Tea lawsuit against Southwest Airlines echoes renowned hot coffee case

Dec 9, 2012 Full story: Detroit Free Press 11

For Day 6 of our Ho Ho Holiday Giveaway, "ayyyyyyy matey" is what what you'll be hearing if you win... So you're keeping a list and checking it twice -- that's why we're going to help you and suggest... A woman who spilled hot tea on herself aboard a Southwest Airlines flight is seeking $800,000 in damages.

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Angry White United Pilot

Orlando, FL

#1 Dec 9, 2012
Another dirty negro filing another lawsuit, in an effort to win the negro lottery. If southworst would stop carrying the negros around in their airplanes, this won't happen with good old white folks.
blast off

Annapolis, MD

#2 Dec 9, 2012
Nah...ya senile old gas bag. it was an old lady ~ and the dopey flight attendant gave her hot water (1 uncovered cup) and a second cup with a tea bag..and of course ~~ cheap flying double wide SW- has no tray tables in the 1st row.

the old gal -with shakey hands-got 2nd degree burned (red/blistered)~heck even McDonald's puts lids on their hot drinks.
Ramprat

Lodi, CA

#3 Dec 10, 2012
blast off wrote:
Nah...ya senile old gas bag. it was an old lady ~ and the dopey flight attendant gave her hot water (1 uncovered cup) and a second cup with a tea bag..and of course ~~ cheap flying double wide SW- has no tray tables in the 1st row.
the old gal -with shakey hands-got 2nd degree burned (red/blistered)~heck even McDonald's puts lids on their hot drinks.
Just another GOOD reason to NEVER drink anything that comes out of those filthy water tanks on any aircraft. The water that's put into the tanks on a aircraft comes out of a large 'garden hose' tht sets rolled up till an employee puts it into the tank. The employee may have just emptied the lavs and with conitions at the airlines these days never went and washed his or her hands before connecting the hose. The water may have been in that hose all day before it was put into the tank. just like your garden hose at home you would never drink that foul tasting water or even wash your hands with it. That water goes through a 50 foot hose that's been setting out in the hot sun all day. When you order a cup of coffee or tea you get the water that's been in that tank for days. Full of bacteria and whatever. You'd be better off drinking the 'blue juice' in the toilet. Bacteria sticks to the sides of the tank. NEVER drink the water on any plane. Dr. Ramprat
blast off

Annapolis, MD

#4 Dec 11, 2012
you are sooooooooooo right. And I really love the pit where the lav trucks dump that disgusting blue juice.....yick. Disgusting. if only the public knew.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#5 Dec 12, 2012
One of my favorite flying jokes.......

"A Captain's doing his exterior preflight inspection. As he watches the Lav truck servicing the aircraft the hose unexpectedly disconnects and "the blue water" sprays all over the lav truck guy. The Capt asks: Why do you do this job, that looks horrible?"

Lav truck guy: "What? And leave Aviation???"
exmidex

Bainbridge Island, WA

#6 Dec 20, 2012
Despite the myths, potable water on aircraft is, in fact, potable. And even if something were living in it, the water is boiled prior to being dispensed.

Regarding the McDonald's coffee lawsuit, that case, I believe, hinged on McDonald's intentionally heating the water beyond its boiling point (under pressure) to extract more coffee from the grounds, without notifying the customer of the greatly increased danger of severe burns. They were, in effect, selling an unsafe product, one that was not fit for human consumption, with no forethought given to the consequences of a customer drinking water hotter than he or she would ever encounter in nature. I don't see how that applies to the case described above.
blast off

Annapolis, MD

#7 Dec 21, 2012
exmidex wrote:
Despite the myths, potable water on aircraft is, in fact, potable. And even if something were living in it, the water is boiled prior to being dispensed.
Regarding the McDonald's coffee lawsuit, that case, I believe, hinged on McDonald's intentionally heating the water beyond its boiling point (under pressure) to extract more coffee from the grounds, without notifying the customer of the greatly increased danger of severe burns. They were, in effect, selling an unsafe product, one that was not fit for human consumption, with no forethought given to the consequences of a customer drinking water hotter than he or she would ever encounter in nature. I don't see how that applies to the case described above.
For YEARS---we served putrid digusting e-coli ridden gag tap water from the aircraft..the SAME water that is now BANNED from human consumption. Sorry ...do NOT believe your hype. yuck....
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#8 Dec 22, 2012
blast off wrote:
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For YEARS---we served putrid digusting e-coli ridden gag tap water from the aircraft..the SAME water that is now BANNED from human consumption. Sorry ...do NOT believe your hype. yuck....
I have flown with several airlines for 37 years. I have never gotten sick from drinking the water or the coffee made from it. The only problem in my experience is that the water is so chlorinated that it makes the coffee taste bad. You seem to have developed some paranoid psychosis related to potable water. Probably from watching some big TV investigative report. I have flight attendants who for similar reasons find bed bugs in EVERY bed, suspicious white powder on every counter (usually
splenda) and haunted rooms in every hotel. I think this is just a plot by the bottled water companies who sell a commodity that is almost free to people who have been conned into believing that drinking tap water will kill them. It's a waste of money as well as plastic which never decomposes and litters our parks rivers and harbors.
exmidex

Bainbridge Island, WA

#9 Dec 23, 2012
blast off wrote:
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For YEARS---we served putrid digusting e-coli ridden gag tap water from the aircraft..the SAME water that is now BANNED from human consumption. Sorry ...do NOT believe your hype. yuck....
How many times have you had e. coli?
OldCapt

Denver, CO

#10 Dec 24, 2012
Once I had BROC-coli. It was awful! I switched to Asparagus.
Angry White United Pilot

United States

#11 Jan 1, 2013
exmidex wrote:
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How many times have you had e. coli?
That must be from the negro airline of America. Ripe for the negro passengers, who are use to tainted water from the getto's and the lowest depths of Africa.

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