A flight attendant has taken to TikTok to share her advice on what people travelling should steer clear from when they're onboard a plane:
Kat Kamalani posted a video explaining that she recommends people avoid consuming water because the tanks 'are never cleaned' and they are 'disgusting'. Nice.
She explained to her 450,000 followers: "So talk to a flight attendant, we rarely, rarely drink the coffee or tea, they come from the same water tank and so when you're drinking that coffee and tea it comes from that hot water and it's absolutely disgusting."
Pointing to the machines, she went on: "They are rarely cleaned unless they are broken. These guys [part of the machine] are taken out and cleaned in between flights but the whole machine is never cleaned."
She also pointed out that, as well as allegedly not being cleaned - the machines are also next to the toilets.
When it comes to parents travelling with young children that need hot water for bottles, Kat went on: "Pro tip for all you parents - never ask for hot water and put it in your baby's bottle.
"Ask for a bottle water on the side and hot water in the cup then make your baby a bottle with the bottled water and put it in the cup [of hot water] and heat it up."
The video has been viewed more than 1.6 million times with over 158,000 likes and 1,500 comments. People shared their horror with one writing: "You guys should clean them. Seriously that's messed up."
Another added: "I'm a flight attendant and I drink the tea and coffee still but I know I shouldn't cause of this. Sometimes I just can't help it."
A third said: "I always drink tea and coffee... maybe that explains why I always get sick after a flight."
Someone else agreed with Kat, writing: "Truth! As a former FA [flight attendant], I can attest, that this is 100% spot on!"
A fellow flight attendant commented to defend the cleaning procedures, saying: "I've been a flight attendant for 23 years, our airline routinely flushes and cleans the tanks. I don't drink coffee but most my coworkers do."
Another said: "In my airline water tanks are monitored and disinfected regularly. Also, the steel pots from coffee makers are changed after every flight by catering."