in #CASE you missed it… Never Drink The Water On A Plane
While it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re in an airplane, travelers may want to think twice when choosing a drink from the beverage cart, especially if it involves anything with water. A new report reveals just how bad the water is on airplanes, and you may be a little grossed out after hearing the truth.
The 2019 Airline Water Study ranks the quality of airline water on a score of zero to five, basing their Water Health Score on 10 criteria including fleet size, ADWR violations, positive E. coli and coliform water sample report and more, with a score of three or better indicating the water is relatively safe and clean.
Overall, Alaska Airlines and Allegiant topped the list for the best quality drinking water, with a score of 3-point-3, with Hawaiian airlines in second with a 3-point-1. On the flipside, you may want to avoid water on both JetBlue and Spirit, which both scored only a one.
Airline Water Quality Rating
Alaska Airlines: 3.3
Allegiant Air: 3.3
Hawaiian Airlines: 3.1
Frontier Airlines: 2.6
Southwest Airlines: 2.4
Delta Air Lines: 1.6
American Airlines: 1.5
United Airlines: 1.2
Spirit Airlines: 1
So, what should travelers do to protect themselves from the water while flying? Well, the steps they should take are simple:
Don’t ever drink water on a plane if it doesn’t come from a sealed bottle.
Skip the coffee and tea aboard since it isn’t made with bottled water.
And don’t wash your hands in the bathroom, bring hand sanitizer with you instead.
Were you aware that plane water was so gross?