Emirates Flight Attendant Filmed Pouring Champagne Back Into the Bottle

Jul 13, 2017

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Update 7/13/2017 1:30pm: An Emirates spokesperson responded to the incident, saying:

“Emirates strives to consistently deliver the highest quality products and customer service. What the video depicts is not in line with our service standards. We are investigating the matter.”


Emirates is known as one of premier carriers of the world. From its first-class product to business class, the experience with the Dubai-based carrier is one of the best you’ll find in the sky. But, new video that’s surfaced from the business-class cabin on the upper deck of an A380 is raising some eyebrows.

A passenger filmed his seat in the cabin to post on Instagram. In his sweeping video of the cabin, he happened to catch a flight attendant pouring Champagne back into the bottle. You can watch the video below:


Now, it should be said that it’s likely that the Champagne from the glass had not actually been served to a passenger. Instead, it could have been leftover from the tray that flight attendants walk around the cabin with to serve passengers prior to departure. In that case, the flight attendant was probably just trying to be less wasteful. However, if the Champagne had actually been served to a passenger, it’s totally unsanitary for the FA to pour the remnants back into the bottle.

We reached out to Emirates for a comment but have not yet heard back.

Of course, there’s the argument that for a premium passenger on Emirates, you would expect the freshest food and beverage. On the other hand, there’s something almost admirable about the flight attendant trying to be less wasteful.

What do you think about this? Was the flight attendant in the wrong for pouring Champagne back into the bottle?

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