Recently, a video leaked showing an Emirates flight attendant pouring a glass of champagne back into the bottle. The video has caused an uproar after it was posted online.
The footage was recorded by Russian passenger Yevgeny Kaymov who unknowingly filmed the incident on a business class flight to Dubai.
He posted the video to his Instagram account, tagging the airline in his caption. Kaymov wrote: “I accidentally filmed this video, and didn’t even notice this moment at the time, pouring tunfinished champagne back into the bottle.”
The film appears to show a tray of untouched glasses of champagne. The carrier offers the sparkling wine to first and business class passengers after they board the aircraft.
But although the video has cause a firestorm on social media, not everyone thinks the flight attendant is in the wrong. On a Reddit thread about the video, which has over 3,000 comments a contributor said: “I’m a flight attendant – 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 in the bottle so they can then pour it out at cruising instead of dumping it all in the trash can making it all soggy.”