Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: Not Safe for Work

Perhaps it’s the highly sexualized atmosphere of the TSA checkpoints, but apparently there’s been a rash of unauthorized porn filming at airports, or at least at Phoenix Sky Harbor.

One video follows a woman from baggage claim, into an elevator and to the top of a parking garage overlooking the tarmac. She then flashes her breasts and says, “Hello, Arizona” before performing sex acts on the man behind the camera.

Julie Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Sky Harbor International Airport, told in a statement that Phoenix Police are “reviewing the facts regarding the websites that you are referring to.”

“Such a large public area can be tempting for people involved in this type of activity,” she said, “so the airport urges customers to always be aware of their surroundings and report any form of suspicious activity.”

I’d love to know more about the TV news channel’s “investigation” that found at least 7 porn titles filmed at the Phoenix airport. How were they first turned on to this? And what did the investigation consist of?

(HT: sobore on Milepoint)

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  1. @Tony

    Clearly you aren’t a long-time reader of Gary’s blog. He comments on whatever he finds interesting in the domains of travel, points, travel security, airports, etc. VFTW is by far one of the more content heavy blogs, even if you don’t see the point of the content.

  2. Come on! I’d feel like having a stroke if I ran into this kind of disgusting activity. I’m willing to volunteer my time to help get to the bottom of this, even if I have to delve deep into the annals of the airport to uncover the problem.

  3. I spent some time in Phoenix last year and the local news media loves to cover the emerging adult industry there. I imagine because those stories get the most viewers/page views and they cost very little to cover.

  4. I wonder why there is an emerging porn industry in Phoenix, I’m sure it has nothing to do with recent laws enacted in Los Angeles.

  5. The “sights” at PHX are better than what I’ve seen at many other airports in the US.

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