An outcry has hit the streets of the aviation industry. Passengers on multiple air crafts have raised concern on the cameras located on the premium seat backs of the screens.
Due to privacy concerns, air crafts carriers including: Delta, United and American Airlines have taken measures to avoid worried passengers. Each company has decided that covering the cameras will make passengers more comfortable when aboard the plane.
Each carrier has reported how the cameras were never activated on the air crafts. According to Buzzfeed, a United Airlines spokesperson said in a statement “As with many other airlines, some of our premium seats have in-flight entertainment systems that came with cameras installed by the manufacturer. None of these cameras were ever activated and we had no plans to use them in the future… The cameras are a standard feature that manufactures of the system included for possible future purposes such as video conferencing.”
For the airline industry, you never know what the future can hold. Until then, United, American Airlines and Delta will continue to keep the cameras covered.
In the case of Delta, they do not have intentions of ever installing the software needed to use the cameras. Even though, video conferencing is an innovate feature, passengers are not pleased with the idea of possibly being watched.
As this outcry continues, airlines will start to make changes to please its customers and ensure the privacy of its passengers.