Flight attendant says there's a reason you should stop ordering Diet Coke on a plane

Drinking Glass By Airplane Window
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A flight attendant has detailed the reasons why she finds serving Diet Coke to passengers on board a bit of a "nuisance".

Jet, a blogger who shares stories from her experiences in cabin crew duty, discussed how the task can be trouble in a blog post, reports the Mirror.

She stated: "Soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can, and the worst culprit for this is Diet Coke I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring."

She went on to describe the process, saying: "If all three passengers ask for Diet Coke I'll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes."

The main reason for her grievance is how the long the carbonated beverage takes to poor. She added: "What you can't see is that the Diet Coke doesn't come out of the can when flipped upside down until you lift it up and tilt it slightly.

Pointing out how air pressure affects the pouring, she concluded: "This is because the air pressure is keeping the Coke in the can. It makes pouring the Diet Coke very controllable and reduces the chances of spilling or overflow."

A bottle of Diet Coke is pulled for a quality control test at a Coco-Cola bottling plant on February 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The popular soft drink is a nightmare order for cabin crew -Credit:Getty Images

While this peculiar property may apply to all carbonated drinks, Jet warned that the dry air in the aeroplane might leave passengers feeling ill after drinking fizzy refreshments and alcohol.

The safety of drinking tap water on planes also came under discussion among the cabin crew community on social media, as Brodie Capron highlighted on his TikTok account @brodie.capron, disclosing rumours about irregular filter cleaning.

Brodie, a flight attendant with Virgin Australia, reassured passengers that the tap water on their flights is safe to drink. She stated: "Is the water safe to drink? Yes, it is. It's filtered, and it's clean."

However, another flight attendant named Deja, known on TikTok as @i. amdejaa, advised against drinking hot beverages on planes. She warned: "When you are travelling on an aeroplane please don't drink coffee or tea, or hot chocolate."

She alleged that the water tanks on aircraft "are never cleaned, and they are very disgusting". She suggested that travellers would be better off bringing their own hot drinks from the airport before boarding.

However, one scientist previously explained in length why this plane urban legend is untrue. According to microbiologist Dr Catherine Adley, the safety of airplane water depends on where your flight takes off from, as that's where the water will come from - which she says is no different from the water that comes from kitchen taps.

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