- US-based flight attendant Kevin has shared why airplane coffee is ‘disgusting’
- He took to TikTok to share that the cabin crew cleans coffee pots over toilets
- People flooded the comments section and expressed their shock
A flight attendant has revealed the real reason you should never order coffee while traveling – leaving passengers ‘traumatized’.
Kevin – who didn’t reveal the name of the airline he works for – is a US-based cabin crew member and content creator who frequently boasts the perks of his job to his over 13,900 followers.
Most recently, he responded to a Reddit thread about the ‘dirty little secrets’ of the industry.
In a viral clip, which has so far amassed over 163,000 views, Kevin lifted the lid on why ordering coffee while flying is something you should never do because it’s ‘disgusting.’
Kevin is a US-based flight attendant who has revealed the real reason you should never order coffee while traveling – and passengers have been left ‘traumatized’
He is a cabin crew member and content creator who frequently boasts the perks of his job to his over 13,900 followers
In a viral clip, which has so far amassed over 163,000 views, Kevin lifted the lid on why ordering coffee while flying is something you should never do because it’s ‘disgusting’
He captioned the clip: #Flightattendant. In the video, Kevin responded to a pilot’s comment who advised travelers to avoid drinking the coffee while on board an airplane.
‘Airplane coffee: Yes I agree. I think it’s disgusting. You really need to get to the airport 10 minutes earlier and buy a coffee in the terminal,’ he said.
Kevin noted that the fact that the water tanks ‘rarely get cleaned’ should ‘be the least of your concern.’
The flight attendant then detailed the way in which cabin crew members clean coffee pots.
‘For me it’s always been the way that flight attendants have to clean out coffee pots,’ he said.
Then, Kevin noted that they have to empty coffee pots in the ‘toilet.’
‘For whatever reason, we are not supposed to empty coffee pots in drains, we are supposed to dump it down a toilet.
‘So when you take a coffee pot and dump it in a toilet, in order to not make a huge mess everywhere, you kind of have to get a little close to the toilet and I imagine that there is some kind of backsplash of particles of bacteria that goes directly back into the coffee pot, which gets put right back into the coffee maker,’ he explained.
People flooded the comments section and expressed their shock at Kevin’s advice
He advised people to steer clear of drinking coffee on the plane unless ‘the airline that you’re flying with has an espresso maker.’
Kevin also revealed that cabin crew members often Google passengers and that they don’t get paid until the plan doors close, meaning they are not paid during boarding.
He also shared that the seat pockets are never cleaned and that planes aren’t likely to divert if a passenger dies mid-air.
People flooded the comments section and expressed their shock at Kevin’s advice.
One person said: ‘Coffee and tea, it’s a no for me. Ginger ale me up.’
Someone else commented: ‘I always cringe when I see people order coffee on a plane. Like this has been out there for awhile.’
Another user added: ‘The coffee one is absolutely wild. Anything goes up there?’
‘I’m traumatized,’ one person wrote.