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What Not to Drink on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant on TikTok

News Food + Drink
by Eben Diskin Jan 19, 2021

There are a lot of strong opinions about the best drinks to have on a plane and what, exactly, you should consume and what you should avoid. A flight attendant is taking to TikTok to put some of those beverage myths to rest — and put all passengers on notice for the next time they fly.

In a TikTok video, flight attendant Kat Kalamani revealed a few things you should never consume on an airplane.

“Rule number one,” she says, “never consume any liquid that is not in a can or a bottle.” She explains that the water tanks are never cleaned, and that flight attendants rarely drink coffee and tea because the water comes from the same water tank, calling it “absolutely disgusting.”

Kalamani goes on to explain how the coffee machines are rarely cleaned unless they’re broken and need to be repaired. A good tip for parents is to “never ask for hot water and put it in your baby’s bottle. Ask for a bottle of water on the side and hot water in a cup, then make your baby a bottle with the bottled water and put it in the cup and heat it up.”

She doesn’t address the burning questions of “is it safe to order the fish?” or “do they water down the drinks?” but maybe those will be addressed in a future video.

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