An Emirates airline stewardess was inadvertently caught on video pouring unused Champagne back in the bottle, sparking an investigation by the airline.
Russian business class passenger Yevgeny Kayumov filmed the moment it happened on the flight to Dubai. He posted it to Instagram with the caption: “I accidentally filmed this video, and didn’t even notice this moment at the time, pouring unfinished champagne back into the bottle.”
Mr. Kayumov also tagged the airline in his post, asking: “Is that normal practice Emirates?”
Watch the video here:
Video Source: Ruptly.
Responses from his followers were divided between complaints he might have cost the crew member her job, to one who said there was “nothing wrong” with putting the bubbly back in the bottle.
“She should be commended for not being careless,” went on the comment.
“Someone else could have simply thrown the excess in the sink – which is a total waste.
“Maybe it could have been more elegant if this action is done in the galley instead of the open bar,” one user replied to his post.
“But good for her and good for @emirates to have a responsible crew like this lady,” it continued.
Users on Reddit defended the flight attendant’s actions, saying that she was securing the liquid in a container before disposing of it after take-off. Flight attendants aren’t allowed to dispose of the liquid while on the tarmac, they said.
Emirates did not see it this way however, responding to the incident.