Passengers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight from Nashville, Tennessee, found a surprise in the air steps as they went to store their luggage: their flight attendant.
Veronica Lloyd, a passenger in the plane, tweeted a video clip on Monday showing the bizarre moment, while also wondering what the crew member was doing up there.
"I can't get over how weird I think this is," she said. "@SouthwestAir please collect it."
Lloyd told Fox News that the flight attendant was in the passenger compartment for "solid 10 minutes," lying on her side and stomach with her feet hanging while passengers boarded.
"It was very interesting," Lloyd told Fox. "I think she did it to try and be fun and make the passengers laugh."
Lloyd said that when the flight attendant came down from the air box, it was a perfectly normal flight.
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In a statement provided to Business Insider, a spokesman said that "Southwest Employees are known for to demonstrate his sense of humor and unique personalities. "
" In this case, one of our flight attendants tried to have a brief moment of fun with the customers while boarding. Of course, this is not our normal procedure, and Southwest Crews always maintain safety as their top priority. "