Yesterday I wrote about a passenger who claimed to see pictures of a flight attendant appear in her cloud-based photo library days after losing her iPhone on American Airlines flight. But AA has shot back, saying the pictures are not of one of their FAs.
The question, at least right now, is not whether the phone was stolen. Rather, it is whether a FA stole it. AA has compared crew pictures on the passenger’s flight with those iCloud photos the passenger claims show an FA from her flight. At least according to AA, the pictures do not match.
An American spokesman told View from the Wing—
We take these allegations very seriously, and our corporate security team continues to investigate this issue that allegedly occurred on Dec. 24, 2017. We are now in touch with the passenger directly.
However, the photos of our crew members do not match the selfie that was allegedly posted on the passengers iPhone.
I don’t know about you, but that is so good to hear. While there will certainly be bad apples from time to time, FAs are placed in a position of unique trust. Stealing from passenger luggage is not all that difficult, making it all the more egregious.
The mind works in strange ways sometimes. Perhaps the passenger truly remembered the FA in a different way. But at least it now appears a FA was not responsible for the iPhone theft.
image: American Airlines