You’ll be aghast watching the video of an air stewardess pouring champagne back into the bottle. But don’t be so quick to jump to conclusions.
Footage showing a flight attendant pouring champagne back into a bottle on a plane has drawn flak from the Internet.
The video, which appears to have been taken in Emirates’ business class, shows a flight stewardess refilling a bottle.
It has been shared tens of thousands of times by outraged netizens – but insiders claim there could be an innocent explanation.
On a Reddit thread of the video, some commented that reusing the champagne would be “disgusting”.
But others suggested it was likely to be a convenient way of disposing of unused liquid.
One commenter wrote: “Hey – I’m a flight attendant – what I think is going on here is that the attendant is probably pouring the unused champagne back in the bottle before take off to then dispose of once the plane takes off.
“We’re not allowed to pour things out while we’re on the ground. I bet they’re pouring it all back into the bottle so they can then pour it out at cruising instead of dumping it all in the trash can, making it all soggy before takeoff….
“I could be wrong but realistically that’s probably what’s going on. being a flight attendant is all about efficiency and consolidating haha.”
Another wrote: “She is almost certainly pouring the leftovers back into one container and then will go to the lavatory and pour it all down the sink at once.
“As an airline employee…there is no way they are taking it for themselves or saving it for later (against health codes, employee rules…).
The Daily Mail has contacted Emirates Airline for a comment.
Before waiting for the airline to clarify, the video has already been shared extensively and many people are already convinced that’s what airlines, or at least Emirates, do.
So the word spreads that champagne or even wines and spirits that have been poured out during a flight but not consumed are saved to be used again.
By the time airline responds and confirms it was a standard method of disposal – if that was truly the case – no one will believe them for everyone has “seen it with their own eyes”.
And that is one of the many ways fake news is born.