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Cabin crew secrets: Flight attendant reveals why passengers shouldn’t order coffee

Cabin crew secrets: Flight attendant reveals why passengers shouldn’t order coffee 1

However, ordering your favourite hot beverage on a flight may not be the best idea.

Flight attendant Jamila Hardwick told Inside Edition that there is one particular reason why passengers shouldn’t order hot beverages on board.

“You might want to think about ordering something other than coffee or tea. The thing about the coffee and the tea is that the pipes are rarely cleaned,” Ms Hardwick said.

According to Inside Edition, airlines are only required to disinfect and flush the water tanks four times a year.

One flight attendant told Business Insider in 2017: “Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane. They will not drink plain coffee, and they will not drink plain tea.”

In a study from Hunter College’s New York City Food Policy Centre, they found that most major airlines don’t have water that passes federal regulations for “relatively safe, clean water”.

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Commenting on the findings, microbiologist Keith Warriner said: “We’ve got to try and think how would fecal contamination get inside [the seat pocket].”

Other surfaces in commercial aircrafts which are considered the filthiest include the head rest, which according to the study, contained the highest total aerobic count, haemolytic bacteria and E. coli found in the surface.

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This was followed by the washroom handle, tray table and seat belt.

Cleanliness is particularly important to Britons with many admitting to bringing their cleaning habits on holiday.

A recent survey from End of Tenancy Cleaning Company, found Britons are extremely particular when checking into the hotel, and more than half of them bring cleaning products with them to a hotel.

The survey, which was completed by 3,446 participants, found 79 percent of people check hotel bed linens on arrival, followed by bathtub/shower (68 percent) and glasses and mugs (63 percent).

The survey also discovered 37 percent of Britons clean a hotel room before using it while 32 percent do a sweep or dust test of a hotel room before using it.

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