There are pretty standard rules when preparing to take off, stow away large electronics and bags, turn your phone to airplane mode, fasten your seatbelt.
You’d think “don’t send nude photos to other passengers while waiting on the runway” wouldn’t need to be verbally expressed as part of the pre-flight precautions.
In a viral video that has been viewed over 2.6 million times, passenger Teighlor Marsalis documented what occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight headed for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when one unruly passenger started Airdropping nude photos to strangers on the plane.
Through Airdrop, users on iOS devices can share files like photos, recordings, documents, and music via wireless connection from one device to the other as long as they are within a certain range of close proximity to one another.
On each device, there is an option to allow Airdrops to be received by no one, contacts only, or everyone — if the everyone option is selected, hypothetically, strangers within the Airdrop range can easily send whatever they want to the user with the option turned on.
The pilot seemed to be at his wit’s end as he threatened to turn a plane around if a passenger continued to AirDrop nudes.
“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 is going to have to get off, we’re going to have to get security involved, and vacation is going to be ruined.”
“So you folks, whatever that airdrop thing is, quit sending naked pictures, and let’s get yourselves to Cabo.”
On TikTok, thousands of people shared how hilarious they thought the video was and contributed comments like the following:
One person wrote in the comments: “This feels like my mom turning around in the car to me and my twin sister ‘IF YOU 2 DONT STOP I SWEAR TO GOD.'”
“‘I’m gonna turn this plane around, and everyone’s vacation will be ruined.’ Haha, major dad vibes,” another added.
A third quipped: “This is your captain,’ here’s the deal “I’ll turn this damn plane around; that’ll end your precious little vacation real quick.”
Someone who said that they work in a high school and have their AirDrop settings to contacts only added: “This is why my airdrop is contacts only. I work in a high school. No good can come of letting everyone do it.”
Watch the video below:
@teighmars @robloxsouthwestair takes airdropping nudes very seriously. #AEJeansSoundOn #WorldPrincessWeek ♬ original sound – Teighlor Marsalis