Cabo or really anywhere else, don't AirDrop nude pictures to random passengers. We shouldn't have to tell people that, but after what allegedly happened in Houston, I guess we do.
According to ABC13, the pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight out of Houston's William P. Hobby Airport threatened to end the flight before the plane even took off after a passenger sent a nude picture to other unsuspecting passengers on board the flight.
According to a TikTok video, the passenger used the AirDrop application on iOS to send the picture to other passengers who had iPhones with AirDrop turned on:
"So here's the deal, if this continues while we're on the ground, I'm going to have to pull back to the gate, everybody's going to have to get off, we're going to have to get security involved, and ... vacation is going to be ruined," the pilot could be heard saying in a video that's been seen about 2.7 million times on TikTok.
"So you folks, whatever that AirDrop thing is, quit sending naked pictures, and let's get yourself to Cabo."
Apparently after the pilot gave his warning, everyone settled down and the flight crew gave safety instructions and the flight took off for Cabo. No one was removed from the flight or further questioned about the photo.
Remember: if you have an iPhone, you can set up AirDrop to accept or reject files from those you don't know. Or you could just accept everything and take your chances.