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Flight secrets: The disgusting reason you shouldn’t drink coffee on a plane

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Cabin crews have let slip the one drink travellers shouldn’t order when they’re hundreds of miles above sea level. With a variety of hot and cold options, and boozy and tee-total selections available, those on board are often spoiled for choice. Some nervous flyers will perhaps plump for a alcoholic treat for a bit of Dutch courage. Meanwhile others feeling a little frosty may well want something warming as they snuggle under their complimentary long haul flight blanket.

Yet it’s the latter which could cause problems, according to in-flight staff.

Flight attendant Kelly Payne has let slip why passengers should never order coffee, never mind how much of a caffeine fix they require.

She said: “Don’t ever drink the coffee on the plane.

“There’s a reason airplane coffee gets a bad rap.

“It isn’t made with bottled water, and let’s just say the airplane’s potable water isn’t very desirable.”

She added: “The valves for cleaning out the lavatory waste and filling the clean water are very close to each other and sometimes serviced by the same guy, at the same time.”

The revelation is sure to turn some passengers straight off their morning brew in favour of a completely different beverage to start the day.

Meanwhile, cabin crew also recently revealed the one passenger habit they find the most disgusting – and it’s got nothing to do with food.

A former cabin crew member has revealed the most disgusting thing a traveller can do while they are thousands of miles above sea level, and the reveal may come as somewhat of a surprise.

Linda Ferguson, flight attendant, said: “Flight attendants have seen everything from vomit to blood to spilled food hit that carpet.

“We see people walking from their seats into the bathrooms all the time barefoot and we cringe because those floors are full of germs.”

Linda, who worked as a flight attendant for 24 years, added: “Never walk barefoot into the bathroom or the galley area because sometimes we drop glasses and there could be sharp glass there, too.”

Some safe words of advice for those who like to remove their shoes for the journey.

While she is not suggesting this should not happen, passengers should perhaps be aware to slip them back on before going for a stroll to release their legs, or trip to the on-board bathroom.

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