I’m A Flight Attendant And I Check Every Hotel Room For Spy Cameras — Here Are The Six Places They Could Be Hidden
- Stewardess shares a TikTok explaining what she is looking for when staying at a hotel
- The video has gone viral and users praise Esther for sharing her helpful tips
Few travel as often as the flight crew, and staying in hotels is just part of that.
But a flight attendant has now revealed one routine she always does when she first enters her hotel room – and that is checking for spy cameras.
Esther Sturrus, 22, who has been a flight attendant since 2019, took to TikTok to explain how she scans her room for curious digital eyes.
And it may sound a bit over the top, but social media users have been praising her for sharing the “awesome tip.”
In the video, which has already gone viral with more than 3.7 million views and 480,000 likes, Mrs. Sturrus explains exactly what she’s doing.
Esther Sturrus, 22, has been a flight attendant since 2019 and works for both TUI and KLM
Because traveling is an important part of her job, Esther often has to stay overnight in hotels all over the world. But to ensure her safety, there is one thing she always does: check for hidden cameras
The flight attendant, who has worked for both TUI and KLM, explained that part of her job often requires her to constantly check into hotels for the night.
And to make sure she’s safe, Esther checks her room for hidden cameras before tucking herself in for the night.
She captioned her video: “The first thing I do now when I enter my hotel room: check for hidden cameras.”
In the video, she starts by checking the mirrors in her bathroom. She does this by pressing on the glass to see if there is anything to see, or if there is a band in the glass.
Next, Mrs. Sturrus, who is from the Netherlands, checks the shower and fire alarm edges as she scans past them with her phone flashlight.
And finally, she goes into her room and does a thorough search – including looking behind and around the curtains, in the drawers, and the TV.
Thousands of social media users commented on the video, with many also posting their tips and hacks.
One person said, “My mom has a camera detection device for when we stay in a hotel or airb&b.”
Ms. Sturrus also shared other places she checks, including alarm clocks and clock radios, smoke detectors, lamps and lights, mirrors and thermostats
She has also shared other hotel hacks with her followers, including how to close the curtains when they don’t close properly and what other uses a shower cap has
And another commented, “Me too! And for everything else that shouldn’t be in the room. Travelers can never be too careful or aware of your surroundings.’
A third said, “I ALWAYS do the mirror test!”
One person simply said, “That’s smart.”
While another person suggested, “Bed bugs you have to watch out for.”
And a second person said, “Turn off the lights and point a flashlight at the clock to see cameras too,” while another advised her, “Try looking into the vents.”
Ms. Sturrus also shared other places she checks – including alarm clocks and clock radios, smoke detectors, lamps and lights, mirrors and thermostats.
She’s also shared other hotel hacks with her followers, including how to iron your outfits if you don’t have one, how to close the curtains if they don’t close properly, and what other uses a shower cap has.