Travel Why you should never drink water on a plane

09:36  05 july  2017
09:36  05 july  2017 Source:   Harper's Bazaar

A plane got a cracked windscreen

  A plane got a cracked windscreen You can't call Autoglass at 30,000 feet, can you?It's not publicly known what caused the windscreen of the plane to crack during a flight over the bank holiday weekend, but by the looks of an apparently now-deleted picture on Twitter (see above), whatever it was caused some hefty damage.

There's a reason flight attendants won't drink tap water during a flight / Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Ever since Gordon Ramsay said that he would never , ever eat plane food, we've been hesitant to pick up a fork on board a flight. One flight attendant told Business Insider something that will make you view the drinks trolley in a whole new light: 'Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane .

Why you should never drink water on a plane © Rex/Sex and the City 2 Why you should never drink water on a plane Flight attendants have been sharing the surprising facts of air travel that the majority of us never knew - and one in particular will make you view the drinks trolley in a whole new light.

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

And that's because not even the cabin crew know the cleaning schedule for the tanks where the water is kept. In fact, tests in 2013 found a high percentage of airplanes had bacteria in the water served on board.

So next time you spot a member of cabin crew purchasing a cup of coffee before boarding a flight, you know why.

It goes without saying that it's important to remain hydrated while flying (the Aerospace Medical Association recommends consuming eight ounces for every hour you're in the air), so make sure you stock up on water in duty free before you board.

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