A passenger on an Emirates flight to Dubai filmed a flight attendant pouring unfinished Champagne from glasses back into the bottle.
The video has gone viral on Reddit, and people are offering possible explanations for the incident.
The airline says that they are investigating it.
A passenger on a recent Emirates flight to Dubai accidentally caught a controversial moment on camera while filming the inside of his plane.
Yevgeny Kayumov was flying to Dubai on an A380 plane when he filmed the video in Business Class, according to The Daily Mail. After noticing the flight attendant pouring flutes of Champagne back into the bottle in the background of the video, he posted it on Instagram and tagged Emirates, asking if this was a “normal practice.”
A debate has since ensued on the internet about why the Champagne was being poured back into the bottle. Many people have been using a Reddit thread to share their theories, as well as criticize or praise the airline.
One Reddit user offered a theory that could clear up the controversy. “As an airline employee… there is no way they are taking it for themselves or saving it for later (against health codes, employee rules…). She is almost certainly pouring the leftovers back into one container and then will go to the lavatory and pour it all down the sink at once,” they said.
Other users claiming to have experience in the airline industry wrote that the flight attendant was most likely consolidating liquids to avoid having wet trash on the plane.
According to the Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the airline told Moskva City News that “actions recorded on this video do not comply with our quality standards. We are currently investigating the incident.”