A woman sleeps on board an airplane – not in her seat, but in the carry-on luggage rack. It is not the first time that such an incident has occurred at the airline.

A strange incident occurred on board a Southwest Airlines plane. As the New York Post reports, a woman was sleeping in the overhead luggage rack of a plane. A video of this is causing a stir on social media.

The video was originally uploaded to TikTok and has had more than five million views there. It can no longer be found there now. However, it has also found its way to other social media platforms such as X (formerly Twitter). The passengers who took in the bizarre spectacle are audibly amused in the background.

The woman in the video appears to be comfortably stretched out in the luggage storage area, as if she were in a bed. However, it is unclear whether the woman was a crew member or a passenger. However, her behavior has sparked speculation online. People also wondered how the woman was able to get into the storage space.

According to the New York Post, one user on TikTok wondered: “How did she get up there? And she just lays there relaxing.” Another humorously commented: “If someone is sitting in my seat but I don’t want to disturb them,” while a third user joked: “Southwest allows you to choose your own seat.”

Southwest Airlines itself has not yet responded to the video.

However, this is not the first time such an incident has happened. As the New York Post further reports, a passenger on a Ryanair flight to Ibiza, Spain, was found sleeping in the overhead luggage rack in 2023. The man was filmed climbing down from the luggage rack, laughing.

There was also a similar incident in 2019. At that time, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant climbed into the overhead bin on a flight at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee. In a statement at the time, Southwest Airlines said: “Our employees are known for their humor and unique personalities. In this case, one of our flight attendants tried to give customers a quick funny moment during boarding. Of course, this is not our normal operating procedure and the safety of our crews is always our top priority.”

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